UC Davis Summer Abroad


StatusPlanned for 2018

Info Session: 12/5/2017, 12-1pm, 
International Center 2119,
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Bhutan—Introduction to Geographic Information Systems


UC Davis Summer Abroad is an academic program that aims to enhance students’ education by incorporating both traditional lectures with experiential learning outside of the classroom setting.  Students will earn 8* quarter units in four weeks; therefore, students should expect a rigorous academic course work that is enriched by both the program’s location(s) and activities. Auditing is not an option. 

Students on Summer Abroad programs earn regular UC Davis course credit which may be used to fulfill degree, major, minor, General Education (GE) requirements. UC Davis students can use Summer Abroad courses to fulfill their academic requirements as listed in the General Catalog.  Students from other campuses should consult with the academic advisors from their home campuses to determine whether courses taken on our programs may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements. 

Please see the Academics Student Resource page to learn more about applying Summer Abroad coursework toward your major/minor/General Education requirements. 

Semester students who will apply for Summer Financial Aid should contact Summer Abroad to inquire about enrolling in an additional unit.






Find full course descriptions in the UC Davis General Catalog. Note: in many cases prerequisites are waived by consent of instructor. Students who are unsure if they meet prerequisites are encouraged to contact the instructor or Summer Abroad staff. For more information on prerequisites for UC Davis courses, visit the Academics page.

Landscape Architecture/Applied Biological Systems Technology 150: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4 units)
Basic concepts, principles and methods of GIS are presented. Data structures, database design, GIS data creation, GPS, and spatial analysis techniques are emphasized. Lab topics include: online data sources, aerial photography, GPS data input, suitability analysis, cartographic design and graphic communication. Not open for credit to students who have completed Applied Biological Systems Technology 180/Plant Sciences 180 or Applied Biological Systems Technology 181N. GE credit: SciEng | SE, VL.

Landscape Architecture/Applied Biological Systems Technology 198: Directed Group Study (4 units, Pass/No Pass Grading Only)


Summer Abroad will be enforcing the completion of PLS 21 (or campus equivalent) before departure. Prerequisites can only be waived by individualized consent of instructor—please contact the instructor if you wish to discuss this option. Failure to complete unwaived prerequisites can result in administrative withdrawal and fees owed accordingly.

Plant Sciences (PLS) 21: Application of Computers in Technology (3). 

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: high school algebra. Concepts of computing and applications using personal computers, spreadsheets, database management, word processing and communications. Not open for students who have completed Agricultural Management and Rangeland Resources 21. (Former course Agricultural Management and Rangeland Resources 21.) GE credit: SciEng | SE, VL.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) Frank