Aug 02, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

Geography Major Learning Outcomes


Goal I: Use of geographic techniques and tools

Upon completion of the program in Geography, students will be able to view the world in spatial terms

Upon completion of the program in Geography, students will be able to apply geographic techniques and tools to study geospatial problems, including:

  • Review of the literature
  • Data acquisition (field observations, Internet databases, interviews)
  • Data analysis techniques (statistics, GIS, and qualitative)
  • Specialized tools (depends on area of study)

Upon completion of the program in Geography, students will be able to apply geospatial analysis tools in Geographic Information Systems and develop a GIS application:bility to identify a geospatial problem (depending of field of study)

  • Understanding of database management and updating relational databases
  • Understanding of spatial analysis tools in GIS
  • Ability to interpret results

Goal II: Acquisition of Content Knowledge of the Discipline

Upon completion of the program in Geography, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the essential content elements of Geography including:

  • Places and regions
  • Physical systems
  • Human systems
  • Environment and society

Goal III: Applications of Geography to interpret the past, present, or future and communicate results

Upon completion of the program in Geography, students will be able to apply their understanding of content knowledge (outcome #4) and use geographic techniques and tools (outcomes #3) to interpret problems or issues of the past, present or future

Upon completion of the program in Geography, students will be able to communicate results through:

  • Written report (research paper)
  • Oral or poster presentation