Course Descriptions 2018-2019 by Santa Monica Community College

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240 santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 gis 23 intermediate geographic information systems 3 units transfer csu • prerequisite geography 20 or gis 20 formerly same course as cis 23 this course emphasizes gis principles and methodology used in both the private and public sectors hands-on applications using both raster and vector data and technology will expose students to more advanced understanding of gis students will learn various methods of data acquisition including global positioning systems gps as well as the world wide web the add-on modules extend the analytical capabilities of arcmap and allow input of map features and conversion of feature themes from raster to vector this course will also provide an introduction to several of arcmap’s extension including spatial analyst and 3d analyst students will complete a model builder to be used in siting new solar sites spatial analysis will include slope and aspect maps neighborhood and zone analysis the course will present single and multi-layer statistical operations including classification coordination and modeling analysis gis 23 is the same course as geography 23 students may receive credit for one but not both course descriptions gis 25 introduction to cartography 3 units transfer csu • prerequisite none this course provides a general introduction to cartography broadly defined as the art science and ethics of map making and map use the emphases include map scale map projection reference and thematic map reading symbolization and map design a variety of modern geospatial technologies and tools are covered including geographic information systems gis global positioning system gps remote sensing and web mapping the course includes both lecture and hands-on application geography 25 is the same course as gis 25 students may earn credit for one but not both gis 26 introduction to remote sensing 3 units transfer csu • prerequisite none this course introduces students to the basic concepts of remote sensing characteristics of remote sensors and remote sensing applications in academic disciplines and professional industries emphases are placed on remote sensing data acquisition digital image processing and interpretation the course is designed for students interested in the earth observing system environmental monitoring techniques and image analysis gis 26 is the same course as geography 26 students may earn credit for one but not both gis 27 applications in geographic information systems 3 units transfer csu • prerequisite none • advisory gis 20 or geography 20 this course focuses on utilizing geographic information systems gis in real world applications such as disaster management crime analysis environmental sustainability analysis and marketing students will use arcgis and other open source gis software to process analyze and map geospatial data extract geospatial information and develop geospatial wisdom emphases are placed on developing geospatial thinking and utilizing gis to answer geospatial questions geography geography is the science of studying human and physical attributes on the surface of the earth these attributes may be marks of human occupation properties of some natural environment or both geographers ask the questions “where” and “why there” with an interest in describing and explaining the various ways in which people have made earth their home at scales ranging from the local to the global geography is an integrative discipline whose interests in space and place and whose perspectives from both environmental and social sciences foster a greater understanding of the interrelationships between the human and physical worlds the use of geo-spatial technologies including geographic information science gis remote sensing rs and global positioning systems gps are now widely used in the visualization measurement and analysis of earth’s physical features and human societies as well as the interaction between them geog 1 physical geography 3 units transfer uc csu c-id geog 110 igetc area 5 physical sciences non-lab • prerequisite none • skills advisory eligibility for english 1 maximum credit allowed for geography 1 and 5 is one course 4 units this course surveys the distribution and relationships of environmental elements in our atmosphere lithosphere hydrosphere and biosphere including weather climate water resources landforms soils natural vegetation and wildlife focus is on the systems and cycles of our natural world including the effects of the sun and moon on environmental processes and the roles played by humans geog 2 introduction to human geography 3 units transfer uc csu c-id geog 120 igetc area 4 social behavioral sciences • prerequisite none • skills advisory eligibility for english 1 this course is a study of humanity and its planetary home of distinctive places spaces landscapes and environments the course systematically considers geographic patterns processes and issues beginning with the basic questions of where and why there specific topics examined include human population change and migration agriculture and food systems urban-economic development cultural and environmental change in an age of globalization with specific attention paid to language religion ethnic identity and biodiversity and international geopolitics geog 3 weather and climate 3 units transfer uc csu c-id geog 130 igetc area 5 physical sciences non-lab • prerequisite none this course is a survey of the earth’s atmosphere with special reference to the causes and regional distribu-