Course: GEOG 449. Mixed Methods for Human and Environmental Geography (3)
Prerequisites: Lower division course in geography; Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Preparatory: GEOG 300. This course provides training in a selection of qualitative and quantitative methods and their applications in human and environmental geography. This is useful for research into human dimensions of space, place, and landscape; the human-environment interface; and socio-ecological processes. Through seminar-based discussions and assignments, students will examine methods such as: questionnaires; participant observation; interviews; archival maps; discourse analysis; and participatory, feminist, and community-based approaches to geographic information systems (GIS). There is emphasis on integrating these methods into the research design process and on writing analytical research papers. Available for graduate credit.