am currently teaching or have taught the following courses:
502, 452 & 380 (3 - 5 Person Team), Geoscience Techniques. This
course is an introduction to geoscience field techniques and
methodologies, including laboratory work. Surveying, sampling,
and water testing
are emphasized, as are techniques for field work in land-use
planning, landscape analysis, site selection, and other key aspects
and social geoscience.
475, Experimental Design in GIS. Students
that have pursued GEOG 475 with me as their instructor have studied
Internet GIS with the utilization of ArcIMS or advanced customization
GIS by programming with MapObjects and/or ArcObjects. Students
wanting to study Internet GIS will need to have completed GEOG
317, 319 and 417. For those wanting to advance their skills in
will need to have completed GEOG 317, 319, 417 and 419.
419, GIS Application Development. Planning
and implementing GIS within an organization. Designing and developing
GIS applications to support spatial decision making. The objectives
of this course are: (1) to develop familiarity with the theory and
design of decision support systems, (2) to develop understanding
of cognitive psychology and models underlying decision support systems,
(3) to develop competency with basic programming skills for writing
GIS applications, and (4) to develop understanding of issues and
steps involved in implementing and managing a GIS.
418, Internet GIS. This
course develops an understanding and expertise in utilizing different
techniques for creating, analyzing, and disseminating GIS data
via the internet.
417, GIS Analysis & Modeling. This
course develops expertise with a broad range of spatial analysis
and modeling functions using GIS. A problem-oriented
approach stresses the utility of GIS analysis to fields such as
agriculture, business, natural resource management, and urban
planning. The objectives
of this course are: (1) to develop familiarity with digital spatial
data sources, types, and access issues, (2) to develop working
knowledge of spatial
analysis functions supported by a GIS, (3) to develop competency
with cartographic modeling using desktop GIS software, and
(4) to develop experience with production
and presentation of a GIS project.
318, GIS for Engineers. Application
of fundamental methods of GIS with applications in surveying, water
resources, traffic engineering and construction. This course is co-taught
by the Department of Geography & Geology and the Department of Engineering.
317, Geographic Information Systems (formally known as Introduction
to GIS). This
course is an introduction to the principles and applications of computer-based
geographic information systems. Spatial information
sources, data encoding, storage, management, analysis, and display
are highlighted throughout the application of GIS techniques to problems
in a variety of
fields, including land use and natural resource management, transportation,
and urban and regional planning. Students will become acquainted with
raster and vector data models using ArcGIS software.
121, Meteorology. An introduction to the elements of the atmosphere, severe storms,
atmospheric environmental issues, the interdependence between human life
and the atmosphere, and rudimentary forecasting of basic weather systems.
110, World Regional Geography. A
general survey of the political, social, and ecological systems of the
world. The course is concerned with the complexity
and diversity of world peoples and cultures. The purpose of this course is
to explore world regions, geographical concepts and spatial patterns
of cultures, locations and the physical environment.
100, Introduction to the Physical Environment. This
course introduces the student to the major aspects of the physical
environment. The purpose of this course
is to increase the student's awareness of our physical environment, its
landscape, its controls and processes, and the interrelationship
of natural phenomena.