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Geography

All Geography classes include environmental and/or urban studies material in the course content.

GEOG 1, Introduction to Natural Environment    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5 (Physical Sciences, non-lab) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys the distribution and relationships of environmental elements in our atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere, including weather, climate, water resources, landforms, soils, natural vegetation, and wildlife. Focus is on the systems and cycles of our natural world, including the effects of the sun and moon on environmental processes, and the roles played by humans. *Maximum credit allowed for Geography 1 and 5 is one course (four units).

1335   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 251   Patrich J G

GEOG 2, Introduction to Human Geography    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course is a study of humanity and its planetary home of distinctive places, spaces, landscapes, and environments. The course systematically considers geographic patterns, processes, and issues, beginning with the basic questions of Where? and Why There? Specific topics examined include human population change and migration; agriculture and food systems; urban-economic development; cultural and environmental change in an age of globalization, with specific attention paid to language, religion, ethnic identity, and biodiversity; and international geopolitics.

1336   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 254   Abate A

GEOG 5, Physical Geography with Lab   4 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5 (Physical Sciences, + LAB) • Prerequisite: None.

This course surveys the distribution and relationships of environmental elements in our atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere, including weather, climate, water resources, landforms, soils, natural vegetation, and wildlife. Focus is on the systems and cycles of our natural world, including the effects of the sun and moon on environmental processes, and the roles played by humans. Laboratory work emphasizes the practical application of concepts presented in lecture, introduces the student to some of the tools and methods used in Physical Geography, and may include field study opportunities. Students may receive credit for either Geography 1 or 5 but not both. *Maximum credit allowed for Geography 1 and 5 is one course (four units).

1337   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 251   Kranz J

   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   HSS 251   Kranz J

4025   6:30p-9:40p MW   HSS 251   Burnett M T

   6:30p-9:40p TTh   HSS 251   Burnett M T

Above section 4025 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 18 to Aug 09.

GEOG 7, Introduction to Environmental Studies    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social and Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This introductory course will use an interdisciplinary approach to provide students with a broad perspective on environmental problems and solutions. Students will be introduced to the strategies used by scientists, economists, political analysts, and other writers and researchers to investigate and analyze environmental and urban issues, human/nature relationships, natural and built environments, and environmental citizenship.

Geography 7 is the same course as Environmental Studies 7. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

4026   5:00p-8:00p TWTh   HSS 151   Zackey J W

IMPORTANT! Many SMC classes require the use of a computer with Internet access to reach class resources and/or to complete assignments. To locate a computer lab on campus go to www.smc.edu/acadcomp and click on the "Labs" link.

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