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Sinclair College

GEO 1206 Appalachian Environment

Overview of the various geographic aspects of the rural and urban Appalachian region, including physiography and geology; migration and settlement patterns; historical development and cultural diffusion; and population characteristics and economy.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Geography
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Describe the topography, climate, water, soils, vegetation, and mineral resources in Appalachia.
  • Analyze historic and current settlement patterns and issues reflected in migration.
  • Compare and contrast the past and current environmental threats to both rural and urban Appalachia.
  • Appraise past and current economic conditions in both rural and urban Appalachia.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3