Geography, AA-T

Humanities and Social Sciences Division
Degree A0356

Geography is a diverse discipline, with foundational coursework in both Earth and Social Sciences. Such foundational courses are augmented by coursework that applies geographic principles to particular world regions and by courses that explore the fundamental human-environment relationship, including coursework in Anthropology, Political Science, Biology and Earth Sciences.

To earn an Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer degree, a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU system that consist of the IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of a minimum of 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.

Program Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Apply geographic principles to particular world regions.
  • Analyze the fundamental human-environment relationship.
  • Evaluate spatial variation in human and physical processes.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

Core Courses
GEOG 1Elements of Physical Geography 3
or GEOG 1H Elements of Physical Geography - Honors
GEOG 1LPhysical Geography Laboratory 1
or GEOG 1LH Physical Geography Laboratory - Honors
GEOG 2Human Geography 3
or GEOG 2H Human Geography - Honors
List A:
GEOG 5World Regional Geography 3
GEOG 30Geography of California 3
or GEOG 30H Geography of California - Honors
GEOG 10Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
List B:
ANTH 5Principles of Cultural Anthropology 3
Total Units for Major19
CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 139-42
Total Units60
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Courses may be double-counted with either CSU-GE or IGETC.

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