Soc 3090: Sociology of Neighborhoods

Soc 3090 is an undergraduate-level sociology course in which learners gain general knowledge about the ecological effects of neighborhoods on social processes such as health or education while practicing basic skills in spatial reasoning through software and ethnographic methods.

Throughout the course learners spend time learning about various data-types (US Census data,  ethnographic records, etc) to understand neighborhoods. Using Tableau software for mapping neighborhoods and R for performing mapping and statistical analysis of neighborhood data learners engage in an ethnographic study of their own neighborhood, where they will be asked to employ the tools in Tableau and R to further understand their local area.

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1. Apply ecological and spatial thinking to the neighborhood system

2. Discuss the multiple disciplines’ perspectives on neighborhoods

3. Define the study of sociology of Neighborhoods

4.Use mapping and statistical analysis software on neighborhood data

5. Identify the various sources and types of data used to study neighborhoods

6. Prepare an ethnographic study of your own neighborhood


Labs 1, 2 and 3

Digital Reflection Essay

Digital Story Neighborhood Project


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