SRJC Course Outlines

1/18/2021 6:33:13 PMNRM 51 Course Outline as of Fall 1994

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  NRM 51Title:  WILDLND TREE/SHRUBS  
Full Title:  Wildland Trees and Shrubs
Last Reviewed:9/12/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled2.0017.5 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 or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  FOR 51

Catalog Description:
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A study of the taxonomy, physiology and identification of the natural vegetation of the United States with particular emphasis on western species.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100A or ENGL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Identification & growing characteristics of wood plants & environmental relationships.
(Grade or P/NP)

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


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Natural Sciences
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B2Life ScienceFall 1981
 B3Laboratory Activity  
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
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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1.  Be able to determine the taxomic characteristic of the plants
   presented in class.
2.  Be able to use a plant key effectively.
3.  Know the physiologic characteristic of the plants.
4.  Be able to determine what a plant community is.
5.  Understand the effect of the environment upon plants and plant

Topics and Scope
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A.  Physiology and Morphology of Trees and Shrubs
   1.  Plant morphology
   2.  Physiology of various plant parts and their function
   3.  Morphology and physiology of flowering parts
B.  Plant Communities
   1.  Autoecology of plants and its effect upon plant distribution
   2.  Synecology and key plant indicators
   3.  The effect of the environment on the distribution of plant
C.  Taxonomy and Physiological Growth of Habits of Trees
   1.  The effect of light upon growth and regeneration
   2.  Climatic effect upon trees and growth habits
   3.  Soils, moisture, effects upon distribution of plants
   4.  Physiological effect upon plant communities
   5.  Taxonomy of trees
   6.  Taxonomy of branches without leaves (fall)
D.  Taxonomy and Physiological Growth Habits of Shrubs
   1.  Environmental courses of shrub communities
   2.  Soil and moisture effects upon shrubs
   3.  The effect of succession on shrub communities
   4.  Physiological effect upon plant communities
   5.  Taxonomy of shrubs
   6.  Taxonomy of locally important wild flowers (spring semester)

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Student will have assignments from the text and class lecture notes
and will be tested weekly on these assignments.

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 - 10%
Reading reports, Lab reports, Essay exams
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 20%
Field work, Lab reports, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 30%
Field work, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 40%
True/false, Matching items, Completion
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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"Textbook of Dendrology", by Harlow and Harrar
"North America Trees", by Preston
"Pacific Coast Trees", by McMinn and Maino

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