Fall 2018 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 25-Dec 20

MW03:00PM-04:20PMLECJ.KuslerSCC MAIN RHN 22916590Textbook
On-Campus

Th01:00PM-02:20PMLECJ.JacksonSCC MAIN RHN 22916591Textbook
TBATBALECJ.Jackson TBA TBA16591Textbook
Hybrid Class - This course is a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. Students are required to attend class meetings during the days and times indicated above and will be required to access material online.

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECJ.KuslerSCC MAIN RHN 22916592Textbook
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECR.EigenheerSCC MAIN RHN 22917063Textbook
Sa09:00AM-12:15PMLECJ.McHenrySCC MAIN RHN 22917805Textbook
On-Campus

MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECC.DavisSCC MAIN RHN 22916593Textbook
TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECR.NeilSCC MAIN RHN 22916594Textbook
On-Campus

MW09:30AM-10:50AMLECE.JonesDavis Cntr DAC 20520360Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.

TTh01:00PM-02:20PMLECJ.McHenryWest Sac WSC 32418072Textbook
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 25-Dec 20

T01:00PM-04:05PMLABR.EarleSCC MAIN RHN 22916887Textbook
MW01:30PM-02:50PMLABJ.KuslerSCC MAIN RHN 22917240Textbook
Sa12:30PM-03:45PMLABJ.McHenrySCC MAIN RHN 22917880Textbook
On-Campus

TTh07:00PM-08:20PMLABR.NeilSCC MAIN RHN 22917064Textbook
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 25-Dec 20

TTh01:00PM-02:20PMLECE.JonesDavis Cntr DAC 20517910Textbook
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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TBATBALECC.CastagnaSCC MAIN Online 17679Textbook
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: Tuesday, August 28, 2018, from 6:00pm - 7:00pm in LRC (Library) room 141.
Mid-term Exam: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, from 6:00pm - 7:30pm, in RHS 261. Final Exam: Tuesday, December 18, 2018, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, in RHS 261.


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 25-Dec 20

TBATBALECM.HunterSCC MAIN Online 17160Textbook
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: Tuesday, August 28, 2018, from 4:00pm - 5:00pm in LRC (Library) room 141.


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 25-Dec 20

TBATBALECM.HunterSCC MAIN Online 17515Textbook
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: Tuesday, August 28, 2018, from 5:00pm - 6:00pm in LRC (Library) room 141.


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 25-Dec 20

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECC.DavisSCC MAIN RHN 22916595Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECC.DavisSCC MAIN RHN 22916930Textbook
On-Campus


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 25-Dec 20

T07:00PM-08:15PMLECC.DavisSCC MAIN RHN 22017516TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALECC.Davis TBA TBA17516TextbookFree Digital Book
Hybrid Class. This course is a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. Students are required to attend class meetings during the days and times indicated above and will be required to access material online.


GEOG 331    Exploring Maps and Geographic Technologies    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 300 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 50 hours LEC ; 12 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces students to the exciting world of maps (both hard-copy and digital) and the geographic techniques and technologies that are utilized in the creation of modern cartographic documents. The examination of cartographic constructs, basic statistics, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Internet mapping, remote sensing, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) will shed light on this interesting and rapidly changing area of spatial inquiry. (C-ID GEOG 150)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

M03:00PM-05:50PMLECC.DavisSCC MAIN BUS 22120590TextbookFree Digital Book
M05:50PM-06:30PMLABC.DavisSCC MAIN BUS 221
On-Campus


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 25-Dec 20

T06:00PM-08:30PMLECR.EarleSCC MAIN BUS 22117680Textbook
T08:40PM-10:00PMLABR.EarleSCC MAIN BUS 221
On-Campus


GEOG 394    Field Studies in Geography: Volcanic Landscapes    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 24 hours LEC ; 144 hours LAB
Description: This course involves the study of geographic principles and processes in volcanic environments. The course content will vary by destination but may include topics in physical geography (e.g., plant and animal communities, climate and weather, geology and geomorphology, natural hazards, environmental impacts, etc.), human geography (e.g., cultural landscapes, economic activities, transportation issues, land use patterns, etc.), and introduction to tools and techniques used for geographic field research (e.g., map and compass use, the Global Positioning System (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), etc.). Field excursions are required. (C-ID GEOG 160)

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 30-Sep 13

Th06:00PM-08:50PMLECC.DavisSCC MAIN RHS 26118644TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABC.Davis TBA TBA
Lassen Volcanic National Park     1 Unit
Orientation (first lecture): 6:00pm - 8:50pm, Thursday, August 30, 2018, On-Campus, Room RHS 261.
Lectures: August 30 and September 13, 2018, 6:00pm - 8:50pm.
Field Trip: Friday, September 7th - Sunday, September 9th, 8:00am - 9:00pm, daily.
Post-Trip Meeting (last lecture): Thursday, September 13th, 6:00pm - 8:50pm, On-Campus, Room RHS 261.

Hours: 6 hours lecture; 36 hours laboratory.
Description: This course will explore Lassen Volcanic National Park, one of the most unique volcanic regions in the world. The topics covered will include volcanic and glacial features, local weather and climate, flora and fauna, and human-environment interaction. Participants should expect variable weather conditions and be prepared to hike moderate distances in altitudes above 5000 feet. Transportation will be provided by SCC. Equipment, camping, and meal needs will be discussed at the orientation meeting. In addition, a $20 field trip fee will be collected at the orientation. For any questions or additional information, please contact Craig Davis at (916) 558-2578 or by email at
davisca@scc.losrios.edu

Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: October 18, 2018