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DSOC 3140: Spatial Thinking, GIS, and Related Methods

tuobabi valley China

DSOC 3140: Spatial Thinking, GIS, and Related Methods, John Zinda

Fall 2018, Monday and Wednesday 11:10am, Friday Lab 11:15am-1:10pm

Everything occurs in space. Knowing where people are located and events occur in space provides clues to understanding processes traditional social analysis techniques may not reveal.
In this course we will develop a conceptual understanding of how social processes are patterned in space and learn how to use tools for presenting and analyzing social patterns across space. In-class lectures and activities will provide conceptual and technical foundations for spatial analysis. Lab sessions and assignments will give students a practical introduction to using GIS software to map and analyze spatial patterns.