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Geographic Information Systems Immersion

As the world grows in complexity and interconnectedness, new challenges arise in visually representing, reasoning, and making sense of spatially-oriented problems and data. The geographic information systems immersion allows students to study geographic problem solving and scientific inquiry from an interdisciplinary perspective of interactive, digital mapping tools and related digital data problem solving technologies. Students are introduced to geographic mapping concepts and theory, digital cartography, geographic problem solving with geospatial and related computer tools, geospatial technology ethics and application of GIS to global problems such as natural disasters. This immersion is closed to students majoring in web and mobile computing, human centered computing, and computing and information technologies.

Course
Required Courses
ISTE-382 Introduction to Geospatial Technologies
ISTE-384 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Electives
Choose one of the following:
   ENGL-422    Maps, Places and Spaces
   ISTE-120    Computational Problem Solving in the Information Domain I
   ISTE-230    Introduction to Database and Data Modeling
   ISTE-386    Spatial Problem Solving and Algorithms
   ISTE-484    Thematic Cartography and Geovisualization
   STSO-550    Sustainable Communities