Geography is a comprehensive study of the earth. Physical geography is a natural science that investigates the causes and distribution of natural phenomena.Geographers study weather, climate, landform soils, tides, and water bodies. Cultural geography is a social science which studies and compares location and distribution of human values. Religion, technology, cultures, languages, economics, political ideologies, urban areas, population and recreation combine to produce a cultural landscape.Regional geography, also a social science, concentrates on specific regions of the world.

Communication Skills

Students will demonstrate reading comprehension and expository writing skills at a college level.
Information Skills
Students will define information needs, access information efficiently and effectively, evaluate information critically, and use information ethically.
Critical Thinking/Problem solving
Students will use quantitative and logical reasoning to analyze information, evaluate ideas, and solve problems.
Global Awareness
Students will demonstrate knowledge of global interdependence; others’ values, cultures and beliefs; and the ability to describe one’s own cultural heritage.
Aesthetic Appreciation
Students will critically reflect upon works of visual and performing arts in a diverse cultural context.
Personal Growth and Responsibility
(a) Students will select lifestyle choices that promote physical and mental well-being.
(b) Students will demonstrate the importance of being an informed, ethical, and active citizen in their community and the world.

Who To Contact

  • Sharon Albert
    Dean of Academic Affairs (STEM Programs and Support) 
    Phone: ​831.755-6875
    Building: S - STEM Center Building
    Office: S220
    STEM Center Building
  • Alicia Ramirez
    Administrative Assistant III
    Phone: (831) 755-6875
    Building: S - STEM Center Building
    Office: S215
    STEM Center Building