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APSU to offer new GIS minor beginning in Fall 2006

Austin Peay State University School of Agriculture and Geosciences officials announce the minor in geographic information systems (GIS) will be offered to students beginning in the Fall 2006 semester.

The minor in GIS, approved last fall, prepares students for modern trends in geospatial technology, computerized mapping, digital image processing, global positioning system (GPS) and spatial analysis.
Austin Peay State University School of Agriculture and Geosciences officials announce the minor in geographic information systems (GIS) will be offered to students beginning in the Fall 2006 semester.

The minor in GIS, approved last fall, prepares students for modern trends in geospatial technology, computerized mapping, digital image processing, global positioning system (GPS) and spatial analysis.

Students who are pursuing a major in agriculture, biology, computer science, engineering technology, geosciences, marketing, social studies or political science may find the GIS minor applicable for them.

Requirements are one course in computer science, three courses in GIS, GPS and remote sensing and six hours of upper-division coursework in selected classes in geosciences, computer science or business.

For more information, contact Dr. Peter Siska, director and associate professor of geography, by telephone at (931) 221-6434 or by e-mail at siskap@apsu.edu.

Information about the GIS minor also can be located at www.apsu.edu/geosciences/geography/GIS%20minor.html. -- Melony Leazer