Geography

Program Purpose:

Students who complete Geography courses will examine the spatial organization of physical features and human activities at a variety of spatial scales from local to global.  Students will be able to locate features on the surface of the earth, explain why they are located where they are, and describe how places are similar and/or different.  Students will also examine human interactions with the environment and describe how physical and cultural landscapes change through time.  Students completing physical geography courses will be able to describe the processes that drive earth's climate, create landforms, and govern the distribution of plants and animals.  Students completing human geography will analyze and describe cultural phenomenon such as population, development, agriculture, language, and religion.


Degree in Geography:

Students completing the Associate of Science Degree in Geography will be able to:

  • Examine the spatial organization of physical features and phenomena and human activities at a variety of spatial scales from local to global.
  • Locate features on the surface of the earth, explain why they are located where they are, and describe how places are similar and/or different.
  • Examine human interactions with the environment and describe how physical and cultural landscapes change through time.
  • Describe the processes that drive the earth's climate, create landforms, and govern the distribution of plants and animals.

Geography Program of Study

Outcomes Assessment Results