Geospatial Information Science Course Descriptions

GISC 2301 (GISC 2301) Introduction to Geospatial Information Science (3 semester hours) A broad introduction to geospatial information science, including GIS, remote sensing, GPS, spatial data analysis, cartography, and other topics. (2-2) Y

GISC 2302 (GISC 2302) Introduction to Geodesy (3 semester hours) Introduction to the basic ideas and techniques of datums, map projections, coordinate systems, and so forth. (3-0) Y

GISC 3301 (GISC 3301) Introduction to Remote Sensing (3 semester hours) Topics include principles of remote sensing and sensors, image visualization and statistics, radiometric and geometric correction, enhancement, classification, change detection, and innovative image processing approaches. (3-0) Y

GISC 3323 Geographic Information Systems (3 semester hours) Provides an introduction to Geographic Information Systems, a software technology for the storage, analysis and display of spatial information. Specific GIS methods are covered for use in a variety of different applications areas and disciplines, including public administration, criminology, demographic, economic and marketing analysis, transportation studies, and environmental/geological applications. Industry standard GIS software tools are used to apply these methods. (Same as PA 3323 and SOCS 3323) (3-0) Y

GISC 4101 Exploring Geographic Information Systems (1 semester hour) A two day weekend workshop designed to provide GIS neophytes with a basic introduction to GIS spatial analysis theories and software techniques. May not be taken for credit by GISC majors. (1-0) S

GISC 4V96 Selected Topics in Geography (1-3 semester hours) Subject matter will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit (9 hour maximum). (3-0) R

GISC 4V97 Independent Study in Geospatial Information Science (1-6 semester hours) Independent study under a faculty member’s direction. May be repeated for credit. (6 hours maximum) Consent of instructor required. ([1-6]-0) S

GISC 4V98 Internship (1-6 semester hours) May be repeated for credit up to a total of six semester credit hours. Consent of instructor required. This course can only be taken Pass/Fail. ([1-6]-0) S

GISC 4V99 Senior Honors in Geospatial Information Science (3 semester hours) For students conducting independent research for honors thesis or projects. May be repeated for credit (6 hours maximum). Consent of instructor required. ([1-6]-0) S