The College of Liberal Arts at Temple University


Click here to see a complete list of all departmental courses and course descriptions from the undergraduate bulletin.


Click here to see a complete list of all currently offered courses, including times and locations, from the University online course catalog. First, choose the semester. Then, from the dropdown menu, choose the major (Geography and Urban Studies OR Environmental Studies).


Course scheduling information

Courses we generally offer every semester


0821                                  Digital Mapping

0831                                  Global Cities        

0842                                  Sustainable Environments

0861                                  Urban Dynamics

0867                                  World Regions & Cultures

1051                                  Environment & Society

1052                                  Intro to Physical Environment

2073                                  African Development

2074                                  South & East Asia

3062                                  Fundamentals of GIS

4085                                  Internship (GUS and ES)

4197                                  Research Methods

4198                                  Senior Seminar (GUS)

4198                                  Senior Seminar (ES)


Courses we generally offer at least once every year


0862                                  Development and Globalization

0866                                  World Affairs

1021                                  Urban Society: Race Class

1025                                  World Urban Patterns

2014                                  Urban Geography

2021                                  Philadelphia Neighborhoods

2031                                  Economic Geography

2051                                  Urban Environments

2071                                  Geography of US & Canada

3001                                  Images of the City in Popular Culture

3025                                  Urban Crime Patterns

3051                                  Environmental Policy Issues

3052                                  Environmental Problems in Asia

3061                                  Fundamentals of Cartography

3073                                  Geography of Travel and Tourism

3096                                  Urban Policy Analysis

3097                                  Environment and Development

3161                                  Statistics for Urban and Spatial Analysis

4013                                  Drugs in Urban Society

4014                                  Urban Social Geography

4015                                  Geographic Basis of Land-Use Planning

4018                                  Economic Development Planning for Cities

4019                                  Community Development Workshop

4044                                  Urban Housing

4051                                  Hazards Geography

4056                                  Political Ecology

4061                                  Cartographic Production

4065                                  Applications in G.I.S.

4071                                  Medical Geography

4075                                  Comparative Regional Development

4096                                  Problems of Environmental Quality


Courses we generally offer at least once every two years


2032                                  Urban Systems in a Global Economy

3013                                  African-Americans in Philadelphia

3054                                  Energy, Resources and Conservation

4021                                  International Urbanization

4097                                  Gender, Race, Class and the City


Other courses


117X are 2-credit special topics courses. The list below includes recently offered courses in this rubric. At least six 117X courses are offered every semester.


Black Males in the City

Exploring the World Through Independent Travel

Exploring Urban Literacy

Green Jobs

Greening Philadelphia


Metropolitan Ecology: Rebuilding American Cities

Philadelphia: Past, Present and Future

The Finance of Community Economic Development

Urban Transportation

Youth Violence in Urban Areas


3-credit advanced special topics are offered regularly with courses number 3000 or 4000. Recent topics have included:


Census Geography with GIS (offered every year)

New Orleans: Disaster and Recovery (offered every year)

Gender and Development



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