Fall 2022 - GEOG 221 OL01

Economic Worlds (3)

Class Number: 3637

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Instructor:

    Leanne Roderick
    lroderic@sfu.ca
    Office: RCB 7138
    Office Hours: Office hours will be conducted online through Zoom. Book via www.calendly.com/leanne_roderick
  • Prerequisites:

    GEOG 100.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The fundamentals of economics geography, the study of the forces that shape the arrangement of economic activity in the real world. Breadth-Social Sciences.

COURSE DETAILS:

Delivery Method:  Online

Course Details
How do economic systems, ideologies, and practices shape our world?  At what scale does ‘the economy’ take place, and how might this impact and challenge spatial processes and interconnections?  In this class, we will introduce the starting points of a critical economic geography.  The central learning objectives focus on developing key concepts and frameworks for analyzing economic geographies, with special attention paid to how we understand and position ourselves (and others) relationally through.  Topics include: colonial economic geographies, uneven development, manufacturing, gendered divisions of labour, and, financial geographies.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a clear understanding of economic geography that you can use to better understand your own life, and the world around you
  • Formulate sufficient levels of understanding about the history, legal basis, traditions, and ethical considerations of economic geography
  • Apply course knowledge to real-world case studies
  • Gain the tools and critical thinking skills necessary for reflecting upon, and engaging with, economic systems
  • Improve your reading, writing, and communication skills in preparation for upper-division undergraduate courses

Grading

  • Midterm exam 15%
  • Short paper (1000 words) 15%
  • Longer paper (1500 words) 25%
  • Final exam (take home) 30%
  • Participation 15%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction, 3rd Edition, by Neil Coe, Philip Kelly and Henry Yeung (Wiley, 2019).

ISBN 9781119389552


Registrar Notes:

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