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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANTH 2010 Spaces and Places

This course will provide an introduction to the geographical information sciences and systems where the focus will be on concepts such as how to store spatial information, collect data and analyze it; and it will provide hands-on experience with GIS software where the focus will be on learning basic mapping skills. GIS is increasing in demand in many fields: political science uses it for district maps and to display voting results, anthropologists use it to track the movement of cultures and to study communities, historians use it to study events such as the Civil Rights Movement, businesses use it to design marketing strategies, and public health uses it to track diseases. Through a series of lectures and exercises, the course investigates interdisciplinary data in map form comparing and contrasting the spaces and places that humans around the world occupy. This course is technology intensive.
Credits: 3.0