Courses in Geography (Division 374)

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 a midterm and final examination, and may also do a research or annotated bibliography. (Gosling)

499/Geol. Sci. 446. Permafrost, Snow, and Ice. Math. 116 or the equivalent. (3). (Excl).

See Geol. Sci. 446 for description. (Outcalt)

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