2018 Weekly Milestones
Course material: Economic Growth and Long Wave Cycles; The Last Kondratieff Wave; Material Consumption; Demographic Definitions; Demographic Transition.
Videos: The Story of Stuff; Population Pyramids.
eBook: People and the Planet Chapter 2 (Sections 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3).
Weblinks: Understanding Exponential Growth; Material World; The Water We Eat; 200 Years of Population Growth in Sweden.
Course material: Measures of Development, Measures of Development Country Groupings; Antecedents to Modern Economic Growth
Videos (in-class): Hans Rosling 2006: Stats that reshape your world-view; Nic Marks – Happy Planet Index; Money as Debt; World Population History
Class activities: Venn Diagrams of six development measures
Individual Studies read the eBook: Beyond Economic Growth Chapters 1, 2 and 15
Individual Studies: Read the three documents in ‘Preliminaries’. Take the Oxford Practice Grammar online test linked from ‘Improving your English’ document.
Course material: What is Economic Geography?
Class activity: Economic Geography Quiz
Video: Inside Job (documentary about global financial crisis of 2008)
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