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Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2020-2021 
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Geography, Geography and International Development Concentration, BA

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The Geography and International Development concentration offers a balanced view of political, economic, social and cultural connections. Policy and geographic advantages and disadvantages impact citizens’ economic well-being and quality of life. In its broadest scope, development includes advances in social justice (such as women’s and minority rights, education and access to healthcare), and in economic progress (such as equitable distribution of income, access to employment opportunities and improvements to infrastructure). The degree offers exceptional preparation in the human-environmental framework of geography toward a critical worldview for anyone considering a career in globally-connected non-profit groups, non-governmental organization, or US or foreign government agencies or businesses effecting change on local, regional and national development problems.


Learning Outcomes   

Course Requirements

Required geography and international development course (3 credits)

Human geography electives (6 credits)

Complete two courses, selected from the following:

Geography and environment elective (3 credits)

Complete one course, selected from the following:

High impact practices in geography elective (3 credits)

Complete one course, selected from the following:

Global language elective (0-9 credits)

Students are required to demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English at the intermediate level. This requirement may be met with the completion of a course at the intermediate level or through a waiver based on showing intermediate proficiency of any language other than English. The languages currently offered at BSU at the intermediate level are:

Total minimum credits: 41

Core Curriculum Requirements

A minimum of 120 earned credit hours is required for graduation. These earned hours include the Core Curriculum Requirements as specified in the Core Curriculum section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum website, www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see the Undergraduate Academic Policies and Procedures section of this catalog.

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