The KU Geography Department focuses on research and education related to global environmental and climate change and how this can be documented through the use of Remote Sensing and Geographic data assimilation techniques; understanding of regional culture and development in North America, Africa, East Asia, Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia and Latin America; and improved use of Geographical Information Science (GIScience) techniques to represent, understand, and communicate data and knowledge over a wide range of spatial scales. We endeavor to meet these goals through teaching, research and outreach to the larger community.
The department has a strong reputation for teaching excellence as reflected by four recent Kemper teaching awards held by the faculty. Our teaching program reflects the departmental foci, with a B.A. degree emphasizing cultural and regional geography, and B.S. degrees focused on atmospheric and surface processes. We view graduate studies as the interface between research and education where we develop students’ research and teaching skills. Combining a thorough grounding in basic geographic and spatial analysis principles within a cross-disciplinary framework that bridges the humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences, we aim to develop future leaders for society.
Source: Department Website July 2010