Office hours: after class or by appointment.
Tel: (650) 574-6677 x9296
Students will complete projects in an area
of their choice. GIS 301 & 302 are recommended but is NOT
a prerequisite. Advanced math or computing skills are not necessary
to enroll in this course.
COURSE SCHEDULE (below) and this syllabus can be accessed at the following
At the conclusion of the course you should
be able to:
Reading assignments will be from online sources,
and occasional handouts.
HOW THE COURSE IS ORGANIZED
Students in the computer lab will work on projects
related to brief lectures on advanced topics in GIS.
PREPARATION AND ASSIGNMENTS
You should complete the assigned reading by
the due date. Check the schedule to see if there have been any
revisions. Prepare for the class by taking notes and asking questions
on topics that you do not understand.
Students will work on projects during each
class meeting. Work not completed in class
The final exam will be comprehensive - covering
the readings and lecture materials of the entire course.
ATTENDANCE & CLASS PARTICIPATION
Attendance will be taken daily. Class participation
means attending regularly, answering questions in class, asking
appropriate questions, contributing to class. You may be dropped
if you are absent more than twice without notifying the instructor.
However, it is your responsibility if you decide to drop the class.
Do not count on me to drop you before the last date for a "W".
The total number of points that you accumulate
during the semester will determine your final course grade. Final
grades are based on the following percentages of total points: