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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: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or ESLL 26; 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
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
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: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
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: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
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 Winter 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: Eligibility for ENGL 1A or ESLL 26.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
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: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Winter 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 Winter 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 Winter quarter.
 
GEOG 70R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOGRAPHY1-4 Units
This course of study 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, per unit, as determined by unit value of the contracted project or course of study 36-144 total hours. (0 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
GEOG 90A INTRODUCTION TO GIS FOR K-12 TEACHERS I: FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS SCIENCE1 Unit
Study of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) science and its applications to spatial data management. Assessment of vector and raster systems, scale, resolution, map projection and coordinate systems. Applications and uses of GIS and data visualization in the classroom and in and out of the classroom. Integration of technology intensive curriculum with the traditional classroom model.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
GEOG 90B INTRODUCTION TO GIS FOR K-12 TEACHERS II: UTILIZING SPATIAL DATA & DATA ANALYSIS IN THE CLASSROOM1 Unit
Study of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) science and its applications to spatial data management. Georeferencing and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Discussion and analysis of uncertainty propagation within a GIS. Applications of quantitative and statistical spatial analytical methods; modeling with GIS in the classroom. Helping students formulate geo-spatial questions.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
GEOG 90C INTRODUCTION TO GIS FOR K-12 TEACHERS III: DESIGNING & IMPLEMENTING A GIS1 Unit
Study of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) science and its applications to spatial data management. Designing and creating an original GIS. Database design, fundamentals of data storage, scanning and heads-up digitizing. Finding and accessing free data sources on the Internet.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
GEOG 101A INTRODUCTION TO MAPPING & COMPUTERIZED CARTOGRAPHY1 Unit
Introduction to map reading and interpretation for practical purposes. Thematic map types and uses, use of maps in the field, and discussion of computerized mapping systems and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
GEOG 101B A PREFACE TO GIS: COMPUTER-BASED MAPPING & GIS1 Unit
Non-technical introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with an emphasis on applications. Includes the application of GIS in a range of disciplines, GIS software and data available, how Global Positioning Systems (GPS) integrate with GIS. Students will be introduced to a variety of free and low cost software and provided with practical exercises.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
GEOG 101C GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEMS (GPS) FUNDAMENTALS1 Unit
Introduction to the use of Global Positioning Systems in Geotechnology. Satellite and device history, configuration and accuracy. Data collection in the field with GPS units and integration into digital mapping projects.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
GEOG 101D TECHNOLOGY CAREERS & WORKFORCE PREPARATION1 Unit
Job search strategies, resume writing and interview skills for students in technical fields.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 


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