MPH 5966 - Skill Lab: Introduction To Gis And Spatial Mapping
This course is by pre-registration only. The pre-registration form will be available on Inside Brown from Monday, October 24, 2016 (beginning at 8 am) through Monday, October 31, 2016 (ending at 8 am). Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a system for collecting, storing, displaying, and analyzing geographic information. This 1-credit course will serve as an introduction to applications of GIS and spatial mapping for social work and public health topics. Students will be introduced to the visual storytelling and data analysis power of creating maps. This course is intended to be a fundamental lab that provides hands-on experience in basic GIS skills. Methods for applying GIS techniques and other spatial mapping tools for data visualization will be introduced, and several examples of GIS in environmental and social domains will be analyzed. Students will learn about mapping terminology and skills to produce and analyze digital data maps. Students are not permitted to take this lab concurrently with the 3-credit GIS course.