2012-2013 TMCC College Catalog
Physical elements of geography. Earth and its representation. Nature and distribution of climate, land forms, natural vegetation and soils.
Effective spring 2009, students must enroll in both lecture (103) and lab (104) to receive credit. Satisfies UNR science core curriculum.
Physical Geography Lab
Lab portion of GEOG 103. See GEOG 103 for description. Must be taken concurrently with GEOG 103.
Introduction to Cultural Geography
Systematic consideration of the spatial aspects of human culture. Major thesis: spatial history and morphology, society-land relations and
economic development and resource utilization. Satisfies UNR social science core curriculum.
Climate Change: the Science Basis
Past, present and likely future climate. Impacts on the landscape, especially water resources, species distributions, and wildfires.
Laboratory experiences on climate data and models.
Special Topics in Geography
0.50 - 6.00
Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. The course will be a variable credit of one-half to six credits
depending on the course content and number of hours required. The course may be repeated for up to six credits. This course may not
transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).
World Regional Geography
Synthesis of the geographic factors (physical and human) that give distinctive character to specific culture regions of the world. Emphasis
on globalization and cultural diversity.
Applications of Geographic Information Systems
Beginning techniques focusing on concepts and hands-on experience using Geographical Information System (GIS), special database
software used in solving problems that can be mapped.
Introduction to Geotechnology
Provides fundamental map concepts including the origins of maps, types of maps and projections, mapping techniques, location reference
systems, and interpreting topographic maps. The uses of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and
remote sensing for data analysis and assimilation are also introduced.
Internship in Geography
1.00 - 8.00
A course designed wherein students will apply knowledge to real on-the-job situations in a program designed by a company official and a
faculty advisor to maximize learning experiences. Available to students who have completed all core and major requirements and have a
2.5 GPA. Contact the appropriate chairperson for an application, screening and required skills evaluation. Up to eight semester hour credits
may be earned on the basis of 100 hours of internship for one credit. May be repeated for up to eight credits. This course may not transfer
to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).
Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Natural Disasters
Prerequisite: MATH 120 or equivalent or qualifying Accuplacer, SAT/ACT test results.
This course will emphasize the geology of earth's natural hazards including earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, landslides, global warming
and ozone depletion. Students will learn how geologic processes can directly affect people, property and human made structures.
Procedures to mitigate such hazards will be explored. In addition to earth's natural hazards, some other important concepts to be addressed
include population growth pressures on natural resources, uniformitarianism and geology as a foundation to understanding our
environment. Course entails three hours of lecture per week and four 3-5 hour mandatory laboratory exercises per semester.
Geology: Exploring Planet Earth
Prerequisite: ENG 98R and MATH 96 or qualifying Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT scores.
A laboratory course covering geologic concepts, features and processes. The laboratory experience includes reading of topographic and
geologic maps and the study and identification of common rocks and minerals and study of geologic phenomena. Three hour's lecture,
three hour's lab per week. Transfers for four credits to UNR/UNLV. Satisfies UNR science core curriculum.
TMCC College Catalog 2012-2013
* This course might not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education
(NSHE). If you plan to pursue a four-year degree, check with the institution where you intend to transfer to learn whether this course will count
toward the degree you intend to seek.