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Welcome to the Meteorology & Geography Department.


About Geography

Geography is the organized knowledge of the earth as the world of people.

The subject is perfect for students who wish to acquire a broad general
knowledge of the world in which we live. The subject consists of
Physical Geography, which deals with the natural science of the earth.

Weather, Climate, Landforms, interactions between the land, water, and
atmosphere of our planet sets the stage for the works of people who live
on our planet.

Cultural Geography deals with the way people modify and interpret their
relationship to the planet on which we live. Subjects include: Economic,
Political, Urban, Religious, Language, and spread of Technology through
time and region.

Cabrillo offers the first two years of the Geography Major as well as
elective courses for students wishing to complete their General
Education requirements. Physical (G1) has a laboratory (G1L) which
satisfies he Natural Science requirement for transfer. Cultural
Geography, Regional Geography, Map Reading, and California Geography
satisfy the Social Science requirements in General Education.

Majors in Geography find employment in many professions. Some include:
Real Estate, Title Companies, Travel Agencies, Geographical Information
Systems (GIS), Tour Operations, City and County Planning Agencies, and
of course education. Go to
for further information on jobs in Geography

About Meterology

Meteorology is the science of the Atmosphere. It includes basic
scientific principles of radiation, winds, gas laws, Coriolis Effect,
humidity, atmospheric pollution, humidity, clouds, severe storms, and

It satisfies the Natural Science Requirement for transfer to most
colleges and universities. If you wish this class to satisfy a
Laboratory Natural Science requirement, you need to take Meteorology 1
Lab (a 1 unit separate class) either concurrently or after you have
finished the 3 unit lecture class.

Majors in Meteorology usually obtain employment in forecasting for
private industry or in education.

For more information on jobs in Meteorology go to:


Contact Information
Meterorology / Geography

Deirdre Scholar


Department Phone: 831.479.6346
Location: 432B
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