Introduction to GIS|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Integrated Design, Engineering & Applied Science Minor, Service Learning, Planetary Science, Planetary Science Minor|
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: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CADS)(CIS)(CIVI-MN)(DATA-MN)(E&ES)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(HRAD-MN)(IDEA-MN)(PSCI-MN)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%
|Special Attributes: CQC|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
E&ES 281 must be taken concurrently.
Enrolled students must have a laptop with Windows operating system and wi-fi for running ArcGIS and ArcGIS Online. (One-year GIS licenses will be provided.) See the system requirements here: https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/get-started/arcgis-pro-system-requirements.htm. (The instructor uses a Microsoft Surface Pro. Possible, but not ideal, options for Mac owners include a loaner laptop, Bootcamp on the Mac, Parallels on the Mac, accessing a remote desktop, or the Wesleyan MyApps site. Contact instructor for more information.)
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: 19||SR major: 7||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: -2||GRAD: 2||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 0||FR: 0|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 14||1st Ranked: 6||2nd Ranked: 3||3rd Ranked: 2||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 3|