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Human-Environment Geography


 

Any cadet who wants to THINK BIG should consider this major.  In DP PAM 600-3 (Officer Personnel Management), geography is listed as one of the degrees you must have to be an Army Strategist.  If you wait until you're a senior officer to learn how to think strategically, it's too late. 

Key Points about a Human-Environment Geography major:

  • This major is a blend of natural science and social sciences courses, so you will get a broad eduction that will allow you to look at the world from different perspectives. 
  • You will have a flexibility to choose an emphasis on the physical landscape or the human landscape.  We emphasize the interaction between humans and their environment. 
  • You'll also take a regional geography courses to learn about the cultures of other regions of the world. 
  • We have an honors sequence for cadets with high GPAs or who want to do their own geographic research.
  • Human-Enviornment Geography is the best major for any cadet interested in how humans modify the enviornment, and how the environment affects humans.  How do we shape our environment to fit our needs?  How are our everyday lives shaped by the seemingly-mundane pressures of the enivornment?  This major is perfect for anyone seeking to understand the synthesis between humanity and nature.
  • You will learn to think as a geographer, able to understand how the human physical worlds are the result of many different factors.  Not all of these factors are obviously related, unless you're smart enough to know how to look.  Are you?
  • This major prepares you well for any Army career---as an officer, you must be able to place many facts into a cohesive understanding of your environment, and act on them decisively. 
  • Geographers hold key positions in governmental agencies from the EPA to the National Parks Service and National Intelligence Agency, renewable energy corporations, conservation organizations, and even the top tier of global politics. 

Courses

Complete the 24-course core curriculum

Complete any 3-course core engineering sequence
 
Complete one of the following courses:
CY305 Cyber Foundations
CY355 Cyber Foundations - Computing
 
Foundation Courses
Complete the following courses below:
EV303 Foundations in Geography
EV365 Geography of Global Cultures
EV367 Geography Research Methods
EV398 Geographic Information Systems
EV486 Environment and Development
 
Regional Geography
Complete one of the seven Regional Geography courses listed below:
EV371 Geography of Russia
EV372 Geography of Asia
EV373 Geography of Latin America
EV375 Geography of Africa
EV376 Geography of the Middle East
EV384 Geography of North America
EV386 Geography of Europe
 
Physical Geography Electives
Complete one of the five courses listed below:
EV387 Meteorology
EV388a Physical Geology
EV388b Geomorphology
EV389b Climatology
EV391b Natural Hazards and Risk
 
Geography Tools and Landscape Analysis
Complete one of the three courses listed below:
EV390b Urban Geography
EV391a Principles of Land Use Planning and Management
EV483 Colloquium in Geography
 
Geography Electives
Complete one of the courses listed below:
EV371 Geography of Russia
EV372 Geography of Asia
EV373 Geography of Latin America
EV375 Geography of Africa
EV376 Geography of the Middle East
EV377 Remote Sensing
EV378 Cartography
EV379 Photogrammetry
EV380 Principles of Surveying
EV384 Geography of North America
EV386 Geography of Europe
EV387 Meteorology
EV388a Natural Hazards and Risk
EV388b Geomorphology
EV389b Climatology
EV390b Urban Geography
EV391b Natural Hazards and Risk
EV477 Advanced Remote Sensing
EV478 Geospatial Military Operations
EV485 Special Topics in Geography & the Environment
EV486 Environment and Development
EV489b Advanced Individual Study in Geography
EV498 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
 
Complementary Support Courses
Select three of the five Focus Areas, and select one course from each selected focus area: (link to redbook)
Physical Science
Regional
Philosophy/Sociology
Global
Math/Economics
 
Integrative Experience
Complete the following course:
EV482 Military Geography