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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. • C-ID: GEOG 110.

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).

1392   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 251   Patrich J G

1393   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   DRSCHR 208   Patrich J G

GEOG 3, Weather and Climate    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5 (Physical Sciences, non-lab) • Prerequisite: None. • C-ID: GEOG 130.

This course is a survey of the earth’s atmosphere, with special reference to the causes and regional distribution of weather and climate. The nature and causes of winds, clouds, precipitation, and severe storms are studied. Students will learn techniques of local weather observation and prediction.

1395   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Kranz J

Above section 1395 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

GEOG 5, Physical Geography with Lab   4 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5 (Physical Sciences, + LAB) • Prerequisite: None. • C-ID: GEOG 115.

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).

1396   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 251   Hackeling J

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

4039   6:30p-9:40p MW   HSS 251   Zackey J W

   6:30p-9:40p TTh   HSS 251   Zackey J W

Above section 4039 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 14.

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.

4040   6:30p-9:40p TTh   HSS 106   Ritz T M

Above section 4040 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 24 to Aug 14.

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