Spring 2013 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, Jan 19-May 22
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         14006 
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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       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC R.Davis              CRC MAIN SCI 110         14007 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         14382 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        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         14005 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         14009 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, Jan 19-May 22
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LAB S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 109         14013 
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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       03:00PM-04:20PM LAB R.Davis              CRC MAIN SCI 109         14383 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         14014 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 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         14012 
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W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         14239 Textbook


GEOG 320    World Regional Geography    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 is a global survey of the world's major geographic realms: their physical environments, cultures and economies; their origins, interactions and global roles. 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, Jan 19-May 22
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 110         14740 
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GEOG 335.1    Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: CISC 302
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 12 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are computer-based tools that are used to generate spatial data in order to make a decision. Through the use of ArcGIS software, this course establishes a basic understanding of GIS, its applications, and functionality. Students build a foundation of theory and techniques for GIS functionality, data formats and input, spatial analysis, data presentation and manipulation, and map production. Students will learn many of the basic functions of GIS including presentation, symbology, and labeling of data as well as spatial data analysis and map production. This course is not open to students who have received credit for GEOG 335. See Cross-Referenced Courses in the catalog.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Jan 19-Feb 27
MW        06:00PM-07:05PM LEC S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 109         14016 
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MW        07:15PM-08:35PM LAB S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 109           


GEOG 335.2    Intermediate GIS    1 Unit

Prerequisite: GEOG 335.1 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 12 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are systems of computers and people used to generate spatial data in order to make a decision. Through the use of ArcGIS software, this course builds on the foundation of GIS techniques learned in Geography 335.1. Students will learn techniques for GIS data input, spatial analysis, methods of ArcGIS customization, and database management. The basics of spatial data models will be discussed. Students will learn how to input spatial data, normalize spatial data, perform spatial analysis, measure distances, and output GIS based maps.

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 28-Apr 10
MW        06:00PM-07:05PM LEC S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 109         14021 
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MW        07:15PM-08:35PM LAB S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 109           


GEOG 335.3    Projects Using GIS    1 Unit

Prerequisite: GEOG 335.2 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 6 hours LEC ; 36 hours LAB
Description: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are increasingly being used by business, industry, and research institutions in place of other analysis of spatial data. This course is designed to allow students to produce projects using industry-leading GIS software and technologies. The students will work individually to plan and produce a project including data selection and input, spatial data analysis, production of output materials, and presentation of results. The types of information analyzed may include political, social, health, environmental, or economic data. The final grade will be partly based on the project produced.

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Apr 11-May 15
M         06:00PM-07:05PM LEC S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 109         14273 
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M         07:15PM-10:20PM LAB S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 109           
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LAB S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 109           


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, May 02-Jun 09
Exploring the Eastern Sierra
Th        07:00PM-09:50PM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         14335 
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Exploring the Eastern Sierra
Th        07:00PM-09:50PM LEC S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 106         14335 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Sharkey            Off Campus Field Trip      
1 Unit, 6 hours Lecture and 36 hours Lab
Class meetings: Lecture: Thursday, May 2, 2013 and Thursday, May 9, 2013, 7:00 p.m.-9:50 p.m., SCI-106
Eastern Sierra Field Trip: (Four Days) Wednesday, June 5 to Sunday, June 9, 2013. Depart at 8:00 a.m.Wednesday and return at 8:00 p.m. Sunday.

Topic Description:
This course investigates the human and physical geography of California's Eastern Sierra region. Course format includes two class meetings and an extended weekend field trip. Topics to be discussed include the history of human settlement, land use, and associated impacts on the environment as well as the region's interesting geologic history and unique biogeography.

Transportation is provided. Students must pay for their share of group food and for shared overnight accommodation (either in a campground or dormitory-style facility).
Early registration is advised. Wait-listed students are strongly encouraged to attend the first class meeting. For information, contact Debra Sharkey at sharked@crc.losrios.edu or (916) 691-7210.
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.

TBA       TBA             LAB S.Crosier            Off Campus Field Trip      
1 Unit, 6 hours Lecture and 36 hours Lab
Class meetings: Lecture: Thursday, May 2, 2013 and Thursday, May 9, 2013, 7:00 p.m.-9:50 p.m., SCI-106
Eastern Sierra Field Trip: (Four Days) Wednesday, June 5 to Sunday, June 9, 2013. Depart at 8:00 a.m.Wednesday and return at 8:00 p.m. Sunday.

Topic Description:
This course investigates the human and physical geography of California's Eastern Sierra region. Course format includes two class meetings and an extended weekend field trip. Topics to be discussed include the history of human settlement, land use, and associated impacts on the environment as well as the region's interesting geologic history and unique biogeography.

Transportation is provided. Students must pay for their share of group food and for shared overnight accommodation (either in a campground or dormitory-style facility).
Early registration is advised. Wait-listed students are strongly encouraged to attend the first class meeting. For information, contact Debra Sharkey at sharked@crc.losrios.edu or (916) 691-7210.
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 495    Independent Studies in Geography    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Crosier             TBA TBA                 20472 
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1 Unit, 54 Lab hours

Spring 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: June 20, 2013