Course Descriptions

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Courses

GIS 241 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (2-2) 3 credits

An introductory level geospatial technology course designed to introduce students to the concepts and theories of geographic information systems (GIS) and the practice of geospatial analysis. This course consists of a lecture component and a laboratory component. Students will learn to apply GIS concepts through hands-on exercises designed to explore and analyze spatial data. Students will use leading geospatial software and Global Positioning System (GPS) units used by numerous professions including natural resources conservation and sustainability, business management, criminal justice, and community planning. (Also listed as CON 241)  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF

GIS 245 Applications in Geographic Information Systems (2-2-0) 3 credits

Geographic Information Systems are critical to understanding environmental change and restoration. Building on the fundamentals learned in Introduction to GIS, this course teaches data analysis, presentation and data management skills, and field mapping skills. Students will use conservation-based examples to construct and display maps that are useful in environmental decision making. Prerequisite: CON 241  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF