Geography - Associate in Arts for Transfer
The Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer (AA-T) degree meets the lower division course requirements necessary for the California State University (CSU) system. The Geography program includes courses focused on the subject matter knowledge and competence needed to study and interpret global issues and challenges. In pursuing the Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer degree, students majoring in geography develop critical thinking, problem solving, and written and verbal communication skills. As geography majors, students have learning opportunities that are relevant to many types of careers in education, business and governmental agencies. The current need global awareness and knowledge of the earth’s diversity and the use of spatial technologies make geography a relevant and useful field of study.
The Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer degree will be awarded upon completion of coursework totaling 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University General Education (CSU GE) requirements with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
To be awarded the Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer degree, students must:
(1) Complete 60 semester units or 90 quarter units which are eligible for transfer to the California State University (CSU) system, including both of the following:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
(2) Obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADTs) also require that students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Utilize the basic concepts in physical geography in the analysis of real-world patterns in the environment.
- Interpret information about spatial features and relationships through maps
- Explain and describe the origins, diversity and distribution of cultures with attention to language, religion, and political and economic patterns.
A.A.-T Major Requirements
|GEOG 010||Introduction to Physical Geography||3|
|GEOG 011||Introduction to Cultural Geography||3|
|GEOG 012||World Regions in Global Context||3|
|METEO 010||Weather and Climate||3|
|Select 2 courses|
|ANTH 062||Introduction to Physical Anthropology||3|
|ANTH 063||Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology||3|
|MATH 063||Elementary Statistics||3|
|GEOL 010||Physical Geology||3|
|GEOL 010L||Physical Geology Laboratory||1|
Consult with a counselor to determine which courses are applicable within the major at the CSU you are planning to transfer to.
|CSU GE or IGETC||37 - 39|
|Transferable electives (if necessary to reach 60)||12-14|