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Geography (GEO)

Culture, Society and the Mind

Behavioral Sciences Department

GEO 101—Elements of Physical Geography

3 cr.


The study of the origin and distribution of the major physical features on the earth's surface. Topics include an introduction to globes and maps, earth-sun relationships, weather, climate, land forms, soils and natural vegetation.


GEO 101 fulfills the mathematics and natural science requirement for associate degrees not requiring a lab science. It does not fulfill the social science requirement for any degree.

GEO 102—Human Geography

3 cr.


The origin, distribution, differences and ecology of the world's population along with cultural activities are studied. Topics include race, world religions, languages, agricultural and industrial development, and the rise of urban centers as human responses to the physical environment. Fulfills Category C and Category E. (G3A, G6A)