Exam 3 Review outline South Asia -South Asia population issues

Exam 3 Review outline
South Asia
-South Asia population issues
-questions related to flex exercise (answers posted on course website under
outline notes.
-understand how 4 physical subregions are formed and any environmental concerns that
-understand which subregion(s) are most populated and why
-understand the monsoon climate and the differences behind the summer monsoon and
winter monsoon
-specifically the physical geography as it relates to pressure, winds, convection,
humidity (AH, C, RH), dewpoint, and the dry lapse rate
-know where the C climates and B climates are in the region and what that means in
terms of the climate type
-understand the significance of the Indus valley and Ganges Plain in terms of culture
-know the characteristics of Hinduism including the fundamental beliefs and the caste
-understand how traditional hinduism folk culture is changing and why
-understand how Hinduism relates to Buddhism
-understand how Islam took hold in the region
-modern religious and linguistic spatial distributions
-understand the geopolitical changes in the region
-know the geopolitical tensions underlying what is going on in places like Jammu and
Kashmir and Sril Lanka
-understand the differing levels of economic development of South Asian nations and
what’s happening in each nation
-Why is the US interested in the region as opposed to China?
SE Asia
-know what sets SE Asia apart from S. Asia and E. Asia
-understand how the 2 physiographic regions vary
-understand how the physical geography relates to population levels
-why has forestry been both a good and bad thing
-why does JAVA have a high population density in the region
-understand how there are some very modern cities in SE Asia
-also understand the problem with urban primacy in many nations and specifically where
in SE Asia
-what is a city state
-understand how the religious map has changed over time and why
-know which colonial powers had influence in the region and how the region served as a
battleground over communism
-understand the geopolitics of Vietnam and how conflict evolved and ended
-know what the domino theory was
-understand what happened recently in East Timor in terms of geopolitics
-know what a tiger economy is and how some of the leaders developed and why the
Philippines didn’t
East Asia
-understand the proposed advantages and concerns associated with China’s Three Gorges
-know the cultural hearth and how its influence unifies E. Asia as a region
-languages and religion
-understand the basic philosophies and ideals of Confucianism
-understand the role of other religions and why E. Asia has become one of the most
secular regions in the world
-understand the different attitudes towards interaction with the rest of the world
-understand the geopolitical situation in N. and S. Korea
-understand the economic geography
-which nations are developed and why is China poised to grow