2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Geography

GEOG 101 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Physical Geography

Examines the physical elements of geography, including the Earth in its orbit, the nature and distribution of landforms, the elements of weather and climate, soils, vegetation, the Earth's shape, plate tectonics, landscape building and erosion. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052; and MATH 081

GEOG 102 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Cultural Geography-GL

Studies the distribution of cultures which have evolved through time in particular regions of the world; traces the development of geographical landscapes and culture groups from an evolutionary viewpoint. This course is a globally intensive course that promotes intercultural competency and global awareness. Successful completion of this course contributes toward the 15 credits of globally intensive curriculum needed to earn the certificate of Global Distinction. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

GEOG 111 – 3 Credits
World Regional Geography

Examines the growth of the global political geography and the interactions among various countries and regions of the world. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

GEOG 141 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Oceanography

Introduces the physical, chemical, biological, and geological aspects of the oceans and to the methods and techniques of oceanographic research. Students explore dynamic processes shaping and affecting the Earth and its atmosphere, and its oceans with respect to marine populations. NOTE: Same as ERSC 141. Credit earned for one only. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052; and MATH 082

GEOG 142 – 1 Credit
Oceanography Laboratory

Provides experience in working with oceanographic data and techniques. Students will investigate chemical and physical properties of seawater, biological communities, the interaction of the ocean with atmosphere, coastal and shoreline features. NOTE: Same as ERSC 142. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: ERSC 141/GEOG 141 (concurrent or previous) Lab fee: $30.00