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:

Summer 2021

Introduction to Geography

GEOG 110

Online 6/1/21 - 7/4/21

Basic patterns of physical environment and relationship of human patterns to them are explained.

Geography of Tourism

GEOG 290

Online 6/1/21 - 7/4/21

Physical and cultural factors affecting the locations and relative importance of recreational areas and tourist attractions, both foreign and domestic. Spatial analysis of tourist flows, modes of transportation, effects on regional economies, and impacts on environments.

Topic: Geography of the Caribbean

GEOG 481 / 516 & IS 464 / 597

Online 6/1/21 - 7/4/21

In this course, we will discuss the human and physical geography of the Caribbean region. If you can't go to a real beach this summer, enjoy one online during the first summer session!

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