HIST 688: Topics in History and New Media

HIST 688-DL1: Spatial History
(Spring 2021)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM R


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Section Information for Spring 2021

Class meets synchronously ONLINE –
Students are expected to participate on the day and time scheduled.

This course surveys the field of spatial history, examining a range of projects and platforms, and undertaking hands-on work as an introduction to a variety of methods. We will take an expansive view of spatial history, looking at maps and cartography, georeferencing historical maps, geographic information systems, data visualization, web mapping, deep mapping, mapping for mobile devices, story maps, 3D spaces, and virtual reality. In each case, building on an examination of concepts such as place, space, scale and movement, we will look at historical projects to consider what questions and interpretations flow from a spatial approach. In the hands-on introduction you will work with sample data, and then choose a method to employ in a research project using sources from your own field of research.

HIST 688 DL1 is a distance education section.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Covers specific topics in history and new media selected by the instructor, with an emphasis on combining theoretical analysis and readings with hands-on projects and problem-solving. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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