GEO 280 - GIS for the Social Sciences

Steps for successfully planning and carrying out geographic information systems (GIS) analysis for any study area in the social science disciplines. Integrates GIS into both qualitative and quantitative research and demonstrates the capabilities of and approaches to GIS so that students can use GIS to work with socio-spatial data in their own fields. Topics include fundamental aspects of coordinate systems and spatial databases; selecting topics for GIS analysis; research design; data collection and sampling; analysis and model development; output; interpretation; and, future directions for GIS and social research.

Prerequisite(s): At least one introductory course in ANT, GEO, HIS, PSC, PCH, PSY, or SOC; or departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2012