What is Geography?Geography is the science of space and place on Earth's surface. Its subject matter is the physical and human phenomena that make up the world's environments and places. Geographers describe the changing spatial patters of places in words, maps and geo-graphics. Geography's continuing quest is to understand the physical and cultural features of places and their natural settings on the surface of Earth.
Why Geography at American River College?Geography course offerings include basic courses in Physical Geography, Cultural Geography, World Regional Geography, and California Geography which are transferable to most 4-year universities in the Northern California Area. American River College is proud to claim Robert Christopherson, the award-winning author of the Physical Geography textbook, Geosystems, as one of its faculty members. Courses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are also part of the geography course offerings, and are described in a separate section.