GIS for the humanities and the social sciences 7,5 credits

The course provides students with knowledge and skills in working with Geographic Information System (GIS) and how GIS can be used to analyse issues within the humanities and the social sciences. It introduces theoretical aspects of landscape analysis and GIS. Along with lectures the participants work with tutorials after which they will design case studies or research projects according to their own research interests.

After the completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • formulate and a case study that is suited to a modern GIS analysis
  • independently undertake a GIS-based case study/research project
  • describe a series of GIS-methods for landscape analysis
  • compare and evaluate different types of data used in a geographical information system
  • present a GIS-based project in speech, writing and visually