GISD Courses


Qualifying and Required Courses for the GISD

Courses for the GISD must be selected from the approved courses list:


GISD Elective Course offerings AU 2022:





SOC 8802 / PUBHLTH 8802 - Seminar for Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Demography

TuTh 11:10AM - 12:30PM

Samuel Clark

SOC 7756 - Sociology of Immigration

Th 2:00PM - 4:45PM

Reanne Frank

SOC 7761 - Social Stratification

Mo 2:00PM - 4:45PM

Rachel Dwyer

SOC 8632 - Analysis of Longitudinal Data

Mo 4:00PM - 6:45PM

John Casterline

PUBHLTH 6000 - Introduction to Global Health

We 4:10PM - 6:00PM

Judith Schwartzbaum

PUBHEPI 6410 - Principles of Epidemiology

TBA, Online

Sarah Anderson

ANTHROP 8892.01 - Seminars in Physical Anthropology: Evolutionary Theory

Tu 11:15AM - 2:00PM

Mark Hubbe

ECON 5850 -  Labor Economics

TuTh 2:20PM - 3:40PM

Ethan Doetsch

ECON 8851 -  Labor Economics I

Mo 1:00PM - 3:45PM

Audrey Light

ECON 8852 - Labor Economics II

Mo 8:00AM - 10:45AM

Bruce Weinberg

GEOH 5210 - Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems

Multiple Sessions


HIST 7755 - The History of the Idea of Race in Europe

Mo 2:15PM - 5:00PM

Alice Conklin

HDFS 8820 - Theoretical Perspectives on the Family

Th 9:35AM - 12:15PM


CRPLAN 5001 -  Introduction to GIS for Planning

Multiple Sessions

Zhenhua Chen, TBA

PUBAFRS 6030 - Public Sector Economics

TuTh 3:00PM - 4:50PM

Noah Dormady

 PUBAFRS 6000 - Public Policy Formulation and Implementation

Fr 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Amanda Girth



The GISD requires at least 10 but no more than 20 hours of graduate-level coursework, including 2 required courses: A proseminar (SOC/PUBHLTH 8802) and Introduction to Demographic Analysis (SOC 7753). 

Your course list for the GISD must be approved by your advisor and the a GISD coordinator. You must complete the GIS advising sheets and send it to GISD coordinator, Reanne Frank,, prior to submitting your on-line application via Gradforms.