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GEOGRAPHY 498: Seminar & Workshop in Economic Geography, more specifically: Workshop in Internet Geography (Thurs, 3:30-5:20 in Smith 415).
Course Description for Winter 2003:
498: (W & Capstone)
This is a capstone class in which we work individually on our own
reading and writing projects as well as discuss Economic Geography topics
of general interests.
There will be three areas of inquiry from which you will be asked to
1. your own research interests possibly related to your senior project
2. questions related to the (New) Economic Geography of the "New Economy"
3. the Economic Geography of Information Technology and the Internet: How is the Internet impacting issues in Economic Geography, and what can it do for you, your educational experience and your future career?
Required work will include short papers and/or reviews of readings, and preparations for discussions in class.
Attendance and Other Workshop Responsibilities:
Due to the small size of our class, regular attendance is absolutely indispensable for the continuity of our themes and the discussion. Non-Virtual Attendance is therefore mandatory. Should, for whatever serious reason, class meetings have to be missed, all workshop members need to be notified by e-mail (or otherwise) as early as possible before any meeting. The same applies to foreseen late arrivals or early departures. Separate notifications need to made for any late updates of your Web pages.
Contributions & Evaluation: The workshop performance evaluation will be based on
Students may sign up for 2 or 3 additional credits via Senior Essay, or Geog 499.