Spring 2013 Class Schedule (FLC)



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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, Jan 19-May 22
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Pittman            FLC MAIN FL2 212         15838 
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TBA       TBA             LEC B.Anderson           FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      19599 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The orientation for this course is online and can be found on the Los Rios eLearning website at D2L.losrios.edu. Please follow the login instructions to access the course site and login to the eLearning system.

T         09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Pittman            El Dorado EDC A109       15840 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Pittman            El Dorado TBA            15840 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which approximately one-half of the class is online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The class will meet on campus once a week during the time listed above. Additionally, there will be 27 hours of online instruction.


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, Jan 19-May 22
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB B.Anderson           FLC MAIN FL2 208         15938 
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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 circulations, winds and surface circulation, waves, tides, estuarine environment, biological production, necton, plankton, and benthic organisms. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC N.Vidic              FLC MAIN FL2 212         16171 
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GEOL 347    Geologic Mining History of the Mother Lode    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: GEOL 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This is an introductory course covering the mining and geologic history of California's Mother Lode region. Emphasis is on understanding the formation of the area's gold deposits, understanding past and present mining methods, and understanding the legacy left by the early miners.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
Th        05:30PM-08:35PM LEC G.Wheeldon           El Dorado EDC A109       15845 
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Spring 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: July 8, 2013