SRJC Course Outlines

8/15/2022 2:27:11 AMBOTANY 67 Course Outline as of Summer 2011

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BOTANY 67Title:  FLORA OF PEPPERWOOD  
Full Title:  Vegetation and Flora of the Pepperwood Preserve
Last Reviewed:3/26/2007

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled3.008 max.Lecture Scheduled24.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR3.00 Contact DHR24.00
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total48.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  48.00Total Student Learning Hours: 96.00 

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: 

Catalog Description:
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A survey of the plant communities and their component ferns, trees, shrubs and wildflowers at the Pepperwood Preserve.  Emphasis on species identification and the major ecological factors influencing the vegetation patterns. Field work required.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A survey of the plant communities and their component ferns, trees, shrubs and wildflowers at the Pepperwood Preserve.  Emphasis on species identification and the major ecological factors influencing the vegetation patterns. Field work required.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
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

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: Not Certificate/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 the student will be able to:
1. Identify the major vegetation types or communities and plant species at
the Pepperwood Preserve.
2. Explain the ecological factors that 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 environment issues and proposed
solutions.
5. Create and develop an appropriate record of field activities (field
journal).

Topics and Scope
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1. Taxonomy of major indicator species for:
   A. Oak woodlands
   B. Mixed evergreen forest
   C. Douglas-fir/redwood forest
   D. Chaparral (mixed and serpentine)
   E. Prairie and serpentine grasslands
   F. Wetlands
2. Ecological characteristics of the major vegetation types (communities):
   A. Oak woodlands
   B. Mixed evergreen forest
   C. Douglas-fir/redwood forest
   D. Chaparral (mixed and serpentine)
   E. Prairie and serpentine grasslands
   F. Wetlands
   G. Ecosystem function
3. Human impact and relevant management issues:
   A. Oak woodlands and Douglas-fir encroachment
   B. Mixed evergreen forest and Sudden Oak Death
   C. Serpentine chaparral/grasslands and rare species
   D. Prairies and invasive species
   E. Wetlands and habitat conservation
4. Procedures for the development of a field journal

Assignments:
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1. Read 2-3 assigned papers per week and approximately 30 pages per week
in textbook.
2. Maintain field journals.
3. Write paper of 5-6 pages with references on a selected taxonomic or
ecological issue pertinent to the ecology and/or management of the
vegetation types at the Pepperwood Preserve.

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
10 - 30%
Field work, Species identification in the field.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
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 - 30%
Attendance and participation.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Introduction to California Plant Life, Robert Ornduff, et.al., 2003, UC
Press
Instructor prepared materials

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