2021-2022 Catalog 
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2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geography Associate in Arts

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The curriculum in the Geography Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering majors related to this field, earning the Associate degree would demonstrate achievement and may support attempts to gain entry-level employment and promotion.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate map literacy.
  • Identify and describe a location (place) based on characteristics that distinguish them from other places on earth.
  • Identify and describe movement of geographic phenomena.


Course ID Title Units
GEOG 1   Physical Geography 3
GEOG 1L  * Physical Geography Laboratory 1
GEOG 2   Cultural Geography 3
GEOG 3   World Regional Geography 3
  Select from Restricted Electives 9-13



Restricted Electives  
ANTH 1 ANTH 2  ; GEOG 38   GEOL 1 HIST 4 , HIST 5  , HIST 32  ; PS 11  /ECON 11  , PS 14    

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

Associate in Arts Degree

Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate in Arts degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

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