Catalog 2021-2022

GEO 235 GIS Mapmaking for the Social Sciences

This course presents the fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Students will learn how to design and create digital maps and will master the basic techniques of spatial analysis. We will use maps and other GIS tools to uncover the hidden geo-spatial relationships that shape the world around us. Through lectures, discussion and hands-on exercises and projects, the course will explore the many applications of GIS in the social sciences and environmental sciences as well as in the humanities, public policy and urban affairs.






fall and spring semesters.