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Course Requirements
Students will be expected to attend every class and to complete 6 GIS and written assignments - these will require additional computer/lab time outside of class. Each student will also complete a mapping/analysis project of his/her choice, assemble and document a spatial database for the project, and create a poster and accompanying short paper explaining the project and showing results. The assignments and final project will require significant additional computer/lab time outside of class (averaging 5-7 hours a week).  There are very few readings - the bulk of the work is hands-on for assignments and the final project.

Assignment points are as listed for each assignment (the total possible points for assignments add up to 70)
Final project poster and short paper - 30 points