Universität Wien FIND

290222 VU Introduction to economic geography (for TA students) (2009S)

4.50 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work

MI 8.00-10.00 Ort: Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518 (VO-Teil)
Gr.A: MI 10.00-11.00 Ort: Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Gr.B: MI 10.00-11.00 Ort: Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Gr.C: MI 11.00-12.00 Ort: Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Gr.D: MI 11.00-12.00 Ort: Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528

Anmeldung: Sie können sich ab Mittwoch 25. Februar 2009 über die eLearning Plattform auf die Bewerbungsliste für die Lehrveranstaltung setzen. Diejenigen, die sich zuerst anmelden, werden bevorzugt den Übungsgruppen in der Zeit 10-11 Uhr zugewiesen. Eine vorläufige Einteilung in die Übungsgruppen wird Dienstag 10. März 2009 erstellt. Die endgültige Einteilung in die Übungsgruppen erfolgt in der ersten Vorlesungseinheit.

Beginn: 11.03.2009


Language: German



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course is designed for TA students in their second semester. Main targets are (1) the development of basic understandings for important interrelations between economic, social, ecological and spatial processes, (2) the acquaintance with different traditions to perform the art of economic geography, (3) the knowledge of and critical reflection on different theoretical approaches, concepts and models which are used in economic geography (a) to capture the factors governing and structuring entrepreneurial investments in space, (b) to analyse the socioeconomic dynamics at different spatial scales with respect to production/services, trade/traffic, work/employment and/or capital/finance, and (c) to inform policy development.

Assessment and permitted materials

Requirements for graduation are (1) regular attendence in tutorial parts, (2) several homework preparations, (3) active participation in tutorials, (4) short paper (discussing a current newspaper article on geo-economic dynamics) at the end of the course and (5) a written exam at the end of the course.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

The course is divided in a lecture part (2 hours per week) and a tutorial part (1 hour per week, four groups supervised by tutors) in which the relevance of different concepts and models for analysing present socioeconomic dynamics will be discussed.

Reading list

Association in the course directory

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