Students will take a selection of core courses and advanced courses in geography that involve both theoretical and conceptual studies in human and physical geography, elaborated through applied, empirical case studies relating to the Caribbean region and to broader global environmental and developmental issues. The courses will include practical, analytical and field work methods and techniques. Students can select the Introduction to GIS course if they feel that such skills will enhance their employment prospects.
A Minor in Geography will expose students in related disciplines to an appreciation of human and environmental interactions from a spatial perspective. Geography is an interdisciplinary subject that straddles the sciences, social sciences and humanities, so that students reading for a Minor will be able to dovetail relevant subject areas within geography to related science, social science or humanities disciplines.
In recent years there has been a significant demand from FPAS students for subject Minors to complement their chosen Majors. Students feel their employment prospects are enhanced by demonstrating they have achieved a certain level of competence in another subject. Part of the rationale for the Geography Minor thus is to respond to student demand, to help equip students for employment in the 21st century, as mandated in the UWI Strategic Plan.
Thus the Minor will allow students from FHE and FSS combine Geography with Majors such as History, Languages, Economics, Sociology, Government and International Relations with a structured programme.
Prerequisite - CSEC Geography (or equivalent)
Faculty of Pure & Applied Sciences:
12 credits from Level I Geography, plus 12 credits from one other FPAS subject
Faculty of Humanities & Education and Faculty of Social Sciences:
A minimum of 6 credits from Level I courses in Geography
GEOG1131 Human Geography 1 Population, migration and Human Settlement
GEOG1231 Earth Environments 1 Geomorphology and Soils
GEOG1132 Human Geography 2 World Economy, Agriculture and Food
GEOG1232 Earth Environments 2 Climate and the Biosphere
A minimum of 15 credits from Level II & III of which at least 9 credits should be from Level III, subject to course pre-requisities
GEOG 2131 Urban Geographies
GEOG2132 Geographies of Development
GEOG2231 Earth Surface Processes
GEOG2232 Environmental Change
GGEO2233 Water Resources
GGEO2232 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
GEOG3131 Tropical Agriculture & Development
GEOG3132 Tourism Planning & Development
GEOG3333 Urban & Regional Planning
GEOG3331 Geography of the Caribbean
GGEO3231 Karst & Coastal Geomorphology
GGEO3232 Climate Change in the Tropics
GGEO3332 Disaster Management