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Faculty Contact:

 
  • Beraki Woldehaimanot, PhD
  • (310) 287-4524
  • woldeh@wlac.edu

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DIVISION CHAIR

Jane Q. Smith
(310)287-4450
SmithJ@WLAC.edu

OFFICE LOCATION & HOURS

ATA 111  
M & Th: 3:30pm - 5pm

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Jane Q. Smith
(310)287-4450
SmithJ@WLAC.edu

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Geography

PROGRAMS OFFERED

ASSOCIATE DEGREE: Major Code 2206.00

CLASSES: See class schedule & catalog 

 

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ABOUT GEOGRAPHY

GEOGRAPHY is the study of Earth and its land, features, inhabitants and phenomena.  Known as "the bridge between the human and physical sciences," Geography is divided into a human and a physical branch. The Science Division offers two Geography classes during the fall and spring semesters: Geography 1 - Physical Geography and Geography 15 - Physical Geography Laboratory.

 

Physical Geography - Geography 1 (3 Units)

GEOGRAPHY 1 is a systematic study of the elements of the physical environment (e.g. weather, climate, landforms, water, soil and vegetation), and an analysis of their interrelationships and patterns of world distribution. 

 

Textbook: 

Transfer:  UC/CSU

Prerequisite: None

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Analyze problems by differentiating fact from opinions, using evidence, and using sound reasoning to specify multiple solutions and their consequences.

2. Identify, analyze, and solve problems that are quantitative in nature

 

Physical Geography Laboratory - Geography 15 (2 Units)

This course will introduce the student to the description, analysis, explanation and representation of natural phenomena such as: Earth- Sun relationships; Earth’s representation on maps and in air photos; temperature, moisture, and pressure; air masses, fronts, and storms; and landform evolution by tectonic, erosion, and depositional forces

Textbook: 

Transfer:  UC/CSU

Prerequisite: Geography 1 or concurrent enrollment in Geography 1

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Use maps, images, globes, and other geographic data resources to quantitatively explain geographic phenomena and processes.

2. Demonstrate how the basic interactions between the sun and the earth’s subsystems of the lithosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere affect such things such as climate, seasonal changes and hydrology