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Mary Neuburger, Director BUR 452, 2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3607

Fall 2009

REE 345 • 2-Regions and Cultures of Europe

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
45645 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
PAR 301

Course Description

This course is a systematic introduction to geography to all regions of Europe, from Iceland to Sicily and European Russia and Finland to Bretagne and Galicia. The course is based on a renowned textbook by Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov and Bella Bychkova Jordan and focuses on all the major aspects of the European Union and NATO, problems associated with immigration and ethnic tensions, challenges of multiculturalism and integration. A significant portion of the class is dedicated to the analysis of demographic, urban, and agricultural patterns. The historical perspective allows to show the evolution of the European civilization during the last several millennia and explain the resulting patterns in modern Europe.

Grading Policy

3 exams and 1 final exam, each worth 33% of the total grade. Students must take at least 3 exams. If they take 4 exams they can drop the lowest grade and it will not be considered in the calculation of the final grade.


Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov and Bella Bychkova Jordan. The European Culture Area: A Systematic Geography, 2008, 5th Edition. Rowman and Littlefield: Lanham, Boulder, CO. Available at The Co-Op and


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