The students willbe able to use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
Appreciate the depth, breadth, and value of geography as both a theoretical and applied science through the study of the basic traditions: earth science, culture-environment, location, and area/regional analysis.
Identify, describe, and analyze patterns of human distribution, movement, interaction, and environmental impact.
Identify, describe, and analyze physical and climatological patterns and processes in both classroom and field settings.
Read, interpret, update, and produce maps using traditional and electronic methods.
Communicate in written and spatial form the geographic concepts, theories, and information/data that underlay the cultural and physical diversity of world realms and regions.
Understand and appreciate patterns and landscapes of diversity in a dynamic world.
Use library resources and electronic media to explore/collect geographic information from texts, databases, maps and remotely-sensed images.
Be familiar with the major themes and approaches in current geographic research and be able to employ basic geographic tools for research and analysis.
To think creatively and critically about geographic factors in case studies, field settings, and real-world scenarios.