Department of Geography and Environment Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)

  1. Understands the core geographic lexicon and basic concepts in the human, environmental and geospatial information science disciplinary streams (GEOG 101, 102/151, 104).
  2. Demonstrate the ability to understand and apply quantitative and qualitative data for geographic inquiry (GEOG 380).
  3. Possesses advanced knowledge of the geographic lexicon and core knowledge of a disciplinary stream (GEOG 325 and other 300 level course requirements).
    • Human Geography: able to explain relationships between the environment, society, and culture.
    • Environmental Geography: able to explain the relationships between biosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmospheric systems.
    • Geospatial Information Science: able to interpret human and environmental geospatial information
  4. Demonstrates mastery of knowledge in a disciplinary stream (400 level course requirements).
    • Human Geography: able to conduct basic analysis of how economic, political, and cultural processes are shaping human experiences at different geographic scales.
    • Environmental Geography: able to conduct basic analysis of how environmental change is occurring at different geographic scales.
    • Geospatial Information Science: able to produce maps in a professional manner and utilize advanced geospatial techniques to analyze spatial patterns or change in human and environmental systems.
  5. Demonstrates the ability to employ appropriate oral and written techniques to communicate geographic research effectively (GEOG 493).