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Geography Major Program Outcomes

 

A. Demonstrate Geographic Literacy

  1. Extract, analyze, and use geographical information from atlases, gazetteers, maps, and online sources.
  2. Read, relate, and interpret geographic literature to explain important theories and concepts in geography.
  3. Express reasoned, coherent, and balanced explanations of geographic concepts in written, oral, and graphic form.
  4. Acquire and develop geospatial data and use those data to generate analytical maps, charts, and tables.

 

B. Explain Geographic Patterns and Processes

  1. Develop and apply an understanding of geography at varying scales from global and regional to local, including the general and unique attributes of major regions and places.
  2. Explain the major processes that shape the physical environment, and relate them to spatial patterns of weather, climate, landforms, and ecosystems.
  3. Compare and contrast the major processes that influence spatial patterns of human population, culture, geopolitics, economics, and urbanization.

 

C. Apply Geography to Solve Problems

  1. Critically assess and appraise the interactions between humans and their physical environment.
  2. Apply geographic knowledge, analytical methods, and geospatial techniques to interpret past events, engage in present issues, and prepare for future outcomes.
  3. Participate as an active scholar to improve the human condition.
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