Geography examines social and environmental processes, with a particular focus on space and place, critical theory, practical application, analysis and intervention. For more than 80 years, the Department of Geography at Syracuse University has been a leader in geographic research and teaching.
Greetings from the Syracuse
University Geography Department!
It’s a new year, and spring
semester has just begun. We’re excited about the upcoming months. Our new
website – geocuse.syr.edu
– continues to attract attention. We are so
very proud of the work our geography majors did to create this website. It’s
This semester, we have fabulous
speakers coming through our department – Matt Wilson, Antoinette WinklerPrins, Neha
Vora, and Adam Romero. In April 2015, Prof. Sallie Marston from
the University of Arizona will give our Don Meinig Undergraduate Lecture. We
are all excited to hear from Sallie, who was the first introduction to human
geography for many of our students.
We are offering some new courses
this semester – GEO 300: Geography and Education, GEO 400/600: The Greater
Middle East, GEO 700: Writing Geography, and GEO 700: GIS-Based Geostatistical
Methods and Applications. We have also added new sections, taught by Prof.
Susan Millar, for GEO 215: Global Environmental Change, one of our most popular
It’s graduate application season,
and we all look forward to seeing the applications. If you’re interested in
learning more about our graduate program, check out our webpage or email Prof. Susan Millar, our Graduate Director. We’d love to hear
If you’re an undergraduate and
looking for a major, why not try geography? We have lots of information on our website, as well as geocuse.syr.edu. Prof. Jane
Read, our Director of Undergraduate Studies, is also happy to speak with you.
Best of luck in the new year!
Jamie WindersChair, Department of Geography
The Maxwell School, which opened officially in October of 1924, is turning 90 this fall. To mark this anniversary, we’ve planned a series of on-campus events throughout the upcoming semester.
Wilson named Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center
Koch selected to lead association specialty group
Monmonier quoted in AP story