2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

ECON 30763 Economic Geography

Prerequisite: A C- or better in ECON 10223 or ECON 10233. Economic Geography is the study of how elements within the economy are spatially arranged, as well as the ways that space, place and spatial scales shape economic activities in different parts of the world. Through a series of readings, discussions, and research assignments, this course examines the distribution economic activities on the earth's surface; market resource and transportation factors in location theory, and the role of state, market and civil society's agents in management of the economy. Students are further introduced to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) through content-focused lab assignments, though no previous experience with GIS is required for this course.