Spring 2011 Class Schedule (FLC)



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GEOG 300    Physical Geography: Exploring Earth's Environmental Systems    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: 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.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
TTh       05:30PM-08:35PM LEC R.Downey             FLC MAIN FL2 212         23162 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
F         09:30AM-12:35PM LEC T.Krabacher          FLC MAIN FL1 109         22446 Textbook
This is an Interactive Television Class. Please visit www.flc.losrios.edu/~itv
for more information on FLC Interactive Television Classes.

MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Pittman            FLC MAIN FL2 212         22800 Textbook
F         09:30AM-12:35PM LEC T.Krabacher          Off Campus RCC 14        22858 Textbook
This is an Interactive Television Class. Please visit www.flc.losrios.edu/~itv
for more information on FLC Interactive Television Classes.

F         09:30AM-12:35PM LEC T.Krabacher          El Dorado EDC C215       22448 Textbook
This is an Interactive Television Class. Please visit www.flc.losrios.edu/~itv
for more information on FLC Interactive Television Classes.

TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Pittman            El Dorado EDC A109       22450 Textbook


GEOG 301    Physical Geography Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GEOG 300
General Education: CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides "hands-on" study of the basic principles and concepts involved in understanding Earth's physical environment. Lab topics include observation, measurement and analysis of Earth's energy balance, weather and climate, vegetation, landforms, and natural hazards, as well as topographic map reading, interpretation, and navigation skills.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB T.Krabacher          FLC MAIN FL2 212         23164 
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GEOG 332.1    Introduction to Desktop GIS    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces students to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) which are systems of computers and people used to integrate spatial data in order to make a decision. Topics may include analysis of environmental, economic, political, social, health care, and transportation data. Using desktop GIS software (such as ArcView) students will learn GIS skills including identifying zones, measuring distances, calculating areas, integrating spatial data and displaying output. This course will also cover basic software functionality, database construction, and management. This course is the first of a two-part series. This course may be taken four times on a different software package or version.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 15-Mar 14
W         05:30PM-08:35PM LEC R.Navarrete          FLC MAIN FL5 9           23210 
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GEOG 332.2    Intermediate Desktop GIS    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: GEOG 332.1 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: CISC 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Description: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are computer-based mapping programs that analyze spatial data. This course builds on the conceptual and practical foundations covered in GEOG 332.1 by further exploring the capabilities and functionality of desktop GIS software. Emphasis will be placed on GIS software functionality, address geocoding, beginning spatial database construction, spatial data management, spatial analysis, and cartographic presentation. This course may be taken four times on a different software package or version.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
W         05:30PM-08:35PM LEC R.Navarrete          FLC MAIN FL5 9           23208 
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GEOG 499    Experimental Offering in Geography    .5-4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
Sustainability: Earth's Future
T         03:45PM-06:50PM LEC J.Pittman            El Dorado EDC A214       30688 
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In this three-unit course, faculty from biology, early childhood education, English, and geography will introduce the fundamental aspects of sustainability, including an examination of the critical relationship between people and their environment. The course emphasizes a holistic approach as students examine the interconnection between nature and society and how it relates to the food we eat, the goods we buy, the things we build, the oceans we harvest, and the energy we consume. Using an interactive approach, students explore solutions to today's unprecedented environmental challenges within cultural, economic, educational and political contexts. Field trips may be required. This course is transferable to CSUS. Students can register under BIOL 499, ECE 499, ENGWR 499 or GEOG 499. If one course is full, please consider registering for one of the other three courses as all courses are the same and will be taught together, at the same time, as a single class.

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 25, 2011