Department Chair: Vanessa Massaro

Geographers are devoted to thinking spatially about people, environments, and relations among them. Physical geography, a natural science, focuses on the natural processes that interact to create the biophysical environments we depend upon. Human geography, a social science, seeks to understand the cultural, economic, and political processes that create and reproduce the built environments and social worlds in which we live. Environmental geography lies at the intersection of the physical and human worlds, studying topics such as resources, hazards, and human impacts on the environment. The Geography Faculty Scholarship collection contains records filtered by department from Faculty Books, Faculty Conference Papers and Presentations, Faculty Contributions to Books, Faculty Journal Articles, and Other Faculty Research and Publications. The Geography Student Scholarship collection contains records filtered by department from the Honors Thesis and Masters Thesis collections.

The main Geography site includes a department description, faculty and staff contact information, and major and minor requirements. Past versions of the department website are archived by the Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) using the Archive-It web archiving services; capture began in 2015. Finding aids for departmental records are also available online.


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