|Course ID:||GEOG 3620. 3 hours. |
|Course Title:||Introduction to Economic Geography|
|Location factors and principles utilizing theoretical and empirical studies. Focus upon the spatial organization of economic production, consumption, and exchange systems.|
|Oasis Title:||INTRO ECON GEOGR|
|Prerequisite:||GEOG 1101 or ECON 2105|
|Offered fall and spring semester every year. |
|Grading System:||A-F (Traditional)|
Successful completion of this course will provide the following learning outcomes:
A basic understanding of the economic geography of the planet and how processes of
uneven development have been historically shaped
An appreciation of the diversity of economic systems and practices in different
parts of the planet
An awareness of the dynamic nature of economies, with emphasis on how political,
social, cultural, and historical factors and processes shape their form and how they
An ability to think critically about processes such as globalization
This course meets the following General Education Abilities by accomplishing the
specific learning objectives listed below:
Communicate effectively through writing. This is met by a series of writing
assignments associated with supplemental reading and data analysis.
Communicate effectively through speech. This is met by oral presentations,
discussion leading, and classroom participation.
Critical Thinking is central to the learning objectives of this class, and is
developed through homework assignments, lecture, classroom discussion, and inquiry-
based learning efforts.
Moral Reasoning (Ethics) is an important element of this course, as it explores
linkages among human behaviors, economic development, differential cultural norms,
and globalizing forces. Moral reasoning is developed through lectures, writing
assignments, classroom discussion, and inquiry-based learning activities.
-What is Economic Geography?
–The Shrinking globe
–Is there a difference between economic internationalization and economic
Precursors to the Global Economy
–Uneven development and the legacy of colonialism
Restructuring the global economy and the world of the transnational corporation
–Deindustrialization and the U.S. economy