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Geography

Course Descriptions

(Source: 2013-2015 Berkeley City College Catalog and Supplement)

GEOG 1, 3 Units

Physical Geography

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Basic elements of the earth’s physical systems and processes: Earth-sun relations, weather, climate, water, plate tectonics, landforms, soils, and ecosystems and their interrelationships and global distribution patterns.

 

GEOG 1L, 1 Unit

Physical Geography Laboratory

3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite or corequisite: GEOG 1. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Practical application of basic concepts and principles of physical geography: Earth-sun relationships, weather, climate, geologic processes, landforms, and field observation.

 

GEOG 2, 3 Units

Cultural Geography

3 hours lecture (GR). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Basic elements of cultural geography: Interrelationship of people and the land, including study of populations, cultural origins, migration, language and religion, ethnicity, systems of agriculture, urbanization, political units, economic organization, and resource exploitation.

 

GEOG 3, 3 Units

World Regional Geography

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Introduction to the world’s major geographic regions: Interconnections between regions, cultural and economic development, political organization, land uses, and the environment.

 

GEOG 5, 3 Units

Economic Geography

3 hours lecture (GR). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Study of economic activities: Agriculture, natural resources, commercial fisheries, mining, manufacturing, and transportation; and changes in land use and settlement.

 

GEOG 10, 3 Units

Introduction to Geography

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Survey of the basic components of contemporary geography: Earth environments, economics, and resources issues; physical, cultural, and political geography.

 

GEOG 18, 3 Units

California Geography

3 Hours Lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

The forces, processes, and systems that shape the geography of California: Landforms, natural vegetation, forestry and fishing, mineral and water resources, cultural landscapes, agriculture, demographic changes, ethnic diversity, urban growth, regional differences, economic development and its national impact; natural hazards such as earthquakes and volcanism, floods, landslides and wildfires; climate and effects of climate change.

 

GEOG 19, 3 Units

Global Climate Change

3 Hours Lecture (GR or P/NP). Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in PHYSC 25. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Overview of past, present, and future climate change: Analysis of climatological events and latest research discoveries; emphasis on the role humans play in warming the planet.

 

GEOG 48UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units

Selected Topics in Geography

0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

See section on Selected Topics.

 

GEOG 248UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units

Selected Topics in Geography

0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

See section on Selected Topics.

 

(Source: 2013-2015 Berkeley City College Catalog and Supplement)

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