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SYLLABUS: GEOG 280 Introduction to Map Reading and Analysis – Room TA229
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. John B. Richards, Ph.D
CONTACT INFO: Office: TA119; Phone: 541-552-6281; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
A.) Course description (same as Catalog description, above).
B.) Learning objectives of the course.
1. Climate patterns (of central and Southwest Asia)
2. Landforms (of central and Southwest Asia)
3. Agricultural patterns
4. Other natural resources
5. Cultural patterns and cultural history
6. Political & Economic development and international interactions
7. Urbanization patterns and processes
8. Contemporary Issues
C.) Required texts.
To be arranged. There is no regional geographic textbook covering this area, so a readings list will be compiled. Two texts, Oliver Roy’s The New Central Asia, and Pauline Jones Luong’s The Transformation of Central Asia, will provide core readings, but Dr. Richards anticipates using 20 or more source books.
D.) Course format: Class lecture and discussion with term research project.
E.) Other – Students will be required to discuss contemporary issues in view of the historical and geographic experiences of the Central and SW Asian Indo-European, Turkic, Arabic, Armenian, Jewish and Kurdish peoples.