Introduction to GIS|
|Certificates: 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. Coursework 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
P. Bolstad, GIS FUNDAMENTALS
|Examination and Assignments: |
Problem sets, midterm exam, final project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
If offered, E&ES324 must be taken concurrently.
Selection will be determined by committee review of a short written application describing each student's interest in taking the course, relevant past experience, and future plans. Applications will be made available to all students who submit a POI request during the November pre-registration planning period and ideally must be submitted by the end of the adjustment period (November 24, 2009), however, applications may be accepted up to December 1, 2009 at the discretion of the instructor. Students will be admitted to the course during the spring semester drop/add period.
|Instructor(s): Resor,Phillip G. Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 13
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
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