Yale College Courses:
The following lists GIS courses are offered by differernt schools
at Yale. Check the Yale course catalog or applicable departments
for availability and more information.
BIS 511 01 (13314) / GIS Applications in Epidemiology and Public
The study of epidemiology often seeks to determine associations
between exposure risk and disease that are spatially dependent.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are modern computer-based tools
for the capture, storage, analysis, and display of spatial information.
Public health applications of GIS provide cost-effective methods
for evaluating interventions and modeling future trends, and they
also provide a visual tool for data exploration. This class teaches
the technical and design aspects of implementing a GIS project in
public health, and provides students with basic tools for using
GIS. Examples introduce a variety of applications in the field of
epidemiology. Prerequisite: basic computer skills. Permission of
and Applied Science:
ENAS 644b, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Water Resources
& Environmental Engineering. James Wallis.
The course objectives are threefold: (1) to teach the principles
and operation of geographic information systems (GIS), focusing
in particular on ArcView and its Spatial Analyst extension; (2)
to show how spatial hydrologic modeling can be done by developing
a digital representation of the environment within a GIS , then
adding to that function simulation the hydrologic processes; and
(3) to develop individual experience in the use of GIS in Water
Resources through execution of a term project, and presenting it
orally and in written form using HTML on the World Wide Web. This
is a Web-based course with enrolment limited by availability of
computer hardware and software.
ENVE 444bG/ENAS 444bG, Geographic Information Systems in Environmental
Engineering. James Wallis.
The principles and operation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Demonstration of spatial hydrologic modeling by developing a digital
representation of the environment in the GIS, and then adding functions
representing the hydrologic and environmental processes.
and Environmental Studies:
F&ES 715a Geographic Information Systems.
3 credits. This course offers a broad and practical introduction
to the acquisition, storage, retrieval, maintenance, use, and presentation
of digital cartographic data with both image- and drawing-based
geographic information systems (GIS). Weekly lectures and computer-laboratory
exercises ultimately lead to the development of a class project
involving data compilation, site analysis, land-use planning, and
impact assessment for a regional study area. Three hours lecture,
problem sets, one class project. No previous experience is required.
F&ES 716b Seminar in Cartographic Modeling.
3 credits. This course focuses on the development and application
of geographic information systems (GIS) for the analysis and synthesis
of spatial patterns and processes. Weekly presentations, readings,
discussions, and computer-laboratory demonstrations are oriented
toward the development of individual or small-team projects. These
are selected entirely by students and may range from the basic development
of spatial algorithms to current applications in environmental science
or management. Prerequisite: F&ES 715a or permission of the
instructor. Three-hour seminar. One term project. Faculty.
F&ES 717a,b Project in Geographic Information Systems.