Focuses on the basic physical elements of geography: Earth-sun relationships, weather, climate, landforms, water and natural vegetation, and their integrated patterns of world distribution.
McKnight’s Physical Geography, Southern California Edition, D. Hess
McKnight’s Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation, D. Hess
(Either is acceptable)
Atlas of World Geography, Rand McNally (others may be acceptable)
The Saddleback College bookstore may not list all the text options for any of the classes listed on this page. Other than in-person at the bookstore, there are other (cheaper) book purchasing options available including College Books on Marguerite Pkwy.
Syllabus (pdf file)
Schedule (pdf file)
Semester Writing Assignment (pdf file)
Local Area Map with Potential Locations (pdf file)
Atlas Assignment (pdf file)
Mid Term Exam Study Guide (pdf file)
Sample Test Questions (pdf file)
Sample Test Answers (pdf file)
Final Exam Study Guide (pdf file)