Fall 2012 Class Schedule (ARC)



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NATR 300    Introduction to Natural Resource Conservation and Policy    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to UC/CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course provides a survey of concepts, issues, laws and regulations relevant to natural resources, such as soils, water, wildlife, fisheries, rangelands, and forests, with a focus on their sustainable management and conservation. Overexploitation, pollution, land use, and waste issues are integrated throughout the course. Principles, problems, and solutions are explored in the context of economics, ethics, and past, present, and future natural resource issues. Critical thinking and ecological dynamics are stressed. Sustainability, global environmental problems, and energy are major themes. It also examines the environmental regulatory process in California. Federal and California environmental laws are studied and discussed. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
MW        06:00PM-08:05PM LEC C.Papouchis          ARC MAIN ER 002          18974 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:50AM LEC C.Papouchis          Off Campus Natomas N101  13019 Textbook


NATR 305    Fisheries Ecology and Management    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the fundamentals of marine and freshwater fisheries and their impacts on society and the environment. Fisheries sustainability issues are investigated, including environmental, ecological, economic, and social aspects. Commercial and recreational fisheries management and aquaculture, including fish farming and fish ranching, are covered. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
M         02:00PM-05:05PM LEC A.Schreier           ARC MAIN ER 002          12993 
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W         02:00PM-05:05PM LAB A.Schreier           ARC MAIN ER 001            


NATR 307    Principles of Sustainability    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D7; IGETC Area 4G
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: Theoretical and practical aspects of sustainability are explored including social, economic, and environmental dimensions. Sustainable principles and practices are examined in the context of energy production and consumption, transportation systems, food production, water resources, industry, and the built environment. The environmental as well as social and cultural impact of industrialization is addressed, and solutions to current problems are discussed. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
T         01:00PM-04:05PM LEC J.Neale              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     12434 
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T         01:00PM-04:05PM LEC J.Topinka            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     12434 Textbook
Th        01:00PM-04:05PM LAB J.Topinka            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325       
NOTE: Some longer Tues, Thurs or Saturday field trips will be scheduled. Contact instructor for more information at NealeJ@arc.losrios.edu

Th        01:00PM-04:05PM LAB J.Neale              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325       
NOTE: Some longer Tues, Thurs or Saturday field trips will be scheduled. Contact instructor for more information at NealeJ@arc.losrios.edu


NATR 310    Natural Resource Measurements    4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides basic natural resource measurement and survey skills. Included are elementary surveying, public land surveying, distance and direction measurement, topographic map reading, stream flow measurement, basic aquatic and water quality sampling. It focuses on forest and herbaceous vegetation sampling techniques such as transects and quadrates. Also included are the fundamentals of wildlife sampling techniques such as radio telemetry, population sampling techniques, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and use of the internet as a research tool. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
T         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Neale              ARC MAIN ER 002          11714 
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T         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC A.Chin               ARC MAIN ER 002          11714 Textbook
T         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Long               ARC MAIN ER 002          11714 Textbook
T         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC S.Matiasek           ARC MAIN ER 002          11714 Textbook
Th        09:00AM-12:05PM LAB J.Neale              ARC MAIN ER 002            
Th        09:00AM-12:05PM LAB A.Chin               ARC MAIN ER 002            
Th        09:00AM-12:05PM LAB J.Long               ARC MAIN ER 002            
Th        09:00AM-12:05PM LAB S.Matiasek           ARC MAIN ER 002            


NATR 320    Principles of Ecology    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers basic principles of ecology, including the physical and biological factors of different environments in relation to the distribution and abundance of plants and animals. Emphasis is on the management of ecosystems using ecological principles and the understanding of current ecological issues. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
M         10:30AM-01:35PM LEC J.Neale              ARC MAIN Science 422     11924 
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F         09:00AM-12:15PM LAB J.Neale              ARC MAIN ER 002            
NOTE: Several all day Friday field trips will be required (and we will not meet every week for lab). Please contact instructor for more information at NealeJ@arc.losrios.edu


NATR 330    Native trees and shrubs of California    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to UC/CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This dendrology course covers classification and ecology of major natural plant communities of California and their tree and shrub component species. It focuses on characterization of the dominant vegetation types and identification of native woody species using plant keys and sight identification. Topics include natural history and life cycle, physiology, evolution, and human uses of --and threats to-- California plant communities and individual species. The course involves the creation of a plant collection including at least 60 representative native woody species. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
T         05:40PM-08:45PM LEC J.Neale              ARC MAIN ER 002          12436 
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Sa        09:00AM-12:15PM LAB J.Neale              ARC MAIN ER 002            
NOTE: All-day field labs will be held on 7-8 Saturdays instead of weekly lab meetings. Please contact instructor for more information at NealeJ@arc.losrios.edu


NATR 346    Water Resources and Conservation    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: (1) NATR 300 or equivalent introductory science course with a grade of "C" or better; (2) ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116, with a grade of "C" or better; or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; AND (3) MATH 120, MATH 124, MATH 125, or MATH 129 or higher, with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an introduction to water resource management with an emphasis on water issues in California. It provides a historical perspective on water development and explores current and projected water issues. Surface water and groundwater systems are considered, with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary nature of sustainable water resource management that balances urban, agricultural, industrial, and environmental water needs. The implications of water rights and key water policies are considered in evaluating how water is used and exploited. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
Th        05:40PM-08:45PM LEC S.Matiasek           ARC MAIN ER 002          20051 
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NATR 498    Work Experience in Natural Resources    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: 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 assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity or job related to natural resources. Students are advised to consult with the Natural Resources Department faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the field of natural resources. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to fulfill a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The weekly orientation is required for first time participants, returning participants are not required to attend the orientation but are required to meet with the instructor as needed to complete all program forms and assignments. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 20-Dec 14
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  12128 
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TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung               TBA TBA                 12128 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
T         04:00PM-04:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Rm 129          12129 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 12129 Textbook
W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN Rm 129          12130 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 12130 Textbook
M         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         Off Campus Natomas/Ik A104 12131 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 12131 Textbook
T         02:00PM-02:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Rm 129          12132 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 12132 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek               TBA TBA                 12133 Textbook
Orientation: Thursday, August 16
06:00PM-07:30PM    Rm 126

Orientation for this online course is mandatory for all students. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Fall 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: November 5, 2012