Geography GEOE.S.AA

Associate of Arts - 63 - 64 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Geography

What is "Geography"?

Geography is the study of Earth's landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It provides a knowledge of the Earth's physical and human systems and of the interdependency of living things and physical environments. The Associates of Arts Degree in Geography is designed for students who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university and pursue baccalaureate degree programs in geography or related fields. The curriculum fulfills the freshman and sophomore general education requirements for most four-year colleges and universities. In addition, the program offers a one-year certificate in Geographic Information Systems. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer Module in order to graduate.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to geospatial technologies, including: coordinate systems, projections, scale, temporal and spatial relationships, data models, data types, and map reading
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability in accomplishing individual and group goals in a variety of social contexts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think logically and problem solve using analysis, synthesis, and evaluation through the study of the science of place and space
  • Demonstrate the ability to present geographic concepts, approaches, methodologies, and applications in oral, written, cartographic, and other visual forms
  • Identify, characterize, and explain spatial patterns and structures, the interaction between environment and society, and recognize the increasing interdependence of world cultures, environments, and their consequences.

Transferability

Completion of this program guarantees completion of the Ohio Transfer Module (OTM). OTM courses are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Ohio on a course-by-course basis or in total.

Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
BIO 2225 Ecology 4
CIS 2165 Database Management 3
COM 2206 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1201 English Composition II 3
GEO 1101 Human Geography 3
GEO 1102 Physical Geography 4
GEO 1107 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 4
GEO 1209 Introduction to Cartography 4
GEO 2210 Advanced Spatial Analysis 4
GLG 1101 General Geology I 4
GLG 1111 Lab for General Geology I 0
HUM 1135 Environmental Ethics 3
SCC 1101 First Year Experience 1
Language Elective 8
Ohio Transfer Module: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective 3
(MAT 1450 OR MAT 1470) 3 - 4
(GEO 1201 OR GEO 1208) 3
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