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THE FACULTY   Joe Hasty
DIVISION   Social Science
DIVISION CHAIR   Janis Kea
DEPARTMENT CHAIR   Joe Hasty
PHONE   408-741-2521
E-MAIL   joseph_hasty@westvalley.edu
COUNSELING   408-741-2009

Learning Outcomes
After completing courses in Geography or an A.A. degree in Social Sciences with an emphasis in Geography, a student will be able to:
  • Analyze the controls, distribution, and classification of world climates;
  • Compare and contrast different types of landforms;
  • Analyze spatially related problems related to current/recent geo-political events.
GEOGRAPHY: Transfer:
See Transfer Planning Guide available at the Counseling Center.

GEOGRAPHY: (A.A. degree)
see social science a.a. degree with option in geography.

GEOG 001 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
3 units
Lecture 3 hours; lab 0 hours, lab 0 hours by arrangement
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University
This is a survey course of the physical earth and its impact upon human utilization of the environment.
The earth is depicted as the home of people where the interrelationship of weather and climate, soil and vegetation patterns, landforms, minerals, and ocean basins are stressed as they relate to human activities. The various types of maps and their practical application are also considered. Pass/No Pass Option

GEOG 002 INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY
3 units
Lecture 3 hours; lab 0 hours, lab 0 hours by arrangement
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University
The study of systems of human technologies and cultural practices as developed in particular regions of the earth through time by human populations. People's relationship to the land is observed through the description and explanation of changes made on the earth's surface by human cultures. Pass/No Pass Option

GEOG 006 WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
3 units
Lecture 3 hours; lab 0 hours, lab 0 hours by arrangement
Acceptable for credit: California State University, University of California
World Regional Geography uses the theme of economic development to organize and present a variety of topics about the major regions of the world. Development is viewed from the perspective of the natural environment that provides the stage and materials for development, the cultural characteristics and social organizations, and the economic factors as they vary from region to region.

Geographic Info. Science
(See Park Management)
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