Geography (GEOG)

GEOG 102
Cultural Geography
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; IGETC 4E; Citrus GE; CSUGE D5)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

A study of the patterns of human occupation and land use over the earth's surface and their co-relation with the natural environment. Particular emphasis will be given to agricultural and industrial economics, settlement patterns and population studies.

GEOG 103
Introduction to Global Studies
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

An introduction to globalization and the cultural, political, and social issues facing the world. Structured around themes of class, labor, gender, urbanization, education, crime, migration, war/terrorism, equality, ethnicity, religion, population and health. The course will explore and analyze the connections between international development, international trade, climate change and environmental sustainability.

GEOG 104
World Regional Geography
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

The course explores the world by geographic regions and examines the variation of climate zones, topography, patterns of human settlement, resources, population, development and culture. Students experience cultural differences and analyze development patterns. The course allows students to research the impacts of globalization on human cultures and the environment.

GEOG 105
Global Issues
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

The course explores global perspectives on major issues and examines social, political and environmental movements and solutions to conflict. The course looks deeper into global culture, use of energy, changing cultural values and the struggle for equality or political stability and what progress and solutions have been made into the issues. Themes will include social justice, poverty, climate change, migration, depletion of fresh water, terrorism, capitalism and international trade.

GEOG 118
Physical Geography
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; IGETC 5A; CSUGE B1; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours
Equivalent to: ESCI 118

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement or if required by English level.

A survey of the basic elements of physical geography including maps, seasons, weather, climate, soils, natural vegetation, internal and external geologic processes, land forms, and their relationships and distribution across the face of the earth.