Geography is the study of human-environmental interactions. Geographers analyze the natural environmental processes on earth and the social, cultural, political, and economic interactions across space. Three perspectives in geography form the basis of study: social theoretical, humanistic, and spatial modeling. Using these diverse approaches, geographers study human-environmental interactions, as well as human-to-human and human-to-non-human species. The field contributes to the contemporary issues of environmental justice, sustainability, and global climate change.
Geography is offered as a minor field of study at Sul Ross State University. Students must complete at least 19 semester credit hours of geography courses, including Geography 1302 and 2302 plus Geography 3401/Geology 3401.
An academic concentration in the geography minor may be developed by taking, in addition to the required core, Geography 3301, Geography 3412/Geology 3412 and an additional three semester credit hours in geography.
A technical concentration may be developed by taking, in addition to the core, nine additional semester credit hours to include Geology 2407, Geography 3412/Geology 3412 and an additional three semester credit hours of Geography or Geology as recommended by the advisor.