This course introduces the field of geographic information systems (GIS) and how it is used in the field of sustainability and conservation locally and globally. Students will be introduced to the background and the methodologies of data collection in this science. They will also read articles and analyze results produced by GIS in the field of sustainability. This course will focus on the application of this science in the field, and research trends using this technology. Prerequisites: 210 or BIOL 161 or ENVS 101, MATH 130 or 230.