Economic and Human Geography (lecture)

C 425

Monday, 11.40–13.10

Spring term 2017/2018.

Detailed class schedule for the semester:

1. 5th February Introduction Jeney László
2. 12th February Development of the regions of the world economy Jeney László
3. 19th February The changing global position of the core areas (Triad) Jeney László
4. 26th February The evolution of the European economic core area Jeney László
5. 5th March Economic Geography of the European integration Jeney László
6. 12th March Impacts of the enlargements on the European economic pattern Jeney László
7. 19th March East Europe: political giant vs. economic lagging Tózsa István
8. 26th March East European countries outside Russia Jeney László
  2nd April Eastern Monday – Lesson cancelled Jeney László
10. 9th April The American economic core area: North America Jeney László
11. 16th April North American metropolization Jeney László
12. 23rd April The Asian economic core area: East Asia Jeney László
  30th April Bank holiday – Lesson cancelled Jeney László
14. 7th May Written final exam Jeney László


  • A written comprehension of the semester in the final lesson (7th May), which contains:

    • Theoretical (test) questions about the material of the lectures (70%)

      The lecture notes are mainly suggested for the preparation.

    • Topographical exercise on an outlined map based on a given list of geographical names (30%)

      List of geographical names: recognition of geographical names on an outlined map: 142 cities (82 European and 60 non-European cities) and their countries

    I would like to call your attention that the final written examination from Economic Geography will be held at 7th May.

    The presence is compulsory on 9th May, the missing means fail (1) mark.

    You do not have to enter for the 9th May exam via neptun, just go in for the exam, because I will be able to upload your marks without your neptun registration. In a few days following the exam you will be able to see your mark.


    Grading: the exact values of percentage achieved in this course deviates from the grading scales used in the case of other Corvinus coordinated courses.

    Percentage achieved Hungarian grade ECTS equivalent Explanation for the Hungarian grade
    85–100 5 A Excellent
    70–84 4 B Good
    60–69 3 C Satisfactory
    50–59 2 D Pass
    0–49 1 F Fail
      Nem jelent meg DNA Did not attend (no credit)
      Nem vizsgázott I Incomplete (no credit)
      Aláírva S Signed (no credit)
      Megtagadva R Refused (no credit)

Compulsory readings (only some given parts of the book are needed concerning with the themes of the lessons):

  • Bradshaw, M. – Dymond, J. – White, G. – Chacko, E. 2011: Contemporary World Regional Geography. 4th Edition. – McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 640 p. ISBN: 978-0073522869

The following chapters are needed for the exam

  • Chapter 3.3 Diversity, Conflict, and Technological Innovation pp. 8284.

  • Chapter 3.4 Global Changes and Local Responses: pp. 8590., pp. 100101.

  • Chapter 4.6 The Slavic Countries (without Heartland and Hinterland in Russia) pp. 169175.

  • Chapter 4.7 The Southern Caucasus (without Geography at Work) pp. 179183.

  • Chapter 5.6 Japan (without Personal View) pp. 220223.

  • Chapter 5.7 The Koreas pp. 224227.

  • Chapter 5.8 China, Mongolia, and Taiwan pp. 232238.

  • Chapter 12.4 Point-Counterpoint: North American Free Trade Agreement pp. 544–545.

  • Chapter 12.5 Economic Development (of the USA) pp. 554–557.

  • Chapter 12.6 Economic Development (of Canada) p. 574.

Recommended readings:

  • MacKinnon, D. Cumbers, A. 2007: An introduction to economic geography: globalization, uneven development and place. – Prentice Hall, 354 p. ISBN: 978-0131293168