Fall 2011 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 20-Dec 15
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 424     11134 
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MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 424     11138 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 424     16292 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC S.Sterling           ARC MAIN Science 424     11398 Textbook


GEOL 301    Physical Geology Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GEOL 300
General Education: 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 20-Dec 15
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 425     11140 
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MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB S.Sterling           ARC MAIN Science 425     16796 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.
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 20-Oct 14
TTh       06:00PM-09:10PM LEC T.Boroughs           ARC MAIN Science 425     11304 
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Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 424     13764 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 424     13598 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 424     11302 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC M.Levy               Off Campus Natomas N201  16312 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 15-Dec 09
TTh       06:00PM-09:10PM LAB T.Boroughs           ARC MAIN Science 425     12806 
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Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 425     13600 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LAB T.Boroughs           ARC MAIN Science 425     11478 Textbook


GEOL 310    Historical Geology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: GEOL 300 or 305 ; (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
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. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 424     11300 
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GEOL 311    Historical Geology Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GEOL 310
Advisory: GEOL 300 and 301
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a laboratory study in historical geology. Principles of physical geology and paleontology are applied in the reconstruction of the history of the earth. Exercises in stratigraphy, paleontology and interpretation of geologic maps are utilized. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 425     29200 
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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 20-Dec 15
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 424     14196 
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Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: December 5, 2011