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Effective: Summer 2013

Advisory: Advisory: Not open to students with credit in GEOG 54A.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Discuss the diverse applications of Geographic Information Systems.
  • Explain how Geospatial Technology can be used to solve a problem of a geographic nature
Description -
Seminar on the diverse applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Weekly presentations by guest speakers.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to discuss the diverse applications of Geographic Information Systems
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
'Smart' classroom with computer, projector and internet access.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Guest speakers will discuss the applications of GIS to some of the following professions:
    1. Agriculture
    2. Archaeology
    3. Anthropology
    4. Biology
    5. Business
    6. City Government
    7. Ecological Modeling
    8. Economics
    9. Education
    10. Emergency Management
    11. Epidemiology
    12. Facilities Management
    13. Forestry
    14. Geography
    15. Geology
    16. Hydrological Modeling
    17. Land Use Management
    18. Military
    19. Real Estate
    20. Transportation
    21. Travel
    22. Urban Planning
    23. Utility Management
    24. Zoology
  2. Individual GIS Project
    1. Project planning
    2. Data acquisition and management
    3. Implementing a project
    4. Written report and oral presentation
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Application of concepts introduced in class in final discussion and critique of GEOG 54B projects
  2. Written critiques of relevant articles in the discipline.
Representative Text(s) -

Disciplines -
Geography or Drafting or Environmental Technologies or Forestry/Natural Resources
Method of Instruction -
Lecture presentations and classroom discussion. Demonstrations. Reading assignments.
Lab Content -
Not applicable.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Readings distributed based on guest speakers. Current events and articles published in academic journals.