GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS COURSES (GIS)

GIS 100 - MAP APPRECIATION AND INTERPRETATION

This course introduces the student to maps and their ability to provide information on a wide variety of topics. Basic elements of cartography will be examined in addition to an examination of various types of maps. Emphasis will also be given to developing map interpretation skills.

1 Credit Hour (OC) - Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 0

GIS 102 - INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS

This course is a basic introduction to the concepts, techniques, and applications of geographic information systems (GIS). Cartographic and database skills are established and their interrelationship examined to learn how a GIS can be created and then utilized to analyze and display information.

3 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

GIS 104 - APPLIED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Prerequisite: GIS 102 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval. This course deals with the design, implementation, and management of geographic information systems. The course will provide an opportunity for students to learn through the application of geospatial technologies to real-world projects.

3 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

GIS 106 - GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEMS

This course will teach the knowledge and skills necessary to utilize global positioning systems (GPS) to collect, process, and use geographic data. Students will learn and apply GPS theory and techniques through field survey experiences.

1 Credit Hour (OC) - Lecture Hours: 1 Laboratory Hours: 0

GIS 108 - REMOTE SENSING

This course provides an introduction to the techniques of collecting and interpreting information about earth's surface through non-contact methods. The current relationship with geographic information systems (GIS) will be examined.

3 Credit Hours (OC) - Lecture Hours: 2 Laboratory Hours: 2