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This module provides a grounding into Economic Geography, the longest established and one of the most dynamic sub-discipline of Human Geography. The module starts with the approaches to understanding the spatial organisation of production and consumption. Subsequently the module will explore of a number of current topics of the sub-discipline. The module focuses on the evolution of the global economic map, the spatial expression of contemporary economic change, with particular reference to globalisaiton, transnational corporations, the growth of service activities and related social polarisation in cities, new trends in consumer behaviour, shopping malls and the geographies of finance. Special sections are devoted to the impact of these changing processes on Ireland. Enrolment does not require any previous grounding in economics.