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 (grade 9), Travel and Tourism (grade 11), Forces of Nature: Physical Processes and Disasters (grade 11), World Issues: A Geographic Perspective (grade 12), and Environment and Resource Management (grade 12). 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 contest and activities which enhance their learning experience: Geography Awareness Week, The Canadian Geographic Challenge, The Earth Sciences Where Challenge, and the Canadian Geographic Energy Production and Transmission Floor Map. Our affiliations include the Canadian Geographic Education, the Ontario Association of Geographic and Environmental Educators, Mining Matters, and the Bethune Environmental Action Team (B.E.A.T.).

Course Descriptions:

The Ministry of Education provides detailed course descriptions.