Spring 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, Jan 14-May 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 106         20160 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         14200 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       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC J.Rusmore            CRC MAIN SCI 110         14201 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         14473 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       09:30AM-10:50AM LEC S.Crosier            Elk Grove EGA 206        19848 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         14203 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, Jan 14-May 17
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LAB J.Rusmore            CRC MAIN SCI 109         14207 
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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         14474 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       08:00AM-09:20AM LAB S.Crosier            Elk Grove EGA 110        15268 Textbook
< Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.

TTh       11:00AM-12:20PM LAB S.Crosier            Elk Grove EGA 110        15235 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         14208 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 14-May 17
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         15062 
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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 14-May 11
MW        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         15426 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         14206 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 14-May 17
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC C.Robinson           CRC MAIN SCI 110         14705 
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GEOG 335    Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Applications    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 302
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 45 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are computer-based mapping programs that analyze spatial data. This course provides the foundation for using desktop GIS software. A conceptual overview along with hands-on experience will be used to explore basic GIS software functionality. Emphasis will be placed on display characteristics, attribute querying, database exploration and management, spatial analysis, data creation, and cartographic presentation. This course is not open to students who have received credit for GEOG 335.1, 335.2, and 335.3. (C-ID GEOG 155)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
MW        06:00PM-07:05PM LEC S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 109           
MW        07:15PM-08:05PM LAB S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 109         19502 
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GEOG 392    Field Studies in Geography: Coastal Landscapes    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 24 hours LEC ; 144 hours LAB
Description: This is a field studies course of the geography of coastal landscapes. Physical and cultural processes, characteristics and landscapes will be observed and analyzed. Specific content will vary by geographic region. A field trip is required. (C-ID GEOG 160)

Schedule: Other Term, Apr 06-May 07
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Crosier            Off Campus Field Trip    19866 
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TBA       TBA             LAB S.Crosier            Off Campus Field Trip      
Pre-trip lectures: Thursday, April 6, 2017 7:00pm-9:50pm; Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:00-9:50pm in SCI-106
Point Reyes National Seashore Field Trip: Friday, May 5, 2017 - Sunday, May 7, 2017. Depart 7:30 a.m., Return 8:30 p.m.
This is a 1-unit course. The focus of this course will be on the geography of the Point Reyes Peninsula. 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 historic land use, maritime history, development of a national sea shore, current and past land use management decisions, regional economic influences, coastal and stream-related processes, weather, climate, geology and 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 lodging and/or camping.


GEOG 495    Independent Studies in Geography    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 162 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 14-May 17
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                 15675 
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1.5 Unit class

TBA       TBA             LAB S.Crosier             TBA TBA                 20669 Textbook
This is a 2 unit class.

TBA       TBA             LEC TBA                   TBA TBA                 15644 Textbook
This is a 3.00 Unit class.

TBA       TBA             LEC TBA                   TBA TBA                 15658 Textbook
This is a 1 unit class.

Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: May 24, 2017