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ERIC Number: EJ904371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Multidisciplinary Cooperation in GIS Education: A Case Study of US Colleges and Universities
Kawabata, Mizuki; Thapa, Rajesh Bahadur; Oguchi, Takashi; Tsou, Ming-Hsiang
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v34 n4 p493-509 Nov 2010
This paper examines the degree of multidisplinary cooperation for Geographic Information Science (GIS) education programs that award GIS-related degrees or certificates at US colleges and universities. We classified departments and courses into ten major disciplines using Dewey Decimal Classification. In the 2007-2008 academic year, approximately 40 per cent of GIS education programs related to multiple disciplines and nearly 20 per cent were involved with more than three disciplines. Geography was the major provider of GIS education programs, but the ratio between geography-related discipline and other disciplines combined was approximately 1:3. Fostering multidisciplinary GIS education programs should strengthen geography in general as well as GIS education. (Contains 9 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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