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Interdisciplinary Applications of Geographic Information Systems

This course examines the theory and methods of computer-based Geographic Information Systems [GIS] and their application to interdisciplinary topics such as urban and regional planning and environmental management. Students learn to collect and display various types of spatial data. Interpretation and analysis of spatial data are also emphasized. Through individual and group projects, students are encouraged to explore political, economic, sociological, and/or scientific topics that might benefit from spatial analysis. Lecture, discussion, computer laboratory, and possible field study.

Course Number

ENVS 258 C1


Swanson, Susan K.





Course Format


Course Format Description

Synchronous online lectures, discussions, and other activities, as described in the course syllabus and during the course hours each morning. Students are also expected to attend synchronous problem-solving sessions. In-person sessions will occur in small cohorts in the classroom. Online sessions will be available for students studying remotely.

Time Slot

All Morning



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