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GEOG 101: Physical Geography
(3) F, S -CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: MATH 1 and ENG 103
Course Advisories: Concurrent enrollment in ERTH 141L/GEOG 101L

Introduction to the earth sciences. Interrelationships among the basic elements of the physical environment are examined. Topics include geology, geomorphology, meteorology, climatology, hydrology and agronomy. Required of Geography majors. (CAN GEOG 2 OR CAN GEOG 6 [with GEOG 101L or ERTH 141L])

GEOG 101L: Physical Geography Laboratory
(1) F, S -CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: MATH 1 and ENG 103
Co-requisites: GEOG 101/ERTH 141

Laboratory approach to a combination of earth science disciplines, including cartography, geology, geomorphology, meteorology and oceanography. Remote sensing techniques are utilized in 75% of laboratory activities. (CAN GEOG 6 [with GEOG 101 or ERTH 141])

GEOG 102: Cultural Geography
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Cultural geography is an exploration of culture around the world as seen in the patterns of settlement, belief systems, economic development, political units and responses to the physical world. Investigates the characteristics of the countries of the world divided into regional groupings. The dynamics between countries and regions are also explored as they affect the cultural landscape. (CAN GEOG 4)

GEOG 104: World Regional Geography
(3) F, S, Summer - CSU, UC
Skills Advisory: Eligibility for ENG 103

A global survey of cultural regions, people and environments. Geographic methodologies are employed to evaluate people, resources, landscapes, livelihoods, and economies across eight major geographic regions. The gap between developed and undeveloped economies, the global roles and interconnections of countries and regions, and the conflicting pressures between cultural diversity and globalization are analyzed.

GEOG 105: Economic Geography
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: MATH 4 and ENG 103

Designed for students majoring in Geography. Addresses regional patterns of principal economic activities of the world, with an emphasis on economic development and the problems of urbanization, transportation and the environment.

GEOG 106: Geography Of California
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Non-technical survey of the wide variety of natural and human environments found in California. It includes a regional study of physical landscapes, economic activities, characteristics of population, cities and rural areas, and current environmental problems. California's interaction with other parts of the U.S. and world is also covered.

GEOG 152: Weather and Climate
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: ENG 103 and Math 1

Fundamentals of meteorology, including the nature of the atmosphere, circulation of the atmosphere, air masses and fronts, weather analysis, weather at sea and forecasting. The climates of the earth with California's varied climate and local weather phenomena emphasized, as well as future climatic changes. Required of all Environmental Studies and Marine Science majors.

GEOG 171: Introduction To Geographic Information Systems And Maps
(2) F - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: MATH 4 and ENG 103
Co-requisites: GEOG 172/ERTH 172

Introduction to the techniques, tools and theories used to examine geographic information, with focus on Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Includes the structure, uses, hardware and software requirements, and basic operations of a GIS. Cartography and cartographic design are incorporated, as well as overviews of aerial photography, remote sensing and global positioning systems. Includes uses of GIS software in business, urban planning, resource management and scientific research.

GEOG 172: Geographic Information Systems: Software Applications
(2) S - CSU
Skills Advisories: ENG 103

Co-Requisites: GEOG 171/ERTH 171 Extensive practice with a GIS package (ArcGIS), accompanied by exploration of the range of applications in which GIS is used (resource management, public works, business, planning, scientific research). Covers key skills for operating GIS software packages, including geographical data acquisition, creation, management, analysis and output.

GEOG 299: Independent Study In Geography
(1-3) F, S - CSU, UC*

Limitation on Enrollment: Completion of a minimum of 12 units at SBCC, with a 2.5 G.P.A., and a minimum of 6 units, with a 3.0 G.P.A. within the department For complete information, see "Independent Study" in the Catalog Index. (*UC transfer limit: 299 computed as Independent Study; please see counselor)

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