Faculty

Michael Shin



Contact Information

Email    
Office  1255 BUNCHE HALL
Phone  3108253727

(Ph.D., Colorado, 1998) is an Associate Professor with research interests in geographic information systems (GIS), political geography, globalization and Italy. Professor Shin teaches courses in GIS, cartography and geographic data visualization, and is Director of the UCLA Program in Geospatial Information Systems & Technology. "

Education

1998, Ph.D., Geography, University of Colorado.

1995, M.A., Geography, University of Colorado.

1992, B.A., magna cum laude, International Affairs, University of Colorado .

Fields of Study

GIS, political geography and spatial analysis

Selected Publications

Research

My research interests include: geographic information systems (GIS), political and economic geography, and Italian politics and society. I am especially interested in reconciling universal (global) assumptions about political and economic patterns with particular (regional/local) outcomes and processes. By exploring the ways in which geographic concepts such as place, context and diffusion are linked to politics and economics, valuable insights into democracy and economic development can be obtained. To evaluate this interplay between the global and local, I frequently use geographical information systems (GIS) and spatial data analysis in my research. My methodological expertise and interest in geographical data analysis and visualization is also reflected in my teaching.

Current Courses by Term

2017 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Cartography

Special Study

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

2017 Spring Quarter

World Regions: Concepts and Contemporary Issues

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Previous Courses by Term

2016 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

2016 Winter Quarter

Intermediate Geographic Information Systems

2015 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Cartography

2015 Summer Session

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Cartography

2015 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

2015 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

2014 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Cartography

2014 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

2014 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Special Study

Geographic Data Visualization and Analysis

2013 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Cartography

2013 Summer Session

Cartography

2013 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

2013 Winter Quarter

Cartography

2012 Fall Quarter

Cartography

Intermediate Geographic Information Systems

2010 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

2010 Spring Quarter

Geographic Data Visualization and Analysis

2010 Winter Quarter

Cartography

Intermediate Geographic Information Systems

2009 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

2009 Spring Quarter

Anthony Bourdain versus Rachel Ray: Modern Cultural Geography of Food

Geographic Data Visualization and Analysis

2009 Winter Quarter

Cartography

2008 Fall Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

2007 Spring Quarter

Geographic Data Visualization and Analysis

2007 Winter Quarter

Advanced Geographic Information Systems

2006 Fall Quarter

Cartography

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

2006 Spring Quarter

Urban Geography

Geographic Data Visualization and Analysis

2006 Winter Quarter

Advanced Geographic Information Systems

2005 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

2005 Spring Quarter

Statistical Methods for Geographic Research

2005 Winter Quarter

Advanced Geographic Information Systems

2004 Fall Quarter

Urban Geography

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

2004 Spring Quarter

Advanced Geographic Information Systems

2004 Winter Quarter

Urban Geography

2003 Spring Quarter

Advanced Geographic Information Systems

Statistical Methods for Geographic Research

2003 Winter Quarter

Urban Geography

2002 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

2002 Spring Quarter

Advanced Geographic Information Systems

2002 Winter Quarter

Urban Geography

2001 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Previous Courses by Course

GEOG 7
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

2014 Spring Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2016 Spring Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2015 Summer Session

2015 Fall Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

GEOG 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2008 Fall Quarter

GEOG 88S
Anthony Bourdain versus Rachel Ray: Modern Cultural Geography of Food

2009 Spring Quarter

GEOG 150
Urban Geography

2006 Spring Quarter

2003 Winter Quarter

2002 Winter Quarter

2004 Winter Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

GEOG 167
Cartography

2012 Fall Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2009 Winter Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2013 Summer Session

2013 Fall Quarter

2015 Summer Session

2015 Fall Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

GEOG 168
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

2005 Fall Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2001 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

GEOG 168
Intermediate Geographic Information Systems

2016 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

GEOG 170
Advanced Geographic Information Systems

2004 Spring Quarter

2002 Spring Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

GEOG 199
Special Study

2014 Winter Quarter

GEOG 298C
Statistical Methods for Geographic Research

2003 Spring Quarter

GEOG 299B
Geographic Data Visualization and Analysis

2007 Spring Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

GEOG 299A
Statistical Methods for Geographic Research

2005 Spring Quarter