4108643: FU_An introduction to Geography - Economies in Space and Time

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Semester:SS 16
Lektionen / Semester:27.0 L / 20.5 h
Selbststudium:69.5 h



Bachelorstudiengang Betriebswirtschaftslehre (01.09.2012)
Masterstudium Architektur (01.09.2014)
Bachelorstudium Architektur (01.09.2014)
Masterstudium Information Systems (01.09.2015)
Masterstudium Finance (01.09.2015)
Masterstudium Entrepreneurship (01.09.2015)


  • The course will introduce basic concepts of economic geography. Case studies from different regions of the world will show how different actors make decisions about the places of their business. We will discuss the implication of natural resource distribution, colonial legacies, geopolitical shifts and technological change. We will study the development of national economies in the light of demographic change, regional cultural preferences, economic performance and global ecological challenges.


  • The students will have a better understanding of a firm's global strategy.
  • The students will have a better understanding of the global distribution of wealth and poverty.
  • The students will see challenges ahead for economies at different stages of development.
  • The students learn to think about production chains and their traces on the global landscape.



  • Lecture & seminar discussions


Reading material will be provided on moodle.


Part A: (50%): Analyze geographical strategies and performance of a mayor transnational company based on the latest annual report available. Prepare a 6-slide presentation.
Part B: (50%): Write a 4-5 page essay on a topic related to the course.

Compulsory attendance (min. 80%)


Passed / Failed

  • Course based on continuous assessment, details see under "assessment".
  • Meeting attendance obligations is an essential pre-requisite for successfully completing a course based on continuous assessment.
  • Attendance must be proven for at least 80% of the stipulated contact time. Responsibility for checking and providing written proof of this obligatory attendance lies with the course lecturer who is required to store this information at least until the end of the semester.
  • In the case of absenteeism that exceeds the specified limits of absence, a medical certificate is required. Responsibility lies with the head of the Coordination Office for Cross-Faculty Elective Subjects to approve the reason for the student's failure to attend.
  • Participation in other activities of the university are not recognized as an excused absence.


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