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Professor Curtis Gives his Last Lecture Before Retirement

Geography professor Dr. Jim Curtis gave his last lecture before retirement on December 9th and received a surprise bagpipe tribute at the start of his class that can be seen in the video below. Congratulations to Dr. Curtis on his retirement after his many years of fantastic teaching and research in the Geography department [...]

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Fall Advising 2014

Dr. Suzanne Dallman, Geography Undergraduate Adviser, is available for advising in her office, PH1-212 at the following times:

Tuesday & Thursday  11:00 – 12:00 Noon
Wednesday       12:00 – 2:00 pm

Contact Info:  Suzanne.Dallman@csulb.edu     562 985-7529

You may contact the Department office at (562) 985-4977 or -8432.

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 Studies Advisor

Dr. Hyowon Ban, Advisor, GIS Certificate Advisor

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.