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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, 21 doctoral students, and 21 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 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 GISProfessional 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

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

Jacob Shell Book

Transportation and Revolt (MIT Press) by Dr. Jacob Shell

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…
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Neighborhoods in the periphery Colleen

PhD Candidate Colleen Hammelman Receives Research Award

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…
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