Add breadth and depth to any degree you are pursuing at Truman by adding a minor in geography. Join an engaged community of learners where you can pursue questions that intrigue you about our relationship to the earth.
Satisfy Your Curiosity about How We Relate to the Planet
Do you like to gather all the info you can so you can see the big picture? As a geography minor, you study physical and human phenomena from the perspectives of landscapes, environments, and spatial variations, with an underlying theme of human-environmental interactions.
By studying interactions and connections among institutions, organizations, groups and individuals, as well as ecosystems, plants, animals, the atmosphere and the land, you develop an understanding of how we dwell in the land, and how we can transform our society towards greater sustainability. And at Truman, you’ll make your own connections with other highly-motivated students who are charged up to make a difference in the world.
Extend the Reach of Your Knowledge
At Truman, you can enrich your educational experience through activities outside of class. Learn about and connect with initiatives for sustainability and/or social justice. Select a topic of interest and design your own research project. Or get involved with a professor’s research project. Then present your work at a conference of your peers. You can expand your horizons even further through internship opportunities and study abroad in exciting locations.
Pursue Skills That Launch Careers
As a geography minor, you develop investigative and problem-solving skills that can apply to other major areas of study. It provides ideal preparation for graduate school as well as a variety of careers, in areas such as natural resource management, urban and regional planning, community development, sustainable economic development, public service, cartography, marketing, logistics, and communication.
Senior Sociology major Aaron Albrecht presented, “Armed Drones in the Global War on Terrorism: A Quantitative Analysis of Attitude Change among Truman State University Students,”(mentor: Dr.Elaine McDuff) at the 18th Annual McNair Heartland Research Conference in Kansas City, Mo., on September 19-21. McNair Scholars have conducted independent research, have been mentored by faculty, and plan […]
Elizabeth Ward, Sarah Westfall, and Emma Shirey, senior Sociology majors, presented research projects at the Undergraduate Poster Session at the Midwest Sociological Society annual meeting in Omaha, Neb., April 4. All three students completed their research as part of the two-course methods sequence in Sociology/Anthropology, SOAN 380-Research Design and SOAN 381-Data Analysis. Ward presented “Do […]