SRJC Course Outlines

10/28/2020 10:39:26 AMNRM 66 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  NRM 66Title:  WILDERNESS SKILLS  
Full Title:  Wilderness Skills
Last Reviewed:9/24/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled1.006 min.Lab Scheduled17.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 175.00 

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:  FOR 66

Catalog Description:
Untitled document
Beginning principles and techniques of wilderness camping skills and leadership. Students will develop beginning skills required for planning, organizing, and conducting safe group trips in the wilderness. Course targeted for students pursuing careers in park management and outdoor recreation. Students who enroll should be able to hike/snowshoe at least 5 miles in the snow with 30-pound pack.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:
Health or Safety: Students who enroll should be able to hike/snowshoe at least 5 miles in the snow with 30-pound pack.

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Beginning principles and techniques of wilderness camping skills and leadership. Students will develop beginning skills required for planning, organizing, and conducting safe group trips in the wilderness. Course targeted for students pursuing careers in park management and outdoor recreation. Students who enroll should be able to hike/snowshoe at least 5 miles in the snow with 30-pound pack.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:Health or Safety: Students who enroll should be able to hike/snowshoe at least 5 miles in the snow with 30-pound pack.
Transfer Credit:CSU;
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 1984Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
Untitled document
1.  Evaluate and select proper equipment and tools for practicing wilderness skills techniques.
2.  Organize and successfully complete short backcountry trips for individuals and small groups.
3.  Implement safety and first aid procedures required for safe backcountry trips.
 

Objectives: Untitled document
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Identify and explain proper equipment selection for a number of different climatic
    environments and activities.
2. Use hand compass, topographic maps, and/or basic GPS systems for orienteering purposes in
    wilderness backcountry.
3. Recommend proper campground safety and courtesy.
4. Select and illustrate proper rigging and knot-typing techniques for backcountry use.
5. Choose and practice wilderness skills techniques.
6. Organize backcountry trips.
7. Describe and apply conservation and Leave No Trace principles in the wilderness.

Topics and Scope
Untitled document
I. Introduction
    1. Review of low-impact camping and survival skills
    2. Emergency medical training review
II. Do-It-Yourself Equipment and its Implementation
    1. Back pack
    2. Tent
    3. Snowshoes
    4. Stoves
III.  Safe Cross Country Winter Travel with Skies or Snowshoes
IV.  Organization Principles and Practices for Backcountry Trips
V.   Group Dynamics for Wilderness Leaders
VI.  Employment and Service Opportunities in Wilderness Leadership Programs
VII. Personal and Land Management Factors
    A. Conservation of time
    B. Conservation of energy
    C. Conservation of the environment
VIII. Leave No Trace Principles
 
All Topics are covered in both lecture and lab.

Assignments:
Untitled document
Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Reading assignments that will average ten pages per week
2. Thirty minute presentation on outdoor recreation equipment selection, use and maintenance
3. Written assignments during semester as scheduled by instructor
4. Midterm and final exam
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Field demonstration and test of proper land orienteering techniques using the hand compass
    and topographic maps
2. Field demonstration and test of proper rigging and knot-tying techniques for backcountry use
3. Field Demonstration and test of wilderness skills techniques
4. Participation in two scheduled backcountry trips with the class

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
20 - 30%
Written assignments; planning, organizing, implementing group trips
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 50%
Implementation plans; demonstration of field skills; presentation on outdoor recreation equipment selection
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 20%
Midterm and final exam: multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion, short essay;
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Participation in class trips


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
Untitled document
Bushcraft: Outdoor Skills and Wilderness Survival. Kochanski, Mors. Lone Pine Publishing. 2016
Wild Edible Plants of the Western United States. Kirk, Donald. Naturegraph Publishers. 1975 (classic)
Instructor prepared material

Print PDF