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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Geography

Courses - GEOG Lower Division

100. World Regional Geography (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: One G.E. Foundation course.
Through a spatial approach, introduction to the world's geographic realms and examination of their cultural, population and political dynamics, resources and economic development, patterns of settlement and environmental elements.

120. Geography of Human Diversity in the United States (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: One G.E. Foundation course.
Examines America's Human Diversity from a geographic perspective focusing on the spatial distribution and organization of race/ethnicity and gender/sexuality groups across the U.S.'s rural and urban cultural landscapes while emphasizing the spatial politics of inclusion and exclusion.

130. Introduction to Climatology (4)

Prerequisite: One G.E. Foundation course (One B.2. and one A.1 course recommended)
Introduction to Earth's atmosphere, weather processes, global climate patterns, drivers of climate change and their interactions with the biotic and abiotic environment. Analysis of how human activities affect weather and climate processes and the patterns of global climate impacts.
Lettter grade only (A-F). (3 hours lecture, 2 hours field activity)

140. Introduction to Physical Geography (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: One G.E. Foundation course.
Systematic study of the physical environment including human-environmental interaction, environmental hazards, and natural resources.

160. Introduction to Human Geography (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: One G.E. Foundation course.
Geographic aspects of culture, including the past and present social, political and economic factors that are related to human perception, organization and use of the environment.

200. Introduction to Research Methods for Geographers (3)

Introduction to the scientific method in geography, with an emphasis on basic quantitative and qualitative techniques and their applications.
Not open for credit to student with credit in first course in statistics. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory).

250. Early World Historical Geography (4)

Prerequisites: Open only to Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) students.
Emergence and changing nature of urban life, cultural and technological diffusions, and variations in the intensity of contact and exchange among cultures and civilizations over time. Geographic and historical factors, such as location and place, human/environment interactions, migrations, and diffusion.
Same course as HIST 250. Not open for credit to students with credit in HIST 250.

280. Introduction to Geospatial Techniques (3)

Introduction to geospatial techniques, which include geographic information science (GIS), cartography, global positioning systems (GPS), and remote sensing. Students will be introduced to the geographic concepts required for spatial analysis.
(3 hours lecture)

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