GIS Hydrological Applications – GEOG 374

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce an application-based approach to advanced GIS skills development. The essential scope of this course is based on advanced modelling and simulation techniques used in GIS through hydrologic applications.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


This is the fourth course in an undergraduate GIS sequence that will equip students to utilize technologies available in a wide variety of vocations. 

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (8)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Each discussion thread must be at least 250 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge whereby you include references and citations of course material. In addition to the thread, you are required to reply to 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 150 words and should engage in the thesis of the peers original thread. 

ArcGIS Lab Assignments (10)

These assignments are built from exercises in the course textbook, material available online through ArcGIS/ESRI, or professor provided material. Students will complete most of these labs through ArcGIS pro and submit a file or several files to demonstrate their understanding of the course material and the laboratory exercises.

ArcGIS Final Project Assignment

For the final project students will use their own GIS data to develop answers to questions pertaining to a topic of their choosing. It is encouraged to discuss project topics with the professor before commencing work on the project. For this assignment students will have to prepare a set of maps and cartographic products that try to explain specific patterns, spatial distributions, or changes in patterns over time for a hydrological and/or water resources issue.

Quizzes (8)

Students will have quizzes each week during the course covering relevant reading material from that module. Quizzes will be open book/open notes and last 45 minutes.