SRJC Course Outlines

3/30/2023 11:48:44 PMSURV 58 Course Outline as of Spring 2009

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  SURV 58Title:  BOUNDARY DETERMINATION  
Full Title:  Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Determination
Last Reviewed:12/13/2021

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 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.

Completion of SURV 51

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to the concepts of the historic development, current concepts, and evidence and procedures used in boundary determination.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Completion of SURV 51
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student 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
3. List the types of ownership and evaluate the effects of transfers of
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 of Property Surveying
II. Priority of Controlling Calls
III. Ownership of Real Property
IV. Evidence Used for Locating Land
V. Procedures for Written Title Boundaries
VI. Writing Legal Descriptions
VII. The Surveying Profession

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1. Read approximately two chapters of the textbook per week
2. Homework: 14 assignments
3. Quizzes: 14
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%
Written definitions of concepts.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 40%
Write and interpret legal descriptions.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 35%
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 ed. Brown,
Robillard and Wilson. Wiley, 2007.

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