Geography

Have you ever poured over a map only to look up and see that a couple hours had passed? Or lost yourself in a fascinating documentary about an ancient tribe’s struggle to cope with the encroaching modern world on some island halfway around the globe? Then perhaps, an associate’s degree in geography is right up your alley.

Physical Geography is the study of the land. Geography has a history of being about place names. Come dispel this myth in Physical Geography. In this class we explore the Physical landscape of Earth. From it's fiery origins through earthquakes and massive volcanoes to the atmosphere and weather conditions. We also look at the processes which have shaped the earth throughout its' history to the way we see it today.

Cultural Geography also known as human geography, covers a wide swath of human interaction with the land. Cultural geography includes language, religion, medicine, cities, economics, entertainment, and much more. The demographic transition model seeks to explain the transformation of countries from having high birth and death rates to low birth and death rates. In developed countries this transition began in the eighteenth century and continues today. Less developed countries began the transition later and are still in the midst of earlier stages of the model.