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2016-2017 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geography


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Geography, through a study of the physical environment and spatial variation in human activity, provides a program of study about the relationship between the natural and social sciences.

This program is designed for the student who does intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Degree: Associate of Science

Emphasis: Geography

Recommended Full-Time Schedule


The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.ws.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, completion of computer competency and your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

2See senior institution for history requirements.

3Students should consult a faculty advisor to determine appropriate course selections transferable to specific institutions.

Notes:

• Walters State students are required to meet computer competency during the first 30 hours of coursework. Students must take INFS 1010, BUSN 1360 or AGRM 2630/2631 or successfully complete a Computer Competency Exam. The Computer Competency exam does not provide course credit. Consult your advisor. See www.ws.edu/academics/technical-ed/computer-competency/ for additional information.

•Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

First Year


Fall Term (15 semester credit hours)


Spring Term (15 semester credit hours)


Second Year


Fall Term (16 semester credit hours)


  • 1 ENGL Literature elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1, 3

    1 Natural Science lecture with lab (3/1 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1, 3

    1 Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Behavioral/Social Science, Mathematics, Foreign Language/Intermediate level)3

    1 Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Behavioral/Social Science, Mathematics, Foreign Language/Intermediate level)3

  • GEOG 2010♦ - World Regional Geography (3 hrs.)

Spring Term (14 semester credit hours)


  • POLS 2100♦ - Introduction to Political Science (3 hrs.)
  • 1 Natural Science lecture with lab (3/1 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1, 3

    1 Humanities elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)3

    1 Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Behavioral/Social Science, Mathematics, Foreign Language/Intermediate, Literature)3

    1 General elective (1 hr.)3

     

     

Program Degree Requirements - A.S. Geography


General Education Requirements (41 hours)


Humanities and/or Fine Arts (9 hours)


Approved Literature General Education electives1,3 3 credits
Approved Humanities General Education electives1,3 6 credits

History (6 hours)


Approved History General Education electives2 6 credits

Mathematics (3 hours)


Approved Mathematics General Education elective1,3 3 credits

Natural Science (8 hours)


Approved Natural Science w/Lab General Education electives1, 3  8 credits

Electives (10 hours)


3See note above. Select from:

  • Foreign Language (Intermediate Sequence)
  • Behavioral/Social Science
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • PHED Activity Course

Total Credit Hours 60


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