Geography (GEOG)

Credit Courses

GEOG 101 Physical Geography (3 Units)

Same as: ERTH 141

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103 and proficiency in MATH 1 or MATH 41.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

A spatial study of Earth's dynamic physical systems and processes. Interrelationships between the basic elements of the physical and human environments are examined, including geology (plate tectonics; volcanoes and earthquakes), geomorphology (formation and modification of landforms; river, coastal, and glacial processes), meteorology (Earth's atmosphere; weather and climate), and hydrology (water on Earth).

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area A Lecture

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area B1, IGETC Area 5A, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

C-ID: GEOG 110, GEOG 115.

GEOG 101L Physical Geography Laboratory (1 Unit)

Same as: ERTH 141L

Corequisites: GEOG 101/ERTH 141.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103 and proficiency in MATH 1 or MATH 41.

Hours: 54 (54 lab)

Laboratory approach to a combination of earth science disciplines, including cartography, geology, geomorphology, meteorology and oceanography. Remote sensing techniques are utilized in 75% of laboratory activities.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area A Lab

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area B3, IGETC Area 5C, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

C-ID: GEOG 111, GEOG 115.

GEOG 102 Human Geography (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

An interpretation of the cultural elements of the geographic landscape and the study of human's changing relationship with the environment. Investigates culture and human processes as seen in global patterns of population and migration patterns, language, religion, political and economic systems, urbanization, and human impact on the physical world.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area B, SBCCGE Area E5

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area D5, IGETC Area 4E, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

C-ID: GEOG 120.

GEOG 104 World Regional Geography (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

A global survey of cultural regions, people and environments. Geographic methodologies are employed to evaluate people, resources, landscapes, livelihoods and economies across eleven major geographic regions. The gap between developed and undeveloped economies, global roles and interconnections of countries and regions, and conflicting pressures between cultural diversity and globalization are analyzed.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area B, SBCCGE Area E5

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area D5, IGETC Area 4E, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

C-ID: GEOG 125.

GEOG 105 Economic Geography (3 Units)

Same as: ERTH 142

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103 and proficiency in MATH 1 or MATH 41.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Designed for students majoring in Geography. Addresses regional patterns of principal economic activities of the world, with an emphasis on economic development and the problems of urbanization, transportation and the environment.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area B

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area D2, CSUGE Area D5, IGETC Area 4E, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

GEOG 106 Geography Of California (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

A non-technical survey of the wide variety of natural and human environments found in California. Includes a regional study of physical landscapes, economic activities, characteristics of population, cities and rural areas, and current environmental problems. California's interaction with other parts of the U.S. and world is also covered.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area B

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area D5, IGETC Area 4E, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

C-ID: GEOG 140.

GEOG 152 Weather and Climate (3 Units)

Same as: ERTH 152

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103 and proficiency in MATH 95.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Fundamentals of meteorology, including the nature of the atmosphere, solar radiation and energy balances, circulation of the atmosphere, air masses and fronts, atmospheric moisture, clouds and fog, precipitation, cyclones, weather analysis and forecasting, climate, and climate change.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area A Lecture

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area B1, IGETC Area 5A, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

C-ID: GEOG 130.

GEOG 152L Weather and Climate Laboratory (1 Unit)

Same as: ERTH 152L

Corequisites: GEOG 152 or ERTH 152.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103 and proficiency in MATH 95.

Hours: 54 (54 lab)

Laboratory approach to topics covered in the Weather and Climate lecture (ERTH 152/GEOG 152). Exercises introduce fundamentals of meteorology, including the nature of the atmosphere, circulation of the atmosphere, air temperature and humidity, and weather analysis and forecasting. Students collect and analyze a variety of environmental data.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area A Lab

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area B3, IGETC Area 5C, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

GEOG 171 Introduction To Geographic Information Systems And Maps (2 Units)

Same as: ERTH 171

Corequisites: GEOG 172 or ERTH 172.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103 and proficiency in MATH 4 or MATH 41.

Hours: 36 (36 lecture)

Techniques, tools and theories used to examine geographic information. Includes the structure, uses, and basic operations of a Geographic Information System (GIS). Cartography and cartographic design are incorporated, as well as overviews of aerial photography, remote sensing, and global positioning systems. Includes uses of GIS software in business, urban planning, resource management and scientific research.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

C-ID: GEOG 155.

GEOG 172 Geographic Information Systems: Software Applications (2 Units)

Same as: ERTH 172

Corequisites: GEOG 171 or ERTH 171.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103 and proficiency in MATH 4 or MATH 41.

Hours: 54 (27 lecture, 27 lab)

Extensive practice with a GIS package, accompanied by exploration of the range of applications in which GIS is used (resource management, public works, business, planning, scientific research). Covers key skills for operating GIS software packages, including geographical data acquisition, creation, management, analysis and output.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

C-ID: GEOG 155.

GEOG 175 Raster GIS Applications (2 Units)

Prerequisites: ERTH 172 or GEOG 172.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103 and proficiency in MATH 4 or MATH 41.

Hours: 36 (36 lecture)

Hands-on introduction to basic raster concepts, using ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension within the ArcGIS environment. The underlying methodology required to solve real world problems is explored through a series of extensive course projects. Key skills in data acquisition, surface creation techniques, map algebra, database design and result reporting are covered.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

GEOG 299 Independent Study In Geography (1-3 Units)

Limitations on Enrollment: Completion of a minimum of 12 units at SBCC, with a 2.5 G.P.A., and a minimum of 6 units, with a 3.0 G.P.A. within the department Student works under guidance and direction of sponsoring faculty member on project consistent with interests and abilities.

Hours: 144 (144 lab)

Minimal weekly meetings required. May be taken for one to three (3) units of credit; each unit of credit requires student to devote approximately three (3) hours per week to his/her project. For complete information, see "Independent Study" in the Catalog Index.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable