Fall 2012 Class Schedule (FLC)



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GEOL 300    Physical Geology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: GEOL 301; (or concurrent enrollment in GEOL 301)
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: Physical geology is an introduction to the composition and dynamics of the Earth from the atomic scale of minerals to the global scale of plate tectonics. Topics include the composition of minerals and rock, volcanism, earth structures, earthquakes, erosion and surface processes, geologic time, geologic hazards, and plate tectonics. In this course, attention will focus on the rocks, landscapes, and scenic areas of the American West. Emphasis is placed on how humans affect the environment. Successful completion of physical geology prepares the student to recognize, understand, and appreciate processes which continually change our Earth.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
Th        05:30PM-08:35PM LEC G.Wheeldon           El Dorado EDC A109       15673 
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GEOL 301    Physical Geology Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GEOL 300; (or may be taken previously)
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides laboratory experience with the tools and skills discussed in Physical Geology (GEOL 300). Lab topics include mineral and rock identification, map and air photograph interpretation and landform identification, and the study and interpretation of geologic maps and cross-sections.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
T         05:30PM-08:35PM LAB G.Wheeldon           El Dorado EDC A109       16010 
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GEOL 305    Earth Science    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GEOL 306
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introductory course covering major topics in geology, oceanography, meterology, astronomy, scientific method, and philosophy of science. This course is designed for non-science majors. Not open to students who have received credit for GEOL 300 or GEOL 310.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
TBA       TBA             LEC B.Anderson           FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15439 
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This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. For more information, please contact the instructor at andersbh@flc.losrios.edu

MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Pittman            FLC MAIN FL2 212         15748 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Pittman            El Dorado EDC A109       15702 Textbook


GEOL 306    Earth Science Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GEOL 305; (or may be taken previously)
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course emphasizes the scientific methods and systematic laboratory procedures of Earth sciences. Topics include weather analysis, rock and mineral identification, study of geologic concepts by means of topographic maps, astronomical observation and ocean dynamics. A field trip or an appropriate alternative activity will be required as an introduction to geological environments and field methods in geology. Not open to students who have received credit for GEOL 300 or GEOL 301.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
W         12:30PM-03:35PM LAB B.Anderson           FLC MAIN FL2 212         15957 
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Fall 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: December 4, 2012