GEG 211 - Economic Geography
Economic Geography examines the changing locations and spatial patterns of economic activity. Topics include spatial economic principles of trade, transportation, communications, and corporate organization; regional economic development, and the rise of the geospatial economy. As a survey course, GEG 211 is based on the theme of location theory and presented through the use of web-based, interactive geographic information technologies, such as digital maps, charts, and globes combined with digital photographs, video clips, audio, graphics, and animation. Three class hours. This course fulfills the MCC requirement for social science elective. (SUNY-SS)
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Differentiate among the major fields of Geography: Physical Geography, Human Geography, Regional Geography, and Geospatial Technology.
2. Locate and identify political units and physical features important to Economic Geography.
3. Evaluate the economic advantages and disadvantages of various forms of government.
4. Judge the effectiveness of various economic development theories.
5. Determine the factors of location for the primary economic sector.
6. Determine the factors of location for the secondary economic sector.
7. Determine the factors of location for the tertiary economic sector.
8. Evaluate the impact of transportation and communication systems on Economic Geography.
9. Compare and contrast urban patterns in more and less developed countries.
10. Evaluate the impact of various resource issues on Economic Geography.
Course Offered Fall and Spring