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Geography Courses

Geography Courses

Physical Geography
Course Number: GEOG 1
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Basic elements of the earth’s physical systems and processes: Earth-sun relations, weather, climate, water, plate tectonics, landforms, soils, and ecosystems and their interrelationships and global distribution patterns. 2206.00
AA/AS area 1 CS area B1, D5 IGETC area 5A

 

Physical Geography Laboratory
Course Description: GEOG 1L
Unit: 1
Class: 3 hours laboratory (GR)
Prerequisite or corequisite: GEOG 1
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Practical application of basic concepts and principles of physical geography: Earth-sun relationships, weather, climate, geologic processes, landforms, and eld observation. 2206.00
CS area B3 IGETC area 5C

 

Cultural Geography
Course Number: GEOG 2
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Basic elements of cultural geography Interrelationship of people and the land, including study of populations, cultural origins, migration, language and religion, ethnicity, systems of agriculture, urbanization, political units, economic organi ation and resource exploitation 2206.00
AA/AS area 2; CSU area D5; IGETC area 4E

 

World Regional Geography
Class Number: GEOG 3
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to the world’s major geographic regions: Interconnections between regions, cultural and economic development, political organi ation, land uses, and the environment. 2206.00
AA/AS area 2; CSU area D5; IGETC area 4E (C-ID: GEOG 125)

 

Introduction to Mapping
Class Number: GEOG 6
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to mapping: Interpretation of topographic maps, map scale, map projections, symbols, grid systems, eld methods, and analysis of remote-sensing images. 2206.00

California Geography
Class Number: Geog 18
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to the bio-geography, climatic biomes, geology, economy, human culture, and social history of the state of California.

Climate Change

Class Number: Geog 19

Units: 3