Welcome to the ACC Geography Department
ACC Geography faculty and staff are eager to help students explore the world through geography. We are committed to providing an outstanding education to all students taking geography and to helping every student succeed in geography courses. We provide individual attention by having no more than 16 students in our lecture/lab sections and no more than 36 in our lecture-only sections. Geography faculty members are available during office hours for one-on-one help. We are also happy to talk with you about your career goals and how to achieve them.
The Geography Department offers four courses (Introduction to Cultural Geography, Introduction to GIS, Introduction to Physical Geography, and World Regional Geography) on 10 campuses and community centers. In addition, all of our courses are offered online which is a convenient option for many students. ACC offers two Geography degrees: an A.S. (Associate of Science) degree and an A.A. (Associate of Arts) degree. Students should consult with a Geography faculty advisor before deciding which Geography degree is appropriate for them.
Austin Community College (ACC), with its wide range of missions and diverse student bodies, plays an increasingly important role in higher education in preparing students for careers in the social and natural sciences. To accomplish its mission, ACC provides access to excellent instructional programs and comprehensive support services in a caring and supportive learning environment. ACC’s purpose is to provide opportunities for lifelong learning, and contribute to the economic growth of its communities while assisting students in attaining degrees and certificates, earning credits to transfer, and developing the skills necessary to complete their educational goals. The Geography Department takes pride in playing an integral part in helping ACC accomplish its missions.
The goal of the Geography program at Austin Community College is to inform and educate students regarding the people, places, processes, and regions of the world through excellent teaching in the discipline of Geography. Students who graduate with an A.A. in Geography will be able to:
- Analyze the spatial organization of people, places, and environments on Earth’s surface;
- Explain how culture and experience influence people’s perceptions of places and regions;
- Understand the physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth’s surface and the characteristics and spatial distribution of ecosystems on Earth’s surface.