Summer 2010 Class Schedule (ARC)

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NATR 300    Introduction to Natural Resource Conservation and Policy    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to UC/CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course provides a survey of concepts, issues, laws and regulations relevant to natural resources, such as soils, water, wildlife, fisheries, rangelands, and forests, with a focus on their sustainable management and conservation. Overexploitation, pollution, land use, and waste issues are integrated throughout the course. Principles, problems, and solutions are explored in the context of economics, ethics, and past, present, and future natural resource issues. Critical thinking and ecological dynamics are stressed. Sustainability, global environmental problems, and energy are major themes. It also examines the environmental regulatory process in California. Federal and California environmental laws are studied and discussed. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 07-Jul 30
MW        10:30AM-02:45PM LEC C.Papouchis          ARC MAIN ER 001          11424 

NATR 332    Wildflowers of California    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: NATR 330
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to UC/CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course investigates ecology and identification of the wildflowers of California. Field labs focus on the California Floristic Province. The identification, distribution, and interrelationships of herbaceous plants in their natural environment, physical and biological influences, ecological relationships, and representative plant communities are examined. Special emphasis is given to the study of plant families in our local grasslands, vernal pools, oak woodlands, and foothills. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Other Term, Jun 02-Jul 28
MW        09:00AM-01:30PM LEC J.Neale              ARC MAIN ER 002          15048 
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Neale               TBA TBA                   
NOTE: Lectures: June 2, 7, 9, 21, 28, July 12, 19 and 26. Seven day-long field labs will be held off campus: Wednesday, June 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21 and 28.

NATR 498    Work Experience in Natural Resources    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: 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; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity or job related to natural resources. Students are advised to consult with the Natural Resources Department faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
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 natural resources. 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. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During 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. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 07-Jul 30
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN Online          11538 
Orientation:    Thursday, June 3,    6:00pm-7:30pm    Rm 126
Orientation for this online course is mandatory for all students. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at

W         05:30PM-07:20PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN D 102           11540 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 11540 Textbook

Summer 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: July 12, 2010