Spring 2010 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: Eight Week - Second, Mar 16-May 13
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC S.Sterling           Off Campus SanJuan HS    31772 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Rm 424          23595 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Rm 424          27857 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Rm 424          23599 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC R.Oldham             ARC MAIN Rm 424          23865 Textbook


GEOL 301    Physical Geology Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GEOL 300
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; 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, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       10:30AM-12:00PM LAB G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Rm 425          23603 
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MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB R.Oldham             ARC MAIN Rm 424          23605 Textbook


GEOL 305    Earth Science    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 32 and ENGRD 116, ENGWR 51 or ESLW 310; or placement through assessment
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, astronomy, scientific method and philosophy of science. A field trip may be required. This course is not designed for science and/or geology majors. This course may not be taken with GEOL 301 (Physical Geology Laboratory).

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC T.Boroughs           ARC MAIN Rm 424          23777 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Rm 424          26373 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Rm 424          26203 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Rm 424          23775 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: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB M.Levy               ARC MAIN Rm 425          26205 
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F         12:15PM-03:20PM LAB T.Boroughs           ARC MAIN Rm 425          25391 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LAB G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Rm 425          23937 Textbook


GEOL 330    Introduction to Oceanography    3 Units

Same As: GEOG 308
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: GEOG 300 or GEOL 300
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an integrated study of water on earth emphasizing physical oceanography. Topics include ocean and shoreline processes, plate tectonics, sea floor morphology, types and distribution of seafloor sediment, ocean sediment transport, ocean chemistry, ocean currents, marine resources, and environmental concerns. Regional oceanographic features are emphasized and a field trip to gain familiarity with regional physical shoreline features is required. This course is not open to students who have completed GEOG 308.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Rm 490          27859 
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GEOL 331    Introduction to Oceanography Lab    1 Unit

Same As: GEOG 309
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GEOG 308 or GEOL 330; GEOL 330 or GEOG 308
Advisory: GEOG 301 or GEOL 301
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a laboratory investigation of water on Earth, emphasizing the shape of the sea floor, marine navigation, plate tectonics, sea floor materials and their utilization, the spatial distribution of ocean sediment, the physical and chemical nature of sea water, currents, tides, and marine weather. This course is not open to students who have completed GEOG 309.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       03:00PM-04:40PM LAB G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Rm 425          29281 
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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. This course may be taken 4 times using different field trip destinations.

Schedule: Other Term, Apr 13-Apr 27
Yosemite High Country
T         06:00PM-08:50PM LEC C.Thomsen             TBA TBA                 28291 
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TBA       TBA             LAB C.Thomsen             TBA TBA                   
Units: 1.0
Hours: 6 hours LEC; 48 hours LAB
Lectures: April 13 and 27, 6:00 p.m. - 8:50 p.m. in Rm 425
Field Trip: April 22 - 25.
Description: This course will offer an overview of Yosemite National Park, from the amazing valley floor and its magnificent waterfalls, to Glacier Point and the Mariposa grove of Redwoods, to Tuolumne Meadows and the high country. You can't really visit Yosemite without some hiking, so come prepared to walk at elevations ranging from 3,900 to 8,200 feet. Campsites will be reserved; camping fee approximately $15 per person. Students will be responsible for providing their own camping equipment and meals, generally prepared in small groups.

Schedule: Other Term, May 19-Jun 02
Grand Staircase: Bryce, Zion, & Grand Canyon
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC H.Howard              TBA TBA                 28243 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB H.Howard              TBA TBA                   
Units: 2.5
Hours: 6 hours LEC; 120 hours LAB
Lectures: May 19 & June 2 in room 425
Field Trip: May 21-May 30
Description: The Grand Staircase is an immense sequence of sedimentary rock layers that is dramatically exposed in southern Utah and northern Arizona. The region stretches downward from Bryce Canyon National Park, through Zion National Park, and into Grand Canyon National Park. The Grand Staircase is unique in that it preserves more Earth history than any other place on the planet. In addition to unique geology, the region is known for incredible plant and animal diversity, Native American history and the history of European settlement, rich dinosaur fossils, breathtaking vistas, and unparalleled stargazing opportunities. This trip will focus on both the physical and human geographies of the region, as experienced through lecture, discussion, and exploration. The three main destinations are Bryce Canyon, known for dramatic limestone pinnacles, fins, and slot canyons; Zion Canyon, known for its towering sandstone cliffs, intimate canyons, and the pristine Virgin River; and The Grand Canyon, known for┐well, its grand canyon! Additional destinations include Valley of Fire State Park (NV) and Red Rock Canyon State Park (CA). Hiking will be required, and participants should be prepared for changeable weather conditions (hot, cold, rain, snow). Participants will provide their own camping equipment and meals. Transportation will be provided by ARC with no private cars allowed. A field trip expense fee will be required (due at our first meeting) to cover camping fees, entrance fees, and other incidentals. The instructor should be contacted for details prior to the first meeting (howardh@arc.losrios.edu, 916-484-8805).

Spring 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: May 17, 2010