Fall 2018 Class Schedule (ARC)



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GEOL 300    Physical Geology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 100, 104 or 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 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 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECG.JaecksARC MAIN Science 42410386TextbookFree Digital Book
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECM.LevyARC MAIN Science 42410388Textbook
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECG.JaecksARC MAIN Science 42411437TextbookFree Digital Book
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECS.SterlingARC MAIN Science 42410470Textbook

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 25-Dec 20

Th10:30AM-01:20PMLABG.JaecksARC MAIN Science 42510389Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLABS.SterlingARC MAIN Science 42411471Textbook

GEOL 305    Earth Science    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 32 or 42; 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 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 25-Oct 17

TTh06:00PM-09:10PMLECN.Montague-ArcherARC MAIN Science 42410442Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECM.LevyARC MAIN Science 42411013Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECM.LevyARC MAIN Science 42410986Textbook
MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECM.LevyARC MAIN Science 42410441Textbook

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 18-Dec 14

TTh06:00PM-09:10PMLABT.BoroughsARC MAIN Science 42510765Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW01:30PM-02:50PMLABT.BoroughsARC MAIN Science 42510987Textbook
MW03:00PM-04:20PMLABT.BoroughsARC MAIN Science 42510495Textbook

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 25-Dec 20

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECG.JaecksARC MAIN Science 42410440TextbookFree Digital Book

GEOL 311    Historical Geology Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GEOL 310
Advisory: GEOL 300 and 301
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a laboratory study in historical geology. It applies principles of physical geology and paleontology in the reconstruction of the history of the earth. Exercises in stratigraphy, paleontology, and interpretation of geologic maps are utilized. Field trips are required. (C-ID GEOL 110L)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

T10:30AM-01:20PMLABG.JaecksARC MAIN Science 42512391Textbook

GEOL 320    Global Climate Change    3 Units

Same As: GEOG 305
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 100 or 104 with a grade of "C" or better; 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, 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, and how societies may adapt to the changes. Field trips may be required. This course is not open to students who have completed GEOG 305.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECG.JaecksARC MAIN Science 42511663TextbookFree Digital Book

GEOL 325    Environmental Hazards and Natural Disasters    3 Units

Same As: GEOG 307
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 100, 104, or 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, 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, flooding, hurricanes, as well as covering related current events. 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. This course addresses geology, engineering, environmental studies, natural resources, geography, and science education. One field trip is required. This course is not open to students who have completed GEOG 307.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECM.LevyARC MAIN Science 42411091Textbook

GEOL 495    Independent Studies in Geology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

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Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 14, 2018