Economic Geography  (391440)
Department of Social and Human Environment
Course  :  Master's Course
Subject Type  :  Type 1 Subject
Instructor  :  Associate Professor IGA, Masaya
Credits  :  2
Class schedule  :  Wed.   1st
Classroom  :  Lecture Room 3/Environmental Studies Hall
The goal of this course is to understand changes in our current economic systems from geography perspective.
Students will be able to explain the spatial restructuring of economic activities using key concepts and theories in economic geography.
1. Introduction
2. What is economic geography?
3. Neo-classical location theory
4. Limitations of neo-classical approach
5. Geographies of economic globalization
6. Global commodity chains
7. New industrial spaces
8. Networks for managing innovation
9. Knowledge creation in Japanese local industry
10. Midterm exam
11. Research trends in geographies of food
12. Creation of short food supply chain: From the perspective of construction of knowledge
13. Alternativeness in the context of food supply chains
14. Society, nature and technology: The shrimp production network in Indonesia
15. Terminal exam
Grading Criteria
Midterm exam: 30%, Terminal exam: 30%, report (every class): 40%
Course Textbook
None in particular
Recommended Reference Books, Other Study Material, and notes
Language in class
▪ Presentation & Materials : Japanese only
▪ Oral explanations : Japanese only
▪ Questions in English : Available
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