Economic Geography of the Post-World War II Era

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Economic Geography of the Post-World War II Era

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Geography

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    GEOG 102 or 108 points

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    18
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    An examination of the key spatial economic processes and trends which have both characterised and shaped the post-World War II world.

    Learning Outcomes
    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

    Skills:
    -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

    Textbooks
    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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