Introduction to GIS|
|Certificates: Civic Engagement, Environmental Studies|
|Course Cluster: Planetary Science, Service-Learning|
Geographical information systems (GIS) are powerful tools for organizing, analyzing, and displaying spatial data. GIS has applications in a wide variety of fields including the natural sciences, public policy, business, and the humanities, literally any field that uses spatially distributed information. In this course we will explore the fundamentals of GIS with an emphasis on practical application of GIS to problems from a range of disciplines. The course will cover the basic theory of GIS, data collection and input, data management, spatial analysis, visualization, and map preparation. Course work will include lecture, discussion, and hands-on activities.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CADS)(CEC)(CES)(CIS)(DATA-MN)(E&ES)(ENVS)(IDEA-MN)(PSCI-MN)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
GIS Tutorial by Wilpen & Goer (version to be determined). Additional readings relevant to service learning project.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly problem sets, quizzes, final project
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
E&ES324 must be taken concurrently.
|Instructor(s): Diver,Kim Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 16||SR major: 7||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: -4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 2||SO: 0||FR: 0|