Fall 2015 Class Schedule (SCC)



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GEOG 300    Physical Geography: Exploring Earth's Environmental Systems    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 34 with a grade of "C" or better, ENGRD 310 and ENGWR 101, or ESLR 320 and ESLW 310, with grades of "C" or better.
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 a spatial study of planet Earth's dynamic physical systems and processes. Topics include weather, climate, landforms, natural hazards, water resources, vegetation, and soils. Emphasis is placed on interrelationships among Earth systems and processes and their resulting patterns and distributions. Relevant application of these concepts to today's world is also stressed to help students better understand Earth's physical environment as well as human-environmental interaction. Optional field trips may be included. (C-ID GEOG 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC M.Hunter             SCC MAIN RHN 229         16161 
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On-Campus

T         07:30AM-08:50AM LEC M.Hunter             SCC MAIN RHN 229         16162 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Hunter             SCC MAIN RHN 229         16162 Textbook
Hybrid Class - Students must attend an orientation on TBA. This class will meet every Tuesday but will be conducted primarily online. Enrolled students (and students wishing to add) must visit the instructor's web site at http://www.scc.losrios.edu/~hunterm/

MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Hunter             SCC MAIN RHN 229         16163 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Eigenheer          SCC MAIN RHN 229         16742 Textbook
Sa        09:00AM-12:15PM LEC C.Robinson           SCC MAIN RHN 229         17743 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC C.Davis              SCC MAIN RHN 229         16164 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC R.Neil               SCC MAIN RHN 229         16165 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC E.Jones              West Sac WSC 114         18135 Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.


GEOG 301    Physical Geography Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GEOG 300
Advisory: MATH 34 with a grade of "C" or better; ENGRD 310 and ENGWR 101, or ESLR 320 and ESLW 310, with grades of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a laboratory study of basic principles and concepts relating to our Earth's environmental systems. Labs feature observation, collection, analysis, and display of data related to the study of energy, weather and climate, vegetation, soils, landforms, and environmental hazards. In addition, this course utilizes geographic methods such as map and image interpretation and geographic technologies such as weather instruments, global positioning systems (GPS), and computer applications. Field trips may be required. (C-ID GEOG 111)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
Th        01:00PM-04:05PM LAB R.Eigenheer          SCC MAIN RHN 229         16511 
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MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LAB R.Earle              SCC MAIN RHN 229         16974 Textbook
Sa        01:00PM-04:15PM LAB C.Robinson           SCC MAIN RHN 229         17847 Textbook
On-Campus

TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LAB R.Neil               SCC MAIN RHN 229         16743 Textbook
On-Campus


GEOG 302    Environmental Studies & Sustainability    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 34 with a grade of "C" or better; ENGRD 310 and ENGWR 101, or ESLR 320 and ESLW 310, with grades of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area D5; IGETC Area 4E
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This introductory course offers an interdisciplinary perspective on the major environmental problems confronting society and explores solutions directed toward producing a more sustainable future. Course topics include an introduction to environmental issues, Earth system science, natural resources, global climate change, human demography, agricultural systems, and development issues. These topics will be examined with human-environment interaction as the overriding paradigm to examine potential for sustainable systems as our planet and populations progress. A field trip may be required to relate class discussions to the real world.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        09:30AM-10:50AM LEC TBA                  Davis Cntr Davis 205     17887 
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Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.


GEOG 305    Global Climate Change    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 34 with a grade of "C" or better; ENGRD 310 and ENGWR 101 or ESLR 320 and ESLW 310 with grades of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores the history and mechanisms of climate change in Earth'S past, as well as the methods that scientists use to investigate climate change. Areas of emphasis will include climate change in Earth's recent history (the past few million years) and the connection between human industrial activity and current climatic shifts. Additionally, this course investigates the effects of climate change in today's world and discusses possible technological and political solutions to this vast and increasingly important problem. Field trips may be required. (C-ID GEOL 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Hunter             SCC MAIN Online          17556 
Textbook
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: Monday, August 25, 2014, in LRC (Library) room 141, at 5:00pm. Students may attend any of the orientations for the instructor's online classes; all are very similar. Enrolled students (and students wishing to add) must visit the instructor's web site at http://www.scc.losrios.edu/~hunterm/


GEOG 306    Weather and Climate    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 34 with a grade of "C" or better, ENGRD 310 and ENGWR 101, or ESLR 320 and ESLW 310, with grades of "C" or better.
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 introduction to atmospheric processes including energy and moisture exchanges, atmospheric pressure, winds, and global circulation. Severe weather conditions such as hurricanes and tornadoes are also studied. World, regional, and local climates are investigated. Student work will include weather observations and analysis of atmospheric data using charts, weather maps, and radar and satellite imagery from the Internet and other sources. Because this course involves the use of some quantitative concepts, students are encouraged to have fundamental algebraic skills prior to enrolling in this course. (C-ID GEOG 130)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Hunter             SCC MAIN Online          16877 
Textbook
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: Monday, August 25, 2014, in LRC (Library) room 141, at 6:00pm. Students may attend any of the orientations for the instructor's online classes; all are very similar. Enrolled students (and students wishing to add) must visit the instructor's web site at http://www.scc.losrios.edu/~hunterm/


GEOG 308    Introduction to Oceanography    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 34 with a grade of "C" or better; ENGRD 310 and ENGWR 101, or ESLR 320 and ESLW 310, with grades of "C" or better.
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 integrated study of water on Earth emphasizing physical oceanography. Topics include ocean and shoreline processes, plate tectonics, sea floor morphology, types and distribution of seafloor sediment, ocean sediment transport, ocean chemistry, ocean currents, marine resources, and environmental concerns. Regional oceanographic features are emphasized.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Hunter             SCC MAIN Online          17338 
Textbook
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: Monday, August 25, 2014, in LRC (Library) room 141, at 7:00pm. Students may attend any of the orientations for the instructor's online classes; all are very similar. Enrolled students (and students wishing to add) must visit the instructor's web site at http://www.scc.losrios.edu/~hunterm/


GEOG 310    Human Geography: Exploring Earth's Cultural Landscapes    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 310 and ENGWR 101, or ESLR 320 and ESLW 310, with grades of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D5; IGETC Area 4E
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course investigates the diverse patterns of human activity on earth in relation to cultural and environmental factors. Major themes include human-environment interaction, globalization, spatial and cultural conflict, and cultural diversity. The following topical areas will be utilized to examine these dynamic concepts: population, migration, language, religion, ethnicity, political and economic systems, development issues, agriculture, urbanization, and resource issues. (C-ID GEOG 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Davis              SCC MAIN RHN 229         16166 
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TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Davis              SCC MAIN RHN 229         16567 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:15PM LEC E.Jones              SCC MAIN RHN 229         16772 Textbook
On-Campus

TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC J.Knettle            Davis Cntr Davis 119     18124 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.


GEOG 320    World Regional Geography    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 310 and ENGWR 101, or ESLR 320 and ESLW 310, with grades of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D5; IGETC Area 4E
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a global survey of the world's major cultural regions. Basic geographic concepts and ideas are used to study and compare people, resources, landscapes, and economies across eight major geographic regions. In addition, interactions between these regions, globalization, cultural diversity, environmental issues, and development dynamics are utilized as themes to examine our ever changing world. (C-ID GEOG 125)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
T         07:00PM-08:15PM LEC C.Davis               TBA TBA                 17339 
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TBA       TBA             LEC C.Davis               TBA TBA                 17339 Textbook
Hybrid Class. Students must attend an orientation on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at 7:30pm in RHN 308.


GEOG 334    Introduction to GIS Software Applications    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 300 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 45 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are computer-based mapping programs that analyze spatial data. This course provides the foundation for using desktop GIS software. A conceptual overview along with hands-on experience will be used to explore basic GIS software functionality. Emphasis will be placed on display characteristics, attribute querying, database exploration and management, spatial analysis, data creation, and cartographic presentation.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
T         06:00PM-08:50PM LEC R.Earle              SCC MAIN MOH 25          17557 
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T         09:00PM-10:30PM LAB R.Earle              SCC MAIN MOH 25            
On-Campus

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: March 30, 2015