Geography

Associate of Arts Degree with Designation

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Recommended basic skills standards are

Geography means, from its Greek origin, "to describe the earth." It is the scientific description, analysis, and explanation of spatial variations of the earth, answering questions of location and place. Geography is divided into two major fields: physical and cultural. Physical geography describes all phenomena of land, sea, and air at the surface of the earth. It focuses on processes that influence surface events, involving energy systems and environmental subsystems and materials. Cultural geography is the scientific study of the human-land relationship. It explores how humans impact the land, sea, and air and how they are influenced by the same. A background in geography lends itself to many professional fields including cartography, natural resource conservation, remote sensing and satellite imagery, geology, GIS (Geographic Information Systems), economics, community planning, historic preservation and resource analysis, and meteorology.

Courses marked with an asterisk [*] are not currently offered at PPCC.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

GT-CO1: ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

and

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

 

 

 

OR

 

 

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

(3)

and

 

 

 

GT-CO3: ENG 201

English Composition III: CO3

(3)

Mathematics

Three or four (3-4) credit hours gtPathways Mathematics course (MA1)

MAT 121

College Algebra: MA1

4

or

 

 

MAT 135

Introduction to Statistics: MA1

(3)

Arts and Humanities

Six (6) credit hours gtPathways Arts and Humanities courses (AH1, AH2, AH3)

GT-AH1:

ART 110, ART 111, ART 112, ART 207, DAN 125, MUS 120, MUS 121, MUS 122, MUS 123, MUS 125, THE 105, THE 108, THE 211, THE 212, THE 215

GT-AH2:

HUM 103, HUM 115, HUM 121, HUM 122, HUM 123, LIT 115, LIT 201, LIT 202, LIT 205, LIT 211, LIT 212, LIT 221, LIT 222, LIT 225, LIT 246, LIT 259*, LIT 268

GT-AH3:

PHI 111, PHI 112, PHI 113, PHI 114, PHI 115, PHI 116, PHI 205, PHI 214, PHI 218, PHI 220*

History

Three (3) credit hours gtPathways History course (HI1)

GT-HI1:

HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 121, HIS 122, HIS 203, HIS 205, HIS 207, HIS 208, HIS 215, HIS 218, HIS 225, HIS 235, HIS 236, HIS 243, HIS 244, HIS 245*, HIS 246*, HIS 247, HIS 249, HIS 250, HIS 251, HIS 255, HIS 259, HIS 260

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours gtPathways Social and Behavioral courses (SS1, SS3)

GT-SS1:

AGE 102*, ECO 101*, ECO 201, ECO 202, ECO 211*, ECO 245, POS 105, POS 111, POS 125, POS 205, POS 215, POS 225

GT-SS3:

AGR 260*, ANT 101, ANT 102*, ANT 103, ANT 104, ANT 107, ANT 108*, ANT 201, ANT 215, ANT 225, ANT 250*, COM 220, CRJ 110, ETH 200, JOU 105, PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 205, PSY 217, PSY 226, PSY 227, PSY 231*, PSY 235, PSY 238, PSY 240*, PSY 249, PSY 265, SOC 101, SOC 102, SOC 205, SOC 207, SOC 215, SOC 216, SOC 218, SOC 220, SOC 231, SOC 237, WST 200, WST 225*, WST 240*, WST 249*

Natural and Physical Sciences

Eight (8) credit hours gtPathways Natural and Physical Sciences courses (SC1). No GEO-prefix science courses; GEY 111 Physical Geology: SC1 not recommended.

GT-SC1:

AGY 240, ANT 111, AST 101, AST 102, BIO 104, BIO 105, BIO 111, BIO 112, BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 204, BIO 208*, BIO 220, BIO 221, BIO 224, CHE 101, CHE 102, CHE 105*, CHE 111, CHE 112, ENV 101, GEY 112, GEY 135, MET 150, NRE 251*, PHY 105, PHY 107*, PHY 111, PHY 112, PHY 211, PHY 212, SCI 155, SCI 156

Additional Required Courses

GEO 105

World Regional Geography: SS2

3

GEO 106

Human Geography: SS2

3

GEO 111

Physical Geography-Landforms w/Lab: SC1

4

GEO 112

Physical Geography-Weather & Climate w/Lab: SC1

4

Electives

Thirteen-fourteen (13-14) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list. Maximum of six (6) credit hours may be in GEO or GIS prefix.

Total Credit Hours

60