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SOCIAL SCIENCES

Geography

We seek to foster in students a broad understanding of the social science methods that enable informed citizens to make better choices, and the value of these methods to government and and to society in general We seek to promote understanding of human-environment relationships, and to interest students in the field of geography as a career.

Chabot College offers an AA in Geography and several individual courses that meet general education requirements for the associate degree and for transfer. A lab course makes use of computers so that students can learn geographic information systems and how to do geographic research using online resources. The program introduces students to principles, theory, and applied methods of spatial analysis in studying both the natural and the human environment.

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  • R. Fegley
  • M. Gershenson

  For a current list of classes go to CLASS-Web

Course Descriptions

Geography 1 
Introduction to Physical Geography
3 Units

Earth's natural environments, with emphasis on spatial characteristic change over time, interactions between environmental components, and human environment interactions. Physical processes, techniques, and tools by which Earths climates, soils, vegetation, water resources, and land forms are linked into integrated global patterns. Affect of natural environments on human activities and how humans modify environments. Field trips may be included.

3 hours. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU/GE: B1; IGETC: Area 5A; AA/AS; (CAN GEOG 2).

Geography 1L 
Introduction to Physical Geography Laboratory
1 Units

Application of the concepts, techniques, tools, and materials of physical geography. Practical exercises, experiments, observations, data analyses, and computer applications/simulations which augment understanding of geographic processes, interrelationships, spatial patterns and distributions; Use of maps, remotely-sensed imagery, and geographic information systems. Includes locational reference systems, time-space relationships, weather, climate, soils, vegetation, and landforms. Field trips/field projects may be included.

Prerequisite: Geography 1 (may be taken concurrently)
3 hours laboratory. Transfer:
CSU, UC; CSU/GE: B3; IGETC: Area 5A & Lab; AA/AS.

Geography 2 
Cultural Geography
3 Units

Spatial analysis of human populations, their cultural traits, and activities. Emphasis on how diverse peoples, through their interactions and through their perceptions and use of the physical environment, create distinctive cultural landscapes. Social, political, and economic elements of geography which contribute t the evolution of these global and regional cultural patterns. Field trips may be included

3 hours. Transfer:
CSU, UC; CSU/GE: B1; IGETC: Area 5A; AA/AS; (CAN GEOG 2).

 
Geography 3 
Economic Geography
3 Units

An introduction to the world's major economic systems; their spatial distribution and characteristics, their relative contributions to regional development an global change; and related movements of people, goods, and ideas. Techniques and tools of spatial analysis applied to human-environment interactions, with emphasis on ecological problems associated with specific economic activities. Field trips may be included.

3 hours. Transfer:
CSU, UC; CSU/GE: D5; IGETC: Area 4; AA/AS
Geography 5
World Regional Geography
3 Units

Regions of the world and the way humans live within those regions. Includes physical and cultural characteristics of world regions, how they are similar and how they are different, economic patterns, agriculture, industrial development and population dynamics. Emphasis on contemporary major issues and their geographic impact.
3 hours. Transfer:
CSU, UC; CSU/GE: SD; IGETC: Area 4; AA/AS
Geography 8
Introduction to Weather and Climate
3 Units

Introduction to weather and climate and their impact on and modification by human activities. Emphasis on weather elements, events, and processes; climate controls; and the techniques, tools, and instruments of atmospheric science. Includes atmospheric optics, weather predictions, severe storms, air pollution, global/regional warming/cooling, ozone depletions, acid rain, El Nino, deforestation, desertification and other topics related to everyday experience and global climate change. Field trips and observational  activities may be included.

3 hours. Transfer:
CSU, UC; CSU/GE: Ba; IGETC: SA; AA/AS
Geography 12 
Geography of California
3 Units

California's physical, cultural, and regional elements. The physical geographic base includes: location; geological evolution, geomorphic provinces, natural hazards, and resources; climate, water resources, vegetation, and soils. Historically developed cultural themes include: Native American and Hispanic origins; migration patterns and settlements. population growth and ethnic diversity; land use and economic activities; and Pacific Rim connections. Human-environment interactions and issues are considered throughout the course. Field trips may be included.

3 hours. Transfer:
CSU, UC; CSU/GE: D5; IGETC: Area 4; AA/AS
Geography 20
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
3 Units

Computer-based information technology tools and techniques that analyze spatial relationships between locations and attributes of physical, cultural, and economic features. Visualization of geographic relationships to support decision-making through interactive linkages of maps, data-bases, images, and chartes. Introduction to GIS theory, principles, concepts, applications, and operations. Field trips may be required.
(Strongly recommended: previous PC experience).

3 hours. Transfer:
CSU, UC; AA/AS
 

 

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