Course Descriptions 2018-2019 by Santa Monica Community College

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242 santa monica college catalog 2018–2019 geography 20 is the same course as gis 20 students may earn credit for one course only geog 23 intermediate geographic information systems 3 units course descriptions transfer csu • prerequisite geography 20 same as gis 20 formerly same course as cis 23 this course emphasizes gis principles and methodology used in both the private and public sectors hands-on applications using both raster and vector data and technology will expose students to more advanced understanding of gis students will learn various methods of data acquisition including global positioning systems gps as well as the world wide web the add-on modules extend the analytical capabilities of arcmap and allow input of map features and conversion of feature themes from raster to vector this course will also provide an introduction to several of arcmap’s extension including spatial analyst and 3d analyst students will complete a model builder to be used in siting new solar sites spatial analysis will include slope and aspect maps neighborhood and zone analysis the course will present single and multi-layer statistical operations including classification coordination and modeling analysis geography 23 is the same course as gis 23 students may receive credit for one but not both geog 24 geospatial imagery maps for the twenty-first century 3 units transfer csu • prerequisite none this course introduces methods for visualizing the natural and cultural features of earth’s surface fundamentals of traditional map and air-photo interpretation are covered as well as newer technologies including satellite imagery global positioning systems gps and internet-based applications emphases are placed on use and interpretation of maps and other geospatial information class time will combine lecture and lab work geog 25 introduction to cartography 3 units transfer csu • prerequisite none this course provides a general introduction to cartography broadly defined as the art science and ethics of map making and map use the emphases include map scale map projection reference and thematic map reading symbolization and map design a variety of modern geospatial technologies and tools are covered including geographic information systems gis global positioning system gps remote sensing and web mapping the course includes both lecture and hands-on application geography 25 is the same course as gis 25 students may earn credit for one but not both geog 26 introduction to remote sensing 3 units transfer csu • prerequisite none this course introduces students to the basic concepts of remote sensing characteristics of remote sensors and remote sensing applications in academic disciplines and professional industries emphases are placed on remote sensing data acquisition digital image processing and interpretation the course is designed for students inter ested in the earth observing system environmental monitoring techniques and image analysis geography 26 is the same course as gis 26 students may earn credit for one but not both geog 35f field study california 1 unit transfer csu • prerequisite none this course combines classroom and laboratory studies with actual field studies in geography field experiences are designed to apply basic geographic concepts and techniques in the study of diverse landscapes and the processes shaping them students will attend two 3-hour lecture classes and are required to attend two planned weekend field trips that include california coastal mountain and desert locations geog 35s geography field studies 1 unit transfer csu • prerequisite none this course combines classroom and laboratory studies with actual field studies in geography field experiences are designed to apply basic geographic concepts and techniques in the study of diverse landscapes and the processes shaping them geog 94 introduction to geoscience field methods 2 units transfer uc csu • prerequisite science 10 or geology 4 or geography 5 • skills advisory eligibility for english 1 this course will introduce students to field methods in geoscience including geology and geography students will apply the scientific methods to their field queries learn how to design and implement field-based research and standard protocols such as obtaining required permitting to access field sites they will also be introduced to commonly used field instruments practice using these instruments to gather data in a field setting and communicate results and data interpretation in conventional scientific formats field trip attendance is required geography 94 is the same course as geology 94 students may earn credit for one but not both geology geology is an interdisciplinary science that integrates the principles of mathematics physics chemistry biology and the social sciences to explore and understand the earth geology asks and answers questions about the earth including its origins composition structure and past and present activity and the impact of these factors on society as a science with pragmatic applications it is also applied to locate resources and assess their abundance to mitigate geologic hazards and to provide critical information about earth’s changing climate and the impact of these changes on our ecosystems a degree in geology can translate to a number of important and highly valued academic and professional positions including but not limited to earth scientist e.g geologist seismologist volcanologist oceanographer soil scientist hydrologist etc environmental consultant environmental lawyer remediation specialist climate scientist and teacher.