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Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Spatially Integrated Social Sciences Offered jointly by a consortium of academic departments in the College of Arts and Sciences: Geography and Planning Economics Political Science and Public Administration Sociology and Anthropology University of Toledo

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Doctor of philosophy degree in spatially integrated social sciences

Doctor of Philosophy Degree

in

Spatially Integrated Social Sciences

Offered jointly by a consortium of academic departments

in the College of Arts and Sciences:

Geography and Planning

Economics

Political Science and Public Administration

Sociology and Anthropology

University of Toledo

October, 2006


Doctor of philosophy degree in spatially integrated social sciences

Spatially Integrated Social Science

Multidisciplinary Ph.D. Program

Anthropology

Economics

Geography

Planning

Political Science

Public Administration

Sociology


Doctor of philosophy degree in spatially integrated social sciences

Spatially Integrated Social Science

  • Principal Foci of the Program

  • An emphasis on space as a unifying theme in

    social science that transcends disciplinary

    boundaries

  • lAn emphasis on space as a means to integrate

  • social processes; social science problems are

  • viewed as processes occurring in place

  • An emphasis on understanding spatial

    interdependence in observations of social

    phenomena across the landscape


Doctor of philosophy degree in spatially integrated social sciences

Spatially Integrated Social Science

  • Spatial Analytic Approaches in SISS (STEMM)

  • Spatial Econometrics

  • Geographic Information Systems

  • Cartography & Visualization

  • Spatial Simulation & Spatial-Temporal Dynamics

  • Spatial Optimization & Spatial Interaction Modeling

  • Remote Sensing

  • Use of GIS to integrate data by location and Use of

    spatial analysis to integrate multidiscipline views.


Doctor of philosophy degree in spatially integrated social sciences

Spatially Integrated Social Science

  • Topics Explored

  • Environmental / climate change

  • Social, economic and political inequality

  • Criminal justice

  • Social and business networks

  • Community studies / grassroots organizations

  • Health and disease


Doctor of philosophy degree in spatially integrated social sciences

Spatially Integrated Social Science

  • Topics Explored

  • Race and space issues

  • Transportation

  • Voting patterns and political redistricting

  • Community development

  • Cultural analysis / symbolic meaning of space

  • lUrban Studies


Doctor of philosophy degree in spatially integrated social sciences

Spatially Integrated Social Science

  • Evidence of Need

  • $30 billion industry (U.S. Labor Department)

    lSignificant NSF Funding (CSISS)

  • lChanging academic landscape

  • Demand for GI Science / Spatial Analysis

    expertise In the social sciences

  • lGrowing volume of social science research

  • in GIS, Spatial Statistics and Spatial Analysis

  • Similar programs being developed at Brown

    and Harvard


Doctor of philosophy degree in spatially integrated social sciences

Spatially Integrated Social Science

  • Expertise / Ability to Deliver Program

  • lSuccess of GISAG in Geography and Planning

  • - $6 Million in Research Funding over past 5 years

  • - Designated Area of Research Enhancement

  • lProvost‚Äôs Hiring Plan

  • Dr. David Weiguo Liu (GEPL)

  • Dr. Hiroyuki Iseki (GEPL)

  • Dr. Oleg Smirnov (Economics)

  • Dr. Julian Brash (Anthropology)

  • National Recognition in Spatial Econometrics

    lExpertise in all four academic departments


Doctor of philosophy degree in spatially integrated social sciences

Spatially Integrated Social Science

  • Education and Training Structure

  • Program to be funded entirely through research

    lAdmit students with Masters Degree only

  • Sixty Credits beyond Masters Level

    - 30 Credits of Coursework

    l Three required core courses

  • l Four seminars

  • l Remaining courses from list of electives

    - 30 Credits of Dissertation


Doctor of philosophy degree in spatially integrated social sciences

Spatially Integrated Social Science

  • Timetable

  • AY 2006-07: Seek approvals from A&S Council,

    Graduate Council, Faculty Senate, RACGS

  • AY 2007-08:

    - Obtain research funding

    - Recruit students,

    - Finalize course approvals and scheduling

    - Admit first class of students

    lFall, 2008: Begin


Doctor of philosophy degree in spatially integrated social sciences

Spatially Integrated Social Science

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