Courses in Geography (Division 374)

421. Problems in Southeast Asian Development. (3). (SS).

The course examines selected problems of economic development in Southeast Asia with emphasis on the impact of modernization on the lives of the rural population. Economic and ecologic problems of agricultural development including the Green Revolution, will be discussed with stress on the adjustment problems of village people. Rural to urban migration and the adjustment of rural population to urban conditions will be included. The course will make use of case studies of current problems, including the impact of road construction and the relocation of people displaced by reservoir construction, rural poverty and war. Slides and films will be used. Students are required to take either a midterm or final examination, and may also do a research or annotated bibliography. (Gosling)

423/General Near Eastern 423. Geography of the Near East. (3). (SS).

This course presents a systematic view of the environments and ecologies of the Near East and North Africa. It discusses how different subsistence patterns interact with each other and how modern development places additional strains on the overall system. Rather than attempting a country by country survey, examples are drawn from throughout the region with particular emphasis on those areas familiar to the instructor. Lectures, outside readings, movies and seminar-type discussions constitute the body of the course. There will be a midterm and a final examination. Graduate students are expected to write a term paper. (Kolars)

550. Seminar in Selected Topics in Geography. Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

This seminar deals with the increasing competition for water in Southwest Asia and North Africa. It will examine the technical problems of water use, the amount and quality of existing supplies, and growing demands upon them. Discussion and a term paper. (Naff & Matson, Water in the Middle East, Westview Press, 1984). (Kolars)

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