Course Descriptions


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Courses

GIS 130 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 used by numerous professions including natural resources conservation and sustainability, business management, criminal justice, and community planning. (also listed as CON 130).  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


GIS 227 Applications of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) (.5-1) 1 credit

This class will provide students with an introduction to basic theoretical concepts and practical hands-on use of global positioning systems (GPS) with strong emphasis in relation to natural resources management and data collection. (Also listed as CON 227)  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


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