Guided Independent Study courses are not ordinarily applied toward a graduate degree at UNI. Consult with your advisor about the applicability of course work toward your degree requirements.
Students working toward their Bachelor of Liberal Studies may apply credit earned in this course to their degree. This Guided Independent Study course is applicable to the Professional Fields distribution area. Learn more about the BLS degree program.
Locke, L. F., Silverman, S. J., & Spirduso, W. W. Reading and Understanding Research. 2010/3rd edition. Los Angeles: Sage.
Graff, G., & Birkenstein, C. They Say, I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing. 2006. New York: WW Norton.
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UNI Bookstore carries most books used in GIS courses. Search for textbooks by course choosing “UNIV.NORTHERNIOWA” and the term you are enrolled in and GSW (web) or GSP (print) for the section.
Texts may also be available from www.bookfinder.com.
Additional readings are assigned online. You may not need to buy, but will definitely need access to, the manual of style required in your discipline (for example, in psychology, education, and other fields, APA is required; in the humanities and literature, MLA is generally the required style; Chicago style is preferred in history and political science. For other areas of specialization, there are specialized styles such as ASA, American Sociological Association style, CSE, Council of Science Editors style, and AAA, American Anthropological Association style.). Web links to helpful resources, including citation style guides, are provided with many assignments.
This course is available in an online format, utilizing web pages and eLearning, a learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. Students may need access to someone who can assist with computer set-up.
Tuition: $257/unit, plus non-refundable enrollment fee of $10 and technology fee of $38 for online courses
Guided Independent Study
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For a complete GIS overview, visit our GIS Orientation Guide to learn how you can be a successful GIS student.