Advanced GIS and Spatial Analyses|
QAC 344, E&ES 582|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Planetary Science, Planetary Science Minor, Applied Data Science Certificate|
A geographic information system (GIS) is a powerful database that allows for the collection, manipulation, analysis, and presentation of spatially referenced data. GIS technologies facilitate science, social science, and humanities research that uses location-based data. This course will focus on individual projects conducted within a collaborative learning framework. Each student is responsible for developing and producing a semester-long project focused on advanced spatial data analyses and/or advanced cartographic design using a GIS. Students will enter the course with an individual or small team (2-3 students) project in mind, such as a component of a senior thesis, work on a faculty member's research project, or a community-based service-learning project. Course sessions will be a mix of studio time for projects (e.g., work time, critiques), skill development (e.g., lectures, student-led skills-training sessions), and intellectual advancement (e.g., guest speakers, conference attendance).
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|Course Format: Laboratory Course||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: QAC231 OR E&ES280
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CADS)(DATA-MN)(E&ES)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(HRAD-MN)(PSCI-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Special Attributes: CQC|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
to be determined based on student project topics
|Examinations and Assignments: |
weekly assignments; 1 semester-long independent project (oral presentation, written report, GIS products)
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Grading mode: student choice. Only graded courses can satisfy the requirements for the data analysis minor and the applied data science certificate. Courses completed with a CR/U grading mode will not satisfy the requirements of the two programs.
Computing requirement: Enrolled students must have access to a computer with the Microsoft Windows operating system and capable of running ArcGIS Pro as well as internet access for running ArcGIS Online. (One-year GIS licenses will be provided.) Go to https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/get-started/arcgis-pro-system-requirements.htm for a full description of the ArcGIS Pro system requirements. Students without PCs can attend class in a PC computer lab reserved for the class meetings.
|Instructor(s): Diver,Kim Times: ....R.. 01:00PM-03:50PM; Location: PAC100; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 12||SR major: 1||JR major: 1|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: 1||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 3||SO: 2||FR: 0|
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