Sociology 262. Mapping Society: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
This course will introduce students to Geographic Information systems (GIS), a powerful software for mapping and spatial analysis. It will focus on mapping and analyzing environmental and socioeconomic data. The topical focus of the course will vary from year to year, and may include: Growth and Development in the greater Boston area and The Human and Environmental Impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.