SRJC Course Outlines

12/8/2021 8:17:15 AMBOTANY 62 Course Outline as of Fall 2008

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BOTANY 62Title:  COAST REDWOOD ECOL/MGT  
Full Title:  Coast Redwood Ecology and Management
Last Reviewed:5/12/2008

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR1.25 Contact DHR21.88
 Contact Total2.25 Contact Total39.38
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 74.38 

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 71.9

Catalog Description:
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Biology, ecology and management of Coast Redwood, including vegetation, wildlife and conservation of the Coast Redwood Forest Type. DHR hours include field trips.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibilty for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Biology, ecology and management of Coast Redwood, including vegetation, wildlife and conservation of the Coast Redwood Forest Type.  
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibilty 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:Summer 1985Inactive: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, through class meetings and field trips,
the student will be able to:
1.  Identify the major plant species within the redwood forest community.
2.  Explain the major ecological factors which determine the distribution
   of coast redwood and relate this information to current ecological
   theory.
3.  Develop and write a research paper (4-6 pages) concerning a selected
   ecological or management topic.
4.  Identify the major wildlife species in Coast Redwood communities and
   their management objectives.
5.  Demonstrate knowledge of historical uses of coast redwood.
6.  Analyze and evaluate silvicultural systems of coast redwood across its
   geographical range.
7.  Explain and evaluate the various laws and regulations governing
   harvesting and management of coast redwood.
8.  Relate, compare, and contrast these ecological and management issues
   to similar issues in other intensively managed natural systems.
9.  Differentiate among the major vegetation characteristics of various
   types of Coast Redwood communities.  

Topics and Scope
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1.  Biological and ecological characteristics of coast redwood.
2.  Taxonomy of major plant and animal species characteristic of redwood
   forests.
3.  Ecology of redwood forest ecosystems.
4.  Silviculture of redwood - an historical perspective.
5.  A history of conflict over management of redwood.
6.  Even-age versus uneven-age management.
7.  Impact of silvicultural systems on regeneration.
8.  Tree improvement programs and the genetics of redwood.
9.  Coast redwood as a future supplier of wood products.
10. Laws and regulation affecting management of coast redwood.  

Assignments:
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1.  Read assigned pages in text, approximately eighty pages per week.
2.  Submit field trip reports for all class field trips.
3.  Research paper.  

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
40 - 60%
Research paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 30%
Field reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
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%
Participation and attendance.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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THE REDWOOD FOREST: Noss, R.F. Island Press, 2000
COASTAL REDWOOD: Evarts and Popper (ed), Cachuma Press, 2001  

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