About the Department of Geography and Urban Studies
The Department of Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) at Temple University aims to provide undergraduate and graduate instruction and research related to urban systems, nature and society, international development, and spatial analysis, with a special emphasis on the geographic analysis of urban dynamics.
The Department currently offers undergraduate majors and minors in Geography and Urban Studies and Environmental Studies and an MA in Geography and Urban Studies and PhD in Geography and Urban Studies at the graduate level.
The GUS Department is excited to announce our new Undergraduate Certificate in GIS, Professional Science Master’s in GIS and Graduate Certificate in GIS. For more information about the programs, please contact us.
We are now accepting applications for the Professional Science Master’s in Geographic Information Systems. Apply now!
Department of Geography and Urban Studies Research
Department News and Events
GUS Faculty Dr. Jacob Shell has recently published a new book titled Transportation and Revolt: Pigeons, Mules, Canals, and the Vanishing Geographies of Subversive Mobility (MIT Press, 2015). In this book, he argues that political regimes have historically associated certain modes of transportation with revolt or subversive activities and have responded by acting to destroy or curtail those modes of…
Colleen Hammelman is the recipient of the James J. Parsons Ph.D. Award from the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (CLAG). This award provides $1,300 to support one-month of fieldwork in Medellin, Colombia, on her project Connecting for survival: Understanding the spatial implications of migrant women’s survival strategies in Medellín, Colombia. Building on fieldwork in Medellin…