Geography of Dagestan: Nature-People-Economy

 

1. The course: Geography of Dagestan: Nature - People – Economy

 

2. Summary

Section 1. Nature

1.1. Geographical location, boundaries, area

1.2. Relief and geological structure

1.3. Minerals

1.4. Climate

1.5. Inland waters

1.6. The Caspian Sea

1.7. Soil cover

1.8. Vegetation

1.9. Fauna

1.10. Landscapes

1.11. Natural regions

1.12. Environmental protection

Section 2. Population

2.1. The population size and the reproduction of the population. Migrations

2.2. Resettlement and manpower resources

2.3. The population ethnicity

2.4. Urban and rural population

Section 3. Economy

3.1. General characteristics

3.2. Industry

3.3. Agriculture

3.4. Artistic crafts

3.5. Transport complex

3.6. External economic relations

Section 4. The field study of the nature, the population and the economy

4.1. Excursions to industrial enterprises of Makhachkala (2 days);

4.2. An excursion trip to Sarykum sandy hill (1 day);

4.2. An excursion tour of hydroelectric power plants (Chiryurt, Miatly, Chirkey - 1 day);

4.3. A trip to Southern Dagestan (Derbent, Samur Forest - 2 days);

4.4. Trip to Intramontane Dagestan (Gunib, Khunzakh - 2 days);

4.5. Trip to Northern Dagestan (Kizlyar - 1 day).

 

3. The number of classes (total) – 248

 

4. The breakdown on the theoretical, practical, independent and field classes

Theoretical classes - 44;

Practical classes - 44;

Self-instruction classes - 88;

Field training - 72.

 

5. Credits from 24 to 36 (mean value 30)

Section 1 - 3 credits, 32 classes each;

Section 2 - 1 credit, 32 classes;

Section 3 - 2 credits, 24 classes each;

Section 4 - 2 credits, 36 classes each.

6. The period of the academic year (semester, the beginning and the end)

The 6th semester (February – July)

 

7. The brief information of the developer:

Ataev Zagir, professor, Candidate of Geography, the head of the chair of the Physical Geography, vice-rector of DSPU.

Phone (fax): +7 (8722) 561252

E-mail: zagir05@mail.ru