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: Core Studies 3 or Core Curriculum 1230, or any Political Science course in the 1000-level range, or English 1010 or equivalent, or permission of department.


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