Geography 151: Introduction to Regional Geography: North America, Europe and Russia
Instructor: Robert Mark Simpson
Day and Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00-12:15 ; 1:00-2:15
Location: Johnson EPS Building, Room 207; 227
"Earth is our only suitable habitat. Geography's task is to discover and capture its horizons in order to understand how people live and work and utilize its resources. This understanding is more urgently required than ever...because of new global realities--the the interconnected, integrated, interdependent character of our lives." Geography for Life: National Geography Standards, 1994, page238.
Introduction to Regional Geography: North America, Europe and Russia is an integrated study of the cultural, political and physical aspects of countries and regions within North America, Europe and Russia.
Introduction to the field of Geography
Overview of the World's Regions and Realms
Physical environment of Europe -- Climate, Landforms, and Resources
Distribution of population and cultures of Europe; especially religion and language
Economic aspects of Europe
Geopolitical and Historical development of Europe and Europe's future
Regions of Europe
Physical environment of Russia -- Climate, Landforms, and Resources
Distribution of Russia's population and cultures
The history and legacy of the Russian empire, from the Czars to the Soviets to a "republic"
Regions of Russia
Economic transformations and the future prospects for Russia
North America's physical environment -- Climate, landforms and resources
Population and demographics of "Anglo-America"
The historical development of the United States and Canada
The economic might of the United States -- it's expression on the landscape
The Canadian Experience -- Devolution, Canadian style
Regions of North America
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