Course overviewThe goal of this seminar-style class is to explore the ways remote sensing data are being used within an international development context, broadly defined. While the typical goal of seminar-style graduate-level courses is understand the theory and underpinnings of a given literature, this course is unique in that we will focus on understanding how projects were completed with satellite data, what data sources were necessary, how expert local knowledge was incorporated, and how various challenges were faced and overcome. We will also pay particular attention to how the application of remote sensing data helped change policy in different countries across the globe.
Students will be expected to read papers from the academic literature, synthesize this information by contributing to weekly discussion questions, and participate actively in discussion. Each student will lead one week’s discussion, and also complete one literature review paper.
Logistics, expectations, and grading
Meet three credit hours per week
Possible weekly topics
Refugee movements and migration
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Course number: Geog 970Instructor: Annemarie Schneider
Credit hours: 3
Offered: spring 2016