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About the Department of Geography and Urban Studies

GUS currently has over 200 undergraduate majors in Environmental Studies and Geography & Urban Studies, 14 Masters students, 19 doctoral students, and 30 faculty members.

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 a B.A. in Geography and Urban Studies, a B.A. in Environmental Studies, an M.A. in Geography and Urban Studies, and a Ph.D. in Geography and Urban Studies.

Department of Geography and Urban Studies Research

The four research themes associated with the department include:

gusSustainability

Focus on local quality-of-life and justice issues

gusSocial Justice

Focus on the intersection of place and inequality.

gusGeographic Methods

Focus on new methods in geographical analysis.

gusGlobalization

Focus on the processes that constitute globalization.

Department News and Events

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Colleen Hammelman awarded the 2014-2015 Harris Webber Graduate Fellowship

The Department of Geography and Urban Studies is proud to announce that it will award the first Harris Webber Graduate Fellowship for doctoral study in the academic year 2014-2015.  This Fellowship is made possible by the generosity of Temple alumnus Harris Webber (CLA, ’65).   He is the founder of Harris Webber Ltd, a company involved…
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Temple University Critical Geography Conference

Hosted by Temple University’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies, the 21st Annual Critical Geography Conference hopes to include a wide array of scholars and activists doing work in critical geography.  This year’s overarching theme connotes an exploration of how we understand, follow, imagine, feel, utilize, yield to and alter the workings of power. Power has…
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