What is Geography?
Geography is, quite simply, the study of the “why of where?” But as a wide-ranging discipline that also studies everything about the world, it is much more so. Literally, geography means to write about the world. Geographers study human-environment relationships, and how the spaces that we occupy and create are used to affect power relationships.
As a Geographer, you will study closely the world in which you live, how it affects you, and why it does so. Specific topics that you will study include:
- How people construct places and why they construct those places in the ways that they do;
- How politics is very much shaped by the environment, but also how the environment is shaped by politics;
- How change in one place may affect change in another place that often times most people think is completely unrelated;
You will learn to think deeply about the spaces, places, scales, and contexts of your life!
About the Program
Stand out, be a geographer! A welcome letter from CofC’s geographers.