Geography

GEOG-105: Physical Geography, Credits = 5
The earth is a dynamic system that provides the exact combination of interrelated components to support life as we know it as this time. Introduces all aspects of earth systems, identifying physical phenomena and stressing their distribution and relationships. It will place a special emphasis on human-environmental relationships. Lab work required. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087; or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee. Recommended: READ 088.

GEOG-170: Introduction to Maps and Cartography, Credits = 5
Introduction to the descriptive and graphic language of maps, the history of maps, map types, map study and interpretation, map uses, and mapping technology. Also, a brief introduction to cartography and geographic information systems (GIS) will be discussed. Lab work required. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087; or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee. Recommended: READ 088.

GEOG-201: Introduction to World Regional Geography, Credits = 5
A study of the countries, regions, and people of the world in which we live. Emphasis placed on the examination of the interrelationships between people and their physical and cultural environments.

GEOG-210: Introduction to Weather, Credits = 5
Examines the nature of the atmosphere including: the study of weather elements, weather systems, climate, and the impact weather has on humans and vice versa. Provides an introduction to meteorology and the tools involved in the study of weather and climate. Lab work required. Prerequisites: MATH 78E; appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087; or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee. Recommended: READ 088 or higher; word processing and spreadsheet skills.

GEOG-211: Introduction to Climate and Climate Change, Credits = 5
An introductory course in climatology, the study of Earth's present, past, and future climate. Examine natural and anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change on various timescales (from tens of years to hundreds of millions of years). Included are the effects of atmospheric greenhouse gases, tectonic climate forcing, orbital cycle variations, deep ocean circulation, and biological feedbacks. This course does not include a lab. Prerequisites: MATH 74C; appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087; or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee. Recommended: READ 088. [NS]