Spring 2014 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, Jan 18-May 21
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC M.Hunter             SCC MAIN RHN 229         16183 
Textbook
On-Campus

T         07:30AM-08:50AM LEC M.Hunter             SCC MAIN RHN 229         16184 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Hunter             SCC MAIN RHN 229         16184 Textbook
Hybrid Class. Students must attend orientation on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 7:30am in RHN 229. This class will meet every Tuesday, but will be conducted primarily online.
On-Campus

MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Hunter             SCC MAIN RHN 229         16185 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Eigenheer          SCC MAIN RHN 229         16800 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC C.Davis              SCC MAIN RHN 229         16186 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC C.Robinson           SCC MAIN RHN 229         16187 Textbook
Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC R.Neil               SCC MAIN RHN 229         17600 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LEC E.Jones              Davis Cntr Davis 205     18604 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.


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 GEOL 111)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
Th        01:00PM-03:50PM LAB R.Eigenheer          SCC MAIN RHN 229         16554 
Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LAB M.Hunter             SCC MAIN RHN 229         17057 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LAB C.Robinson           SCC MAIN RHN 229         16801 Textbook
Sa        01:00PM-03:50PM LAB R.Neil               SCC MAIN RHN 229         16555 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LAB E.Jones              Davis Cntr Davis 202     18605 Textbook
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, Jan 18-May 21
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Hunter             SCC MAIN Online          17899 
Textbook
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, in RN 308 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. For more information students should 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, Jan 18-May 21
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Hunter             SCC MAIN Online          16960 
Textbook
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, in RHN 308 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. For more information students should 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, Jan 18-May 21
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Hunter             SCC MAIN Online          17392 
Textbook
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, in RHN 308 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. For more information students should 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, Jan 18-May 21
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Davis              SCC MAIN RHN 229         16188 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Davis              SCC MAIN RHN 229         16607 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:25PM LEC E.Jones              SCC MAIN RHN 229         17946 Textbook
On-Campus

TTh       11:00AM-12:20PM LEC J.Knettle            Davis Cntr Davis 108     18318 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, Jan 18-May 21
T         07:00PM-08:20PM LEC C.Davis              SCC MAIN RHN 220         18452 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Davis              SCC MAIN RHN 220         18452 Textbook
Telecourse. Students must attend orientation on campus on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 7:00pm - 8:20pm in RHN 220.


GEOG 331    Exploring Maps and Geographic Technologies    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: CISC 300 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 44 hours LEC ; 30 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
M         06:00PM-08:50PM LEC C.Davis              SCC MAIN MOH 25          19082 
Textbook
M         09:00PM-10:50PM LAB C.Davis              SCC MAIN MOH 25            
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, Jan 18-May 21
T         06:00PM-08:15PM LEC R.Earle              SCC MAIN MOH 25          17947 
Textbook
T         08:25PM-09:45PM LAB R.Earle              SCC MAIN MOH 25            
On-Campus

Spring 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: June 11, 2014