Economics3330

 

Economic Geography

 

Department of Economics

The Hankamer School of Business

Baylor University

 

Dr. Tom Kelly

 

Course Objectives:

 

1.      To convey a detailed understanding of the dynamics of the world economy, manís resource use and the pressure that population puts on the resource base;

2.      Te engender an understanding of location theory and the rationale for the location of industry, cities, and systems in their current location;

3.      To develop an appreciation and understanding of the role played by geography and geographic barriers in the development of the world economy and within national economies; and

4.      To develop an understanding and appreciation of the spatial location aspects of the solutions to economic problems devised by societies.

 

Course Requirements:

 

1.      You are expected to be present and participate in class discussion on the assigned material.

2.      You will receive a grade based on your percentage of 350 possible points earned as follows:

(a)    3 examinations worth 100 points each;

(b)    Class presentation worth 50 points.

Internet Assignments(Sources of information for class presentation)

 

Economic Geography Glossary http://faculty.washington.edu/krumme/gloss/

 

Text:Frederick P. Stutz and Anthony R. de Souza, The World Economy, Resources, Location, Trade, and Development

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Contents

Preface

Ch.1

Ch.2

Ch.3

Ch.4

Ch.5

Ch.6

Ch.7

Ch.8

Ch.9

Ch.10

Ch.11

Ch.12

Table of Contents

Chapters:
Preface (pp.xi & xii)
1. Globalization of the World Economy: An Introduction.
2. Population and the World Economy.
3. Resources and Environment.
4. Transportation and Communications in World Economy.
5. World Agriculture and Rural Land Use.
6. Urban Land Use: Theory and Practice.

7. Cities as Retail and Service Centers.
8. Industrial Location: Firms.
9. Industrial Location: World Regions.
10. International Business I: Dynamics.
11. International Business II: World Patterns.
12. Development.
Glossary | References | Index

 

Other Sources:

        Krumme course outline:http://faculty.washington.edu/~krumme/207/outline.html

        The Publisher's Stutz Page


COURSE OUTLINE

 

      ††† TOPICS AND ASSIGNMENTS

Background to Globalization of Economic Forces

Commanding Heights

Impact of the Industrial Revolution

Interview with Jeffrey Sachs:http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/crash/interviews/sachs.html

1.       Introduction to an Unsettled World:
        ††††††††††††††† Read Chapter 1 in The World Economy.Web Assignment 1 (due in one week)

Objectives of Chapter 1

Concepts from Chapter 1

Globalization or Not?

2.†††††††† People, People Everywhere
    ††††††††††††††††††† Read Chapter 2 in The World Economy.Web Assignment 2 (due in one week)

Objectives of Chapter 2

Concepts from Chapter 2

Mapping exercise

3.††††††† Where are the resources?
††††††††††††††††††††††† Read Chapter 3 and both appendices in The World Economy.Web Assignment 3

Concepts from Chapter 3

When Will the Joy Ride End?

Global Oil Strategy

Fuel Cell Technology

Natural Capitalism

Exam I on Chapters 1-3

Topics for exam review


4.††††††† Transportation and Communications Systems
                   †††† Read Chapter 4 in The World Economy.Web Assignment 4

Concepts from Chapter 4
 

5.         Agriculture and Land Use
                 †††††† Read Chapter 5 in The World Economy.Web Assignment 5

Concepts from Chapter 5

6.†††††††† Urban Land Use Theory
                    ††† Read Chapter 6 in The World Economy.Web Assignment 6

Concepts from Chapter 6

Exam II on Chapters 4-6

7. ††††††† The Role of Cities
                    ††† Read Chapter 7 in The World Economy. Web Assignment 7

Concepts from Chapter 7

8.        Industrial Location - Firms
                    ††† Read Chapters 8 The World Economy.†† Web Assignment 8

††††††††††† Multinational firm location

Concepts from Chapter 8

9.                  Industrial Location Ė Industries††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Read Chapter 9 in The World Economy.

Concepts from Chapter 9

Exam III on Chapters 7-9

Review for Exam 3