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Courses offered through Geography and the Environment:
World Regional Geography 100 (C-ID GEOG 125)
The study of major world political and natural regions. Course study includes location of the regions on earth, the physical and cultural elements that lend the regions their identities, and ways in which these elements relate to the regions' inhabitants and economies.
Physical Geography and the Environment 101 (C-ID GEOG 110)
Introduction to the physical elements of geography: maps, earth/sun relationships, meteorology and climatology, natural vegetation, soils, and geomorphology.
Physical Geography and the Environment 101 Lab (C-ID GEOG 111)
Laboratory exercises and experiments designed to explore and understand the primary areas of physical geography. Exercises and applications related to map scales and projections, stereoscopic, topographic and aerial photo interpretation, meteorological tools and models and weather prognostication, geomorphologic models and processes, and landform interpretation.
Cultural Geography 102 (C-ID GEOG 120)
An introductory survey of the geography of culture, and the influences of the physical environment on culture, along with the impact of human activity on the environment, and the role of culture within societies and social groups. The course includes global patterns of population, migration, religion, language, agriculture, politics, customs, resources, and urban and rural settlement.
Introduction to Weather and Climate 130 (C-ID GEOG 130)
This course examines weather and climate patterns of the earth from a geographic perspective including atmospheric structure and composition, solar radiation and energy balances, temperature, seasonal changes, atmospheric moisture, clouds and fog, precipitation, air pressure, winds, air masses and fronts, cyclonic and anticyclonic systems, weather forecasting, adiabatics, climate, and climate change.
California Geography 140 (C-ID GEOG 140)
A thematic approach to the state's issues, processes and topics relevant to the geography including climate, landforms, natural vegetation, water resources, cultural landscape, ethnic diversity, urban and agricultural regions, and the economy. This course explores the physical, and human landscapes that have evolved as a result of the human-environment interface.
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 155 (C-ID GEOG 155)
This course introduces basic scientific principles of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as they relate to working with data that have important spatial orientation and organization. Geometric and geographic concepts and theories are used to develop scientific methods for proper communication of the data and the solution of problems that have spatial relationships. Course covers basic concepts in mapping and orientation, the development of map scales and comparison of different coordinate systems and data error analysis.