Geography Courses

GEOG 1, Physical Geography
Lec-52.5 field trips

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 186 or readiness for college-level English; MATH 30

An introduction to Earth's physical environment. Processes and patterns of weather and climate, climate change, the development of landforms, plant and animal distributions, and the interpretation of maps. Attention given to the physical environment and natural hazards of California and the Bay Area. UC and CSU transferable.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
GEOG 1L, Physical Geography Laboratory
Lab-52.5 field trips

COREQ.: GEOG 1

The study of weather and climate, tectonic processes, and landforms. Emphasis on the interpretation of weather maps, climate data, aerial photographs, and topographic maps. UC and CSU transferable.

UC/CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
GEOG 3, World Regional Geography
Lec-52.5

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

A survey of the world's major geographic regions through their physical, cultural, demographic, political, and economic characteristics. This course emphasizes geographic factors related to demographic, environmental, and political transformations.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
GEOG 4, Cultural Geography
Lec-52.5 field trips

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

An introduction to patterns in the contemporary human landscape. Topics include dynamics of population growth, migration, systems of agriculture, the legacy of colonialism, uneven economic development, the historical development and spread of religion and language. UC and CSU transferable.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
GEOG 7, Economic Geography
Lec-52.5 field trips

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

An introduction to economic geography. Topics include patterns and processes of urbanization, industrialization, and the inter-linked global economy. Contemporary issues such as international business and changing patterns of manufacturing in the United States. UC and CSU transferable.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
GEOG 41A, Climate Change
Lec-17.5

An introduction to the science of climate change. Topics include basic processes of weather and climate, methods for studying past and current climate, models for climate change projects, and natural and human-induced processes of climate change.

UC/CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
GEOG 110, Introduction to GIS
Lec-44 Lab-26 P/NP Available

ADVISE: CNIT 100; ESL 188 or ENGL 88 or readiness for college-level English

A primer course for GIS technology. History, structure, uses, and current trends of GIS, related fundamental concepts, basic query, and cartography operations using industry-standard ESRI's ArcGIS software.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
GEOG 111, GIS Analysis and Modeling
Lec-43.75 Lab-26.25

PREREQ.: GIS 110 or GEOG 110

Foundational course of GIS software. GIS database design, data collection, sophisticated analysis, 3D modeling, production of professional maps. Hands-�on training using industry-standard GIS software by ESRI. Introduces Global Positioning Systems (GPS) as they relate to GIS.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
GEOG 112, GIS Software Technology
Lec-43.75 Lab-26.25

PREREQ.: GEOG 110

Hands-on training in the advanced application of GIS technology. Modeling, linear referencing data model, software customization using ESRl's ModelBuilder� platform and Python programming language, web GIS using Google Map� and KML� mash-up technology.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable