Regional and Rural Economies

Course: CRD 03

Instructor: Leanne Townsend

Course Catalog Description

About the Course

This course discusses challenges and solutions for rural and remote communities in a globalized economy. Strategies for economic diversification and resilience building will be presented. Different economic systems and the role of governing bodies and institutions, as well as economic tools and policies will be covered in this course. The course builds on classic economic theories as well as innovative concepts. This course combines theoretical elements and practical examples for sustainable economic development.

This course includes company visits in the Westfjords and we invite local practitioners to share their experiences with starting a company in a remote fishing village.