Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOG 113 - Economic Geography


Introduction to the principles of economic geography. Lecture and studio/laboratory study of modern concepts and techniques underlying the whys of locational analysis, spatial and functional organization of economic areas and regions. Special emphasis placed on the relationship of culture, resources, technology, and the physical biotic landscape to the world geographic patterns of economic activity. Projects and field assignments. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , MATH 093 /MATH 096 , READ 120 . Two hours lecture, two hours studio/laboratory each week. Formerly GE 103.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Apply the principles and concepts of economic geography.
  • Utilize maps and atlases as tools to understand the spatial functioning and organization of economic regions.
  • Explain the relationships and interaction taking place among cultures, various technologies, natural resources, and the physical environment as it pertains to the global economy.
  • Compare similarities and differences between and among geographic regions.
  • Use geographic terminology.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of geographic theories and economic models.
  • Use graphs and charts to study statistical patterns of economic activities.
  • Research, organize, and present in written format about specific economic geography topics.
  • Explain how the five industrial regions are interconnected globally.

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