Geography BA

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Geography BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

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    Course Summary

    Geography is a fascination field with a wide range of academic specialties. It is, of course, also very important to the mining and resource extraction industries across Canada and the wider world. Yu can specialise as well, gaining a Certificate on Geographic Techniques in GIS, Spatial Analysis, Cartography, Air Photo Interpretation or Remote Sensing.

    A BA in Geography from Laurentian University combines all of the scientific research skills you’ll need to really understand the discipline with a practical grasp of Human Geography, Physical Geography, economic development and other techniques you’ll need to found a career in any specialty or niche area of the discipline.

    You will have the option to choose between several different types of Geography degrees, including a Minor, a Major, a Specialisation, a full BA or a BA (Honours) in Geography. The Honours degree is thesis-oriented, and includes access to both field and laboratory experience in assessing and monitoring permafrost conditions.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 4 years of full time study.

    Core Modules Include:

    • Introduction to Physical Geography
    • Introduction to Human Geography

    Optional Modules Include:

    • Anthropology and the World Today
    • Applied Cartography and Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
    • Biogeography I
    • Cities in Canada
    • Climatology I
    • Cultural Geography
    • Economic Geography: Canadian Issues
    • Geographic Perspectives on Urban Systems
    • Geomorphology
    • International Relations
    • Introduction to Cartography
    • Introduction to Hydrology
    • Introduction to Regional Economics
    • Introduction to Remote Sensing
    • Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
    • Political Geography: Canadian Issues
    • Principles of Ecology
    • Quantitative Methods in Geography
    • Regional Governance/Euro Union
    • Research Methods and Data Analysis
    • Scientific Method and Analysis II
    • Statistical Methods for Economics
    • Introduction to Microeconomics
    • Introduction to Macroeconomics
    • Introduction to Environmental Studies
    • Foundations of Aboriginal Peoplehood
    • What Do Unions Do?
    • Foundations of the Management of Organizations
    • Understanding Society
    • Workplace Culture
    • Introduction to Communication Theory and Semiotics
    • The Dynamics of Interpersonal Communication
    • New Culture
    • Science Writing in the Public Sphere
    • Rhetorical Principles

    Learning And Teaching

    Laurentian University is dedicated to providing a close, intimate yet professional learning environment for all of their students. Their BA programs are delivered primarily through lectures and seminars, though you will also participate in skills workshops and a wide range of working skills based events.

    Many of Laurentian’s degree programs also feature distance learning options – in fact, Laurentian is one of the largest providers of distance learning opportunities in the Province of Ontario.

    Career Possibilities

    This degree will prepare you equally well for a career in teaching, civil service, industrial location analysis, aboriginal issues, meteorological analysis, climatology, social policy analysis, resource management, land use planning, environmental analysis, economic development, water management, mineral spatial analysis, medical spatial analysis, claims mapping, health geography, ecosystem analysis and more.

    You’ll have access to an extensive list of optional modules, which will allow you to customise your degree for your chosen career.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year BA degree.

    Students must have already completed a secondary education, International Baccalaureate or an equivalent certification to apply to any of Laurentian’s BA programs.

    All classes are taught in English or French, and all international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test.

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