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GIS 125 SYLLABUS - SUMMER 2006 CAD for GIS L. Michelle Morrison – Instructor firstname.lastname@example.org 770.584.4337 Course Description This course introduces the concepts of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) as well as software used for building geographic data for a GIS. Emphasis is placed on the learning of basic commands used in building spatial data. Upon completion, student will be able to operate within a CAD environment. Prerequisites None Textbooks There is no textbook for this course. We will be reading technical whitepapers and manuals – these will all be posted on Balckboard. Nature of Course Content The course is technical and students will be expected to use computer software and comprehend technical readings. In particular, the students will use ArcGIS to conduct labs and will be reading technical whitepapers and manuals. Grading Policy Your grades will be determines as follows: 20% - Attendance 20% - Labs and Homework 20% - Test 1 20% - Midterm 20% - Final Exam Attendance Attendance will be determined by weekly participation in discussion boards and weekly quizzes. Withdrawal th Withdrawal is the 6 week for short-term course. These dates are provided in the semester Class Listing Schedule. Make-up Policy You must contact me within 48 hours of (or prior to) any missed assignment to be eligible to make-up the work. Course Requirements You will be expected to participate weekly in the online discussions, complete weekly reading assignment and perform weekly labs (software exercises). You will be tested on the readings and labs 3 times (Test 1, Midterm, Final). Final Exam (Date, Place, Time) th Your final exam will be posted on or before Wednesday, July 5 . th It must be completed by the following Friday, July 14 . Special Services Certifications Students who have a documented disability or who think they may have a learning problem may contact the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Terrell 219 or may call 704.330.6556 or 704.330.6621. Instructors will provide the necessary accommodation upon advice of that office. Course Objectives Students should gain an understanding of CAD data and how it can be used and created in a GIS environment.
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