Jun 24, 2024  
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

JUS 4342 - GIS Concepts and Techniques

Credits: 3 hrs
The course will introduce students to spatial and temporal analysis and other technologies, such as GIS, which are used as tools in analyzing, tracking, and presenting data such as information on crime, economic conditions, inequality, and community risk and protective factors. Students will learn how to gather and analyze demographic information and other data to better understand relationships and possible applications in the context of community problem-solving. The student will obtain hands-on experience of display, analysis and presentation of mapping functions using the latest GIS software. The student will also be given an introduction to the fundamental concepts of geographical informaiton science (geographic data acquisition, representation, analysis, and interpretation). Technologies reviewed include topographic mapping, global positioning systems, aerial photography, and satellite remote sensing. Assignments will be geared toward analysis of data and decision-making.
Pre-requisite(s): JUS 2301 , SOC 2301 , SOC 2326 , POS 2311