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Geography 207 -- Spring 2003

Class Outline & Calendar

(http://faculty.washington.edu/krumme/207/03/calendar.html)
CLASS TOPICS
AND PRIOR
READINGS
TUESDAY
231
Mary Gates Hall
12:30 - 2:20
THURSDAY
231
Mary Gates Hall
12:30 - 2:20
FRIDAY'S
DISCUSSIONS
(ONLINE)

"5th Hour"
Other Learning Opportunities:

SPECIFIC EVENTS


Week 1: What in the World do Economic Geographers do?
Study-Skills Workshops
UW Study Workshops & Information Sessions
Introduction to HTML (UWired)
UWIRED Computer Support & Workshops for Students
SACG Walk-In Workshops
April 12: AWG Meeting at Everett CC (incl. Students)
WebPublishing Workshops
CSSCR Computer Courses
Computer Support for Students
Library Computer Classes
Stutz Text:
  • "Preface" xi-xii and chapter 1 (pp.4-27 and 43/44)!

    Process & Logistics!

  • Tuesday, April 1
    Introduction
    Thursday, April 3
    Introduction - Continued
    Friday, April 4
    Personal Introduction (due: by Friday night + 24hour "grace period") | Please use the introduction form (Click!)


    I. Spatial Organization and Economic Change


    Week 2: Conceptualizing the "Real World"
    Stutz Text:
  • 38/9 [Production possibilities]
  • 165-72 [Transport costs]
  • 332 [Accessibility]
  • 345-49 [Weber principles]
  • 278-81 [Scale (dis)economies]
  • 363-5 [Again: Scale economies]
  • Tuesday, April 8
    Due:
    Economic Geography: 1937, 1963, 1998
    Thursday, April 10
    Friday, April 11

    Due:
    Discussion Contribution | Form


    Week 3: Economic Geography of Time and Economic Change
    Stutz Text:
  • 187-8 [Time-Space Convergence]
  • 329-31 [Periodic Markets]
  • 538 [fig 12.3: Three Sectors]
  • 383-6 [Industrial Evolution]
  • 62-67 & 75-80 [Pop. Change]
  • Skim the Stutz readings for weeks 9 & 10 ["Technological Change" & "Development"]
  • Tuesday, April 15
    Due:
    Geographic Information Literacy:
    Outline & Beginnings of a Resource Page
    Thursday, April 17
    Friday, April 18

    Due:
    Discussion Contribution


    Week 4: Measuring Regional Economic Structure
    Hoover & Giarratani, Introduction to Regional Economics:
  • Chapter 9, Section 9.1 (only), "The Nature of Regions"

    Stutz Text: 79-82: Demographic Characteristics

  • Tuesday, April 22
    Due:
    Population Pyramid
    Thursday, April 24
    Friday, April 25

    Due:
    Discussion Contribution
    OR
    Attendance at the Friday Colloquium: Dick Conway, "Forecasting the Regional Economy in Times of Uncertainty," at 2:30 in 304 in Smith Hall.

    April 23:
  • Time of Reflection

  • Employer Panel (April 23)

  • SPRING FAIR: Careers, Internships & Summer Jobs April 24 (2-6)

  • II. Location Studies


    Week 5: Location, Location, Location! Does Location Matter?
    Stutz Text:
  • 344-67 [Manufacturing] (Review)
  • 308-13; 315-16 [Market areas]
  • 262-269 [Land-Use]
  • Tuesday, April 29
    Due:
    Location Quotient
    Thursday, May 1
    Midterm-Quiz
    Friday, May 2

    Due:
    Discussion Contribution

    May 3 (Sat): Career Transitions Workshop, 9-4

    Week 6: Cities: Urban Spatial Organization & Economic Functions
    Stutz Text:
    (1)Intra-Urban:
  • 101-2 [Exurban migration]
  • 281-2 [Spatial Bidding]
  • 265 [Bid rents]
  • 282-4 [Where people live]
  • 284ff. [The urban firm]
  • 191 & 299 [LULU, NIMBY, NIMTOO, BANANA?]
  • 289-304 [Spread&Sprawl]

    (2)Urban Functions & IT
  • 333-5 [Urban Hierarchies]
  • 284 [Basic & Non-Basic]
  • 335-40 [Smart Cities]
  • Cities as Centers of Innovation [Norton: "Strategic Cities" 2000]
  • Tuesday, May 6
    Due:
    Location Game
    (Big & Small)
    Thursday, May 8
    Friday, May 9

    Due:
    Discussion Contribution [Services!!]


    III. Spatial Interaction, Interdependence & Organizational Complexity


    Week 7: Linkage Systems: Communications, Transportation, Trade, Financial Flows & Migration
    Stutz Text:
  • 173-181 [Networks]
  • 474-79 [Composition of World Trade]
  • Tuesday, May 13
    Due:
    Rent Functions
    Thursday, May 15
    Friday, May 16

    Due:
    Discussion Contribution

    Undergraduate Research Symposium, Fr 5/16/03, Noon-5 in MGH

    Week 8: Spatial Organization of Production in the New Economy
    Stutz Text:
  • 86 [Demography of the firm]
  • 208-12 [Flexible factory & IT]
  • 368-381 [Corporate structures]
  • 446-450 + p.468 [Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) & Mergers]
  • Tuesday, May 20
    Due:
    Network Exercise
    Thursday, May 22
    Friday, May 23

    Due:
    Discussion Contribution


    IV. Technology and Geographic Change


    Week 9: "High-Tech" Activities and Regional Development
    Stutz Text:
  • 96-101 [Innovation & Flexible Economy]
  • 381-3 [Product cycles]
  • 193-218 [Personal Mobility]
  • 335-40 [Smart Cities]
  • Tuesday, May 27
    Due:
    My Organization's Geographic Disclosures [and this optional form]
    Thursday, May 29
    Friday, May 31

    NO "DISCUSSION" (In view of next week's Portfolio)


    Week 10: Toward a Synthesis: Processes of Regional Economic Development
    Stutz Text:
  • 436-46 [Factor Conditions: Capital]
  • 528-550 [Development]
  • Tuesday, June 3
    Due:
    Final Portfolio with Resource Page and Concluding Statement
    Thursday, June 5
    Portfolio: Peer Evaluation
    Attendance Positively Required!
    Friday, June 6
    Geog Undergrad Symposium, Friday 6 June 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory (415 Smith Hall) (lunch from noon-1:20). [We encourage all majors, especially seniors, to deliver an individual or group project; all other students are encouraged to attend]
    Official Examination Schedule . Official Finals: Thurs. June 12, 10:30-12:20;
    No Exceptions
    .
    OTHER
    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES (General Information Sites)
    * Sept 11 Events * UW News * Campus Events * Geography Colloquia * Seminar/Colloquia Economics Dept * Public Policy Speaker Series * Arch & Urban Planning: Free Lectures * Hightech Entrepreneurs * International Business: Events Calendar * International Studies * Prism Events * Other Events & Messages

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