Spring 2016 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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         14105 
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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 J.Rusmore            CRC MAIN SCI 110         14106 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 LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         14399 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        15348 Textbook
<Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.

T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC K.Keightley          CRC MAIN SCI 106         14108 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 may be required. (C-ID GEOG 111)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LAB J.McHenry            CRC MAIN SCI 109         14112 
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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 J.Rusmore            CRC MAIN SCI 109         14400 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       12:30PM-01:50PM LAB S.Crosier            Elk Grove EGA 110        15350 Textbook
<Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.

TTh       09:30AM-10:50AM LAB S.Crosier            Elk Grove EGA 110        15302 Textbook
<Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.

Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB K.Keightley          CRC MAIN SCI 109         14113 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, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         15042 
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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 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: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
MW        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         15553 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         14111 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." (C-ID GEOG 125)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC C.Robinson           CRC MAIN SCI 110         14646 
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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. (C-ID GEOG 155 only if GEOG 335.2 and 335.3 are also completed) (C-ID GEOG 155)

Schedule: Five Week - First, Jan 16-Feb 24
MW        06:00PM-07:05PM LEC S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 109         14115 
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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. (C-ID GEOG 155 only if GEOG 335.1 and 335.3 are also completed) (C-ID GEOG 155)

Schedule: Five Week - Second, Feb 25-Apr 06
MW        06:00PM-07:05PM LEC S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 109         14120 
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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. (C-ID GEOG 155 only if GEOG 335.1 and 335.2 are also completed) (C-ID GEOG 155)

Schedule: Five Week - Third, Apr 07-May 11
M         06:00PM-07:05PM LEC S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 109         14312 
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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    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 24 hours LEC ; 144 hours LAB
Description: This course involves the study of geographic principles and processes in the field. 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/or 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 trip(s) are required. (C-ID GEOG 160)

Schedule: Other Term, May 05-Jun 05
Exploring the Eastern Sierra
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Sharkey             TBA TBA                 14365 
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TBA       TBA             LAB D.Sharkey             TBA TBA                   
This is a 1.5 Unit class.
Pre-trip lectures: Thursday, May 5 and Thursday, May 12, 2016 7:00-9:50pm in SCI-106
Eastern Sierra Field Trip: Wednesday, June 1 to Sunday, June 5, 2016. Depart 8:00 a.m., Return 8:00 p.m.
Course 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 will be provided. Students must pay for their share of group food and for shared overnight accommodation (either in cabins 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.


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 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Sharkey             TBA TBA                 21204 
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1.5 Unit class

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Crosier             TBA TBA                 20578 Textbook
This is a 3.00 Unit class.

TBA       TBA             LEC S.Crosier             TBA TBA                 20810 Textbook
This is a 1 unit class.

Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: July 5, 2016