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CIS 102X Information Technology for Strategic Community Planning

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge I; Service Learning Component.

Course Description: The vital work of community organizations is quickly being transformed by technology. Digital archiving and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are rapidly increasing productivity, enhancing strategic initiatives and creating greater access to historical and current information. For this course, the Seidenberg School has partnered with a non-profit organization, to complete an actual community project, to illustrate, to students, how technology can greatly augment worthy society initiatives. This will be accomplished through a thorough understanding of how data is stored, related, filtered and retrieved to produce meaningful information. Students will be exposed to GIS, Digital Archiving and Database design, implementation and maintenance, all of which are in overwhelming demand in all sectors of the community. Students will also learn how cutting-edge technologies are used, including imaging equipment and global positioning systems.

Credits

3 credits

Prerequisite

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