Geography Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer 2020-2021

Complete the following program of study. (Major C.7300.AA-T)

The Geography Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T in Geography) will give students an understanding of the physical and cultural characteristics of the earth and the spatial interrelationships of phenomena on and within the earth at local, regional, and global scales. Professional Geographers work in many different fields including Urban Planning, Cartography, and analysis using computer systems known as Geographic Information Systems (G.I.S.), and in the Environmental Science/ Resource Management professions.

Major requirements (18 units minimum)
A grade of “C” or better is required in the following courses:

Required Core (6 -7 units):
Course Course Description Units C-ID
GEOG 1 Physical Geography 3 GEOG 110
GEOG 2 or
Cultural Geography or
World Regional Geography
3 GEOG 120
GEOG 125
List A – Select two to three (6 -7 units): Any course not used in Core
Course Course Description Units C-ID
GEOG 10 Introduction To Geographic Information Systems 3 GEOG 155
GEOG 1L Physical Geography, Laboratory 1 N/A
GEOG 15 Introduction To Weather And Climate 3 N/A
GEOG 20 California Geography 3 GEOG 140
List B – Select two (6 units): Any List A course not already used
Course Course Description Units C-ID
ANTHRO 1 Biological Anthropology 3 N/A
ANTHRO 2 Cultural Anthropology 3 ANTH 120
ANTHRO 3 Introduction to Archeology and Prehistory 3 N/A
BIOL 2 Environmental Science 4 N/A
ECON 1A Principles of Macroeconomics 3 N/A
ECON 1B Principles of Microeconomics 3 ECON 201
GEOL 1 Physical Geology 4 GEOL 100
IS 15 Computer Concepts 3 N/A
MATH 11 or
Elementary Statistics or
Elementary Statistics
4 MATH 110
POLSCI 24 International Relations 3 N/A

Total units for major does not include required general education or pre-requisite courses.

Additional Information

  1. Recognize, identify and discuss the major geographic features of the regions studied.
  2. Use a map to illustrate the geographic features of the regions studied.
  3. Discuss the current major geopolitical and domestic issues in the regions studied using an international perspective.

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth requirements.
    2. 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. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADTs) also require that students must earn a “C” grade or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

  • Certification of either the California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) or the intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU version) is required. CSU GE-Breadth and IGETC advising sheets are available in Student Services, AC2-133 or online at CCC GE (CSU/UC) GE and Major Sheets
  • Courses may double count in the major and CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC.

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Faculty Advisor(s): McPhee and Phillips

2020-2021 Geography Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer