- Department Catalog
Students of geography can better appreciate how the world works by learning to develop an eye for spatial connections and cause and effect relationships. By learning how to see and study phenomena spatially we can begin to comprehend how a multitude of Earth’s systems work. For example, students may study how a certain vegetation association is related to the climate and soils of an area and how this pattern is reflected in the way people use the land and support themselves in the region. In some places it is apparent that these systems are in balance, in others it is obvious that there are problems which are also a focus of geographic inquiry.
Geography is the science of place and space. Geographers study the relationships among geographic places, natural systems, society and cultural activities, and the interdependence of these from the spatial… MORE >>