Geography & Planning

Learning Goals - Geography and Planning Program

Bachelor of Arts

  1. Basic knowledge of the discipline of Geography: students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of place, space, scale, and location.
  2. Technical skills: students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of geographic analysis and problem-solving.
  3. Information literacy: students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how to conduct geographic research.
  4. Communication skills: students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how to communicate effectively in oral and written formats appropriate for professional audiences.

Master of Arts

  1. Advanced knowledge of discipline of Geography: students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of place, space, scale, and location.
  2. Technical skills: students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of geographic analysis and problem-solving.
  3. Information literacy: students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how to conduct geographic research.
  4. Communication skills: students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how to communicate effectively in oral and written formats appropriate for professional audiences.

Certificate in Planning

  1. Advanced knowledge of planning: students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of place, design alternatives and impacts, and connectivity.
  2. Technical skills: students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of regional planning problem-solving.
  3. Information literacy: students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of planning, research, and analysis to address community needs.

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

  1. Advanced knowledge of the application of geographic information systems: students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of scale, map projections, and coordinate systems.
  2. Technical skills: students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of geographic analysis and problem-solving.
  3. Information literacy: students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how to conduct research using geographic information systems.