Course Description

Geography 7: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, GEOG 7

Enrollment and waitlists for Fall Quarter 2022 will CLOSE - September 23, 2022 at 5:00pm.

Lecture, three hours; laboratory, two hours. Designed for freshmen/sophomores. Introduction to fundamental principles and concepts necessary to carry out sound geographic analysis with geographic information systems (GIS). Reinforcement of key issues in GIS, such as geographic coordinate systems, map projections, spatial analysis, and visualization of spatial data. Laboratory exercises use database query, manipulation, and spatial analysis to address real-world problems. P/NP or letter grading.

Key Information

Credit: 5 quarter units / 3.33 semester units credit
UC Los Angeles, Geography

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Course Equivalence: GEOG 80

UC Davis:
Units Credit

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:
General Education: Foundations of Society and Culture: Social Analysis/Social Science, Foundations of Scientific Inquiry: Life Sciences and Physical Sciences, GE lab requirement

UC Merced:
Units toward degree (see your adviser)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective units (UCRVELEC)

UC San Diego:
General Education: TMC 1 course toward lower division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Area C - Science, Mathematics, and Technology
Course Equivalence: UCSB GEOG 12

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: SI

Course Fees

None

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Course Creators

M.E. Shin
Professor Shin has taught Introduction to GIS and other courses in geographic techniques for over fifteen years. Course materials are informed by Professor Shin's research agenda that uses and applies GIS and spatial analysis to political, economic and health geography. Professor Shin also serves on UCLA's Faculty Committee on Educational Technology (FCET), was nominated to receive UCLA's Copenhaver Award for Teaching with Technology, and is a tester for the Moodle course management system at UCLA. Professor Shin has taught Introduction to GIS and other courses in geographic techniques for over fifteen years. Course materials are informed by Professor Shin's research agenda that uses and applies GIS and spatial analysis to political, economic and health geography. Professor Shin also serves on UCLA's Faculty Committee on Educational Technology (FCET), was nominated to receive ...

Professor Shin has taught Introduction to GIS and other courses in geographic techniques for over fifteen years. Course materials are informed by Professor Shin's research agenda that uses and applies GIS and spatial analysis to political, economic and health geography. Professor Shin also serves on UCLA's Faculty Committee on Educational Technology (FCET), was nominated to receive UCLA's Copenhaver Award for Teaching with Technology, and is a tester for the Moodle course management system at UCLA.

S.N. Burkhart
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