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Courses - Geographic Information Science Courses - GISC Graduate Level

601. Introduction to Spatial Concepts (1)

Provides requisite theoretical and conceptual foundations in geographic information science.
Letter grade only (A-F). A grade of "C" or better is required for students to progress in the MS GISci program.

602. Applied GIS (3)

Prerequisites: GISC 601
Explores use of geographic information systems for spatial query, analysis, and modeling in natural and human environments. Focuses on analytic techniques and software tools for GIS-based management and problem solving.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

603. Cartographic Visualization (3)

Prerequisites: GISC 601 or consent of advisor
Provides advanced theory and techniques for presentation cartography including communication, visualization, terrain representation, animation, and color.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lecture, 2hours lab)

604. GIS Data and Databases (3)

Prerequisites: GISC 601 or consent of advisor
Components of GIS data, geospatial databases and database design are reviewed. Topics include topology, data storage, data management and mechanisms for disseminating spatial data, including server technologies.
Letter grade only (A-F). 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

605. GIS Development (3)

Prerequisites: GISC 601
Provides training in the use of GIS-relevant programming languages. Students will learn fundamentals of object oriented programming, application development, basic coding, and will complete a project where they develop a GIS utility.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

606. Applied Remote Sensing (3)

Prerequisites: GISC 601 or consent of advisor
Principles and concepts of remote sensing and digital image processing are presented and applied. Students extract information from satellite and other data sources, focusing on enhancement and extraction techniques within the visible and near-infrared portions of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

607. Project Orientation and Support (1)

Prerequisites: (GISC 601, GISC 602, GISC 603, GISC 604, GISC 605, GISC 606; and (three NSCI courses or 9 units of advisor approved professionally focused upper division coursework); or advisor consent.
Introduces team-based research projects including a review of various research methods, responsible research conduct and project deliverables.
Letter grade only (A-F). (1 hour lecture) A grade of "C" or better is required for students to progress to GISC 608.

608. Applied Project (4)

Prerequisites: (GISC 601, GISC 602, GISC 603, GISC 604, GISC 605, GISC 606, and a grade of "C" or better in GISC 607; and (three NSCI courses or 9 units of advisor approved professionally focused upper division coursework); or advisor consent.
Students demonstrate analytical, technical, business and interpersonal competencies acquired through the program in a team-based learning experience. Teams collaborate on an applied research project supervised by faculty and the project internship sponsor. A spatial problem is addressed and deliverable(s) produced.
Letter grade only (A-F).


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