A multifaceted study of large and small scale regions and space

Analyze and study both small and large "regions" and "spaces" from various perspectives

Geography is fundamentally the study of relationships in areas and spaces, from global networks, to national, to local shopping districts, and the analysis of society, economics, and human relations as exemplified in that space. For example, geography explores questions like why did a certain regional delicacy come to represent that area? The study and analysis of regional history, culture, and nature is all part of geography.

Through actual experience in field surveying, students learn "geographical perspectives"

See the characteristics of the area in more detail with "geographical perspectives." Students learn about “urban problems” and “urban development research." Students learn the interpretation of aerial photographs and topographic maps, they identify active faults, and in addition they learn how to decipher subtle changes in the environment. That is, our students learn to “see and read the site” through multiple opportunities to experience "field research" and "excursion" coursework.

Through broad fieldwork, students learn everything from the basics to professional knowledge

Our students are trained to continue their research and education after graduation and be successful in both governmental and corporate employment.
They gain analytical skills through their specialized training and learn field survey techniques using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. In addition, through their research and preparation of handouts for seminar presentations, students hone their skills for future use.