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Overview

Learning MethodsMajor FocusThe AC DifferenceCareer Outlook

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

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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.

Prerequisite(s):

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)

Faculty

John Irwin (PhD, BA)

Instructor

John Irwin (PhD, BA)

Instructor

Coming Soon.

Craig Meadows (PhD, MA, BA, Diploma in Business Administration)

Instructor

Craig Meadows (PhD, MA, BA, Diploma in Business Administration)

Instructor

Coming Soon.

Mark Cernigoj (MA, BA, TESL, BC Independent School Teaching Certificate)

Instructor

Mark Cernigoj (MA, BA, TESL, BC Independent School Teaching Certificate)

Instructor

Coming Soon.

John Pickering (PhD, BA, Certificate in University Teaching and Learning)

Instructor

John Pickering (PhD, BA, Certificate in University Teaching and Learning)

Instructor

Coming Soon.

Resources

Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG)

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS)

American Association of Geographers (AAG)

Websites and Other Resources:

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Parks Canada

BC Parks

Statistics Canada – Geography

National Geographic

UBC Department of Geography

SFU Department of Geography

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

Burnaby Parks

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