Spring 2010 Class Schedule (CRC)



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GEOL 300    Physical Geology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in GEOL 301.
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: Physical geology is an introduction to the composition and dynamics of the earth from the atomic scale of minerals to the global scale of plate tectonics. Topics include the composition of minerals and rock, volcanism, earth structures, earthquakes, erosion and surface processes, geologic time, geologic hazards, and plate tectonics. In this course, attention will focus on the rocks, landscapes, and scenic areas of the American West. Emphasis is placed on how humans affect the environment. Successful completion of physical geology prepares the student to recognize, understand, and appreciate processes which continually change our earth.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC H.Jackson            CRC MAIN LRC 106         19543 
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MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC H.Jackson            CRC MAIN L 112           31598 Textbook
Class number 31598 is an interactive television course.
Students not in classroom must phone in at beginning of class hour. Attendance number is (916) 691-7600. Testing is done on campus. For more information about interactive television classes please visit www.crc.losrios.edu/de

MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC H.Jackson            CRC MAIN LRC 106         31599 Textbook


GEOL 301    Physical Geology Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: GEOL 300 (may be 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" experience with the tools and skills discussed in Physical Geology (GEOL 300). Lab topics include mineral and rock identification, map and air photograph interpretation and landform identification, and introduction to the study of geologic maps and cross-sections.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LAB H.Jackson            CRC MAIN LRC 106         21685 
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GEOL 305    Earth Science    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introductory course covering major topics in geology, oceanography, meterology, astronomy, scientific method, and philosophy of science. This course is designed for non-science majors. Not open to students who have received credit for GEOL 300 or GEOL 310.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Reed               CRC MAIN LRC 106         31600 
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TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.List               CRC MAIN LRC 201         19547 Textbook


GEOL 306    Earth Science Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: GEOL 305
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course emphasizes scientific methods and systematic laboratory procedures. Topics include weather analysis, rock and mineral identification, study of geologic concepts by means of topographic maps, and exercises in astronomy and oceanography. One field trip is required. Not open to students who have received credit for GEOL 300 or GEOL 301.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
F         10:30AM-01:35PM LAB N.Vidic              CRC MAIN LRC 106         21031 
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T         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB M.List               CRC MAIN LRC 106         21033 Textbook


GEOL 310    Historical Geology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: GEOL 300 or 305 ; an introductory geology or earth science course.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course studies the origin and geologic history of Earth and the evolution of its plant and animal inhabitants. Plate tectonic theory is used to explain changes in composition and structure of rocks in Earth's crust from the formation of Earth to the present. Emphasis is placed on the formation of sedimentary rocks for the purpose of understanding how they and the fossils contained within them record changes in Earth environment and processes. Evolution and extinction are studied to understand how they reflect environmental changes in Earth's ocean, atmosphere, and surface.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC H.Jackson            CRC MAIN LRC 106         21099 
Textbook


GEOL 311    Historical Geology Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GEOL 310 (may be taken concurrently).
Advisory: GEOL 300
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: Laboratory studies will accompany and complement GEOL 310, Historical Geology. Use of sedimentary rocks, fossils, geologic maps, and cross sections will aid in interpreting ancient environments, tectonic settings, and geologic history. Other concepts addressed include age relations and correlation of rock and time units, and introduction to fossil identification and biostratigraphy. At least one field trip or an appropriate alternative activity will be required as an introduction to sedimentary environments and field methods in geology.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB H.Jackson            CRC MAIN LRC 106         21101 
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Spring 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: July 30, 2010