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Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

The Department of Physical and Earth Sciences offers core courses and an area of concentration in geographic information systems (GIS) within the MPA degree program, and supporting courses for the MA with a major in liberal studies.  Please refer to the Liberal Studies and Public Administration sections of this website for application materials required, admission requirements, and program requirements these programs.

Geographical Information Systems Courses

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510.    Introduction to Spatial Analysis (3). An overview of geographic information systems and a foundation in map coordinate systems, map projections, and map scale.
570.    Advanced Topics in Spatial Analysis (3,3). Advanced GIS instruction and work in a variety of topics such as imagery interpretation and classification, surface modeling, spatial manipulation languages, and statistical analysis of spatial data. Can be taken twice for credit.
580.    Directed Research (3). Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

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