Geography is the study of the Earth’s landscapes, peoples, places, and environments. Geographers ask where things are located on the surface of the earth, why they are located there, how places differ from one another, and how people interact with the environment. Geography is unique in linking the social sciences and natural sciences together.

Bethune’s Geography Department prides itself on giving our students the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a world where the traditional constructs of time and space are shrinking. We offer a variety of human and physical geography courses: Issues in Canadian Geography (CGC1D), Travel and Tourism (CGG3O), Forces of Nature: Physical Processes and Disasters (CGF3M), World Issues: A Geographic Perspective (CGW4U), and What on Earth are we Doing? Exploring Human and Environmental Challenges (CGR4M). As a result, many Bethune graduates choose to study geography, geomatics, and Earth sciences in their post-secondary studies and later enter careers in urban and regional planning, law, travel and tourism, international development, geomatics, marketing, education, disaster preparedness and management, and environmental management.

Bethune’s geography students participate in many activities which enhance their learning experience: Geography Awareness Week, Project of Heart Ontario, and the Canadian Geographic Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada Floor Map . Our affiliations include the Canadian Geographic Education, the Ontario Association of Geographic and Environmental Educators, and the Bethune Environmental Action Team (B.E.A.T.).

Course Descriptions:

The Ministry of Education provides detailed course descriptions.