SRJC Course Outlines

11/13/2019 4:06:38 AMSURV 59 Course Outline as of Fall 2015

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  SURV 59Title:  BNDRY CNTRL/LEGAL PRNCPL  
Full Title:  Boundary Control & Legal Principles
Last Reviewed:2/9/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 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 59B

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to the concepts in boundary control and legal principles associated with the history and current concepts of boundary line and property corner location. This is the second of two courses developed for those in the field of land surveying, civil engineering, title insurance and real estate interested in gaining a better understanding of boundary and legal principles.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of SURV 51


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Introduction to the concepts in boundary control and legal principles associated with the history and current concepts of boundary line and property corner location. This is the second of two courses developed for those in the field of land surveying, civil engineering, title insurance and real estate interested in gaining a better understanding of boundary and legal principles.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of SURV 51
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.  Define the procedures used in the Public Land Surveying System
2.  Compare and contrast simultaneous and sequential land conveyances
3.  Analyze the difference between written and unwritten ownership and boundary rights
4.  Apply concepts of easements, reversions and riparian rights
 

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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Summarize the historical development of boundary systems in California.
2. Evaluate types of ownership and their effects on transfers.
3. Describe the concepts of sectionalized lands, sequential conveyances, and simultaneous conveyances.
4. Interpret various types of legal description for boundary locations.
5. Analyze the effects of unwritten and senior rights on property surveys.
6. Identify and apply the concepts of easements, reversions, and riparian rights.
7. Describe the responsibilities of the professional surveyor and guidelines for performance of work.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction and historical overview of the development and effect of boundary systems in California
  A. Native American Lands
  B. Spanish and Mexican Land Grants
  C. Public Domain
  D. Lands held in trust by the State of California
  E. Lands held privately and Common Law
II. Ownership of real property
  A.  Acquisition and transfer of real property
  B. Interests in real property
  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. Public control
   A. Zoning
   B. Subdivision Lands Act
   C. Subdivision Map Act
   D. Land Surveyors Act
IV. Introduction to the various interpretations of both trial and appellate courts in California
V. Creation of Public Lands and Common Law Boundaries
VI. Surveying and Retracing Sectionalized Lands
VII. Easement, Reversion, and Riparian Boundaries
VIII. Surveying and Retracing Sequential Conveyances
IX. Surveying and Retracing Simultaneous Conveyances
X. Surveying and Retracing Combination Descriptions

Assignments:
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1. Read approximately two chapters of the textbook per week
2. Homework assignments (5-17)
3. Quizzes (5-17)
4. 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%
Homework: Parcel definitions and descriptions
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 40%
Homework: Research and interpret parcel characteristics
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
25 - 35%
Quizzes and final exam: multiple choice, matching items, completion
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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Brown's Boundary Control & Legal Principles, W. Robillard and D. Wilson, Wiley, 7th Edition, 2013.
Instructor prepared materials

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