Spring 2012 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: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 424     10525 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 424     12033 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 424     10527 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC T.Manley             Off Campus Natomas N201  20788 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC S.Sterling           ARC MAIN Science 424     10630 Textbook
F         06:00PM-09:10PM LEC S.Sterling           Off Campus McClellan 208 12576 Textbook


GEOL 301    Physical Geology Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GEOL 300
General Education: 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 14-May 16
TTh       10:30AM-12:00PM LAB G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 425     10528 
Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB S.Sterling           ARC MAIN Science 424     10529 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.
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 14-May 16
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC T.Boroughs           ARC MAIN Science 424     10591 
Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 424     11547 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 424     11495 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC T.Boroughs           ARC MAIN Science 424     20057 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 424     10590 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 14-May 16
F         12:15PM-03:20PM LAB T.Boroughs           ARC MAIN Science 425     11184 
Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 425     10660 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 14-May 16
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     12034 
Textbook


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 14-May 16
TTh       03:00PM-04:40PM LAB G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 425     12419 
Textbook

Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: April 17, 2012