GEOG-100                     Topics in Geography

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course covers topics in Geography.Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.Not repeatable.

 

GEOG-120                     Physical Geography

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area B1-Physical Science, D5-Geography, and the IGETC for Area5: Physical and Biological Sciences under Physical Sciences (must be taken with GEOG 120L to fulfill lab course requirement). This course has been additionally approved to be offered in a Distance Education, format.

This course considers the physical environment of the earth, including the earth in space and map projections; the evolution, distribution, and current ecological factors of the earth’s landform features and water bodies; world climate and weather patterns, soils and vegetation; and the significance of all these on man.

GEOG-120L                     Physical Geography Laboratory

1 Unit: 18 hours of lecture, 36 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of GEOG 120 with grade of “C” or better.

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Areas B3-Laboratory Activity, D5-Geography, and the IGETC for Area5: Physical and Biological Sciences under Physical Sciences (must be taken with GEOG 120 to fulfill lab course requirement).

This course is a complement to GEOG 120.It will explore in the laboratory environment what GEOG 120 covers in the lecture format.

GEOG-126                     Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3 Units: 36 hours of lecture, 54 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a tool for spatial analysis. The course will cover GIS concepts, techniques and methodologies. Lab activities will be used to reinforce lecture concepts. The course will prepare students for advanced university level courses in spatial analysis or for entry level positions in GIS related fields.

 

GEOG-130                     Cultural Geography

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area D5-Geography, and the IGETC for Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences-Area 4E-Geography.

In presenting the interrelationships of man with his environment, the course examines the major regions of the world and the component nations from the perspectives of location, natural environment, population, resources, economy, potentialities, and problems.

GEOG-150                     California Geography

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area D5-Geography, and the IGETC for Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences-Area 4E-Geography.

This course provides a study of the natural and cultural environment of California, with special emphasis on the effects of climate, topography, resources, and locations upon the social, political and economic development of the state.These studies are detailed historically, with special emphasis on the contributions and effects of Native American, Spanish, Mexican, African American, and other United States cultures.California is also viewed as part of the western United States and the Pacific Rim.

GEOG-160   World Regional Geography

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area D5-Geography, and the IGETC for Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences-Area 4E-Geography. This course has been additionally approved to be offered in a Distance Education   online format.

This course provides a study of the world’s regions and realms using the framework of cultural geography.This geographic view of the world will be divided between the 12 major geographic realms and the many regions contained within them.Human cultures will be studied spatially, developing an understanding of the interconnectedness of the world.

 

GEOG-298                     Independent Study

.2-4 Units:  3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and Vice President. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in Geography under the direction of an instructor.

 

GEOG-300   Field Studies

.1-4 Units: 1.8-72 hours of lecture and/or 5.4-216 hours of laboratory, per term, LR, DG

This course provides the opportunity for students to participate in field experience in various disciplines.In all cases, field classes will be oriented toward direct involvement by the student in some outside activity which should supplement the classroom experience. Petition to repeat for maximum units.