Computer Information Technology (CIT)

Note: Some courses listed here may run only once per academic year, or every other academic year. Not all courses are available on both campuses. The catalog is constantly changing. Visit the pace website to view the most current class schedule, class descriptions, and required or suggested prerequisites.

 

CIT 351 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4 credits)
This course provides an introduction to the analysis and design of geographic information systems. These are systems for which the data and solutions are location based. GIS systems are used in a variety of disciplines and applications including geosciences, environmental science, government, land management, non-profits and business. Students will learn how to create comprehensive GIS systems in a range of application areas.

CIT 396C / MGT 396U The Hudson River Experience: Multiple Perspectives on Environmental Responsibility (3 credits)
Many environmental issues facing the nation and planet can be studies in unique fashion through focusing on the Hudson River Experiences. Through a combination of classroom, field, and experiential learning, this course will use the Hudson River Valley and region as its connecting theme and central subject. The semester will be comprised of four (4) modules taught by diverse faculty and will include business, policy, humanities, and technology. Students will gain a deep understanding of the environment in which Pace University is located and the pivotal role this region has played in local and global affairs, particularly in relation to the environment.

CIT 396R River Informatics and the Hudson River (3 credits)
Drawing on themes from River Semester, this course explores the types of data and information used in the various investigations and studies of the Hudson River. We define river science as the processes by which a river system carries its water load downstream and constantly revamps and sustains its ecosystem. River technology focuses on the devices used to observe the river processes, to collect data during monitoring, and to record how human activities impact on the river processes. The course will be divided into three parts. The first part introduces the river processes and the type, source, and structure of river data from the different study areas. The focus will be on how and why the data is collected, and how it is stored. In the second part, students will be exposed to several analysis techniques including statistical analysis and data mining. Finally, the course will look at different ways in which large quantities of data can be visualized to better convey meaning (graphs, maps, etc.) and use computing models to interpret results. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

CIT 397E Topic: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4 credits)
Geographic Information Systems are characterized by spatial objects that have locations (e.g. addresses, landmarks, geopolitical boundaries, rivers, roads, etc.) and data associated with them (e.g. quantities, statistics, etc.). Emerging applications and research involves solving problems which asks IS related questions about geospatial information and applied in many situations including customer analysis, market analysis, site selection, etc. In this class students will learn how to use ArcGIS to analyze and develop GIS solutions.

 

Note: Some courses listed here may run only once per academic year, or every other academic year. Not all courses are available on both campuses. The catalog is constantly changing. Visit the pace website to view the most current class schedule, class descriptions, and required or suggested prerequisites.