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    Saint Michael's College
  Jan 18, 2018
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Geography Program

Coordinator: Professor Richard Kujawa

Geography involves the description and explanation of the variable character of the earth’s surface. It crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries, emphasizing the study of the spatial organization of human activities; the complexities of human environment relations; and the creation and re-creation of places. Geographers examine these processes at a variety of spatial scales from local to global. The discipline offers one of the central analytical viewpoints on the processes of globalization. A minor in Human Geography is offered.

Courses which focus on systematic human geography include a survey class at the introductory level as well as more specialized intermediate and upper level courses.  Intermediate level classes are offered in many human geography subfields (urban, economic and political geography).  Several intermediate and upper level classes are offered in more applied fields (geography of water, environmental policy and urban regional planning).  Geography courses are designed to broaden the social and cultural horizons of students.  Many courses fulfill elective requirements in major and minor concentrations.