Welcome to Geography

Geography Department iconGeography stimulates curiosity about the world’s diverse inhabitants and places because it involves the study of the earth as created by natural forces and as modified by human action.

Geographers synthesize knowledge from many disciplines as they explore the linkages and interdependencies between physical and cultural landscapes to offer insights into the spatial organization of the earth’s surface.

A geographically informed student has a deeper understanding of the web of relationships between people, places and the environment at local, regional and global scales.

Here are some of the topics you can learn about in Geography: 

  • Geographic techniques including 
      • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
      • Global Positioning Satellites (GPS)
      • Cartography
      • Quantitative methods
      • Remote sensing
  • Physical geography including
      • Geomorphology
      • Climate change
      • Biogeography
      • Soils
  • Human geography including 
      • Historical geography
      • Political geography
      • Economic geography
      • Behavioral geography
      • Population geography



Leslie Nguyen
Division Assistant, Social Sciences and Humanities


Office Location

L1 13
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