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 Why take Geography?

Geography is an important area of study to understand the world, its processes and patterns, and major issues.  Many employers today are looking for people with knowledge of the larger world system and with the transferable geotechnology skills learned in this subject.  Students who take geography develop critical thinking skills, research skills, communication skills,  and learn to appreciate the Earth’s systems and resources.  We have also participated in several trips to Europe in the past.

Course Descriptions

CGC1D/1P- Canadian GeographyThis course deals with major issues within Canadian geography involving the interrelationships between human and natural systems.  Students will explore geographic mapping skills, physical diversity, debates surrounding resources (like the Alberta oil sands), population patterns, environmental issues in Canada, and population and cultural studies.

CGD3M- Regional Geography – This course explores interrelationships between the land and people in a selected region as well as interconnections between this region and the rest of the world.

CGR4ELiving In A Sustainable World – This course examines the impact of human activity on the natural environment.

CGW4C/U-  Word Issues:  A Geographic Analysis – This course is a mix of geography and politics, know as “geopolitics”.  It examines some of the most important and interesting problems in the world today, from population, to global warming, to terrorism. Major units of study are globalization, population issues, economic and food security in the world, environmental issues, and world conflicts.

CGR4M-  The Environment and Resource ManagementDo you care about the environment?  This course looks at the most important environmental issues occurring today.  This course also explores ways of developing a more sustainable relationship with the environment and students will learn how to lessen their ecological footprint.

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 Geography Courses

Course Code

Course Name

Course Level

CGC1D Issues in Canadian Geography Academic
CGC1P Issues in Canadian Geography Applied
CGC1PG Issues in Canadian Geography Applied
CGD3M Regional Geography College/University
CGR4E Living in a Sustainable World Workplace
CGR4M The Environment and Resource Management College/University
CGW4C/U World Issues:  A Geographic Analysis College & University