Oct 20, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog
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SCIE 1107 - Geographic Information Systems


Credit Hours: 4
This course meets two times per week and is a flipped (Lecture material is covered by students outside of class and applied in class), application-based course requiring a working knowledge of computer applications such as Excel and Windows Explorer. This is an interdisciplinary course designed to introduce students to spatial thinking and its application through the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. Students will be introduced to basic concepts in cartography including the role of other spatial technologies (aerial photography, remote sensing, and Global Positioning Systems - GPS) as they relate to GIS applications. Students will also learn how to find data to answer specific questions by using GIS software and completing a semester project using GIS to address an issue of interest to them, and applicable to their fields of endeavor. Lecture content is provided online in the form of Power Point files and through readings form the text. Students are quizzed over this content online before working over it in class. Class time is used to learn Software application, complete exercises and work on a semester project.



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