Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
The following learning goals and learning outcomes have been established for students pursing a degree in Geography:
Personal, civic, educational and career
- Student interests reflect the diversity of the discipline.
- Students prepared to thrive in a world of shrinking distances and global economies.
- Students have access to courses that prepare them for graduate school and careers in planning, environmental analysis, education and geographic information systems.
Intellectual inquiry and effective communication
- Understand the patterns and processes of human and physical geography including the interaction between humanity and the earth’s environments.
- Appreciate the values of intellectual inquiry involving both synthesis and analysis.
- Develop skills of observation and measurement needed for geographic inquiry.
- Communicate with maps as well as text and graphics.
- Solve problems using advanced Geographic Information Systems technology.
- Understand the role of the Internet for accessing geographic information.
- Develop global perspective.
- Understand the diversity of the earth’s peoples and environments.
- Experience substantial involvement with small group learning.
- Interact with faculty outside of classroom.