Aug 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GDS 295-01 - Special Topic: 9 Billion People: Inquiries into Impacts and Opportunities

4 credits (Spring)
This course combines discussion and data analysis activities on a set of global challenges that impact developing countries. The course will include modules on climate change, population growth, food security, and human migration. Data analysis exercises will use Geographic Information Systems (GIS), text-mining, visualization, and network analysis tools as means to investigate how rapid change in these four areas affect development prospects around the world by creating turbulence and instability. The course will be comprised of discussions, in-class exercises, and an independent project that utilizes one or more of the tools covered in the class.

Prerequisite: GDS 111 .
Instructor: Brottem