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GEOG 359: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3) (online version)

Have you ever asked yourself, "where exactly am I in the world?" GEOG 359 may help answer that question with an introductory study into the principles of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). In this online version of the course, we develop skills in GIS, its components, and how it applies to our surrounding environment. This course is a primer for those who are interested in learning more about the dynamic and ever changing world of GIS. Each lesson focuses on a specific aspect of this technology, to be viewed at your convenience with an Internet browser and GIS software that you will load on your computer. There is one initial orientation meeting at the beginning of the semester and then everything else is taught through the Internet. This course fulfills one of the core requirements of the GIS and GIA certificate programs that the Department of Geography offers. In addition, this course also fulfills one of the requirements for the Homeland Security Certificate that the University now offers.

Prereq GEOG 256
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GEOG 390: Topics in Geography  (1). [P1] ArcGIS Tutorial [P2] GeoMedia Tutorial 

The objective of these 1 credit hour courses is an overview of ESRI's ArcGIS or Intergraph's GeoMedia Professional software. This course is for those who want to learn the basic functions of the GIS software and is also a chance for students to become familiar with GIS software that can be applied towards a future GIS certificate or major in Geography. This class requires that the student read several chapters from the assigned online tutorial that comes with the software. In addition, several maps will be generated as part of the requirement for this course.

PRQ: Consent of Instructor
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GEOG 391: Internship (1-6).   K. Mapping/Geovisualization 

Work as an intern in an off-campus agency or firm. Students complete intern tasks as assigned, do readings and prepare a paper under the supervision of a faculty member. Each letter category may be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours.

PRQ: Consent of Department
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GEOG 468: Workshop in GIS (3). Geographic Information Systems (online version) 

The primary objective of this class is for the student to recognize the complexities and processes involved in creating a Geographic Information System (GIS) from conception to completion. This online “workshop” will revolve around a GIS utilizing current data sets and software. The methodology of this course will be a blended set of lessons and exercises which will include design, data capture, quality control and data management. There is one initial orientation meeting at the beginning of the semester and then everything else is taught through the Internet. A student enrolled in a Homeland Security program may also be interested in taking this course.

PRQ: Geog 359
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GEOG 491: Internship (1-3). 

This course involves individual directed internships with the instructor that will vary each semester based upon the research projects running at that time. These internships will give the student various exposure to the different aspects of a GIS research project. The student must have a solid grasp of GIS theory and its tools. This course has a very limited enrollment that will be determined as new and existing research projects require more student involvement.

PRQ: Consent of Instructor
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