Historical Geography – GEOG 520

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

How geography has influenced history and the development of cultures, ideas, people groups, resources, and countries.

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an overview of historical geography, with an emphasis on human geography.  The course highlights cultures, ideas, people groups, resources, religions, and technologies throughout recorded human history.  Historical geographic content increases knowledge for educators and the general public for development of humanitarian and evangelistic purposes.

Measurable Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Assess the historical impact of geography on the development of cultures, ideas, people groups, resources, and countries.
  2. Explain how geography has governed the relationship between human activity and the physical environment throughout history.
  3. Analyze the relationship among history, geography, civics, and economics.
  4. Evaluate geographical technologies throughout history.
  5. Incorporate how geography has influenced the history of Christianity.

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Boards are collaborative learning experiences.  Therefore, the student will participate in three (3) Discussion Board Forums by posting a thread in response to the provided prompt.  Each thread must be at least 400 words and supported by at least two references.  The student is encouraged to cite from .edu or .gov sources, journals, or books, wherever possible.  The student is required to reply to two (2) classmates' threads.  Each reply must be at least 200 words.  The instructor will grade the assignments by the rubric terms.  (MLOs: A, B, D, E)

The student will read The Power of Place.  The student will write a 3,000-word critique which could be used as a textbook evaluation.  The critique must include a cover page, table of contents, introduction, body, summary, evaluation, and conclusion.  The instructor will grade the assignments by the rubric terms.  (MLOs: A, B, C, D, E)

There will be 14 quizzes that allow the student to demonstrate an understanding of the readings and video lectures that accompany each module/week.  The quizzes will be open-book/open-notes and contain approximately 40 multiple-choice text, video, and ArcGIS questions.  The quizzes will have a 120 minute time limit.  (MLOs: A, B, C, D, E)