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About the Department of Geography and Urban Studies

The Department of Geography and Urban Studies focuses on the four themes of globalization, sustainability, social justice, and geographic methods, combining social science skills with technical training. Our graduates get competitive and meaningful jobs in non-profit, government, and business sectors.

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We are now accepting applications for the Professional Science Master’s in Geographic Information Systems.

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Learn more about how our students seek to make a difference in the world.

Major and Minor in Environmental Studies

 

Major and Minor in Geography and Urban Studies

 

Graduate and Undergraduate Certificates in GIS

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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The Rad Dish Co-op: an entirely student-run cafe on campus

The Rad Dish Cafe grew from a “spitballed” idea in Dr. Tina Rosan’s Environmental Studies Senior Seminar in 2011 to an entirely student-run cafe on campus, opened in 2015. Students participated in independent studies with Dr. Allison Hayes-Conroy in GUS and faculty in Fox to identify ethical and local food sourcing options and develop a business…
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Joel Kirkland Cornell, December 21, 1987 – April 15, 2016

Joel Kirkland Cornell, December 21, 1987 – April 15, 2016 The Department of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University is greatly saddened by the sudden death of our student and friend, Joel Kirkland Cornell.  Joel died on April 15 in Philadelphia of natural causes. Joel was a graduate of the Woodlynde School, Howard University…
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Dr. Kolson Schlosser receives 2016 Innovative Teaching with Technology Award

Congratulations Dr. Kolson Schlosser on receiving a 2016 Innovative Teaching with Technology Award! Dr. Schlossor is an Assistant Professor of Instruction and the 2-15-2016 Director of Environmental Studies. His research interests include Geohumanities, Political Ecology, Environmental History, Geography Education. Dr. Schlosser teaches GUS 821: Digital Mapping and GUS/ENST 842: Sustainable Environments as part of the General Education Program and…
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