Related Courses


Related Course List
These are courses from other departments on campus that somehow relate to your Geography degree. Use these courses to increasenthe depth of your education in your chosen area. For instance, if you are interested in Urban Planning, you might also want to take Environmental Study’s 135 and 165 series to learn about Environmental Planning and Environmental Impact Reports. These are courses that will apply to the Geography upper-division elective requirement without a petition, although they will not count for a specific Area of your major sheet without petition.. This does NOT apply to double majors, who must use a petition to transfer units. This list is not all-inclusive, and other courses may be accepted via a petition (consult an undergraduate advisor for more information). Petitions may be obtained from an undergraduate advisor or from the College of Letters and Science Office (1117 Cheadle Hall). Also, remember that the prerequisites of other departments must be complied with, as many of these courses do have prerequisites and may also require special permission of the instructor.

Please note: A maximum of 8 units may be applied to your upper-division electives in any of the Geography degrees. If you take more than 8 units from this list, only 8 will count as units for your major but the course grades from all of them will be applied to your major GPA. Only course numbers on this list that are underlined apply to the Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography degree.

Anthropology

  • 102A Introduction to Women, Culture and Development (same as GLOBL 180A, SOC 156A)
  • 104H People, Poverty, and Environment in Central America (same as ENV S 104)
  • 111 The Anthropology of Food
  • 117 Borders and Borderlands
  • 118 Modernity and the State
  • 121MS Historical World Systems
  • 122 Anthropology of World Systems
  • 127 Hunters and Gatherers
  • 129MG Behavioral Ecology of Hunter Gatherers
  • 130A Coupled Human and Natural Systems: Risks, Vulnerability, Resilience, and Disasters (same as ENV S 130A)
  • 130B Global Tourism and Environmental Conservation (same as ENV S 130B)
  • 130C Global Food Systems and Human Food Security (same as ENV S 130C)
  • 131 North American Indians
  • 134 Modern Cultures of Latin America
  • 135 Modern Mexican Culture
  • 136 Peoples and Cultures of the Pacific
  • 139MG Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon
  • 141 Agriculture and Society in Mexico: Past and Present
  • 142 Peoples and Cultures of India
  • 145 Anthropological Demography and Life History
  • 148 Ecological Anthropology
  • 155 Prehistory of California and the Great Basin
  • 156 Understanding Africa
  • 160 Cultural Ecology
  • 163 Archeology of North America
  • 164 The Origins of Complex Societies
  • 166 Climate Change in Prehistory
  • 167 People of the Ice Age
  • 168 Ethnology in Rural California: Transformations in Agriculture, Farm Labor, and Rural Communities
  • 173 Nationalisms and the Nation-State
  • 175 Southwestern Archaeology
  • 181 Methods and Techniques of Field Archaeology
  • 184 Settlement Pattern Analysis in Archaeology
  • 187 The Clash of Cultures
  • 188 The Seacoast in Prehistory

Cross-listed Anthropology

  • 149 World Agriculture, Food, and Population (same as GEOG 161, ENV S 149)
  • 158 Cultural and Biological Diversity of Food Plants (same as GEOG 169, ENV S 158)
  • 166BT Biotechnology, Food, and Agriculture (same as GEOG 171BT, ENV S 166BT)
  • 166FP Small-Scale Food Production (same as GEOG 171FP, ENV S 166FP)

Asian American Studies

  • 130 Colonialism and Migration in the Passage to America

Chicana and Chicano Studies

  • 141 Central Americans in the United States
  • 144 The Chicana/o Community
  • 189 Immigration and the U.S. Border

Communication

  • 118 Communication Technology and Organization
  • 136 Collaborative Technologies and the Dynamics of Organization
  • 137 Global Communication, International Relations and the Media

Comparative Literature

  • 107 Voyages to the Unknown (Same as FR 154A)
  • 153 Border Narratives

Computer Science

  • 111 Introduction to Computational Science
  • 165A Artificial Intelligence
  • 174A Fundamentals of Database Systems
  • 180 Computer Graphics
  • 186 Human-Computer Interaction

Earth Science (Geological Sciences)

  • 104B Field Methods
  • 109 Geology of California
  • 117 Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
  • 130 Global Warming–Science and Society
  • 157 Plate Tectonics
  • 164A Earth System Geology
  • 164B Earth System Ocean-Atmosphere
  • 164C Earth System History
  • 168 Aqueous Transport of Pollutants (same as ENV S 168)
  • 169 Tracer Hydrology (same as ENV S 169)
  • 172 Earth’s Climate: Past and Present

Cross-listed Earth Science (Geological Sciences)

  • 173 Groundwater Hydrology (same as GEOG 116)

East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies

  • 130 Tourism in East Asia
  • 140 Spaces in the Chinese City
  • 175 Sacred Geography in China and Japan

Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology

  • 103A Flora and Vegetation of California
  • 103B Vegetation and Flora of California
  • 104 The State of Our Planet
  • 119 Ecology and Management of California Wildlands (same as ENV S 119)
  • 120 Introduction to Ecology
  • 120AL-BL Field and Laboratory Studies in Ecology
  • 124 Biochemical Ecology
  • 125 Dynamics of Ecological Systems
  • 127 Plant Biology and Biodiversity
  • 127L Plant Biology and Biodiversity Laboratory
  • 128 Foundations of Ecosystem Restoration (same as ENV S 128)
  • 133 Biodiversity and Conservation Biology (same as ENV S 133)
  • 140 General Plant Ecology
  • 140L General Plant Ecology Lab
  • 142A Aquatic Communities
  • 142AL Methods of Aquatic Community Ecology
  • 142B Environmental Processes in Oceans and Lakes
  • 142BL Chemical and Physical Methods of Aquatic Environments
  • 142C Environmental Processes in Oceans and Lakes
  • 142CL Methods of Aquatic Biology
  • 148 Ecology of Running Waters
  • 151 Phytoplankton Photoecology
  • 152 Applied Marine Ecology (same as ENV S 152)
  • 153 Ecology of Lakes and Wetlands
  • 159 Tropical Ecology
  • 166 Field Approaches to Terrestrial Plant and Ecosystem Ecology
  • 167 Applied Freshwater Ecology
  • 168 Conservation Ecology
  • 170 Biology of the Marine-Land Interface
  • 171 Ecosystem Processes (same as ENV S 171)
  • 179 Modeling Environmental and Ecological Change
  • 185 Field Work in Oceanography
  • 186 Restoration Ecology

Economics

  • 114 Economic Development
  • 115 Environmental Economics (same as ENV S 175)
  • 120 Urban and Regional Economics
  • 122 Natural Resources Economics
  • 180 International Trade
  • 181 International Finance

Environmental Studies

  • 100 Environmental Ecology
  • 103S History of Surfing (same as HIST 103S)
  • 104 People, Poverty, and Environment in Central America (same as ANTH 104H)
  • 105 Solar and Renewable Energy
  • 106 Critical Thinking about Human-Environment Problems and Solutions
  • 107R History and Ecological Restoration (same as HIST 107R)
  • 110 Disease and the Environment
  • 112 World Population, Policies, and the Environment
  • 115 Energy and the Environment
  • 116 Building Sustainable Communities
  • 117 Science and Policy Dimensions of Climate Change
  • 118 Industrial Ecology: Designing for the Environment
  • 119 Ecology and Management of California Wildlands (same as EEMB 119)
  • 120 Toxics in the Environment
  • 122LE Cultural Representations: Literature and the Environment
  • 122NE Cultural Representations: Nature and the Environment (same as ENGL 122NE)
  • 123 Coastal Ocean Law and Policy
  • 125A Principles of Environmental Law
  • 125B Land Use and Planning Law
  • 128 Foundations of Ecosystem Restoration (same as EEMB 128)
  • 130A Coupled Human and Natural Systems: Risks, Vulnerability, Resilience, and Disasters (same as ANTH 130A)
  • 130B Global Tourism and Environmental Conservation (same as ANTH 130B)
  • 130C Global Food Systems and Human Food Security (same as ANTH 130C)
  • 131 International Environmental Law and Politics
  • 132 Human Behavior and Global Environment
  • 134 Coastal Processes and Management
  • 135A Principles of Environmental Planning
  • 135B Advanced Environmental Planning
  • 147 Air Quality and the Environment
  • 152 Applied Marine Ecology (same as EEMB 152)
  • 160 American Environmental Literature
  • 165A Environmental Impact Analysis
  • 165B Advanced Environmental Impact Analysis
  • 168 Aqueous Transport of Pollutants (same as GEOL 168)
  • 169 Tracer Hydrology (same as GEOL 169)
  • 171 Ecosystem Processes (same as EEMB 171)
  • 172 Integrated Materials and Waste Management
  • 173 American Environmental History (same as HIST 173T)
  • 174 Environmental Policy and Economics
  • 175 Environmental Economics (same as ECON 115)
  • 176A Water Policy in the West: Linking Science with Environmental and Economic Values
  • 176B Advanced Study of Water Policy
  • 178 Politics of the Environment (same as POL S 175)
  • 179 Natural Resource Economics
  • 183 Films of the Natural and Human Environment (same as FLMST 183)
  • 184 Gender and the Environment
  • 188 The Ethics of Human-Environment Relations
  • 189 Religion and Ecology in the Americas (same as RG ST 193)

Cross-listed Environmental Studies

  • 111 The California Channel Islands (same as GEOG 149)
  • 114A Soil Science (same as GEOG 114A)
  • 114B Soil Genesis and Classification (same as GEOG 114B)
  • 144 Form, Process, and Human Use of Rivers (same as GEOG 144)
  • 149 World Agriculture, Food, and Population (same as GEOG 161)
  • 158 Cultural and Biological Diversity of Food Plants (same as GEOG 169)
  • 162A Environmental Water Quality (same as GEOG 162)
  • 166BT Biotechnology, Food, and Agriculture (same as GEOG 171BT)
  • 166FP Small-Scale Food Production (same as GEOG 171FP)
  • 167 Biogeography: The Study of Plant and Animal Distributions (same as GEOG 167)

Film and Media Studies

  • 183 Films of the Natural and Human Environment (same as ENV S 183)

French and Italian

  • 154A Voyages to the Unknown (same as C LIT 107)

Global Studies

  • 102 Global Religion (same as RG ST 108, SOC 118GR)
  • 104 Global Diasporas and Cultural Change
  • 122 The Contemporary World System (same as SOC 166W)
  • 123 Introduction to International Political Economy (same as POL S 186)
  • 124 Global Conflict (same as SOC 138G)
  • 130 Global Economy and Development
  • 140 Development and Social Change in South and Central Asia (same as SOC 130SA)
  • 142 Modern South Asia
  • 151 Europe in a Global Context
  • 161 Global Environmental Policy and Politics
  • 180A Introduction to Women, Culture, and Development (same as ANTH 102A, SOC 156A)

History

  • 103S History of Surfing (same as ENV S 103S)
  • 105B The Space Age
  • 107R History and Ecological Restoration (same as ENV S 107R)
  • 117A Towns, Trade, and Urban Culture in the Middle Ages
  • 117E Society and Nature in the Middle Ages
  • 143 The Nile Quest
  • 153 Comparative Seaborn Empires: 1415 to 1700
  • 164IA American Immigration
  • 171C The United States and the World, 1898-1945
  • 171D The United States and the World Since 1945
  • 173T American Environmental History (same as ENV S 173)
  • 176A-B The American West
  • 178A-B American Urban History

History of Art and Architecture

  • 132A Mediterranean Cities
  • 136H Housing American Cultures
  • 136I The City in History
  • 136J Landscape of Colonialism
  • 136O “It’s Not Easy Building Green”—History and Aesthetics of Sustainable Architecture
  • 136X Culture of Architecture: Perception and Analysis of the Built Environment
  • 140B Landscape Painting and Design
  • 140E Landscape Design History

Interdisciplinary

  • 192B Introduction to Shoreline Preservation: Research and Writing

Linguistics

  • 115 Introduction to Historical Comparative Linguistics
  • 117 Regional Dialects and Varieties of English Around the World
  • 122 History of the English Language
  • 180 Language in American Ethnic Minority Groups
  • 181 Languages of the World

Mathematics

  • 102A-B Modern Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry
  • 104A Introduction into Numerical Analysis
  • 104B Numerical Analysis
  • 104C Advanced topics in Numerical Analysis
  • 108A Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • 108B Advanced Linear Algebra
  • 113 Non-Euclidean Geometry
  • 116 Combinatorial Analysis
  • 132A-B Introduction to Operations Research
  • 137A-B Graph and Network Theory

Mechanical Engineering

  • 114 Water Supply and Pollution Control
  • 119 Introduction to Coastal Engineering
  • 152A Fluid Mechanics

Philosophy

  • 124C Philosophy of Space and Time

Physics

  • 120 Physics of California: Waves, Weather, Quakes and Fires

Political Science

  • 121 International Politics
  • 124 International Organization
  • 134 Relations Between the United States and Mexico
  • 146 Globalization and Politics
  • 162 Urban Government and Politics
  • 175 Politics of the Environment (same as ENV S 178)
  • 177 Comparative Environmental Politics
  • 186 Introduction to International Political Economy (same as GLOBL 123)

Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • 107 Introduction to Perception
  • 108 Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

Religious Studies

  • 108 Global Religion (same as GL ST 102, SOC 118GR)
  • 128C The Sacred Geography of the Ancient Mediterranean World
  • 193 Religion and Ecology in the Americas (same as ENV S 189)

Sociology

  • 108G Methods and Research in Global and International Sociology
  • 118GR Global Religion (same as GL ST 102, RG ST 108)
  • 122GI Global Inequalities
  • 123 Population
  • 126 Urban Society
  • 130 Development and its Alternatives
  • 130A Development and Social Change in Africa
  • 130LA Development and Social Change in Latin America
  • 130GR Globalization and Resistance
  • 130ME Development and Social Change in the Middle East
  • 130SA Development and Social Change in South and Central Asia (same as GLOBL 140)
  • 130SG Sociology of Globalization
  • 138G Global Conflict (same as GLOBL 124)
  • 148 Social Networks
  • 148MA Social Network Analysis
  • 156A Introduction to Women, Culture, and Development (same as ANTH 102A, GLOBL 180A)
  • 166W The Contemporary World System (Same as GLOBL 122)

Statistics and Applied Probability

  • 120A-B-C Probability and Statistics
  • 122 Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • 123 Sampling Techniques
  • 126 Regression Analysis