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Why Study Geography?

Geography courses offered in the Social Sciences emphasize the global diversity of cultures and the fundamental role played by place in shaping human behavior. Exploration and analysis of how globalization, population, environment, cultural identity, landscapes, economic development, political geography, and urbanization can offer students a window into how geography affects human activity and influences the uneven global distribution of people. Cultural geography courses also emphasize the academic skills needed in fields including the social sciences, the humanities, and education.

Degrees and Certificates

 View the curriculum for each program in the current Academic Catalog. You can also access the entire catalog online. An archive of previous catalogs and addenda is also available.

Please visit Career Programs and Transfer Degrees, where you will find information describing the requirements needed to complete a degree or certificate.


A listing of course descriptions is available in the current Academic Catalog. For a listing of when courses are offered, consult the current course schedule or WebAdvisor.


A number of dedicated adjunct faculty members offer geography courses at Prairie State College. Adjunct faculty can be reached via the contact information you will receive the first day of class. You may also try visiting the Adjunct Faculty Office when your professor is on campus. The Adjunct Faculty Office is located on the fourth floor of Main Building in room 4195.

For general information about geography courses offered in the Social Sciences Department, please contact the current Social Sciences Department Chair or Coordinator. Contact information can be found in the college’s staff directory, or by contacting Peggy Jones, Administrative Assistant, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, (708) 709-3537.