False color Landsat image of Yellowstone National Park. The course title GST501: Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing is written across the front.

How does what we see influence how we think?

This semester we will be exploring the theory and applications of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Through this experience you will gain practical knowledge and skills to comprehend and analyze geospatial data, investigate challenges and communicate solutions to for physical and human geographic applications, and design geospatial enabled experiences to enhance student interdisciplinary geographic learning. The course will be split into 3 Units:

Unit 1: Introduction to Remote Sensing (weeks 2-6)

Unit 2: Introduction to GIS (weeks 7-12)

Unit 3: Geospatial Tech in Research and Education (weeks 13-15)

 Each week will consist of asynchronous readings and activities. We will plan to have a 1.5-hour virtual meeting on fortnightly (at a time we determine best). You'll leave this course with the basic skills of geospatial analysis alongside an e-portfolio of geospatial products that you can use to guide your future teaching in geographic inquiry! 

Here are our course documents:

(note: documents subject to change to adapt for online teaching)

GST501 Module Descriptor

GST501 Work Plan Autumn 2020