Summer 2018 Class Schedule (ARC)



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NATR 306    Introduction to Rangeland Ecology and Management    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the science of range ecology and management. Current issues and recent research in rangeland management are discussed, as well as the history of rangelands and their management. This course focuses on the effects of different grazing systems on rangeland ecosystems, ecophysiology of range plants, ruminant nutrition, multiple-use management, rangelands in developing countries, and future trends in range management. In addition, inventory, monitoring, and manipulation of range vegetation are explored. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Six Week - First, Jun 11-Jul 20

MW05:30PM-08:20PMLECP.AlvarezARC MAIN ER 00212327Textbook
TBATBALABP.Alvarez TBA TBA
Note: Lecture Mon. & Wed. (5:30 PM - 8:20 PM), lab Sat (8 AM - 2:30 PM). Two additional labs on Thur., June 14 and Thur., June 28 (8 AM- 2:30 PM).


NATR 324    Field Studies: Birds and Plants of the High Sierra    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This field study course focuses on identification, distribution, abundance, ecological relationships, and conservation of bird and plant communities of the High Sierra. Primary environments explored include montane chaparral, riparian woodland, coniferous forest, montane bog and fen, rocky outcrop, montane meadow, subalpine woodland, and alpine tundra. Emphasis is placed on the natural history and life history characteristics of common birds and plants, as well as rare and endangered species and their conservation challenges. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Other Term, Jul 06-Aug 05

F05:30PM-08:45PMLECJ.NealeARC MAIN ER 00210525Textbook
TBATBALECJ.Neale TBA TBA10525Textbook
TBATBALABJ.Neale TBA TBA
NOTE: This class will meet as follows--
Fri 7/6 5:30-9pm
Sun 7/8 9am-5:30pm
Fri 7/13 5:30-9pm
Fri 7/20-Sun 7/22 three-day camping trip
Fri 8/3-Sun 8/5 three-day camping trip
Please contact instructor for more information:
NealeJ@arc.losrios.edu
Lab fees of $25 per student are required. If fees constitute financial hardship, please visit the Science Division office to obtain a waiver form.

Summer 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: July 12, 2018