Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SSI3021: Mapping the Social World: Introduction to Spatial Analysis in the Social Sciences
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)
Mr Christopher Aldridge (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
This module introduces students to thinking spatially in the social sciences by providing an overview of spatial themes and techniques, drawing examples from criminology, political science, sociology, and other disciplines. It covers introductory and intermediate concepts and tools related to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), using ArcGIS software. Emphasis is evenly split between learning how to make maps and a variety of spatial analyses. These spatial skills can be used in social science research, as well as in law enforcement, public policy, and other applications. Although familiarity with basic descriptive statistics is assumed, the module is hands-on and targeted to beginner students with an interest in maps, spatial analysis, or social geography.