SRJC Course Outlines

12/5/2020 12:40:33 AMEQSCI 161 Course Outline as of Fall 2005

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EQSCI 161Title:  EQUINE FAC WATER QUALITY  
Full Title:  Equine Facilities Water Qualtiy Planning
Last Reviewed:11/7/2011

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled3.008 max.Lecture Scheduled24.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total24.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  48.00Total Student Learning Hours: 72.00 

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:  AG 280.78

Catalog Description:
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This course is designed to provide those involved with equine science and equine businesses with information about good horse keeping management practices to reduce potential pollution problems. Includes water quality, erosion control, environmentally safe manure management methods, and ranch planning.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is designed to provide those involved with equine science and equine businesses with information about good horse keeping management practices to reduce potential pollution problems.
(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

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Safeguard surface and groundwater as part of horse keeping.
2.  Develop a conservation plan for a horse keeping property.
3.  Evaluate features and activities at horse keeping facilities that are
   common sources of water quality concerns.
4.  Discuss conservation measures that provide practical, effective, and
   economical means to prevent or reduce water pollution.
5.  Discuss conservation measures that effectively reduce sources of water
   pollution at horse facilities.
6.  Monitor water quality conditions.
7.  Recommend erosion control methods.
8.  Identify and utilize appropriate resources and publications.

Topics and Scope
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I. Keeping Horses and Protecting Ground Water
       A. Protecting surface water and ground water quality
       B. Stewardship objectives
       C. Planning conservation improvements on a property
II. Evaluating a Horse Keeping Facility
       A. Roof runoff
       B. High use areas
       C. Manure management
       D. Composting horse manure
       E. Horse wash areas
       F. Pasture management
       G. Water resources
       H. Creeks
       I. Springs and wells
               1. Managing septic systems
       2. Design and maintenance for roads, trails and stream crossings
       3. Construction management
III. Conservation Measures to Improve Water Quality
       A. Erosion control measures
               1. Seed and mulch for effective revegetation
               2. Gully repair
               3. Stream bank stabilization
               4. Emergency erosion control measures
                       a. Sandbags
                       b. Straw bale water bars
                       c. Straw bale sediment barriers
                       d. Straw bale check dam
                       e. Silt fences
                       f. Sandbag pipeline drop inlet
       B. Storm water management measures: Keep "clean" water clean
               1. Runoff collection
                       a. Gutters
                       b. Downspouts
                       c. Splash pads
                       d. Diversions
                       e. Berms
               2. Runoff diversion
               3. Runoff conveyance
                       a. Grassed waterway
                       b. Lined waterways
                       c. Drop inlets
                       d. Sediment basin
                       e. Underground pipelines
               4. Discharge area
       C. Measures to manage "Polluted" water
               1. Filter strip
               2. Energy dissipates
               3. Riparian buffer
               4. Willow sprigging
               5. Constructed wetland
               6. Waste pond
IV.  Resources and Publications
V.  Field Trip - Demonstration Location

Assignments:
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Assignments may include:
1. Reading, 10 - 30 pages per week.
2. Research paper (3-5 pages) on a current water quality issue related to
equine facilities.
3. Field trip to a horse keeping facility and field report (3-5 pages)
evaluating conditions affecting water quality, making recommendations
for improvement, and specifying management strategies for clean water.
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 - 40%
Research paper; conservation plan.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Evaluative field report.
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
20 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Short answer.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Marin Coastal Watershed Enhancement Projects - Ranch Plan Workbook,
second edition, June 1997.
Horse Keeping: A Guide to Land Management for Clean Water. Council of Bay
Area Resource Conservation Districts in partnership with the USDA Natural
Resources Conservation Service, 2001.

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