Economic Geography of the Post-World War II Era
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
GEOG 102 or 108 points
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
An examination of the key spatial economic processes and trends which have both characterised and shaped the post-World War II world.
Knowledge and Comprehension:
-To be able to identify and describe the key forces which have shaped and are shaping the global economy in the post-World War Two world
-To demonstrate that you can discuss the nature, focus and effects of globalisation and associated forces and practise at a variety of spatial scales: global, national, regional and local
-Secondary Research Skills ? to be able to use the library and Internet resources to identify information relevant as required background reading for the assignments and to be able to determine appropriate material to utilise
-Critical Thinking/Problem-Solving Skills ? based on secondary research to determine appropriate structured and reasoned arguments to respond to the tasks contained in the specified assignments
No single text book is required, but the two are highly recommended:
Knox, P., Agnew, J. & McCarthy, L. (2014) The Geography of the World Economy, Taylor and Francis, London
Dicken, P. (2014) Global Shift, Sage, London
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