Geography Minor

What is Geography?

Geography is, quite simply, the study of the “why of where?”  But as a wide-ranging discipline that also studies everything about the world, it is much more so.  Literally, geography means to write about the world.  Geographers study human-environment relationships, and how the spaces that we occupy and create are used to affect power relationships.

As a Geographer, you will study closely the world in which you live, how it affects you, and why it does so.  Specific topics that you will study include:

  • How people construct places and why they construct those places in the ways that they do;
  • How politics is very much shaped by the environment, but also how the environment is shaped by politics;
  • How change in one place may affect change in another place that often times most people think is completely unrelated;

You will learn to think deeply about the spaces, places, scales, and contexts of your life!

About the Program

Stand out, be a geographer!  A welcome letter from CofC’s geographers.