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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
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.
Optional readings and readings for your portfolio tasks may also come from
The readings will be specified by week and should be done prior to the week's class meetings. You are only responsible for those required readings (e.g. for only 10 out of the 12 chapters from the the Stutz text. This book is on "http://www.lib.washington.edu/services/course/">Reserve in OUGL
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