Courses in Geography (Division 374)

201/Geology 201. Introductory Geography: Water, Climate, and Man. (4). (NS).

See Geological Sciences 201. (Outcalt)

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

See RC Social Science 310. (Larimore)

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

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. Cost:1 WL:4 (Gosling)

432/Urban Planning 532. World Food Systems. (3). (Excl).

This course is intended to inform those interested in national and international food policies on how world food systems function. Nutritional needs, food production, and food distribution are related to food policies in a variety of social settings. The relationship between nutrition and disease is investigated, and geographical and cultural conditions that influence food availability are identified. Social, economic, and technological aspects of food supply in developed and underdeveloped countries are explored in a search for pragmatic and operational ways to improve the world food situation. National and international perspectives on US agriculture and food policies are considered. Ecological imperatives, nutrient flow process, peasant farming, nutritional planning and policies, agricultural location theory, commercial farming and food policies, world agricultural situation, and ecological policies will be covered. The course is presented as a series of lectures and exercises. Several lectures are illustrated by slides, especially those dealing with Third World examples. A textbook and course pack will be assigned. Material supporting lectures and exercises are distributed weekly. Two exercises (25%), a term paper (30%), and a final examination (25%). (Nystuen)


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