Spring 2011 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 equivalent.
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 or an appropriate alternative activity will be required as an introduction to geological environments and field methods in geology.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        12:35PM-01:55PM LEC K.Stanton            SCC MAIN MOH 1             
W         02:00PM-05:05PM LAB K.Stanton            SCC MAIN MOH 7           24896 
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M         02:00PM-05:15PM LAB N.Vidic              SCC MAIN MOH 7           31106 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

MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC D.Wynne              Davis Cntr Davis 102     27410 Textbook
F         08:00AM-11:05AM LAB D.Wynne              Davis Cntr Davis 102       
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1909 Galileo Court, Davis.


GEOL 305    Earth Science    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: GEOL 306
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 equivalent.
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 a framework using 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC K.Stanton            SCC MAIN MOH 3           25626 
Textbook
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 equivalent.
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 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 or an appropriate alternative activity will be required as an introduction to geological environments and field methods in geology. Not available for credit to students who have completed GEOL 302.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
T         01:30PM-04:35PM LAB K.Stanton            SCC MAIN MOH 7           25628 
Textbook
Th        01:30PM-04:35PM LAB K.Stanton            SCC MAIN MOH 7           28472 Textbook
On-Campus


GEOL 310    Historical Geology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 310 and ENGWR 300, or ESLR 340 and ESLW 340, and MATH 100, with grades of "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: This course covers the origin and geologic history of the Earth and the evolution of its living organisms. Plate tectonic theory is used to explain changes in composition and structure of rocks of the Earth's crust from the formation of the Earth to the present. Emphasis is placed on the formation of sedimentary rocks and the fossils contained within them for the purpose of understanding how they record changes in Earth's environmental processes and ecosystems. Evolution and extinction are studied to understand how they reflect environmental changes in the Earth's ocean, atmosphere, and surface.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        10:45AM-12:05PM LEC K.Stanton            SCC MAIN MOH 1           31105 
Textbook
On-Campus

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: May 12, 2011