Individuals face challenging issues in modern life: globalization and its regional implications, global climate change and its effects, resource use and sustainability, cultural change and its environmental consequences, geopolitics with changing states and borders, and Google Earth, GPS and other spatial digital technology that are changing the way people interact with the world. For individuals intrigued by these issues, the College’s Department of Geography is the answer.
Office: Saunders Hall 445
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At its core, Geography is about the human relationship with the environment, and its studies lend understanding to many critical issues that face modern society. The discipline spans natural science, social science, and the humanities, as well as technology, as it engages in questions such as environmental processes, socio-political dynamics, cultural change, and the use of modern geo-spatial technologies.
Environmental Geography engages in a systematic study of the Earth’s physical environment, natural resource management and global environmental change. Its focus is on global change and its impact on different parts of the world in the terrestrial and marine environments.
Human Geography investigates the cultural, economic, and political processes that shape human activities on the Earth. It focuses on issues related to globalization, cultural and political changes and its relationship to the environment.
Geographic Technology includes the study of cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and the use of these technologies in understanding spatial environmental issues. This is a fast-growing area in geography with many research and job opportunities.
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Minor in Geography, Master of Arts (MA), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)