Geography Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer
PROGRAM CODE: 2A33078
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 Geography||3|
|or GEOG 102HF||Honors Physical Geography|
|GEOG 102LF||Physical Geography Laboratory||1|
|GEOG 160 F||Cultural Geography||3|
|List A - Select 6 units from the following:||6|
|Honors Global Geography||3|
|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|
or ANTH 101HF
|Honors Physical Anthropology|
or ANTH 102 F
or ANTH 102HF
|Honors Cultural Anthropology|
or ANTH 103 F
|Introduction to Archaeology|
or ECON 101 F
|Principles of Economics-Micro|
or ECON 101HF
|Honors Principles of Economics-Micro|
or ECON 102 F
|Principles of Economics-Macro|
or ECON 102HF
|Honors Principles of Economics-Macro|
or POSC 100 F
or POSC 100HF
|Honors American Government|
or POSC 230 F
|Introduction to International Relations|
or PSY 161 F
|Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science|
or PSY 161HF
|Honors Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science|
or SOSC 120 F
|Introduction to Probability and Statistics|
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.