Curriculum

Core Courses

GEOG 6304: Geographical Information Systems I (Fall, Spring, Summer)
Course Description: This course is designed to introduce students to both the science and skills of cartography, by examining topics such as visualization, map projections, map interpretation skills, thematic mapping, and most importantly, the fundamentals of map creation using computer-assisted techniques. The GIS portion of the course will focus on obtaining a good introductory competency with the GIS application ArcGIS 10.

GEOG 6305: Geospatial Statistics (Fall)
Course Description: This course is tailored to introduce commonly used methods, tools and approaches in spatial analysis. Spatial analysis is used to describe and test hypotheses about phenomenon that have a spatial component. The course will begin by reviewing statistical concepts and techniques used in traditional applied statistics. Students will learn common sampling strategies, how to analyze and interpret geographical data and how to apply statistics in their research. In this class students will use Excel, SPSS, and ArcGIS. They will learn how to integrate data analysis and graphic visualizations such as graphs and maps in their research.

GEOG 6306: Geographical Information Systems II (Spring)
Course Description: This course is designed to build upon students GIS and cartographic knowledge by re-visiting topics such as visualization, map projections, map interpretation skills and thematic mapping; while adding new concepts such as spatial analysis, database design, and geospatial modeling. The practical element of the course will focus on expanding students existing proficiency with the GIS application ArcGIS 10.


Electives

GEOG 6307: Digital Image Processing (Spring)
GEOG 6309: GIS for Emergency Management (Fall)
GEOG 6293: Computer Programming for Geographic Applications (Fall 2014)
GEOG 6293: Geo-visualization & Cartography (Spring 2015)
GEOG 6293: Open Source GIS (Summer 2015)
GEOG 6293: GIS in the Field (Spring 2015)