This course, offered every spring, focuses on how community engaged research methods can be paired with GIScience methods and theories, providing real world relevance to course materials and supporting the work of local community groups. Students learn about a range of theoretical frameworks for community engaged research, including community geography, public participatory GIS (PPGIS), open science/open data, citizen science and VGI, and countermapping. Through labs and a group project, students also partner with multiple local organizations to produce new research products that can inform future policy and action. Find the most recent syllabus through this link.
Spring 2016 Students this semester compiled existing secondary data on Athens-Clarke county as preliminary work for the Athens Wellbeing Project. Their summary report is available through this link, and a dashboard with their data (built with Shiny) is available here.