to Geography (4)
Basic aspects of modern geography: human-environment interactions;
regional mosaic of the physical and cultural landscapes of the earth.
[CAN GEOG 2]
Major components of the physical environment, including landforms,
climate, vegetation, and soils. Three hrs. lect., 2 hrs. act. (F)
of Asian Americans (4)
Asian American settlement patterns in the United States. The socio-economic
profile of Asian Americans based on census data. International migration
models and the push-pull factors of Asian immigration to the United
States. The impact of Asian immigration on the demographic dynamics
[CAN GEOG 4]
Thematic introduction to the cultural systems operating to change
the earth's surface; contemporary topics of human population, technology,
social organization, spatial interaction, communication, and ideology.
One half-day field trip required. (W)
and Resource Geography (4)
Location and linkages of economic activities as they relate to resource
management. How goods and services produced by and for humans are
geographically organized. Special emphasis on the historical antecedents
of contemporary economic processes and international issues. (Y)
of World Development (4)
Global wealth, poverty and inequality from a geographical perspective.
Trends in important economic, environmental and sociocultural dimensions
of world development. The who, why, and when and where aspects of
the distribution of wealth at selected city, national and global scales.
to Maps (4)
Reading and interpretation of commonly used maps; map appreciation,
design, and evaluation; art of map-making. Two hrs. lect., 4 hrs.
The earth as a source of land, water, biotic, mineral and energy resources.
The role of human populations in their use, development, and exploitation.
Geographic Information Systems (4)
Fundamentals of location-related information management, manipulation,
and display. Usage of commercially available GIS software in business;
education; and physical, social and life sciences. Two hrs. lect.,
4 hrs. act.
of Geomorphology (4)
(See Geology section for course description.)
Landscape Analysis (4)
The geomorphic evolution of the landscape with emphasis on the late
Cenozoic. Processes and landscape histories, especially as they relate
to climate and climatic change. One all-day Saturday field trip required.
Prerequisite: GEOG 2100. Two hrs. lect., 4 hrs. act. (Y)
Late Cenozoic changes and variations in climate with emphasis on the
geological, geomorphological, and biotic records. Causes (natural
and anthropogenic) and consequences (natural and cultural) of climate
change. Prerequisites: GEOG 3115 or 4130 or consent of instructor.
Cultural Geography (4)
Evolutionary perspective on the origins and expansion of cultural
institutions that have shaped landscapes; processes of discovery,
invention, diffusion, cooperation/competition that have humanized
the earth. One all-day field trip required. Prerequisite: GEOG 2300
or equivalent. (Y)
of World Agriculture (4)
Global agricultural systems and regions; environmental constraints
and cultural practices; changing patterns of global and regional crop
Contemporary Western, chiefly American, urbanism as a dynamic spatial
phenomenon; functional structure of cities, spatial interaction, urban
settlement patterns, urban environmental quality with regional comparisons.
Overview of planning processes conducted at county and city levels.
Includes legal background, administrative processes, planning issues,
research methods and case studies. It is recommended that GEOG 3330
be taken before GEOG 3340. (Y)
Geography of North America (4)
Historical-geographic processes of exploration, migration, settlement,
urbanization, cultural integration, land use and resource exploitation
from the 15th through the 20th centuries. (Y)
Geography of the San Francisco Bay Region (4)
A wide range of field experiences in observing, analyzing, and understanding
the spatial aspects of physical and cultural interactions of the Bay
Area as a region. Prerequisites: GEOG 2100 or 2300 or 2310. Eight
hrs. act. (Sp)
Regional Geography (1)
Reconnaissance field study of geography of selected areas in California
and adjoining regions. May be repeated but no more than two units
may be applied to Geography major. Must be taken CR/NC. Thirty hrs.
The principles of airborne remote sensing and image interpretation
for environmental resource management. Hands-on experience in photogrammetric
stereoscopy and image measurement of spatial data. Two hrs. lect.,
4 hrs. act. (W)
Instruments and Observation (4)
Utilization of field instruments and methods of field observation;
collection and analyses of field data and its organization and presentation
in graphic and written forms. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Eight hrs. act.; field work.
and Research Aids (5)
Seminar in the basic geographical and environmental literature, source
materials and research methods. Intensive exercises in both written
and oral communication. Fulfills the University Writing Skills requirement
for students who began work on the present degree before Fall Quarter,
of the United States and Canada (4)
Systematic analysis of the distinctive human-use regions of the United
States and Canada emphasizing their character, personality, and economic
profile. Case studies of resource use dilemmas. (Y)
of California (4)
The natural and cultural processes which have shaped the landscape
of contemporary California. California's varied environments, especially
how they have been perceived, modified, and significantly altered
by humans. (F, Sp)
of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands (4)
Historical and contemporary overview of the Middle American region,
including studies of the environment, human occupancy and settlement
patterns, and economic activities; problems of resource utilization.
of South America (4)
Distinguishing characteristics among the Andean countries of Spanish
heritage, the Guianas, and the largest country-Brazil. (Y)
of the California Wine Country (3)
The physical, historical, and economic bases of California's wine
industry: growing regions, wine types, distribution of vineyards and
wineries, and recent developments. Optional field trips. Those students
over 21 years of age who wish to participate in wine-tasting will
be charged a miscellaneous course fee. Please consult the quarterly
Class Schedule for the current fee. (Y)
Geography of the California Wine Country (1)
Three Saturday field trips to selected California wine producing regions.
Must be taken CR/NC. Prerequisite: Concurrent or prior enrollment
in GEOG 3525. (Y)
of East Asia (4)
East Asia as a geographic region, including cultural and economic
reform, transformation of regional identity. Studies of contemporary
China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan as modern industrial powers.
Regional role in geopolitics and the global economy. (Y)
of Southeast Asia (4)
Physical resources, patterns of land use, economic development, and
urbanization; problems and prospects of mainland and island countries
from Myanmar to Indonesia and the Philippines. This region is an Islamic,
Buddhist, Hindu, Christian cultural complex.
Principles and Graphic Communication (4)
Fundamentals of map design and production. Emphasis on the humanistic
and technical aspects of cartography. The essence of the map communication
theory and gestalt theory of human perception; effective symbolization
of spatial data. One hr. lect., 6 hrs. act. (F)
Introduction to the principles of modern digital cartography. Hands-on
experience in computer mapping. Basic concepts, software, hardware
of computer cartography; spatial data structure and database management;
and lab-oriented software applications. Prerequisites: GEOG 2410 and
3600. Two hrs. lect., 6 hrs. act. (W)
Supervised work experience in which student completes academic assignments
integrated with off-campus paid or volunteer activities. May be repeated
for up to 8 units. A maximum of 4 units will be accepted toward the
Geography major; a maximum of 4 units will be accepted toward the
Geography minor. CR/NC grading only. Prerequisites: at least 2.0 GPA;
departmental approval of activity. (A)
in Geography (4)
Readings, discussion, and research on contemporary and/or significant
issues in geography. May be repeated for credit when content varies.
Course in Physical-Biotic Geography (4)
Problems and methods in the analysis, mapping and interpretation of
the physical and biotic landscape, stressing interrelationships and
change through time. Prerequisite: GEOG 2100 and consent of instructor.
Eight hrs. act. (Y)
(See BIOL 4130 for course description.)
Resources and Management (4)
Distribution of sources, production trends, use patterns, potentials
of water, wind, volcanic, tidal, solar, and other sources of power;
emphasis upon fossil fuels and nuclear energy. Prerequisite: GEOG
Course in Cultural-Urban Geography (4)
Problems and methods of analysis of the human impact on the landscape;
spatial co-variation of rural, suburban, and urban landscapes and
their interaction. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and either
GEOG 2300 or 3330 Eight hrs. act. (Alt. Y)
Oxymoron or achievable goal? The major forces that shape national
resource and economic development. Case studies that examine experiences
with bilateral and multi-lateral development assistance. The close
relationship between sustainable development, economics, demography,
resource geography and the environment. Prerequisite: GEOG 3000.
Resources and Management (4)
The historical, geographical, legal, and economic bases for the distribution
and allocation of water, stressing California and the arid West; the
environmental impact of water use; past and current issues and controversies
in water distribution and redistribution. (Y)
Principles and practices of integrated watershed management with special
focus on multiple use watersheds in urbanized settings. Land use factors
that affect watershed hydrology, principal water quality problems,
physical solutions, partnership approaches, compatible uses, applications
of GIS. Prerequisite: GEOG 3000. Three hrs. lect., 2 hrs. act.
Sensing of Earth Environments (4)
Introduction to remote sensing applications on earth resource management.
Focus on non-photographic earth observation systems such as near-infrared,
thermal-infrared, and radar. Principles of remote sensing; types of
imaging systems; and digital image processing. Prerequisites: GEOG
3410 and consent of instructor. Two hrs. lect., 4 hrs. act. (Sp)
to Geographic Information Systems (5)
Introduction to spatial database management technology using computers
to capture, store, update, manipulate, analyze, and display geographically
referenced information for decision-making purposes. Prerequisite:
GEOG 3605. Two hrs. lect., 6 hrs. act. (W)
Applications of GIS (4)
Interdisciplinary applications of GIS technology on the mapping, monitoring,
analysis, management and conservation of environmental resources such
as water, land use, agriculture and wildlife. Prerequisite: GEOG 4600.
Two hrs. lect., 4 hrs. act. (Sp)
of Geographic Thought (4)
Seminar in history and philosophy of geography; its place among the
sciences and humanities, major contributors to the development of
modern scientific geography. Prerequisite: GEOG 3450 and senior standing.