May 30, 2023
NATRS 419 - Resource Management GIS Applications 3 Credits: 2
A supplementary GIS course that accompanies NATRS 461 Wildlife Ecology Students apply GIS principles to complete projects for NATRS 461 . Students build on their current GIS skills and utilize trouble shooting and problem solving with the ultimate outcome of generating successful spatial mapping and analysis to complete NATRS 461 assignments.
Enrollment Requirement: NATRS 192 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; concurrent enrollment with NATRS 461 and instructor consent.
Course Fee: $25.00
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Utilize ArcPro software to complete mapping projects.
- Problem solve ArcPro tools to complete tasks by utilizing ArcPro Help, Search and on-line help forums.
- Download and upload geospatial data files and correctly import them into ArcPro.
- Define projections of data layers for map creation and analysis.
- Create file geodatabases, feature datasets, feature classes, fields and domains as necessary to support NATRS 461 content.
- Create metadata to support new data creation.
- Create user-friendly and client centered maps.
- Conduct spatial analysis as necessary to support NATRS 461 content.
- Write detailed reports explaining data acquisition, processing, and analysis techniques.
- Create and present a final project encompassing the above outcomes.
- Attain a job in the Natural Resources field.
- Manage Forestland or Resources to attain positive outcomes.
- Demonstrate effective written and verbal communications between industry partners and cooperators.
- Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
- Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
- Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.
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