Geography

Associate of Arts Degree

Geography Designation

The Associate of Arts degree with a designation in geography is designed for you to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree at CCD and transfer to a four-year university to complete a Bachelor of Arts in geography.

As a geography student, you will learn to describe and analyze physical and cultural landscape. You will explore the Earth’s surface features and climate, how humans are distributed and the ways in which humans interact with their environment. The program also delves into all aspects of the physical and cultural landscape. Careers in this field often require a bachelor's degree. 

Course Map

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1,2 3
GEO 105 World Regional Geography: GT-SS2 3
MAT 135 Intro to Statistics: GT-MA1 1,3 3
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH3) 3
Art History Ancient to Medieval: GT-AH1  
World Literature to 1600: GT-AH2  
Humanities: Early Civilization: GT-AH2  
World Mythology: GT-AH2  
Survey of World Music: GT-AH1  
Intro to Philosophy: GT-AH3  
Choose One Elective 3
American Government: GT-SS1  
The World: Antiquity-1500: GT-HI1  
20th Century World History: GT-HI1  
International Relations: GT-SS1  
Introduction to Ethnic Studies: GT-SS3  
Cultural Anthropology: GT-SS3  
 Subtotal15
Second Semester
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 2 3
GEO 106 Human Geography: GT-SS2 3
Choose One History Course (GT-HI1) 3
History of Islamic Civilization: GT-HI1  
Women in World History: GT-HI1  
History of Latin America: GT-HI1  
Women in U.S. History: GT-HI1  
US Foreign Relations History: GT-HI1  
Modern Middle East: GT-HI1  
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 4 4
General College Biology I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Biological Anthropology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geography: Landforms with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geography - Weather and Climate with Lab: GT-SC1  
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1 or GT-SS3) 3
International Relations: GT-SS1  
Indians of North America: GT-SS3  
General Psychology I: GT-SS3  
Psychology of Gender: GT-SS3  
Contemporary Social Problems: GT-SS3  
Sociology of Diversity: GT-SS3  
 Subtotal16
Third Semester
GEO 111 Physical Geography: Landforms with Lab: GT-SC1 4
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH3) 3
Art History Renaissance to Modern: GT-AH1  
World Literature to 1600: GT-AH2  
American Literature After Civil War: GT-AH2  
Music History Medieval thru Classical Period: GT-AH1  
Survey of World Music: GT-AH1  
World Religions-West: GT-AH3  
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 4 4
General College Biology I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Biological Anthropology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Astronomy of Ancient Cultures: GT-SC2  
Astronomy I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Choose One Elective 3
Public Speaking  
Interpersonal Communication  
Intercultural Communication: GT-SS3  
Logic: GT-AH3  
Literature of Women: GT-AH2  
Introduction to Shakespeare: GT-AH2  
 Subtotal14
Fourth Semester
GEO 112 Physical Geography - Weather and Climate with Lab: GT-SC1 4
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1 or GT-SS3) 3
General Psychology I: GT-SS3  
Psychology of Leadership  
Sociology of Diversity: GT-SS3  
Contemporary Social Problems: GT-SS3  
Psychology of Personality: GT-SS3  
Comparative Religions: GT-AH3  
Choose One Elective 3
US Foreign Relations History: GT-HI1  
U.S. History Since the Civil War: GT-HI1  
US History Since 1945: GT-HI1  
Humanities: Early Civilization: GT-AH2  
Cultural Anthropology: GT-SS3  
Intro to Philosophy: GT-AH3  
Choose One Elective 3
Public Speaking  
Interpersonal Communication  
Intercultural Communication: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Shakespeare: GT-AH2  
Goddesses and Women in Ancient World: GT-SS3  
Psychology of Gender: GT-SS3  
Choose One Elective 2
Colorado History: GT-HI1  
Civil War Era in American History: GT-HI1  
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Art History Ancient to Medieval: GT-AH1  
Survey of African American Literature: GT-AH2  
English Composition III: GT-CO3  
 Subtotal15
 Total Credits60
1

 Building Block Course

2

Students can take ENG 122 and an additional GT-CO3 course instead of ENG 121 and ENG 122.

3

One GT Pathways course (GT-MA1), prefer MAT 135: Introduction to Statistics, except:  Adams State University requires MAT 121: College Algebra; Metropolitan State University of Denver requires either MAT 135: Introduction to Statistics or MAT 121: College Algebra; University of Colorado Denver requires either MAT 121: College Algebra or MAT 135: Intro to Statistics.

4

NO GEO-prefix science courses

GEY 111 (Physical Geology) not recommended

For Adams State, students must take BIO 111 (General College Biology I, GT-SC1) and CHE 101 (Introduction to Chemistry I, GT-SC1).

The number of elective credits may vary according to the receiving institution; please contact an academic advisor at the receiving institution.