GSP 101 Syllabus
Author: Nicolas R. Malloy
Welcome to Geospatial Concepts!
Geospatial Concepts is the gateway to the remainder of the Geospatial Sciences Curriculum at Humboldt State University. The course topics include the history and fundamental concepts common among all the geospatial sciences. The course also covers the introductory material and practices specific to each geospatial discipline that follows.
- For the 16-week online course, this amounts to 9 hours per week.
- For the 8-week online course, this amounts to 18 hours per week.
The course content focuses on the academic, workplace, and industry sector competencies outlined in the U.S. Department of Labor Geospatial Technology Competency Model, including:
- Core Geospatial Abilities and Knowledge
- Working with Tools & Technology
- Planning and Organizing
- Creative Thinking
- Problem Solving
- Positioning & Data Acquisition
Though the course is online, it includes components related to fieldwork and data collection. The hallmark of this course is a geospatial data collection and mapping project that students will plan and execute from start to finish.
Navigating the Course Syllabus
This course syllabus provides students with detailed information about the course components and formats, such as grading methods, course policies, instructional videos, and the course calendar. While reading, students can navigate through pages in this using the numbered pagination links at the bottom, or by using the menu system located on the right.