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Mapping Environmental Issues (ENV-210)

Semester: Fall 2020
Number: 0125-210-001
Instructor: Salvatore Scimeca
Days: Tuesday 3:05 pm - 5:35 pm
Note: Online, Both synchronous and asynchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3

Online Synchronous Meetings Tuesdays 3:05-5:35 Pm.

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This course addresses the spatial aspects of key environmental topics. It provides an overview of these issues and an introduction to the software, analysis techniques and theoretical approaches used to address them. Potential topics include the spatial scale of population, water availability or environmental justice. (Learning Goals:L)

Learning Goals:   Course ObjectivesAfter successfully completing this course, you will be able to:1. Explain the components and functions of geographic information systems, in both practical and conceptual terms.2. Describe the characteristics of spatial data and spatial data representation.3. Apply appropriate GIS and spatial analysis to analyze and solve basic spatial problems.4. Create cartographically sound maps that present the results of data manipulation and analysis.5. Identify sources of geographic data and assess that data in terms of its usefulness, accuracy, and potential.6. Identify appropriate uses of GIS methodologies and analytical techniques.7. Edit and create geospatial data.8. Plan and complete small GIS based research projects.

*The learning goals displayed here are those for one section of this course as offered in a recent semester, and are provided for the purpose of information only. The exact learning goals for each course section in a specific semester will be stated on the syllabus distributed at the start of the semester, and may differ in wording and emphasis from those shown here.

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