Geography (Economic Geography) OpenCourseWare: UC Berkeley's Free Bachelor Level Course on Economic Geography

Published Feb 06, 2009

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'Economic Geography of the Industrial World' is a free undergraduate OpenCourseWare offered by UC Berkeley that provides students with a broad overview of world economies. The course educates students in the similarities and differences between the economies of the world's nations and also provides overview of their historical development . This course is intended for students pursuing a bachelor's degree in Economics, business professionals and those who wish to learn more about international economics.

Economic Geography of the Industrial World: Course Specifics

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Economic Geography of the Industrial World: Course Description

This undergraduate OpenCourseWare presents a view of world economies and how they develop. It is a useful ancillary course for business professionals and Economics students. This webcast consists of 24 audio lectures and one video lecture. The subject matter includes an overview of global industrialization through the rise of capitalism. The course also focuses on on empires and discusses why cities have grown. The subject matter then moves onto current world economics and how production of goods has moved from industrialized to developing countries. Banking and the securities industry and their interactions in world economies are also discussed. Richard A Walker teaches this course at UC Berkeley and recommends a series of books including Escape from Empires, Allison Anson, Brief History of Neoliberalism, David Harvey, Territory of Profits, Gary Fields and Bad Money, by Kevin Phillips among others.

There are no exams or homework assignments available for download. However, audio podcasts are available for most lectures. If you're interested in taking this free course, visit the economic geography page

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