Geography is an integrated discipline that studies the relationships between people, places, societies, and the environments. Mount Holyoke College geography majors and minors learn about the impacts of social, economic, environmental, and political processes that shape spaces and places, the science of earth systems, the human dimensions of global environmental and climate change, and the use of geographic information science (GIS) and remote sensing techniques to represent and analyze data and knowledge at different spatial scales.All courses are designed to contribute in various ways to the College's Learning Goals and the Geography Department's Learning Goals. The requirements are below and please see the Geography chapter of the course catalog for more detailed requirements.
The major requires a minimum of 36 credits. There are three required courses: Geography 105: World Regional Geography; Geography 107: Introduction to the Physical Environment; and Geography 205: Mapping and Spatial Analysis OR Geography 210: GIS for the Social Sciences. Students also need to complete four 200-level thematic and regional courses and two 300-level seminars
The minor requires a minimum of 20 credits, including Geography 105: World Regional Geography, three 200-level thematic and regional courses, and one 300-level course.