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 Course Title:   Introduction to Economic Geography

 Title Abbreviation:   INTRO TO ECON GEOGRAPHY

 Department:    ECON

 Course #:    104

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    450601

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

An analysis of the impact of depletable and renewable natural resources on the economic development of regional and world economies. Topics of discussion include pollution, conservation, environmental valuation, market failure and environmental policies to remedy misallocations of resources.


Prerequisite: Appropriate placement or grade of 2.0 or higher in ENGL 099.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Social Sciences  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the relationships that exist between location, natural resources, size of population and the goods and services produced in various regions of the world.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Basic mapping concepts
  2. Population sized growth
  3. Migration
  4. Levels of economic development
  5. Agricultural societies
  6. Industrialization
  7. Settlements
  8. Patterns of Urban Development
  9. Ecological problems