Jul 24, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 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
Horn, S.P., PhD – California (Berkeley)
Shaw, S.L., PhD – Ohio State

Associate Professors
Inwood, J.F.J., PhD – Georgia
Kalafsky, R., PhD – New York (Buffalo)
Li, Y., PhD – Peking
Tran, L.T., PhD – Hawaii
Van Riemsdijk, M., PhD – Colorado

Assistant Professors
Ellis, K., PhD – Florida State
Kim, H., PhD – Ohio State
Muñoz, I.S., PhD – Texas (Austin)
Nagle, N.N., PhD – California (Santa Barbara)
Sharma, M., PhD – Ohio State
Stewart, R.N. (Joint Faculty), PhD – Tennessee
Washington-Allen, R., PhD – Utah State

Conner, N., PhD – Tennessee

Adjunct Faculty
Caffrey, M., PhD – Tennessee
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
Wilbanks, T., PhD – Syracuse

The Department of Geography provides a comprehensive program that reflects the discipline’s three main areas – human geography, physical geography, and geospatial 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.