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 283 – Mapping Animals
EVST 250/350/450 – Environmental Design Studio I/II/III
EVST 260 – Sustainable Buildings
PHYS 211 – Environmental Physics
PHYS 360 – Topics in Physics and Astronomy*
Culture and Communities
ENGL 161 – Holocaust Memoirs: Reading, Writing, and Mapping
POLI 202 – Applied Data Analysis in the Social Sciences. Fall.
POLI 227 – Political Geography. May Term.
POLI 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 206 -- The 'Other' Jesus
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 221 -- Calculus III
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.