Geography

Geography is the study of the interaction of human kind with their environment and the world in which we live. It is concerned with the imprints of human activ- ity on the surface of the earth. There are a number of specializations within the discipline; including cultural, regional, physical, spatial organization, cartography, and geographic information systems (GIS) to name a few.

Geography helps students understand the ongoing changes and new directions taking place in our world.

Outcomes

Students who complete the recommended geography curriculum at Snow College will be expected to demonstrate that theyknow the world’s realms, regions and key geographical concepts;

• know all of the world’s political units, along with many of the earth’s physical features;

• have a spatial perspective of the world;

• can develop a lifelong interest in world hap- penings while becoming familiar with current global events;

• have an appreciation of their own circum- stances and recognize their responsibility as stewards of their environment;

• understand the differences between those who live in the developed world and those who live in the less developed areas of the globe;

• understand the inter-connectedness of the global economy and of world trade.

Careers

Teaching has traditionally been a career choice of ge- ography graduates, and positions continue to be avail- able in elementary, middle, high schools, colleges and universities. Recently geographers have entered other arenas in increasing numbers. These include business, all levels of government, local, state and federal. Urban planning and jobs that utilize GIS trained graduates are also becoming more numerous.

 

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