Spring 2017 Class Schedule (ARC)



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GEOL 300    Physical Geology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 100, 104 or 132; and eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300, OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This 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: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 424     10366 
Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 424     11187 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 424     10368 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC S.Sterling           ARC MAIN Science 424     10432 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 14-May 17
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 425     10369 
Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB S.Sterling           ARC MAIN Science 424     10370 Textbook


GEOL 305    Earth Science    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 32 or 42; and eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300, OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
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 14-May 17
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 424     10917 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 424     10893 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC T.Boroughs           ARC MAIN Science 424     11697 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 424     10407 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 14-May 17
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 425     10454 
Textbook
T         01:30PM-04:35PM LAB M.Levy               ARC MAIN Science 425     12791 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 14-May 17
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 424     11188 
Textbook


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 14-May 17
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB G.Jaecks             ARC MAIN Science 425     19182 
Textbook


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 14-May 17
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Jaecks              TBA TBA                 12723 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Sterling            TBA TBA                 21108 Textbook

Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2017