Geography

Associate of Arts Course of Study

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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)

Oral Communication

Three (3) credit hours

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

 

 

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

or

 

 

 

COM 220

Intercultural Communication

(3)

Mathematics

Three (3) credit hours minimum (credit hours over three [3] will be applied to the electives category). Full list of requirements.

Suggested Courses

MAT 135

Introduction to Statistics: MA1

3

Art and Humanities / Social and Behavioral Sciences

Eighteen (18) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

Two guaranteed transfer Arts & Humanities courses from two different areas (AH1, AH2, AH3 or AH4)

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 211, THE 212

GT-AH2:

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 259*, LIT 268

GT-AH3:

PHI 111, PHI 112, PHI 113, PHI 114, PHI 214, PHI 218, PHI 220*

GT-AH4:

FRE 211, FRE 212, GER 211, GER 212, ITA 211, ITA 212, JPN 211, JPN 212, RUS 211, RUS 212, SPA 211, SPA 212

Two guaranteed transfer Social & Behavioral Sciences courses from two different areas (SS1, SS2, or SS3)

GT-SS1:

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

GT-SS2:

GEO 105, GEO 106

GT-SS3:

AGR 260*, ANT 101, ANT 103, ANT 104, ANT 107, ANT 108*, ANT 111, ANT 201, ANT 215, ANT 250*, COM 220, ETH 200, JOU 105, PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 205, PSY 217, PSY 226, PSY 227, PSY 235, PSY 238, PSY 240*, PSY 249, SOC 101, SOC 102, SOC 205, SOC 207, SOC 215, SOC 218, SOC 220, SOC 216, SOC 231, SOC 237, WST 200*, WST 225*, WST 240*

One guaranteed transfer course from History (HI1)

GT-HI1:

HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 201, HIS 202, HIS 205, HIS 207, HIS 208, HIS 215, HIS 225, HIS 236, HIS 243, HIS 244, HIS 245*, HIS 247, HIS 249, HIS 250, HIS 255, HIS 260

One additional course from Arts & Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4, HI1, SS1, SS2, or SS3)

Suggested Courses

GT-SS2

GEO 105

World Regional Geography: SS2

3

GEO 106

Human Geography: SS2

3

GT-SS3

ANT 111

Physical Anthropology: SS3

3

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) credit hours. Two (2) guaranteed transfer courses including at least one (1) lab course (SC1, SC2*). Additional credit hours over seven (7) will be applied to the electives category. Full list of requirements.

Suggested Courses

GEO 111

Physical Geography-Landforms: SC1

4

GEO 112

Physical Geography-Weather & Climate: SC1

4

Electives

Twenty-three (23) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list.

Suggested Courses

GEY 111

Physical Geology with Lab: SC1

4

MET 150

General Meteorology: SC1

4

Total Credit Hours

60