Geography of communication and international trade [CInt M-Z] (2015/2016)

Course code
4S002937
Name of lecturer
Paola Savi
Coordinator
Paola Savi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-GGR/02 - ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2015 al Jan 9, 2016.

Lesson timetable

I semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.4  
Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.4  

Learning outcomes

The course aims at providing students with conceptual and methodological basis to understand international trade. Theory will be supported by case studies analysis.

Syllabus

-the dimensions of globalization
-the geography of international trade
-the network of Foreign Direct Investments
-multinational corporations and the international division of labour
-local production systems: industrial districts and high-tech clusters
-transportation and communications
-the globalization and the Environment
-the globalization and the urban dimension
-case studies analysis

Bibliographical references
Students regularly attending classes:
-Vanolo A., Geografia economica del sistema-mondo. Territori e reti nello scenario globale, UTET, Torino, 2010 (chapters 4-5-6-7-8).
-Dematteis G., Lanza C., Nano F., Vanolo A., Geografia dell’economia mondiale, UTET, Torino, 2010 (chapters 2,3,8).
-Other materials (slides, papers, bibliography …) available on e-learning.

Students not attending classes:
-Vanolo A., Geografia economica del sistema-mondo. Territori e reti nello scenario globale, UTET, Torino, 2010.
-Dematteis G., Lanza C., Nano F., Vanolo A., Geografia dell’economia mondiale, UTET, Torino, 2010 (chapters 1,2,3,8).

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination with open questions on specific topics.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016