Initial Publication Date: November 16, 2016

Courses and Materials

Part of the InTeGrate Claflin University Program Model

Courses and teaching materials adopted, adapted, or developed by the project.


All courses had a two week infusion of the "Map Your Hazards" InTeGrate module. Materials were slightly adapted to match the courses being infused (especially lack of access to computers for the mapping project in most of the infused classes), the two week time limit and the lack of some students' prior exposure/training in excel (for the survey interpretation) or survey methodologies.

World Geography (Social Sciences)

Instructor: Camelia Kantor
Term(s) and Year(s) Offered: Spring 2016 (recently approved as General Education course)
Course Level: 201
Syllabus - World Geography course syllabus (Microsoft Word 240kB Oct19 16)

Special Topics in Chemistry (Chemistry)

Instructor: Anthony Rizzuti
Term(s) and Year(s) Offered: Spring 2016
Course Level:200
Syllabus - Sp Top Chemistry course syllabus (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 36kB Oct19 16)

Botany (Biology)

Instructor: Mihail Kantor
Term(s) and Year(s) Offered: Spring 2016
Course Level: 202
Syllabus - Botany course syllabus (Microsoft Word 177kB Oct19 16)

UNIV 101 (Freshman Academy)

Instructor: Cynthia Duncan-Joseph
Term(s) and Year(s) Offered: Spring 2016
Course Level: 101
Syllabus - UNIV 101 course syllabus (Microsoft Word 106kB Oct19 16)

Issues in Justice (Social Sciences- Criminal Justice)

Instructor: Bora Lee (evaluation by Deborah Dwyer)
Term(s) and Year(s) Offered: Spring 2016
Course Level: 201 (sections 1 & 2)
Syllabus - Issues in Justice course syllabus (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 32kB Oct19 16)

Business Communication-online (Business)

Instructor: Rodney Hudson
Term(s) and Year(s) Offered: Spring 2016
Course Level: 201
Syllabus - Business Communication course syllabus (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 42kB Oct19 16)

Public Health (Biology)

Instructor: Gloria McCutcheon
Term(s) and Year(s) Offered: Spring 2016
Course Level: 220
Syllabus - Public Health course syllabus (Microsoft Word 92kB Oct19 16)

General Biology (Biology)

Instructor: Ewen McLean (replaced by Randall Harris)
Term(s) and Year(s) Offered: Spring 2016
Course Level: 122
Syllabus - General Biology course syllabus (Microsoft Word 150kB Oct19 16)

Teaching Materials

Modules Adapted

Map Your Hazards!
Some materials in the module were found to be too complicated, redundant, or not fit for the classroom environment at our institution. However, the module represented a great starting point and the team still used a good percentage of the materials. The module was adapted in several ways:

  • The lecture power points were compiled into one abridged Intro Lecture and a US hazards lecture. The data interpretation lecture was not used.
  • The team created another power point on Types of Maps to provide students with background knowledge needed for their mapping project.
  • Unit 1 Student Instructions sheet was modified to address the changes the team made to the material.
  • An E-survey was created for the community survey to meet the survey requirement of the module (this ended up causing a lot of issues due to google accounts).
  • A map analysis exercise was added as practice and a Map analysis worksheet was provided to students.
  • The team considered it important to have a formative evaluation of the video ("The Storm") so we used the instructional questions from PBS Frontline investigation website as a quiz after students watched the movie.
  • The final grading rubric was adapted to reflect all these changes.

Materials Developed

Grading rubric (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 26kB Oct19 16) - The grading rubric was modified to reflect changes to the module.

Student instructions (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 60kB Oct21 16) - Modified student instruction sheet.

Types of maps
Overview of different types of maps before students create their own. Types of maps lecture (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 7.3MB Oct21 16)

Map Analysis Worksheet (Acrobat (PDF) 186kB Nov4 16) (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC)

Quiz "The Storm" Quiz "The Storm" (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 13kB Oct21 16)

Natural Hazards Survey (Acrobat (PDF) 158kB Nov4 16) (
Unfortunately, the online survey only worked for certain students and did not save the information submitted by others (gmail accessibility might have been a cause). To adjust, students were asked to create word files where the finalized survey link has been saved for each individual person. It was a good adjustment, but the process was only understood and followed by some. Overall, the survey results had to be eliminated from analysis.

Pre-populated Moodle page to be imported by faculty (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 138kB Oct21 16) into their own courses