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    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Sep 26, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Major Requirements   Minor Requirements

Ronald V. Kalafsky, Head

Alderman, D.H., PhD – Georgia
Bhaduri, B. (Joint Faculty), PhD – Purdue
Foresta, R.A., PhD – Rutgers
Horn, S.P., PhD – California (Berkeley)
Kalafsky, R., PhD – New York (Buffalo)
Li, Y., PhD – Beijing
Shaw, S.L., PhD – Ohio State
Tran, L.T., PhD – Hawaii

Associate Professors
Ellis, K.N., PhD – Florida State
Kim, H., PhD – Ohio State
Nagle, N.N. (Joint Faculty), PhD – California (Santa Barbara)
Sharma, M., PhD – Ohio State
Van Riemsdijk, M., PhD – Colorado

Assistant Professors
Herrero, H., PhD – Florida
Muñoz, I.S., PhD – Texas (Austin)
Stewart, R.N. (Joint Faculty), PhD – Tennessee
Wu, Q., PhD – Cincinnati

Hinten, M., PhD – Oklahoma
Norrell, T., PhD – Tennessee
Sonnichsen, T., PhD – Tennessee

Adjunct Faculty
Bishop, B.D., PhD – Florida State
Bekker, M.F., PhD – Brigham Young
Benjamin, S.K., PhD – Tennessee
Caffrey, M., PhD – Tennessee
Harbor, J., PhD – Washington
Hargrove Jr., W.M., PhD – Georgia
Heric, M., PhD – Virginia Tech
Kar, B., PhD – South Carolina (Columbia)
Lane, C., PhD – Tennessee
Maxwell, R. S., PhD – Radford
Orvis, K., PhD – California (Berkeley)
Pavlowsky, R., PhD – Wisconsin (Madison)
Schroeder, T., PhD – Oregon State
Van Riemsdijk, F.M., PhD – Colorado
Wang, D., PhD – Tennessee
Washington-Allen, R., PhD – Nevada (Reno)

Hinten, M., PhD – Oklahoma
Kerr, M., PhD. – Tennessee
Norrell, T., PhD – Tennessee
Watkins, J., MS – Western Michigan

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.