Geography

Geography is the broad spatial science that studies the location, distribution, and interaction among all physical and cultural features of Earth. These studies include physical processes that create and modify landforms, affect daily weather and long-term climates, and influence the setting for all biologic phenomena such as plants, animals and humans. These studies also include the distribution and interaction of cultural phenomena such as population, language, religion, economics, politics, diseases, agriculture, migration, resources, urban patterns, ethnic studies, and the many short-term and long-term effects of humans on the environment. The geography program also includes the study and use of graphs, maps, and geospatial digital data retrieval and cartographic technology. Through lecture, lab, and field study, the geography program provides insight, perspective, and application required to assist citizens in making well-informed decisions involving the inter-relationships between the natural physical environment and the systems and networks of human societies.
 

 


  

GEOG 101 PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
Units: 3.00 - UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture

Studies the basic physical elements of Earth and the processes that affect and inter-relate with the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere of Earth, the fundamentals of Earth/Sun relationships, and cartography.

 

 

GEOG 101L PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY LAB
Units: 1.00 - UC:CSU 54.00 hours lab
Co-requisite: GEOG-101.

Focuses on observations, experiments, and demonstrations designed to familiarize students with techniques utilized by physical geographers. Field trips may be required.

 

 

GEOG 102 CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY
Units: 3.00 - UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture

Examines the location, distribution, and inter-relationships among cultural patterns which may include population, language, religion, economics, migration, cities, politics, and human effects on the natural environment. Map studies and field trips may be included.

 

 

GEOG 103 INTRODUCTION TO METEOROLOGY
Units: 3.00 - UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture

Introduction to the mechanics and processes of the atmosphere, including general and severe weather, weather forecasting, climates, and the complex natural and human influences on global climate change. Explores the relationship of climate and weather to the solid Earth and the world oceans. May include field work and field trips.

 

 

GEOG 198 SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY
Units: 0.25-3.00 - CSU 54.00 hours lecture

Special Topics Courses: Consists of a variety of common themes in cultural geography and/or physical geography.
Content may include religion, business occupations, demographics and river systems, lakebeds, soils, climate and air quality. Field trip may be required.