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GEOG 005: Economic Geography Instructor: Professor Kathryn Davis Email: [email protected] (please contact me via Canvas Inbox, not campus email) Office Hours: Tuesday 10:30-11:30 AM. I will be available via email and if you would like, via Chat. If this time does not work for you send me a message via Inbox and we can set up a different time that works for both of us. Course Description This course is an introduction to the geography of economic activities, the global distribution and characteristics of agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, manufacturing, transportation, technology, and international trade. In geography, we study spatial relationships and economic geography is concerned with the uneven distribution of activities and resources in a spatial context. This course will include a survey of the contemporary and global economy in the context of development and environment. We will look at many of the issues facing the global community including population, gender, and gaps between rich and poor countries, environment, and health hazards. By providing a geographic perspective on world economic and environmental issues, this course has much to offer in terms of suggesting viable solutions to global problems arising from disparities in wealth and human welfare. This is an introductory level college course in Economic Geography. It requires no prior experience with the subject. Student Learning Objectives Upon completion of this course you should be able to do the following: 1. Use maps, graphs, and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to analyze and interpret data and draw valid conclusions. 2. Examine how society organizes its economic activities spatially at both a local, regional, and global scale. 3. Compare and contrast economic development and prosperity as they relate to human geography and distribution of natural resources. Conduct in an Online Course It is very important that everyone remember that even though you cannot see your classmates or instructor, we are all people. I expect that we will treat one another with respect. I will treat you with the same candor and respect I treat my face-to-face students. I am very approachable and care about how you are doing in my class. If you are experiencing problems, please get in touch with me right away through Inbox in the Canvas site. We can work out legitimate situations and work through difficulties together. It will be much easier for me to help you if you let me know of a problem right away. Don’t assume I don’t care – I do,
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very much. If your issue is with technology visit the student help desk as I am not the person to help you with this. Please contact me via Inbox on the Canvas site rather than email. You will receive a quicker response via Canvas than email. From Monday 8:00 AM through Friday 5:00 PM, I will attempt to respond within 24 hours. Any emails received from Friday 5:00 PM through Sunday at 11:59 PM will be answered on Monday by 11:59 PM/ Prerequisites
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