Feb 27, 2024  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Major Requirements  

Minor Requirements  


Derek H. Alderman, Head

Alderman, D.H., PhD – Georgia
Bhaduri, B. (Joint Faculty), PhD – Purdue
Foresta, R.A., PhD – Rutgers
Grissino-Mayer, H., PhD – Arizona
Harden, C.P., PhD – Colorado
Horn, S.P., PhD – California (Berkeley)
Shaw, S.L., PhD – Ohio State

Associate Professors
Kalafsky, R., PhD – New York (Buffalo)
Li, Y., PhD – Peking
Tran, L.T., PhD – Hawaii

Assistant Professors
Ellis, K., PhD – Florida State
Inwood, J.F.J., PhD – Georgia
Kim, Hyun, PhD – Ohio State
Nagle, N.N., PhD – California (Santa Barbara)
Sharma, M., PhD – Ohio State
Stewart, R.N. (Joint Faculty), PhD – Tennessee
Van Riemsdijk, F.M., PhD – Colorado
Washington-Allen, R., PhD – Utah State

Guttmann, J., PhD – Tennessee

Adjunct Faculty
Caffrey, M., PhD – Tennessee
Guttman, N., PhD – North Carolina State
Harbor, J., PhD – Washington
Heric, M., PhD – Virginia Tech
Lane, C., PhD – Tennessee
Liu, C., PhD – Tennessee
Orvis, K., PhD – California (Berkeley)
Pavlowsky, R., PhD – Wisconsin (Madison)
Wang, D., PhD – Tennessee

The Department of Geography provides a comprehensive program that reflects the discipline’s three main areas – human geography, physical geography, and spatial analysis. The department’s courses allow students to explore the linkages between human activities and natural systems. Students taking geography courses should develop factual knowledge, critical thinking, and analytic skills. Training in geography allows students to know where things are located, why they are located where they are, how and why places differ, how human activity shapes and is shaped by the natural environment, and how to analyze human-environment interactions.