|Course Cluster and Certificates: Applied Data Science Certificate|
Geographic information systems (GIS) provide researchers, policy makers, and citizens with a powerful analytical framework for spatial pattern recognition, decision making, and data exploration. This course is designed to introduce social science and humanities students to spatial thinking through the collection, management, analysis, and visualization of geospatial data using both desktop and cloud-based spatial analysis platforms. Classes will consist of short lectures, hands-on training, group projects, critiques, and class discussions. Weekly readings and assignments will build skills and reinforce concepts introduced in class. The course will culminate in the development of a group project. Readings across multiple disciplines will allow students to comprehend the breadth of applied geospatial thinking in today's research arena. The course is part of Wesleyan's Digital and Computational Knowledge Initiative and is aimed at students with limited or no prior GIS experience.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
NSM QAC, SBS QAC|
|Course Format: Laboratory Course||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CADS)(DATA-MN)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(HRAD-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Special Attributes: CQC|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Weekly readings will mainly be mass media and peer-reviewed academic journal articles aimed at illustrating specific skills or general themes regarding spatial data visualization and analysis in social science and humanities scholarship.
Multiple independent assignments
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|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
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 or use the virtual desktop at myapps.wesleyan.edu.
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.
|Instructor(s): Diver,Kim Times: ..T.R.. 11:10AM-12:30PM; Location: PAC100; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 9||SO: 10||FR: 6|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 4||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 1||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 3|