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Charter Oak State College Enrollment Up 38%
The College's current enrollment is now at 2,836 students with over 2,000 of those students registered for online courses.

2015-2016 Reminder to Complete FAFSA for Upcoming Academic Year
The Office of Financial Aid at Charter Oak State College would like to remind you that the FAFSA for the 2015-2016 academic year is now available.

Transform CSCU 2020 Town Hall Meeting Held
On Monday 9/22, Charter Oak State College held our Transform CSCU 2020 Town Hall meeting at our campus and online.

Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement
Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement

U.S. Senator Christopher S. Murphy to Give 2014 Commencement Speech
Graduation to be held June 1

New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Concentration - Geography

Geography is the science of location. As such, it is concerned with the identification, classification, and locational analysis of peoples and places in the world's major physical and cultural regions. Specifically, geographers try to understand how people use the land they live on and what makes the land different from other areas. Geographic concerns include the nature of places, human impact on the environment and the proper use of land. These concerns have ramifications for travel and tourism, environmental planning, urban, regional and transportation planning, cartography and computer analysis of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This concentration requires a minimum of 36 credits.

Concentration Requirements:

Requirement Credits Examples
Lower-Level Core courses 12 credits Choose four: Introduction to Geography, World Regional Geography, Introduction to Geographic Information Science, Human/Cultural Geography, Environmental/Physical Geography
Upper-Level Core Courses 9 credits Choose three: Human Geography, Environmental/Physical Geography, Regional Geography (specific countries or areas), Geographic Techniques/Mapping/Geographic Information Systems.
Lower/Upper Level Geography Electives 12 credits  
Capstone: Field Experience/Application 3 credits GEO 499 (Culminating course in concentration)
TOTAL 36  
Note:Only grades of C of higher may be included in the concentration.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a concentration in Geography will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an understanding of the location of the world's geographical features, including physical landscapes/environments and the patterns of human activity, including nations and their major cities;
  2. explain the origin and nature of the world's cultural regions and their interaction with their physical environment. This will include an understanding of the spatial dimensions of demography, world religions, world languages, geopolitical patterns, and economic regions as a result of patterns of past and present industrial activity and geopolitical ties;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of a selection of the introductory concepts, models, analytical techniques, and mapping geographers apply in a work, regional and local context, particularly the use of maps, aerial photographs, and computers for analyses of geographic information (GIS); and
  4. explain issues and problems in the world today, including but not limited to: natural hazards and environmental risks, environmental problems and sustainability, economic blocs, cultural regions, international development, and geopolitical conflict.