SRJC Course Outlines

12/8/2021 8:16:03 AMBOTANY 61 Course Outline as of Spring 2008

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BOTANY 61Title:  LIVING AMONG THE OAKS  
Full Title:  Living Among The Oaks
Last Reviewed:9/10/2007

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled3.006 max.Lecture Scheduled18.00
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled04 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR5.00 Contact DHR30.00
 Contact Total8.00 Contact Total48.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  36.00Total Student Learning Hours: 84.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  BIO 40.7

Catalog Description:
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The biology of oaks with emphasis on the problems and management of native oaks in wildland and urban environments. Includes issues of regeneration, pests and diseases, wildlife and economic values, landscape and construction considerations. Field trips required.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
The biology of oaks with emphasis on the problems and management of native oaks in wildland and urban environments. Includes issues of regeneration, pests and diseases, wildlife and economic values, landscape and construction considerations. Field trips required.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2003Inactive:Summer 2011
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Identify the native oak species of Sonoma County and California.
2.  Explain the relationships of California Oaks to the oaks of the world
   and the other genera within the family Fagaceae.
3.  Characterize the biological and ecological relationships between oaks
   and other plant and animal species within the oak woodland and forest
   communities.
4.  Describe the effects of management decisions (e.g.- landscaping,
   agricultural conversions, urban expansion) on the ecology and
   viability of oak species and communities.
5.  Determine appropriate methods of mitigation relative to disturbance.
6.  Explain the approaches necessary to conserve oak habitat.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Taxonomy and ecology of native oaks and oak-dominated ecosystems.
2.  Basic evolutionary processes and outcomes relevant to the current
   taxonomic treatment of Quercus and Fagaceae worldwide.
3.  Wildlife ecology and the primary importance of oaks to wildlife in
   California.
4.  Ecological services provided by oaks and oak-dominated ecosystems in
   California.
5.  Introduction to effects of landscaping and construction on oak
   viability and methods of compatible activities.
6.  Basic introduction to oak pests and pathogens, and methods of
   treatment.
7.  Current issues in oak/human interactions.

Assignments:
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1.  Read relevant literature, approximately thirty pages per week.
2.  Complete written research project (5-10 pages with references).
3.  Maintain field notebook.
4.  Species identification.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
60 - 80%
Research project, field notebook
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Species identification
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
Active participation in all activities


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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OAKS OF CALIFORNIA: Paulik, et.al.
1993, Cachuna Press, Los Olivas, CA
Instructor prepared materials

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