Geography is the science of place and space. Geographers ask where things are located on the surface of the Earth, why they are located where they are, how places differ from one another, and how people interact with the environment. Geography links the social sciences and natural sciences together, studying the relationships between human activity and natural systems.
Western’s Geography — Elementary program is designed to provide the necessary depth and breadth of social and natural sciences to teaching majors who wish to specialize in Geography in the public school system. Geography — Elementary satisfies the academic major requirement for teacher certification with an endorsement in elementary education and must be accompanied by the professional preparation program in elementary education.