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  • GEOG: Geography

    Physical Geography

    • GEOG 101
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

    Provides an overview of physical geography, including foundations of geography; solar energy, seasons, and the atmosphere; energy and global temperatures; atmospheric and oceanic circulation; and water and weather. Some sections may have a no-cost text book option.

    Intro To Cultural Geography

    • GEOG 105
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Studies the patterns of diversity and unity among the world's cultural groups. Examines the spatial interaction of society and how factors such as climate influence cultures by focusing on analysis of settlement, economics, politics, religion, language and other cultural phenomena. Includes globalization and the effects upon culture.

    Cartography

    • GEOG 211 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    An introduction to the different types of map projections, map design, and map production.Prerequisites: CS 101, GEOG 265

    Geographic Info Systems (Gis) I

    • GEOG 265 (P/T)
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter

    Introduces Geographic Information Systems (GIS) using ArcView desktop mapping software. Emphasizes the management of graphic and textual information within a single system. Uses ArcView's basic tools and object-oriented data structure to create charts, graphs, reports and layouts.

    Geodatabase Management

    • GEOG 267 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    This course provides an overview of the structure and capabilities of the geodatabase. Students learn how to create a geodatabase, migrate existing GIS data to a geodatabase, and edit and maintain data stored in a geodatabase. The course covers some advanced geodatabase topics including how to build a geodatabase topology: maintain data integrity using subtypes, attribute domains, and retationship classes: and create a geodatabase schema. In course exercises, students work with file geodatabases, learn how to migrate a personal geodatabase data to a file geodatabase and create various geodatabase components. Prerequisites: CS 101, GEOG 265

    Geographic Info Systems (Gis) II

    • GEOG 285 (P/T)
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Continues advanced study of Geographic Information Systems using Arc GIS mapping software. Works with a variety of techniques and software to collect and convert data between various formats, projections, and coordinate systems to produce data in usable forms. Prerequisites: GEOG 265.

    Remote Sensing

    • GEOG 286 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    From recent developments in digital image processing to the next generation of satellite systems, this comprehensive course introduces students to the latest developments in the field of remote sensing and image interpretation. The course examines the basics of analog image analysis while placing greater emphasis on digitally based systems and analysis techniques. The presentation is discipline neutral, so students in any field of study can gain a clear understandining of these systems and their virtually unlimited applications. Prerequisites: CS 120

    Geospatial Capstone Course

    • GEOG 295 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    The goal of the Geospatial Capstone Course is to integrate the GIS knowledge and skills learned from the prerequisite courses and apply them to an individual GIS project. The student will use the GIS functionality found within ESRI ArcGIS software as a tool to complete their project. Homework exercises will be completed using ArcGIS software. Prerequisites: CS 101, GEOG 265, GEOG 285

    GEOL: Geology

    Violent Earth

    • GEOL 148
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

    Covers basics of geoscience, with a focus on historical geology and catastrophic events, including: formation of the moon, volcanoes, earthquakes, mega-floods, mass extinctions, asteroid impacts, and life itself. Course is intended for non-science majors.

    GSCI: General Science

    Physical Science Physics

    • GSCI 104
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

    Surveys the general principles of physics. May include mechanics, electricity, heat, light, and nuclear physics. Intended for non-science majors. Lab required.

    Physical Science Chemistry

    • GSCI 105
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Spring

    Surveys the fundamentals of inorganic chemistry, including the importance of chemistry in our modern society. Provides practical experience in measurement, density, structure of atom, nuclear chemistry, energy and environmental issues. Intended for non-science majors. Lab required.

    Physical Science Geology

    • GSCI 106
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall

    Introduces minerals and rocks, and a survey of the principles of geology, erosion, plate tectonics and the structure of the earth. Intended for non-science majors. Lab and/or field trip required.

    Physical Science Astronomy

    • GSCI 107
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Winter, Spring

    Includes solar and galactic astronomy, a study of the sun, planets, stars and galaxies, and modern discoveries in the field of astronomy. Intended for non-science majors. Lab required. Some sections may have a low-cost text book option.

    Physical Science Oceanography

    • GSCI 108
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Introduces the physical, chemical, geological, and biological processes which occur in the oceans. Intended for non-science majors. Lab and/or field trip required.

    Physical Science Meteorology

    • GSCI 109
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

    Introduces the composition and structure of our atmosphere. Provides the factors and concepts that control weather and the production of wind, precipitation, clouds, storms, and climate change. Intended for non-science majors. Lab required.

    Physical Science Energy

    • GSCI 110
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Winter, Spring

    Surveys the various energy sources used in our society, including fossil fuels, nuclear power, and renewable energy sources. Addresses environmental and societal issues, energy conservation and efficiency, transportation, pollution, climate science and global effects. Intended for non-science majors. Lab required.

    Medical Terminology I

    • GSCI 161 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Spring

    Examines the pronunciation, spelling, origin, meaning, and usage of scientific terms employed by health care professionals. Emphasizes human anatomical terminology. Intended for students preparing for careers in the health professions. Some sections may have a low-cost or no-cost text book option.

    Medical Terminology II

    • GSCI 162
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Winter, Spring

    Presents advanced vocabulary, extending and reinforcing those terms acquired in Medical Terminology I. Some sections may have a low-cost or no-cost text book option. Prerequisites: GSCI 161 or instructor permission.

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