GEOG-230   The Global Economy

This course examines the changing geography of economic activity within the contemporary world economy. Its main foci include perspectives on globalization, processes of economic change, patterns of world economic activity, and prospects for the future of economic geography. All four sectors of the economy - agriculture, manufacturing, services, and information-based transactions - are covered. Theoretical concepts are grounded by way of case illustrations that focus on representative places and people in the global economy. Field-based labs develop skills for doing social research. Laboratory. Prerequisite: Geography 200 or Interdisciplinary 110.