Academic Catalog

GIST 54A: SEMINAR IN SPECIALIZED APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS I

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 2
Hours: 2 lecture per week (24 total per quarter)
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in GEOG 54A.
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the diverse applications of Geographic Information Systems.
  • Explain how Geospatial Technology can be used to solve a problem of a geographic nature

Description

Seminar on the diverse applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Weekly presentations by guest speakers.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. discuss the diverse applications of Geographic Information Systems

Course Content

A. Guest speakers will discuss the applications of GIS to some of the following professions:
1. Agriculture
2. Archaeology
3. Anthropology
4. Biology
5. Business
6. City Government
7. Ecological Modeling
8. Economics
9. Education
10. Emergency Management
11. Epidemiology
12. Facilities Management
13. Forestry
14. Geography
15. Geology
16. Hydrological Modeling
17. Land Use Management
18. Military
19. Real Estate
20. Transportation
21. Travel
22. Urban Planning
23. Utility Management
24. Zoology
B. Individual GIS project
1. Project planning
2. Data acquisition and management
3. Implementing a project
4. Written report and oral presentation

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

A. "Smart" classroom with computer, projector and internet access.
B. When taught via Foothill Global Access, on-going access to computer with email software and hardware; email address.

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Application of concepts introduced in class in final discussion
B. Written critiques of relevant articles in the discipline

Method(s) of Instruction

Lecture presentations and classroom discussion. Demonstrations. Reading assignments.

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

None. Readings distributed based on guest speakers. Current events and articles published in peer reviewed academic journals.

 

Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

Readings distributed based on guest speakers. Current events and articles published in academic journals.

 

Discipline(s)

Geography, Drafting, Environmental Technologies, Forestry/Natural Resources