Geography

Geography offers a unique way of seeing and understanding the world, combined with the ability to communicate this understanding to others.

Geography is a growing field that offers a wide range of career options. Geographers study both natural science and social science.

Natural science topics include spatial patterns of rocks, soils, animals, plants, climate and weather. Social science topics include spatial patterns of culture, policy, conflict, demographics, economics, resources and waste, with an emphasis on investigating the intersection of human activity and environmental processes. Geographers use a variety of geospatial technologies to map the world in different ways from the global to the local. 

The Department of Geography offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in geography and an online Master of Geographic Information Science. Our faculty represent a diverse array of research fields in human and physical geography and geographic information science. 


GEOGRAPHY AT KENT STATE STARK


STARK CAMPUS GEOGRAPHY COURSE OFFERINGS

COURSE TITLE REQUIREMENT FREQUENCY
ENVS 22070 Nature & Society Major Core Requirement; Minor Core Elective 1 section in spring
GEOG 10160 Introduction to Geography Kent Core Social Sciences; Minor Core Elective 1 section in fall
GEOG 17063 World Geography Kent Core Social Sciences & Global Diversity; Major Core Requirement; Minor Core Elective 2 sections in spring
GEOG 17064 Geography of the U.S. & Canada Kent Core Social Sciences & Domestic Diversity; Major Core Requirement; Minor Core Elective 2 sections in fall
GEOG 21062 Physical Geography Kent Core Basic Sciences; Major Core Requirement; Minor Core Elective 1 section in fall
GEOG 21063 Physical Geography Lab Kent Core Basic Sciences Lab; Major Core Requirement 1 section in fall
GEOG 22061 Human Geography Kent Core Social Sciences & Global Diversity; Major Core Requirement; Minor Core Elective 1 section in fall
GEOG 29160 Mapping Our World Major Core Requirement 1 section in fall online
GEOG 31070 Population and the Environment Major Environmental & Social Elective; Minor Upper-Division Elective 1 section every 2 years
GEOG 31080 Geography of Wine Major Environmental Elective; Minor Upper-Division Elective 1 section in fall online
GEOG 32023 Campus & Community Gardens Major Upper-Division Elective 1 section in summer intersession
GEOG 37010 Geography of Ohio Major Environmental & Social Elective; Minor Upper-Division Elective 1 section every 2 years online
GEOG 41051 Natural Disasters & Society Major Social Elective; Minor Upper-Division Elective 1 section every 2 years
GEOG 41066 Global Climate Change Major Environmental & Social Elective; Minor Upper-Division Elective 1 section every 2 years
GEOG 41073 Conservation of Natural Resources Major Environmental & Social Elective; Minor Upper-Division Elective  1 section in spring
GEOG 49070 Geographic Information Science Major Core Elective; Minor Upper-Division Elective 1 section in spring
GEOG 49230 Remote Sensing Major Geographic Information Elective; Minor Upper-Division Elective 1 section in spring

Updated October 2019. Subject to change. Direct curriculum questions to Dr. Chris Post at 330-244-3427 or cpost2@kent.edu.