Remote Sensing for the Study of Planet Earth

  • Course Type: Graduate Course
  • Semester Offered: Fall
Course Number: 
OPTI 590
Home Dept.: 
Distance Course: 
Course Description: 
In-depth review of principles, techniques and applications of remote sensing, providing an introduction to the physical basis of remote sensing for upper-division undergraduate and graduate students majoring in science and engineering. The course includes concepts and practices of information extraction and a review of a wide range of applications pertinent to earth systems science, including lectures by members of UA's Committee on Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis on current research. Undergraduate students interested in enrolling in the undergraduate course section must contact the School of Natural Resources and the Environment for assistance at
External Instructor(s): 
Willem J. Van Leeuwen, School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Course Syllabus: 
Academic Integrity

According to the Arizona Code of Academic Integrity, “Integrity is expected of every student in all academic work. The guiding principle of academic integrity is that a student’s submitted work must be the student’s own.” Unless otherwise noted by the instructor, work for all assignments in this course must be conducted independently by each student. Co-authored work of any kind is unacceptable. Misappropriation of exams before or after they are given will be considered academics misconduct.

Misconduct of any kind will be prosecuted and may result in any or all of the following:

  • Reduction of grade
  • Failing grade
  • Referral to the Dean of Students for consideration of additional penalty, i.e., notation on a student’s transcript re: academic integrity violation, etc.
Students with Learning Disabilities

If a student is registered with the Disability Resource Center, he/she must submit appropriate documentation to the instructor if he/she is requesting reasonable accommodations.

The information contained in this syllabus may be subject to change with reasonable advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.