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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

GISC 4601K - Spatial Analysis for Society

This course will focus on imparting advanced knowledge in geographic information science (GIS) for making decisions on public policy, public safety, environmental management, and rural and urban infrastructure management, etc. This course aims to provide students with the appropriate skills to employ GIS effectively in social science applications with several pertinent examples. It considers GIS and its spatial processes involved in the social sciences; such as societal involvement, education, environmental management, public policy, public safety, and health organization, etc. Students will use their previous skills learned in GIS, environmental studies, and social sciences courses to analyze and solve spatial problems associated with these said fields. They will be introduced to model building (in ArcGIS Model Builder) for spatial modeling, decision support system development, and project development and implementation as part of the course. Students might have the opportunity to learn basic Visual Basic application as part of developing a simple environmental decision support program. Exercises will be based on real-world scenarios with an emphasis on building working applications and deliverables. Students are expected to be computer literate.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of 36 hours of upper division courses