Classes Using SAL Resources

Smith College no longer has a Geography Department, but that doesn’t stop the growing use of GIS technology on campus. More than 30 different courses have used GIS and/or GPS to some extent since our launch in 1999. The teaching model at Smith focuses on teaching with GIS. In other words, our focus is not vocational training in GIS software. We engage students using GIS as a visualization and inquiry tool within other established fields and disciplines. 

Below is a compilation of classes that are using or have used SAL resources, dating back to 2002. 

updated August 2019

2018 – 2019

~ Fall 2019

  • Aerial Imagery & Cinematography (IDP109) 12
  • Researching Environmental Problems (ENV201-202) 8 
  • Great Cities Los Angelos (ARH285) 22
  • Imperial Matter: The Arts of China’s Early Empires (ARH352) 12
  • Sustainable Solutions (ENV312) 16
  • Ecohydrology Seminar (EGR315) 10
  • Groundwater Geology (GEO309) 13
  • Contesting Space: Art, Ecology, Activism (LAS301) 7
  • Intro to Landscape Studies (LSS105) 26 – guest lecture
  • Mapping Our World: Intro to GIS (GEO150) 19

~ Spring 2019

  • Researching Environmental Problems (ENV201-202) 19 students
  • Structural Geology (GEO 241) – lab use only
  • Introduction to Archaeology (ANT135) 11
  • Place Frames: Photography as Research Method in Landscape Studies (LSS245)  – guest lecture 19
  • Age of Heroes: Archaeology of Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age (CLS238) 21
  • Aqueous Geochemistry (GEO301) 15
  • Museum Concentration (MUX300) – tentative – final projects
  • Archives Concentration ARX340) – tentative – final projects

2017 – 2018

~ Fall 2018

** this is a crazy amount of classes using the SAL ** just saying

  • Aerial Imagery and Cinematography (IDP109) 9 students
  • Introduction to Landscape Studies (LSS105) – guest lecture
  • Visual Storytelling: Graphics, Data and Design (LSS260)
  • Painting I (ARS266)
  • Modeling Our World – An Introduction to GIS (GEO150) 
  • Ecohydrology (EGR315) 
  • Researching Environmental Problems (ENV201-202)
  • Colloquium in French Studies Paris, a Multilayered City (FRN230)
  • Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation (BIO131)
  • Colloquium in Latin American and Latino/a Studies Landscapes of Work, Wealth and Power: The Economic Geography of Latin America (LAS201)
  • Introduction to Earth Processes and History (GEO101) 34
  • Global Climate Change: Exploring the Past, the Present and Options for the Future (GEO104)

~ Spring 2018

~ Fall 2017

Invited Talks & Lectures

  • Introduction to Landscape Studies (LSS 105) 22 students
  • Advanced Video Production (FLS282) – with Kate Lee, 12 students

 

2016 – 2017

~ Spring 2017

~ Fall 2016


 

2015 – 2016

~ Spring 2016

~ Fall 2015


 

2014 – 2015

~ Spring 2015

~ Fall 2014


 

2013 – 2014

~ Spring 2014

~ Fall 2013


 

2012 – 2013

~ Spring 2013

~ Fall 2012


 

2011 – 2012

~ Spring 2012

~ Fall 2011


 

2010 – 2011

~ Spring 2011

~ Fall 2010


 

2009 – 2010

~ Spring 2010

  • Anthropology 347: Seminar: Topics in Anthropology: Prehistory of Food
  • Geomorphology (GEO252)
  • The Environment (GEO109)
  • Seminar: Topics in Anthropology: Prehistory of Food (ANTH347)
  • Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation Biology (BIO155)
  • Vertebrate Biology Laboratory (BIO273)
  • Global Environmental Changes and Challenges (FYS177)
  • Coffee cups, doughnuts, and the shape of the universe (MATH105)

~ Fall 2009


 

2008 – 2009

~ Spring 2009

~ Fall 2008


 

2007 – 2008

~ Spring 2008

~ Fall 2007


 

2006 – 2007

~ Spring 2007

~ Fall 2006

  • Natural Disasters: Understanding and Coping ( GEO105)
  • Plant Ecology (BIO356)

 

2005 – 2006

~ Spring 2006

~ Fall 2005

  • Natural Disasters: Understanding and Coping
  • Introduction to Archaeology
  • Environment and Society
  • First Year Studies 151: Making Sense of the Pre-Columbian
  • Plant Ecology
  • Introductory Colloquia: Life Sciences for the 21st Century:Plant Invasions

 

2004 -2005

~ Spring 2005

  • Seminar in Environmental Science & Policy
  • Geomorphology
  • Oceanography
  • Society and Environment
  • World Population
  • The Environment

~ Fall 2004

  • Natural Disasters: Understanding and Coping
  • Introduction to Archaeology
  • Ecohydrology

 

2003 – 2004

~ Spring 2004

  • Seminar in Environmental Science & Policy
  • Geomorphology
  • Oceanography

~ Fall 2003

  • Sociology (World Population)
  • Sociology (Environment and Society)
  • Introduction to Archaeology
  • Geology in the Field

2002 – 2003

~ Spring 2003

  • Seminar in Environmental Science & Policy
  • Geomorphology
  • Oceanography

~ Fall 2002

  • Groundwater Geology
  • Pre-Colombian Arts
  • Sociology (World Population)
  • Sociology (Environment and Society)
  • First Year Seminar: Env. Issues on Campus
  • Introduction to Archeology
  • Geology in the Field (tentative)

You may also visit the Five College GIS blog and Digital Worlds at Five Colleges to see other GIS related classes in the Valley.

http://bit.ly/GISclasses