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Geography emphasizes spatial relationships, locations, and distributions. Geographers address the questions of “where” and “why” by examining the location of people and activities across the earth’s surface, and the reasons for their distribution. Geographers study spatial variations in the way people interact with one another and their environments. In short, geography is an exciting discipline that has great relevance and application to our everyday lives.

Geography courses encourage student participation and address topics such as population patterns, the spatial distribution of culture, resource use, pollution, urbanization, perception of place, the environment, and human alteration of the physical landscape. Discussion of current events from a geographic perspective enhances students'' understanding of complex local, national, and global issues.

Geography courses at the 100 level or above fulfills the graduation requirement for Associate in Arts degree, Social Sciences.

Geography courses may be taken in any order, fulfills social science credits, and are fully transferable to four-year institutions.

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