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|GIS 246 - GIS 2|
Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to: 1. Apply analytical skills to social phenomena in order to understand human behavior: Use US census data, other data, and environmental data to analyze and visualize human interactions and human development related to: food insecurity, flood and tsunami hazards, and tree canopy cover. 2. Apply knowledge and experience to foster personal growth and better appreciate the diverse social world in which we live: Use US census data, other data, and environmental data to analyze and visualize human interactions and human development related to: food insecurity, flood and tsunami hazards, and tree canopy cover. 3. Understand the role of individuals and institutions within the context of society: Students will: Students will: understand the information and analysis on decision making. 4. Assess different theories and concepts, and understand the distinctions between empirical and other methods of inquiry. Students will: discus ethics and the use of data as it relates to: public access, human tracking, public safety. 5. Utilize appropriate information literacy skills in written and oral communication. Students will be able to choose appropriate information/data needed to address specific problems. They will be able to evaluate information /data accuracy and adjust necessary data parameters. Students will discuss the ethical dilemmas related to the creation and use of spatial data and its impact on: The GIS profession, GIS colleagues, and the public. 6. Understand the diversity of human experience and thought, individually and collectively. Students will: evaluate social data to summarize community demographics. 7. Apply knowledge and skills to contemporary problems and issues. Students will: collect, edit, and analysis data that focus on real-world hazards – earthquake, tsunami or flood – to determine needs for social support and infrastructure upgrades.
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