SRJC Course Outlines

7/18/2019 2:59:28 PMGEOL 7 Course Outline as of Fall 2015

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  GEOL 7Title:  GEOLOGY FIELD TRIP  
Full Title:  Geology Field Trip
Last Reviewed:4/13/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled01 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR6.00 Contact DHR105.00
 Contact Total7.00 Contact Total122.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

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: 

Catalog Description:
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Investigation of the geologic features of various locations within California, through field study and observation. Destinations may include Yosemite, Long Valley Caldera, Point Reyes, Bodega Bay, Mt. Lassen, and the Modoc Plateau. Identification of rocks, minerals, landforms, geologic history, and geologic processes in the field. Course includes a four to five day field trip and strenuous hiking. Good overall health and fitness are recommended for anyone considering enrolling in this class.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of GEOL 1, GEOL 11 or PHYSC 21


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Investigation of the geologic features of various locations within California, through field study and observation.  Destinations may include Yosemite, Long Valley Caldera, Point Reyes, Bodega Bay, Mt. Lassen, and the Modoc Plateau. Identification of rocks, minerals, landforms, geologic history, and geologic processes in the field.  Course includes a four to five day field trip and strenuous hiking.  Good overall health and fitness are recommended for anyone considering enrolling in this class.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of GEOL 1, GEOL 11 or PHYSC 21
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
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:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Organize field notes into a notebook for future reference.
2. Classify rocks in the field.
3. Identify prominent geologic features and interpret the geologic history of an area through field studies.

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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Record field notes and maintain a field notebook.
2. Identify meaningful field samples.
3. Recognize and interpret the structure, geomorphology, and petrology of the area studied.
4. Reconstruct the historical geology of the area studied.

Topics and Scope
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Course content and topics covered will vary slightly with the specific areas studied, but will include:
1. Techniques for geologic field observation.
2. Methods for organizing and maintaining a field notebook.
3. Identification of rocks and minerals in the field.
4. Interpretation and synthesis of geologic history and geomorphology.

Assignments:
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Assignments vary, but may include the following:
1. Creating and maintaining a field notebook documenting lecture material, field work and observations, and assessment and interpretation of geological setting recorded throughout the field trip.
2. Reading of text and/or instructor generated material as related to topics/locations studied.
3. Examination based on reading, lecture material, and/or field observation.  Exams and/or quizzes may include some combination of objective and written responses.
4. Participation in the field.

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
50 - 90%
Maintain field notebook
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 20%
Field work
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 10%
Field observations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 40%
Multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Participation in the field


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Roadside Geology Of Northern And Central California. Alt & Hyndman. Mountain Press Publishing Company: 2000 (classic).
Geology Underfoot In Death Valley And Owens Valley. Sharp & Glazner. Mountain Press Publishing Company: 1997 (classic).
Geology Of The Sierra Nevada. Hill, M. University of California Press: 2006 (classic).
Geologic Trips, Sierra Nevada.  Konigsmark, T. Geopress: 2002 (classic).
Fire Mountains Of The West. Harris, S. Mountain Press Publishing Company: 2005 (classic).
Field Guide To The Cascades & Olympics. Whitney & Sandelin. The Mountaineers Books: 2003 (classic).
A Land In Motion: California's San Andreas Fault. Collier, M. University of California Press: 1999 (classic).
Finding Fault In California: An Earthquake Tourist's Guide: Hough, S. Mountain Press Publishing Company: 2004 (classic).
Earthquake Country: Traveling California's Fault Lines. Ayer, E. Renaissance House: 1992 (classic).
Instructor prepared materials

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