Bachelor in Global Geography
Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change | YORK UNIVERSITY
Full time, Part time
CAD 32,416 / per year
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Global Geography addresses globalization and place-making among people in their social and physical worlds. You will learn to analyze the links between cities and the world economy, understand processes of uneven development and inequality, and learn how migration and mobility shape our politics and society. Global Geography engages climate change and environmental processes through a distinctive mix of physical science, geographical information systems (GIS), and social science. Geographers work across boundaries: thinking through problems using diverse approaches at multiple scales, from the local landscape around us to the global human impact on the earth today.
Our Global Geography program embraces the place-based aspects of the discipline and draws on global perspectives. You will study how history, economics, politics, culture and society produce inequality within human and physical geographies.
Students will explore these critical global issues:
- Human migration and identity
- Economic production and consumption
- Geopolitical power
- Global urbanization
- The flow of knowledge, culture and data
- Networks of global cities
- Environmental change
As a Global Geography student, you will earn distinctive interdisciplinary knowledge and skills through hands-on classroom activities, field- and lab-based exercises, and community engagement. You’ll gain technical know-how and experience in geographic analysis, methodological approaches and spatial thinking while enhancing your communication, reasoning and leadership skills to address environmental and societal issues.
Ultimately, you will acquire the key geographical skills of spatial analysis and critical thinking that will equip you for a career in Canada and abroad in areas such as government, journalism and media, development agencies, private-sector corporations and the non-profit sector.
- Introduction to World Geography
- Urban Geography
- Nations and Nationalism
- Disaster! Earth’s Extreme Events
- Advanced Field Studies in Physical Geography
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Fast Fashion Workshop
Have you ever considered where you purchase your clothes from? What factors do you consider when you go shopping? Attend the "What is Fast Fashion" workshop to learn more about relevant companies and the issues around them.
Walking in a Cars World Workshop
Living in a bigger city can be rather difficult to navigate as a single individual. As pedestrians always have the right of way, streets and more, so intersections are not based with us in mind. Join us to unpack the intersections within the city and discuss possible solutions.
Scholarships and Funding
- GIS analyst
- Economic development officer
- Government policy analyst
- Geography teacher
- Media/Current Affairs reporter