Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

GEOG 3525 Geography of the Middle East

This is an advanced regional geography course focusing on the physical and human geography of the Middle East and North Africa. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: 1) locate Middle East countries, regions, physical features, and cities on maps; 2) interpret map symbols and map scales; 3) identify spatial processes that produce spatial patterns of population, culture, geopolitics, economic activity, and urbanization in the Middle East; 4) analyze and discuss the root causes of armed conflicts within the realm; and 5) employ geographic concepts in the analysis of human-environment relations within the Middle East.