11.208 Introduction to Computers in Public Management II

January (IAP) 2002

Introduction to computers in public management (11.208) logo.
Introduction to computers in public management (11.208) logo. (Logo courtesy of Urban Studies and Planning.)

Course Highlights

This course features a complete set of lecture and lab notes, which include a number of screenshots for sessions focused on teaching students how to use software. Sample homework assignments are also available. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.

Course Description

Second of two modules facilitating a basic understanding of computing in planning and public management. Students develop problem-solving skills using computer-based tools for "what-if'' analyses. Emphasis on spatial analysis using geographic information systems and database query tools.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Lorlene Hoyt
Prof. Joseph Ferriera
Thomas Grayson

Course Meeting Times

4 days / week
8 hours / day