SRJC Course Outlines

10/28/2020 10:49:39 AMNRM 142 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  NRM 142Title:  ORIENTEERNG WILDRNS  
Full Title:  Orienteering for Wilderness Users
Last Reviewed:9/26/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled1.004 min.Lab Scheduled17.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 70.00 

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: 
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Catalog Description:
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Compass orienteering, GPS (Global Positioning Systems), topographic map reading and smartphone applications for orienteering for backpackers and wilderness recreation users.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Compass orienteering, GPS (Global Positioning Systems), topographic map reading and smartphone applications for orienteering for backpackers and wilderness recreation users.
(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: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Perform basic compass orienteering
2.  Perform GPS (Global Positioning Systems)
3.  Perform topographically map reading as applied to backpackers and wilderness recreation users.
 

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Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Determine the scale of maps.
2. Interpret contour lines and intervals on a map.
3. Interpret range and township grids on a map.
4. Interpret topographic map symbols and color system on a map.
5. Traverse a set distance along a prescribed compass bearing.
6. Understand the difference between magnetic and true north and how to correct for it when using a handheld  compass.  
7. Perform basic triangulation using maps.
8. Apply map and compass principles to GPS technology.
9. Perform basic orienteering, maneuvering with map, compass, and GPS.

Topics and Scope
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I. Map scale            
      A. Ratio (1"=1000 feet or 1:12,000)      
      B. Graphic      
II. Longitude and Latitude            
      A. Degrees      
      B. Minutes      
      C. Seconds      
III. Legal Descriptions            
      A. Base and Meridian      
      B. Township and Range      
      C. Sections (640 acres), quarter sections (160 acres), sixteenth sections (40 acres) - 
            numbering system of sections      
      D. Section corners, K tags (on the ground section line indicators)   [very common on federal
            lands, i.e. National Forests]      
IV. Topographic maps            
      A. Contour lines and intervals      
      B. Symbols      
      C. Color system      
      D. Township/Range/Section lines and numbers      
V. Mechanical/magnetic principles of the hand compass (magnetic north vs. true north)      
VI. Route finding from a known point - Obstacles (steep slopes, watercourses, etc.)      
VII. Basic triangulation for finding location based on bearings to observed points            
VIII. Map and compass principles applied to GPS technology            
IX. Basic orienteering            
      A. With map and/or aerial imagery      
      B. With compass      
      C. With GPS      
      D. With smart phone applications
       E. Pacing distances (how many steps for 100 feet or one chain [approximately 66 feet] - it differs on different slopes)      
      F. Distance and area measurements (80 chains = one mile, 10 square chains = one acre)

Assignments:
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Representative assignments:
1. Reading: brief handouts in lecture sessions.
 
 
2. Find five pre-set points using a map, compass, and GPS equipment. (lab)
3. Identify markers, locations, and elevations of those points on a map. (lab)
4. Using a map and compass in the field, orienteer to a series of locations using a new set of coordinates at each destination. (lab)
5. One skills/problem-solving exam: finding locations.

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%
None
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
40 - 45%
Field work (finding pre-set points using a map, compass, and GPS equipment)
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 45%
Using a map and compass in the field, orienteer to a series of locations using a new set of coordinates at each destination. Skills/problem solving exam.
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 - 20%
Participation and attendance.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials.
Be Expert with Map and Compass: The Complete Orienteering Handbook. Kjellstrom, Bjorn. Wiley: 1994 (classic)
Introduction to GPS: The Global Positioning System. El-Rabbany, Ahmed. Artech House: 2006 (classic)

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