Humanities & Literature
Area of Study

Humanities & Literature

Geography Designation

Associate of Arts

Geography is the science which seeks to understand the Earth in all its natural complexities, not just where objects are, but how they have changed and come to be. It is the bridge between human and physical science.

Written Communication

Total Credits 6
Course Number Course Title Credits Details
English Composition I:GT-CO1 3

Emphasizes planning, writing, and editing/revisions of compositions, coupled with development of critical and logical thinking skills. This course includes a minimum of five compositions that stress analytical, evaluative, and persuasive/argumentative writing. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO1 category. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG0092 (ENG090 AND REA090 or CCR092) (with a “C” grade or better) OR appropriate placement score. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)


English Composition II: GT-CO2 3

Expands and refines the objectives of English Composition I. Emphasizes critical/logical thinking and reading, problem definition, research strategies, and writing analytical, evaluative, and/or persuasive papers that incorporate research. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO2 category. Prerequisite: ENG1021 (ENG121) (“C” or better) or ACT Writing Score of 26. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

OR you can take ENG1022 (ENG122) and a GT-CO3 course.


Total Credits 3-4

Take one 3 or 4 credit GT-MA1 course, prefer MAT1260 (MAT135).

Arts and Humanities

Total Credits 6

Take two GT courses from AH1, AH2, AH3 or AH4 categories.


Total Credits 3

Take one GT course from the HI1 category.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Total Credits 6

Take two GT courses from SS1 or SS3 categories.

Natural and Physical Sciences

Total Credits 8

Take two GT courses from the SC1 or SC2 category.

Program Requirements

Total Credits 14
Course Number Course Title Credits Details
World Regional Geography: GT-SS2 3

Facilitates an understanding of spatial relationships between and among the geographic regions of the world. Includes demographic and cultural (political, economic, and historic) forces related to the physical environments of selected regions. Focuses on analysis of interrelationships between developed and developing regions and the interactions between human societies and natural environments. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS2 category.  (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

Human Geography: GT-SS2 3

Introduces geographic perspectives and methods with applications to the study of human activities. Emphasizes the distribution of humans, adjustments to the natural environment, and land use practices. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS2 category. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

Physical Geography: Landforms with Lab: GT-SC1 4

Examines the principles of Earth's physical processes, emphasizing landforms, soils, and hydrology. Examines the formation and distribution of landforms, such as mountains, valleys, and deserts, and their shaping by fluvial and other processes. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SC1 category. (Contact hours-75) (3-2)

Physical Geography: Weather, Climate and Ecosystems with Lab: GT-SC1 4

Introduces the principles of meteorology, climatology, ecology, and regional climate classification. The course investigates the geographic factors which influence climate and ecosystems such as topography, elevation, winds, ocean currents, and latitude. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SC1 category. (Contact hours-75) (3-2)


Total Credits 13-14

Consult with a Northeastern Advisor and select the credits needed based on the specific articulation agreement and transfer institution requirements. The list of approved electives can be found on the Approved A.A.-A.S. Electives page.