SRJC Course Outlines

11/13/2019 4:10:35 AMGIS 56 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  GIS 56Title:  GIS LAND USE PLAN  
Full Title:  GIS Applications in Land Use Planning
Last Reviewed:3/14/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.008 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course uses the GIS (Geographic Information Systems) analysis process to explore the strategies of managing land use planning projects.  Introduction to and analysis of issues related to urbanization.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of GIS 51


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
This course uses the GIS (Geographic Information Systems) analysis process to explore the strategies of managing land use planning projects.  Introduction to and analysis of issues related to urbanization.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of GIS 51
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2010Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Research, acquire, manage and use data for GIS analysis.
2.  Solve spatial analysis problems related to land use planning.
3.  Complete a land use planning project using GIS.
 

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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:  
1. Explain the conceptual process of performing a GIS analysis project.
2. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the functionality and applications of GIS technology.
3. Demonstrate high level skills in spatial problem solving and spatial analysis.
4. Perform data research and manipulation.
5. Design, document and present a land use planning project using GIS.
6. Describe how applications of GIS assist Sonoma County communities to improve quality of life.

Topics and Scope
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I. Urbanization issues
    A.  Relationship of urbanization in GIS analysis
    B.  Harmonizing urbanization with the environment
    C.  Describe, analyze and map urbanization with GIS
    D.  Visual images and data graphics
II.  Introduction to raster GIS
    A. Multivariate data graphics
    B. Using raster GIS to resolve conflicts between the natural and built environments
    C. Visualizing relationships with multivariate data graphics
III.  Creating map layouts
    A.  Spatial equity and regional integration
    B.  Symbolizing map features
    C.  Communicating with graphics
IV.  GIS in regional planning
    A.  Review of a model regional plan (eg. Portland, Oregon)
    B.  Analysis of case studies
V.  Presentation of GIS data

Assignments:
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1. Weekly readings (10-60 pages)
2. Lab assignments (8-12)
3. Written reports (6-8)
4. Semester GIS project and/or presentation
5. Midterm exam
6. Final exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
15 - 20%
Wriitten reports (including research data)
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 25%
Semester project
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 50%
Lab assignments, project and/or presentation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Multiple choice, completion, true-false, short answer, mid-term and final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute) virtual campus course
John Randolph, Environmental Land Use Planning and Management, 2nd Edition, Island Press, 2011
Instructor prepared materials

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