Bill Gates is credited with saying he would "hire a lazy person to do a difficult job" with the justification that "a lazy person will find an easy way to do it." GEOG 485 doesn't teach the lazy way to get the job done, but it does teach the scripting way -- which is arguably even better. You've probably heard the "give a fish"/"teach to fish" saying? That's the gist of GEOG 485: to equip you, in an ArcGIS context, with the ModelBuilder and Python scripting skills to make your boring, repetitive geoprocessing tasks easier, quicker and automatic -- so you can focus on the more interesting (potentially more valuable) work that you (and your employers) really want you to be doing.
This course is part of the following programs: Master of Science In Spatial Data Science, Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Programming and Web Map Development, Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems, Masters of Geographic Information Systems, Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security, and Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence Analytics.