ENVIRON 403 - Introduction to GIS in the Earth Sciences
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: LSA Environment
Requirements & Distribution:
Enforced Prerequisites:
An introductory geology or environmental sciences course (EARTH 116, 119, 120, 201, or 284) and one math course or a statistics course (MATH 115, 116, 120, 121, 156, 175, 176, 185, 186, 295, 296, STATS 150, 180, 250, 280).
Advisory Prerequisites:
Although previous GIS experience is not required, students are expected to be familiar with desktop and mobile computing, and to be comfortable with at least one quantitative software program (Matlab, Excel, Mathematica, or R, as examples).
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Provides an understanding of the fundamental principles of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their application in the broad realm of Earth Sciences. Through a combination of lectures, laboratories, and field exercises, students are exposed to GIS theory and application, and develop competencies with conventional GIS software.

Students will become proficient in using ESRI ArcGIS products for data analysis in the earth and environmental sciences.

Course Requirements:

Grade will be based on participation in class, laboratory assignments, and a final project.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduate and graduate students in the natural sciences, landscape planning, or environmental or civil engineering.

Class Format:

Two three-hour sessions weekly, divided as necessary between lecture and laboratory computer time.

ENVIRON 403 - Introduction to GIS in the Earth Sciences
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 12:00PM - 1:00PM
002 (LAB)
MW 1:00PM - 3:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.
Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

No Syllabi are on file for ENVIRON 403. Click the button below to search for a different syllabus (UM login required)

Search for Syllabus
The CourseProfile (ART) system, supported by the U-M Provost’s 3rd Century Initiative through a grant to the Office of Academic Innovation, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (ART)