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.
Themes in Geography:
- Geosphere - geology, earthquakes, volcanoes, mountain formation, ocean floor
- Atmosphere - climate change, weather, types of climate
- Hydrosphere - oceans, rivers, water cycle
- Biosphere - biological connection to earth processes
- Cultures - diversity, populations, geopolitics, and how the environment influence people
- Environment - human-Earth interactions
Careers in Geography:
- Environmental Scientist
- Urban Planner
- Mapping with Geographical Information Systems
- Tour Guide
- Park Ranger/Public Land Management
- Travel Agent/Guide
- Teacher / Professor
Opportunities to Make a Difference:
- 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
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
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. (Field trips may be on temporary hold due to COVID-19).
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.
|Title (units)||Course and Number||Sample Course Plan Semester/Year||Planned Offering
|Introduction to Physical Geography (3) and Physical Geography, Laboratory (1)||GEOG R101 &
|Fall, Year 1||Fall and Spring|
|World Geography (3)||GEOG R102||Fall, Year 2||Fall and Spring|
|Physical Geography, Laboratory (if GEOG R101L not taken above) (1)||GEOG R101L||Fall, Year 1||Fall and Spring|
|World Regional Geography (3) (if GEOG R101L not taken above) (1)||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||Not currently offered|
|Introduction to Weather and Climate (3)||GEOG R103||Spring, Year 1||Spring Every Year|
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.
Jim Danza AICP, M.S.
Oxnard College Geography and Environmental Science Programs
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