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Spring 2010

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For course descriptions in Physical Geography (67-), see Earth Sciences.

Not all courses listed will necessarily be offered each year.

42-200. Introductory Resource Management
Basic concepts pertaining to natural resources, the impact of their use on the ecosystem, and the problems in their management. Emphasis will be placed on the growing demand for resources, the functional interaction between human society and its physical environment, and the spatial patterns of resource use and ecological impact. (3 lecture hours a week.)

42-249. Political Economy of Agrictulture and Food
Study of the physical, cultural, economic, and political factors influencing the spatial patterns and regional problems of world agriculture. (3 lecture hours a week.) (Also offered in Political Science 45-249.)

42-313. Economic Geography of Russia and the Former Soviet
An overview of the geographical characteristics and government policies that shaped the centrally-planned economy of the former U.S.S.R. and problems of restructuring in the post-Soviet period. (3 lecture hours a week.)

42-361. Introduction to African Development
A multidisciplinary course introducing students to developmental issues currently confronting African countries and peoples, focusing on the sub-Saharan region. Using a sectoral approach, including health, education, agriculture, and the environment, the course reviews multiple and conflicting approaches to development and addresses both the potentials and the barriers associated with them. (Also offered as Sociology 48-325 and Anthropology 49-325.)

42-392. Urban Systems
Urbanism as a progenitor of economic change is examined from various theoretical perspectives and selected case studies. (3 lecture hours a week.)

42-450. Advanced Topics in Geography
Directed readings and research on a topic selected in consultation with instructor. (2 lecture hours a week.) (Also offered as Planning 50-490.) (Credit may be obtained for only one of 42-450 or 50-450.)

42-491. Geography Research Projects
Guided research based on primary and secondary sources on a research project. (Prerequisite: 50-490.) (Compulsory for four-year Honours, make-up, or special students.) (Also offered as Planning 50-491.)