Academic Catalogs

Geography (GEOG)

GEOG C1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
World Regional Geography  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course covers the physical and cultural features of various regions of the world. It examines the relationship between the physical environment and the cultural, political, and economic development of human societies; the reciprocal impact of human societies upon the environment; and current and potential world problems relating to geographic issues. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: GEOG 125.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing GEOG C100

GEOG C1503 Units (54 lecture hours)  
California Geography  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

A study of California's diverse natural, cultural, economic, and human systems. Specific emphasis on geological processes, climate, biogeography, hydrology, migration, and landscapes. Current environmental, social, and economic concerns relating to California geographic concepts are explored. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing GEOG C150

GEOG C1553 Units (45 lecture hours; 27 lab hours)  
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and Techniques with Lab  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

An introduction to the concepts and use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and its role in analysis and decision making. Course work is based on the mapping and spatial analysis capabilities of GIS software programs. Students will be introduced to basic cartographic principles, maps, resolution, scale, coordinate systems, vector and raster systems, projections, and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Through computer lab tutorials and case studies, students will learn to use GIS software to view relationships, patterns, or trends that are not possible to see with traditional charts, graphs, and spreadsheets. This course is identical to CIS C190. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: GEOG 155.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing GEOG C155

GEOG C1653 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Weather and Climate  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Introduction to the Earth's atmosphere and processes. Topics include atmospheric structure and composition, solar radiation, energy budget, temperature, seasonal changes, atmospheric moisture, clouds and fog, precipitation, circulation systems, air masses and fronts, weather forecasting, climate, and climate change. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing GEOG C165

GEOG C1703 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Map Interpretation and Analysis  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Introduction to maps, images, and geographic techniques. Technologies include map and aerial photograph interpretation, tabular data, spatial statistics, cartography, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Internet mapping, remote sensing, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) that aid in data collection, analysis, and presentation. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing GEOG C170

GEOG C1803 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Physical Geography  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course is a spatial study of the Earth's dynamic physical systems and processes. Topics include Earth-sun geometry, weather, climate, water, landforms, soil, and the biosphere. Emphasis is on the interrelationships among environmental and human systems and processes and their resulting patterns and distributions. Tools of geographic inquiry are also briefly covered; they may include maps, remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: GEOG 110.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing GEOG C180

GEOG C180L1 Unit (0 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Physical Geography Lab  
Prerequisite(s): GEOG C180 with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course is designed to provide supplemental exercises in topics covered in Physical Geography lecture. Lab experience will include map analysis and interpretation, weather prognostication, landform processes and evolution, tectonics, biogeography, and habitat analysis. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: GEOG 111.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing GEOG C180L

GEOG C1853 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Cultural Geography  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course is a study of diverse human populations, their cultural origins, diffusion and contemporary spatial expressions. Topics include demography, languages, religions, identity, urbanization and landscape modification, political units and nationalism, globalization, and economic systems and development. The course includes a geographic examination of global, regional, national, and local issues and requires students to critically evaluate these issues. At some colleges, this course is referred to as "Introduction to HUMAN Geography." Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: GEOG 120.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing GEOG C185