Laney Geography/Geology

Earth and Human Sciences Department


The discipline of Geography involves the study of the earth’s surface and the spatial variations associated with both natural and human phenomena such as climate, vegetation, landforms, resource development and utilization, cultural diversity, etc.  Through courses in physical and cultural geography, students will develop an understanding of the character of particular regions (e.g. California) and the many ways that humans, past and present, have used and impacted the earth’s surface.  By taking geography classes at Laney College, students will learn about the interrelationships between biological, physical, and human systems and the changes and consequences they engender on the global environment.

Courses offered:

Introduction to physical geography lecture (Geog 1), Physical geography laboratory (Geog. 1L), Introduction to cultural geography (traditional and online — Geog. 2), World regional geography (Geog. 3), Introduction to mapping (Geog. 6), Climate change (Geog. 19), California geography (Geog 18).

Contact Info:

Mark Rauzon: mrauzon@peralta.edu

Greg Schwartz: gschwartz@peralta.edu

          Greg (left) and Mark (right)