Enroll in GEOG1100: Regions and Nations of the World I (Western Hemisphere).
This section of Regions and Nations of the World course provides an introduction to the regional geography of the western hemisphere including North America, Latin America, and Europe. It consists of an introduction to regional analysis, thematically structured overviews of selected realms and regions in the western hemisphere, and geographic interpretations of contemporary social and environmental issues confronting the globe.
With more than 80 percent of the U.S. population living in cities and their surrounding suburbs, cities play a central role in nearly every current challenge facing the U.S. today. In this course, we will study the spatial evolution of American cities, and explore how these spatial patterns impact our economy, environment, lifestyle, and health. We will tackle questions such as:
One of the most fascinating aspects of planet Earth is the incredible diversity to be found in the physical landscape around us. Landscapes range in scope and intensity from the imposing Himalayan Plateau to the relative monotony of the High Plains of the central United States. Geomorphology is the study of the processes at work all around us that shape and create the physical landscapes we find in our own backyards as well as the high mountains of Nepal. At a more fundamental level it allows us to “peek behind the curtain” and examine how Earth and environmental systems function.
Peace Corps and the University of Missouri Announce New Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program
[COLUMBIA, MO] – The Peace Corps and the University of Missouri today announced the launch of a new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program that will provide graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers. All program Fellows will complete internships in underserved American communities while they complete their studies, allowing them to bring home and expand upon the skills they learned as volunteers.
“We are delighted to partner with the University of Missouri to support our returned volunteers as they pursue higher education and continue their commitment to service,” Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet said. “Communities are moved forward by the selflessness of volunteers, and returned Peace Corps volunteers have unique skills and experiences to offer their local communities.”
Stewart Hall, the ages long location for the Geography Department, is being prepared for renovations. While this news will sadden many people, there is much to look forward to upon our return to Stewart Hall in 18 months. During our displacement we are located in the main level of University Place Apartments (corner of University Ave and Matthews, across from University Avenue Garage). Our information is below:
The University of Missouri Department of Geography pursues excellence in research, education, and outreach through a vibrant community of scholars, students, and practitioners. The Department offers the B.A. and M.A. in Geography as well as certificate programs in Geospatial Intelligence and GIS. The faculty provides expertise across human and physical geography but has particular strengths in nature-society interaction; fluvial geomorphology, biogeography, and climate change; cultural, Indigenous, and rural geography; and geospatial science.