GEOG 204 – Introduction to GIS for the Social Sciences
To manipulate database and spatial information and to create GIS based illustrations and maps. This lab-based introductory course will provide a foundation in GIS for Social Scientists. Students will incorporate data searching and acquisition, manipulation of information in spreadsheets, reviewing quality of data, spatial properties of geographic information, linking meta-data to spatial features, basic cartographic techniques and map production.
GEOG 205 – Cartography & Geomatics
This course examines the types of geographic data, methods of data gathering, storage, manipulation and display. This includes elements of surveying, cartography, aerial photography, GIS and remote sensing.
GEOG 300 – Geographical Information Systems
This course provides an introduction to GIS technology, data input, analysis, database management and output; digital terrain models and data integration. considered.
GEOG 413/613 – Advanced GIS
A project oriented course following on from GEOG 300-3 and including topics such as spatial data set construction, data conversion, advanced digital elevation modeling, visualization and integration of raster imagery.
GEOG 432/632 – Remote Sensing
Digital processing of satellite imagery and integration with raster and vector GIS technology in natural resources and remote sensing of the environment. Topics include sensor platforms and data collection, pre-processing, enhancement, classification, change detection, multi-data integration and vectorization.
This project-oriented course focuses on advanced classification procedures incorporating digital elevation data, fuzzy and object-oriented classification, and new millennium data sources including ASTER, RADAR, MODIS, LiDAR and high-resolution scenes. Repeat imagery is used to assess local and global changes in land cover, oceanic, atmospheric and/or cryospheric environments.
GEOG 499/799 – Independent Studies
Concentration on a particular topic agreed upon by a member of the faculty and the student (maximum 6 credit hours).
NREM 400 – Natural Resources & Environment Management
Natural resource management planning processes to include crown land and different lease arrangements as well as private land. Inventory, public involvement, implementation, monitoring, and assessing resource values.
ENPL 303 – Spatial Planning with Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Methods from geographical information science can be used in various ways in spatial planning. The course provides knowledge about the methods from GIS and decision support systems that are most important to planners. The laboratories demonstrate how decision support systems are used within various fields of spatial planning. Emphasis is placed upon urban and rural planning issues and location analysis techniques.
The course explores the power that geographical information systems and databases can bring to location analysis and decision support for infrastructure. The students are expected to have taken a basic course introductory course in GIS. Using this background knowledge the students are expected to expand there GIS and analysis skills
ENPL 305 – Environmental Impact Assessment
Analysis of environmental impact statements and their legal framework; methods of environmental assessment.
ENSC 200 – Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering
This course introduces Environmental Engineering by introducing principles, applications, and design concepts pertinent to water quality and pollution, drinking and waste water treatment, solid and hazardous waste management, and air pollution and control. Additionally, the course includes some fundamental engineering concepts, such as the centroid of a body and composite bodies, moments, and Mohr’s circle. Lab sessions include an introduction to computer-based engineering analysis and design tools such as speadsheets, CAD and GIS.