Economic and Human Geography (lecture)

C 557

Monday, 9.50–11.20

Spring term 2018/2019.

Detailed class schedule for the semester:

1. 4th February Introduction Jeney László
  11th February Lesson cancelled Jeney László
3. 18th February Development of the regions of the world economy Jeney László
4. 25th February The changing global position of the core areas (Triad) Jeney László
5. 4th March The evolution of the European economic core area Jeney László
6. 11th March Economic Geography of the European integration Jeney László
7. 18th March Impacts of the enlargements on the European economic pattern Jeney László
8. 25th March East Europe: political giant vs. economic lagging Jeney László
  1st April Intensive Week – Lesson cancelled Jeney László
10. 8th April East European countries outside Russia Jeney László
11. 15th April The American economic core area: North America Jeney László
  22nd April Eastern Monday – Lesson cancelled Jeney László
13. 29th April The North American economic integration and metropolization Jeney László
14. 6th 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 6th May.

    The presence is compulsory on 6th May, the missing means fail (1) mark.

    You do not have to enter for the 6th 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 (the page numbers below refers to the 2011 issue of the book, according to the date of issue the exact page numbers might be different)

  • 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 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