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Edmonds Community College    
 
    
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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GEOG& 207 - Economic Geography



5.0 Credits
Concepts and issues regarding the world’s primary and emerging economic regions. Topics may include the impact of technology on future careers, the European Union’s common currency, the rise of China as a possible superpower, the Persian Gulf’s “black gold,” and other selected areas.
Prerequisite Placement in ENGL 099.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply various market theories to help explain the flow of international trade, capital, and technology through exchange rates as core elements of globalization.
  2. Describe the impact of macroeconomic policies on the performance of the agricultural, energy, precious metal and other primary commodity sectors of the economy.
  3. Analyze the European Economic Union, China, and Russia with special emphasis on monetary arrangements, economic history, natural resource endowments and ongoing economic challenges .
  4. Apply a broad range of principles and theories from the mixed disciplines of economics and geography to the changing nature of multinational corporations, employment, learning regions, tourism, and economic development.
  5. Describe causes of uneven development and current obstacles to modernization such as water access, climatic impacts, infrastructure, and other localized resources.



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