Fall 2018 Class Schedule (EDC)

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GEOG 390    Field Studies in Geography    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: GEOG 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 24 hours LEC ; 144 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the field study of geographic principles and processes of specific areas (mountains, deserts, seashore, etc.). Course content will vary by destination. Topics may include physical geography, human geography, and/or geographic techniques such as the application of 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. For specific details, see the course description listed in the schedule. Students will be responsible for providing their own lodging (or camping equipment) and meals. At a minimum it is recommended that students be prepared to spend a full day in the field. This may require a day-pack, water container(s), food, foul weather gear, field notebook, clipboard, whistle, and personal safety gear (warm clothing, medications, cell phone, GPS, sunscreen, sunglasses, hiking shoes, and a hat). (C-ID GEOG 160)

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 25-Nov 29

Th04:00PM-06:50PMLECJ.PittmanEl Dorado EDC A10916480Textbook
TBATBALECJ.PittmanEl Dorado EDCTBA 16480Textbook
This field class will explore the geography of the American River Watershed. The class is intended to introduce students to river processes and how human activity in the river canyon has altered the way that the river "works". Some light hiking is required. The class will meet four times, twice on the EDC campus in Placerville for pre and post-trip lectures and orientation, and twice for the actual field activity. The class will meet at the El Dorado Center campus on October 25 and November 29, with a field trip on November 1-2. Only students enrolled in the course and have signed the appropriate waivers and other documents may participate. Transportation will be provided by either Folsom Lake College or in some cases students may have to drive to a field location. Food and lodging arrangements and costs are the responsibility of the student. In some instances entrance fees may be required and those fees will be the responsibility of the student (Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived). For more information contact Professor Pittman at 916.608-6668 or email to

Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: November 5, 2018