Jan 24, 2022  
Mansfield University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
Mansfield University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Geographic Information Science and Technology Minor

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Offered by the Department of Geosciences
Professor Dodson (chairperson)
Associate Professor Demchak, Stocks
Assistant Professors Kennedy, Kopf, Shears
Instructors Dillon, Guignard, Dom, Wilson

The concentration in Geographic Information Science and Technology is a combination of the fields of cartography and geographic information systems.  The program at Mansfield provides a strong background in map design and compilation as well as a good understanding of data management and an introduction to programming.  The curriculum requires courses in map reading and air photo interpretation, remote sensing and GIS as well as the series of GIS courses.  Graduates of this program work for engineering firms, mapping firms, and local and regional government offices.

Program Objectives:

  • Provide a basic grounding in Geographic Information Science
  • Provide a relevant minor for a wide variety of majors as well as students considering graduate school
  • Enhance the employability of graduates by providing them with a relevant academic credential

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will exhibit a sense of service and self-motivation as evidenced by participation in co-curricular activities, especially those involving leadership positions and volunteerism. 
  • Students will produce and interpret maps, images, charts and other graphic data
  • Students will demonstrate the organizational ability, technical skills and confidence necessary to devise and deliver a presentation to an audience of their peers and authority figures.
  • Students will write a coherent essay or report relating to their field of study.

20 s.h.

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