Geography is the study of place and space. It is the description of land, sea, and air, and the distribution of plant and animal life including humans and their activities.  A comprehensive set of undergraduate courses fulfill the general education and transfer requirements of students through day, evening, late-start offerings, and online courses. 

Please select from the listings below to view the course objectives and expected student learning outcomes for each course:

        * GEOG M01 - Physical Geography
        * GEOG M01L - Physical Geography Lab
        * GEOG M02 - Cultural Geography
        * GEOG M03 - World Regional Geography
        * GEOG M03H - Honors: World Regional Geography

The most rapidly increasing area of employment for people trained in geography involves planning at all levels: local, regional, and national. A background in geography is an asset in education, travel, recreation, industry, and international commerce.

Check out the Moorpark College weather station - created and maintained by the Geography Department!


Department Administration and Faculty

Office:  Administration Bldg. 136 (A 136)

Telephone: (805) 378-1572


  • David Gatewood, PhD, MBA, Interim Dean of Student Learning
  • Mary Anne Beck, Administrative Assistant

Department Chair


Part-time Faculty

  • Aleksandra Craine
  • James Craine
  • Kathy Duret​
  • Anthony Harju
  • Ilya Neyman
  • Karen Sonksen
  • Jason Ward



Counselors who specialize in Geography, Chuck Brinkman and Danita Redd (Physical), can be contacted through the Counseling Office.

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