POLS 3423 Mapping Politics: GIS Methods in Political Science

3 hour lecture and 2 hour laboratory; 4 credits

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and its application to political science research. Identifying spatial political phenomena such as polarization, policy diffusion, and democratization. Laboratory sessions on creating and editing maps and analyzing spatial data.

Prerequisite: Political Science 1001 or 1002 or 1003 or 1004 or 1005 or 1006 or Core Curriculum 1230.

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