University of Portland Bulletin 2020-2021

SOC 431 Mapping Social Problems

This course emphasizes a spatial approach to the study of social problems. Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, students will gain experience in making maps, obtaining data, and uncovering spatial patterns (e.g., "hot spots" of criminal activity or residential segregation) to inform public policy.


SOC 214, PSY 214, or SW 214, SOC 215 or PSY 215 or permission of instructor.
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