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    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Dec 09, 2023  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Shih-Lung Shaw, Head

Foresta, R.A., PhD - Rutgers
Harden, C.P., PhD - Colorado
Horn, S.P., PhD - California (Berkeley)
Pulsipher, L.M., PhD - Southern Illinois
Ralston, B.A., PhD - Northwestern
Rehder, J.B., PhD - Louisiana State
Shaw, S.L., PhD - Ohio State
Associate Professors
Grissino-Mayer, H., PhD - Arizona
Kalafsky, R., PhD - New York (Buffalo)
Assistant Professors
Tran, L.T., PhD - Hawaii
Van Riemsdijk, M., PhD - Colorado
Adjunct Faculty
Kappella, M., PhD - Amsterdam
Lane, C.S., PhD - Tennessee
Liu, C., PhD - Tennessee
Orvis, K.H., PhD - California (Berkeley)
Zanetta, M.C., PhD - Ohio State


The master’s degree emphasizes development of professional competence as a geographer and offers opportunities to gain substantial depth in a concentration or a major technique. An emphasis in geographic information science is available for students who have appropriate backgrounds in mathematics and computer science. The doctoral program is for those who have demonstrated proficiency in conducting independent research. The department is particularly well-qualified to direct graduate work in location analysis, transportation geography, urban and rural geography, cultural ecology, and the geography of the natural environment (especially biogeography and geomorphology). The faculty is qualified to direct students from a variety of approaches ranging from historical and humanistic to rigorously analytic and GIS-based.

Environmental Policy Minor
The department participates in a program designed to give graduate students an opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary specialization in environmental policy. See Department of Political Science  for program description.

Intercollegiate Graduate Minor in Computational Science
The Department of Geography participates in the intercollegiate graduate minor in computational science (IGMCS) program. Any student pursuing a master’s or PhD with a major in Geography can receive a minor in computational science by completing the appropriate IGMCS requirements. For further information, see the description of the IGMCS listed under the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The Department of Geography also contributes courses to the IGMCS program curriculum.

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