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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.29 Geography 4.29.3 BA Honours Geography
4.29.3 BA Honours Geography

A. FACULTY OF ARTS REQUIREMENTS

Students must adhere to the applicable Faculty of Arts requirements in 3.4 Graduation.

B. MAJOR-FIELD WITH HONOURS REQUIREMENTS

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 60 units (10.0 full-course equivalents) and a maximum of 72 units (12.0 full-course equivalents) in the Field of Geography while fulfilling the following requirements:

1. Introduction:

2. Physical Geography: 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) from Geography 305, 307, 313.

3. Human Geography: 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) from Geography 321, 341, 351, 361, 365, 367.

4. Analytic Methods: 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) Geography 339.

5. Field Studies: 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) Geography 391.

6. Regional Geography and/or Overseas Field Studies: 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) from Geography 371, 377, 381, 392, 393, 394, 395, 397, 593. Geography 381 is strongly recommended.

7. Honours Paper: 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) Geography 598.

8. Upper-Level Courses: An additional 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) in Geography at the 400 or 500 level, including at least 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) selected from "Human Geography” (List A). The remaining courses should preferably be selected from “Human Geography” (List A) and “Other Geography Courses” (List C). (See the Field of Geography.)

9. Geography Options: An additional 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) from the Field of Geography with at least 0.5 full-course equivalent in “Other Geography Courses” (List C).

10. Human Geography Emphasis: At least 36 units (6.0 full-course equivalents) (inclusive of all courses used to fulfill requirements 1-9 above) from “Human Geography” (List A) and “Other Geography Courses” (List C).

C. OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Academic Writing Requirement: 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) from Communication and Media Studies 363, 369 and Science 311.

D. DEGREE OPTIONS

The BA Honours in Geography can be taken with Co-operative Education. See section 3.4.4 Co-operative Education Programs for information and requirements.

Notes:

  • Students should consult with the Geography Undergraduate Co-ordinator or advisors concerning their selection of 400- and 500-level courses.
  • It is strongly recommended that students take Geography 391 at the beginning of the second year.
  • Students planning to pursue graduate studies in Geography are advised to take Geography 439.