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The Global Economy (GEOG 1103)

Total Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 3

Description: This course is an introduction to geographic facts, theories and methods as they relate to economic systems used throughout the world, and the rising pattern of global economic interdependence. This course uses a general-systems and thematic approach to understand how people and groups cooperate in providing what they need and want. Various themes covered include economic theory and practice, development, production, labor force, land use, natural resources, trade, international organizations and global economic problems.

Topical Outline:
1. Economic Theories, Geographic Methods
2. Capital, and Economic mobility
3. Fiscal and Monetary Policy Issues
4. Developed and Developing Places
5. Natural Resources and the Environment
6. International Businesses and Multi-National Corporations

Learning Outcomes:
1. Apply the vocabulary, methods, and theories used by geographers to describe and explain global economic activities
2. Identify the Spatial Patterns of Global Economic Activities
3. Explain how their own Socio-Cultural Upbringing affects their perception of other socioeconomic groups of people

Prerequisites:  Placement into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042

  • Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Goal 8: Global Perspectives