The following classes described below cover some of the ways in which space can be used to acquire, represent, organize, analyze, model and visualize information.
SSCI 265Lg: The Water Planet (4 units) Example syllabi
An exploration of earth’s water, ranging from water properties, chemistry, and pollution, to groundwater dynamics, watershed processes, and oceanic-atmospheric circulation. Implications for past and future societies. Lecture and laboratory.
SSCI 301L: Maps and Spatial Reasoning (4 units) Example syllabi
Role of maps and spatial reasoning in the production and use of geographic information for representing and analyzing human and environmental activities and events.
SSCI 382L: Principles of Geographic Information Science (4 units) Example syllabi
A systematic exploration of the various ways in which geography can be used to acquire, represent, organize, analyze, model and visualize information. Laboratories are organized around the ArcGIS software suite.
SSCI 483: Spatial Science Practicum (4 units) Example syllabi
Application of geographic information science concepts and skills to a local opportunity or problem in a studio setting. May involve site visits, community contact, and presentations.
SSCI 412 GeoDesign Practicum (4 units) Example syllabi
Application of design concepts, planning protocols and spatial analysis skills to a complex planning or design problem sponsored by a local public, private or not-for-profit client in a studio setting.