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
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.