Economic Geography investigates the concepts, theories, and principles which determine the spatial arrangement and organization of economic activities and processes. A global approach is taken, emphasizing the interdependencies of local and regional economies within multinational settings, including the spatial patterns of economic success and the on-going processes of globalization. This course is set in the context of Northwest British Columbia, and examines the roles that corporations play in resource extraction and local economies. Globalization processes will be contrasted with traditional First Nations economies, and, using regional examples, how communities and First Nations groups relate to and interact with economic processes. This course may include a field study component, which examines local industries as well as traditional economies. (3,0,0)
15 first year University Credit credits.