Name:___________________________ (Geography 207, February 8, 2000)
There are two parts (for a total of 30 points or minutes) + Bonus questions.
Part I (15 points; pick three questions):
Select 3 (three) from the following 5 items for brief statements [5 points each]. Please write legibly and avoid repetition between your answers in Part I and Part II. Every good idea counts only once.
(1) List 5 (five) concepts (at least three of them from the class or text) which you intend to relate to and explore in the context of your "project" (as it presently appears on the active membership list under "members' interest" or "Outreach Activity"). Use at least one sentence each to link the concept to your project.
(2) Briefly explain the significance of the (broadly interpreted) Engel's Law for determining the viability (threshold requirements) of a retail business at a certain location.
(3) Isodapanes are defined on the basis of given "weights" or proportions of inputs (materials). Thus, there cannot be any "substitution" (or "trade-offs") between weights or inputs. Explain these statements and their locational significance.
(4) YOUR FAVORITE LOCATION QUOTIENT: Recently, you had a chance to think about the Location Quotient in the context of your project or outreach interests. Please formulate a hypothetical (but meaningful) location quotient for this context. Identify all numerators and denominators (WITHOUT actual numbers!) in the L.Q. formula. Please also (briefly!) discuss the significance of selecting the specific (kinds of) regions for this calculation.
(5) "Land-intensive activities tend to use the land NOT very intensively" . Explain this statement and clarify terminological confusions (if any).
Much of the class agenda so far evolved around "focal concepts" or "focal conceptualizations". It is suggested that such perspectives can be used to review substantial parts of "Economic Geography". Carefully pick one of these focal concepts and write one well-structured essay-type statement in which you (1) explain the concept itself and (2) relate it and its significance to other key concepts you are familiar with and thereby demonstrate that you understand some of the broader views presented in your text, your other (assignment-related) readings, in the class outline and our specific presentations in class.
BONUS: (#1 & #2 in class, #3 take-home)
1. Who/what is "Fantus"? (1 point)
2. How do we define a "consultant" in the context of our class projects? (1 point)
3. TAKE-HOME (1-3 POINTS) [Is also posted on the Web]
Use our Online Discussion Form http://faculty.washington.edu/krumme/207/discussion/topic1/discuss.html (linked to membership list) between now and this coming Sunday night to air your ideas, suggestions and inquiries (to the class) about the group component of the project and joint presentations. Examples:
(If you have project-related questions for your instructor, please send them by Email)