An examination of the key spatial economic processes and trends which have both characterised and shaped the post-World War II world.
Using the lens of economic geography the course provides a critical examination of the contemporary global economy and its evolution.
|Paper title||Economic Geography of the Post-World War II Era|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,038.45|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,492.80|
- GEOG 102 or 108 points
- GEOG 374
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Science
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- Teaching staff
- Course Coordinator: Professor Etienne Nel
- Paper Structure
Key topics covered in the paper are:
- Evolution of the global economy
- Globalisation, regional differences and associated technological and corporate changes
- Multi-national corporations
- Local places and alternate economies
- New Zealand economic geography
- Teaching Arrangements
- In addition to the lecture programme, tutorials are designed to develop critical debate around the key topics investigated and to assist with the completion of assessed tasks.
- 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
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking,
Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- 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
- 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