This course explores maps and mapping practices as key tools in researching social, economic and environmental justice issues for community empowerment. Through the analysis of local and global case studies, students will think critically about the history, politics and practice of justice mapping. As a project-based course, students will also learn the basic skills of map-making and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and apply those techniques in a series of “expeditions” designed to map out and visualize local and global social justice concerns.
(Not offered in 2020-21)
Open to: Sophomores, juniors, and seniors