Fall 2010 Class Schedule (CRC)



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GEOG 300    Physical Geography: Exploring Earth's Environmental Systems    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in GEOG 301 (Physical Geography Lab) is suggested. GEOG 301 meets the UC and CSU transfer requirement for a 1-unit science lab.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course investigates the interrelationships between Earth and humans, with an emphasis on natural systems (solar energy balance, weather and climate, water resources, landforms, natural hazards, vegetation, and soil). Relevant application of these elements to today's world is stressed to help students better understand Earth's physical environment as well as human-environment interaction. A field trip may be required to relate class discussions to the real world.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC J.Rusmore            CRC MAIN SCI 106         18808 
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This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate. This certificate is for students with career interests in the Green Energy field of work.

MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         18810 Textbook
This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate. This certificate is for students with career interests in the Green Energy field of work.

TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 106         18814 Textbook
This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate. This certificate is for students with career interests in the Green Energy field of work.

MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 110         19934 Textbook
This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate. This certificate is for students with career interests in the Green Energy field of work.

T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Rusmore            CRC MAIN SCI 106         18818 Textbook
This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate. This certificate is for students with career interests in the Green Energy field of work.

MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC R.Davis              CRC MAIN SCI 106         30706 Textbook
This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate. This certificate is for students with career interests in the Green Energy field of work.


GEOG 301    Physical Geography Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GEOG 300; (may be taken previously). Grade of "C" or better required to meet corequisite.
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides "hands-on" study of the basic principles and concepts involved in understanding Earth's environment systems. Labs feature observation, collection, analysis and display of data related to the study of Earth's energy balance, weather and climate, vegetation, tectonic processes, landforms, and natural hazards. Additionally, labs involve geographic methods and technology, including interpretation of maps and other geographic imagery, weather instrumentation, navigation equipment such as a compass and the Global Positioning System (GPS), and other relevant computer and Internet applications. A field trip (with possible small fee) may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 109         18824 
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This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate. This certificate is for students with career interests in the Green Energy field of work.

MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LAB S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 109         19936 Textbook
This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate. This certificate is for students with career interests in the Green Energy field of work.

Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB J.Rusmore            CRC MAIN SCI 109         18826 Textbook
This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate. This certificate is for students with career interests in the Green Energy field of work.


GEOG 302    Environmental Studies & Sustainability    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D2; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This introductory course offers an interdisciplinary perspective on the major environmental problems confronting society and explores solutions directed toward producing a more sustainable future. Course topics include an introduction to environmental issues, and related values, ethics and politics; a primer on Earth system sciences, the interconnected nature of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere; a global survey of natural resources and exploitation; changing global climates; the world water crisis; the demography of human population, and contrasts between less- and more-developed countries; agricultural and food supply challenges; renewable and nonrenewable energy resources; and land use patterns and related issues. Throughout the course, human impacts on the environment, environmental impacts on human societies, and the sustainability of economies and practices at local, regional, and global scales are investigated. A field trip may be required to relate class discussions to the real world.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         21304 
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This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate. This certificate is for students with career interests in the Green Energy field of work.


GEOG 305    Global Climate Change    3 Units

Same As: BIOL 351
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This interdisciplinary course explores the natural and human factors causing the Earth's climate to change. Whether alarmed, skeptical, or just curious about climate change, this course will provide the scientific tools to analyze the evidence that climate change is a looming threat. Through lectures, readings, discussions and projects, students will examine the Earth's present and past climates as well as the influence of climate on the geographical distribution of plants, animals and human societies. This course is the same as BIOL 351, and only one may be taken for credit. See Cross-Listed Courses in the catalog.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC S.Scott              CRC MAIN SCI 106         30708 
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This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate. This certificate is for students with career interests in the Green Energy field of work.

F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         30708 Textbook
This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate. This certificate is for students with career interests in the Green Energy field of work.


GEOG 310    Human Geography: Exploring Earth's Cultural Landscapes    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D2; IGETC Area 4
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: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         20776 
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TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         19376 Textbook


GEOG 320    World Regional Geography    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D2; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a global survey of the world's major geographic realms: their physical environments, cultures and economies; their origins, interactions and global roles. Basic geographic concepts and ideas are used to study and compare cultures, landscapes, resources, livelihood and land use across Earth. Explanation for the globalization of culture and economy, the widening gap between rich and poor countries, and ethnic diversity in the United States and abroad is stressed throughout the course. A major goal of this course is to improve each student's "mental map of the world."

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         20736 
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GEOG 331    Exploring Maps and Geographic Technologies    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 44 hours LEC ; 30 hours LAB
Description: Maps are the most effective way to communicate spatial information. This course introduces students to the quickly changing world of maps (both hard-copy and digital) and geographic techniques and technologies such as map and aerial photograph interpretation, spreadsheet operations, basic statistics, cartography, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Internet mapping, remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) that aid in data collection, analysis and presentation.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        06:00PM-07:05PM LEC S.Crosier            CRC MAIN LRC 210         20706 
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MW        07:15PM-08:00PM LAB S.Crosier            CRC MAIN LRC 210           


GEOG 353    Introduction to the Global Positioning System (GPS)    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC ; 12 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the Global Positioning System (GPS). Topics include basic concepts of GPS including hands-on operation of the technology, real-world applications, computer interfaces, GIS and other mapping software. A field trip may be required which could include a nominal fee.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 24-Oct 02
F         05:30PM-08:10PM LEC J.Duesing            CRC MAIN SCI 109         20584 
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Sa        12:00PM-03:20PM LAB J.Duesing            CRC MAIN SCI 109           
Sa        08:00AM-05:00PM LAB J.Duesing             TBA TBA                   
Lecture for this class is scheduled on Friday, September 24 and Friday, October 1 from 5:30-8:10pm; and Saturday, September 25 from 8:30am-11:10am.
Lab for this class is scheduled on Saturday, September 25 from 12:00pm-3:20pm in SCI-109 and Saturday, October 2 from 8:00am-5:00pm in SCI-109 with a one hour lunch period scheduled for class meeting on Oct. 2.


GEOG 390    Field Studies In Geography    .5-4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the study of geographic principles and processes in specific environments (mountains, deserts, coastal, urban, etc.). Course content will vary by destination and will include topics in physical geography, human geography, as well as an introduction to geographic tools and techniques for field research. For specific details, see the course description(s) listed in the schedule. Students will be responsible for providing their own lodging (or camping equipment) and food. Field trip(s) required. This course may be taken four times for credit under a new topic or destination.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 31-Oct 27
Exploring the California Coast
T         07:00PM-09:50PM LEC S.Crosier             TBA TBA                 19804 
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TBA       TBA             LAB S.Crosier            Off Campus Field Trip      
2 Units. 6 Lecture hours and 36 Lab hours. The focus of this course is the investigation of the biology and geography of the California coast. The course includes four class meetings and two weekend field trips.

Required attendance for Class Meetings in SCI-108:
Tuesday, August 31, September 7, October 5 and October 26

Required attendance for Field Trips:
September: Friday-Sunday, Point Reyes Peninsula
October: Friday-Sunday, Monterey Bay Area
Topics to be discussed include coastal geology and geomorphology; ecological interrelationships among coastal plant and animal communities; field identification of organisms; tides, weather and climate; and human impacts on the environment.
This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate. This certificate is for students with career interests in the Green Energy field of work.

Fall 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: November 18, 2010