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Last approved: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 08:00:35 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 07 Mar 2018 15:22:36 GMT

Catalog Pages referencing this course
Change Type
GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
710
032567
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Geospatial Analytics for Grand Challenges
Geospatial Grand Challenges
College of Natural Resources
Parks, Recr & Tourism Mgmt (15PRT)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Ross Meentemeyer
Professor
full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture2020NoN/A
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
15GAPHDPhD in Geospatial AnalyticsRequired
Examination of sustainable solutions to grand societal challenges using geospatial analytics. Emphasis is placed on the roles that location, spatial interaction, and multi-scale processes play in scientific discovery and communication. Discussion of seminal and leading-edge approaches to problem-solving is motivated by grand challenges such as controlling the spread of emerging infectious disease, providing access to clean water, and creating smart and connected cities. Students also engage in several written and oral presentation activities focused on data science communication skills and professionalization.

This course is a new core course for the newly developed PhD in Geospatial Analytics. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
GEP Categories

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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
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US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
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Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

No additional resources are needed. This is part of the instructor's normal teaching load.

The objective of this course is to provide a set of core knowledge principles related to geospatial analytics and how geospatial analytics plays a role in developing solutions to societal challenges. Students will not only learn the role geospatial analytics plays in problem-solving but also gain a broad understanding of the challenges that need to be addressed within geospatial analytics to facilitate solution-driven research. 


Student Learning Outcomes

Students can expect to:



  • Speak conversantly about emerging methods in geospatial analytics

  • Describe foundational concepts in geographical analysis

  • Articulate research frontiers in geospatial analytics and how they can be applied to grand societal challenges

  • Write a research proposal with effective science communication skills

  • Summarize key components of geospatial professionalization


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Major Paper25%Students write a single spaced 5-page research proposal (excluding figures and references) to be evaluated based on the novelty, relevance, and written science communication.
Oral Presentation15%Students orally present a compelling overview of their proposal idea to the class. The presentation is evaluated based on novelty, relevance, and spoken science communication.
Discussion30%Students are expected to participate regularly in class discussions. Students will be evaluated based on the content of their comments and ability to facilitate a rich discussion.
Other30%Weekly activities include small group critical thinking exercises and academic blog posts of written reflection on weekly discussion questions.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See syllabusSee syllabusSee syllabus
mlnosbis 12/4/2017:
1) Course description on CIM form should be the same as the course description on the syllabus.
2) Is this course to meet once per week for 3 hours per week? Clarify on the syllabus (even though the scheduling of the course has not been confirmed) what you want the meeting pattern to be. If it meets once per week, the meeting must be 3 hours for a 3 hour course.
3) Are all readings going to be available on the course Moodle site, or do students need to locate them?

cohen 1/15/2018-1/18/2018:
1. In the syllabus under Attendance, it would be good to specify what a “reasonable” number of excused absences means.
2. In the syllabus under Incomplete Policies, use IN instead of I.
3. I am rolling this back so that Eric can change the section on withdrawal from the course.

esmoney 1/18/2018
Adjusted syllabus text to match CIM record for description
Added proposed timing (1 3 hour session per week) to the syllabus
Added a note in the 'readings section' as follows:
Note: Links to some readings will be directly available in Moodle, otherwise students will be
responsible for obtaining the articles using library and google scholar search resources provided
in the Moodle site.
Added more detail in absences (up to 2, additional on a case-by-case basis)
Updated I to IN
Updated withdrawal statement
New syllabus (v4) attached (old one removed)

ABGS Reviewers 2/5/2018:
- No concerns
cohen (Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:17:45 GMT): Rollback: Eric, I am rolling this back so that the section on withdrawal from the course can be modified on the syllabus. Jo-Ann
mlnosbis (Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:20:26 GMT): Workflow modified to bring course action back to the ABGS step. It has routed and been approved by the DGP, department, and college.
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