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Geography

Social Science Division

GEOG-01 PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY (CAN GEOG 2)
(CSU breadth area B1) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
In this course, the basic physical elements of the world are presented. Topics to be covered include topographic maps, earth-sun relationships, and time. Weather processes and climates are correlated to human environments. The forces creating and shaping landforms including volcanism, earthquakes, water, ice, wind, and wave erosion are also topics covered in the class. The location of major physical and cultural places in the world will also be studied. (5/03)

GEOG-01L PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY LABORATORY
(CSU breadth area B3) 1 unit: 3 hours lab.
One-way corequisite: GEOG -01.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
This course focuses on the development of skills and analytic thinking in explaining landform processes, weather phenomena, climate patterns, and vegetation patterns. Exercises include contour map drawing, analysis of data and drawing graphs, study of weather maps, stereo photo interpretation, and landform processes. (5/03)

GEOG-02 WORLD GEOGRAPHY (CAN GEOG 4)
(CSU breadth area D5) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
GEOG-02 is a survey of the geography of the world's regions. The study includes the ways in which environmental resources are utilized to satisfy the needs of mankind. There is emphasis on economic development, population, and food problems. Knowledge of the cultural and economic interaction between regions will enable the student to better understand contemporary world problems and potentials. (5/03)

GEOG-30 GEOGRAPHY OF CALIFORNIA
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-AL, ENGL-41, ENGL-41L.
This is a survey course of California's physical regions and cultural and economic patterns. The development of the state's varied landscapes as they have occurred in recent history will be covered. The dynamic utilization of unique resources by ambitious settlers will be presented as a lesson in developmental geography. (11/99)


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