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Applied GIS
APPLIED GIS
CLASS CODE: GEOL 440 CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $15.00
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: GEOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Applied GIS (Geographic Information Systems) allows students to apply GIS skills to geologic topics and problems with real-world data sets.
DESCRIPTION: ARCGIS software by ESRI is used to manage and query data sets with geologic themes. Class will meet four hours/week consisting of 2-3 hours of lecture and 1-2 hours of lab time. Students will work in different teams to complete the various projets. The final project will include poster presentation of their teams final results.
TOPICS: Where to find GIS data sets and how to download or upload the data and get projects started. Advanced techniques of queries and graphic presentation of solution sets. Working within Arcview/Arcgis. Application of GIS in the physical sciences.
OBJECTIVES: 1. Students will become more proficient on working with ESRI'S Arcview/Arcgis software.
2. Each individual will be able to identify and acquire GIS data sets and input the data into a working project.
3. Students will develop team work skills by carring out activities needed for the groups success.
4. Each student will be able to display completed projects with poster quality presentations.
REQUIREMENTS: Attend class, participate in instructor lead projects, participate and contribute to assigned group projects. Produce finished products as a member of a team effort and individually as required. Grades will be based on products, not tests.
PREREQUISITES: Geography 230 - Introduction to GIS and one of the following: Geog 101, or Geol 101, Geol 104, Geol 110, Geol 111, or instructors consent.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2003