SRJC Course Outlines

1/18/2021 6:49:09 PMNRM 66 Course Outline as of Fall 1994

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  NRM 66Title:  WILDERNESS SKILLS  
Full Title:  Wilderness Skills
Last Reviewed:9/24/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled2.008 min.Lab Scheduled35.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 192.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  FOR 66

Catalog Description:
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Advanced principles and techniques of wilderness camping survival and leadership.  Emphasis on skills required for safe supervision of groups in wilderness living.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Adv principles & techniques of wilderness camping, survival & leadership.
(Grade Only)

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


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1984Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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The student will:
1.  Demonstrate and explain proper equipment selection for a number
   of different climatic environments and activities.
2.  Demonstrate the proper use of the hand compass and topographic
   maps for orienteering purposes in wilderness backcountry.
3.  Obtain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and first aid
4.  Demonstrate and practice proper campground safety and courtesy.
5.  Learn and illustrate proper rigging and knot-typing techniques
   for backcountry use.
6.  Use and practice wilderness survival techniques.
7.  Successfully complete two scheduled backcountry trips.

Topics and Scope
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A.  Introduction
   Review of low-impact camping and survival skills.  Introduction
   to emergency medical training.
B.  First Aid (for Red Cross Certification)
C.  Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (for American Red Cross Certifica-
D.  Do it yourself equipment fabrication (pack, tent, snowshoes,
E.  Cold weather and snow skills and equipment adaptations -Including
   classroom and field instruction in safe cross country winter travel
   with skies or snowshoes.
F.  Group dynamics for wilderness leaders.
G.  Employment and service opportunities in wilderness leadership
   programs for social and psychological change.
H.  Potential of wilderness leadership programs for social and
   psychological change.
I.  Conservation of time, energy, and the environment:  personal and
   land management factors.

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Students will be required to complete:
1.  Reading assignments that will average ten pages per week.
2.  Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and first aid certification.
3.  Thirty minute oral presentation on outdoor recreation equipment
   selection, use and maintenance.
4.  Field demonstration and test of proper land orienteering
   techniques using the hand compass and topographic maps.
5.  Field demonstration and test of proper rigging and knot-tying
   techniques for backcountry use.
6.  Field Demonstration and test of wilderness survival techniques.
7.  Two scheduled backcountry trips with the class.
8.  Written assignments during semester as scheduled by instructor.

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%
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
20 - 20%
Field work, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
50 - 50%
Class performances, Field work
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, SHORT ESSAY QUESTIONS
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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"National Red Cross First Aid and CPR Manual"
Kirk, Don, "Wild Edible Plants of the Western United States", 1980
 Naturegraph Publishers 180 pp.

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