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Geography is a spatial discipline which critically examines our web of human communities layered over a complex physical Earth.

 Education for Sustainable Development create outdoor classroomProgram description

The geography B.A. program focuses on human-environment relationships and a wide range of sustainable ways of knowing and living. Community resilience, economic transactions, gendered spaces, and diversity of cultural territories are major areas of concentration in our courses. We focus on spatial relationships and an understanding of the principles of ecological and physical systems; of the cultural, social, economic and political forces acting on those systems; and of the management, planning or scientific tools necessary to meet environmental challenges and opportunities.

Geographers are ideally suited to important jobs in managing complex human-environment relationships like
community planning, sustainabilityResearch in Japan education, policies and practices, cultural mapping, resource management, environmental impact assessment, etc.

The geography and environment department offers a major, minor, and honours in geography. For the courses required for these degrees see the academic calendar.

Program Advisor – Geography - Dr. David Lieske (dlieske@mta.ca).
Not all courses are offered annually so students need to pay careful attention to the planned patterns of course rotation and to seek advice from the department as needed. To keep track of the courses you have taken it is useful to fill in a degree audit form.

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Environmental Science Lab AVDX G9 - is our general laboratory space equipped with basic environmental science tools and set-up as an ideal teaching space.

R-Peace Non-traditional Classroom – a space that support students’ development of themselves as engaged citizens of their communities.

G&E Research Commons – a shared departmental space where we can meet, plan and research.

GIS Lab AVDX 115 - is our general GIS laboratory space equipped with 24 computers licensed to run ESRI Arc GIS software.

Nature – in geography we always spend time learning and researching outside in Sackville, around the Bay of Fundy, throughout the Maritimes and beyond.

Urban Environment – in geography we often spend time learning and researching in our communities like Sackville, other Maritime cities and beyond.