Fall 2014 Class Schedule (ARC)



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GEOL 300    Physical Geology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 100, 104 or 132 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. (C-ID GEOL 100)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 424     10472 
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MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 424     10474 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC T.Manley             ARC MAIN Science 424     12014 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC S.Sterling           ARC MAIN Science 424     10575 Textbook


GEOL 301    Physical Geology Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GEOL 300
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a laboratory study of the basic principles of geology and their applications to everyday life. It 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, and analysis of geologic hazards. Field trips may be required. (C-ID GEOL 100L)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
Th        10:30AM-01:20PM LAB G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 425     10475 
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F         09:00AM-12:05PM LAB T.Manley             ARC MAIN Science 425     12455 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB S.Sterling           ARC MAIN Science 424     12093 Textbook


GEOL 305    Earth Science    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 32, 39 or 42; and 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.
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. (C-ID GEOL 120)

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 23-Oct 15
TTh       06:00PM-09:10PM LEC T.Boroughs           ARC MAIN Science 425     10539 
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Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 424     11351 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 424     11315 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 424     10538 Textbook
MW        06:30PM-07:50PM LEC T.Manley             Off Campus Natomas N201  12020 Textbook


GEOL 306    Earth Science Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GEOL 305
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5C
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 topographic and geologic maps, and exercises in astronomy and oceanography. (C-ID GEOL 120L)

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 16-Dec 12
TTh       06:00PM-09:10PM LAB T.Boroughs           ARC MAIN Science 425     11034 
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Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
T         01:30PM-04:35PM LAB M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 425     11316 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LAB T.Boroughs           ARC MAIN Science 425     10605 Textbook


GEOL 310    Historical Geology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: GEOL 300, GEOL 305, MATH 100, MATH 104, or MATH 132; AND eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
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 rock record and by the succession of fauna and flora through the processes of evolution and extinction. Plate tectonics and its driving mechanisms are used to understand the assembly and breakup of supercontinents, growth and erosion of mountains and changing sea levels. The evolution of species, ecosystems, climates, and landscapes is placed in a plate tectonics context. Stratigraphic, mineralogic, geochemical, and petrographical techniques for interpreting the sequence of past geological events are studied. Field trips may be required. (C-ID GEOL 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 424     10537 
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GEOL 320    Global Climate Change    3 Units

Same As: GEOG 305
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or ESLW 310, ENGRD 116 or ESLR 310, and MATH 100, 104 or 132 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 23-Dec 18
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 425     12456 
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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 23-Dec 18
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 425     11468 
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GEOL 390    Field Studies in Geology    .5-4 Units

Same As: GEOG 390
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 24 hours LEC ; 144 hours LAB
Description: This course involves field trips to selected locations of geologic interest. Course content varies according to field trip destination but may include topics in physical geology, environmental geology, economic geology, and/or introduction to tools and techniques used for geosciences field research (e.g. map and compass, the Global Positioning System (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), etc.). Field excursions are required and field trip expense fees may be required. A portion of this course may be offered in a TBA component of 18-144 hours which may include composing field notes, making field sketches, collecting various forms of field data, analysis of field data, and use of maps, compass, and/or the Global Positioning System.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 23-Oct 07
T         06:00PM-08:50PM LEC C.Thomsen             TBA TBA                 13047 
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T         06:00PM-08:50PM LEC C.Thomsen             TBA TBA                 13047 Textbook
Lava Beds Natl Monument
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Thomsen             TBA TBA                   
Units: 1
Hours: 6 hours LEC; 48 TBA hours of LAB


Field Geology of Lava Beds National Monument
Description: This course offers a field trip to one of the most beautiful and least visited areas in the state, the Modoc Plateau. We will explore lava tubes, spatter cones, and volcanoes. We will also examine the unique plant and animal communities of the plateau. Topics to be covered include volcanic landforms, plant and animal communities of the area, and the cultural geography of the area, including the history and culture of the Native Americans that lived there. Campsites will be available (camping fee approximately $20 /person). Students will be responsible for providing their own camping equipment and meals (generally prepared in small groups). Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived. Call or e-mail Prof. Charlie Thomsen if you have questions or difficulties adding the class (916) 484-8184 or at thomsec@arc.losrios.edu
Lectures: Tuesdays, September 23 and October 7, 6:00-9:00PM, Rm 425
Field Trip (TBA LAB hours): 8:00AM, Thursday, October 2 through 8:00PM, Sunday, October 5

Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: November 24, 2014