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Spatial Analysis for the Undergraduate Social Science Curriculum

July 12-23, 2004: Santa Barbara, CA

Topics covered: This two-week workshop will integrate basic spatial methods (GIS, spatial statistics, and cartographic visualization) suited for application in the social sciences with curriculum development for undergraduate course work. Individual participants will focus on the design of course syllabi, instructional modules, and exercises that use spatial data and technologies, and on the assessment of student learning in these areas. Prior familiarity with spatial analysis and GIS is not required but interest in quantitative methods and basic computer literacy is assumed.

Instructors: Sara Fabrikant and Stuart Sweeney (coordinators), Fiona Goodchild, Michael Goodchild, Don Janelle, and Waldo Tobler (all of UCSB).

Co-sponsor with CSISS and host institutions: The Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research (ISBER).

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