- Mission Statement
- Learning Goals
- Meriam Library Map Repository
- Geography and Planning Equipment
The Geography and Planning Department is committed to preparing students to effectively participate in our rapidly changing world by engaging them in the exploration of the social, environmental, and technical forces that shape our planet's future. Through effective teaching, advising, and research, our goal is to give students geographic insight into the relationship among human societies and the physical world at different scales.
- Students can formulate geographic research questions.
- Students can collect, compile, and interpret geographic data.
- Students can present geographic data in a map.
- Students can recognize the presence and application of regional, local, and global dimensions of the social and physical worlds in the landscape.
- Students can recognize the presence and application of regional, local, and global dimensions of the social and physical worlds in data.
- Students can explain interactions between the size and distribution of human and non-human populations, resources, and the natural environment in historic and contemporary perspectives.
- Students are cognizant of varying interpretations of causality, interaction, policy, and values in human-environmental relationships.
- Student will understand ways in which they use the environment can affect future generations and other human and natural systems.
- Students can analyze information from different physical or social sciences from a geographic perspective.
- Students can interpret popular media (novels, films, newspapers) from a geographic perspective.
- Students provide appropriate geographic skills to community-based organizations and associations.
- Students can use and cite scholarly sources of information correctly.
- Students can write and speak clearly in the discipline of geography.
The student computer lab contains 30 new Dell workstations, LCD displays, and are running Windows 7. This state-of-the-art lab is continuing to grow. We are always adding new software packages in support of our techniques-based classes.