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|Discipline and Nbr:
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||4.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||4.00||Lab Scheduled||3.00||17 min.||Lab Scheduled||52.50
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||6.00|| ||Contact Total||105.00
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00||
Survey of the vegetation and flora of Northern California. Includes the identification and ecology of component species, and methods of vegetation and floristic study. Field trips required.
Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Survey of the vegetation and flora of Northern California. Includes the identification and ecology of component species and methods of vegetation and floristic study. Field trips required.
(Grade or P/NP)
Recommended:Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Major Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|Associate Degree:||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
| Area:||C||Natural Sciences
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||B2||Life Science||Fall 1981||
| ||B3||Laboratory Activity|| ||
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Examine the nature of scientific inquiry and the influence of this
discipline on the world's civilizations.
2. Use principles of plant classification.
3. Describe basic vegetative and reproductive morphology of seed plants,
including associated vocabulary.
4. Evaluate the environmental factors influencing plant distribution.
5. Describe the physiography and climate of California.
6. Describe the geological history, evolution and adaptation of the
California flora and vegetation.
7. Examine the principles of ecological succession.
8. Identify the major vegetation types (communities) of California,
including the ecology and taxonomy of the dominant component species.
9. Recoginize major plant families represented in the California flora.
10. Demonstrate methods of vegetation classification, plant identification
and vegetative survey assessment.
Topics and Scope
Topics and Scope:
A. Scientific inquiry and the scientific method
B. Influence of this discipline on world civilizations
C. Plant diversity and classification
II. Plant biology
A. Basic vegetative morphology of seed plants
B. Reproductive biology and adaptations of seed plants
C. Plant ecology: distribution and evolution
III. California ecology
A. California environment: physiography, climate, geology
B. Factors influencing plant distribution in California
1. Environmental tolerances
2. Evolutionary history
C. Major evolutionary trends in California flora and vegetation
D. Development of current vegetation patterns: role of ecological
E. Major Northern California vegetation types:
1. Coastal grasslands and scrublands
2. Coastal forests
5. Riparian and wetland types
6. Montane types
IV. California flora
A. Principle families of the California flora
B. Identification of dominant species of perennials and wildflowers
1. Sonoma County
2. The North Bay
V. Major methods of floristic study
A. Methods of floristic and vegetational analysis
B. Plant identification
2. Dichotomous keys
VI. Laboratory Exercises
A. Plant identification
B. Plant collection
C. Field survey
1. Read text and other assigned reading, approximately 20 pages per week
2. Response papers(2): summaries and analysis of assigned readings, 3-4
3. Prepare plant collection
4. Conduct field survey and analysis
5. Assessment: quizzes (3); midterm and final exam with objective and
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
10 - 30%
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
0 - 0%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
|Field work, Plant collection, field survey and analysis||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
40 - 60%
|Multiple choice, Completion, Essay||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 0%
CALIFORNIA'S CHANGING LANDSCAPES:DIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION OF CALIFORNIA
VEGETATION, Barbour, M. et al, 1993, CNPS
PLANTS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY REGION, Beidleman,L. and Kozloff,E., 2003,
UC Press.(revised edition)
INTRODUCTION TO CALIFORNIA PLANT LIFE, Ornduff, R. et al., revised edition
2003, UC Press