Geography 486 - Field Methods in GEOGRAPH

Piper Gaubatz

M W 2:30PM 3:45PM

UMass Amherst
Hasbrouck Room 236
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.

This course is open to Geography majors only.

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.