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Geography at Pitt-Johnstown

Geography is a discipline that integrates the environmental and social sciences. Geography studies location, places, regions, human-environment interactions, and movement. A student in another acdemic major may complete a minor in Geography on the Pitt-Johnstown campus. The minor consists of 18 credits, with course ranging from introductory to upper level.

What Geography courses are available?

The courses listed below are only a small glimpse into the Geography courses available on our campus. To view the full list of Geography course descriptions, click here.


Analysis of the location of economic activities and factors that affect locational decisions. Models of location for agriculture, manufacturing, retailing, and transportation systems provide a conceptual basis for examining world patterns.


Introduction to the study of the geographical characteristics and relationships of all phenomena within the Earth's physical environment. Emphasis placed on air, land, and water distributions and the interactions between people and the physical environment.


The processes and consequences of urban growth are examined in cases ranging from early Mesopotamia, West Africa, and mesa America to contemporary world urbanization patterns. The U.S. urban experience is examined in depth, with particular attention given to problems of town planning, housing, transportation, and environmental quality. 

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Last Reviewed: January 18, 2012