Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite
This course is a spatial study of the Earth’s dynamic physical systems and processes.
Topics include: Earth-sun geometry, weather, climate, water, landforms, soil, and
the biosphere. Emphasis is on the interrelationships among environmental and human
systems and processes and their resulting patterns and distributions. Tools of geographic
inquiry are also briefly covered; they may include: maps, remote sensing, Geographic
Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS).
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 838 or ENGL 848 or ESL 400. MATH 110
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5a
(CSU GE Area B1), UC (IGETC Area 5A)