MAJOR PROGRAM IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (ARTS)

A Major Program for students interested in Human Geography as an academic discipline. This Program equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to understand contemporary social science thought in the context of the communities, societies, and economies formed by human populations, and the ways in which location, landscape, and spatial context shape (and are shaped by) social structures, functioning, and behaviour.

Guidelines for 1st year course selection Students intending to complete the Major Program in Human Geography are required to take two of GGRA02H3, GGRA03H3 or GGRA35H3. Enrollment in GGRA35H3 is limited and restricted to first year students. Students are also encouraged to take GGRA30H3 in their first year as a methods course.

Guidelines for Major Program completion: Courses in the Major Program in Human Geography are divided into three main subdisciplinary areas of focus: Urban Geography, Social/Cultural Geography and Environmental Geography. Major students are encouraged to focus on two areas of focus after second year.

Program Requirements
The Major Program in Human Geography requires a total of 7.0 full credits as follows:

1. Foundations of Human Geography (1.0 credit from the following):
GGRA02H3 The Geography of Global Processes
GGRA03H3 Cities and Environments
GGRA35H3 The Great Scarborough Mashup: People, Place, Community, Experience

2. Theory and Concepts in Human Geography (2.0 credits):
GGRB02H3 The Logic of Geographical Thought
and
1.5 credits from the following:
GGRB05H3 Urban Geography
GGRB13H3 Social Geography
GGRB21H3 Political Ecology: Nature, Society and Environmental Change
GGRB28H3 Geographies of Disease
GGRB55H3 Cultural Geography

3. Methods (1.0 credit from the following):
GGRA30H3 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Empirical Reasoning
GGRB03H3 Writing Geography
GGRB30H3 Fundamentals of GIS I
GGRB32H3 Fundamentals of GIS II
GGRC31H3 Qualitative Geographical Methods: Place and Ethnography
STAB23H3 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences

4. Applications (2.5 credits):
2.5 credits at the C- and/or D-level in GGR courses

5. Advanced Applications (0.5 credit):
0.5 credit at the D-level in GGR courses