Geography is the study of earth and its inhabitants. Geographers examine global patterns to identify interrelationships among the physical environment, culture, politics, economics, and historical events. Geography courses offered at MJC include physical geography which examines earth processes and assesses human impact upon the earth. Cultural geography focuses upon global patterns of human behavior, how cultural traits develop and diffuse. Economic geography identifies the location of economic activities found on a global basis. World Regional Geography which is a more traditional course addressing the uniqueness of global locations. We also offer a course in Geographical Information Systems, using ArcView software, introducing students to software systems used in business and government to create maps and illustrate local and global patterns.