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Discover a Changing World with Geography


Geography courses at NWACC encourage students to go beyond memorizing the names and locations of countries, cities, capitals and rivers. You'll learn about the earth and its landscapes, environments, people and places by examining the dynamics of cultures, societies and economies, as well as the physical land and environment.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify and describe the basic concepts, patterns and processes of physical geography that shape the patterns of Earth’s surface.
  • Understand the methods social scientists use to explore social and environmental phenomena.
  • Employ analytical and interpretive analysis and knowledge of major concepts, models and issues in the discipline of geography.
  • Demonstrate competency in basic geographic tools and techniques for data collection, display and analysis.
  • Identify and explain the various aspects of the physical environment and relate the factors in formation of the physical landforms and their spatial distribution.


GEOG 1003 Physical Geography
GEOG 1013 Introduction to Geography
GEOG 1123 Human Geography
GEOG 2313 World Regional Geography

Many geography courses at NWACC carry transfer credit to four-year institutions and can fulfill general education requirements.  

With the skills you learn from your geography courses such as reading, analyzing data, synthesizing arguments and critical thinking, you will be a marketable individual and can move in many different career directions.   

Particular occupations can include:

  • Weather and Climate
  • Natural Hazards
  • Policy Consultant or Researcher
  • Lobbyist
  • Interpreter & Translator
  • Academic librarian
  • Historic Buildings Inspector
  • Environmental Affairs Specialist
  • Surveyor
  • Architect
  • Logistics Manager
  • Architect