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GEO 1101 Human Geography

This course will analyze the spatial patterns of human activities including settlement patterns, population, distribution of languages and religions and their interactions with the environment.
3 Credit Hours

GEO 1102 Physical Geography

Analysis of the principle spheres of earth - atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere; an explanation of processes involved in shaping the earth's physical environment. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

GEO 1103 Introduction to Geographic Information System I

This is Part I of the introduction to the basic theoretical as well as practical concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Students will learn the basics of ArcMap and ArcCatalog and explore how these applications interrelate in a complete GIS software system. Through computer lab tutorials and homework assignments, students will learn to use ArcGIS. One classroom, two lab hours.
2 Credit Hours

GEO 1104 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems II

Part II is an Introduction to the basic theoretical as well as practical concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Students will continue to learn the basics of ArcMap and ArcCatalog and explore how these applications interrelate in a complete GIS software system. Through lessons and labs, students will learn to use ArcGIS and work through an independent mapping project.
2 Credit Hours

GEO 1105 Geospatial Awareness

Introduction to the fundamental concepts of Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS &T) including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems(GPS), cartography, remote sensing, and spatial analysis. Exploration of how geospatial technologies are used in addressing human and environmental issues. Overview of careers in Geospatial Technology.
1 Credit Hour

GEO 1107 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Introduction to the basic theoretical as well as practical concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Students will learn the basics of ArcMap and ArcCatalog and explore how these applications interrelate in a complete GIS software system through exercises, labs and a final project. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

GEO 1201 World Regional Geography

This course examines the different regions of the world based on their human and physical characteristics, and their economic and political organizations.
3 Credit Hours

GEO 1206 Appalachian Environment

Overview of the various geographic aspects of the rural and urban Appalachian region, including physiography and geology; migration and settlement patterns; historical development and cultural diffusion; and population characteristics and economy.
3 Credit Hours

GEO 1208 Geography of the Middle East

This course takes a spatial look at the Middle East and expands the global perspective by providing knowledge and insight into one of the most significant regions of the world.
3 Credit Hours

GEO 1209 Introduction to Cartography

This course is an introduction to the science and art of map making. From the history and principles of thematic map compilation and design, basics of map projections, data sources and processing, map color, symbolization and topography to common types and styles of thematic maps. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

GEO 1212 Geospatial Data Acquisition & Management

This course addresses the interpretation and understanding of a variety of data formats available in GIS. Introduces the fundamental concepts of primary GIS data creation and discusses quantitative techniques for collection, classification, and management of geographical data. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

GEO 1215 Introduction to Remotely Sensed Imagery

This course is an introduction to remote sensing. Topics include fundamentals of the physical principles on which remote sensing is based, history and future trends, sensors and their characteristics, image data sources, and image classification, interpretation and analysis techniques. Two classroom. two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

GEO 2210 Advanced Spatial Analysis

This course will focus on GIS extensions to apply more complex functions and tools of ArcGIS. Students will learn how to utilize ArcGIS Network Analyst and Spatial Analyst tools to create, query and analyze data sets. Students will also learn to use GPS technology to collect data, build databases and prepare data for analysis using more advanced geodatabase tools. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

GEO 2297 Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours

GEO 2310 Scripting Language for GIS

The course provides an understanding of how to customize GIS software applications by way of modified service interface elements. Topics include the theory and implementation of the various scripting languages currently in use. Upon completion, students will be able to solve geospatial problems and streamline GIS workflows through the creation and modification of scripts.
3 Credit Hours

GEO 2600 Geospatial Technology Capstone

The capstone is a learning experience resulting in a consolidation of a student's educational experience and certifies mastery of entry level workplace geospatial competencies. The capstone experience should occur during the last semester of the student's educational program. Methods of providing a capstone experience include a summative project and compilation of portfolio.
3 Credit Hours

GEO 2700 Geospatial Technology Internship

A structured experience in a supervised setting that provides students with an overview of procedural, professional and ethical issues faced by a geospatial technician on the job. Ten hours per week per credit hour.
1 - 4 Credit Hours