Courses in Geography (Division 374)

310/RC SS 310. Food, Population, and Energy. Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. (4). (SS).

See RC Social Science 310 (Larimore)

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 regional survey of each of the major components of the USSR. Besides optional reading, requirements include a midterm and a final exam. (Kish)

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

See General Near East 423. (Kolars)

499/Geology 486. Permafrost, Snow, and Ice. Math. 116 or the equivalent. (3). (Excl).

See Geological Sciences 486. (Outcalt)

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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