Political Geography

Course: GEO0001

This course is part of the following part-time on campus and/or online program(s):

For the past 150 years the nation-state has been the basic unit of international relations. Starting with the geo-political situation of Canada we examine the different elements that determine the power, influence and stability of nations - size, population, political system, resources, boundaries and ethnic composition. Through a consideration of international political hotspots, we further explore the reasons for the wealth and poverty of nations, including economic systems, trade, debt and exploitation - domestic and foreign. We examine the roles of global actors including the United Nations and NGOs. We pinpoint the causes of international conflict and explore the opportunities for resolution. Prerequisite: College-level Writing Course.

All sections for this course are in progress.