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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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GIS 105 | FUNDAMENTALS OF GIS  (3 credits)
An introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), a tool for integrating and analyzing spatial data to visualize relationships, seek explanations, and develop solutions to problems. Emphasis is placed on the nature of geographic information, and the ways in which digital methods support geographic analysis and modeling. Course will be divided between lecture and lab sessions. This course is open to GIS and non-GIS majors. Introduction to Computers (CSCI 101) or a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows is required.

GIS 107 | GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM APPLICATIONS  (3 credits)
Prerequisite: GIS 105 with a "C" or higher.

The course will provide hands-on opportunities to experience the hardware and software used for Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The course applies the fundamental GIS concepts as well as how to create, edit, and work with spatial data through exploring hands-on real world applications in relation to urban community, environmental data, and more. Students will manipulate, query, and present data in maps and make decisions from the presented information. Emphasis will be on ESRI's ArcGIS software and the spatial analyst extension.

GIS 201 | ADVANCED APPLICATIONS IN GIS  (3 credits)
An advanced hands-on applications course designed to extend GIS experience and knowledge an prepare students in becoming self-sufficient GIS technicians. The course follows a hands-on problem solving approach that integrates the interests and analytical needs of participating students. This class will be divided between lecture and lab sections.

GIS 299 | SPECIAL TOPICS IN GIS  (3 credits)
Various topics in the area of geographic information systems and global positioning technology. The course can be repeated in accordance with specific department specifications.