Geography

Welcome to the World of Geography

Geography is a multi-disciplinary science of the Earth and how the physical and cultural world interact.

Geography is more than maps and memorization of countries.  Geographers explore the Earth’s features,
their spatial distribution and movement, and how all these elements integrate.

Field Trips are part of the learning experience.

Themes in Geography:

  • Geosphere
  • Atmosphere
  • Hydrosphere
  • Biosphere
  • Cultures
  • Environment

Careers:

  • Environmental Scientist
  • Urban Planner
  • Mapping with Geographical Information Systems
  • Tour Guide
  • Park Ranger/Public Land Management
  • Conservationist/Environmentalist
  • Travel Agent/Guide
  • Teacher
  • Researcher

Opportunities:

  • Analyze Environmental impacts
  • Map features with "big data" for analysis
  • Design cities or manage land resources and uses
  • Study human/ environmental interface
  • Geo-political analysis
  • Academics/Research

Oxnard College Offers:

  • Elements of Physical Geography - R101
  • Physical Geography Lab – R101L
  • Intro to Weather and Climate- R102
  • World Regional Geography - R103
  • Geography of California - R104​

Field Trips:

Students enrolled in any of the geography courses may join a field trip.  Trips often include the Channel Islands, National Parks, and other locations in southern California.

Click here for the Grand Canyon field trip video.

Explore Geography at Oxnard College!

Oxnard College offers an AA-T in geography.. The program of study below will ready you for an exciting future.

PROGRAM OF STUDY

CCC Major or Area of Emphasis:  Geography

CSU Major or Majors:                      Geography

Total units:                                        18-20 (all units are semester units)

Degree Type:                                    AA-T

Core courses are almost universally required for the major upon transfer.

Core Courses: 6-7 units

Title (units)

Course and Number

Sample Course Plan Semester/Year

Planned Offering
Oxnard College

Introduction to Physical Geography (3) and Physical Geography, Laboratory (1)

GEOG R101 &
GEOG R101L

Fall, Year 1

Fall and Spring

Introduction to Human Geography (3)

GEOG R105

Fall, Year 2

Fall Odd Years (2017)


List A: Select 6-7 units from the following:

Physical Geography, Laboratory (if GEOG R101L not taken above) (1)

GEOG R101L

Fall, Year 1

Fall and Spring

World Regional Geography (3)

GEOG R102

Fall, Year 1

Fall and Spring

California Geography (3)

GEOG R104

Spring, Year 2

Spring Every Year

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and Techniques, with Lab (3)

GEOG R106

Fall, Year 2

Fall Every Year

Introduction to Weather and Climate (3)

GEOG R103

Spring, Year 1

Spring Every Year


List B: Select 6 units from the following:

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)

ANTH R102

Spring, Year 2

Fall and Spring

Physical Geology (3)

GEOL R101

Spring, Year 2

Fall and Spring

9/22/16

Click here for course descriptions 
Click here for schedule of classes

 

Photo of geographers at work

 

 

Photo of islands from above

Professor Danza has 25 years of experience as a professional planner (urban, environmental, and water resources), adjunct professor, environmental leader, and wilderness skills educator.  His work experiences, world travel, and his love for science become part of the classroom experience.

Contact:

Jim Danza AICP, M.S.
Assistant Professor

Oxnard College Geography Program
jdanza@vcccd.edu  | 805-678-5209