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Advanced Topics in Macro Social Work

SW799, Section 001

This course presents advanced topics in macro social work practice. The topics may include emerging
macro practice issues and advanced application of specific methods.

Topic Description / Additional Information

The goal of the GIS course is to provide a general introduction to the use of GIS software for social work practice. Students will learn the basics of practical mapping of data and information using a range of GIS software. Student will learn the basic strategies of securing data, securing map images, and integration of maps and data to create single and multi-layered data maps. Students will be presented with real time applications of this mapped information in clinical and community practice.

Objectives: Students will be able to:
1. Describe the theory and practice behind the use of GIS.
2. Identify, create and import databases and information spreadsheets into a GIS.
3. Identify, create and import maps, pictures and images into a GIS
4. Produce a variety of data maps using several basic GIS packages.
5. Describe the strengths and limitations of GIS mapping applications.

Semester: Fall 2014
Instructor: Larry M. Gant
Topic: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Social Workers
U-M Class #: 21843
Time: Mon Mondays September 8, 15, 22,29 and October 6, 2014 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: B684 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Credits: 1 Credit Hours

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