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Courses Offered

GEOG 100 PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
Study of the basic characteristics and distributions of Earth?s physical features, natural systems (such as global winds, ocean circulations, and the rock cycle) and phenomena (such as hurricanes, earthquakes and volcanoes). Includes basic characteristics of maps, seasons, weather, climate, ecosystems, biomes, water processes and landforms. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1).

GEOG 101 PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY LAB (1)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Corequisite: GEOG 100. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
Practical application of the basic concepts of Physical Geography. Students will use the tools of geography, such as maps and field observations, to enrich their understanding of the Earth?s physical processes. Topics include Earth-Sun relationships, weather, climate, landforms, water, ecosystems, and their spatial relationships. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B3).

GEOG 106 WEATHER AND CLIMATE (4)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture/48-54 lab. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Introduction to the study of Earth's atmosphere as a system, with an emphasis on the physical processes that change our atmosphere in the short term and throughout Earth's history. Topics include atmospheric structure and composition, energy balances, seasonal changes, atmospheric moisture, storm systems, climate and climate change. Also listed as GEOL 106. Transfer credit: CSU.

GEOG 110 CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
Introduction to cultural geography with a survey of major world cultural patterns, resources, population, and the changing relationships of human groups and the physical environment. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

GEOG 150 WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
A basic survey of geographic regions of the world. The location of physical and cultural regions such as mountain ranges, climatic regions, population centers, urban-economic concentrations, and political divisions. There will be an emphasis on historical influences and future trends in the changing world. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

GEOG 300 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE (GIS) (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent; and skill in using Windows operating system and internet, such as acquired in BCM. 104 and BCM. 400, or equivalent.
An introduction to the rapidly expanding field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the broader discipline of Geographic Information Science. Includes both theory and software training, and provides a framework to understand how spatial data is gathered, integrated, interpreted, manipulated and analyzed. Transfer credit: UC; CSU.

GEOG 301 INTRODUCTION TO MAP READING FOR GIS (1)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

A total of 32 class hours. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836; and skill in using Windows operating system and internet, such as found in CAOT 104 and CAOT 400, or equivalent.

This course focuses on map reading skills and introduces the many uses of geographic information systems software. Emphasis on cartographic techniques from paper maps to computer generated maps. Transfer credit: CSU.

GEOG 302 INTRODUCTION TO GIS AND ARC VIEW (1)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

A total of 32 class hours. Prerequisite: GEOG 301. Recommended: Skill in using Windows operating system and internet, such as found in CAOT 104 and CAOT 400, or equivalent.

This course introduces and provides hands-on instruction in ArcView geographic information systems software. Focus is on the functionality of GIS as an effective tool for modeling and analyzing complex spatial relationships. Transfer credit: CSU.

GEOG 303 GIS APPLICATIONS (1)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

A total of 32 class hours. Prerequisite: GEOG 302. Recommended: Skill in using Windows operating system and internet, such as found in CAOT 104 and CAOT 400, or equivalent.

Applications of ArcView GIS software. Emphasis is placed on training in use of technology and software in order to provide students with skills and a conceptual basis on which to build further expertise in GIS. Students will complete projects in an area of their choice. Transfer credit: CSU.