Mapping for Change

Fall
Fall 2019
Olympia
Olympia
Evening
Evening
Freshman-Senior
Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
4
Credits per quarter

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Taught by

Ruth square
Geographic Information Systems (GIS), field deployment, workflow analysis

Maps are powerful tools for understanding the relationships between people and place.   They have been used to divide and unite, to expose environmental problems, to plan for peace, and prepare for war.  If a picture is worth a thousand words, a map might be worth millions.

In this course, students will learn the basics of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for the production of digital and paper maps using the Esri ArcGIS Pro software suite.  We will study the elements of good cartographic design and apply those elements to produce meaningful maps with a purpose.  The quarter will culminate in a project to produce a series of maps that illustrate a social or environmental problem, and which could be used to advocate for a change in policy or raise public awareness about the issue.

There is no prerequisite for this course. Students should be comfortable using computers, have a knowledge of basic algebra, and some experience using spreadsheet software.  Mapping for Change can be taken independently, or in parallel with Story-Mapping for Change

4

Credits per quarter

Fields of study: 
Prerequisites:

Students who enroll should be comfortable using computers, have a knowledge of basic algebra, and some experience using spreadsheet software like Excel. Knowing how to navigate the Windows file/folder system in some depth will help you avoid a "double learning curve."  Both upper and lower division students are welcome.

Online learning:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Freshman-Senior
Class Standing: Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
Evening

Scheduled for: Evening

Final schedule and room assignments:

First meeting:

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 6:00 pm
LAB 2 1223B - CAL East

Located in: Olympia

DateRevision
2019-04-23New offering added for Fall