415. Geography of the Soviet Union. (2). (Excl).
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. (Anderson)
423/GNE 423. Geography of the Near East. (3). (Excl).
This course represents a systematic view of the environments and ecologies of the Near East and North Africa with special emphasis upon water supplies and their use. It discusses different subsistence patterns and how they interact with one another and how modern development places additional strains on the overall system. Rather than attempting a country by country survey, examples are drawn throughout the region with particular emphasis on those areas familiar to the instructor. Lectures and outside readings. Midterm and final examination. Graduate students are expected to write a term paper. Text: Colbert C. Held, MIDDLE EAST PATTERNS (Westview Press, 1989). (Kolars)
499/Geol. 446. Permafrost, Snow, and Ice. Math. 116 or the equivalent. (3). (Excl).
See Geology 446. (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 America. 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. Text: Naff and Matson, WATER IN THE MIDDLE EAST, Westview Press, 1984. [Cost:2] [WL:3] (Kolars)
559. Research and Special Work in Geography. Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.
This course is for individual work on special projects or subjects. It is usually, but not always, for seniors or graduate students with theses or projects of their own. Work is on a one to one basis and there is a strong expectation of a full-length paper, theses proposal, or teaching strategy AND presentation involved. The topic or subject is one mutually agreed upon by student and professor. (Kolars)
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