Geography (GEOG)

GEOG 100

INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY---PHYSICAL ELEMENTS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 56 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Focuses on the physical forces that help shape the landscape. Analysis of Earth's interior and exterior characteristics, including oceanographic, climate, pedologic, and biographic patterns. Includes map reading and interpretation. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID GEOG 110]

GEOG 101

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY LABORATORY

1 UNIT

Grade Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: GEOG 100.

Laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides laboratory exercises to solidify concepts learned in physical geography. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID GEOG 111]

GEOG 106

WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Surveys the world's regions and nations, including physical, cultural, and economic features. Emphasizes regional similarities and differences in human ethnicity, language, religion, urban systems, and political organizations. Includes cultural and historical influences on population growth, transportation networks, and natural environments. [D; CSU; C-ID GEOG 125]

GEOG 110

INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces the physical, chemical, biological, and geological foundations of the global ocean system. [D; CSU] (Same as: GEOL 110;PHS 110)

GEOG 120

INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY: CULTURAL ELEMENTS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Surveys the world's regions and nations, including physical, cultural, and economic features. Emphasizes regional similarities and differences in human ethnicity, language, religion, urban systems, and political organizations. Includes cultural and historical influences on population growth, transportation networks, and natural environments. [D; CSU; C-ID GEOG 120]

GEOG 130

WEATHER AND CLIMATE

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces the Earth's atmosphere: topics include atmospheric structure and composition, solar radiation and energy balances, temperature, seasonal changes, atmospheric moisture, clouds and fog, precipitation, air pressure, winds, air masses and fronts, cyclones, weather forecasting, climate and climate change. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID GEOG 130] (Formerly: AERO 121)

GEOG 145

INTRODUCTION TO MAPPING AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), cartography, and spatial analysis. Includes assessment of vector and raster systems, scale, resolution, map projection, coordinate systems, georeferencing, and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). [D; CSU; C-ID GEOG 155]

GEOG 150

EXPLORING OUR WORLD-MAPS AND GEOSPATIAL SCIENCE

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Prerequisite: MATH 60 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces fundamental concepts of geospatial analysis and map interpretation. Includes technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), cartography, remote sensing, geovisualization and interpretation, Internet mapping, and spatial statistics. Explores how geospatial technologies and tools are used in data collection, analysis, presentation, and problem solving. [D; CSU; C-ID GEOG 150]

GEOG 152

GIS PROJECT DESIGN AND APPLICATIONS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: GEOG 145 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Focuses on the diverse applications of geographic information systems (GIS). Focuses on the diverse applications of geographic information systems (GIS). Requires students to complete a series of GIS projects, including one of their choice. Includes project design and development, data acquisition, spatial analysis, project report, and presentation. [D; CSU]

GEOG 153

GIS INTERNSHIP

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass Only

Prerequisite: GEOG 152 or equivalent.

Laboratory 9 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom instruction to real-world GIS problem-solving by working with a government or private agency. Requires supervision of an instructor from the college and an advisor from the agency. [D; CSU]

GEOG 154

INTRODUCTION TO REMOTE SENSING

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: MATH 60 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent, RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces fundamental concepts of electromagnetic radiation and its interactions with various media. Explores commonly used sensors and techniques of remote sensing. [D; CSU] (Same as: PHS 154)

GEOG 155

INTRODUCTION TO IMAGE ANALYSIS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces principle concepts related to processing, analysis, enhancement, correction, and interpretation of images. Includes photogrammetry, information extraction, and scientific visualization. [D; CSU] (Same as: PHS 155)

GEOG 160

GEOGRAPHY OF CALIFORNIA

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides a detailed study of the physical and cultural elements of California focusing on California's diverse physical and human landscapes. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID GEOG 140]

GEOG 299

INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Eligibility for independent study.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Individual study or research in some area of geography of particular interest to the student and not included in regular courses of the college. [D; CSU; **UC] (**UC Limitation: credit for variable topics courses is given only after a review of the scope and content of the courses by the enrolling UC campus.