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EARTH SCIENCE

ASSOCIATE DEGREE MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (AS)

PLAN A

(Program Code 193001)

Part I - Core:

Astron 1 Elementary Astronomy 3
Env Sci 1 The Human Environment: Physical Processes 3
Geology 1 Physical Geology 3
Oceano 1 Introduction to Oceanography 3

Part II - Electives:

SELECT FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES TO COMPLETE AT LEAST 18 TOTAL UNITS. A LAB COURSE CANNOT APPLY UNLESS THE CORRESPONDING LECTURE COURSE IS ALSO TAKEN:
Geog 1 Physical Geography (3)
Geog 3/Meteor 3 Introduction to Weather & Climate (3)
Geog 15* Physical Geography Laboratory (2)
Geog 31 Introduction To GIS (3)
Geog 32* GIS Applications (3)
Geog 40 GIS Internship (1)
Geology 6* Physical Geology Laboratory (2)
Physics 12 Physics Fundamentals (3)
Physics 37* Physics for Engineers and Scientists I (5)
Physics 38* Physics for Engineers and Scientists II (5)
Physics 39* Physics for Engineers and Scientists III (5)
Chem 60 Introduction to General Chemistry (5)
Chem 68 Preparation for General Chemistry (5)
Chem 101* General Chemistry I (5)
Chem 102* General Chemistry II (5)
Stat 1* Elementary Statistics I for the Social Sciences (3)
Math 225* Introductory Statistics (3)
  Total: 18

    

 


 

GEOGRAPHY

ASSOCIATE DEGREE MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (AA)

PLAN A

(Program Code 220600)

Core:

Geog 1 Physical Geography 3
Geog 2 Cultural Elements of Geography 3
Geog 3 or Meteor 3  Introduction to Weather and Climate 3
Geog 15*  Physical Geography Laboratory 2

 

IN ADDITION, THREE COURSES CHOSEN FROM THE FOLLOWING:

Geog 9 People and the Earth's Ecosystem (3)
Geog 14 Geography of California (3)
Geog 30 Managing Natural Resources (3)
Geog 32 GIS Applications: ARCView (3)
Geog 36 Cartography and Base Map Development (3)
Geog 45 Food and Culture (3)
Geology 1 Physical Geology (3)
Oceano 1 Introduction to Oceanography (3)
Stat 1* or Math 225* Elementary Statistics I for the Social Sciences or Introductory Statistics (3)
  Total: 20


CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

Skills Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (G.I.S.)

(Program Code 220611)

This skills certificate is designed to train students in the fundamentals of
Geographic Information Systems, focusing on the basic functions and capabilities
of ArcGIS (or comparable system). The course will prepare students for a
wide-variety of occupations from business to environmental analysis, architecture
and urban planning, as well as government.

REQUIRED COURSES:

Geog 31 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
Geog 32 GIS Applications: ArcView 3 3
Geog 36 Cartography and Base Map Development 3 3
Geog 37 Introduction to Global Positioning Systems (GPS) 1 1
Geog 40 GIS Internship 1 1
Total: 11 
ONE COURSE CHOSEN FROM THE FOLLOWING:
Geog 1 Physical Geography (3)
Geog 3/Meteor 3 Introduction to Weather and Climate (3)
Env Sci 1 The Human Environment: Physical Processes (3)
Envstds 101 Introduction to Environmental Studies (3)
Geology 1 Physical Geology (3)
Oceano 1 Introduction to Oceanography (3)
Total: 14 


 


 

GEOLOGY

ASSOCIATE DEGREE MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (AS)

PLAN B

(Program Code 191400)

COMPLETE PARTS I AND II

Part I

Geology 1 Physical Geology 3
Geology 6* Physical Geology Laboratory 2
Chem 101 General Chemistry I 5
Chem 102*  General Chemistry II 5

 

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING PHYSICS SEQUENCES:

 
Physics 37*, 38*, 39* Physics for Engineers & Scientists I, II, III  
OR  
Physics 6*, 7* General Physics I, II (8-15)
Part I Total:  23-30 

Part II

 
SELECT FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES TO COMPLETE AT LEAST 36 TOTAL UNITS.  
A lab course cannot apply unless lecture course is also taken.  
Stat 1* Elementary Statistics I for the Social Sciences  
OR  
Math 225* Introductory Statistics (3)
Math 265* Calculus with Analytic Geometry I  (5)
Biology 7 General Biology II (5)
Oceano 1 Introduction to Oceanography (3)
Oceano 10* Physical Oceanography Laboratory (2)
Geog 31 Introduction to GIS (3)
Geog 32* GIS Applications (3)
Part II Total: 6-13
Total of Parts I & II: 36