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Geography 207: Economic Geography

Objectives & Logistics ("Executive Summary")

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Course Objectives:

................ "Education is what you have left when you've forgotten the facts."
Maj.Gen. Robert Bernstein, MD
This course introduces you to basic concepts, frameworks, explanations, analytical tools and information resources in Economic and Business Geography. Introductory overviews are presented in the context of selected current issues at local to global levels. Through PORTFOLIO-related assignments, we also have specific opportunities to relate these ideas and skills to your personal, academic and professional interests.

Upon completion, you should have a basic understanding as to how society organizes its economic activity in space, how interregional differences in economic well-being may come about, and how such processes affect your own daily life and professional plans.

At the end of the quarter, you should have developed some basic conceptual, explanatory, analytical, research and writing skills useful for pursuing interests not just in geography but also in all other social sciences, business, urban planning and other fields.

You will have multiple opportunities to learn how information is organized and accessed in the social sciences, via the Internet and other modes. In addition to expanding your information skills, you will be exposed to various modes of inter-personal communications and collaborative teamwork mainly in the context of one or more class assignments.

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Getty's Reminder: "The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its mineral rights."

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