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Geography and Sustainability


Geographers study the world from a spatial perspective, emphasizing the importance of space, place, landscape and environment to relations and processes both within and between human and natural worlds. As an academic field, geography ranges across the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. With geography, you can pursue questions about culture, politics, society, economics and the physical environment.

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Study Abroad: Informational meeting about The SEA Semester program at noon on W 10/4 in HWC 203.

Job opportunities for geography students: 1) New posting: Assistant Planner with the Linn County Planning & Building Department. Get details. 2) Two positions still available with the USFS in the Umpqua National Forest to do “geomorphic roads analysis and inventory.” Positions are temporary and begin in Fall. Get details. Feel free to contact your advisor about these positions or other jobs available in geography and related fields.

Requirements for the geography major, minor and minor in planning have been revised for 2016-2017. You can review the requirements from Degrees & Programs. You can also view or download a four-year graduation plan for geography majors. See your advisor or any member of the geography faculty for additional guidance.

Internships with the AAG: the Association of American Geographers is looking for interns. Go to the AAG for details. In addition to this opportunity, see your advisor or any member of the faculty regarding additional internships, study abroad programs, and field schools. These kinds of opportunities can be arranged for course credit, or used for the Capstone in geography.

Looking for a course? See our updated Class Schedule.


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503-838-8288 | or e-mail: ryalss@wou.edu | Location: HSS 231

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