P-Spaces Within: Research Prac

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2020
Subject Name: 
Geography
Course Number: 
498W
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
This course will provide an opportunity for undergraduate students to gain research experience working on a faculty project. The project, "Spaces within: socio-cultural sustainability and the use of public and private urban space," is an analysis of how organizations, from square dancing clubs to Toastmaster's clubs, use different types of spaces (both interior and exterior) in cities. Undergraduates who enroll in the course will participate in research design and planning, carry out internet-based research on activities in U.S. cities, prepare and manage excel databases, and process, analyze, and map data using Geographical Information Systems. Experience or coursework with Excel and GIS is helpful but not required, as is a record of coursework relating to cities.
Comments: 
Open to students BS-Geography, BA-Geography, or BS-Sustainable Community Development
Variable Credit Comments: 
https://spire.umass.edu
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Link to Campus Courses
Schedule #: 
51725

Course Sections

P-Spaces Within: Research Prac
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 1.0 Piper Gaubatz gaubatz@geo.umass.edu 1:00AM 1:00AM