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GEOG 1 - PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

The earth’s dynamic physical systems and processes. Topics include weather, climate, geomorphology, soils, and the biosphere. emphasis on interrelationships among systems and processes and their resulting patterns and distributions. Tools of geographic inquiry include maps, remote sensing, graphic data, and models. (CAN GEOG 2) (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

GEOG 2 - CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

The relationship between the cultural environment and the physical environment. Topics include language, religion, politics, economics, and urbanization. (CAN GEOG 4) (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

GEOG 4A - WORLD GEOGRAPHY
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (Formerly Geography 4)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Europe, the post-Soviet region, Asia, and Africa. Physical settings, population patterns, natural resources, and economic and political status. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

GEOG 4B - WORLD GEOGRAPHY
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (Formerly Geography 5)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

The Americas, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. Physical settings, population patterns, natural resources, and economic and political status. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

GEOG 7 - PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY: EARTH'S SURFACE
4 units, 3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Processes of formation: application of principles of physical geography to maps and photographs. Landform features (soils, natural vegetation and water bodies). (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

GEOG 8 - PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY: WEATHER AND CLIMATE
4 units, 3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Map projections; location on the earth's surface, time, oceans, climatological methods; meteorological instruments; interpretation of weather maps. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

GEOG 10 - INTRODUCTION TO GIS
3 units, 2 lecture hours, 4 laboratory hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 and Math 101 recommended. Basic computer literacy is desirable.

Introduction to the fundamental concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) including familiarization with computers, data input, raster GIS, vector GIS, querying, methods of spatial analysis, and application of GIS. (A, CSU, UC)

GEOG 20 - GEOGRAPHY OF CALIFORNIA
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended

California's physical, cultural, and regional elements.  The physical geographic base includes: location; geological evolution; geomorphic provinces, natural hazards, and resources; climate, water resources, vegetation, and soils.  Historically developed themes include: Native American and Hispanic origins; migration patterns and settlements; population growth and ethnic diversity; land use and economic activities; and Pacific Rim connections.  Human-environment interactions and issues are considered throughout.  (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

GEOG 30 - TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY
1-4 units, 1-3 lecture hours, 0-9 lab hours (Repeats = 3)
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended

Examination of topics, current trends, and/or issues in the sub-disciplines of Geography not covered by regular catalog offerings.  Course content and unit credit to be determined by faculty.  May be offered in seminar, lecture, laboratory, and/or field studies format.  Recommended preparation varies with topic.  (A, CSU, UC approved as a variable topic; evaluation completed by individual campuses after admissions.)

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