GIS in the Curriculum

The use of GIS across the curriculum is gaining breadth on the Claremont Colleges and across the nation. Its usefulness spans spatial analysis of geographic features and composition: geography/geology; population distributions: social sciences; urban planning and architecture; ecology: biology/botany; even the study of features of other planets: planetary geology. This page lists courses using GIS on the Claremont Colleges, along with links to the professors and departments. Other schools offering GIS degrees and certificates follow.

    Claremont McKenna
    Harvey Mudd
    Pitzer
    Pomona
    Scripps
    Claremont Graduate University
    Other GIS Degree- and Certificate-Granting Colleges and Universities

Claremont McKenna

Harvey Mudd

Pitzer

  • Don McFarlane: Biology - Joint Science

  • Participates in the Joint Science Environmental Analysis program and is responsible for the program at the Firestone Reserve in Costa Rica.

Pomona


  • Richard Hazlett:Geology

  • Coordinator of the Joint Science Program in Environmental Analysis.

    Informally known as EA, this academic program is for students and faculty interested in the Environmental Complex; investigating how humanity and the environment relate to one another. The common core of the program is comprised of three courses: Environmental Science, Climatology, and Physical Geography, and contains a study-abroad component. GIS will be taught in the classroom and practiced in the field. Recent studies have been ongoing at the Firestone Reserve in Costa Rica and in the Pokhara Valley in Nepal.


  • Jill Grigsby: Sociology

  • Sociology 162: Mapping Inequality An upper level elective exploring data analysis of spatial patterns. Students map relationships such as the location of fast food restaurants and ATMs to high schools, and regional demographics. The course uses data from sources such as Reference USA, the State Department of Education, and election data from various sources.


  • Eric Grosfils:Planetary Geology

  • Geology 110: Looking at the Earth: Using GIS and Images from Space to Explore our Environment.

    Introduction to GIS and interpretation of satellite images. How and why are these powerful modern tools used to learn about the Earth’s environment— including geological, biological, hydrological and human components? An understanding of basic physical principles, integrated with extensive hands-on work emphasizing digital analysis, paves the way for a project in which students explore a complex environmental problem. Spring 2010.

Scripps

Claremont Graduate University

  • Brian Hilton: School of Information Systems and Technology (SISAT)

  • GIS Solutions Development Concentration in the Master's of Information Systems and Technology degree. The focus is to learn the skills to create applications. The concentration is comprised of 16 units:

    Spatial and Visual Information Systems: An overview of the theoretical foundations and applied use of GIS.
    Introduction to GIS Solution Development: Introduction to the design and development of basic GIS applications and systems.
    Advanced GIS Solution Development: Advanced technical skills for designing solutions for the end-user, addressing real-world problems.
    GIS Solution Development Practicum: Capstone requiring the design, development, and implementation of a GIS solution to an industry/organization defined problem

    For more information contact Matt Hutter at SISAT.

Other GIS Degree- and Certificate-Granting Colleges and Universities

Last updated: 2/19/2010 10:45:42 AM