2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Mar 24, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

IDCE 30393 - Seminar in Social Applications of GIS


Seminar in Social Applications of GIS Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a powerful tool for data visualization and analysis. This graduate-level seminar investigates how GIS is used to understand and respond to an array of social, economic, and environmental issues. Specific topics will include: community mapping, local government decision making, geo-demographics, sustainable development, urban and regional planning, disaster preparedness and emergency management, health, poverty and environmental justice, and hunger vulnerability. Students will read and critically evaluate current literature on these topics and facilitate class discussions. Some applications will be illustrated through case studies with hands-on GIS exercises.

Prerequisites: GEOG 190 /GEOG 390 /IDCE 310 - Intro to Geographic Information Systems