Apr 14, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 [Archived Catalog]

Geography - Globalization and Development Minor

Minor code OR4241

College of Arts and Sciences  
Geography Department 
Clippinger Laboratories 122
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1140

Edna Wangui, Chair
Brad Jokisch, contact person

Program Overview

Geographers are interested in the spatial patterns observed on earth. Bridging the natural and social sciences, Geography is the interdisciplinary study of environments and how people interact with the environment. It is important to study geography because many of the world’s problems require understanding the interdependence between human activities and the environment. Geography is therefore a beneficial major for students because its theories and methods provide them with analytical skills relevant to occupations focused on solving social and environmental problems.

The Department of Geography offers eight majors that help students tailor their focus of study.The globalization and development minor provides students with an understanding of contemporary global issues and a framework for key issues in national and international development especially as it relates to developing countries. The minor emphasizes an integrated approach to studying the relationship of global change to individual and community well-being. The minor is open to all undergraduates except those majoring in Geography.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

Available to students who are not majoring in Geography.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

With a minor in globalization and development students are prepared for careers where an understanding of global issues is a leading but not dominant part of their job. These include careers in various non-profit or government positions. Students will also be prepared to work in the private sector or internationally.


Minor Hours Requirement

The minor in globalization and development requires a minimum of 18 hours.

Foundation Courses

Complete one of the following courses:

Regional Geography

Complete one of the following courses:

Core Requirements

Complete one of the following courses: