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.

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.

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.

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.

GEOG C1803 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Physical Geography  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course examines the physical elements of geography with particular attention to the earth as a planet. Students will study the interactions between the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere, how these interactions create particular environments, and the impact of human actions upon earth's environments. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

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.