ENVIRON 403 - Introduction to GIS in the Earth Sciences
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: SNE Program in the Environment
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Requirements & Distribution:
Enforced Prerequisites:
An introductory geology or environmental sciences course (EARTH 116, 119, 120, 201, 202, 219 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.
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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:

No exams for this course, all project and lab based

Intended Audience:

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


ENVIRON 403 - Introduction to GIS in the Earth Sciences
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (LAB)
 In Person
MW 11:00AM - 1:00PM

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