Fall 2017 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 19-Dec 14
MW        12:30PM-02:20PM LEC C.Papouchis          ARC MAIN ER 002          11828 
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NATR 303    Energy and Sustainability    3 Units

Same As: ENERGY 303 and ET 303
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 120, 125, 129, 133 or higher; NATR 300, or an equivalent transferable life science course; and Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300, OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course investigates fundamentals of energy and impacts of energy systems on society and the environment. It explores energy resources, efficiency, conservation, and emerging technologies. Specifically addressed are mechanics, advantages, disadvantages, and sustainability of current and future energy systems. This course also focuses on economic, cultural, political, and environmental aspects of energy production and consumption in the context of the built environment, transportation, food systems, manufacturing, and public services. Field trips may be required. This course is not open to students who have completed ENERGY 303 or ET 303.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LEC R.Skillen            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 312     19089 
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NATR 305    Fisheries Ecology and Management    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340; AND eligible for transfer-level math.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV (effective Summer 2016); CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the fundamentals of marine and freshwater fisheries, ecosystems, and their impacts on society and the environment. Fish life history, ecology, habitats, and population dynamics are examined. Fisheries' sustainability issues are investigated, including environmental, ecological, economic, and social aspects. Commercial and recreational fisheries management and aquaculture are covered. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
T         05:30PM-08:35PM LEC C.Bowles             ARC MAIN Science 426     12627 
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Sa        01:00PM-04:05PM LAB C.Bowles             ARC MAIN ER 002            
Labs will meet as scheduled, except: A required 2-day, 1-night field trip on Oct 14-15; Two required full-day field trips on Sep 16, Nov 18, and/or Dec 2. Lab will NOT meet on Sep 23, Oct 21, and Nov 11. Lab fees of $15 per student are required. If fees constitute financial hardship, please visit the Science Division office to obtain a waiver form.


NATR 307    Principles of Sustainability    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D7; IGETC Area 4
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 19-Dec 14
M         02:30PM-05:35PM LEC C.Papouchis          ARC MAIN ER 001          11511 
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W         02:30PM-05:35PM LAB C.Papouchis          ARC MAIN ER 001            
NOTE: Some longer Saturday field trips will be scheduled. Contact instructor for more information at papoucc@arc.losrios.edu


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 19-Dec 14
W         05:45PM-08:50PM LEC J.Neale              ARC MAIN ER 002          11288 
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F         01:00PM-04:15PM LAB J.Neale              ARC MAIN ER 002            
NOTE: Labs are held on Fridays (but note weekend and Sunday trips below) and include two on-campus labs (1-4:05pm) on 8/25 and 9/1; off-campus day trips (usually from early morning until late evening) on 9/8 (afternoon only), 9/22, 10/6, 10/13 (afternoon only), SUNDAY 11/5, 11/17, and 12/1; and a mandatory 3-day trip from Friday morning 10/20 until late evening on 10/22 (to Angelo Coast Range Reserve). Students must attend the on-campus labs, the weekend trip, and 4 of the 7 day trips. We will not have class on the other Fridays (i.e., those not listed above). Lab fee of $30 is required from each student. If fees constitute financial hardship, please visit the Science Division office to obtain a waiver form. Lab schedule does not conflict with NATR 330. Please contact instructor for more information: NealeJ@arc.losrios.edu


NATR 330    Native Trees and Shrubs of California    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340
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 component tree and shrub species. Emphasis is placed on biotic and abiotic factors of native woody plant distribution and abundance in northern California, focusing on characterization of the dominant vegetation types and identification of native woody species. Major topics include plant adaptation, evolution, and diversity in time and space; morphology and physiology; life history; soils, climate, and topography; endemism; interspecific and intraspecific interactions; invasive species; disease; anthropogenic and natural environmental change; human uses of native plants; and native plant restoration and conservation. This course involves the creation of a plant collection including at least 60 representative native woody species. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
M         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Neale              ARC MAIN ER 002          11513 
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F         09:00AM-12:15PM LAB J.Neale              ARC MAIN ER 002            
NOTE: Labs are held on Fridays (but note overnight trip below) and include two on-campus labs (9am-12:05pm) on 8/25 and 9/1; off-campus day trips (usually from early morning until late evening) on 9/8 (morning only), 9/15, 10/6, 10/13 (morning only), 10/27, 11/3, 11/17 and 12/1; and a mandatory overnight trip (to Lassen) from early Friday morning 9/29 until late evening on 9/30. Students must attend the on-campus labs, the overnight trip, and 5 of the 8 day trips. We will not have class on the other Fridays (i.e., those not listed above). Lab fee of $15 is required from each student. If fees constitute financial hardship, please visit the Science Division office to obtain a waiver form. Lab schedule does not conflict with NATR 320. Please contact instructor for more information at NealeJ@arc.losrios.edu


NATR 498    Work Experience in Natural Resources    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position, or job related to natural resources with a cooperating site supervisor. 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 Title 5 required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site, and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the semester, the student is required to attend 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. First-time participants are required to attend a weekly orientation and a final meeting. Returning participants are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting and may meet individually with the instructor as needed to complete a work site observation and all program forms, receive updates, and assignments. Students may take up to 16 units total across all Work Experience course offerings. This course may be taken up to four times when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
Th        04:10PM-05:00PM LAB J.Neale              ARC MAIN Lib 002         11396 
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Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: November 2, 2017