SRJC Course Outlines

11/13/2019 5:13:47 AMSURV 58 Course Outline as of Spring 2017

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  SURV 58Title:  BOUNDARY DETERMINATION  
Full Title:  Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Determination
Last Reviewed:9/26/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total 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:  CEST 59A

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to the historic development, current concepts, and evidence and procedures used in boundary determination. This course is designed for those in the field of civil engineering, land surveying, real estate and title insurance.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of SURV 60


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to the historic development, current concepts, and evidence and procedures used in boundary determination. This course is designed for those in the field of civil engineering, land surveying, real estate and title insurance.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of SURV 60
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
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 1981Inactive:
 
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.  List and define the differences between public lands and private lands boundaries
2.  List and analyze types of evidence
3.  Prepare and interpret legal descriptions of land boundaries
4.  Describe and determine the differences between property rights, property ownership and property boundaries
 

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Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Summarize the historical development of current land law in California and the U.S.
2. Identify the concepts and types of evidence used in boundary determination
3. List the types of ownership and evaluate the effects of transfers of property
4. Interpret and prepare various types of legal descriptions
5. Analyze the effects of unwritten title in property surveys
6. Describe the responsibilities of the professional surveyor, court, attorney, title company, engineer, local agencies and landowners in boundary determination

Topics and Scope
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I. History & Overview of Property Surveying and Boundary Systems
  A. Babylonian & Egyptian Systems
  B. Native American Lands
  C. French System
  D. Spanish and Mexican Land Grants
  E. Other systems: Texas, colonial/eastern seaboard states
   F. Public Domain
  G. Lands held in trust by the State of California
  H. Lands held privately and Common Law
II. Ownership of Real Property
  A.  Acquisition and transfer of real property
       1. Simultaneous / Sequential Conveyances      
       2. Unwritten Conveyances
       3. Eminent domain
  B. Interests in Real Property
       1.Individual vs. shared
       2. Controlling interest
       3. Lenders and title
  C. Supplemental laws
        1. Homesteads
        2. Statute of frauds
        3. Statute of Limitations
        4. Power of attorney
  D. Real property encumbrances
        1. Liens
        2. Trust deeds
        3. Land contracts
        4. Recording
        5. Judgments
        6. Title insurance
III. Priority of Controlling Calls
   A. Types of Controlling Calls
   B. Order of Priority
IV. Evidence Used for Locating Land
  A. Types of evidence
  B. Preserving and Recording Evidence
  C. Evidence and technology
  D. Calculations and Measurements as Evidence
V. Requirements for Written Title Boundaries
  A. Legal and Financial
VI. Writing Legal Descriptions
  A. Types of Legal Descriptions
  B. Parts of a Legal Description
  C. Considerations when drafting descriptions
VII. The Surveying Profession
  A. The surveyor in court
  B. The surveyor in business
  C. Professional liability
  D. Professional stature

Assignments:
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1. Textbook reading (1-3 chapters per week)
2. Homework assignments (8-14)
3. Quizzes (7-14)
4. Midterms (0-3)
5. Final exam

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
20 - 30%
Written definitions of concepts, short essay, homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 40%
Write, calculate and interpret legal descriptions (homework)
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
30 - 50%
Midterms and final exams: Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Definitions and Descriptions.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Class Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Control (6th). Brown, C. and Robillard, W. and Wilson ,D. Wiley: 2007 (classic)
Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location (6th). Robillard, W. and Wilson, D. Wiley: 2011 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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