Degree, Transfer and Certificate Programs
Associate Degree for Transfer-Geography (2016-2017)
The Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer degree prepares students for transfer to California State Universities (CSUs). Students who complete the Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer degree will be ensured preferential transfer status to CSUs as Geography majors and majors in related disciplines. The Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer degree requirements will fulfill the lower division major requirements at many CSUs. Students are advised, however, to meet with a counselor to assess the course requirements for specific local CSUs.
The Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer degree will enable students to develop a strong foundation in spatial thinking and spatial reasoning and will also offer a wide variety of elective courses in Geography and other related fields for students to develop a broad knowledge base of human behavior. In addition, students will develop strong critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills that will prepare them for the requirements of upper division course work.
Program Learning Outcomes
• Interpret spatially distributed data and draw valid conclusions by using maps, graphs and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
• Evaluate core concepts in cultural and physical geography and apply them to contemporary events and issues.
Units required for Major: 90
Associate Degree Requirements:
Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer requires completion of a minimum of 90 units to include:
• CSU General Education Breadth Requirements or the *Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) (49-58 units) (full certification is required)
• Core and support courses (27 units, of which 21 units may satisfy the GE requirement)
• Transferable electives necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement.
NOTE: All courses pertaining to the major must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. In addition, the student must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: Although it is possible to fulfill the requirements for the Associate Degree for Transfer by completing the IGETC for UC pattern, admission to CSU requires completion of an Oral Communication course (IGETC Area 1C; CSU GE Area A-1); therefore, students who plan to transfer to CSU should complete this course as part of their GE or elective units.
AA-T = Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree.
Core Courses: (9 units)
GEOG 1 Physical Geography (5 units)
GEOG 2 Human Geography (4 units)
Support Courses: (18 units)
List A: (8 units)Academic Year: 2016-2017Current status: ApprovedLast update: 2016-04-01 09:48:23
GEOG 10 World Regional Geography (4 units)
GEOG 12 Introduction to Geospatial Technology (4 units)
And 10 units from List B:
ANTH 2A Cultural Anthropology (4 units)
or ANTH 2AH Honors Cultural Anthropology (4 units)
BIOL 10 General Biology: Basic Principles (5 units)
GEOG 5 Introduction to Economic Geography (4 units)
GIST 52 Geospatial Data Acquisition & Management (4 units)
GIST 58 Remote Sensing & Digital Image Processing (3 units)
GIST 59 Cartography, Map Presentation & Design (2 units)
PSYC 7 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (5 units)
or SOC 7 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (5 units)
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