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Kelly, Sarah Instructor

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  • GEOG 2053 - Mapping a Changing World
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Examines roles that maps, geospatial data and technology play in understanding and explaining our world with a focus on geospatial literacy. Emphasizes critical thinking about the use of natural and social science data and discusses maps used for social and political purposes. In hands-on exercises students learn how to critically read and evaluate maps for expanding spatial awareness of nature and society.
  • GEOG 3023 - Statistics and Geographic Data
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Introduces computational and statistical tools to solve problems in the geographic domain. Provides an understanding of introductory statistical concepts and applies them to real world problems through lab exercises. Emphasizes spatial data, which requires specialized descriptive and predictive analysis techniques. Demonstrates how to manipulate and visualize data, and make inference using state-of-the art statistics software, applied to various social and earth science problems. Same as GEOL 3023.
  • GEOG 3053 - Geographic Information Science: Mapping
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the fundamentals of cartographic design. Emphasis on the science and art of map design in a GIS environment. Students will learn how to build a spatial database, implement best practice for processing various types of environmental and social data and apply basic visual analytics to understand spatial patterns. Recommended prerequisite: basic familiarity with computers and an introductory course in statistics (may be taken concurrently).
  • GEOG 4503 - Geographic Information Science: Project Management
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Managing a geospatial project encompasses problem identification, project design, analysis and supporting team dynamics. The class mixes lectures and class exercises with student-selected projects and works through all stages of a project from articulating an initial idea to project planning and scoping, building a work plan, timeline and budget, executing the work plan and evaluating a project's progress. Same as GEOG 5503.
  • GEOG 5503 - Geographic Information Science: Project Management
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Managing a geospatial project encompasses problem identification, project design, analysis and supporting team dynamics. The class mixes lectures and class exercises with student-selected projects and works through all stages of a project from articulating an initial idea to project planning and scoping, building a work plan, timeline and budget, executing the work plan and evaluating a project's progress. Same as GEOG 4503.

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