This course provides an itnroduction to economic geography. This course is an introduction to theories, concepts, methods and data used by geographers to analyze the location of economic activities, the spatial organization of  the economic system, the human use of earth resources and enviornmental issues. Topic studied including agriculture, economic globalization, spatial distribution of industrial sectors, multinational corporations, international trade, regional economic development, and illegal economic activities. The course looks at the development of the global marketplace in both the developed and the developing world. After the completion of this course student will be able to understand the significance of geographic concepts for socio-economic processes and the dynamics of the world economy, man’s resource use and the pressure that population puts on the resource base.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the nature and scope of the subject.
  2. Identify the early commercial activates in the world reflecting different occupations in various environments.
  3. Comprehend the importance of manufacturing industries and handicrafts in the world as commercial activities.
  4. Understand the utilization of human resources of Pakistan and their exploitation.

Text Books: 

  1. Aoyama, Y., James T. M. & Susan H. (2012) Key Concepts in Economic Geography. Singapore: SAGE.
  2. Boyee, R,R. (2000). The basic of economic geography. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

Course Start Date: October 12, 2020

Course End Date:   Feb 08, 2021

Class Timing

Monday        08:00 -09:00 AM

Tuesday       08:00 -09:00 AM

Wednesday  12:00 -01:00 PM

Assesment Criteria:

Sessional: 20 [Assignments (05) Presentations (05) Quiz (05) Attendance (05)]

Mid Term (Term paper): 30

Final exam: 50

Course Material