2016-2017 Undergraduate Calendar

Geography and Tourism Studies  
Chair Christopher Fullerton Professor Emeritus Hugh Gayler Professors David Butz, David A. Fennell, Catherine Jean Nash, John Menzies, Michael Pisaric, Michael Ripmeester, Anthony B. Shaw, Dragos Simandan Associate Professors Jeffrey Boggs, David T. Brown, Daryl Dagesse, Danuta De Grosbois, Christopher Fullerton, Atsuko Hashimoto, Marilyne Jollineau, Phillip Gordon Mackintosh, David J. Telfer, Ebru Ustundag Assistant Professor Kevin Turner Adjunct Professors Jayson Childs, Mary Thornbush Director, Co-operative Programs Cara Boese Academic Advisers Samantha Morris Virginia Wagg  
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Administrative Co-ordinator Virginia Wagg 905-688-5550, extension 3484 Mackenzie Chown, C322 brocku.ca/geography The Department of Geography and Tourism Studies offers three programs of study: a Bachelor of Arts in Geography, a Bachelor of Science in Geography and a Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and Environment. A four-year program leading to a BA Honours degree as well as a Co-op option and a three-year program leading to the BA Pass degree are offered in all three programs. The BA in Tourism and Environment also offers a four-year degree With Major.  
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The discipline of Geography has a broad scope and combines elements of both the social and natural sciences. At Brock University, Geography programs have three main components: human geography, physical geography and geomatics. Human Geography is concerned with understanding the human world and its interaction with physical, built, and symbolic landscapes. The Department offers several human geography courses that integrate the cultural, social, economic and environmental realms in examinations of real-world issues related to urban and rural planning, community and economic development, gender relations, international development, cultural and historical geography, tourism planning and resource management, among others. Physical Geography is the study of the Earth’s surface features and processes. It aims to explain the geographic pattern of landforms, soils, water, vegetation, and climate by understanding the processes operating at the surface of the earth, and how these processes interact, affect and complement human activities. Through the Department’s physical geography courses, students are exposed to a wide range of sub-disciplines, including geomorphology, glacial studies, climatology, meteorology, biogeography, and environmental studies. Geomatics includes scientific and technological activities which integrate various fields, including cartography, remote sensing, and geographical information systems (GIS), for the collection, analysis, and management of spatially referenced data. Geography graduates equipped with these skills are well positioned to meet the growing demand for professionals who combine a geographic education with strong geomatics skills. Geography and Tourism Studies also offers several methodology and field courses that provide students with the skills necessary for conducting primary research and gaining a better appreciation of the centrality of geography to understanding human life. Students may be admitted to the honours program at any time. The honours program provides students with an opportunity for a more intensive examination of issues in the discipline. Geography and the Faculty of Education co-operate in offering a Concurrent BA (Honours) or BSc (Honours)/BEd degree at both the Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior levels. Please consult the Geography entry for a listing of courses and program requirements.  
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The BA Tourism and Environment is designed to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving tourism industry and incorporates Co-op, internships (including Disney internship with the University of Florida), professional and field experiences for students. It explicitly integrates principles of sustainability (environmental, social, economic and political) in tourism management and tourism planning. A stream in Tourism Management is offered in association with the Goodman School of Business. Students will be prepared for career opportunities in a variety of tourism and hospitality businesses, public, commercial and non-profit organizations. Please consult the Tourism Studies entry for a listing of courses and program requirements.  
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Please consult the Policing and Criminal Justice entries for a listing of program requirements.  
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