CCSU Geography Department

Department of Geography



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Department of Geography

Ebenezer D. Bassett Hall, Rm 417

Diane Cannata, Secretary
p: 860-832-2785
f:  860-832-3140


Dr. Charles E. Button

Department Chair
p: 860-832-2788


Why Geography?

Geography is one of the few disciplines that comfortably bridges the social sciences, biophysical sciences and the humanities through its holistic approach to studies. Geography programs offer international and integrative perspectives on the relations among social, economic, and biophysical processes that affect interconnections between people, environments and places on the earth's surface.

There are many specializations for students interested in pursuing a degree in Geography. Each specialization is designed to provide students with the training necessary to enter careers in their field. For students who are interested in Geography but are completing a major in another discipline, we offer several minor options. Students can either follow a general Geography minor or pursue more structured minors in the specializations listed above. Geography majors can also take a different geographic specialty for minor.

Highlighted Course Offerings:

Fall 2021

Geography of Health & Disease

GEOG 470 / 514 & IS 470

W 4:30 - 7:10 PM

Investigation of health-related topics using geographical frameworks and methodological techniques. Themes include disease distribution, health care access, and HIV/AIDS in a global context.

Energy Resources & Climate Change

GEOG 457 / 514 & SUST 475 / 575

TR 12:15 - 1:30 PM

Seminar on geographical bases of energy resources and global climate change. Emphasis on the geographical, physical, environmental, economic, and social impacts of energy resource development and use and their effects on global climate regions and sustainability.

Advanced Cartography

GEOG 476 / 578

M 4:30 - 7:10 PM

Design and production of maps using GIS. Emphasis on spatial data acquisition, analysis, and effective visual communication.

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