The Geography and Anthropology department is located on the second floor of the Phillips building. The department is part of the College of Arts and Science within the Univerisity of Wisconsin Eau Claire.
The department is comprised of 13 Geography faculty members, 4 Anthropology faculty members, an administrative assistant, a geospatial technology facilitator, and typically between 80 and 100 geography majors, about 20 geography minors, about 45 anthropology minors.
The department teaches a variety of courses, traditional, hybrid, and on-line, that address cultural, regional, physical, human-environmental, and geospatial technology themes within geography. Courses in cultural and physical anthropology, and archaeology are also offered.
The department is a leader in providing high impact teaching and learning practices ranging from field trips to student-faculty research. Together, students and faculty routinely present the results of their collaborative research at local, national, and even international professional conferences.
What We Do -
Geographers describe and explain the patterns and processes of natural environmental systems and the human habitation of the earth. They emphasize the importance of the location of people, places, and events; the physical and human characteristics of regions; and the relations between culture and environment.
With training in both the natural and social sciences, geographers have a wide range of careers opportunities in public and private sectors. Geographers find work in urban and regional planning, marketing, real estate, tourism, transportation, teaching, environmental analysis, and natural resource management. Geographers are increasingly in demand for jobs that require expertise in geospatial techniques, such geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), remote sensing, and computer cartography.
The discipline of anthropology adopts an integrative, comprehensive approach to the study of humankind. Anthropologists seek to understand human conditions by examining the biological evolution of human beings, the human capacity to create culture, and the diverse ways of life developed by societies around the world.