In the spring of 2019, students at Emory University enrolled in a special topics field course studying Coastal Georgia: Geography, History and Politics of Fishing Culture in the Department of Environmental Sciences.
Students learned in the field and classroom about Georgia’s unique coastal cultural heritage. The class focused on the culture, history, and geography of Georgia’s coastal communities and fishing industry, and the policy and environmental challenges of fishing. Students participated in social science field research to document the history and current conditions in Georgia’s fishing industry, learning a variety of methods including documentary research, photography, GPS, and interviews.
We invite you to explore the students’ field notes on the Working Waterfronts website: www.workingwaterfronts.org