Geography

The Geography area of study is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university for completion of a baccalaureate degree. Students concentrate on building a strong foundation in mathematics, earth and physical sciences, and social sciences. Geography is an integrating discipline that encourages the student to relate the various components of the physical and culturally created environments. This course sequence is sufficiently flexible to prepare students for a wide range of career choices. Specific possibilities include working with: (1) Geographic Information Systems, (2) businesses specializing in industrial and commercial location, (3) computer cartography, (4) remote sensing of environment, resources, and land use, and (5) agencies of the national, state, and local governments which require these skills.

Degree

Associate in Science (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMM 110 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY  3
GEOG 112 CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY  3
ECON 110 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS  3
MATH 115 COLLEGE ALGEBRA  4
MATHEMATICS * 3 to 4
EASC 116 INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY  4
EASC 118 INTRODUCTION TO WEATHER AND CLIMATE  4
LIFE SCIENCE * 3 to 4
FINE ARTS * 3
HUMANITIES ** 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
GEOG 116 GEOGRAPHY OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD   3
GEOG 118 GEOGRAPHY OF THE DEVELOPED WORLD  3
GEOG 200 ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY  3

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ELECTIVES  12

* See specific requirements for Associate in Science Degree.
** Recommended Humanities course: INTST 132 or INTST 133.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1 EASC 116; ENGL 110; GEOG 112; MATH 115
Spring Semester 1 ENGL 111; GEOG 116; ECON 110; Humanities; Mathematics
Fall Semester 2 COMM 110; GEOG 118; Life Science; Electives
Spring Semester 2 EASC 118; GEOG 200; Fine Arts; Humanities; Electives

Program Contact Information

English, Humanities and Language Studies Department

Room 314C
(309)694-5342

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training