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Regional Geography Courses

GEOG-2503(3) MANITOBA'S PHYSICAL AND HUMAN ENVIRONMENTS (Le3) The main physical features of Manitoba are examined first. The second part of the course deals with rural settlement, beginning with the Red River Settlement and proceeding to the main homesteading period from 1870 to 1930. In the third part of the course, emphasis is given to economic development in northern Manitoba, flood control works in the Red River Valley, and aspects of Winnipeg's growth, relative decline, and ethnic mix.
Prerequisite: A minimum of 3 credit hours of 1000-level Geography courses or permission of the instructor.
Restrictions: Students may not receive credit for both GEOG-2503(3) and the former GEOG-2500(6).

GEOG-3508(3) GEOGRAPHICAL ISSUES IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD (Le3) Focusing on Asian, African, and Latin American countries,this course concentrates on development theories and issues. The course content includes discussion of the historical, political, socio-economic, cultural, and demographic factors important to the development equation and illustrates how these factors vary from region to region. Special attention is paid to newsworthy and unfolding issues of the day in the developing areas of the world.
Prerequisite: GEOG-1102(3), or GEOG-1103(3), or permission of the instructor.

GEOG-3509(3) CANADA'S PHYSICAL AND HUMAN ENVIRONMENTS (Le3) Canada's main regions are examined, with an emphasis on how the physical and human environments of each region have interacted to give it a unique character.
Prerequisite: A minimum of 3 credit hours of 1000-level Geography courses or permission of the instructor.
Restrictions: Students may not receive credit for both GEOG-3509(3) and the former GEOG-3501(6).

GEOG-3510(3) PRAIRIE LANDSCAPES (Le3) The Canadian Prairies are recognized as a main geographical region of Canada. This course focuses on the making of the human landscape of the region, although geological structure, climate, natural vegetation, and other physical features are included. The roles of Aboriginal Peoples and European and other immigrants in creating human landscapes are examined.

GEOG-3511(3) TOPICAL REGIONS IN GEOGRAPHY (Le3) This course is a systematic study of a topical world region from a geographic perspective. For the particular region selected for study, emphasis is placed on historical, political, socio-economic, cultural, demographic, and urban-rural development aspects as appropriate. The region of study will vary from year to year, with particular attention paid to regions currently or recently dominating world events.
Prerequisite: GEOG-1102(3) or GEOG-1103(3) or permission of instructor.

GEOG-3512(3) THE HUMAN GEOGRAPHY OF NORTHERN CANADA (Le3) This course investigates contemporary issues in Canada's arctic and subarctic regions, focusing on the three territories: Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. This region continues to be subjected to a variety of changes in the political, social and economic landscapes. The purpose of this course is to provide students insight into how these changes impact the human geography of northern Canada. Special attention is paid to ongoing and newsworthy issues.
Prerequisite: GEOG-1102(3) or permission of instructor.


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