Degree Type: Associate of Arts Degree, AA
Pathway: Science, Engineering and Math
More Options: Classroom Based, Remote Real-Time, Online
Program Length: 4 Semesters
Location: Centennial, Rampart Range, Downtown Studio
Transferability: Transferable, Guaranteed Transfer (GT)
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GEO 1060 Global Climate Change Is a 3-credit SC2 (one of few SC2 offerings). GEO 1060 is a TERRIFIC course, and unique in that it addresses the science of climate change while exploring the interrelationships among economy, society, public policy, as well as mitigation efforts. This can be an opportunity for students who consider themselves weak or disinterested in the sciences but who have 7 Natural and Physical Science credits to fulfill. OR for students concerned about the challenges that climate change could bring. For Fall 2023, GEO 1060 is offered Mondays 9:00-11:30 at Centennial and will be taught by retired Air Force meteorologist, Jennifer Winslow.
GEO 2010: Careers & Research in the GeoSciences is a 1-credit elective. GEO 2010 provides an excellent opportunity for science folks who are yet unsure of their particular science path to gain a clearer picture of the GEOSciences and what this broad discipline encompasses. The course dives into research, research tools, and techniques while exploring internship opportunities, 4-year university programs, and career options (coupled with resume building and application skills). This is a 1-credit, REMOTE SYNCHRONOUS/VIRTUAL REMOTE elective offered Wednesdays 1:00-1:50pm. GEO Department Chair, Amy Filipiak, will teach this course.
Examines the spatial distribution of environmental and societal phenomena in the world’s regions. Environmental phenomena includes topography, climate, and natural resources. Societal phenomena includes patterns of population and settlement, religion, ethnicity, language, and economic development. This course also analyzes the characteristics that define world regions and distinguishes them from each other. This course examines the relationships between physical environments and human societies, and examines globalization, emphasizing the geopolitical and economic relationships between more developed and less developed regions.
Introduces geographic perspectives and methods in the study of human societies by examining the spatial characteristics of populations, language, religion, ethnicity, politics, and economics. This course examines the relationships between physical environments and human societies.
Examines the principles of Earth’s physical processes, emphasizing landforms, soils, and hydrology. Examines the formation and distribution of landforms, such as mountains, valleys, and deserts, and their shaping by fluvial and other processes.
Introduces the principles of meteorology, climatology, ecology, and regional climate classification. The course investigates the geographic factors which influence climate and ecosystems such as topography, elevation, winds, ocean currents, and latitude.view in catalog
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General Studies Major | Future Transfer Student
Total 16 Credit Hours
Student should place into or above MAT 1260 or MAT 1340