Geography Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer


The Geography Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer, also called the Geography AA-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor's degrees in geography. Ed Code Section 66746-66749 states students earning the Geography AA-T degree will be granted priority for admission as a Geography major to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies. This degree requires students complete 60 CSU transferable units, including completion of CSU GE or IGETC and 19 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Title 5 requires that students earn a grade of C or better in all major coursework. There are no additional graduation requirements.

This degree is designed to provide students with an introduction to both physical and human areas of geographic studies. It provides students the background knowledge needed by undergraduate geography majors for university transfer and coursework. This degree is excellent preparation for careers in international fields, law, science, environmental work and cultural diversity programs. The geographic perspective provides lifelong tools for interpreting the world's complex systems and world events. The program requires a total of 19 - 20 units: 7 units in core required courses, and 12 - 13 units in restricted elective courses.

Core Courses (7 units):
GEOG 102 F Physical Geography3
or GEOG 102HF Honors Physical Geography
GEOG 102LF Physical Geography Laboratory1
GEOG 160 FCultural Geography3
List A - Select 6 units from the following:6
Global Geography3
Honors Global Geography3
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (formerly GEOG 281AF)3
List B - Select 6-7 units from the following:6-7
Global Environmental Problems (OR any course not selected from above from List A)3
Physical Anthropology3-4
Honors Physical Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Honors Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Archaeology
Principles of Economics-Micro
Honors Principles of Economics-Micro
Principles of Economics-Macro
Honors Principles of Economics-Macro
American Government
Honors American Government
Introduction to International Relations
Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science
Honors Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Total Units19-20

Outcome 1: Identify, evaluate and critique human-­environmental processes of globalization from a geo-spatial perspective.

Outcome 2: Define, describe and evaluate the uneven and unequal geographical outcomes of society and nature interrelationships.

Outcome 3: Describe, interpret and evaluate movement, migration and cultural traits related to the social construction of human/cultural landscapes.

Outcome 4: Apply the fundamental concepts of the scientific method and explain the basic components and interrelationships of earth’s physical systems of the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere.