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!
Fall is here, and our calendars are full! Registration for
Spring 2015 is about to begin. Check out the exciting list of courses on offer
in our department next semester.
This month, we will celebrate Geography Awareness Week. Our geography
undergraduates are planning a host of events, including the launch of a new
undergraduate-oriented website. We are very excited to see what they put
together! Our students will be all over campus this month, encouraging people across
our campus to take geography courses. November 13th, 2014 is our
annual Career Night for Geography Majors. Career Night brings former geography
undergraduates back to campus to speak to our current students about the job
market, the value of their training as geographers, and the ins and outs of
life after college. I am looking forward to reconnecting with our former
students. Since this year is also the 90th anniversary of the
Maxwell School, our department is partnering with the Department of Anthropology for a symposium on “Geography,
Anthropology, and Careers Dedicated to the Public Good.” This event also highlights
the great work our former geography undergraduates are doing in urban,
international, and environmental affairs. Stay tuned for pictures and more
information about both events!
We recently welcomed
a new addition to our office staff – Mary Collier. Mary will work directly with
our graduate program, and we are excited to have her in our department.
month starts the season of reviewing graduate applications. If you are
considering graduate school, we hope you’ll look at our program. Our website has lots of information about our program, and
our faculty are always happy to talk with you about our master’s and doctoral
degrees. Check us out!
If 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.
Chair, 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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