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Geographic Info Science (GISC)

GISC 216    Geotech in a Global Community    3 Hours

Introduces the purpose, operation and application of Geographic Information Science technologies in contemporary society. This course cannot be substituted for any other GIS course. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-LG | SB

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status

Course Fee: $50

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; fall 2022

GISC 316    Fundamentals of GIS    4 Hours

Fundamentals of GIS data management and cartographic design. Topics include data organization, map projections, scale and accuracy. Hands-on work in geospatial data acquisition, base map development, and map production. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): (GEOG 103 or GEOL 103 or GEOL 111 or METR 121) and GEOG 110

Course Fee: $50

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; summer 2022; fall 2022

GISC 317    Geographic Information Systems    4 Hours

The principles, concepts, and applications of GIS. Topics include raster and vector data models, GIS data sources, data acquisition, storage, management, structured query language, relational databases, GIS analysis, and display. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): GISC 316 with a minimum grade of C

Course Fee: $50

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; summer 2022; fall 2022

GISC 414    Remote Sensing Fundamentals    3 Hours

Fundamentals of remote sensing theory and application including the electromagnetic spectrum, history of remote sensing, sensing platforms, system limitations, and applications for vegetation studies, land-use change, and environmental management. Course includes a lab component. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): GISC 317

Course Fee: $50

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2022

GISC 417    GIS Analysis & Modeling    3 Hours

Develops expertise with a broad range of spatial analysis and modeling functions using GIS. A problem-oriented approach. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): GISC 317 with a minimum grade of C

Course Fee: $50

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; summer 2022; fall 2022

GISC 418    Internet GIS    3 Hours

Understanding and utilizing different techniques for creating, analyzing, and disseminating GIS data and services via the Internet. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): CS 170 with a minimum grade of C and GISC 417 with a minimum grade of C

Course Fee: $50

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020

GISC 419    GIS Programming    3 Hours

Learning the process of expanding GIS functionalities. Customizing a GIS system via computer programming. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): GISC 317 with a minimum grade of C

Course Fee: $50

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; summer 2022; fall 2022

GISC 423    GIS and Location Analytics    3 Hours

Explores selected issues related to urban applications of GIS. Developing analytical skills and knowledge in transportation, urban management, locational analysis and business geography. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): GISC 317 with a minimum grade of C

Course Fee: $50

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2022

GISC 443    GIS Databases    3 Hours

The concepts and principles of GIS database planning, design, implementation, and administration. Focuses on the development of state-of-the-art GIS databases. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): CS 170 with a minimum grade of C and GISC 417 with a minimum grade of C

Course Fee: $50

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020

GISC 477    Special Topics in GIS    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Applications of GIS technologies in selected technical areas such as 3D GIS and Enterprise GIS or directed research of a selected domain-specific problem. Repeatable once for credit. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): GISC 417 with a minimum grade of C and GISC 443 with a minimum grade of C

Course Fee: $10

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2022