Course Memo

A survey of world geographic regions and the spatial principles underlying political and economic development. Regional environments are studied for physical and societal similarities and variations. Topics such as landforms, weather and climate, vegetation, soils, animals, natural resources, population, language, religion, ethnicity, health, agriculture, industry, commerce, transportation, political systems, settlement, living conditions, and societal values are investigated. World regions included in the course are the former Soviet Union, Southwest Asia and North Africa, East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America.