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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.

Programs of Study

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Master’s and Certificate in GIS

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:

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Focus on local quality-of-life and justice issues

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Focus on the intersection of place and inequality.

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Focus on new methods in geographical analysis.

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Focus on the processes that constitute globalization.

Department News and Events

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Reilly Wilson, ’12 alumna, on the criminalization of play

Geography and Urban Studies alumna Reilly Bergin Wilson (CLA, ’12) was recently interviewed to comment on her research surrounding the developmental importance and criminalization of children’s free play, especially as it impacts Black and Brown children.  She advocates for free play, unstructured play time, and play spaces designed for children’s creativity while calling into question recent policies…
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Professor Emerita Dr. Marilyn Silberfein, Lifelong Learner

After 45 years as a member of the Geography and Urban Studies faculty, Dr. Marilyn Silberfein retired and went on to pursue an Associate’s degree in Horticulture at Ambler Campus. She now has a Bachelor’s from the University of Connecticut, a Master’s of Arts and PhD in Geography from Syracuse University, and an Associate’s degree…
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Spring 2016 Alumni Newsletter

Check out our second Geography & Urban Studies and Environmental Studies Alumni Newsletter! Keep an eye out for upcoming alumni events in Philadelphia. Contact guses@temple.edu with your updates or to get involved with upcoming events.

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