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Chemeketa offers more than ten geography classes to help fulfill the social science requirement of our transfer degrees.

topics Social Sciences

Skills & InterestFiguring Things Out

CareersSocial Sciences

  • A student shows a page from his notebook to his son
  • Four Colorfully Dressed Students
  • Farm watering on a big scale

Why choose Geography?

Geography is the science of space and place. It tries to make sense of our changing world. Geography asks big questions –

  • Where are people, places, and activities located?
  • Why are they located there?
  • How does location affect our lives?

Geography gives you the perspective to answer these questions. You will gain a solid knowledge of our world.

What will you learn?

  • Human-environment relations
  • Culture-landscape relations
  • Culture-economic development and sustainability
  • Map reading
  • Geography of the developing world
  • Geography of Oregon
  • Geography of US & Canada
  • Geography of the Middle East

What will you do?

Geography is helpful in career fields like –

  • Consulting
  • Economic development
  • Government
  • International trade
  • Natural resource management
  • Politics
  • Transportation