Heather Richards-Rissetto

Teaching Fellow in Geography

Phone: work802.443.5851
Office Hours: Monday 11:00am - 12:30pm, Wednesday 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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GEOG 0120 - Fundamentals of GIS      

Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
This course introduces fundamental concepts and methods of geographic information systems (GIS): computer systems for processing location-based data. Through a sequence of applied problems, students will practice how to conceive, gather, manage, analyze, and visualize geographic datasets. Major topics will include raster and vector data structures and operations, geographic frameworks, and principles of cartographic design. (Open to GEOG and ENVS major only; first semester first year students and seniors by waiver)3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab.


Spring 2014

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GEOG 0327 - Archaeological Landscapes      

Investigating Archaeological Landscapes using GIS & 3D Technologies
In this course we will explore human uses of and impacts on landscapes using geographic information systems (GIS) and 3D technologies. We will employ a range of methods to analyze how spatial and temporal patterns of material remains and environmental factors reflect and shape cultural practices. Through archaeological studies of the ancient Maya in Central America and the Nasca-Palpa region of Peru, we will explore a variety of factors that shape landscapes—past and present—including urban design, social networks, cosmology, population dynamics, and climate change. Cross-cutting the humanities and sciences, we will critically and creatively evaluate spatial and temporal categories and frameworks. (GEOG 0120 or by waiver) 3hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab


Spring 2014

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