Spring 2018 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 13-May 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 106         15717 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         14305 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 TBA                  CRC MAIN SCI 110         14306 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 TBA                  CRC MAIN SCI 106         14569 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        15682 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         14308 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 13-May 16
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LAB TBA                  CRC MAIN SCI 109         14312 
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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 TBA                  CRC MAIN SCI 109         14570 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        15296 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        15273 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         14313 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 13-May 16
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         15111 
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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 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, Jan 13-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Sharkey             TBA TBA                 20529 
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Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.

Hybrid class - Partly Online/Partly Classroom - Instructor and students have both classroom meetings and online activities.
Students must attend the first mandatory class meeting on Friday, Jan. 19th from 9:30-11:30 am in EGA 206. Students must complete all of the first week's assignments to remain in the course and must also be able to take the midterm and final exams in EGA 206 as scheduled (Fri., Mar. 19th, 9:30-11 am and Fri., May 11th, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm respectively). Over the course of the semester there will be up to four (4) more Friday class meetings scheduled (between 9:30-11:30 am in EGA 206) to review important course content prior to exams. In order to complete this class, students can use computers in the EGC Learning Resource Center (EGA-204), OR must have access to a computer elsewhere with the following minimum requirements: (1) Connectivity to the Internet (2) an activated e-mail account (3) word processing capabilities, and the following free downloads: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Flash Player, and Apple QuickTime in the latest versions. The course web site will be available at https://lrccd.instructure.com. For additional online course information go to https://www.crc.losrios.edu/de or to ask specific questions about the class contact the instructor at sharked@crc.losrios.edu.


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 13-May 10
MW        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         15433 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 106         14311 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 13-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Castagna           CRC MAIN Online          14784 
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Online class.
Mandatory Meetings:
Thursday, January 18, 8:00-10:00p.m.: Orientation SCI 106
Thursday, March 8, 8:00-10:00pm. Midterm SCI 106
Thursday, May 10,8:00-10:00pm Final SCI 106


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 13-May 16
MW        06:00PM-07:05PM LEC S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 109           
MW        07:15PM-08:05PM LAB S.Crosier            CRC MAIN SCI 109         15619 
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GEOG 393    Field Studies in Geography: Arid 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 arid 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, May 03-May 28
Th        07:00PM-09:50PM LEC D.Sharkey            CRC MAIN SCI 110         20013 
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TBA       TBA             LAB D.Sharkey             TBA TBA                   
This is a 1.5 Unit class.
Pre-trip lectures: Thursday, May 3, 2018 and Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 7:00-9:05pm in SCI-110


Eastern Sierra 6-Day Field Trip: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 to Monday, May 28, 2018. Depart 7:00 a.m., Return 8:00 p.m.


Course Description: This course investigates the human and physical geography of California's Eastern Sierra region. 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 camping or in cabins or a 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 ; 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 13-May 16
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                 15564 
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1.5 Unit class

TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                 15793 Textbook
This is a 2 unit class.

TBA       TBA             LEC TBA                   TBA TBA                 15551 Textbook
This is a 3.00 Unit class.

TBA       TBA             LEC TBA                   TBA TBA                 15561 Textbook
This is a 1 unit class.

Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: November 16, 2017