Fall 2011 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 20-Dec 15
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         18196 
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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         18198 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 110         18202 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         19204 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         18206 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         29513 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 20-Dec 15
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 109         18212 
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        01:30PM-02:50PM LAB S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 109         19206 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         29493 Textbook


GEOG 302    Environmental Studies & Sustainability    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D5; CSU Area D7; IGETC Area 4E; IGETC Area 4G
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 science  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 20-Dec 15
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         20276 
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 20-Dec 15
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         19902 
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TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         18734 Textbook


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 20-Dec 15
MW        04:30PM-05:35PM LEC S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 109         19848 
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MW        05:45PM-06:30PM LAB S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 109           


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: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Crosier            CRC MAIN Online          29383 
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Sa        08:00AM-05:05PM LAB S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 109           
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Crosier            CRC MAIN Online            
Online class.
Lecture material, readings, written assignments, discussions and some quizzes will be administered through the class website at https://d2l.losrios.edu/ Your attendance is required at an all-day field component where group discussions will take place and practical skills will be tested.
Required class meeting: Saturday, October 29, 2011; 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.; SCI-109

Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: December 19, 2011