1. Required foundational courses
*SOC 2612. GIS and Spatial Analysis for the Social Sciences. Introductory, graduate-level course focusing on spatial analysis methods and applications in the social sciences. Instructor: Kevin Mwenda
*Note: Students who successfully complete the GIS Institute may select another elective course in lieu of SOC 2612. The GIS Institute is a two-week GIS training workshop for Brown University graduate students, faculty, and staff, normally offered twice annually by S4 in conjunction with EarthLab and University Library.
2. Elective courses
a. Advanced courses in spatial methods (strongly recommended for quantitatively oriented students)
b. Disciplinary offerings
ECON 2410. Urbanization. Advanced land use theory, sources of productivity advantages of size and density, systems of cities and New Economic Geography models. Instructor: Matthew A Turner
SOC 2960C. Urban Sociology. Urban development as a social and political process, where space and place are important at multiple scales: neighborhoods, cities, regions, nations. Instructor: John Logan