Spring 2018 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 13-May 16

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECG.JaecksARC MAIN Science 42410340Textbook
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECG.JaecksARC MAIN Science 42411103Textbook
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECM.LevyARC MAIN Science 42410342Textbook
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECS.SterlingARC MAIN Science 42410405Textbook

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 13-May 16

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLABG.JaecksARC MAIN Science 42510343Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLABS.SterlingARC MAIN Science 42410344Textbook

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 13-May 16

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECM.LevyARC MAIN Science 42410850Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECM.LevyARC MAIN Science 42410829Textbook
TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECT.BoroughsARC MAIN Science 42411565Textbook
MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECM.LevyARC MAIN Science 42410381Textbook

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 13-May 16

MW12:00PM-01:20PMLABG.JaecksARC MAIN Science 42510426Textbook
TTh05:00PM-06:20PMLABT.BoroughsARC MAIN Science 42512560Textbook

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 13-May 16

TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECG.JaecksARC MAIN Science 42411104Textbook

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 13-May 16

TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLABG.JaecksARC MAIN Science 42513090Textbook

GEOL 345    Geology of California    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 32 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 course provides a survey of the physical and historical aspects of California geology, emphasizing the linkage of geology and people through economic and social impacts. It is recommended for non-majors and majors in geology and is of particular value to science, engineering, environmental studies, education, and economics majors. Field trips may be required. (C-ID GEOL 200)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECM.LevyARC MAIN Science 42419674Textbook

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 13-May 16

TBATBALABG.Jaecks TBA TBA12502Textbook

Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 15, 2017