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Guest Lecture by Dr. Bethany Ehlmann about Aqueous Environments on Mars (4/23/2014)

On Wednesday 4/23 Dr. Bethany Ehlmann of CalTech will be presenting a guest lecture at 8pm in Dr. Chrys Rodrigue’s Geography of Mars 441/541 class. The lecture will take place in classroom LA5-352 and the topic will be Aqueous Environments during Mars’ First Billion Years: Mineralogic Clues from Orbiting Infrared Spectrometers. If you [...]

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Welcome to Geography @ The Beach!

The Department’s Award-Winning Faculty and Award-Winning Students work across the breadth of the discipline, with active research and teaching in four main areas:

To find out more about our programs, please contact:

Dr. Paul Laris, Chair

Dr. Suzanne Dallman, Undergraduate/Urban St. Advisor (on sabbatical Spr ’14)

Dr. Hyowon Ban, Advisor, GIS Certificate; Undergraduate/Urban St. Advisor (Spr ’14) 

Dr. Suzanne Wechsler, Director, MGSci Masters Program

Dr. Deborah Thien, Graduate Advisor

For more information check out Jobs in Geography

What is Geography?
Geography focuses on the spatial organization of human and physical landscapes, the interactions between human society and the physical environment, as well as on the meanings that people bring to their place in the world. Geography sits at the nexus of the social and physical sciences, drawing from a range of theoretical and methodological approaches for understanding the world around us.