Course Descriptions 2018-2019 by Santa Monica Community College

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santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 tion 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 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 geog 7 introduction to environmental studies 3 units geog 8 introduction to urban studies 3 units transfer uc csu igetc area 4 social and behavioral sciences • prerequisite none this course introduces students to the multi-disciplinary study of urban society and space cities are examined both as complex social-economic groupings of people and as material landscapes of buildings pathways and public and private spaces attention is paid to what cities are and have been the evolving urban experience of the past and present as well as to ever-changing ideas about what cities should be urban planning and design for the future while the overall perspective of the course is global its primary focus is on the cities of north america and in particular the los angeles metropolitan area this emphasis is evident both in the classroom and in field trips or other assignments that ask students to apply classroom ideas to our local urban setting geography 8 is the same course as urban studies 8 students may earn credit for one but not both geog 10 living in a hazardous environment transfer csu • prerequisite none 3 units this course is a study of hazards and their effect on humans and the natural environment it includes an analysis of volcanoes earthquakes floods droughts hurricanes tornadoes catastrophic mass wasting fires and the effects of terrorism this course focuses on appropriate responses from law enforcement personnel fire technicians and public sector managers geog 11 world geography introduction to global studies 3 units transfer uc csu c-id geog 125 igetc area 4 social behavioral sciences satisfies global citizenship • prerequisite none 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 geog 14 geography of california 3 units transfer uc csu c-id geog 140 igetc area 4 social and behavioral sciences satisfies global citizenship • prerequisite none this course surveys the physical and human geography of california and the process shaping its landscapes topics include natural features and resources such as geology climate plants and animals and hydrology historical and current trends in human population migration and settlement patterns are considered including a review of the state’s major cultural groups primary and advanced economic activities are examined within modern rural and urban settings emphasis is on the profound connections between these topics on california’s unequaled diversity and the rapid change that is transforming our people and its landscapes geog 20 introduction to geographic information systems 3 units transfer uc csu c-id geog 155 • prerequisite none formerly same course as cis 20 gis are computer-based systems used to collect store and analyze geographic information this course will present the concepts of geographic information systems gis science and its applications to spatial data management topics include identification and acquisition of gis data assessment of vector and raster data scale resolution map projection coordinate systems georeferencing and global positioning systems gps spatial analysis and modeling with gis will also be presented course descriptions transfer uc csu igetc area 4 social and behavioral sciences satisfies global citizenship • prerequisite none 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 241