2019-2020 Catalog

GEO 150 Geographic Information Science I

This course focuses on teaching students how to access, integrate, and quantitatively evaluate many types of spatial information using different methods of analysis. Students use GIS software to understand, explore, and analyze information from a variety of sources, with an emphasis on understanding the geography of environmental health and the relationships between multiple determining factors. Students will learn fundamentals of geography and cartography, GIS techniques in quantitative spatial analysis, and introductory spatial statistics as applied to vector-based data. The tools and skills used in this course, and the analytical problem-solving projects used in laboratory and project assignments, will provide them with a means to better understand the environmental health risk and epidemiology, and enhance their ability to make informed and quantitative comparisons. (Students are encouraged to enroll in UEP 201, a course that explores how environmental factors impact human and ecological health).


4 units


GEO 150L

Core Requirements Met

  • Laboratory Science