101. Introduction to Geography. (4). (SS).
This course introduces modern geography to students who have no previous knowledge of the subject and demonstrates how a geographic point of view can enhance an understanding of world regions and environments as well as the implementation of successful urban and regional planning. To do this, social and physical systems and the interaction between them are discussed in terms of their spatial attributes. The course thus defines geography as the study of human-environment systems from the viewpoint of spatial relationships and spatial processes. Lectures begin with a consideration of the city and introduce students to increasingly complex spatial models which represent geography's special contribution to the social and physical sciences. The basic premise is that the spatial insights provided apply not only cross-culturally to human systems, but also, with appropriate modifications, to those in nature. The course analyzes how human and natural systems in combination create geographic regions which sustain humankind. Two one-hour examinations plus a final; three lectures and one recitation section each week. (Kolars)
201/Geology 201. Introductory Geography: Water, Climate, and Man. (4). (NS).
See Geological Sciences 201 for description. (Outcalt)
412/RC SS 412. Problems in European Regional Geography. (3). (SS). May be repeated with permission of instructor.
See RC SS 412. (Kish)
415. Geography of the Soviet Union. (2). (SS).
The objective of the course is a survey both of the general characteristics of the Soviet Union, including its European and Asiatic parts: physical features, agriculture, transportation, industry, population characteristics and a region survey of each of the major components of the USSR. Besides optional reading, requirements include a midterm and a final exam. (Kish)
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