Great Basin College

GIS 320, 3 credits

Time/Location: Online

Prerequisites: GIS 103 (now GIS 109) or instructor approval

Catalog Description: Basic techniques for geographic analysis and summary of business or community problems. Finding patterns and relationships in tabular data is emphasized. Popular relationships in tabular and spatial data is emphasized. Popular geographic information systems software will be used for demonstration and for projects. Students will work in teams to identify a problem and to collect data for visualization and analysis of the problem. To present findings, students will create a map layout.

Class website: webcampus

Instructor:       Bruce Piper; bpiper@gwmail.gbcnv.edu

 I do check email over weekends. 

Required Text: none

Learner Outcomes: The student will demonstrate through class participation, worksheets, class discussion, projects, and testing that he/she has basic knowledge and understanding of:

Instructional Methods: On-line course.

Late Policy: Assignments are due Sundays. Any assignment turned in after that day will be counted as 1 day late.  Each week that an assignment is late, a late penalty of 10% of the total points available for that assignment will be deducted.

For example, a project worth 50 possible points, with 39 points earned, would be deducted an additional 10 points for a grade of 29 points after being 1 week late (50 * 20% = 10 points).

Percentage range

Letter Grade

100-94

A

93-90

A-

87-89

B+

83-86

B

80-82

B-

77-79

C+

73-76

C

70-72

C-

67-69

D+

63-66

D

60-62

D-

0-59

F

Grading Policy:  I use a cumulative points system. This class is worth a total of 1000 points.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Modules / Final Project:

  1. At the completion of each on-line course module the student needs to provide an exported product in PDF format to the instructor.
  2. The final project will be provided by the instructor along with instructions on what the student will need to provide for grading.
  3. The student will need to provide a copy of their final certificate of completion from the ESRI Virtual Campus website.

 

General Policies

Computer Lab: Use of GBC computer labs is a privilege and not a right. Students are advised to abide by lab rules that are posted in the labs and on the GBC web page.

Academic Integrity: Students are expected to adhere to the Student Conduct Policy as outlined in the 2005-2006 GBC general catalog, page 27. Cheating and/or plagiarism will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

Accommodations: GBC supports providing equal access for students with disabilities. An advisor is available to discuss appropriate accommodations with students. Please contact the ADA Officer (Julie Byrnes at 775-753-2271) at your earliest convenience to request timely and appropriate accommodations.