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.
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)
Book Title : Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction
Author : Neil M. Coe, Philip F. Kelly, Henry W. C. Yeung
Edition : 2nd
Publisher : Wiley
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
Publisher : Pearson College Div; Facsimile, Subsequent edition (January 1, 1988)