GGR325H5 Business and Industrial Geography

GGR325 Course Desciption

Course Description

This course uses economic principles and geographical analysis to help you understand the global economic map of the early 21st century. It aims to show the way in which economic activities are organized within and across countries and how this affects people and communities. Both broad patterns of economic organization and specific case studies will be discussed. Topics covered range from the impact of public policy on regional growth to a case study of the financial services industries. In short, the course attempts to answer the following question about the global economic map: "What is where, and why? and so what?"

Credits: Social Science

Lecture hours: 24

Exclusion: GGR326H1 or GGR378H1

Prerequisite: 9.0 credits

Core Skills Developed

  • application of concepts and theories to real life topics and issues outside the classroom
  • reading, understanding and synthesizing academic texts in Business & Industrial Geography
  • effective communication in various formal writing formats (e.g., short answer, essay format, reflection format etc.)