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Laney Geography

Human and Physical Sciences Department

Geography/Geology

Welcome to Laney Geography!

WELCOME VIDEO: https://youtu.be/2sXAaS2XNbk

Our course offerings are now largely ONLINE, because like any species in times of change, we must ADAPT!

What is academic geography?

We study how humans and the planet interact and affect each other. How we grow food, make energy, and move around the planet have big effects on the Earth’s climate, landscapes, and biodiversity. Simultaneously, natural processes like plate tectonics (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions), climate change (sea-level rise, heat waves, etc.), and the perennial cycles of resources and energy greatly affect human life.

Courses offered:

Introduction to physical geography lecture (traditional and online — 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

Prof RAUZON RECENT INTERVIEW: https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/11/16/scientists-identify-mysterious-tree-fungus-killing-thousands-of-acacia-trees-in-oakland-hills/

Greg Schwartz: gschwartz@peralta.edu

          Greg (left) and Mark (right)