2014-15 TMCC College Catalog - page 274

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GEOGRAPHY
Physical Geography
GEOG 103
3.00
Corequisite: GEOG 104. ***This course has strongly recommendedGeneral EducationPre-Requisites***
Physical elements of geography. Earth and its representation. Nature and distribution of climate, land forms, natural vegetation and soils.
Effective spring2009, studentsmust enroll in both lecture (103) and lab (104) to receive credit. SatisfiesUNR science core curriculum.
***This course has strongly recommendedGeneral EducationPre-Requisites***
Physical GeographyLab
GEOG 104
1.00
Corequisite: GEOG 103. ***This course has strongly recommendedGeneral EducationPre-Requisites***
Lab portion ofGEOG 103. SeeGEOG 103 for description.Must be taken concurrentlywithGEOG 103. ***This course has strongly
recommendedGeneral EducationPre-Requisites***
Introduction toCultural Geography
GEOG 106
3.00
***This course has strongly recommendedGeneral EducationPre-requisites***
Systematic consideration of the spatial aspects of human culture.Major thesis: spatial history andmorphology, society-land relations and
economic development and resource utilization. SatisfiesUNR social science core curriculum. ***This course has strongly recommended
General EducationPre-Requisites***
ClimateChange: theScienceBasis
GEOG 121
4.00
***This course has strongly recommendedGeneral EducationPre-requisites***
Past, present and likely future climate. Impacts on the landscape, especiallywater resources, species distributions, andwildfires.
Laboratory experiences on climate data andmodels. ***This course has strongly recommendedGeneral EducationPre-Requisites***
Special Topics inGeography
GEOG 198
0.50 - 6.00
Prerequisite: None
Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. The coursewill be a variable credit of one-half to six credits
depending on the course content and number of hours required. The coursemay be repeated for up to six credits. This coursemay not
transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
WorldRegional Geography
GEOG 200
3.00
***This course has strongly recommendedGeneral EducationPre-requisites***
Synthesis of the geographic factors (physical and human) that give distinctive character to specific culture regions of theworld. Emphasis
on globalization and cultural diversity.
Applicationsof Geographic InformationSystems
GEOG 205
3.00
Prerequisite: None
Beginning techniques focusing on concepts and hands-on experience usingGeographical InformationSystem (GIS), special database
software used in solving problems that can bemapped.
Introduction toGeotechnology
GEOG 210R
3.00
Prerequisite: None
Provides fundamentalmap concepts including the origins ofmaps, types ofmaps and projections,mapping techniques, location reference
systems, and interpreting topographicmaps. The uses ofGeographic InformationSystems (GIS), Global PositioningSystems (GPS), and
remote sensing for data analysis and assimilation are also introduced.
Internship inGeography
GEOG 290
1.00 - 8.00
Prerequisite: None
Acourse designedwherein studentswill apply knowledge to real on-the-job situations in a program designed by a company official and a
faculty advisor tomaximize learning experiences.Available to studentswho have completed all core andmajor requirements and have a
2.5GPA. 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 coursemay not transfer
to a baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
GEOLOGY
Earthquakes, VolcanoesandNatural Disasters
GEOL 100
3.00
Prerequisite:MATH 120or equivalent or qualifyingACCUPLACER, SAT/ACT test results. ***This course has strongly
recommendedGeneral EducationPre-Requisites***
This coursewill emphasize the geologyof earth's natural hazards including earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, landslides, globalwarming
and ozone depletion. Studentswill learn how geologic processes can directly affect people, property and humanmade structures.
Procedures tomitigate such hazardswill be explored. In addition to earth's natural hazards, some other important concepts to be addressed
include population growth pressures onnatural resources, uniformitarianism andgeology as a foundation to understanding our
environment. Course entails three hours of lecture perweek and four 3-5 hourmandatory laboratory exercises per semester. ***This
course has strongly recommendedGeneral EducationPre-Requisites***

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