Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Courses
Register for classes using WebAdvisor. Review the online Class Schedule for class dates and times. Course descriptions are available in the Catalog. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and/or have questions answered.
A sampling of courses for this discipline includes (not a complete list):
- GEOG-101 Physical Geography
- GEOG-120 Introduction to Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
- GEOG-121 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Most Ohlone College classes require the purchase of a textbook, and some classes require the purchase of online access codes (also known as keys) or other supplies. Most of these purchases are available at the Ohlone College Bookstore. The exact textbook and other specific costs are now available for each section on WebAdvisor (select "Book Info").
Students may go to the Ohlone College Bookstore website to find the textbook(s), access codes (keys), or supplies for their class(es). Students may be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Additional supplies may be required and will be listed on the course syllabus on the first day of classes. Please check with your instructor.
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Upon successful completion of the courses in this discipline, the student will have acquired the following knowledge and skills:
- Investigate their physical environment and explain how various physical forces shape the environments in which they live.
- Demonstrate and assess the component elements of their natural environment and the interrelationships of these environments which are crucial to the continuance of all life on earth.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the background, the sequence, and the effects of the origin and spread of people as users and change agents of the earth, with particular reference to how different cultures have used and interacted with the natural environment.
- Discuss and describe the major concepts in human geography including place, space, scale, landscape, etc.
- Explain how the successive cultural changes people have made directly affect the present crucial balance between human population and the delicately balanced ecosystems which make possible the continuance of life on earth.
- Demonstrate and explain important characteristics of the major world regions and discuss and compare the major issues confronting those regions.
- Assess how all inhabitants of earth are interrelated with the lives of people in other places, thereby creating a greater appreciation for the places and landscapes encountered in everyday life.
- Distinguish the characteristics and key principles of geography, specifically the subdivision of cartography.
- Develop an understanding of uses, organization, and analysis of geographical data.
- Practice and develop skills in fundamental operations of geographical information systems.