Big news for Geography: CLAS adds two new departments

The UConn Board of Trustees voted at its meeting on Feb. 29 to establish a new department merging the Department of Geography with Urban and Community Studies and providing an administrative home for Environmental Studies. 

The new Department of Geography, Sustainability, Community and Urban Studies (GSCU) will draw on existing research and teaching strengths to address interdisciplinary issues in geography, environment, and sustainability. 

The other new department is the Department of Social and Critical Inquiry, which will join four units:  American Studies Program, Asian and Asian American Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program.

Both new departments will be effective as of July 1, and they are set to launch at the beginning of the fall semester.

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