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An interdisciplinary program available to all academic majors at The University of Montana - Missoula

Course Descriptions (2013-2014)

Autumn 2013 Offerings

U FORS 284 Intro to GIS & Cartography 3 cr. Offered every term. A practical introduction to the use of geographic information systems for storing, retrieving, analyzing and displaying spatial data.

U GPHY 381 Principles of Digital Cartography 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., GPHY 105 or consent of instr.; coreq., GPHY 382. Concepts, principles, and methods of cartography as applied to computerized mapping and geographical information systems. Topics include history of cartography, basic geodesy, map projections, coordinate systems, map compilation, generalization, and design.

U GPHY 382 Digital Cartography Laboratory 1 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., GPHY 105; coreq., GPHY 381. Laboratory to accompany GPHY 381.

UG GPHY 385 Field Techniques 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., MATH 117, GEOG 102N, and GEOG 105 or consent of instr. Field techniques used by geographers and planners in making field observations and in collecting data.

UG GPHY 468 Community and Regional Analysis 3 cr. Offered autumn even-numbered years. Prereq., MATH 117 (or higher) or consent of instr. Coreq GPHY 469. Socio-demographic analysis of communities and regions: population, employment, and spatial interaction. A hands-on course designed for future planners, GIS analysts, and others

UG GPHY 469 Planning and Analysis Laboratory 1 cr. Offered autumn even-numbered years. Coreq., GPHY 468. Lab to accompany GPHY 468.

UG GPHY 487 Remote Sensing/Raster GIS 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., GPHY 381 and 382 and MATH 241 (or higher) or consent of instr. Coreq., GPHY 489. Procedures for processing and analyzing digital satellite and air photo images for topographic and environmental mapping by means of a raster Geographical Information System.

UG GPHY 489 Cartography/GIS Laboratory 1 cr. (R-4) Offered autumn. Coreq., GPHY 468 or 486 or 487 or 488. Lab to accompany cartography and GIS courses.

G GPHY 588 Vector GIS 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., consent of instr.; coreq., GPHY 589. Applications of GIS in human geography. Mapping and map analysis methods employing census data, TIGER Files, city and county data bases, county surveyors maps, and others. Theory, concepts, and practices of GIS focusing on the vector data model.

G GPHY 589 Cartography/GIS Laboratory 1 cr. (R-4) Offered autumn and spring. Laboratory to accompany GPHY 587 or 588.

U CSCI 250 Computer Modeling for Science Majors 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., basic computer and spreadsheet literacy; coreq., M 162 or 171 (MATH 150 or 152). An introduction to computer modeling in the sciences using spreadsheets and a programming language. Integrates principles of math, computer science and science.

Intersession 2014 Offerings

UG ANTY 452 GIS in Archaeology 3 cr. Prereq., ANTY 250S (ANTH 250S). Anthropological and archaelolgical data acquistion, management, and analysis using Geographic Information Systmes (GIS) tools and techniques.

Spring 2014 Offerings

U FORS 284 Intro to GIS & Cartography 3 cr. Offered every term. A practical introduction to the use of geographic information systems for storing, retrieving, analyzing and displaying spatial data.

U FORS 350 Geographic Information Systems and Applications 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq. or coreq. FOR 250. Introduction to the basic concepts and techniques of computerized spatial data management and analysis systems and their applications to natural resource management.

U FORS 351 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., M 151 (MATH 121). The theory and application of photo- and electro-optical remote sensing for mapping resources and developing information systems.

UG GPHY 486 Transportation, Planning and GIS 3cr. 

UG GPHY 491 GIS Applications 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., GPHY 381  or consent of instr.; coreq., GPHY 489 . Communicating and analyzing topical information with maps. Choropleth maps, dot maps, proportional figure maps, isarithmic maps, and others. Includes computer mapping and GIS exercises.

G FORS 505 Sampling Methods 3cr.

G GPHY 564 Planning Design 3cr.

G GPHY 580 Seminar in GIS and Cartography 3 cr. (R-9) Offered spring. Prereq., consent of instr. Seminar topics in cartography and GIS. Applications to advanced studies in human and physical geography.

G 589 Cartography/GIS Laboratory 1 cr. (R-4) Offered autumn and spring. Laboratory to accompany GPHY 587 or 588 .