Teacher and student look at a globe

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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

C-ID: GEOG 110.IGETC AREA 5 (Physical Sciences, non-lab) Prerequisite: None. Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

*Maximum credit allowed for Geography 1 and 5 is one course (4 units).

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.

1381 12:30p-2:35p MTWTh HSS 251 Hackeling J

GEOG 3, Weather and Climate 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

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

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.

1383 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Kranz J
Above section 1383 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

GEOG 5, Physical Geography with Lab 4 units

Transfer: UC*, CSU

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

*Maximum credit allowed for Geography 1 and 5 is one course (4 units).

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.

1384 8:00a-12:20p MTWTh HSS 251 Drake V G

4045 5:15p-9:30p MTWTh HSS 251 Patrich J G

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.

4046 6:30p-9:40p TTh DRSCHR 136 Leddy G
Above section 4046 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 20 to Aug 10.

GEOG 11, World Geography: Introduction to Global Studies 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: GEOG 125.IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) Prerequisite: None.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This course introduces Global Studies through a survey of the world’s major geographic regions. Students will encounter core concepts related to processes of global connection and change, while also developing basic geographic literacy in the distribution of human and natural features on Earth. Students will examine and discuss significant issues--cultural, social, political-economic, and environmental--impacting humanity today as both problem and possibility. In particular, this course considers the diverse localized impacts of globalization as a continuing story of peoples and places isolated and connected by imperial, colonial, and international systems of the past and present.

Geography 11 is the same course as Global Studies 11. Students may earn credit for one but not both.

1385 12:30p-2:35p MTWTh DRSCHR 128 Kranz J

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