California State University San BernardinoSchool of Business and Public AdministrationDepartment of Information and Decision Sciencessyllabus Winter Quarter 2009-10Course: INFO 480 Advanced Information Mapping and Data VisualizationPREREQUISITES: INFO 280 or consent of instructor Instructor
: R. D. Wilson, Professor, Information and Decision Sciences
Text: GIS Tutorial II: Spatial Analysis Workbook
, David W. Allen, ESRI Press, Redlands, CA, 2009While it remains optional, it is recommended that you acquire any of the books by Edward R. Tufte, in particular
The VisualDisplay of Quantitative InformationMeetings on
: Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:50 p.m.
: JBH 252
: JBH 525
: Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. or by appointment
This course is a continuation of concepts, practices and principals introduced in Info 280. You will expand your technical skillwith spatial analysis software and enhance your critical thinking ability. In addition students will learn other data visualizationtechniques through their exploration and development of dashboards and scorecards that provide critical businessintelligence. The assigned text is a resource for you to use to expand your existing capabilities using GIS.
You will be able to earn a maximum of 500 points with each of the projects and the two- (2) briefings accounting for 100points. These assignments are averaged according to the weights assigned to them to determine a single score. Your projectwork will be evaluated on creativity, correctness, content and form. Your participation in class discussions will be of benefit toyou.The general grade assignments will be as follows:Average Points GradeGreater than or equal to 90 A- to AGreater than or equal to 80 but less than 90B-, B, B+Greater than or equal to 70 but less than 80C-, C, C+Greater than or equal to 60 but less than 70D-, D, D+Equal to or less than 59F
EXAMPLE: A student with a final weighted score of 89.9 would receive a B+ while a student with a final weighted average of 90.0 would receive an A-.
You are expected to attend classes, although no one can force you to do so. Note that the statewide system has determinedthat it is necessary for faculty to take roll periodically. Also, your absence from any class does not relieve you of theresponsibility to meet either the requirements set forth in this outline or assignments made or changed during your absence.Knowledge of changes in assignments, due dates, or other items related to this schedule is the responsibility of the student.Note too, that a little extra effort in the presentation and format of the project assignment can reap great rewards i.e., abetter grade.
If you are in need of an accommodation for a disability in order to participate in this class, please let me knowas soon as possible. You should also contact Services to Students with Disabilities at UH-183, (909)537-5238.
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