Human Geography

students on Brooklyn Bridge
Human Geography focuses on the study of the processes that shape human interaction with the environment and the spatial distribution of human activity on the Earth's surface. It encompasses human, political, cultural, social, and economic aspects of social sciences. Human geography is methodologically diverse using both qualitative and quantitative methods, including case studies, survey research, statistical analysis, and model building among others. Human geography includes the sub-disciplines of: cultural, economic, health, historical, political, population, urban, and tourism geography (and others).

Students in this option will be equipped for a wide range of jobs in both the public and private sectors. Among these are ecologist, intelligence agent, industrial developer/ planner, international agency representative, international investment analyst, journalist, land developer/planner, land economist, land-use analyst, market analyst, museum education director, real estate agent/broker/appraiser, teacher, travel writer, and zoning investigator.

Required Courses

In addition to the Core Courses, the Human Geography Option consists of the following courses.

ONE of the following:
  • Geography 366
  • Geography 369

TWO of the following:
  • Geography 366*
  • Geography 369*
  • Geography 373
  • Geography 374
NINE credits selected from any of the following:
  • Geography 211
  • Geography 266
  • Geography 300
  • Geography 301
  • Geography 302
  • Geography 325
  • Geography 328
  • Geography 329
  • Geography 365
  • Geography 366*
  • Geography 369*
  • Geography 373*
  • Geography 374*
  • Geography 382*
  • Geography 391
  • Geography 393
  • Geography 395
  • Geography 399
  • Geography 476
  • Geography 479
* Whichever course was not taken in fulfillment of the required course.