Human Geography B.A.

Human Geography – The study of the earth’s surface as the space within which the human population lives

Human Geography investigates the relationships between human societies and the biophysical and social environments in which they operate.  Human geographers at SFU typically bring a spatial perspective to their analyses of these relationships, deploying such recurrent concepts as location, place, landscape, territory, region, mobility, diffusion, and globalization.  Our courses demonstrate the crucial difference that space makes to social and economic systems and provide valuable insights into issues of pressing societal concern:  human-nature interactions; resource use and sustainability; local and regional development; urbanization; social inequities; power and justice; and more.

Please refer to the SFU calendar for program and course details.  We offer a major, honours, minor and extended minor in Geography and a joint major in Business and Geography.