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.
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.
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.
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.
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John Irwin (PhD, BA)
Dr. Craig Meadows (PhD, MA, BA)
Craig received his PhD in Social and Political Thought from York University in Toronto. His dissertation research was on arrhythmic experiences of sleep, naturalized cultural and scientific logics of sleep, modalities of gendered interventions into sleep, and the racialized appropriations of sleeplessness in white supremacist ideology.
He has a broad teaching background in the social sciences, including courses taught in gender relations & feminist theory, classical and contemporary theory, social inequality, criminology, globalization, citizenship, consumer society, environmental sociology, urban studies, and visual culture. He has been teaching at Alexander College since 2019, and also teaches in criminology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and sociology at University of British Columbia.
He has received student nominated awards for teaching excellence at Alexander College and for accessibility at University of British Columbia.
Mark Cernigoj (MA, BA, TESL, BC Independent School Teaching Certificate)
John Pickering (PhD, BA, Certificate in University Teaching and Learning)
Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG)
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS)
American Association of Geographers (AAG)
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Statistics Canada – Geography
UBC Department of Geography
SFU Department of Geography
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation