Nature, Society, Sustainability Concentration in Geography (BA)

Syracuse University

Date Posted: May 5, 2019
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Tags: geography
Program Type: Specialization/Concentration/Emphasis


The study of nature-society relations has long been a cornerstone of the discipline of Geography. Geographers working in the nature-society tradition study diverse processes related to the interaction between the biophysical environment and human societies. These range from the mostly physical to the mostly social, and can include resource use, natural hazards, human impacts on environmental systems, and the social dimensions of environmental change. Nature-society geographers also study the history of environmental thought; nature conservation and protected areas; food production and agricultural systems; and environmental governance, politics and conflict.