GEOG 2250: Economic Geographies

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Course Format Lecture 3.0 h + Seminar 1.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

What does the economy have to do with you? Find out here! This course introduces the basic concepts and theories of economic geography and examines the changing geographies or 'global shifts' of economic activities within the contemporary capitalist world economy. It examines the economic, political, cultural, ecological, historical, and social relations that are part of modern market economies, as well as the roles played by key economic actors including business, government, nature, labour, NGOs, and consumers. The significance of changing technology and institutional contexts over time and space, alternatives to dominant economic forms, and issues related to consumption, development, and globalization are also discussed.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in one of the following: GEOG 1110, 1120, 1130, 1150, 1155, 1160, 2210, 2230, 2270, or 2275; or permission of the instructor.

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