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SLCC Catalog

   
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog
Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Feb 25, 2018
 
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog

Course Descriptions

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Course Numbering Information:
Courses at SLCC are identified by an alphabetic prefix (two to four letters) followed by a four-digit number. Numbers beginning with a “1” generally indicate a course designed primarily for freshmen (such as ENGL 1010 ); numbers beginning with a “2” generally indicate courses designed primarily for sophomores (such as MATH 2010 ); numbers beginning with a “0” generally indicate preparatory courses that are non-transferable (such as WRTG 0990 ).

 

Geography

  
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    GEOG 1000 - Physical Geography (PS)

    Credits: 3
    A scientific and spatial understanding of natural processes that shape the surface of our planet and the systems that exist between the atmosphere, climate, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere within the context of the human environment.


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    GEOG 1300 - Regional Geography (ID)

    Credits: 3
    The study of the cohesive elements that constitute the major cultural regions of the world. Course includes, but is not limited to the introduction and analysis of contemporary cultural, political, economic, and environmental issues.


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    GEOG 1400 - Human Geography (ID)

    Credits: 3
    The thematic study of human activity (population, religion, language, migration, industry) and the global distribution of these activities.


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    GEOG 1600 - Intro to Geographic Science

    Credits: 3
    This course will provide students will a strong understanding of the complex interaction between the physical and cultural environments of geography along with an understanding of the geospatial technologies, spatial pattern recognition, and methodology used in geographic science.


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    GEOG 1700 - Natural Disasters (PS)

    Credits: 3
    Course introduces natural disasters and the related energy and processes which cause them. An awareness of the impact on human activity is an integral component, investigating methods of prevention, preparation, and mitigation of damage.


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    GEOG 1780 - Remote Sensing of Earth (PS)

    Credits: 3
    Using the geospatial technology of satellite imagery, this hands-on course will investigate land-cover patterns of the physical and social environmental spatially and historically. Topics include: electromagnetic principles, sensors and their characteristics, image data sources, and image classification, interpretation, and analysis. Online students need access to Microsoft Windows.

    Additional Course Fee Required


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    GEOG 1800 - Mapping Our World (ID)

    Credits: 3
    Introduction to the fundamentals of Geospatial Technology, including Geographic Information Science (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), cartography, remote sensing, and spatial analysis through a series of hands-on computer-based exercises. Participants will learn how to utilize geospatial technology to address social and environmental issues. Online students need access to Microsoft Windows.

    Additional Course Fee Required


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    GEOG 1820 - Intermediate GIS

    Credits: 4
    Course builds on the skills and concepts covered in GEOG 1800 with a hands-on focus on coordinate systems, vector models, raster models, data acquisition, spatial data accuracy, attribute data management, cartographic concepts, primary and secondary source data, geocoding and geoprocessing skill sets.

    Prerequisite: GEOG 1800
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    GEOG 1850 - Environmental Field Studies

    Credits: 3
    GIS is applied to basic interpretation of the interrelationships inherent among the physical, cultural, and technological footprints of a region. Field study area may be at a local, national, or international scale.

    Prerequisite: GIS 1800 or concurrently, or instructor approval


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    GEOG 1900 - Special Projects

    Credits: 1-3
    With instructor as facilitator, students develop and pursue an individualized curriculum, using ArcView/GIS procedures.

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    GEOG 2000 - Geography Co-Op

    Credits: 2-4
    Cooperative education represents flexibility and alternative opportunities for students to complete portions of their educational goals through new learning associated with study related internships/employment.

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval


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    GEOG 2100 - Cartography & Visualization

    Credits: 4
    This course introduces fundamental cartographic concepts. Successful students will be able to employ design principles to create and edit effective visual representations of data (e.g. maps, graphs and diagrams) in different formats (e.g. hardcopy, digital, web). Specific topics include the ethical and appropriate application of map scale, map projections, generalization and symbolization.

    Prerequisite: GEOG 1800 or instructor approval


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    GEOG 2200 - Urban/Environ. Issues (ID)

    Credits: 3
    Class investigates the effect of encroachment of the urban environment upon the natural environment, and the complexity of interrelationships at local, national, and global levels, to define the individual’s role.


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    GEOG 2300 - Statistics for GIS

    Credits: 3
    An introductory course in nonspatial and spatial descriptive statistics and inferential problem solving with probability, sampling, and estimation from a geographic and spatial perspective. All examples and real-world problems will focus on both the physical and cultural environments and will provide a solid foundation for those seeking statistical skill sets in the geospatial industry.

    Prerequisite: GEOG 1820 ; and MATH 1010  or appropriate placement score


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    GEOG 2400 - Data Acquisition & Management

    Credits: 3
    The course addresses the interpretation and understanding of a variety of data formats available in GIS. It introduces the fundamental concepts of primary GIS data creation and discusses quantitative techniques for collection, classification, and management of geographical data.

    Prerequisite: GEOG 1820


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    GEOG 2600 - Python for GIS

    Credits: 4
    The geospatial industry needs professionals trained in automation of geoprocessing funtions using the programming language of Python for GIS and other geospatial technologies. Course will cover the fundamentals of Python scripting to meet industry needs. Topics include: basic concepts using Python, creating and writing Python script for geoprocessing, and customizing and automating Python in GIS.

    Prerequisite: GEOG 1820


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    GEOG 2700 - Open Source GIS

    Credits: 3
    An introductory course that describes Open Source software for both desktop and internet GIS applications. Students will learn the concepts of Open Source software, and the leading desktop and web mapping Open Source software packages such as Quantum GIS (QGIS), GRASS GIS, Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, and MapServer. Students will apply technology in lab exercises using real-world data.

    Prerequisite: GEOG 1820


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    GEOG 2800 - Web GIS

    Credits: 4
    The course addresses the interpretation and understanding of a variety of data formats available in GIS. It introduces the fundamental concepts of primary GIS data creation and discusses quantitative techniques for collection, classification, and management of geographical data.

    Prerequisite: GEOG 1820


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    GEOG 2900 - Independent Projects

    Credits: 1-3
    Course provides an avenue for recertification/endorsements for teachers, or an opportunities for students with varying credit needs. Individual topics will be mutually defined by instructor and student. Course may be taught with a Service Learning component.

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    GEOG 2920 - Spatial Analysis

    Credits: 4
    This course introduces students to problem-solving and decision-making using geospatial analysis techniques, skillsets, and knowledge which are applicable to a wide range of disciplines.

    Prerequisite: GEOG 1820
    Additional Course Fee Required


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