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GEOG 1 PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY5 Units
Study of the Earth's surface, including the earth's dimensions and systems; atmospheric processes; patterns of climate, vegetation and soils; and features, processes and interactions of land, water and various energy sources. Use of maps for interpretation.
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement into ENGL 1A as determined by score on the English placement test or through an equivalent placement process; MATH 220.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour lecture-laboratory, 2 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Natural Sciences
Transferability: CSU and UC
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GEOG 2 HUMAN GEOGRAPHY4 Units
The cultural geographic landscape. Study of the human population from origins to the present with an emphasis on the future. Examination of population densities, migrations and settlements; races, languages and religions; patterns of land use and major environmental perceptions and problems. Analysis of energy, mineral, and food resources and how cultures utilize them.
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement into ENGL 1A as determined by score on the English placement test or through an equivalent placement process.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Transferability: CSU and UC
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GEOG 5 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY4 Units
Introduction to the geography of economic activity; the world wide distribution and characteristics of agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, manufacturing, transportation, high technology and international trade.
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement into ENGL 1A as determined by score on the English placement test or through an equivalent placement process.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Transferability: CSU and UC
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GEOG 9 CALIFORNIA GEOGRAPHY4 Units
Study of extreme regional variations within California. Factors contributing to landscape change. Examination of exploration, settlement, economic development, and urban-industrial-transportation patterns. Extensive use of maps, GIS, Internet and current events.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
GEOG 10 WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY4 Units
Survey of the world's major culture regions and major nations. Physical, cultural, economic features. Emphasis on historical influences on population growth, transportation networks, natural environment, potential and problems. Location, importance and impact of the foremost features of countries, states, major cities, rivers and landform regions.
Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement into ENGL 1A as determined by score on the English placement test or through an equivalent placement process.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Transferability: CSU and UC
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GEOG 11 INTRODUCTION TO MAPPING & SPATIAL REASONING4 Units
Introduction to the fundamental concepts of GeoSpatial Technology, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS), map reading, and cartography. Exploration of how geospatial technologies are used in addressing human and environmental issues and can promote sustainability.
Advisory: MATH 220; not open to students with credit in GIST 11.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Communication & Analytical Thinking
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
GEOG 12 INTRODUCTION TO GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY4 Units
Study of Geospatial Technology including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), cartography, remote sensing, and spatial analysis. Application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) science to spatial data management. Assessment of vector and raster systems, scale, resolution, map projection, coordinate systems and georeferencing. Identification and acquisition of spatial data.
Advisory: GEOG 11 or GIST 11; not open to students with credit in GIST 12.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
GEOG 54H HONORS INSTITUTE SEMINAR IN GEOGRAPHY1 Unit
Formerly: GEOG 34, 34H
A seminar in directed readings, discussions and projects in geography. Specific topics to be determined by the instructor.
Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in GEOG 34 or 34H.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
GEOG 70R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOGRAPHY1 Unit
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Geography beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours per week. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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GEOG 71R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOGRAPHY2 Units
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Geography beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
6 hours per week. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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GEOG 72R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOGRAPHY3 Units
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Geography beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
9 hours per week. (108 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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GEOG 73R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOGRAPHY4 Units
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Geography beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
12 hours per week. (144 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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