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SPRING ’21 Course Spotlight on ILS 59500: GIS for Humanities and Social Science Research

October 13th, 2020

ILS 59500: GIS for Humanities and Social Science Research

Instructor: Nicole Kong

This course will introduce you the skills of spatial thinking, basic functions of Geography Information Systems (GIS), and spatial research methods that are relevant to humanities, social science, and related fields. The course will start with introduction to basic GIS concepts and technology, then move into GIS applications during the research process, including spatial research design, data collection, management, visualization, and spatial analytical techniques. Practical work will be introduced and completed using ESRI ArcGIS Pro software.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the basics of mapping and geospatial information using ArcGIS Pro.
  2. Be able to apply spatial research methods into your own research.
  3. Be able to produce professional maps to visualize spatial data.
  4. Be able to document and manage spatial data using coherent/standardized methods.
  5. Understand several spatial analysis methods that are relevant to your research area.
  6. Be able to create a web or mobile based GIS application using ArcGIS Online