GSP 370 Syllabus
Author: Nicolas R. Malloy
Welcome to Intermediate Geographic Information Science!
The Intermediate Geographic Information Science course serves as a bridge between the highly structured, lower division, Geographic Information Science (GSP 270) course, and the highly self-reliant format of the upper division courses, including Advance Geographic Information Science (GSP 470) and Spatial Modeling (GSP 570). It has an applied focus, with students completing a geospatial research project from start to finish. Deliverables include a written proposal, a written report, and a communication and design element in the form of a web-based story map.
- For the 16-week online or hybrid course, this amounts to 9 hours per week.
- For the online 8-week 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
- Critical & Analytical Thinking
- Creative Thinking
- Positioning & Data Acquisition
- Analysis & Modeling
This course includes components related to field work and data collection. The hallmark of this course is a geospatial research and mapping project that you 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.