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Curriculum Action Notice


From:

Academic Affairs Committee

Date:

October 15, 2003

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Flor Blanco, Belknap Hall 110A, Ext. 4604, fblanco@mnsfld.edu.

The Department of Geography and Geology has requested the following curricular action:

New course: GEG 1130 Introduction to Information Graphics

Purpose and Nature of Course:
An introductory course to improve understanding of graphics and data and provide instruction on the creation of graphics. The course will cover basic design principles, with a focus on selecting and designing an appropriate graphic for the data being displayed.

Course Description for Catalog:
A basic course in how to make information visible by creating graphs, charts and maps using readily available software. Major topics include which graphics to use, how to design them, how to create them and how to integrate them into papers and presentations.

 

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