The four electives must be drawn from at least two of the three following lists (also see note on Negotiable Electives.)
- BIOL 111 – Introduction to Marine Biology
- BIOL 260 – Topics in Biology: Ecological Restoration
- BIOL 331 – Ecology
- BIOL 346 – Aquatic Biology
- CHEM 102 – Introduction to Chemistry of the Environment
- CHEM 260 – Mile High Chemistry: Environmental Chemistry Field Experience
- CHEM 312 – Environmental Chemistry
- EVST 220 – Physical Geography
- EVST 230 – Biodiversity
- EVST 260 – Mapping Animals
- EVST 250/350/450 – Environmental Design Studio I/II/III
- EVST 265 – Sustainable Buildings
- PHYS 211 – Environmental Physics
- PHYS 360 – Topics in Physics and Astronomy*
Culture and Communities
- ENGL 161 – Holocaust Memoirs: Reading, Writing, and Mapping
- GOVT 202 – Applied Data Analysis in the Social Sciences. Fall.
- GOVT 227 – Political Geography. May Term.
- GOVT 265 – Territorial Politics
- HIST 251 – Mapping African History [Contemporary Problems]
- HIST 323 – California
- HIST 327 – Modern African-American History
- HIST 376 – California Indian Seminar. Fall.
- MUS 347 – History of Opera. Fall.
- REL 125 – World Religions*
- REL 208 – Church History: The Politics of Heaven and Hell
- REL 252 – African-American Religion and Spirituality
- REL 308 – Christian Scriptures
- REST 330 – Race in the City
- SOAN 323 – Mapping People Mapping Place
Methods and Representations
- ART 132 – 2D-Informational Design
- ART 252 – Introduction to Graphic Design
- MATH 222 – Calculus IV, Vector Calculus
- MATH 231 – Introduction to Modeling
- MATH 241 – Linear Algebra*
- MATH 251 – College Geometry
- PHYS 232 – General Physics II
- PHYS 332 – Electricity and Magnetism
- *assuming spatial content
Appropriate additional courses from a variety of departments may be counted toward the SPA minor. To be eligible, a course must include significant attention to spatial studies in an explicit, rather than implicit, fashion. Students should discuss the potential of a course counting toward the minor with the instructor as early as possible (ideally, before the course has begun) and negotiate special assignments or projects in consultation with the instructor and the Spatial Studies Advisor Committee. Negotiable courses must be approved by the Advisory Committee for credit toward the minor.
Students will submit a portfolio of course work featuring spatial analysis in the spring semester of their senior year. The portfolio will be evaluated by a committee of three drawn from the Spatial Studies Advisory Committee.