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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOG 304 - Economic Geography

Geographic survey of human livelihood and interaction with the environment. Agriculture, industry, and urbanization are examined in the context of an increasingly interdependent world system. Course will be offered on even numbered years (Winter).

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Learn the differences between primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary economic activities, particularly the different factors that affect how they are located.
  • Develop knowledge of economic models of how different activities are located within and among regions.
  • Learn how human activities have transformed the environment and how these activities are motivated by economic incentives.
  • Gain computer skills through lab exercises to obtain information and data from on­line sources and learn how to use computer technologies in appropriate ways to present and analyze that data.
  • Obtain knowledge of an economic issue in the region by doing a research paper on a topic within the Pacific Northwest, taking pictures/slides for final project presentation. This written and oral presentation will improve their research, writing, and presentation skills.
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