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.
from the SU Geography Department!
Greetings from SU Geography!
November was a
busy month for our department. We celebrated the 90th anniversary of
the Maxwell School by bringing in some of our top former undergraduates to talk
about how they used their training as geographers in their current careers.
This event was co-sponsored with the Anthropology Department and included
sessions on urban affairs, international relations, and environmental issues.
It was great to hear from our former students, and I know that our current
undergraduates learned a great deal.
In November, we
also held our annual Career Night for Geography Undergraduates. This event
brings in former geography undergraduates to give our current students advice
on job searches, career choices, resume preparation, and other topics. There
was standing-room only at Career Night this year!
we pulled out all the stops. Our undergraduates set up tables in the Schine
Center to tell other students about geography, as did our students in GIS for
On November 18th, 2014, we launched a new website, created by our
graduating seniors, that highlights geography as a major/career from the
perspectives of undergraduates – geocuse.syr.edu.
We are *SO* very proud of our undergraduates for their hard work on this
website. It’s been up and running for a few weeks now, and we’ve gotten lots of
positive feedback on it. We can’t wait to start using this website in our
classes and hope you will as well. Check it out!
application time, and our faculty are enjoying getting to know prospective
graduate students. We love to hear from students interested in our program
and look forward to reading applications in the coming months.
As Fall 2014
winds down, we are gearing up for Spring 2015.
We’re offering lots of exciting courses next semester and hope to see you in
you’re a prospective undergraduate student, check out our “Undergraduate
Studies” page, or email our Undergraduate Director, Prof. Jane Read.
She will be happy to talk to you about our major and minors.
you 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.
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