The Geography Department at CWU provides our majors with the knowledge and requisite skills to succeed after graduation. This diverse preparation includes:
A Toolkit of Concepts and Theories:Students will be thoroughly familiar with the discipline’s vocabulary, concepts and themes, and the complexity of physical, human, and cultural systems and issues.
Knowledge of Patterns and Processes:Students will be able to identify the patterns created through the interactions of human systems and physical systems, the networks of intra-and inter-national interdependence, and the manner in which human and physical systems modify each other and control the Earth’s surface and resources.
Communication Skills: Students will be able to communicate effectively in oral, written, and a variety of graphical forms.
Spatial Analysis and Critical Thinking Skills: Students will learn a set of skills useful in spatial analysis. Depending on the courses taken, these skill may include mapping, the use of remote sensing and geographic information systems, quantitative methods, and a wide variety of field methods. All students will sharpen their critical thinking skills.
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