Choose one of the following questions and write a 300–600 word response. Your response should be typed and can be submitted by email or hard copy on the day of the final exam, May 23.

1)       Discuss the causes and effects of the global economic recession of the past few years in terms of geopolitics and economic geography.

2)       Describe the impact of colonialism on contemporary societies. Use at least one example each from economic, political, and cultural geography.

3)       Using concepts from urban and population geography, describe some causes and effects of the global phenomenon of urbanization.