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Geography

Associate in Arts

Geography by its very nature deals with location. Geography is a field that focuses on the earth’s surface and all of the features on it and their relationship to each other. Why do groups of people settle where they do? How does their settlement location choice effect their cultural characteristics? Where are the products and resources that you use produced and how do they get to a market? How can we follow the location of human activities through mapping? These are all questions that you may investigate with the study of Geography. New technologies are advancing this field with computer applications in the areas of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS).

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Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 62 / 65
  • Contact Hours: 64 / 70

Recommended Math Pathway: MATH-130

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102

Degree Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Contact Hours
Year One
Fall
ENGL-101English Composition I 33
GEOG-142World Regional Geography 44
PHIL-295Ethics 33
MATH-130College Algebra 44
Total 1414
Winter
ENGL-102English Composition II 33
GEOG-141Physical Geography 44
GEOG-145Economic Geography 33
COMI-160Intro to Computer Information Systems 33
Total 1313
Spring / Summer
Choose one of the following:
BIOL-120*
  and
BIOL-121
Introduction to Environmental Science
  and
Environmental Science Laboratory
2

2
2

4
BIOL-111*
  and
BIOL-111L
Fundamentals of Biology
  and
Fundamentals of Biology Lab
4

0
3

3
PHSC-192*
  and
PHSC-192L
Earth Systems
  and
Earth Systems Lab
4

0
3

2
Total 41
Year Two
Fall
GEOG-143
  or
GEOG-251
Intro to Geographic Information Systems
  or
Crime Mapping
4

3
4

3
GEOL-151*
  and
GEOL-151L
Physical Geology
  and
Physical Geology Lab
4

0
3

2
Choose one of the following:
SOCY-191Introductory Sociology 33
PSCN-170Introduction to American Government 33
HIST-155United States: 1877-Present 33
Choose one of the following:
ARBC-111Beginning Standard Arabic I 44
CHI.-111Chinese 44
FREN-151Elementary French I 44
GERM-111Elementary German 44
JAPA-111Beginning Japanese I 44
RUSN-111Beginning Russian I 44
SPAN-181Elementary Spanish I 44
Total 15/161
Winter
GEOG-245Advanced Geographic Information Systems 44
ECON-125Personal Money Management 44
Choose one of the following:
PSCN-173State and Local Government 33
PSCN-177Introduction to Public Administration 33
SOCY-296Urban Sociology 33
HIST-260History of Michigan 33
HIST-152World History:1500 to Present 44
ECON-221Principles of Economics 44
FILM-181Introduction to Flim 33
ART.-110Art Appreciation 33
Choose one of the following:
ARBC-112Beginning Standard Arabic II 44
CHI.-112Chinese 112 44
FREN-152Elementary French II 44
GERM-112Beginning German 44
JAPA-112Beginning Japanese II 44
RUSN-112Beginning Russian II 44
SPAN-182Elementary Spanish II 44
Total 15 / 1615 / 16
Notes
*Spring or Summer
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