GEOL 126 Fundamentals of GIS*

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) offer widely diverse and interdisciplinary approaches to investigating and understanding the world. This introductory course provides a broad perspective of how a GIS can aid in solving complex problems, predict outcomes, and mitigate unwanted scenarios. Students will be guided in a study of GIS theory and project management. Practical skills will include: data acquisition and management, data creation and editing, logical data queries, basic spatial analysis, and displaying data with basic cartography to create maps.

Credits

3 Credits

Corequisite

GEOL 126L

GEOL 126Fundamentals of GIS*

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I. General Information

Department

II. Course Specification

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Corequisite Narrative

GEOL 126L

III. Catalog Course Description

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) offer widely diverse and interdisciplinary approaches to investigating and understanding the world. This introductory course provides a broad perspective of how a GIS can aid in solving complex problems, predict outcomes, and mitigate unwanted scenarios. Students will be guided in a study of GIS theory and project management. Practical skills will include: data acquisition and management, data creation and editing, logical data queries, basic spatial analysis, and displaying data with basic cartography to create maps.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

VI. Delivery Methodologies