Russia and the Former Soviet Union

Russia and the Former Soviet Union
Physical features, resources, political issues, economy and industries, population concerns, and role in world affairs.
GEOG
265
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 Taught 
Course Outcomes

Collaboration

To use other students input to effectively enhance geographic understanding of the region.

Geographic Interconnections

To explicate and define the important historical and contemporary geographic linkages in the region including settlement structure and major industries (e.g., agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, and transportation).

Cultural Geography

To comprehend the regional geographic structure of the region's cultural components including languages, demographics, ethnic groups, and religious beliefs.

Economic and Political Change

To become knowledgeable concerning the ongoing geographical manifestations of political and economic restructuring in the modern era, including relationship to the European Union and other political entities.

Geographic Themes

To grasp how the “5 Themes of Geography” [Location, Place, Human Environment Interaction, Region, and Movement] relate to our overall studies of this region.

Physical Geography

To demonstrate the connection of the underlying physical "stage" of the region to the distributions of people and their activities. This includes studying the locations and distributions of climates, mountains, rivers, and natural barriers of the region.

Writing

To write geographic research that is fluent, relevant, and creative.