Course information

See information about our courses in the UVic Calendar or check the current course timetable.

You can talk with the  to plan a program that works for you or plan your Geography Degree.

Directed Studies

In special cases, with the consent of the department and the individual instructor concerned, a student may be permitted to pursue a course of directed studies. This is an opportunity for students to perform an in-depth exploration of a specific area of research with their instructor. To register for a Directed Studies course, please bring the completed form to the Geography Office.

Special Topics in Geography Courses

Information about current and upcoming special topic courses is made available once provided by the instructor. If information about a particular special topics course you are interested in taking is not yet shown on this page, contact the instructor directly.

Fall 2018:

GEOG 314 - Global Environmental Change and Human Response. Instructor: Sophia Carodenuto. Examine large-scale patterns and trends in changes within the global environment and how respond to these changes in different world regions.

GEOG 391A01 - Applied Statistics for Geographers. Instructor: Mark Flaherty. Statisitcal methods in the context of understanding environmental impacts, public policy and programmes. Learn the strength, weaknesses and applications of different statistical analysis tools.

GEOG 391A02 - The Anthropocene: Humans at the Helm. Instructor: Dennis Jelinski. Human impact of Earth and its systems, critiques of actions to transform our relationship to the Planet.

GEOG 391A03 - Landscapes of the Heart. Instructor: Maleea Acker. Investigates the meaningful non-tangible relationships between humankind and the environment.

GEOG 491 - Urban Mobility. Instructor: Ray Straatsma.  Public transit, active transportation, road sagety, bike planning and design and innovations in urban mobility in the context of Victoria and the Captial Regional District.


Course outline links are to the most recent offering from the instructor, and are updated as they are provided.

Please note: course listings and assigned instructors are subject to change.

Fall 2018



Course Number Outline Professor
GEOG 100 GEOGRAPHY FOR TODAY: OUR DIGITAL EARTH                                              CHRIS BONE
GEOG 101A ENVIRONMENT, SOCIETY AND SUSTAINABILITY PHILIP DEARDEN
GEOG 101B SPACE, PLACE AND SOCIETY JENNIFER MATEER
GEOG 103 INTRO TO PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 209 INTRO TO ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT CAMERON OWENS
GEOG 222 INTRO TO MAPS AND GIS IAN O'CONNELL
GEOG 226 INTRO TO QUANTITATIVE METHODS IAN O'CONNELL
GEOG 228 INTRO TO REMOTE SENSING OLAF NIEMANN
GEOG 252  COASTAL GEOGRAPHY ANKE KREY
GEOG 272 INTRO TO CLIMATOLOGY AND HYDROLOGY JOHANNES FEDDEMA
GEOG 276 INTRO TO GEOMORPHOLOGY DANIEL SMITH 
GEOG 288 WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY CINDYANN ROSE-REDWOOD
GEOG 303 CONSERVATION AND ECOLOGY OF WHALES DAVID DUFFUS 
GEOG 306 GEOGRAPHY OF CANADA CAMERON OWENS
GEOG 314 GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN RESPONSE SOPHIA CARODENUTO
GEOG 319 REMOTE SENSING OF THE ENVIRONMENT MAYCIRA COSTA
GEOG 325 FIELD SURVEYING IAN O'CONNELL
GEOG 328 GIS ANALYSIS SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 340 GEOGRAPHIES OF THE NORTH AMERICAN CITY REUBEN ROSE-REDWOOD
GEOG 346 GEOGRAPHIES OF ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH DENISE CLOUTIER
GEOG 347B GEOGRAPHIES OF DEVELOPMENT MARK FLAHERTY
GEOG 357 PARKS AND PROTECTED AREAS PHILIP DEARDEN
GEOG 358 LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY DENNIS JELINSKI
GEOG 376 PROCESS GEOMORPHOLOGY EVA KWOLL
GEOG 380 COMMUNITY MAPPING CRYSTAL TREMBLAY
GEOG 386 CONTEMPORARY GEOPOLITICS CINDYANN ROSE-REDWOOD
GEOG 388 REGIONAL STUDIES RANDALL SCHARIEN
GEOG 391 A01 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: APPLIED STATISTICS FOR GEOGRAPHERS MARK FLAHERTY
GEOG 391 A02 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: THE ANTHROPOSCENE DENNIS JELINSKI

GEOG 391 A03

TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: LANDSCAPES OF THE HEART MALEEA ACKER
GEOG 404 SPACE AND POWER JENNIFER MATEER
GEOG 418 ADVANCED SPATIAL ANALYSIS AND GEO-STATISTICS CHRIS BONE
GEOG 420 FIELD STUDIES IN COASTAL GEOMATICS MAYCIRA COSTA
GEOG 477 FIELD STUDIES IN PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY DANIEL SMITH 
GEOG 491 A01 ADVANCED TOPICS: URBAN MOBILITY RAY STRAATSMA
GEOG 491 A02 ADVANCED TOPICS: DYNAMICS OF THE CRYOSPHERE RANDALL SCHARIEN
GEOG 491 A03 ADVANCED TOPICS: ECOLOGY & POLITICS OF THE KILLER WHALE DAVID DUFFUS 
GEOG 500A GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH APPROACHES REUBEN ROSE-REDWOOD
GEOG 518 ADVANCED SPATIAL ANALYSIS AND SPATIAL STATISTICS CHRIS BONE
GEOG 523 QUALITATIVE METHODS IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY DENISE CLOUTIER
GEOG 524 ADVANCED QUANITATIVE METHODS DAVID ATKINSON
GEOG 538 ADVANCED SEMINAR IN GEOMATICS OLAF NIEMANN

Spring 2019

Course Number Outline Professor
GEOG 100 GEOGRAPHY FOR TODAY: OUR DIGITAL EARTH                                              CHRIS BONE
GEOG 101A ENVIRONMENT, PLACE AND SOCIETY TBD
GEOG 101B SPACE, PLACE AND SOCIETY TBD
GEOG 103 INTRO TO PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY EVA KWOLL
GEOG 211 POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY TBD
GEOG 218 SOCIAL AND CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY TBD
GEOG 222 INTRO TO MAPS AND GIS IAN O'CONNELL
GEOG 226 INTRO TO QUANTITATIVE METHODS MARK FLAHERTY
GEOG 228 INTRO TO REMOTE SENSING MAYCIRA COSTA
GEOG 274 INTO TO BIOGEOGRAPHY DAVID DUFFUS 
GEOG 276 INTRO TO GEOMORPHOLOGY DANIEL SMITH 
GEOG 306 GEOGRAPHY OF CANADA CAMERON OWENS
GEOG 319 REMOTE SENSING OF THE ENVIRONMENT DAVID DUFFUS 
GEOG 322 DIGITAL REMOTE SENSING SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 324 DIRECTIONS IN GEOGRAPHY MARK FLAHERTY
GEOG 328 GIS ANALYSIS SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 329 GIS APPLICATIONS AND TOOLS IAN O'CONNELL
GEOG 332 URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH JUTTA GUTBERLET
GEOG 353 COASTAL AND MARINE RESOURCES TBD
GEOG 370 HYDROLOGY TBD
GEOG 371 WATER RESOURCES MGMT TBD
GEOG 373 APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY DAVID ATKINSON
GEOG 388 A01 REGIONAL STUDIES TBD
GEOG 388 A02 REGIONAL STUDIES CINDYANN ROSE-REDWOOD
GEOG 388 A03 REGIONAL STUDIES SOPHIA CARODENUTO
GEOG 301 A01  - CANCELLED -
GEOG 391 A02 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: GLOBAL MIGRATION CINDYANN ROSE-REDWOOD
GEOG 391 A03 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: MOUNTAIN METEROLOGY SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 391 A04 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: COASTAL METEOROLOGY SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 391 A05 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: COASTAL PLANNING ROSALINE CANESSA
GEOG 406 SUSTAINABLE CITIES CAMERON OWENS
GEOG 407 ACTIVISM AND COMMUNITY PLANNING TBD
GEOG 422 ADVANCED TOPICS IN REMOTE SENSING RANDALL SCHARIEN
GEOG 424 FIELD STUDIES IN GEOMORPHOLOGY EVA KWOLL
GEOG 428 ADVANCED TOPICS: INFORMATION SCIENCE CHRIS BONE
GEOG 438 AQUACULTURE IN BC STEPHEN CROSS
GEOG 450 ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILIY: PRACTICE TBD
GEOG 453 FIELD STUDIES IN COSTAL AND MARINE RESOURCES DAN HARRISON
GEOG 457 MARINE PROTECTED AREAS CHARLES SHORT
GEOG 476 ADVANCED STUDIES IN GEOMORPHOLOGY EVA KWOLL
GEOG 484 ADVANCED STUDIES IN WEATHER AND CLIMATE DAVID ATKINSON
GEOG 487 A01 ADVANCED LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY DENNIS JELINSKI
GEOG 487 A02 ADVANCED LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY TBD
GEOG 491 ADVANCED TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY SOPHIA CARODENUTO
GEOG 499A HONOURS THESIS
GEOG 499B HONOURS THESIS
GEOG 500B RESEARCH DESIGN IN GEOGRAPHY DENNIS JELINSKI
GEOG 536 ADVANCED SEMINAR IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY REUBEN ROSE-REDWOOD
GEOG 537 ADVANCED SEMINAR IN PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY DAVID DUFFUS 

Spring 2018

Course Number Outline Professor
GEOG 101A ENVIRONMENT, SOCIETY AND SUSTAINABILITY LISA KADONAGA
GEOG 101B INTRO TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY TERESA DAWSON
GEOG 103 INTRO TO PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY EVA KWOLL
GEOG 218 SOCIAL AND CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY REUBEN ROSE-REDWOOD
GEOG 222 INTRO TO MAPS AND GIS IAN O'CONNELL
GEOG 226 INTRO TO QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY MARK FLAHERTY
GEOG 228 INTRO TO REMOTE SENSING OLAF NIEMANN
GEOG 274 INTRO TO BIOGEOGRAPHY DAVID DUFFUS
GEOG 276 INTRO TO GEOMORPHOLOGY DANIEL SMITH 
GEOG 301 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT SEAN BROADBENT
GEOG 306 GEOGRAPHY OF CANADA CAMERON OWENS
GEOG 319 REMOTE SENSING OF THE ENVIRONMENT MAYCIRA COSTA
GEOG 322 DIGITAL REMOTE SENSING RANDALL SCHARIEN
GEOG 323 CARTOGRAPHY IAN O'CONNELL
GEOG 324 DIRECTIONS IN GEOGRAPHY JUTTA GUTBERLET
GEOG 328 GIS ANALYSIS CHRIS BONE
GEOG 329 GIS APPLICATIONS AND TOOLS IAN O'CONNELL
GEOG 339 CLAYOQUOT SOUND FIELD SCHOOL: DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCE CAMERON OWENS
GEOG 353 COASTAL AND MARINE RESOURCES KYLE ARTELLE
GEOG 358 LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY MATHIEU BOURBONNAIS
GEOG 370 HYDROLOGY SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 371 WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT NAZIM UDDIN
GEOG 373 APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY DAVID ATKINSON
GEOG 382 GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA SIMON SPRINGER
GEOG 388 REGIONAL STUDIES: BRAZIL JUTTA GUTBERLET
GEOG 388 REGIONAL STUDIES: THE CARIBBEAN CINDYANN ROSE-REDWOOD
GEOG 391 A01 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: PERSONAL SPACE: EXPLORING GENDER, SEX AND IDENTITY TERESA DAWSON
GEOG 391 A02 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: GLOBAL MIGRATION CINDYANN ROSE-REDWOOD
GEOG 391 A03 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: MOUNTAIN METEOROLOGY SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 391 A04 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: INDIGENOUS GEOGRAPHY NICK CLAXTON
GEOG 391 A05 CLAYOQUOT SOUND FIELD SCHOOL: TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: COASTAL PLANNING ROSALINE CANESSA
GEOG 391 A06 CLAYOQUOT SOUND FIELD SCHOOL: TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: COASTAL METEOROLOGY SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 406 SUSTAINABLE CITIES CAMERON OWENS
GEOG 407 ACTIVISM AND COMMUNITY-BASED PLANNING SIMON SPRINGER
GEOG 422 ADVANCED TOPICS IN REMOTE SENSING OLAF NIEMANN
GEOG 428 ADVANCED TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCES CHRIS BONE
GEOG 438 AQUACULTURE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA STEPHEN CROSS
GEOG 448 URBAN SOCIAL GEOGRAPHIES JENNIFER MATEER
GEOG 450 ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY IN PRACTICE JAMIE ALLEY
GEOG 453 CLAYOQUOT SOUND FIELD SCHOOL: FIELD STUDIES IN COASTAL AND MARINE RESOURCES DAN HARRISON
GEOG 456 A01 WILDLIFE CONSERVATION DENNIS JELINSKI
GEOG 456 A02 CLAYOQUOT SOUND FIELD SCHOOL: WILDLIFE CONSERVATION CHRIS DARIMONT
GEOG 457 MARINE PROTECTED AREAS CHARLES SHORT
GEOG 476 ADVANCED STUDIES IN GEOMORPHOLOGY EVA KWOLL
GEOG 484 ADVANCED STUDIES IN WEATHER AND CLIMATE DAVID ATKINSON
GEOG 487 CLAYOQUOT SOUND FIELD SCHOOL: ADVANCED LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY ANDY MACKINNON
GEOG 491 A04 ADVANCED TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: URBAN MOBILITY RAY STRAATSMA
GEOG 499A HONOURS THESIS TERESA DAWSON
GEOG 499B HONOURS THESIS TERESA DAWSON

Summer 2018

Fall 2017

Course Number Outline Professor
GEOG 101A ENVIRONMENT, SOCIETY AND SUSTAINABILITY PHILIP DEARDEN
GEOG 101B INTRO TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY TERESA DAWSON
GEOG 103 INTRO TO PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 209 INTRO TO ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SEAN IRWIN
GEOG 211 POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY SIMON SPRINGER
GEOG 222 INTRO TO MAPS AND GIS IAN O'CONNELL
GEOG 226 INTRO TO QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY IAN O'CONNELL
GEOG 228 INTRO TO REMOTE SENSING RANDALL SCHARIEN
GEOG 252 INTRO TO COASTAL GEOGRAPHY KYLEE PAWLUK
GEOG 272 INTRO TO CLIMATOLOGY AND HYDROLOGY DAVID ATKINSON 
GEOG 288 WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY CINDYANN ROSE-REDWOOD
GEOG 303 CONSERVATION AND ECOLOGY OF WHALES DAVID DUFFUS
GEOG 304 COASTAL CONSERVATION KYLEE PAWLUK
GEOG 306 GEOGRAPHY OF CANADA CAMERON OWENS
GEOG 309 GEOGRAPHY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA CAMERON OWENS
GEOG 314 GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT CHANGE AND HUMAN RESPONSE LISA KADONAGA
GEOG 319 REMOTE SENSING OF THE ENVIRONMENT MAYCIRA COSTA
GEOG 325 FIELD SURVEYING IAN O'CONNELL
GEOG 327 RESEARCH METHODS IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY JUTTA GUTBERLET
GEOG 328 GIS ANALYSIS SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 332 URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH JUTTA GUTBERLET
GEOG 339 DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCE EMILY DICKEN
GEOG 340 GEOGRAPHIES OF THE NORTH AMERICAN CITY REUBEN ROSE-REDWOOD
GEOG 346 GEOGRAPHIES OF ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH DENISE CLOUTIER
GEOG 347B GEOGRAPHIES OF DEVELOPMENT MARK FLAHERTY
GEOG 357 PARKS AND PROTECTED AREAS PHILIP DEARDEN
GEOG 376 PROCESS GEOMORPHOLOGY EVA KWOLL
GEOG 383 PHYSICAL AND CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY OF CHINA BERNARD HENIN
GEOG 386 CONTEMPORARY GEOPOLITICS CINDYANN ROSE-REDWOOD
GEOG 388 REGIONAL STUDIES: Geography of the Polar Regions RANDALL SCHARIEN
GEOG 391 A01 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: Landscapes of the Heart MALEEA ACKER
GEOG 391 A02 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: Community Mapping TERESA DAWSON
GEOG 391 A03 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: Connecting Communities (Urban Europe Field School - prior acceptance to course from instructor is required) CAMERON OWENS
GEOG 404 SPACE AND POWER SIMON SPRINGER
GEOG 418 ADVANCED SPATIAL ANALYSIS AND GEO-STATISTICS CHRIS BONE
GEOG 420 FIELD STUDIES IN COASTAL GEOMATICS MAYCIRA COSTA
GEOG 477 FIELD STUDIES IN PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY (Prior acceptance to course from instructor is required) DANIEL SMITH
GEOG 499A HONOURS THESIS TERESA DAWSON
GEOG 499B HONOURS THESIS TERESA DAWSON

Summer 2017

Course Number Outline Instructor
GEOG 101B INTRO TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY TERESA DAWSON
GEOG 222 INTRO TO MAPS AND GIS IAN O'CONNELL
GEOG 315 (JULY) GEOCACHING SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 315 (AUGUST) GEOCACHING TBA
GEOG 325 FIELD SURVEYING IAN O'CONNELL
GEOG 388 REGIONAL STUDIES: EUROPE (URBAN EUROPE FIELD SCHOOL) CAMERON OWENS
GEOG 391 A01 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES (URBAN EUROPE FIELD SCHOOL) CAMERON OWENS
GEOG 391 A02 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: COMMUNITY MAPPING TERESA DAWSON
GEOG 453 FIELD STUDIES IN COASTAL AND MARINE RESOURCES (COASTAL FIELD SCHOOL) SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 456 WILDLIFE CONSERVATION (TOFINO FIELD SCHOOL) CHRIS DARIMONT
GEOG 474 FIELD STUDIES IN BIOGEOGRAPHY (COASTAL FIELD SCHOOL) DAVE DUFFUS
GEOG 487 ADVANCED LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY (TOFINO FIELD SCHOOL) ANDY MACKINNON
GEOG 491 ADVANCED TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: WHALE GEOGRAPHY (COASTAL FIELD SCHOOL) RIANNA BURNHAM

Spring 2017

Course Number Outline Instructor
GEOG 101A ENVIRONMENT, SOCIETY AND SUSTAINABILITY JILL HARVEY
GEOG 101B INTRO TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY TERESA DAWSON
GEOG 103 INTRO TO PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY JOHANNES FEDDEMA
GEOG 211 POLITICAL & ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY BERNARD HENIN
GEOG 222 INTRO TO MAPS AND GIS SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 226 INTRO TO QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY MARK FLAHERTY
GEOG 228 INTRO TO REMOTE SENSING RANDALL SCHARIEN
GEOG 274 INTRO TO BIOGEOGRAPHY DAVID DUFFUS
GEOG 276 INTRO TO GEOMORPHOLOGY BRYAN MOOD
GEOG 301 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT JOHN THISTLE
GEOG 306 GEOGRAPHY OF CANADA JEN MATEER
GEOG 314 GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT CHANGE AND HUMAN RESPONSE JOHN THISTLE
GEOG 319 REMOTE SENSING OF THE ENVIRONMENT MAYCIRA COSTA
GEOG 322 DIGITAL REMOTE SENSING RANDALL SCHARIEN
GEOG 323 CARTOGRAPHY SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 324 DIRECTIONS IN GEOGRAPHY JUTTA GUTBERLET
GEOG 328 GIS ANALYSIS KRISTEN KILLISTOFF
GEOG 329 GIS APPLICATIONS AND TOOLS ADAM WICKS
GEOG 339 DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCE EMILY DICKEN
GEOG 353 COASTAL AND MARINE RESOURCES CHRIS DARIMONT
GEOG 355 COASTAL COMMUNITIES MALEEA ACKER
GEOG 358 LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY JILL HARVEY
GEOG 370 HYDROLOGY SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 371 WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT BRANDI NEWTON
GEOG 373 APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY DAVID ATKINSON 
GEOG 382 GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA SIMON SPRINGER
GEOG 391 A01 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: PERSONAL SPACE - SEX, GENDER, IDENTITY TERESA DAWSON
GEOG 391 A02 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: GLOBAL WATER, SANITATION, HYGIENE FOR DEVELOPMENT NAZIM UDDIN
GEOG 406 SUSTAINABLE CITIES CRYSTAL TREMBLAY
GEOG 407 ACTIVISM AND COMMUNITY PLANNING SIMON SPRINGER
GEOG 420 FIELD STUDIES IN COASTAL GEOMATICS MAYCIRA COSTA
GEOG 438 AQUACULTURE IN BC STEPHEN CROSS 
GEOG 448 URBAN SOCIAL GEOGRAPHIES JEN MATEER
GEOG 450 ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICE JAMIE ALLEY
GEOG 456 WILDLIFE CONSERVATION DENNIS JELINSKI
GEOG 457 MARINE PROTECTED AREAS: MANAGMENT CHALLENGES CHARLES SHORT
GEOG 476 ADVANCED STUDIES IN GEOMORPHOLOGY MIKE GRILLIOT
GEOG 484 ADVANCED STUDIES IN WEATHER AND CLIMATE DAVID ATKINSON 
GEOG 491 A01 ADVANCED TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: FOREST BIOGEOGRAPHY JILL HARVEY
GEOG 491 A02 ADVANCED TOPICS IN GEOGRPAHY: BIKETORIA RAY STRAATSMA

Fall 2016

Course Number Outline Professor
GEOG 101A ENVIRONMENT, SOCIETY AND SUSTAINABILITY PHILIP DEARDEN
GEOG 101B INTRO TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY TERESA DAWSON
GEOG 103 INTRO TO PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 209 INTRO TO ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT JOHN THISTLE
GEOG 218 SOCIAL AND CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY MALEEA ACKER
GEOG 222 INTRO TO MAPS AND GIS SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 226 INTRO TO QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY MARK FLAHERTY 
GEOG 228 INTRO TO REMOTE SENSING MAYCIRA COSTA
GEOG 252 INTRO TO COASTAL GEOGRAPHY ROSALINE CANESSA
GEOG 272 INTRO TO CLIMATOLOGY AND HYDROLOGY DAVID ATKINSON 
GEOG 303 CONSERVATION AND ECOLOGY OF WHALES DAVID DUFFUS
GEOG 304 COASTAL CONSERVATION JOHN THISTLE
GEOG 306 GEOGRAPHY OF CANADA JEN MATEER
GEOG 309 GEOGRAPHY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA JOHN THISTLE
GEOG 319 REMOTE SENSING OF THE ENVIRONMENT MAYCIRA COSTA
GEOG 325 FIELD SURVEYING PHIL WAKEFIELD
GEOG 327 RESEARCH METHODS IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY JUTTA GUTBERLET
GEOG 328 GIS ANALYSIS ADAM WICKS
GEOG 332 URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH JUTTA GUTBERLET
GEOG 340 GEOGRAPHY OF THE NORTH AMERICAN CITY JEN MATEER
GEOG 346 GEOGRAPHY OF ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH ALECK OSTRY
GEOG 347B GEOGRAPHIES OF DEVELOPMENT MARK FLAHERTY 
GEOG 357 PARKS AND PROTECTED AREAS PHILIP DEARDEN
GEOG 366 MEDICAL GEOGRAPHIES ALECK OSTRY
GEOG 376 PROCESS GEOMORPHOLOGY VIC LEVSON
GEOG 383 PHYSICAL AND CULTURAL GEOG: CHINA BERNARD HENIN
GEOG 386 CONTEMPORARY GEOPOLITICS CINDYANN ROSE-REDWOOD
GEOG 388 A01 REGIONAL STUDIES: GEOGRAPHY OF THE POLAR REGIONS RANDALL SCHARIEN
GEOG 391 A01 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: GLOBAL MIGRATION CINDYANN ROSE-REDWOOD
GEOG 391 A02 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: COMMUNITY MAPPING CHARLES BURNETT
GEOG 391 A03 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: MOUNTAIN METEOROLOGY SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 391 A04 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY:  EXPLORING AGING THROUGH VISUAL MEDIA DENISE CLOUTIER
GEOG 418 ADVANCED SPATIAL ANALYSIS SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 422 ADVANCED TOPICS IN REMOTE SENSING OLAF NIEMANN
GEOG 428 ADVANCED TOPICS IN INFO SCIENCE ROBIN KITE
GEOG 476 ADVANCED STUDIES IN GEOMORPHOLOGY MICHAEL GRILLIOT
GEOG 477 FIELD STUDIES IN PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY DAN SMITH
GEOG 491 A01 ADVANCED TOPICS: SPACE AND POWER SIMON SPRINGER
GEOG 491 A02 ADVANCED TOPICS: DYNAMICS OF THE CRYOSPHERE RANDALL SCHARIEN
GEOG 491 A03 ADVANCED TOPICS: LARGE CARNIVORES & SPATIAL ECOLOGY ROBERT CRABTREE
SOSC 190 DISCOVERING THE SOCIAL SCIENCE TERESA DAWSON

Summer 2016

Course Number Outline Professor
GEOG 101B INTRO TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY CINDYANN ROSE-REDWOOD
GEOG 222 INTRO TO MAPS AND GIS IAN O'CONNELL 
GEOG 325 FIELD SURVEYING IAN O'CONNELL
GEOG 388 (Field Course) REGIONAL STUDIES: CASCADIA CAMERON OWENS
GEOG 391 A01 (Field Course) TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES CAMERON OWENS
GEOG 391 A02 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: GEOCACHING JESSICA FITTERER 
GEOG 391 A03 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: GEOCACHING ERIN LATHAM
GEOG 453 (Field Course) FIELD STUDIES IN COASTAL & MARINE RESOURCES CHRIS DARIMONT
GEOG 474 FIELD STUDIES IN BIOGEOGRAPHY RIANNA BURNHAM
GEOG 491 A01 (Field Course)

ADV. TOPICS: MICROCLIMATE TO CLIMATE CHANGE

SHANNON FARGEY & JOHANNES FEDDEMA
GEOG 491 A02 (Field Course)

ADV. TOPICS: EXPLORING HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE

SHANNON FARGEY & JOHANNES FEDDEMA

Spring 2016

Course Number Outline Instructor
GEOG 101A ENVIRONMENT, SOCIETY AND SUSTAINABILITY JOHANNES FEDDEMA
GEOG 101B INTRO TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY TERESA DAWSON
GEOG 103 INTRO TO PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 211 POLITICAL & ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY BERNARD HENIN
GEOG 218 SOCIAL & CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY REUBEN ROSE-REDWOOD
GEOG 222 INTRO TO MAPS AND GIS SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 226 INTRO TO QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY MARK FLAHERTY
GEOG 228 INTRO TO REMOTE SENSING RANDALL SCHARIEN
GEOG 274 INTRO TO BIOGEOGRAPHY JILLIAN HARVEY 
GEOG 276 INTRO TO GEOMORPHOLOGY DAN SMITH 
GEOG 301 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT CAMERON OWENS 
GEOG 306 GEOGRAPHY OF CANADA JENNIFER MATEER
GEOG 323 CARTOGRAPHY IAN O'CONNELL 
GEOG 324 DIRECTIONS IN GEOGRAPHY JUTTA GUTBERLET
GEOG 328 GIS ANALYSIS SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 329 GIS APPLICATIONS AND TOOLS IAN O'CONNELL 
GEOG 353 COASTAL AND MARINE RESOURCES CHRIS DARIMONT
GEOG 355 COASTAL COMMUNITIES CAMERON OWENS 
GEOG 370 HYDROLOGY SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 371 WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT MICHELE-LEE MOORE
GEOG 373 APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY DAVID ATKINSON 
GEOG 382 GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA SIMON SPRINGER
GEOG 386 CONTEMPORARY GEOPOLITICS CINDYANN ROSE-REDWOOD
GEOG 388 A01 REGIONAL STUDIES: THE CARIBBEAN CINDYANN ROSE-REDWOOD
GEOG 391 A01 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: INDIGENOUS GEOGRAPHY NICHOLAS CLAXTON
GEOG 391 A02 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: TRANSPORTATION GEOGRAPHIES LINDSAY CHASE
GEOG 391 A03 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: GEOGRAPHIES OF FOOD JENNIFER BAGELMAN
GEOG 391 A04 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: EXPLORING AGING THROUGH VISUAL MEDIA KAREN KOBAYASHI
GEOG 407 ACTIVISM AND COMMUNITY PLANNING SIMON SPRINGER
GEOG 422 ADVANCED TOPICS IN REMOTE SENSING EDUARDO LOOS
GEOG 438 AQUACULTURE IN BC STEPHEN CROSS 
GEOG 450 ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICE JAMIE ALLEY
GEOG 457 MARINE PROTECTED AREAS: MANAGMENT CHALLENGES CHARLES SHORT
GEOG 476 ADVANCED STUDIES IN GEOMORPHOLOGY MICHAEL GRILLIOT
GEOG 484 ADVANCED STUDIES IN WEATHER AND CLIMATE DAVID ATKINSON 
GEOG 491 A01 ADVANCED TOPICS IN HEALTH AND PLACE DENISE CLOUTIER
GEOG 491 A02 ADVANCED TOPICS IN DYNAMICS OF THE CRYOSPHERE RANDALL SCHARIEN
GEOG 491 A03 ADVANCED TOPICS IN FOREST BIOGEOGRAPHY JILLIAN HARVEY
GEOG 491 A04 ADVANCED TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: #BIKETORIA CAMERON OWENS & TRISALYN NELSON

Fall 2015

Course Number Outline Professor
GEOG 101A ENVIRONMENT, SOCIETY AND SUSTAINABILITY PHILIP DEARDEN
GEOG 101B INTRO TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY IAN O'CONNELL 
GEOG 103 INTRO TO PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY IAN WALKER 
GEOG 209 INTRO TO ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT MICHELE-LEE MOORE
GEOG 222 INTRO TO MAPS AND GIS IAN O'CONNELL
GEOG 226 INTRO TO QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY MARK FLAHERTY 
GEOG 228 INTRO TO REMOTE SENSING OLAF NIEMANN
GEOG 252 INTRO TO COASTAL GEOGRAPHY ROSALINE CANESSA
GEOG 272 INTRO TO CLIMATOLOGY AND HYDROLOGY DAVID ATKINSON 
GEOG 303 CONSERVATION AND ECOLOGY OF WHALES RIANNA BURNHAM
GEOG 306 GEOGRAPHY OF CANADA CAMERON OWENS 
GEOG 309 GEOGRAPHY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA CAMERON OWENS
GEOG 314 GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT CHANGE AND HUMAN RESPONSE SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 319 REMOTE SENSING OF THE ENVIRONMENT MAYCIRA COSTA
GEOG 325 FIELD SURVEYING IAN O'CONNELL 
GEOG 328 GIS ANALYSIS SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 332 URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH JUTTA GUTBERLET
GEOG 339 DISASTER MANAGEMENT SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 340 GEOGRAPHY OF THE CITY REUBEN ROSE-REDWOOD
GEOG 346 GEOGRAPHY OF ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH ALECK OSTRY
GEOG 347B GEOGRAPHIES OF DEVELOPMENT MARK FLAHERTY 
GEOG 357 PARKS AND PROTECTED AREAS PHILIP DEARDEN
GEOG 366 MEDICAL GEOGRAPHIES ALECK OSTRY
GEOG 376 PROCESS GEOMORPHOLOGY JORDAN EAMER
GEOG 383 PHYSICAL AND CULTURAL GEOG: CHINA BERNARD HENIN
GEOG 386 CONTEMPORARY GEOPOLITICS CINDYANN ROSE-REDWOOD
GEOG 388 A01 REGIONAL STUDIES: WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY CINDYANN ROSE-REDWOOD
GEOG 388 A02 REGIONAL STUDIES: SOUTH AMERICA JUTTA GUTBERLET
GEOG 388 A03 REGIONAL STUDIES: POLAR REGIONS RANDALL SCHARIEN
GEOG 391 A01 SPECIAL TOPICS: MICROWAVE REMOTE SENSING RANDALL SCHARIEN
GEOG 391 A02 SPECIAL TOPICS: MAPPING EDIBLE GEOGRAPHIES JENNIFER BAGELMAN
GEOG 391 A03 WORKING IN THE COMMUNITY MICHELE-LEE MOORE
GEOG 406 SUSTAINABLE CITIES CAMERON OWENS 
GEOG 418 ADVANCED SPATIAL ANALYSIS TRISALYN NELSON
GEOG 420 FIELD STUDIES IN COASTAL GEOMATICS MAYCIRA COSTA
GEOG 428 ADVANCED TOPICS IN INFO SCIENCE ROBIN KITE
GEOG 448 URBAN SOCIAL GEOGRAPHIES REUBEN ROSE-REDWOOD
GEOG 477 FIELD STUDIES IN PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY DAN SMITH
GEOG 491 ADVANCED TOPICS IN SPACE AND POWER SIMON SPRINGER

Summer 2015

Course Number Outline Professor
GEOG 103 INTRO TO PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 222 INTRO TO MAPS AND GIS IAN O'CONNELL 
GEOG 314 GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT CHANGE AND HUMAN RESPONSE SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 325 FIELD SURVEYING IAN O'CONNELL
GEOG 391 A01 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: CAMERON OWENS
GEOG 391 A02 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY:  CAMERON OWENS
GEOG 391 A04 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: GEOCACHING CATHRYN BRANDON
GEOG 424 FIELD STUDIES IN COASTAL GEOMORPHOLOGY JAMES GARDNER
GEOG 456 WILDLIFE CONSERVATION CHRIS DARIMONT
GEOG 457 MARINE PROTECTED AREAS CHARLES SHORT
GEOG 474 FIELD STUDIES IN BIOGEOGRAPHY DAVE DUFFUS

Spring 2015

Course Number Outline Professor
GEOG 101A ENVIRONMENT, SOCIETY AND SUSTAINABILITY JILLIAN HARVEY
GEOG 101B INTRO TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY TERESA DAWSON
GEOG 103 INTRO TO PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 211 ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY NICHOLAS LYNCH
GEOG 218 CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY JENNIFER BAGELMAN
GEOG 222 INTRO TO MAPS AND GIS IAN O'CONNELL 
GEOG 226 INTRO TO QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY MARK FLAHERTY
GEOG 228 INTRO TO REMOTE SENSING OLAF NIEMANN
GEOG 274 INTRO TO BIOGEOGRAPHY DAVE DUFFUS 
GEOG 276 INTRO TO GEOMORPHOLOGY DAN SMITH 
GEOG 301 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT CAMERON OWENS 
GEOG 304 COASTAL CONSERVATION CHRIS DARIMONT
GEOG 306 GEOGRAPHY OF CANADA JENNIFER MATEER
GEOG 319 REMOTE SENSING OF THE ENVIRONMENT MAYCIRA COSTA
GEOG 322 DIGITAL REMOTE SENSING OLAF NIEMANN
GEOG 323 CARTOGRAPHY IAN O'CONNELL 
GEOG 324 DIRECTIONS IN GEOGRAPHY DAVE DUFFUS 
GEOG 328 GIS ANALYSIS SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 329 GIS APPLICATIONS AND TOOLS IAN O'CONNELL 
GEOG 353 COASTAL AND MARINE RESOURCES CHRIS DARIMONT
GEOG 370 HYDROLOGY SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 371 WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT BETHANY COULTHARD 
GEOG 373 APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY DAVID ATKINSON 
GEOG 382 GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA SIMON SPRINGER
GEOG 388 A01 REGIONAL STUDIES: ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC RANDALL SCHARIEN
GEOG 388 A02 REGIONAL STUDIES: LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN BERNARD HENIN
GEOG 391 A01 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: NEW MEDIA NICHOLAS LYNCH
GEOG 391 A02 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: WORKING IN THE COMMUNITY MICHELE-LEE MOORE
GEOG 391 A03 TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY: GEOCACHING CATHRYN BRANDON
GEOG 406 SUSTAINABLE CITIES CAMERON OWENS
GEOG 407 ACTIVISM AND COMMUNITY PLANNING SIMON SPRINGER
GEOG 420 FIELD STUDIES IN COASTAL GEOMATICS MAYCIRA COSTA
GEOG 424 FIELD STUDIES: COASTAL GEOMORPHOLOGY IAN WALKER
GEOG 438 AQUACULTURE IN BC STEPHEN CROSS 
GEOG 448 URBAN SOCIAL GEOGRAPHY  NICHOLAS LYNCH 
GEOG 450 ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICE JAMIE ALLEY
GEOG 456 WILDLIFE CONSERVATION DENNIS JELINSKI
GEOG 457 MARINE PROTECTED AREAS: MANAGMENT CHALLENGES CHARLES SHORT
GEOG 484 ADVANCED STUDIES IN WEATHER AND CLIMATE DAVID ATKINSON 
GEOG 491 A01 ADVANCED TOPICS IN HEALTH AND PLACE DENISE CLOUTIER
GEOG 491 A02 ADVANCED TOPICS IN SNOW AND ICE HYDROLOGY RANDALL SCHARIEN

Fall 2014

Course Number Outline Professor
GEOG 101A ENVIRONMENT, SOCIETY AND SUSTAINABILITY PHILIP DEARDEN
GEOG 101B INTRO TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY IAN O'CONNELL 
GEOG 103 INTRO TO PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY IAN WALKER 
GEOG 209 INTRO TO ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT CAMERON OWENS 
GEOG 222 INTRO TO MAPS AND GIS IAN O'CONNELL
GEOG 226 INTRO TO QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY MARK FLAHERTY 
GEOG 228 INTRO TO REMOTE SENSING OLAF NIEMANN
GEOG 252 INTRO TO COASTAL GEOGRAPHY ROSALINE CANESSA
GEOG 272 INTRO TO CLIMATOLOGY AND HYDROLOGY DAVID ATKINSON 
GEOG 303 CONSERVATION AND ECOLOGY OF WHALES DAVE DUFFUS 
GEOG 306 GEOGRAPHY OF CANADA CAMERON OWENS 
GEOG 309 GEOGRAPHY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA CAMERON OWENS
GEOG 314 GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT CHANGE AND HUMAN RESPONSE SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 319 REMOTE SENSING OF THE ENVIRONMENT MAYCIRA COSTA
GEOG 325 FIELD SURVEYING IAN O'CONNELL 
GEOG 327 RESEARCH METHODS IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY JUTTA GUTBERLET
GEOG 328 GIS ANALYSIS SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 332 URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH JUTTA GUTBERLET
GEOG 339 DISASTER MANAGEMENT SHANNON FARGEY
GEOG 340 GEOGRAPHY OF THE CITY NICHOLAS LYNCH
GEOG 346 GEOGRAPHY OF ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH ELEANOR SETTON
GEOG 347B GEOGRAPHIES OF DEVELOPMENT MARK FLAHERTY 
GEOG 357 PARKS AND PROTECTED AREAS PHILIP DEARDEN
GEOG 376 PROCESS GEOMORPHOLOGY DAN SHUGAR
GEOG 383 PHYSICAL AND CULTURAL GEOG: CHINA BERNARD HENIN
GEOG 388 A02 REGIONAL STUDIES: EUROPE NICHOLAS LYNCH
GEOG 391 SPECIAL TOPICS: EXPLORING AGING THROUGH MEDIA HOLLY TUOKKO
GEOG 418 ADVANCED SPATIAL ANALYSIS TRISALYN NELSON
GEOG 422 ADVANCED TOPICS IN DIGITAL REMOTE SENSING OLAF NIEMANN
GEOG 428 ADVANCED TOPICS IN INFO SCIENCE ROSALINE CANESSA
GEOG 476 ADVANCED STUDIES IN GEOMORPHOLOGY JORDAN EAMER
GEOG 477 FIELD STUDIES IN PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY DAN SMITH
GEOG 491 A01 ADVANCED TOPICS IN SPACE AND POWER SIMON SPRINGER
GEOG 491 A02 ADVANCED TOPICS IN INTERPRETING THE SUBURBAN LANDSCAPE NICHOLAS LYNCH
GEOG 491 A03 ADVANCED TOPICS IN MICROWAVE REMOTE SENSING RANDALL SCHARIEN
GEOG 491 A04 ADVANCED TOPICS IN FOREST BIOGEOGRAPHY JILLIAN HARVEY

We have a range of degree options. You can take a general degree that crosses the spectrum of geography or concentrate on one (or more) subdiscipline:

The biophysical stream offers a wide range of programs and interests designed to provide students with exposure to processes operating, currently and historically, to shape our physical environment.

Our main strengths lie in the areas of:

  • Biogeography (holocene and quaternary landscape ecology, marine biogeography)
  • Coastal processes
  • Geomorphology
  • Hydrology
  • Climatology

In addition, we provide strong linkages to geomatics (remote sensing and GI sciences), resources management, tourism, and climate change, which complement many biophysical interests.

The Environment and Sustainability stream offers students an opportunity to specialize in natural resource management, environmental science and policy, and sustainable development.

Students are exposed to basic principles of natural resource management, biophysical processes, and socio-economic systems and from there are able to focus on coastal processes, global environmental change, or specific resource sectors (water, energy, protected areas, or aquaculture).

There is a close link between the Environment and Sustainability stream and the other specialties in the department. Many of the faculty teaching in this area are involved in international work, with projects in Brazil, Mozambique, Thailand, Cambodia, Tanzania, Ghana, and Iraq. These experiences provide an international context for teaching Environment and Sustainability, and students can become involved as research assistants on these projects.

Class work might focus on community initiatives, Canadian resource issues, or global processes, and students in this stream – as in all of Geography – are very involved in community sustainability initiatives and green initiatives on campus, in Victoria, and throughout Canada.

Geomatics is one of the world's fastest growing information technology sectors. This exciting field brings together many related disciplines, including geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing (satellite imaging), surveying (including global positioning systems – GPS), cartography, and spatial analysis.

Geomatics is the discipline of gathering, storing, processing, and delivering geographic information. This broad term applies both to science and technology and integrates the following more specific disciplines and technologies:

  • Geodesy
  • Surveying
  • Mapping
  • Positioning
  • Navigation
  • Cartography
  • Remote sensing
  • Photogrammetry
  • Geographic information systems
  • Global positioning systems

UVic offers two Geomatics program options:

  • Major in Geography (BA and BSc) (Geomatics concentration)
  • Combined Program in Geography and Computer Science (Geomatics)

The Human stream in Geography can provide significant contributions to addressing pressing crosscutting socio-cultural and economic topics of the increasingly complex world. This stream is situated between the humanities and social sciences.

The research and teaching in Human Geography is highly variable and focuses on topics ranging from urban development and planning to community-based livelihood studies, co-management and solidarity economy, or the gendering of spaces.

The department offers courses and specialization in health, urban, social and development geography, tourism, resource management, and regional studies, among others. The research conducted out of the department happens locally, but also in different regions and continents.

The wide range of methodological possibilities attests the trans-disciplinary character of human geography, engaging in qualitative and quantitative multi-methods.

We teach research tools such as community mapping, participatory surveys, focus groups, interviewing, video documenting, photo voice, and secondary data analysis. Our courses often include laboratory sessions to provide the opportunity for direct learning experiences.