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Course Contents

I. Key concepts and approaches II. Evolution of world economic systems: Medieval feudal economics, economic impacts of colonialism. Modern world economic systems III. Classification of economic activities IV. Human resource and its development V. Concept of natural resources and reserves VI. Primary activities i. Gathering, hunting, herding, ii. Subsistence, Intensive and extensive farming, commercial grain framing, livestock farming, dairying, mixed farming, plantation farming iii. Lumbering, fishing and mining. VII. Secondary activities, Industrial revolution and manufacturing industries VIII. Tertiary activities i. Trade and service functions ii. Transport systems. IX. Regional inequalities, sustainable development and poverty alleviation X. Impacts of Globalization.

Course Synopsis

To create an understanding of World Economic Geography citing explicit examples from different countries including Pakistan.

Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the student will: • Recognize the significance of geographic concepts for understanding socio-economic processes and outcomes. • Appraise the different ways in which time and space interact and constrain each other with regards to economic activities and articulate how economic processes can be broken down into changes over time and variations across space. • Assess how society and economic actors organize themselves in space, the factors driving these complex spatial patterns, and the implications these spatial configurations have for the socioeconomic well-being of affected groups and societies. • Appreciate the complexity of economic development processes taking place across the world and how these are influenced by space. • Relate course content to current economic, social, and political events, and identify some of the geographical trends in economic processes and likely outcomes for societies.

Economic Activities: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Quaternary, Quinary (AP Human Geography)

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Book Title : Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction
Author : Neil M. Coe, Philip F. Kelly, Henry W. C. Yeung
Edition : 2nd
Publisher : Wiley
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Book Title : Economic Geography: A Critical Introduction (Critical Introductions to Geography)
Author : Trevor J. Barnes, Brett Christophers
Edition : 1st
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell

Book Title : Economic Geography
Author : Truman Asa Hartshorn (Author), John W. Alexander
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Publisher : Pearson College Div; Facsimile, Subsequent edition (January 1, 1988)
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Title : Economic Activity Lecture
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Title : Basics of Eco Geography
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Title : Classification of economic activities
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