Fall 2010 Class Schedule (ARC)



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GEOL 300    Physical Geology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 100 and ENGRD 116, ENGWR 51, or ESLW 310; or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This in-depth course provides an understanding of the dynamic nature of the Earth through the study of Earth processes. Topics include global plate tectonics and related processes such as seismic and volcanic activity. It also covers mineral and rock formation, and those processes related to the development of fluvial, glacial, desert, and coastal environments. The occurrence, use, and abuse of renewable and non-renewable resources such as air, ground and surface water, and fossil fuels are also covered. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Rm 424          11278 
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MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Rm 424          11282 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Rm 424          30847 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC R.Oldham             ARC MAIN Rm 424          11568 Textbook


GEOL 301    Physical Geology Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GEOL 300
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course encompasses the study and identification of common rocks and minerals, the interpretation and recognition of geologic structures and landforms, interpretation of maps, aerial photographs, remote sensing images, seismic information, analysis of geologic hazards, and field observations of the local geology.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Rm 425          30850 
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MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Rm 425          11286 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB R.Oldham             ARC MAIN Rm 424          31376 Textbook


GEOL 305    Earth Science    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 32 or 39; and ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This is an introductory science course covering major topics in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. It focuses on Earth as a dynamic and continually evolving planet and emphasizes the relationships between human-Earth interactions. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 21-Oct 15
TTh       06:00PM-09:10PM LEC T.Boroughs           ARC MAIN Rm 424          11472 
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Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Rm 424          14396 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Rm 424          14184 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Rm 424          11470 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC S.Sterling           Natomas Rm N201          30865 Textbook


GEOL 306    Earth Science Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GEOL 305
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course emphasizes scientific methods, critical thinking skills, and systematic Earth science laboratory procedures. Topics include weather analysis, rock and mineral identification, study of geologic concepts by means of topographic and geologic maps, and exercises in astronomy and oceanography. This course is not available for credit to students who have completed GEOL 300 or GEOL 301.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 16-Dec 10
TTh       06:00PM-09:10PM LAB T.Boroughs           ARC MAIN Rm 424          13250 
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Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB R.Oldham             ARC MAIN Rm 425          14186 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LAB T.Boroughs           ARC MAIN Rm 425          11652 Textbook


GEOL 310    Historical Geology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: GEOL 300
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers geologic history of the earth as shown by the changing of land and sea and by the succession of fauna and flora. Stratigraphic and other techniques for interpreting the sequence of past geological events are studied.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Rm 424          11468 
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GEOL 320    Global Climate Change    3 Units

Same As: GEOG 305
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: (ENGWR 102 or 103) or ESLW 310, (ENGRD 116 or ESLR 310), and MATH 100 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: *This course explores the history and mechanisms of climate change in Earth's past, as well as the methods that scientists use to investigate climate change. It also focuses on climate change in Earth's recent history (the past few million years) and the role that humans have had in climate change, especially since the industrial revolution. Additionally, it investigates the effects of climate change in today's world and discusses possible technological and political solutions to this vast and increasingly important problem. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Rm 425          30306 
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MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC C.Thomsen            ARC MAIN Rm 425          30306 Textbook


GEOL 325    Environmental Hazards and Natural Disasters    3 Units

Same As: GEOG 307
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the environmental effects and applications of Earth-related processes. It focuses on earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, and flooding. Topics also include the availability and exploitation of natural resources, waste disposal, and global climate change. Humans as a force in environmental change are emphasized. The course addresses geology, engineering, environmental studies, natural resources, geography, and science education. One field trip is required. Not open to students who have completed GEOG 307.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Rm 424          14900 
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Fall 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: November 19, 2010