Fall 2017 Class Schedule (FLC)



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GEOL 300    Physical Geology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in GEOL 301 is recommended. Students enrolled in GEOL 300 experience higher rates of success when concurrently enrolled 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. (C-ID GEOL 100)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC S.Raskin             FLC MAIN FL2 212         19476 
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T         01:00PM-04:05PM LEC K.Stevens            El Dorado EDC A109       16057 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 19-Dec 14
Th        01:00PM-04:05PM LAB S.Raskin             FLC MAIN FL2 212         15974 
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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, meteorology, astronomy, scientific method, and philosophy of science. This course is designed for non-science majors. (C-ID GEOL 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
W         09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Pittman            FLC MAIN FL2 212         15862 
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TBA       TBA             LEC J.Pittman            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15862 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.

W         10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Pittman            FLC MAIN FL2 212         19478 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Pittman            FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      19478 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.

TBA       TBA             LEC J.Pittman            Off Campus RCC ONLINE    16104 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



GEOL 306    Earth Science Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GEOL 305; (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 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
W         01:00PM-04:05PM LAB K.Stevens            FLC MAIN FL2 212         16334 
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GEOL 330    Introduction to Oceanography    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: The course will provide an introduction to the basic principles and practices of oceanography. Topics will be presented in terms of the applications of physics, geology, chemistry, and biology to a study of the world's oceans. Specific topics will include planetary science and earth origin, the geologic timescale, geography and location systems, matter, marine provinces, sediments, seismology, plate tectonics, seawater composition, geochemical distributions, deep ocean circulation, winds and surface circulation, waves, tides, estuarine environments, biological production, necton, plankton, and benthic organisms. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC K.Stevens            FLC MAIN FL2 212         19479 
Textbook


Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: October 12, 2017