Do you have a hunger to learn more about the world around you and to make it a better place? Do you seek the knowledge and skills that will establish a foundation for lifelong learning, engaged citizenship, and meaningful employment? Are you stimulated by a variety of subjects, and reluctant to sacrifice breadth of inquiry in the name of specialization?
Yes? If so, the Department of Geography at Kwantlen may be your perfect academic home!
Spanning the natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities, Geography encompasses a diverse array of philosophies, theories, and methodologies, within a disciplinary approach that emphasizes the importance of spatial concepts such as location, distance, direction, and place. Geographers strive to develop fuller understandings of the natural environment, patterns of human activity and interaction, and the links between the human and non-human realms; they apply this knowledge to help develop solutions to real-world problems. With an intellectual tradition dating back thousands of years, the discipline of Geography combines an appreciation of its heritage with modern methods of information gathering, analysis, and representation.
In the Department of Geography at Kwantlen we embrace this definition of our discipline, with diverse course offerings, focused undergraduate programs in the Arts and Sciences, and student-oriented faculty who are grounded in the application of geographic knowledge to contemporary problems. Our students synthesize information about natural and human environments, with particular attention to urban spaces and issues; they develop quantitative, qualitative, and computer mapping skills that enhance their ability to collect, interpret, and present information effectively.
Interested? Would you like to learn more about the field of Geography, and about the faculty, courses, and programs in Geography at Kwantlen? If so, please take some time to explore our website, and do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information.
Welcome to Geography at Kwantlen: the interdisciplinary discipline.