GEOG 304: Transportation Geography


Urban Economic Systems


ECON 260 or GEOG 204, or consent of department.

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce you to the fundamental concepts and methods in transportation geography. Both conventional topics and contemporary issues in transport will be discussed. Topics include transportation and spatial structure (organization), network analysis, spatial interaction modeling, urban transportation, logistics, and transportation planning. Throughout the course, the emphasis will be placed on developing your understanding of the nature, function of transportation systems and on developing your basic skills of transportation analysis and modeling.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and explain the key concepts of transportation geography.
  • Understand and examine components in transportation system.
  • Master methods and techniques in transportation analysis and modeling.
  • Understand contemporary issues of transportation geography.

Course Format

Lecture. Exams and assignments.