Spring 2015 Class Schedule (ARC)



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GEOL 300    Physical Geology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 100, 104 or 132 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. (C-ID GEOL 100)

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 17-May 14
MW        06:30PM-09:35PM LEC J.Teerlink           Off Campus Natomas/Ik D208 13227 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 424     11300 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 424     12310 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 424     11302 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC S.Sterling           ARC MAIN Science 424     11376 Textbook


GEOL 301    Physical Geology Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GEOL 300
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a laboratory study of the basic principles of geology and their applications to everyday life. It 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, and analysis of geologic hazards. Field trips may be required. (C-ID GEOL 100L)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 425     11303 
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MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB S.Sterling           ARC MAIN Science 424     11304 Textbook


GEOL 305    Earth Science    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 32, 39 or 42; and ENGWR 102 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. (C-ID GEOL 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC T.Boroughs           ARC MAIN Science 424     11349 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 424     11989 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 424     11963 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC T.Boroughs           ARC MAIN Science 424     13045 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 424     11348 Textbook


GEOL 306    Earth Science Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GEOL 305
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5C
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 topographic and geologic maps, and exercises in astronomy and oceanography. (C-ID GEOL 120L)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
M         12:00PM-03:20PM LAB G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 425     11399 
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T         01:30PM-04:35PM LAB M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 424     20021 Textbook
F         12:15PM-03:20PM LAB T.Boroughs           ARC MAIN Science 425     11747 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 the world's oceans, including the physical, chemical, biological and human-made processes that affect the oceans. Topics include plate tectonics, ocean basins and sediments, water chemistry, waves, tides, shoreline processes, ocean currents and its biosystems. Humans have impacted nearly all aspects of the oceans, which are critical to our species. 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 17-May 20
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 425     12311 
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GEOL 331    Introduction to Oceanography Lab    1 Unit

Same As: GEOG 309
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GEOG 308 or GEOL 330
Advisory: GEOG 301 or GEOL 301
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a laboratory investigation of Earth's oceans, emphasizing coastal processes of California. Most laboratory exercises are incorporated into field studies of California's coast, which involves visiting and comparing several distinct coastal environments. Camping is required, and a small fee is to be paid by the student. This course is not open to students who have completed GEOG 309.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 425     13981 
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GEOL 495    Independent Studies in Geology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Jaecks              TBA TBA                 19839 
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Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2015