GEOG 7 Economic Geography (3)
Lec-52.5, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
An introduction to economic geography. Topics include patterns and processes of urbanization, industrialization, and the interlinked global economy. Contemporary issues such as international business and changing patterns of manufacturing in the United States.
Offered Spring semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Assess and explain the processes of the globalization of the economy, including the relationship of globalization to the historical development of urban and industrial regions within the United States.
- Outcome 2: Appraise the logic and applicability of classic location models in economic geography, such as those of von Thiinen, Christaller, and Weber.
- Outcome 3: Describe and explain the role of factors such as scale economies, localization economies, the division of labor, and multipliers to the geography of contemporary economies.
- Outcome 4: Relate the spatial social patterns of modern cities to the organization of urban economies.
- Outcome 5: Assess and explain the role of transnational corporations in the geography of the contemporary world economy.