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GEO 2500: Global and Regional Economies University of Florida · Department of Geography Section 1775 · Fall 2011 MWF Period 2 (8:30-9:20am) · TUR 2349 Instructor Information Ryan Good Email: ryangood@ufl.edu Office: 3126B Turlington Phone: 392-3198 Web: http://plaza.ufl.edu/ryangood Office Hours: MW 9:30-11:00am or by appointment Course Description This course highlights contemporary issues, benefits, and problems associated with regional and global economic integration. Regional variations and disparities in economic growth, demographics, and development are analyzed and policy implications discussed. Topic areas include contemporary debates on globalization, issues underlying uneven economic development, and the parallel growth of the legitimate global marketplace and the global criminal economy. The course considers both the developed and the developing world. A lecture and discussion format is used in this class. Course Materials Dicken, Peter. 2011. Global Shift 6 th Edition. New York: The Guilford Press. (selected chapters) Easterly, William. 2002. The Elusive Quest for Growth. Cambridge, MA and London: MIT Press. Van Schendel, Willem and Itty Abraham, Eds. 2005. Illicit Flows and Criminal Things: States, Borders, on the Other Side of Globalization. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. Zwick, Edward, Dir. 2006. Blood Diamond . Warner Bros. Pictures. A small coursepack of readings is for sale at Target Copy on University Avenue. General Requirements Requirements for this course include attendance and participation in class, a midterm and a final exam, a short review essay, and a research paper. We will discuss current events as they relate to the global economy in class so it is important to read a newspaper with international coverage regularly. The exams will be based on materials presented in the lectures, the required readings, and major current events reported in the news. This is a Gordon Rule class and you must write 6,000 words during the semester to meet this requirement. While I won’t take attendance, I expect ample participation during class. I reserve the right to give pop quizzes on the readings if class
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