Fall 2015 Class Schedule (FLC)



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GEOL 300    Physical Geology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in GEOL 301 is recommended.
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: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 11
T         01:00PM-04:10PM LEC N.Vidic              Rancho RCC1 210          19425 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC N.Vidic              Off Campus RCC ONLINE    19425 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which approximately half of the class is online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet and have an active email address. The class will meet on campus during the time listed above.
This class will meet at the new Rancho Cordova Center facility, 10259 Folsom Blvd, located at the intersection of Mather Field Road and Folsom Blvd in Rancho Cordova.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
T         05:30PM-08:35PM LEC G.Wheeldon           El Dorado EDC A109       15937 Textbook
T         05:30PM-08:35PM LEC J.Van Gilder         El Dorado EDC A109       15937 Textbook


GEOL 301    Physical Geology Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GEOL 300; (or may be taken previously)
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5C
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, landform identification, and the study and interpretation of geologic maps and cross-sections. A calculator, ruler, protractor, and GEOL 300 textbook may be required. (C-ID GEOL 100L)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
Th        05:30PM-08:35PM LAB G.Wheeldon           El Dorado EDC A109       15819 
Textbook
Th        05:30PM-08:35PM LAB J.Van Gilder         El Dorado EDC A109       15819 Textbook


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, meteorology, 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. (C-ID GEOL 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
W         09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Pittman            FLC MAIN FL2 212         15683 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Pittman            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15683 Textbook
This is a hybrid class in which one-half of the instruction occurs online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The class will meet on campus once a week during the times listed above.

TBA       TBA             LEC J.Pittman            Off Campus RCC ONLINE    16036 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. For more information, please contact the instructor at pittmaj@flc.losrios.edu

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: January 28, 2016