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Columbus State University

Geography Courses

GEOG 3215. Intermediate Geographic Systems (3-2-4) This course introduces students to more advanced topics in GIS. In the course, students critically examine the art and science of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related geospatial technologies. Students will engage in geographic analysis that meets the need of a community organization. Students will be expected to apply the geographic analysis process with GIS and related geospatial technologies to a specific geographical problem and create articulated reports and high-quality maps and graphics.

GEOG 3828. GIS Module Independent Study (0-0-{1-6}) Prerequisite: GEOG 2215 and consent of department chair. This course allows advanced students in GIS to develop an analytical approach to spatial problems tailored to their personal interests. A series of course modules embracing that interest is negotiated by the student and instructor with a goal of 15 hours of course work for each hour of course credit. Typically this course will be taken for four credit hours and approximately 20 course modules will be required for its completion. Students in this course work independently under close faculty supervision. (S/U grading.)

GEOG 5128. Selected Topics in Geography (3-0-3) Prerequisite: GEOG 1101 and HIST 3125 with a grade of "C" or better for undergraduate students. Various topics selected from any of the subfields of geography. May be taken twice for credit with different topics.

GEOG 5215. Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3-2-4) Prerequisite: GEOG 2215 and GEOG 3215. This course is a hybrid seminar/discussion and lab/fieldwork course that allows students to critically examine advanced topics and readings in GIS and related geospatial technologies. Students will work with ArcGIS and related geospatial technologies so they can engage in advanced geographic analysis and geospatial thinking to address their own research interests. The class will emphasize GIS and geospatial technologies as a process in which geographic questions can be answered with spatial thinking and GIS tools.