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  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Pre-Geography, A.A. (General Transfer)


Academic Program Code:  538

Geography is devoted to an exploration of the earth, and geographers examine the natural environments and cultural landscapes that characterize places. In essence, geographers seek to understand “the why of where.” By employing a global perspective, while also possessing and applying knowledge of how people and the environment are linked together, geographers conduct the sound analysis that is critical for solving problems facing both nature and society.

Geographers work in sustainable development, foreign affairs, environmental conservation, natural hazards analysis, water resources policy, global climate change assessment, humanitarian relief, cultural resources management, military intelligence, journalism, historic preservation, urban and regional planning, and many other fields that require a holistic perspective derived from studying the social and natural sciences. Students that graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Geography are ready to embark on rewarding careers, and by declaring this Pre-Major, students are on track to graduate with an Associate of Arts degree from GRCC and transfer to a 4-year college or university to major in Geography.

General Education Courses


Select a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work from the General Education course list.  Course work must be selected as directed in the area below.

English Composition and Communications


All students must take EN 101.

Humanities


Select two (2) Humanities General Education Electives from two (2) different subject areas.  Only one (1) Foreign Language course can be used for the Humanities requirement.

Social Sciences


Select two (2) Social Sciences General Education Electives from two (2) different subject areas.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics


Natural Sciences


Select two (2) Natural Sciences General Education courses from two (2) different subject areas; one (1) must be a lab.

Mathematics


General Education Total Credit Hours


30 (minimum)

Program Elective Courses


Select eighteen (18) credits to be used toward minor, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Elective Credit requirements at the 4 year institution you are transferring to.  If you are seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Foreign Language is often required. Students may wish to take GE 140, GE 281, or GE 296 if the courses can be used in the bachelor’s degree program to which they are intending to transfer.

  • Open Elective - 3 Credit Credit Hours: 3
  • OR

  • Foreign Language Elective - (min. of 4) Credit Hours: 4
  • Open Elective - 3 Credit Credit Hours: 3
  •        OR

  • Foreign Language Elective - (min. of 4) Credit Hours: 4
  • Open Elective - 3 Credit Credit Hours: 3
  •          OR

  • Foreign Language Elective - (min. of 4) Credit Hours: 4
  • Open Elective - 3 Credit Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Elective - 3 Credit Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Elective - 3 Credit Credit Hours: 3
  •  

Total Credit Hours


61