Geography (GEOG)



101 Physical Geography - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.

This course examines the major world patterns of the physical environment. The course covers the fundamental information and processes dealing with the earth's landforms, atmosphere, natural vegetation, water, and soils, along with the appropriate use of maps and charts. This course is of interest to anyone seeking an understanding of the earth's physical processes and mechanisms. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

101L Physical Geography Laboratory - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Grade Only)

Corequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Geography 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.

Advisory: English 48 and English 49 and Mathematics 34A, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5, W5 and M20. This course requires practical observations and applications of the geographic grid, atlases and topographic maps, weather and climate, natural vegetation and soils, and landforms. Exercises are designed to supplement Physical Geography 101. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

102 Cultural Geography - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 or English 105, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course is an introduction to thematic cultural geography. Emphasis is placed on population, race, language, religion, settlement patterns, political organization, economic activities, industry, and the regional distribution of these elements. This course is for students interested in thematic cultural geography or Social Science majors. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

104 World Regional Geography - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 101 or English 105, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels W6 and R6.
This course provides students with a survey of the physical, cultural, political, and economic characteristics of the world's major geographical regions. These regions include Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Australia, Oceania, and South, East, and Southeast Asia. The course focuses on historical, environmental, cultural, economic, and technological factors that impact the world's main geographical areas. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

This discipline may offer specialized instruction in one or more of the following areas: Supervised Tutoring (044), Experimental Topics (265), Independent Study (290), Individualized Instruction (296), Service Learning (277), or Work Experience (270). Detailed course descriptions are listed on page page 120. Please refer to the class schedule and/or see the dean or department chair for availability.

154 Introduction to Urban Geography 3 hours lecture, 3 units Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels W6 and R6.
This course is a survey of urban geography. Emphasis is placed on the evolution, function and form of American and world cities. Topics include social, economic and technical forces that shape urban development and the role of urban planning in a variety of cities around the world. This course is designed for social science majors and all students interested in geography and urban planning. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

This discipline may offer specialized instruction in one or more of the following areas: Supervised Tutoring (044), Experimental Topics (265), Independent Study (290), Individualized Instruction (296), Service Learning (277), or Work Experience (270). Detailed course descriptions are listed on page 116. Please refer to the class schedule and/or see the dean or department chair for availability.