Spring 2010 Class Schedule (ARC)



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NATR 300    Introduction to Natural Resource Management    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to UC/CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides a survey of natural resources, such as soils, water, wildlife, fisheries, rangeland, and forests, with a focus on their sustainable management and conservation. Overexploitation, pollution, 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 of the course. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
W         10:30AM-01:35PM LEC C.Papouchis          ARC MAIN ER 001          26435 
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M         06:00PM-09:25PM LEC K.Fothergill         ARC MAIN ER 001          23747 Textbook


NATR 302    Introduction to Wildlife Biology    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 course is an introduction to wildlife biology and the basic principles and techniques related to the practice of wildlife management. It emphasizes ecological principles of populations and communities as they relate to the interdependence of wildlife and human populations. Topics include the social, political and biological implications of wildlife management. Game, non-game, threatened and endangered, and invasive species of wildlife are explored. Additionally, this course covers habitat and population sampling, radio telemetry, and the development of a wildlife management plan. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
M         10:30AM-01:35PM LEC C.Papouchis          ARC MAIN ER 001          29267 
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M         10:30AM-01:35PM LEC J.Neale              ARC MAIN ER 001          29267 Textbook
F         12:15PM-03:20PM LAB J.Neale              ARC MAIN ER 001            
Students will visit wildlife habitats in valley, foothill and montane areas of Northern California. Trips are 4 - 10 hours. Does not conflict with NATR 330.
Field Labs: First 2 labs are on-campus: Fri 1/22 and 2/5 12:15-3:20pm. Tentative dates for day-long field labs are: 2/19, 2/26 , 3/5, 3/12, and 4/9. Additional (and somewhat flexible) days will be arranged during first 2 weeks of class



NATR 303    Energy and Sustainability    3 Units

Same As: ENERGY 303 and ET 303
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: Fundamentals of energy and its impact on society and the environment are covered in this course. The mechanics, advantages and disadvantages of current and future renewable, green and nonrenewable energy sources are investigated. Residential energy audits are covered. Field trips are required. This course is not open to students who have completed ENERGY 303 or ET 303.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
T         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Neale              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     29583 
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NATR 304    The Forest Environment    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to UC/CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers basic biological and physical science concepts important to a general understanding of forest ecology and forestry. Forest history, forests of the United States, general tree taxonomy, forest ecology, soils, silvics, and insects and diseases of forest trees are investigated. Additional topics include the role of fire in forest management, forest measurements, multiple use management, and current forest issues and policies related to forest resource use. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Long               ARC MAIN ER 002          28045 
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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, Jan 16-May 19
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Moeller            ARC MAIN ER 002          29587 
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T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.Updike             ARC MAIN ER 002          29587 Textbook
Sa        12:15PM-03:20PM LAB D.Updike             ARC MAIN ER 002            
Sa        12:15PM-03:20PM LAB L.Moeller            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
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, Jan 16-May 19
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.Updike             ARC MAIN ER 002          27595 
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Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LAB D.Updike             ARC MAIN ER 002            


NATR 330    Native trees and shrubs of California    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV (effective Summer 2009)
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, Jan 16-May 19
T         01:30PM-04:35PM LEC J.Neale              ARC MAIN ER 002          23749 
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F         09:00AM-12:05PM LAB J.Neale              ARC MAIN ER 002            
Units: 4
Hours: 54 hour LEC; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers California Trees and Shrubs. Students will visit a variety of habitats. Trips are 4 - 10 hours. Does not conflict with NATR 302.
Field Labs: First 2 labs are on-campus: Fri 1/22 and 1/29 9am-noon Tentative dates for day-long field labs are 3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, and 5/7



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, Mar 16-May 13
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN HeEd 715        31838 
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TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung               TBA TBA                 31838 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN D 103           31839 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 31839 Textbook
T         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN D 106           31840 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 31840 Textbook
T         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN D 106           31841 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 31841 Textbook
M         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         Natomas Inderkum A217    31842 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 31842 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              ARC MAIN Online          31843 Textbook
Orientation:    Wednesday, January 13,    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


NATR 499    Experimental Offering in Natural Resources    .5-4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Neale               TBA TBA                 33894 
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Spring 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: May 17, 2010