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ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: China - Peking University, Beijing - 'Peking Univ.'
UC Course SubjectEconomics
Number & Suffix: 113
Full UC Title: ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY 
Transcript Title: ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.5 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course provides a study of geographical economics and sciences and an understanding of the role of space and human-environment interactions that affect social economic welfare at the individual level and sustainable development, in aggregate. Ongoing changes in the spatial distribution of social, environmental, and economic phenomenon play a powerful role in influencing growth and economic development outcomes at the global, national, and local levels. Specific topics include uneven impacts of Katrina; human made changes to the physical environment (disappearing Arctic lakes); preserving biological diversity and protecting endangered ecosystems (urban expansion and habitat loss in China); social vulnerability to natural hazards in the US; sustainable urbanization—living in a world with ten billion people; food security and the challenge of feeding nine billion people; health and spatial epidemiology; migration, refugees, and other population movements (local impacts of Syrian refugees on poverty in Turkey); geopolitical shifts on peace and stability; economic globalization and its effect on poverty and inequality; and clusters, agglomerations, and regional development. Assessment: quizzes, group debates, group exercises, proposal, group final paper and presentation. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY 
Partner University Department: Economics 
Partner University Course Number: 02534270