ADT in Geography
This curriculum is designed to provide an opportunity for the Geography major to achieve an Associate in Arts Degree in Geography for Transfer (AA-T in Geography) which completes the first and second year requirements for transfer to a four-year public California institution. This program is designed to prepare the student with a fundamental understanding and acquisition of knowledge in the Geography discipline. The curriculum includes courses in Human Geography, Physical Geography/Earth Science, and Earth Technologies, such as Geographic Information Systems, and Global Positioning Systems. While at least a baccalaureate degree is recommended preparation for those considering professional careers, completion of this curriculum will demonstrate commitment to the field and provide comprehensive preparation for further academic study through upper-division course work. This curriculum specifically prepares the prospective transfer student for upper division coursework in Geography or a similar major at a California State University (CSU) campus. Students should consult a counselor, the Transfer Center and the catalog of the transfer college or university to plan a specific program of study to meet the college or university's requirements.
Students receiving this transfer degree must meet the following requirements:
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
ADTs also require that students must earn a "C" (or "P") or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
|GEOG 104||World Regional Geography||3|
|GEOG 118||Physical Geography||3|
|Select six (6) units from the following courses:|
|Introduction to Weather and Climate||3|
|Select six (6) to seven (7) units from the following courses:|
|Introduction to Cultural Anthropology||3|
or ANTH 210H
|Introduction to Cultural Anthropology - Honors|
|Introduction to Global Studies||3|
A.A.-Transfer Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing the Geography A.A.-Transfer Degree will:
- Develop an understanding of geography and connections between humans and their environment.
- Demonstrate the ability to contextualize cultural patterns of development, industry, population, migration, language and ethnicity.
- Identify relationships between natural hazards and geologic structures or climatic patterns of atmospheric circulation.
- Demonstrate skills in spatial thinking, site analysis, mapping, remote sensing tools and the methods/techniques for modern field data collection.
- Demonstrate global awareness, tolerance and respect for alternative cultural perspectives as an approach to resolving climate change as well as major global issues and cultural conflicts.
There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.
To explore more about this major, schedule an appointment with a career counselor.