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Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POLS 3702 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Credits: 3

Applied skills in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are required for many entry-level careers in public and private sector planning, engineering, public health, community development and natural-resource management. This course is an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for undergraduate students. This course has three objectives: (1) to familiarize students with the application of GIS software and provide experience working with common sources of spatial data and analysis techniques. (2) To produce intelligent consumers of spatial information to recognize the perils of misrepresenting spatial data and the real-world implications of bad maps. (3) To prepare students for a job market that demands GIS skills and spatial literacy.