|Course ID:||GEOG 2610. 3 hours. |
|Course Title:||Geography of Georgia|
|Physical, cultural, economic, historical, and biological landscapes of Georgia, explored through videos, music, and computerized data sets, such as the Interactive Atlas of Georgia and the Georgia 100 GIS.|
|Oasis Title:||GEOG OF GEORGIA|
|Offered fall and spring semester every year. |
|Grading System:||A-F (Traditional)|
Successful completion of this course will provide the following learning outcomes:
An understanding of the physical landscape of Georgia, including its geological
development, physiographic regions, mineral resources, and topographic variations.
To develop an understanding of Georgia history, including Oglethorpe’s contribution
to the origin of the state, early settlement, foreign influence, the Confederacy, and
post Civil War reconstruction.
Students will gain an appreciation for Georgia’s economy and its role in both the
national and international settings.
An understanding of the distribution of Georgia’s flora and fauna.
Students will study two select counties of the state and report their findings to the
This course meets the following General Education Abilities by accomplishing the
specific learning objectives listed below:
Communicate effectively through writing. This is met by a series of writing
assignments associated with laboratory exercises.
Communicate effectively through speech. This is met by oral presentations,
discussion leading, and classroom participation.
Computer Literacy is addressed through course administration, student-faculty
electronic interaction, data analysis activities, and laboratory assignments.
Stduents are introduced to basics of GIS software usage.
Critical Thinking is central to the learning objectives of this class, and includes
the following elements, which are accomplished through laboratory activities and
assignments, lecture, classroom discussion, and inquiry-based learning efforts:
Consider and engage opposing points of view
Support a consistent purpose and point of view
Assimilate, analyze, and present a body of information
Moral Reasoning (Ethics) is an important element of this course, as it seeks to
understand the linkages among the physical setting, history, and expressions of
culture and economic development across Georgia. This learning outcome will be
developed through lectures, classroom discussion, and inquiry-based
Recognize the community and the greater common good in addition to
individual needs and goals
Judge and understand ethical behavior in social applications
Apply societal ethics to scientific inquiry
Georgia: Its Places and Peoples
Georgia's Physical Setting
The Regions of Georgia
A Brief Geographic History of Georgia
Georgia's Cultural Roots
The Native American Experience
The Euro-American Experience
The African American Experience
Religion and Language in Georgia
Urban vs. Rural Georgia
An Economic Overview of Georgia
Forestry and Mining Industries
A Flourishing Service Sector
Georgia's Environmental and Resource Pressures
Student Project Reports