Fall 2017 Class Schedule (SCC)



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GEOL 302    Physical Geology    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 100 with a grade of "C" or better and ENGRD 310 and ENGWR 300, or ESLR 340 and ESLW 340, with grades of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This in-depth course provides an understanding of the dynamic nature of Earth through the study of earth processes including plate tectonics, the major rock types and the minerals that comprise them, volcanoes, earthquakes and Earth's interior, crustal deformation and mountain building, fossils and deep time, energy and mineral resources, surface water and groundwater, oceans and coasts, glaciers, deserts, and global change. The course uses real-world examples of the scientific method as a foundation for understanding the geological sciences and focuses on the relevance of geology to our everyday lives. At least one field trip (for example to Cache Creek Canyon or Point Reyes National Seashore) or an appropriate alternative activity will be required as an introduction to geological environments and field methods in geology. (C-ID GEOL 101)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC K.Stanton            SCC MAIN T12               
M         10:30AM-01:45PM LAB K.Stanton            SCC MAIN T01 1           17517 
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W         10:30AM-01:35PM LAB T.Thomson            SCC MAIN T01 1           17728 Textbook
Please select one Laboratory from the two Labs listed above and register using that class number. You will be automatically enrolled into the Lecture.
On-Campus


GEOL 305    Earth Science    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 100 with a grade of "C" or better and ENGRD 310 and ENGWR 300, or ESLW 340 and ESLR 340, with grades "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: Earth science is an introductory science course that covers a broad range of topics including geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. Sub-topics are introduced and placed into the context of the scientific method. Using recent, historical, and prehistorical earth science events as examples, the course emphasizes the interrelatedness of the various disciplines and focuses on Earth as a dynamic, synthetic, and continually evolving - yet stable - planet. (C-ID GEOL 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       11:30AM-12:50PM LEC K.Stanton            SCC MAIN LIH 101         16986 
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On-Campus


GEOL 306    Earth Science Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GEOL 305
Advisory: MATH 100 with a grade of "C" or better and ENGRD 310 and ENGWR 300, or ESLW 340 and ESLR 340, with grades "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course emphasizes scientific methods and systematic laboratory procedures in the earth sciences. It includes practical and written experience in rock and mineral identification, plate tectonics and earthquakes, river and glacial topography, geologic and topographic maps, oceanography and meteorology exercises, and concepts in astronomy. At least one field trip (for example to Cache Creek Canyon or Point Reyes National Seashore) or an appropriate alternative activity will be required as an introduction to geological environments and field methods in geology. The course is not available for credit to students who have completed GEOL 302. (C-ID GEOL 120L)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
T         01:00PM-04:05PM LAB K.Stanton            SCC MAIN T01 1           16987 
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Th        01:00PM-04:05PM LAB K.Stanton            SCC MAIN T01 1           17645 Textbook
On-Campus


GEOL 325    Environmental Hazards and Natural Disasters    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 100 or 104; AND ENGRD 110, ENGWR 101 OR ESL 325 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the environmental effects and applications of Earth-related processes. It focuses on earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, flooding, and hurricanes, as well as covering related current events. Topics also include the availability and exploitation of natural resources, waste disposal, and global climate change. Humans as a force in environmental change are emphasized. This course addresses geology, engineering, environmental studies, natural resources, geography, and science education. One field trip is required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC K.Stanton            SCC MAIN T12             19858 
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On-Campus


GEOL 495    Independent Studies in Geology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. UC transfer credit will be awarded only after the course has been evaluated by the enrolling UC campus. The units completed for this course cannot be counted towards the minimum 60 units required for admissions. UC transfer credit will be awarded only after the course has been evaluated by the enrolling UC campus. The units completed for this course cannot be counted towards the minimum 60 units required for admissions.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Stanton             TBA TBA                 18380 
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Instructor's consent is required to enroll.
3 Units
On-Campus

Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: December 7, 2017