The Department of Geography, Environment and Climate Change (GECC) is one of the departments in the School of Education at George Benson Christian University College. The Department offers undergraduate programs to students in the areas of geography, environment, and climate change.
To be recognized as an outstanding department that works to understand, explain and improve communities spatially and human and environmental conditions geographically.
The department’s mission is to provide comprehensive higher education geographical and environmental knowledge, and workforce training programs and services of high quality that meet individual, business, and community needs.
The goal of the department is to
- offer comprehensive and enriched undergraduate and postgraduate programs in geography, environment and climate change
- encourage and strengthen the utilization of a broad range of technologies, methods, materials, and facilities, within instructional and support services that accommodate students of diverse backgrounds, interests and abilities
- create an environment that facilitates learning through a curriculum that broadens perspectives, leads to responsible citizenship, and sets standards that support the highest level of performance
- champion the university’s vision of seeking a world-class research by faithfully serving the industry and enriching communities by making available evidence-based resources and information
By the time they graduate, geography environment and climate change, students should be able to:
- Use and articulate concepts that are fundamental to a geographical perspective.
- Examine critically a range of thematic problems and evaluate geographic questions within a range of epistemological frameworks.
- Develop and use basic geographic skills and evaluate different forms of geographic evidence.
- Select and implement geographic methods that are appropriate to answer given questions in space and time.
- Design and carry out independent geographic research that demonstrates an understanding of how geographers ask questions, collect evidence, use methods to analyze and contextualize their investigation and findings in relation to philosophical, theoretical and conceptual framework.
- Hard Work,
- Accountability, and Community Service