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:

Spring 2022

Geography of Global Contemporary Migration

GEOG 160

M / W 1:40 - 2:55 PM

Use a geographic lens to examine aspects and trends of contemporary international migration. Focus on current issues in international movements, including the impact of climate change, gender, children's migration, international student migration, and health and migration.

Geographic Information Systems

GEOG 378

M / W 9:25 - 10:40 AM

Introduction to raster and vector geographic information systems, with a focus on spatial data management, manipulation, and analysis.

GIS Applications: Public Health

GEOG 463 / 579


Use GIS in the context of carrying out projects for visualizing and analyzing health-related spatial data from infectious diseases, cancer, to environmental effects, health care accessibility, and community involvement in public health.

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