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Courses - Geographic Information Science Courses - GISC Graduate Level

601. Geospatial Professionalism (1)

Survey of core concepts underlying geographic information science and focus on professional development. A grade of C or better is required.
Letter grade only (A-F). A grade of "C" or better is required for students to progress in the MS GISci program.

602. Applied GIS (2-4)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: GISC 601
Explores geographic information systems for spatial query, analysis, and modeling in natural and human environments. Focuses on geospatial professional development, analytic techniques, GIS-based management and problem solving, and responsible use of geospatial technologies.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab). Repeatable up to 4 units.

603. Cartographic Visualization (2-4)

Prerequisites: GISC 601
Provides advanced theory and techniques for presentation cartography including communication, visualization, terrain representation, animation, and color.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lecture, 2hours lab). Repeatable up to 4 units.

604. Enterprise GIS Development (2-4)

Prerequisites/Corequisite: GISC 601
Provides a comprehensive overview of the enterprise geographic information system development process. Focuses specifically on geospatial data acquisition, management, and dissemination methods which utilize geodatabase functionality and custom developed mapping applications.
Letter grade only (A-F). Repeatable up to 4 units.

605. Programming for Geospatial Professionals (2-4)

Prerequisites/Corequisite: GISC 601
Provides training in the use of GIS-relevant programming languages. Students will learn fundamentals of object oriented programming, application development, basic coding, and will complete a project where they develop a GIS utility.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab). Repeatable up to 4 units.

606. Applied Remote Sensing (2-4)

Prerequisites/Corequisite: GISC 601
Principles and concepts of remote sensing and digital image processing are presented and applied. Students extract information from satellite and other data sources, focusing on enhancement and extraction techniques within the visible and near-infrared portions of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab). Repeatable up to 4 units.

607. Project Orientation and Support (2)

Prerequisites/Corequisites: GISC 601, GISC 602, GISC 603, GISC 604, GISC 605, GISC 606; or advisor consent.
Develop skills necessary to complete the applied project. Specific focus on proposal development and writing. Review of research methods and project deliverables. A grade of "C" or better is required for students to progress to GISC 608.
Letter grade only (A-F). RP Grading.

608. Applied Project (4)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): GISC 601, GISC 602, GISC 603, GISC 604, GISC 605, GISC 606, and a letter grade or "RP" in GISC 607; or advisor consent.
Students demonstrate analytical, technical, business and interpersonal competencies acquired through the program in a project-focused learning experience. Planning, preparation and completion of an applied geospatial project for the master's degree.
Letter grade only (A-F). RP Grading.


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