This course engages with the evolution of capitalism, imperialism, and globalization from a critical geographical perspective. We examine the geographical impact of economic changes focusing on transnationals, the international division of labour, trading blocks, and the major inequalities of the world economy. Examples of major production and geographical shifts of production are considered to evaluate their social environmental impacts. The course also examines the geopolitical changes in the role of the state, social movements, and information "warfare".
GEOG-1105 or GEOG-1102 or GEOG-1103 or permission of the instructor or permission of the chair (prerequisite).