Introductory GIS for Social Sciences
This course is designed to provide insight for students in the social sciences into the tools available in GIS for linking to and analyzing spatial data. This course is not structured to gain a complete understanding GIS principles and practices, but rather makes use of information from a social context to apply spatial investigation procedures to detect geographical trends in data sets. This introductory course is technically oriented (with a tutorial and lab section making use of computers) and will provide a foundational understanding of GIS for Social Scientists. Geog 204 is also designed to encourage students to think more broadly about the use of spatial technologies and practices and how they influence people. Students will incorporate: data searching and acquisition, manipulation of information in spreadsheets, reviewing quality of data, spatial properties of geographic information, linking meta-data to spatial features, basic cartographic techniques and map production.
|Lecturer:||Scott Emmons, Office: TAL 2528, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lecture:||Friday Library 5-157 4:30 – 5:30|
|Tutorial (2hrs)||Friday 2:30 – 4:30, 8-362|
|Lab Times (3hrs)||Wednesday 2:30 – 5:30 GIS Lab
Thursday 8:30-11:30 GIS Lab
|Lab TA||Aita Bezzola, email@example.com