|Geography develops a distinct
method of observation and analysis aimed at understanding culture
and the natural landscape. Geographers
use the spatial or place concept to look at the myriad of human and
physical phenomena on the earth and they study the variations and
of these phenomena from place to place. The central question of geography
is "Why is it like this here?"
Its value as an academic discipline rests on its ability to make connections
and explain how the world works in terms of both physical
and human spatial patterns and associations
and the broad, interdisciplinary
education it offers students.
Students at UCCS get a background in the analysis of human interaction through the study of introductory world, regional and human geography and a sound natural science background with two introductory courses in environmental systems. Advanced courses in cartography, remote sensing, statistical analysis, resource conservation, natural hazards and others develop the students expertise in geographic thought and methodologies. Geography prepares them to look at complex issues with a critical eye and give them the analytical tools to study complicated and crucial world problems.
To earn the Bachelor
of Arts degree, students will complete
a minimum of 30 credit hours of geography and environmental studies
courses (16 of which must be upper division). The curriculum is
comprehensive and designed to serve students in potential careers
Dept. of Geography and Environmental Studies,
Columbine Hall, COH2
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs 80918