Spatial Studies Minor

Women of “the Way”: Paul’s travels and locations of the women discussed in his letters.

In almost any discipline, spatial-thinking skills enrich analysis and improve decisions. You’d use them to determine the ideal locations for a tattoo parlor or for a wind turbine, to understand the social interactions of people along a beach or of otters along a coast, to model the flows of religious doctrines across a country or of fuel and oxidizer across a combustion chamber, or even to visualize the interplay of musical themes in a symphony.

Spatial Studies uses multi-dimensional representations of information to help structure problems, find answers, and express solutions. The ability to visualize and interpret relationships through space (be it ‘real’ or ‘conceptual’) is essential for understanding content and solving problems across a wide spectrum of disciplines in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Indeed, a spatial approach helps reveal the interdisciplinary nature of many problems. In this the “information age,” spatial thinking has emerged as a core 21st-century skill.  

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All as part of our time-honored tradition of putting their passion, knowledge and heart to work for the betterment of the world.

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