Geography 2050A/B Lecture Notes - Baltic Shield, Landform, Variscan Orogeny
Objectives: the course is designed to acquaint you with subjects such as, frontiers, boundaries and the claims of national minorities, cultural and linguistic differences of european peoples, european identities (cultural and political, european integration (eu) and minority rights. Europe and change: we will discuss territorial and political transformations in europe at three geographical scales, supranational (the european union, national (the nation-states of europe, sub-national (minority nations and regions) Some examples embedded in european history: germany (mainly berlin, spain (mainly barcelona, france. The borders with asia: europe blends into asia, the flat landscapes of northern germany and poland continue unchanged for hundreds of kilometers into russia, only the urals mark a frontier between europe and asia. Areas of little cultural european impact: russia, ex-soviet nations, turkey, areas of west asian influence, but these judgments are arbitrary like drawing lines on the map.