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  • Objectives
    Associate of Arts Degree in Geography program provides you with two years of full-time study, completing 20 courses, that will speed your transition into year three of a Bachelor Degree. An education in geography can take you places you might not expect! Some of the many career paths that have been pursued by geographers: geography teaching, environmental consulting, natural resource management, environmental monitoring, urban planning, census data collection and analysis and map making.
  • Academic Title
    Associate of Arts Degree in Geography
  • Course description
    Year 1
    Course                                         Credits

    ENGL 150     English Composition     3.0
    ENGL 160     Introduction to Literature     3.0
      or
      ENGL 164     First Nations Literature     3.0
    GEOG 100     Ecosystems and Human Activity     3.0
    GEOG 102     Human Geography     3.0
    Two University Transfer Arts electives (GEOG 104 or
      GEOG 105 recommended)     6.0
    Two Humanities courses     6.0
    Any Math or Computer Science course     3.0 – 4.0
    One University Transfer elective     3.0
    Total Credits     30.0 – 31.0
     
    Year 2
    Course                                         Credits

    GEOG 204     Atmosphere and Biosphere     4.0
      or
      GEOG 206     Lithosphere and Hydrosphere     4.0
    GEOG 210     Map & Air Photo Interpretation     4.0
      or
      GEOG 214     Digital Geomatics     4.0
      or
      GEOG 216     Quantitative Methods     3.0
    Any 2nd year Arts course (non-Geography)     3.0
    Three 2nd year Arts courses (GEOG 240 recommended)     9.0
    Two University Transfer electives     6.0
    Two of:
    GEOG 220     Natural Resource Systems     3.0
    GEOG 222     Economic Geography     3.0
    GEOG 232     Cultural Geography     3.0
    Total Credits     32.0

     
    Internship Options           Credits

    COOP WEP     Workplace Education     0.0
    ASDG 101     Co-operative Work Experience 1 (Internship 1)     6.0
    Total Credits
        6.0

     
    Coop Options           Credits
    COOP WEP     Workplace Education     0.0
    ASDG 101     Co-operative Work Experience 1 (Internship 1)     6.0
    ASDG 201     Co-operative Work Experience 2 (Internship 2)     6.0
    Total Credits
        12.0


    Elective Notes:


       1. Students transferring to the University of Victoria (UVic) require: GEOG 100, GEOG 102, GEOG 216 and three of: GEOG 204, GEOG 206, GEOG 210, GEOG 214, GEOG 220 or GEOG 222.
       2. Students transferring to the University of British Columbia (UBC) require: GEOG 102, GEOG 104, GEOG 204, GEOG 206, two 200-level English courses and two second language courses (may substituted two humanities electives if a second language 12 completed).
       3. Students transferring to Simon Fraser University (SFU) require: GEOG 102, GEOG 204, GEOG 206, GEOG 222, GEOG 232, and one of GEOG 210 or GEOG 216.
       4. Students transferring to the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) should take GEOG 100, 102, 104, 105, 204, 206, 210, 222, ECON 103 or ECON 104, PSC 106, HIST 100 or HIST 112 or HIST 210, MATH 116 and UNBC WNST 100, UNBC GEOG 204 and 206.

    All programs contain a blend of Arts and Science courses so as to support the concept of a broad education. All courses need to be transferable to at least one BC university. In the course description this is indicated by (T).



    Last updated: 2-Mar-2009 2:33 pm

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