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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by James Bond 007, Feb 20, 2007.
Did anyone get Geography to count as a behavioral science?
please tell me this was a joke.
Geography is designated as Other Non Science on my AACOMAS application.
From the help link on the app:
Subject: Enter one subject for each course. Following are subject codes of specific courses:
Cellular & Molecular Biology
Readings in Chemistry
Research in Chemistry
Special Topics in Chemistry
Structures & Bonds
Organic Chemistry Bio-Organic Chemistry
Readings in Organic Chemistry
Special Topics in Organic Chemistry
Electricity & Light
To be determined by department
No I was not joking.
Geography encompasses many different subjects.
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
While we're all posting pictures...
heres a copy of an email i got from someone from aacom:
some school specify that it has to be CULTURAL anthropology
One of my bachelor's degrees was anthropology and our department was joined to the geography department which had a very strong program in cultural geography, specifically the study of indigenous peoples and their geography. I think this was a very valid question. However, I personally do not know the answer although I would guess it would not count. If you want the actual answer, I would contact either the school of interest or AACOM with the specific course name.
I seriously LOL'd at this thread.
Of course Geography doesn't count. Now if you said Antropology, whole different story.
Oftentimes, geography and anthropology classes are cross listed, especially for upper division courses. The OP did give anyone the title of the course in question.
Geography = Other Non Science
The aacomas people verified mine that way. And they actually changed some other designation (I put Environmental Health as Other Non-Science, and they changed it to Science), so I'm sure they would have changed that one as well if it was wrong.
I'm not trying to say that geography is a behavioral science and I don't know if I have come off as doing such. I am just trying to say that it would probably be better to ask the school or AACOM. There are oftentimes several behavioral type geography courses at larger universities. I have heard many times that people can provide their syllabus for a particular class if they think it fits under a certain designation better than its home department. I took my physics I and II at an engineering college in the physics engineering department and not the physics department and from what I have been informed, these courses will be counted as physics. You just never know until you ask.
I had it down before, but now I'm confused, why is math computer sci and english above and not listed under non-science? BTW statistics is listed under nonscience right?
The moment geography becomes a behavioral science class is when hell freezes over. Not happening.
That's because physics is physics, no matter if it's in its purest form or applied form. There's is nothing complex about it.
Spatial and Environmental Influences in Social Systems
Comparative Studies of the Dispossession of Indigenous Peoples
Behavioral Processes in Person/Environment Relations
1. Appears to be a Sociology/Anthropology-based course.
2. Appears to be an Anthropology-based course.
3. Appears to be a Psychology-based course.
I don't see Geography anywhere ...
These were all taken out of the geography course listings at my school.
Dr Inviz, I think you were just pretending to antagonize me to help me prove my point. How'd you get so incredibly sweet?
Suspension will do that to you ...
give us the course description....
I believe that in primary application, the actual content of the class, not the sponsoring department determines it's category.
For what school? At COMP, they're not that serious about the behavioral science requirement and are willing to make substitutions, etc. Also, even if it's categorized as one thing by AACOMAS, you can petition a school to accept it as something in another category by showing a syllabus or some other information. As has been noted above, if it's something like cultural geography, you'd have a pretty good case for counting that as a behavioral science.
In general, schools care about you meeting the basic requirements. For all the other random requirements, they're usually pretty flexible. So you can't get out of taking physics, but you can probably skip taking another psych/soc class.
My Geography class was approved by LECOM Bradenton after they looked over the course description.
I guess I should not place much value on what Dr. Inviz says. It seems that all Dr. Inviz wants to do is insult people.
Great, 1 school approved it. If all you applied to was LECOM-Br, sweeet, you are 1 for 1! Let me know when all your schools approve of the Geo classes.
that's what ignore lists are for.
I only applied to 3 schools, and LECOM-Bradenton was the only one with behavioral science requirements. I guess we will never know if other schools with this requirement would have approved.