Geography Department Records
South Dakota State University. Department of Geography
0.84 linear feet [2 document cases]
South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.
This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.
Name of item . College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geography Records, UA 6.13. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.
The Department of Geography cultivates an understanding of the Earth and its human and natural systems through quality educational experiences, research, and service to inspire citizens to better understand, adapt, and contribute to a changing world. The collection is composed of programs, pamphlets, correspondence, clippings, booklets, and program reviews.
Geography was one of the first courses taught when South Dakota State University was founded in 1881. While geography classes were offered from time to time in various departments, no major development of a program occurred until 1966-67, when a bachelor's degree in geography was approved. In the fall of 1968, the Department of History and Geography was formed. By 1971, the geography program had grown substantially. Enrollment growths necessitated the addition of more faculty members. By 1973, a separate Department of Geography was established and in 1974, the offering of the Master of Science degree in Geography was approved.
The geography curriculum today teaches students to describe, relate and explain natural and cultural phenomena, which distinguish places around the world. Courses are offered in technical geography-science and environmental planning and management.
Composed of materials related to the Geography Department. Folders consist of programs, pamphlets, correspondence, clippings, booklets and program reviews. Also included is a booklet on graduate study in geography, and a list of house types in Brookings, SD.
- Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence
|1||1||Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting||2004|
|1||3||Changing Political Landscape of the Middle East lecture by Jeffrey A. Gritzner||2001|
|1||4||Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence - Dedication and Ribbon Cutting||2005|
|1||5||Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence - Events||2006|
|1||6||Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence - Recognition dinner||2006|
|1||7||Ed Hogan Files||1975-1986|
|1||8||Graduate Study in Geography||undated|
|1||9||House Types in Brookings, SD: A Visible History||1976|
|1||10||SDSU Geography Newsletter||2016|
|1||11||South Dakota State Geography Convention||1973-2021|
|1||12||Five Year Internal Review||1994|
|1||13||Geography Program Review External/Internal Evaluators Report||2002|
|2||1||Geography Graduate Program Self-Study||1984|
|2||2||Geography Graduate Program Self-Study||1984|
|2||3||SDSU Institutional Self-Study||1989|
|2||4||SDSU Outline for Institutional Program Reviews||1990|