Spring 2016: SYA 3930 – Spatial Sociology


Spring 2016: SYA 3930 – Spatial Sociology:

Introduction to Geographical Information Systems

(Class: 91822)

Do you need to create your own maps?


Is there a spatial pattern in your census data?

Then sign up for the new GIS course taught by

Dr. Yingru Li ( yingru.li@ucf.edu

; HPH 406D).


What is GIS? GIS contains four subsystems:

‐ data input

‐ data storage and retrieval

‐ data manipulation and analysis

‐ data reporting

For more information: http://www.esri.com/what-is-gis http://www.esri.com/industries

This course will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of GIS, with a special emphasis on integrating, analyzing, and presenting spatial information. This course will be a combination of lectures and hands-on labs. No previous GIS skills required.

Dr. Li joins us from her previous faculty position at Auburn University in Alabama.

She loves teaching and interacting with students. She was voted as 2014 Faculty

Superhero by Geography students at

Auburn University.