A Geographic Information System uses computers and software to leverage the fundamental principle of geography – that location is important in people’s lives. It is a tool for managing information according to where it’s located. There is currently a shortage of qualified professionals to fill GIS related positions ranging from engineers to telecommunications experts. GIS is one of the most important components in approaching global problem solving. It helps us look for patterns in both the man-made and natural worlds. People in business, government, education, and natural resources are using GIS to analyze markets, manage parcels of land, conduct research, and protect natural resources.
Geography is the study of place and space. Geographers are interested in examining
where things are located on the earth, why they are located where they are and how
places differ. Geographers are also fundamentally interested in the interactions between
people and the spaces they occupy. Geography helps us make sense of the world!
The Geography Department at Mt SAC offers exciting coursework in:
GEOGRAPHY 1: PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY AND
GEOGRAPHY 1L: PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY LAB
GEOGRAPHY 2: HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
GEOGRAPHY 30: THE GEOGRAPHY OF CALIFORNIA
GEOGRAPHY 5: WORLD GEOGRAPHY
GEOGRAPHY 8: URBAN GEOGRAPHY
GEOGRAPHY 10: INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)
Many other majors intersect with Geography. We welcome all majors to Geography courses including majors in: history, political science, sociology, earth science, geology, oceanography, graphic design, engineering, fire technology, aeronautics, computer information systems, biology, business, architecture, anthropology and many more.
Come and see how interdisciplinary the field of Geography is!
Jobs in geography include: urban and regional planning, transportation, marketing, real estate, tourism, international business, meteorology and climatology (weather forecasting), land and water use management and cartography. Email: email@example.com for more information.
Geographers are engaged in research related to global warming, desertification, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, groundwater pollution, fire management, flooding, earthquake risk assessment, international relations, global development, and many more.