Summer 2017 Class Schedule (EDC)

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Anthropology (ANTH)


ANTH 300    Physical Anthropology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the study of physical or biological anthropology, one of the sub-disciplines of anthropology. Physical anthropology considers the role of culture in the human biological experience. This course traces the evolution of the human line and examines our relationship to our closest living relatives, the non-human primates. This course provides an overview of human genetics, human variation, primatology, human and primate evolution, human growth and development, skeletal anatomy, and forensic anthropology.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 05-Jul 28
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Cahoon             El Dorado EDC ONLINE     12339 
Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. Additional information for this class can be found on the Los Rios eLearning website at D2L.losrios.edu. Please follow the login instructions to access the course site and login to the eLearning system. For more information, please contact the instructor at cahoona@flc.losrios.edu


ANTH 310    Cultural Anthropology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to the varieties of customs and forms of social organizations found in our species. A multicultural, comparative approach is used to study the structure and function of various economic, political, social and religious systems found in Western and non-Western societies. (C-ID ANTH 120)

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 05-Jul 28
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC S.Watters            El Dorado EDC A109       11581 
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Art (ART)


ART 300    Drawing and Composition I    3 Units

Course Family:
Drawing Fundamentals
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the fundamentals of drawing emphasizing the use of line, shape, value, perspective, space, and composition. It introduces and uses various media and techniques for drawing. This is a foundation requirement for all art students. Students will need to purchase art materials and tools. (C-ID ARTS 110)

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 05-Jul 28
TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC A.Hart               El Dorado EDC C105       11530 Textbook
TTh       07:15PM-10:25PM LAB A.Hart               El Dorado EDC C105         

Art History (ARTH)


ARTH 300    Introduction to Art    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This is an introduction to the visual arts and architecture in various world cultures. Lecture and discussion include an overview of different materials and techniques that are used for the visual arts, such as drawing, painting, sculpture, artifacts, architecture, and printmaking. Topics also include the study of theory, terminology, the meaning and function of art, roles of artists, elements of art, and principles of design to develop visual literacy. (C-ID ARTH 100)

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 05-Jul 28
M         08:30AM-11:40AM LEC K.Wendt              El Dorado EDC A211       11583 
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TBA       TBA             LEC K.Wendt              El Dorado EDC ONLINE     11583 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which approximately half of the class is online. The class will meet on campus once a week during the day and time listed above.

Astronomy (ASTR)


ASTR 300    Introduction to Astronomy    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 110 and MATH 100
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This is a general course in astronomy that examines the nature and evolution of the solar system, stars, galaxies, cosmology and life in the universe.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 05-Jul 28
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Hale               El Dorado EDC ONLINE     11546 
Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The orientation for this course is online and can be found on the Los Rios eLearning website at D2L.losrios.edu. Please follow the login instructions to access the course site and login to the eLearning system. For more information, please contact the instructor at haled@flc.losrios.edu.

Biology (BIOL)


BIOL 307    Biology of Organisms    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 and MATH 100 with grades of "C" or better; with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5B; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is a general biology course focusing on a survey of the plant and animal kingdoms. The course covers the general principles of biology including: methods of science, cell organization, genetics, evolution, ecology, biodiversity, and anatomy. These principles are explored in more depth through the examination of additional topics which may include: disease and epidemiology, physiological ecology, animal behavior, biotechnology, population growth and regulation, ecosystem ecology, and conservation biology. Evolution and biodiversity are continuing themes included in each major topic. The course is designed for non-science majors and is especially useful for liberal studies, elementary education, environmental studies, recreation, and similar majors. Field trips scheduled outside of class time (including day-length weekend field trips) may be required. Students may be required to purchase eye protection and disposable gloves.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 05-Jul 28
MW        01:00PM-04:05PM LEC M.Wenzel             El Dorado EDC A101       11645 
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TTh       01:00PM-04:05PM LAB M.Wenzel             El Dorado EDC A102         

Chemistry (CHEM)


CHEM 305    Introduction to Chemistry    5 Units

Prerequisite: MATH 100 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A; IGETC Area 5C
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be 16 and at least sophomores in high school. Minor aged students who are not legally emancipated must have their parent(s)/guardian review laboratory safety protocols prior to attending class.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces fundamental principles of chemistry including types of matter and physical states, physical and chemical transformations, chemical equations and stoichiometry, bonding, atomic and chemical structure, intermolecular forces, gas laws, solutions, colligative properties, acids and bases, nuclear chemistry, and includes a brief introduction of organic chemistry. It is primarily intended for general education and majors in allied health (nursing, dental hygiene, respiratory care), family and consumer science, physical education, physical therapy(*), psychology(*), natural resources(*). Chem 305 can also be used as a preparatory course prior to enrolling in Chem 400. Students will require approved safety goggles for this course. *May require CHEM 400.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 05-Jul 28
MTWTh     11:45AM-01:50PM LEC W.Sughrue            El Dorado EDC A214       11643 
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TTh       02:00PM-05:05PM LAB W.Sughrue            El Dorado EDC A104         


CHEM 401    General Chemistry II    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 400 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course is a continuation of the two-semester series in general college chemistry, General Chemistry I (Chem 400) and General Chemistry II (Chem 401). CHEM 401 is intended for students majoring in the scientific disciplines including chemistry, biology, physics, and geology. Topics presented in the course include kinetics, equilibrium, acid/base chemistry, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and coordination chemistry. A brief introduction to Organic Chemistry is included. Laboratory experiments include qualitative and quantitative analysis. (Part of C-ID CHEM 120S)

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 05-Jul 28
MTWTh     12:30PM-01:55PM LEC M.Samples            El Dorado EDC A109       12328 
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MTWTh     09:00AM-12:05PM LAB M.Samples            El Dorado EDC A104         

Communication Studies (COMM)


COMM 301    Introduction to Public Speaking    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area A1; IGETC Area 1C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course prepares students to speak in a variety of rhetorical situations: academic, professional, social, and political. Students will demonstrate effective verbal and non-verbal delivery, ethical research methodology, analytical thinking and listening skills, organization and outlining skills, and appropriate presentation skills. In order to effectively assess oral communication competency, each student will complete a minimum of 22 minutes of evaluated speaking time. Emphasis is on researching, preparing, organizing, writing and presenting a variety of speeches for different audiences. Video recording equipment may be used as an aid to the student's self-analysis and improvement. Access to a computer with online capabilities may be required and is available on campus. (C-ID COMM 110)

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 05-Jul 28
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Prelip             El Dorado EDC ONLINE     11577 
Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet.The class will meet on campus during the time listed above. Students must check their "https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html"> Los Rios Gmail accounts regularly prior to the start of the course in order to receive important course updates.

English - Writing (ENGWR)


ENGWR 300    College Composition    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(a); CSU Area A2; IGETC Area 1A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course emphasizes writing and includes reading, research, and critical thinking skills essential for successful completion of a college degree. Writing assignments include expository and argumentative essays (6,000 words minimum for course) using MLA documentation and format. Reading assignments include a variety of transfer-level texts of substantial length including one full-length literary work. (C-ID ENGL 100; Competency: Writing)

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 05-Jul 28
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Lacy               El Dorado EDC ONLINE     11529 
Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. Students must check their Los Rios Gmail accounts regularly prior to the start of the course in order to receive important course updates. The orientation for this course is online and can be found on the Los Rios eLearning website at D2L.losrios.edu. Please follow the login instructions to access the course site and login to the eLearning system. Students will not have access to the course until the first day of classes.
Your prerequisite must be cleared before you add this class. Students using a class outside of Los Rios must plan ahead in order to avoid delays in enrollment. For details, go to http://www.flc.losrios.edu/student-services/admissions-and-records/admissions-information/prerequisite-information.

Health Education (HEED)


HEED 300    Health Science    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to help students achieve a high level of health and prevent disease by assisting them to maximize both their personal lifestyles and their environments. This course will help students identify various factors influencing current and future levels of health. Additional information includes mental health, stress management, nutrition, weight control, fitness, sexuality, addictive substances, and disease. (C-ID PHS 100)

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 05-Jul 28
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Ribaudo            El Dorado EDC ONLINE     12351 
Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The orientation for this class is online and can be found on the Los Rios eLearning website at D2L.losrios.edu. Please follow the login instructions to access the course site and login to the eLearning system. For more information, please email the instructor at ribadud@flc.losrios.edu.

History (HIST)


HIST 312    History of the United States (to 1865)    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better; or eligibility for ENGWR via the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(a); AA/AS Area V(b) (effective Summer 2017); CSU Area D; CSU Area F1; CSU Area F2; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course portrays the growth of the history of America from the pre-Columbian period to 1865 focusing on its institutions and ideals, examining the decisions and developments that shaped our national heritage. The U.S. Constitution and the establishment of American government institutions are also covered.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 05-Jul 28
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC A.Knudson            El Dorado EDC A207       11547 
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This course has a prerequisite of ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement into ENGWR 300. On the first day of class be prepared to show documentation that you have met this requirement. Documentation can include copy of transcripts or Los Rios Assessment/Placement test results. If you have met the prerequisites outside the Los Rios Community College District, you can submit a Prerequisite Challenge Form, located at http://www.flc.losrios.edu/student-services/admissions-and-records/admissions-and-records-forms. If you have not met this requirement by the end of the second week of classes, you will be dropped from the course.

Mathematics (MATH)


MATH 120    Intermediate Algebra    5 Units

Prerequisite: MATH 100 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Hours: 90 hours LEC
Description: This course reviews and extends the concepts of elementary algebra with problem solving skills emphasized throughout. Topics which are reviewed and extended include: linear and quadratic equations, factoring polynomials, rational expressions, exponents, radicals, equations of lines, and systems of equations. New topics include: larger systems of equations, absolute value equations and inequalities, rational exponents, translations and reflections of key function graphs, function notation and function operations, exponential and logarithmic functions, graphs of quadratic and simple polynomial functions, quadratic inequalities, non-linear systems of equations, and an introduction to conic sections. (Competency: Mathematics)

Schedule: Six Week - First, Jun 05-Jul 14
MTWTh     10:15AM-01:35PM LEC C.Greene             El Dorado EDC A202       11601 
Textbook
Your prerequisite must be cleared before you add this class. Students using a class outside of Los Rios must plan ahead in order to avoid delays in enrollment. For details, go to http://www.flc.losrios.edu/student-services/admissions-and-records/admissions-information/prerequisite-information.


MATH 335    Trigonometry with College Algebra    5 Units

Prerequisite: Math 120 (Intermediate Algebra) and Geometry; both with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area B4
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 90 hours LEC
Description: This is a full trigonometry course with college algebra concepts reviewed, extended, and integrated when they are relevant to the trigonometric concepts. The trigonometric topics include right triangle trigonometry, unit circle trigonometry, graphs of trigonometric functions, proofs of trigonometric identities, solving trigonometric equations, applications of trigonometric functions (laws of sines and cosines), inverse trigonometric functions, polar coordinates, graphing polar functions, and vectors. The algebra topics include exponential and logarithmic functions, complex numbers, in addition to solving equations, inequalities, and systems of equations. A graphing calculator may be required for this course. (Competency: Mathematics)

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 05-Jul 28
MTWTh     10:00AM-12:30PM LEC T.Curran             El Dorado EDC A201       12266 
Textbook
Your prerequisite must be cleared before you add this class. Students using a class outside of Los Rios must plan ahead in order to avoid delays in enrollment. For details, go to http://www.flc.losrios.edu/student-services/admissions-and-records/admissions-information/prerequisite-information.

Philosophy (PHIL)


PHIL 300    Introduction to Philosophy    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101, ESLR 320, and ESLW 320
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); AA/AS Area I ; CSU Area A3; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: In this course, students will apply the critical thinking techniques of analysis, evaluation, and synthesis to areas of philosophical inquiry including meta-philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of religion, history of philosophy, and existentialism. Students will practice distinguishing fact from opinion, employing inductive and deductive reasoning, identifying logical errors and fallacies, and developing oral and written arguments to support their own philosophical perspectives or challenge the perspectives of others. The quality of the course's required writing will reflect the standards of a college-level writing course. (C-ID PHIL 100)

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 05-Jul 28
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Howery             Off Campus RCC ONLINE    11603 
Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The orientation for this course is online and can be found on the Los Rios eLearning website at D2L.losrios.edu. Please follow the login instructions to access the course site and login to the eLearning system. For more information, please contact the instructor at howerym@flc.losrios.edu

Psychology (PSYC)


PSYC 300    General Principles    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. The content focuses on the exploration of major psychological theories and concepts, methods, and research findings in psychology. Topics include the biological bases of behavior, perception, cognition and consciousness, learning, memory, emotion, motivation, development, personality, social psychology, psychological disorders and therapeutic approaches, and applied psychology. This course is designed for psychology majors, behavioral and social science majors, and other students who desire a broad overview of the field. (C-ID PSY 110)

Schedule: Six Week - First, Jun 05-Jul 14
MTWTh     10:15AM-12:20PM LEC S.Mullen             El Dorado EDC A205       11614 
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PSYC 370    Human Development: A Life Span    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an overview, from a developmental and psychological perspective, of human development from conception through death, including biological and environmental influences. Theories and research of physical, cognitive, personality, and social development are examined, as well as attention to developmental problems. This course is designed to fulfill General Education, Nursing and Psychology degree requirements. This course is not open to those who have previously completed FCS 324. (C-ID PSY 180)

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 05-Jul 28
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Snow               El Dorado EDC ONLINE     12291 
Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. The orientation for this course is online and can be found on the Los Rios eLearning website at D2L.losrios.edu. Please follow the login instructions to access the course site and login to the eLearning system. For more information, please contact the instructor at snowc@flc.losrios.edu

Sociology (SOC)


SOC 300    Introductory Sociology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the social and cultural bases that impact human behavior, social interaction, and life opportunities. This course will cover sociological concepts, theoretical approaches, and major fields of sociological inquiry including culture, socialization, social structures and institutions, inequalities and stratification, deviance, and social change. (C-ID SOCI 110)

Schedule: Six Week - First, Jun 05-Jul 14
MTWTh     10:15AM-12:20PM LEC P.Burke              El Dorado EDC A105       11548 
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Statistics (STAT)


STAT 300    Introduction to Probability and Statistics    4 Units

Prerequisite: MATH 120 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area B4; IGETC Area 2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to probability and statistics. Topics include: elementary principles and applications of descriptive statistics, elementary probability principles, probability distributions, estimation of parameters, hypothesis testing, linear regression and correlation, and ANOVA. Statistical analysis using a computer statistics package or graphing calculator will be required. (C-ID MATH 110; Competency: Mathematics)

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 05-Jul 28
MTWTh     01:00PM-03:05PM LEC T.Curran             El Dorado EDC A201       11609 
Textbook
Your prerequisite must be verified before you register for this class. For more information please go to http://www.flc.losrios.edu/Student-Services/Admissions and Records/Admissions-Information/Prerequisite-Information.xml.