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Department of Geography and Environment Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)
- Understands the core geographic lexicon and basic concepts in the human, environmental and geospatial information science disciplinary streams (GEO 101, 102/151, 104).
- Demonstrate the ability to understand and apply quantitative and qualitative data for geographic inquiry (GEO 380).
- Possesses advanced knowledge of the geographic lexicon and core knowledge of a disciplinary stream (GEO 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
- 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.
- Demonstrates the ability to employ appropriate oral and written techniques to communicate geographic research effectively (GEO 493).