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 our understanding of complex local, national, and global issues.
Geography courses at the 100 level or above fulfill Degree-Specific Requirements for Associate in Arts degrees.