Spring 2011 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 15-May 12
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC S.Sterling           Off Campus SanJuan HS    16166 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 424     11124 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 424     14738 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 424     11128 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC R.Oldham             ARC MAIN Science 424     11354 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: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
TTh       06:00PM-09:10PM LAB R.Oldham             ARC MAIN Science 424     30285 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       10:30AM-12:00PM LAB G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 425     11130 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB R.Oldham             ARC MAIN Science 424     11132 Textbook


GEOL 305    Earth Science    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 32 or 39; and 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 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 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC T.Boroughs           ARC MAIN Science 424     11274 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 424     13532 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 424     13390 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 424     11272 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 15-May 18
F         12:15PM-03:20PM LAB T.Boroughs           ARC MAIN Science 425     12674 
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MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LAB G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 425     11418 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 15-May 18
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 420     14740 
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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 15-May 18
TTh       03:00PM-04:40PM LAB G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 425     15678 
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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 12-May 03
Yosemite High Country
T         06:00PM-08:50PM LEC C.Thomsen             TBA TBA                 15036 
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TBA       TBA             LAB C.Thomsen             TBA TBA                   
Units: 1.0
Hours: 6 hours LEC; 48 hours LAB
Lectures: Tuesdays, April 12 and May 3, 6:00PM - 9:00PM in Rm 425
Field Trip: Thursday, April 28, 1:00PM through Sunday, May 1, 6:00PM
Field Geology of Yosemite Valley and the High Country: 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 18-Jun 01
Owens & Death Valley Calif.
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC H.Howard              TBA TBA                 15010 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB H.Howard              TBA TBA                   
Units: 2
Hours: 6 hours LEC; 96 hours LAB
Lectures: Wednesdays, May 18 & June 1, 6-9:05pm in Room 422
Field Trip:Friday, May 20 through Friday, May 27.
Geography and Geology of Owens Valley and Death Valley: Eastern California provides a breathtaking contrast in landscapes, both physical and human. In this field course we will visit the lowest point in the western hemisphere, view snow-capped peaks, and experience some of the driest and most starkly beautiful regions of North America. We will also explore vastly different approaches to land use and resource management, focusing on the transition from resource extraction, to resource conservation and recreation. We will investigate the geologic histories of these two imposing valleys by viewing evidence of ancient volcanic eruptions, examining fault patterns, exploring slot canyons, and climbing sand dunes. We will also examine evolution of the human geography, with emphasis on indigenous peoples, pioneers, mining, road building, tourism, and federal protection. 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 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, or (916) 484-8805).

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 29, 2011