Summer 2010 Class Schedule (ARC)



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GEOG 300    Physical Geography: Exploring Earth's Environmental Systems    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 course explores the processes and interrelationships which shape Earth's natural landscapes. Key topics include solar energy balance, weather and climate, water resources, landforms, natural hazards, soil, and vegetation. Relevant application of these concepts is used to explain the evolving relationship between humans and Earth's natural systems. Field trips may be required to relate course content to the real world.

Schedule: Four Week - First, Jun 07-Jul 02
MTWTh     09:00AM-12:10PM LEC J.Aubert             ARC MAIN Rm 426          10726 
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Schedule: Four Week - Second, Jul 06-Jul 30
MTWTh     05:30PM-08:40PM LEC M.Petraru            ARC MAIN Rm 425          10724 Textbook

Schedule: Six Week - Second, Jun 21-Jul 30
MW        05:30PM-09:45PM LEC G.White              ARC MAIN Rm 426          10178 Textbook


GEOG 301    Physical Geography Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GEOG 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 is a laboratory study of basic principles and concepts involved in understanding Earth's environmental systems. Labs feature observation, collection, analysis and display of data related to the study of energy, weather and climate, vegetation, soils, landforms, and environmental hazards. Additionally, units feature geographic methods and technology, including interpretation of maps and other geographic imagery, weather instrumentation, the global positioning system (GPS), and relevant computer and Internet applications. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Four Week - Second, Jul 06-Jul 30
MTWTh     09:00AM-12:10PM LAB M.Petraru            ARC MAIN Rm 426          10572 
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GEOG 310    Human Geography: Exploring Earth's Cultural Landscapes    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 V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D5; IGETC Area 4E
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course investigates the diverse patterns of human settlement, development, and movement on earth, which evolved as a result of cultural and environmental factors. Emphasis is placed on understanding global population and migration patterns, language, religion, ethnicity, political and economic systems, development issues, agriculture, and urbanization.

Schedule: Six Week - First, Jun 07-Jul 16
TTh       05:30PM-09:45PM LEC G.White              ARC MAIN Rm 426          10180 
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GEOG 354    Introduction to the Global Positioning System (GPS)    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: GEOG 300 and 301
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the Global Positioning System (GPS). Topics include the basic concepts of GPS and hands-on operation of the technology, computer interfaces, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, and its use in real-world applications.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 07-Jul 30
T         06:00PM-09:10PM LEC N.Jennings           Off Campus Ethan 151     10182 
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GEOG 390    Field Studies in Geography    .5-4 Units

Same As: GEOL 390
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 24 hours LEC ; 144 hours LAB
Description: This course involves field study of selected locations of geographic interest. Course content varies according to field trip destination but may include topics in physical geography (e.g., plant and animal communities, climate and weather, geology and geomorphology, natural hazards, environmental impacts, etc.), human geography (e.g., cultural landscapes, economic activities, transportation issues, land use patterns, etc.), and/or introduction to tools and techniques used for geographic 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, Jul 27-Aug 03
Yosemite National Park
T         06:00PM-09:00PM LEC C.Thomsen            ARC MAIN Rm 422          10308 
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TBA       TBA             LAB C.Thomsen             TBA TBA                   
Units: 1
Hours: 6 hours LEC; 48 hours LAB
Description:
This course will offer an overview of Yosemite National Park, from the amazing valley floor and its magnificent waterfalls, to Glacier Point and the Tuolumne Meadows and the high country. We will concentrate on the post-glacial features and plant communities found in the higher elevations of the park that most visitors don't see. You can't really visit Yosemite without some hiking, so come prepared for strenuous walking at high elevations (3,900 to 8,200 feet.) Campsites will be reserved; camping fee is $20 per person. Students will be responsible for providing their own camping equipment and meals, generally prepared in small groups. Please contact the instructor at thomsec@arc.losrios.edu if you have any questions. The course syllabus and packing list is online at http://ic.arc.losrios.edu/~thomsec/field/yosemitesyl.htm
On campus meetings: July 27 and Aug 3, 6-9pm
Field Trip: July 29 - August 1



GEOG 498    Work Experience in Geography    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity, or job related to geography or Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Students are advised to consult with the Geography Department faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the field of geography or Geographic Information Systems (GIS). It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Rigor is ensured through the development of appropriate level learning objectives set between the student and the employer. During the course of the semester, the student is required to fulfill a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The weekly orientation is required for first time participants; returning participants are not required to attend the orientation but are required to meet with the instructor as needed to complete all program forms and assignments. GEOG 498 may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Students can earn a total of 16 Work Experience units.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 07-Jul 30
TBA       TBA             LAB H.Howard             ARC MAIN Online          10516 
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NOTE: Students will be contacted by the instructor via e-mail one week before the semester begins.

Summer 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: July 12, 2010