Summer 2018 Class Schedule (SCC)



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BIOLFS 310    Natural History Field Study: Mojave Desert    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Students must be in good health and be able to hike moderate distances through a desert environment with uneven ground and in temperatures often above 100 degrees.
Enrollment Limitation: This course requires completion of a written course application.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This field course explores the plants, animals, and geological features of the Mojave Desert. Two or three lectures will occur at Sacramento City College with a mandatory field trip of eight days to the Mojave Desert in Southern California. Accommodations are in a combination of outdoor tent camping for two or three nights and four or five nights at the Desert Studies Center field station. Students will provide their own tents, personal items, and personal field equipment. The course involves moderately strenuous hikes over uneven ground in the desert environment in temperatures that usually exceed 100 degrees. A field station expense fee is due up to four weeks before the first day of class to cover the cost of accommodations, the cost of meals while at the Center, entrance fees to parks, and transportation to and from the desert. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact David Wyatt at (916) 558-2406 or by e-mail at wyattd@scc.losrios.edu. This course was formerly known as BIOL 394.

Schedule: Other Term, May 17-May 27

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Dates:
Mandatory Pre-trip meeting (Lecture): 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Thursday, May 17, 2018 and Friday, May 18, 2017, on-campus in LIH 115. Logistics and introductory course material will be discussed at this meeting.


Trip: From 6:00am on Sunday, May 20, 2018 through approximately 10:00pm on Sunday, May 27, 2018.
Description:This field course explores the plants, animals, and geological features of the Mojave Desert. Two lectures will occur at Sacramento City College with a mandatory field trip of eight days to the Mojave Desert in Southern California. Accommodations are in a combination of outdoor tent camping for two or three nights and four or five nights at the Desert Studies Center (DSC). Students must provide their own tents, personal items, and personal field equipment. The course involves moderately strenuous hikes over rocky desert environment conditions in temperatures above 100 degrees during the day. A field station expense cost of $350.00 is due three weeks prior to the first day of class to cover the price of accommodations, meals at the DSC, campsite reservations, entrance costs to parks, and transport to the DSC and field sites.


An application packet must be completed for this class prior to receiving a permission number to add the course. The application packet will be available starting in the middle of the Spring 2018 semester from the instructor (David Wyatt). If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact David
Wyatt by email at
wyattd@scc.losrios.edu. THIS COURSE IS INSTRUCTOR CONSENT ONLY.

If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Science Dean. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.



BIOLFS 350    Natural History Field Study: Sierra Nevada Plants    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Students must be in good health and able to hike moderate distances in a high elevation environment with uneven ground and variable temperatures.
Enrollment Limitation: This course requires completion of a written course application.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This field course explores the plants of the Sierra Nevada and surrounding areas. Two to three lectures will occur at Sacramento City College with a mandatory field trip of eight days to the Sierra Nevada. No previous plant identification experience is required, yet intermediate as well as beginning students will benefit from this course. Topics include the identification and keying of plant species, plant adaptations and communities, and uses of plants. Accommodations will be primarily at field research stations (dorms or cabins), but may include outdoor tent camping, as needed. Students will provide their own sleeping bags and field gear. This course involves moderately strenuous hikes in the mountains and desert environments. A field station fee is due before the first pre-trip meeting to cover the cost of accommodations, meals, entrance fees, and transportation. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Lisa Serafini at serafil@scc.losrios.edu. This course was formerly known as BIOL 398.

Schedule: Other Term, May 18-Jun 29

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Dates:
Mandatory Pre-trip meeting (Lecture): 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Friday, May 18, 2018 and Wednesday, June 20, 2017, on-campus in Temp 11.


Trip: From 8:00am on Friday, June 22, 2018 through approximately 6:00pm on Friday, June 29, 2018.


Advisory: Students must be in good health and able to hike moderate distances in a high elevation environment with uneven ground and variable temperatures.


Enrollment limitation: This course requires completion of a written course application.


Description:This field course explores the plants of the Sierra Nevada and surrounding areas. Two to three lectures will occur at Sacramento City College with a mandatory field trip of eight days to the Sierra Nevada. No previous plant identification experience is required, yet intermediate as well as beginning students will benefit from this course. Topics include the identification and keying of plant species, plant adaptations and communities, and uses of plants. Accommodations will be primarily at a field research station (dorms or cabins), but may include outdoor tent camping as needed. Students will provide their own sleeping bags and field gear. This course involves moderately strenuous hikes in the mountains (at high elevations) and desert environments. A field station fee is due before the first pre-trip meeting to cover cost of accommodations, meals, entrance fees, and transportation. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the instructors, Lisa Serafini at
serafil@scc.losrios.edu. THIS COURSE IS INSTRUCTOR CONSENT ONLY. This course is formerly known as BIOL 398.

If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Science Dean. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.



Summer 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: July 31, 2018