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Program Learning Outcomes, BS and BA Geography

The Geography program seeks to develop students who can identify, describe, analyze and solve the complex interactions that exist between the human and natural worlds. In an increasingly interconnected globe a commitment to expanding such understanding serves to help our students become global citizens, environmental stewards, policy makers, and scientists, and improve the quality of life for the citizens of Georgia by helping better understand human impacts on the environment and interactions between society and Earth’s natural systems.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of the BS and BA in Geography programs, majors will be able to:

 

SLO #1: Graduates will be able to explain physical processes and their spatial distribution on the Earth’s surface, including landforms, climate, soils, vegetation, and hydrology.

 

SLO #2: Graduates will be able to distinguish and classify human characteristics, human activities and processes, and interpret their spatial distribution on the Earth’s surface including the composition of population, cultural complexes, economic interdependence, settlement and political patterns.

 

SLO #3: Graduates will identify and critically analyze patterns of human-environment interactions, including perception, distribution and use of natural resources.

 

SLO #4: Graduates will recognize and explain the critical importance of location, proximity, and pattern in cause and effect relationships and be able to critically analyze those relationships through geospatial techniques.

 

SLO #5: Graduates will design maps to analyze and interpret patterns of physical and human characteristics on the Earth’s surface and apply geospatial tools to appraise real-world problems.

 

SLO #6: Graduates will be able to explain principles and tools of geographic information science including cartography, remote sensing, and geographic information systems.

 

SLO #7: Graduates will be able to explain principles and tools of geographic information science including cartography, remote sensing, and geographic information systems.

 

SLO #8: Graduates will be able to synthesize, critically evaluate and present geographic information that addresses human-environmental problems in written and oral form.

 

Last updated: 9/29/2016

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY • P.O. Box 8149 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-0667