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Geography

Expand your understanding of geography by learning about resource use, policy, planning, geology, oceanography and meteorology.

Why Study Geography?

Through the geography minor, you will strengthen your awareness of the history of interactions between people and their environments. You will study important concepts such as climate change, bodies of water, how our physical environment has impacted history and much more.


Degrees & Offerings

Geography

Minor
  Vermillion Main Campus

The coursework in this program will provide you with a well-rounded understanding of geography. In addition to required coursework in Earth Science and World Regional Geography, students complete electives that may include Environmental Law & Policy, Principles of Geomorphology, Meteorology, and Resources & Environmental Economics.

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Undergraduate

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Departments & Facilities

Our faculty have expertise in medical anthropology, medical sociology, epidemiology, forensic anthropology, religiosity, globalization, archaeology and more.
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Anthropology & Sociology

Human behavior. Biology. Culture. Societies. Social change. Explore what brings us together and what makes us unique on biological and social levels through the Department of Anthropology & Sociology.

Faculty & Staff

Get to know faculty and staff in the Department of Anthropology & Sociology. Our faculty are experts in their fields, contributing to scholarship in archaeology, radiocarbon dating, medieval epidemics, paleodemography, religiosity, globalization, sociology of education, the family, medical sociology, sociology of the law and more.
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Karen Koster

Chair, Anthro & Sociology
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Isaiah Cohen

Assistant Professor
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Cheryl Hartman

Senior Lecturer
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Saige Kelmelis

Assistant Professor
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Tony Krus

Assistant Professor
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Louisa Roberts

Assistant Professor
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Stephanie Spars

Senior Lecturer

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