Academic Catalogs

Geography (GEOG)

GEOG G1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
World Regional Geography  
Advisory: Previous completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL G100.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

World Regional Geography is an introductory course to geography. It provides an overview of the world using geographic concepts to identify the diversity and similarity of physical and human landscapes in a variety of world regions. Through a spatial approach, World Regional Geography introduces world geographic realms, explores the inter-relationships between human societies and natural environments and provides students with unique perspectives on our changing world. Through the study of physical characteristics, as well as the historic and contemporary (social, economic and political) dynamics of places, students will gain the knowledge to better understand and critically evaluate current cultural and environmental world conditions. This course will increase student's global awareness to become more informed world citizens and consumers. Regional elements covered include major characteristics, population trends, physical geography, cultural geography and how these elements relate to current global issues. Graded or Pass/No Pass. C-ID: GEOG 125.

GEOG G1803 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction To Geography: Physical Geography  
Advisory: MATH G010.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Recommended for transfer students majoring in anthropology, economics, geography, history, sociology and the natural sciences. A study of the basic physical elements of the geographical environment, with particular attention to the earth as a planet, its structural features, landforms, meteorological and climatological phenomena, vegetation, soils and environmental regions. Graded or Pass/No Pass. C-ID: GEOG 110.

GEOG G180L1 Unit (54 lab hours)  
Physical Geography Laboratory  
Prerequisite(s): GEOG G180 or concurrent enrollment.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly: GEOG G181. This course is designed to provide supplemental, practical laboratory exercises that correlate to topics covered in Physical GEOG G180. Lab experience will include map analysis and interpretation, weather prognostication, landform processes and evolution, tectonics, biogeography, and habitat analysis. Graded. C-ID: GEOG 111.

GEOG G1853 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Human Geography  
Advisory: Previous completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL G100.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly: GEOG G104 – Cultural Geography. An introduction to geography through a topical study of the patterns of human occupation and land use over the earth's surface and the correlation with the natural environment. Particular emphasis will be given to population, agriculture and landscape, political-economic systems, religion and language, social structures, urbanization, and the environment. Recommended for transfer students majoring in the social sciences, humanities and liberal arts. Graded or Pass/No Pass. C-ID: GEOG 120.

GEOG G1902 Units (27 lecture hours; 27 lab hours)  
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems  
Advisory: Previous completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL G098 and MATH G010 or the equivalent.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This is an introductory course designed to familiarize students with the technology, capabilities, and functionality of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geospatial inquiry. Visualization and analysis of distributions and relationships of physical, social, cultural, and economic features to support decision-making is emphasized. Spatial analysis methods are presented and interactively practiced by students to examine and solve social and scientific problems. Students learn proper techniques for sourcing, manipulating, and managing social and scientific data, making logical queries of that data, measuring and validating results, and then presenting their findings in a professional, constructive manner. Graded. C-ID: GEOG 155.