GEOGRAPHY

Program Advisor: Dr. Richard Bordner


A major is not offered in Geography, which is integrated with programs both in Humanities and the Social Sciences. Geography provides a synthesizing perspective towards the interrelationship of the human population and the planet. The goals of the geography courses are oriented towards emphasizing the relationship of people with the various landscapes they operate in: physical, perceptual, cultural and ritual. All the courses emphasize the following key aspects of the geographical way of thought:

  1. The complex dialog between cultures and nature

  2. How human-environment relationships are reflected on the physical landscape

  3. The complex ways in which the physical landscape shapes and modifies human behavior

Specialty courses are offered that place these concepts within a regional framework. Students in behavioral sciences, business administration, communication, education, history, international studies and political science should consider courses in geography to complement their major field of study.