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Kam Wing Chan
GEOG 336
Seattle Campus

Development and Challenge in China

Examines the geography of China's development since 1949. Introduces China's physical geography, history, and economic and political system. Emphasizes China's uneven development in agriculture, population, industry, and trade. Also examines problems China faces in meeting its internal food demand, as well as the external processes of globalization.

Class description

Brief introduction to China's environment and history. Focus is on major geographical issues in China's development: agriculture and food, population, urbanization, and industry and trade.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Primarily lectures, supplemented by video tapes.

Recommended preparation

No background in China or geography is presumed.

Class assignments and grading

Weekly readings, plus one quiz and two tests.

Based on quiz, tests and a short paper.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Kam Wing Chan
Date: 11/19/2002