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GEP 640: Urban Geography and Geographic Information Science (GISc).

4 hours, 3 credits. This course covers the contribution of geographical concepts and methods to an understanding of contemporary and future urban issues. It applies the use of GISc to the study of the internal structure of cities and urban systems, including city dynamics, classic and postmodern models, central place theory, urban migration and mobility, race, ethnicity, and gender, urban migration, poverty, industrial and post-industrial urban societies, residential segregation, land use change, gentrification, urban and suburban sprawl, housing, urban environmental issues, and regional planning. Lab work involves using GISc to explore the form and function of urban areas, and to solve critical urban problems using spatial analysis.

Last modified: 7/14/2014