Darrel Hess
Professor of Geography
     Earth Sciences Department
     City College of San Francisco
Teaching Schedule -- Spring 2018
Geography 1    (Sec 001) Physical Geography MWF   10:10 - 11:00 a.m.   Science 005
Geography 1    (Sec 501)
 Physical Geography W        6:40 - 9:30 p.m. Science 005
Geography 1L  (Sec 001) Physical Geography Laboratory M        2:10 - 5:00 p.m. Science 45
Geography 7   (Sec 001) Economic Geography MWF   9:10 - 10:00 a.m. Science 005
My Courses:
Geography 1 is an introduction to Earth’s physical environment.  The course focuses on processes and patterns of weather and climate, the development of landforms, and map interpretation.  Special attention is given to the physical geography and natural hazards of the Bay Area and California. This course has no prerequisites.
Geography 1L is an introductory laboratory course in Physical Geography. Geography 1L complements the Geography 1 lecture course in the study of weather and climate, tectonic processes, and the development of landforms. The emphasis of the laboratory work is on the interpretation of weather maps, climatic data, aerial photographs and topographic maps. Two afternoon field trips are also required. Course prerequisite: Geography 1, which may be taken concurrently.
Geography 4 is an introduction to human geography. Through the use of basic themes and concepts in geography, we explore the imprint of different cultures on the human landscape. Topics include the dynamics of population growth, patterns of migration, the historical development and spread of religion and language, differing systems of agriculture, uneven economic development, and the legacy of colonialism. Special attention is given to contemporary issues such as food production around the world and resurgent nationalism within countries.This course has no prerequisites.
Geography 7 is an introduction to the factors shaping the economic and urban landscapes of the world. Through the use of case studies and theoretical models, we investigate the historical patterns and processes of urbanization, industrialization, and the interlinked global economy. Special attention is given to contemporary issues such as globalization, the changing patterns of manufacturing in the United States, and the increasing importance of multinational corporations. This course has no prerequisites.
About Me:
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About Geography:
To learn more about the discipline of geography, visit the Website of the American Association of Geographers (AAG)--the largest organization of professional and academic geographers in the country (link to AAG Website). The AAG provides scholarships for community college students transferring to four-year colleges and universities (link to the AAG Hess Community College Scholarship), as well as travel funds for community college students to attend the AAG Annual Meeting (link to AAG Community College Travel Grants). The 2018 AAG Annual Meeting is being held in New Orleans from April 10 to April 14 (link to AAG Annual Meeting).