SRJC Course Outlines

1/18/2021 6:35:02 PMNRM 142 Course Outline as of Fall 2010

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  NRM 142Title:  ORIENTEERNG WILDRNS  
Full Title:  Orienteering for Wilderness Users
Last Reviewed:9/26/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled1.004 min.Lab Scheduled17.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 70.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Compass orienteering, GPS (Global Positioning Systems) and topographic map reading for backpackers and wilderness recreation users.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Compass orienteering, GPS (Global Positioning Systems) and topographic map reading for backpackers and wilderness recreation users.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Determine the scale of maps.
2. Interpret contour lines and intervals on a map.
3. Interpret range and township grids on a map.
4. Interpret topographic map symbols and color system on a map.
5. Maneuver between routes from a known point.
6. Set a compass according to the mechanical/magnetic principles of the hand compass.
7. Perform basic triangulation using maps.
8. Apply map and compass principles to GPS technology.
9. Perform basic orienteering, maneuvering with map, compass, and GPS.

Topics and Scope
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I.     Map scale
II.    Contour lines and intervals
III.   Longitude and latitude grids
IV.   Range and township grids
V.   Topographic maps
      A. Symbols
      B. Color system
VI.   Mechanical/magnetic principles of the hand compass
VII.  Route finding from a known point
       A. Degrees
       B. Minutes
       C. Seconds
VIII. Basic triangulation for finding your location based on bearings to observed points
IX.   Map and compass principles applied to GPS technology
X.    Basic orienteering
      A. With map
      B. With compass
      C. With GPS

Assignments:
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Representative assignments:
1. Reading: brief handouts in lecture sessions.
The following assignments will be graded 50% skills and 50% problem solving:
2. Find five pre-set points using a map, compass, and GPS equipment.
3. Identify markers, locations, and elevations of those points on a map.
4. Using a map and compass in the field, orienteer to a series of locations using a new set of coordinates at each destination.
5. One skills/problem solving exam: finding locations.

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
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
40 - 45%
Field work (finding pre-set points using a map, compass, and GPS equipment)
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 45%
Using a map and compass in the field, orienteer to a series of locations using a new set of coordinates at each destination.
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 - 20%
Participation and attendance.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Be Expert with Map and Compass:  The Complete Orienteering Handbook. Kjellstrom, Bjorn. Wiley Publishing, 1994.  (Classic)
Instructor prepared materials.
Introduction to GPS: The Global Position Position. El-Rabbany, Ahmed. Artech House, Inc., 2002

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