Summer 2017 Class Schedule (ARC)



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NATR 310    Study Design and Field Methods     4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 120, 125, 129, 133 or higher; NATR 300, or an equivalent transferable life science course; 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 B2; CSU Area B3
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course addresses study design and field methods important to the field of Natural Resources. Basic statistical theory and sampling designs are covered, and a variety of sampling and monitoring protocols and techniques are introduced. Field labs provide practice with a variety of hands-on methods for vertebrate study, vegetation assessment, land survey, and aquatic studies. Specific portions of the course focus on (1) survey skills including distance and direction measurement and topographic map reading; (2) woody and herbaceous vegetation sampling strategies such as transect and quadrat, and habitat assessment; (3) methods used in terrestrial vertebrate wildlife studies, such as radiotelemetry, remote cameras, and live-trapping; and (4) techniques specific to aquatic ecology and water quality measurements. Also included are applications of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 05-Jul 28
MTWTh     09:00AM-10:25AM LEC P.Grof-Tisza         ARC MAIN ER 002          12251 
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MTWTh     09:00AM-10:25AM LEC C.Bowles             ARC MAIN ER 002          12251 Textbook
MTWTh     09:00AM-10:25AM LEC A.Chin               ARC MAIN ER 002          12251 Textbook
MTWTh     10:35AM-12:00PM LAB P.Grof-Tisza         ARC MAIN ER 002            
NOTE: We will be taking an all-day (8am-6pm) field trip on Wednesday, June 14 and consequently will not have class the following day, Thursday, June 15. Field trips for NATR 310 are mandatory unless permission has been granted in advance.

MTWTh     10:35AM-12:00PM LAB C.Bowles             ARC MAIN ER 002            
NOTE: We will be taking an all-day (8am-6pm) field trip on Wednesday, June 14 and consequently will not have class the following day, Thursday, June 15. Field trips for NATR 310 are mandatory unless permission has been granted in advance.

MTWTh     10:35AM-12:00PM LAB A.Chin               ARC MAIN ER 002            
NOTE: We will be taking an all-day (8am-6pm) field trip on Wednesday, June 14 and consequently will not have class the following day, Thursday, June 15. Field trips for NATR 310 are mandatory unless permission has been granted in advance.


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, Jun 30-Jul 29
F         05:00PM-08:35PM LEC J.Neale              ARC MAIN ER 002          10687 
Textbook
Sa        09:00AM-01:50PM LEC J.Neale              ARC MAIN ER 002          10687 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Neale               TBA TBA                   
NOTE: This class will meet as follows--
Fri 6/30, lecture (orientation to course), 5:30-8:35pm in ER002
Sat 7/1, lab (intro to field techniques), 9am-5:30pm in ER002
Fri 7/7-Sun 7/9 3-day camping trip
Fri 7/21-Sun 7/23 3-day camping trip
Sat 7/29, lecture, 9am-1:50pm
Please contact instructor for more information: NealeJ@arc.losrios.edu
Lab fees of $20 per student are required. If fees constitute financial hardship, please visit the Science Division office to obtain a waiver form.

Summer 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: August 9, 2017