First in a two class sequence designed to teach about Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Main topics include: Working Definition of a Geographic Information System, History of GIS, The nature of Geographical Data. Geographic Data models, Components of ArcGIS, Working with map Attributes. Building maps from data layers. GIS analysis via queries, spatial joins, Map overlay and Geoprocessing. Class will meet 3 hours per week Mondays and Wednesdays.
An algebra based survey course presenting the fundamental laws and phenomena that underlie nature. Classical and modern physics concepts covered include: mechanics, motion, gravitation, heat, energy, thermodynamics,
Students in this course will master a core of basic concepts through which most of chemistry can be understood. CHMY 141 is the first in a two-semester general chemistry sequence. The chemical knowledge and skills that you gain in these courses will prepare you for a variety of advanced courses in many subjects. The problem-solving and learning skill that you will develop in these and similar courses are likely to help you throughout your career. This class will consist of three hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week. The Laboratory course has a separate number; CHMY 142.
Intro to Botany examines the structure, function, evolutionary and ecological relationships of plants. The laboratory provides students the opportunity to study the structure, taxonomy, and physiology of plants, Upon learning structure, students will learn the use of taxonomic keys for identification of local plants
This course addresses the fundamental concepts of computerized database management and database design with emphasis on the relational model. It includes hands-on experience using Microsoft Access in creating databases, forms, reports and queries. Additional topics included are Entity Relationship Modeling, normalization and SQL.