This course introduces students to the basic concepts of geography. It covers geographic methods-including cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)-physical geography, and human geography.
The course introduces students to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as applied in the business world, in municipal government, and in environmental management. The course covers general GIS topics, provides a hands-on introduction to GIS software, and illustrates practical uses of computer mapping and spatial analysis technology. Instruction will combine lectures and demonstrations with in-class and out-of-class computer lab assignments.
This course is aimed at students with some Geographic Information Systems (GIS) experience. It builds on basic GIS knowledge to explore real-world spatial analysis applications. It develops GIS software skills and addresses high-quality map design. The course combines lectures, demonstrations, and computer lab assignments. A major component of the course is a semester-long spatial analysis project.