Regional economic and social geography

Type: For the choice of university

Department: economic and social geography

Course description

Objective: to acquire knowledge of the regional economic and social geography of the world (developed countries); create contemporary social and geographical thought and system of special knowledge on the economic and social development of some developed countries and regions with the proper natural resource base, human potential, industry-territorial structure, acquiring skills of analysis of sectorial and territorial structure of administrative and territorial units of individual countries, regions and identify their main areas of economic and social development.

The task of course is to study patterns of world’s developed countries territorial organization in the post-industrial and informational period of their development, accompanied by global integration and disintegration processes, as well as demographic, social, economic and other issues that should be considered at both the regional arrays of individual countries, and regions of the world, specifying on existing contacts and prospects of relations with Ukraine.As a result of the course the student should:

know: the theoretical basics of regional economic and social geography , the condition of social and geographical development of the world’s developed countries at the stage of post-industrial and informational societies , problems of their development , peculiarities of integration and formation of sectorialand territorial structures and also the existing relations and prospects of their development with Ukraine ;

be able to: analyze sectorialand territorial structure of developed countries during the installation of post-industrial period, informational society, social and geographical problems of their development, to determine the location of the developed countries on economic and political map of the world, to compare the level of social and geographic evolution of developed countries and characterize their territorial differences.