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GEOG 100 PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY (C-ID GEOG 110)

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: A study of the Earth and the processes that create and shape its physical features and landforms. Topics include Earth dimensions and motions, seasons, map reading, weather and climate, tectonic and surface process, landforms, and tools used by geographers. Emphasis is placed on recognizing, describing, and interpreting the spatial distribution of Earth features, the processes that form these features, and their relationship to humanity. Field trip may be required. Transfer: CSU: B1, UC. (IGETC: 5A)

GEOG 110 CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY (C-ID GEOG 120)

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Cultural geography is the spatial study of human populations, cultural origins, and the diffusion of cultural expression over time. Topics include demography, the influence of environmental factors on human settlement, urbanization and landscape modification, language, religion, political and economic systems, and the role of technology. Emphasis is placed on the spatial interactions amongst nature, society, and culture. Transfer: CSU: DSI, UC. (IGETC: 4)

GEOG 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units (Grade Option) 0.5-3; Class Hours: By Arrangement; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized instruction provided in selected areas or directed study to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline. Transfer: CSU.

GEOL 100 INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY (C-ID GEOL 100) (C-ID GEOL 101; both GEOL 100 and 101 must be taken)

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: An introduction to Earth materials, landforms, and the processes that shape the Earth. Course includes the study of rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, and surface processes such as landslides, rivers, and glaciers. Transfer: CSU: B1, UC. (IGETC: 5A)

GEOL 101 GEOLOGY LABORATORY (C-ID GEOL 100L) (C-ID GEOL 101; both GEOL 100 and 101 must be taken)

Units (Grade Option) 1; Class Hours: 48-54 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in GEOL 100.

Description: An introduction to earth materials through the identification of minerals and rocks. Interpretation of geologic processes and landforms by analyzing maps and other data. Includes the study of plate tectonics, geologic time, and surface processes such as rivers, groundwater and glaciers. Field trips may be required. Transfer: CSU: B3 (only if GEOL 100 is successfully completed prior to or concurrently with GEOL 101), UC. (IGETC: 5C*)

GEOL 121 EARTH SCIENCE (C-ID GEOL 121) Units (Grade Option) 4; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture/48-54 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: An interdisciplinary study of the planet Earth, stressing the interconnectedness of Earth systems. Topics include Earth materials, geologic processes and landforms, atmosphere processes, the hydrosphere, ocean characteristics and processes, Earth/Sun relationships, and the Solar System. A fieldtrip may be required. Transfer: CSU: B1, B2, B3, UC*. (IGETC: 5A, 5C)

GEOL 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units (Grade Option) 0.5-3; Class Hours: By Arrangement; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized instruction provided in selected areas or directed study to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline. Transfer: CSU.

METE 100 METEOROLOGY – WEATHER AND CLIMATE (C-ID GEOG 130)

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400 and eligibility for MATH 110 or 111; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Introduction to the science of the Earth's atmosphere as a system with an emphasis on the physical process that change our atmosphere in the short term and throughout Earth's history. Evaluation of the atmosphere using the scientific method is emphasized throughout the course. Transfer: CSU: B1, UC. (IGETC: 5A)

OCEN 100 OCEANOGRAPHY

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: A study of the physical, chemical, geological, and biological aspects of oceans with an emphasis on the methods of scientific investigation. Topics include the origin and evolution of oceans, plate tectonics, currents, waves, tides coastal processes and landforms, ocean life and ecology, and recent discoveries. Field trips may be required. Transfer: CSU: B1, B2, UC. (IGETC: 5A, 5B)

OCEN 101 OCEANOGRAPHY LAB

Units (Letter grade) 1; Class Hours: 48-54 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None; Corequisite(s): Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in OCEN 100.

Description: Introductory laboratory exercises in plate tectonics; the geography and sediments of the seafloor; the cause and effect of weather, waves, and currents; the physics and chemistry of seawater; marine life forms; marine resources, and the effect of humans on the sea. A field trip is required. Transfer: CSU: B3 (only if OCEN 100 is successfully completed prior to or concurrently with OCEN 101), UC. (IGETC: 5C*)

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