SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 4:05:58 AMBOTANY 63 Course Outline as of Summer 2011

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  BOTANY 63Title:  SONOMA COUNTY WOODLANDS  
Full Title:  Sonoma County Woodlands
Last Reviewed:1/31/2005

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled8.001 max.Lecture Scheduled8.00
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled01 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR32.00 Contact DHR32.00
 Contact Total40.00 Contact Total40.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  16.00Total Student Learning Hours: 56.00 

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 71.10

Catalog Description:
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Flora and ecology of the forests and woodlands of Sonoma County. DHR hours include field trips.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Flora and ecology of the forests and woodlands of Sonoma County.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Identify the major woodland and forest communities and plant species in
  Sonoma County.
2. Explain the ecological factors which determine the presence and
distribution of these species and communities and relate these
explanations to relevant ecological theory.
3. Compare and contrast the ecosystem functions of these different
  community types.
4. Identify significant problems and management issues for each type and
relate these identified issues to global environmental issues and proposed
5. Create and develop an appropriate record of field activities (field

Topics and Scope
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1.  Taxonomy of major indicator species for woodland and forest
   communities of Sonoma County.
2.  Ecological characteristics of Sonoma County woodlands and forests.
3.  Human impact on these ecosystems and relevant management issues.
4.  Procedures for development of a field journal.

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1.  Read assigned papers.
2.  Maintain field journal.
3.  Write paper on a selected taxonomic or ecological issue pertinent to
Sonoma County woodlands.

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%
Taxonomic or ecological paper and field journal.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 30%
Field work, Species identification in the field.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
Attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials.

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