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Learning Methods
Students can expect to use up-to-date technology and interactive online and in-class learning tools that engage students and promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills. In addition to classroom lectures and critical readings, students will meet in-class guest speakers and learn outside the classroom on field trips

Major Focus
Geography combines natural and social sciences to explore human interaction with the environment and the social, political, economic and cultural forces that shape it. Whether you love the outdoors, are concerned about human impact on the environment, or want to design better future communities, geography is the perfect field for you! All geography courses are university-transferable and may be counted towards a 2-year, 60 credit, multidisciplinary Associate Degree of Arts.

The AC Difference
AC students benefit from small class sizes and access to caring instructors with varied research and teaching expertise. Beginning with Human Geography, AC is working towards developing a wide range of transferable geography courses. All students have free access to private tutoring for assignments and readings through our Writing and Learning Centre.

Career Outlook
Geography students learn to understand, critically assess, and utilize natural and human landscapes. By also developing students’ research and communication skills, geography prepares students for future work in many fields, including resource management, cultural planning, government, education, parks and recreation, and urban planning.

Course Descriptions

Select a course below to see full descriptions. (#) Indicates amount of credits per course.

GEOG 101 – Introduction to Human Geography (3)

This course provides a general introduction to human geography. The course will introduce students to the concepts, methods, techniques, and applications of geographic analysis and how human geographers employ these approaches to investigate and understand the cultural, ecological, political, and economics dimensions of human societies. This course provides students with a foundation for future study by exploring both quantitative and qualitative methods as well as theoretical perspectives.

ENGL 099

Transfers to:
UBC GEOG 1st (3)
SFU GEOG 100 (3)
UVIC GEOG 101B (1.5)
UNBC GEOG 101 (3)
TRU GEOG 1010 (3)

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John Irwin


Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG)

The Canadian Association of Geographers seeks to promote geography research and education in the public school system as well as other public and private sectors in Canada and abroad. The CAG is composed of learners, mentors and peers engaged in geography learning, practice and research. Membership allows participation in the annual CAG conference and access to The Canadian Geographer, an online, peer-reviewed journal.

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS)

Founded in 1929 under the Governor General of Canada, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s mission is to make Canada’s social, physical, and cultural landscapes better known to Canadians and the world. With over 21,000 members, the RCGS is one of Canada’s oldest and largest non-profit educational groups, and supports the publication of Canadian Geographic magazine.

American Association of Geographers (AAG)

With its headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Association of Geographers is an educational and scientific non-profit organization with over 10,000 members in 60 countries. The AAG has promoted research, study, and public awareness of geography and its related fields since 1904. Find out more about through Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and their website, or explore their major publication, the Annals of the American Association of Geographers.

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