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Colleen Garrity

Assistant Professor of


Bailey 231
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Colleen Garrity has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2003.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D. in Geography, 2007, Arizona State University
  • M.A. in Geography, 1999, Michigan State University
  • B.S. in Foreign Service, 1995, Georgetown University


  • Association of American Geographers
  • American Meteorological Society
  • American Geophysical Union
  • National Council for Geographic Education
Spring 2015 Classes

GEOG 111:
Physical Geography

    A summary course in Physical Geography: the principles of geographic location, weather, climate, land forms, natural hazards, soils, and biota are presented in the context of an integrated Earth syste
    ms framework, addressing relationships to human populations. Counts for Natual Science general education credit only if GEOG 112 is taken concurrently. Corequisite: GEOG 112 or permission of instructors. Offered every year
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GEOG 112:
N/Physical Geography Lab

    An introductory laboratory in physical geography. Activities involve data collection, organization and analysis, map analysis, and inquiry into Earth-Sun relations, weather and climate, landforms, na
    tural hazards, soils and biota. Corequisite: GEOG 111 or permission of instructor. Offered every year
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GEOG 275:
Field Experience

    An intensive, three to four day field course in which students experience geographic phenomena firsthand while cultivating skills in geographic observation. Pre-trip meetings are required and student
    s are asked to conduct, and present in the field, advanced research. Emphasis is placed on reading and interpreting the physical and human landscape in varied regional settings. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor only. Prerequisites: GEOG 102 or GEOG 111 and GEOG 112. Restricted to Geography majors. Course is available for non-Geography majors by permission of instructor only. Offered every year
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GEOG 382:
Climate Change & Variability

    This course surveys topics regarding climate change and climate variability. The course surveys methods of paleoclimate reconstruction, climate history of the most recent 1000 years, climate change t
    heories, methods of observational climate analysis, and climate modeling. Special attention is given to the response of Earth's natural systems (atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere) to past, present, or projected changes in climate. Reviews current topics in climate change and the channels through which climate change research is done. Prerequisites: GEOG 220 or permission of instructor. Not offered on a regular basis
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