Five College Consortium

Field Methods in GEOGRAPH

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Geography
Course Number: 
486
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
This class has two goals: introduce students to research design and field research methods in geography, and explore ways of integrating knowledge gained across a college education, from gen-ed courses to more specialized departmental courses, in approaching analysis of the "real-world". We will focus particularly on field techniques which are most effectively learned on the ground, such as analytical observation, mapping, photography and interviewing, and the linkages between those methodologies and context/background research. Students will have opportunities both to work in groups and to design and carry out their own research projects. This course satisfies the Integrative Experience requirement for BA-Geog and BS-Geog majors.
Comments: 
This course is open to Geography majors only.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
74926

Course Sections

Field Methods in GEOGRAPH
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 3.0 Piper Gaubatz gaubatz@geo.umass.edu M W 2:30PM 3:45PM Morrill Sci. Ctr. (II) rm 225