Fall 2017 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. (C-ID GEOG 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         14039 
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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.

TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         14040 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 J.Rusmore            CRC MAIN SCI 110         14042 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       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC C.Castagna           CRC MAIN SCI 106         14367 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       11:00AM-12:20PM LEC S.Crosier            Elk Grove EGA 206        15061 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.
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 K.Keightley          CRC MAIN SCI 106         14044 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; GEOG 300 may be taken during a previous semester. Grade of "C" or better required if taken previously.
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 may be required. (C-ID GEOG 111)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LAB J.Rusmore            CRC MAIN SCI 109         14368 
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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.

TTh       09:30AM-10:50AM LAB S.Crosier            Elk Grove EGA 110        15062 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.
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       12:30PM-01:50PM LAB S.Crosier            Elk Grove EGA 110        15079 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.
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 K.Keightley          CRC MAIN SCI 109         14745 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 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 19-Dec 14
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         14908 
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 305    Global Climate Change    3 Units

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. Students will be provided with the scientific tools to analyze 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN Online          19878 
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Online class.
Mandatory Orientation: Wednesday, August 23 5:30-7:00pm SCI 106
Wednesday, October 11th 5:30-7:00pm in SCI 106
Wednesday, December 13th 5:45-7:45pm in SCI 106


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 D5; IGETC Area 4E
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. (C-ID GEOG 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         14555 
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GEOG 322    Geography of California    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D5; IGETC Area 4E
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course investigates California's physical, cultural, and economic environments, analyzing cardinal changes resulting from both natural and human interaction. The emphasis is on cultural diversity, human alteration of the landscape, and contemporary problems resulting from accelerated competition for natural, financial, and human resources. Some field trips may be required. (C-ID GEOG 140)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        12:30PM-01:50PM LEC S.Crosier            Elk Grove EGA 211        15370 
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Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.


GEOG 331    Exploring Maps and Geographic Technologies    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 50 hours LEC ; 12 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 hardcopy 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. (C-ID GEOG 150)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        09:00AM-10:10AM LEC S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 108         19879 
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M         10:20AM-11:10AM LAB S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 108           


GEOG 394    Field Studies in Geography: Volcanic Landscapes    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 24 hours LEC ; 144 hours LAB
Description: This course involves the study of geographic principles and processes in volcanic environments. The course content will vary by destination but may include topics in physical geography (e.g., plant and animal communities, climate and weather, geology and geomorphology, natural hazards, environmental impacts, etc.), human geography (e.g., cultural landscapes, economic activities, transportation issues, land use patterns, etc.), and introduction to tools and techniques used for geographic field research (e.g., map and compass use, the Global Positioning System (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), etc.). Field excursions are required.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 31-Sep 17
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Crosier             TBA TBA                 19277 
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TBA       TBA             LAB S.Crosier             TBA TBA                   
This course will explore Lassen Volcanic National Park, one of the most unique volcanic regions in the world. The topics covered will include volcanic and glacial features, local weather and climate, flora and fauna, and human-environment interaction.
Pre-trip lectures: Thursday, August 31, 7:00 pm- 10:00PM and Thursday, September 7th 7:00pm- 10:00pm in SCI 108
The field trip will depart from main campus at 7:30am on Friday, September 15th and return Sunday, September 17th, 5:00pm.
This is a 1 unit course. The focus of this will be on the biography of the Mount Lassen and surrounding areas. The course involves two class meetings and one weekend field trip. Topics to be discussed include the cultural and physical aspects of the region and may include geothermal landscapes, geologic history, development of a national park, current and past land sue management decisions, region economic influences, weather, climate, geomorphology and biogeography. The class will emphasize field journaling and field data collection.
Transportation for the field trip will be provided. Students will be responsible for meals during the field trip and a class fee will be charged to cover the cost of camping and other admission fees

Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: November 15, 2017