GEOG 365 is a course involving lectures and field excursions which emphasize the
interactions of geology and culture in Tennessee. Geology-related topics include:
Physiographic regions and geologic history, landforms, structural and tectonic history,
natural and economic resources, and environmental issues across the state. Cultural
topics include: Settlement history, economic development, political patterns, and
distribution of populations. This course is team-taught by two faculty members from
the disciplines of geography and geology; guest lecturers from other department faculty
members are featured as well.
In this course, the following topics are presented:
Somewhere in the Middle: A Geographic Profile of Tennessee
Physiographic Provinces and Regions
Structural and Tectonic History
Climate and Weather Processes and Patterns
The Tennessee Valley Authority
Native Americans of Tennessee
High Lonesome (film documentary)
Agriculture and Urbanization
Tennessee and the New South
A 3- to 4-day fieldtrip with stops in all physiographic regions of the state is offered
as part of the course.
Students are evaluated through several exams, multiple map quizzes, fieldtrip activities,
and a research project. Readings are assigned throughout the semester.
For more information about GEOG 365, please contact me.