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.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 ProgramsContaining GEOG 265
Course Outcomes


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

Cultural Geography

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

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).

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.


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