These lecture outlines were prepared under the direction
Stuart Sweeney, an assistant professor of geography
at UCSB and member of the CSISS executive committee.
These materials emphasize the roles that spatial analysis
and spatial models have in social science.
The preparation of these materials was funded by a
National Science Foundation Grant to UCSB's Alexandria
Digital Earth Prototype (ADEPT).
Use of these materials in educational settings is conditional
upon attribution to Dr. Sweeney, CSISS, and ADEPT as
well as any other party whose material has been used
and attributed herein.. Commercial use is prohibited.
Each lecture may have associated images, slides, animations,
spreadsheets, and supplementary material. Where present,
this material is linked to the main document.
Origins of Spatial Thought
Concepts: the Spatial Perspective
and Cultural Landscapes
Human / Environment Interaction
/ Environment Interaction -- Definitions
/ Environment Interaction -- The Lithosphere
/ Environment Interaction -- Water and Waste
/ Environment Interaction -- Current Events and Climate
Settlements -- The History of Urbanization
Settlements -- Central Place Theory
Settlements -- Von Thunen and Urbanization in the
Settlements -- Primate Cities and Modern Western Cities
Settlements -- The Modern City
Economics -- Growth Poles and Theories of Growth
-- Industrial Location
-- Measures of Development
Demography -- Population Patterns
Demography -- Global Patterns
Demography -- Disease Types and Models
Demography -- Disease Control Strategies
Demography -- Migration
Demography -- Population Problems and Prospects