Geography at CSU focuses on providing undergraduate students with a broad background in geographic thinking with an emphasis on the traditional geographic focus of understanding dynamic interaction between human and the environment in an era of rapid global change. Faculty use a wide range of research methods including geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, spatial modeling, and dendrochronology to address applied research questions in Colorado, the Rocky Mountains, Southeast Asia, Mesoamerica, Melanesia, and southern South America.
The expertise of existing faculty in Geography at CSU includes:
Climate change implications for society and ecosystems
Land-use and land-cover change
A concentration and minor in Geography are degree options within the Department of Anthropology. Current courses offered range from introductory courses that introduce students to geography and the two main branches of cultural and physical geography, to advanced courses which focus on methods (e.g. spatial analysis and GIS, remote sensing) and topical subjects such as climate change, forest ecology, mountain geography, the geography of commodities, and land change science.
GIS for Social Scientists
Quantitative Geographical Methods
Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation
Geography of Farming Systems
Geography of Hazards
Climate Change: Science, Policy, Implications
The Geography of Commodities
Spatial Analysis with GIS
Land Change Science and Remote Sensing
Land Change Science Lab
Remote Sensing and Image Analysis