Personally, I am against the intense study on a subject, taking Geography as an example. In my opinion, since Geography is not a specific subject for any of the disciplines of Philology, Computer Science and Natural Sciences, it does not require a thorough process of studying, though still should be treated as an important component to anyone's general knowledge.
In fact, I think every subject that is in a student's program should have an equal time of studying to not to load the memory with unnecessary information that will surely be lost over time. Once there is a balance between the time spent on each topic, there will be a diversification of the knowledge.