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Course Content and Outcomes Guide for GEO 267 Effective Spring 2021

Course Number:
GEO 267
Course Title:
Application Topics in Geographic Information Systems
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Course Description

Application focus varies and provides an opportunity for extended exposure to one or more of the analytical techniques first learned in prerequisite courses. Attention to institutional and professional GIS application issues and programming environments. Prerequisites: GEO 266; or instructor permission. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This class is intended for students nearing the end of their GIS Certificate or students with GIS experience.  The class will provide students with an opportunity to work with a community partner on a term-long project.  The projects vary by organization, as do the skills that are required to complete each project. 

Intended Outcomes for the course

Use GIS systems to address spatial questions

Use GIS systems to design and complete comprehensive projects

Apply map principles and design techniques to project development and implementation

Communicate effectively in a professional setting specific to GIS analysis and project design

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Written results class labs and exercises
  • Map critiques
  • Completion of a term project with a community partner
  • In-class discussions