Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Learn how spatial analysis and visualization is used to address real-world problems in a diversity of fields. This project-based course introduces students to the process of geospatial research and its applications to a range of disciplines and industries, including natural resource management, conservation, climate change resilience and adaptation, and urban planning.

Topics for Fall 2024 include:

  • Education in South Carolina
  • Earthquakes in California
  • Mapping historic structures in Peru
  • Preventing cougar vehicle deaths

Course Details:

GEOG 305: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Tuesday/Thursday 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

$50 course fee

Who is this course for?

Anyone with sophomore status or above interested in how spatial data is used to answer real-world problems. Students from any discipline are welcome and will have the opportunity to apply concepts to a topic within their discipline. 

What else should I know?

GIS is a valued skill in both academic and industry settings. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have experience carrying out geospatial research from start to finish. The course also fulfills the technology requirement.