COLLEGE OF ALAMEDA COURSE OUTLINE

COLLEGE: STATE APPROVAL DATE: 09/27/2010
ORIGINATOR: Peter Schweikhardt STATE CONTROL NUMBER: CCC000374682
BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVAL DATE: 05/08/2008
CURRICULUM COMMITTEE APPROVAL DATE:
CURRENT EFFECTIVE DATE:
 
DIVISION/DEPARTMENT:

1. REQUESTED CREDIT CLASSIFICATION:
  Credit - Degree Applicable
Course is not a basic skills course.
Program Applicable
2. DEPT/COURSE NO: 3. COURSE TITLE:
  GEOG 001L   Physical Geography Laboratory
4. COURSE: COA Course Changes in Catalog Info   TOP NO. 2206.00
5. UNITS: 1.000   HRS/WK LEC: 0.00 Total: 0.00
  HRS/WK LAB: 3.00 Total: 52.50

6. NO. OF TIMES OFFERED AS SELETED TOPIC:       AVERAGE ENROLLMENT:
7. JUSTIFICATION FOR COURSE:
  To correspond more closely with the rigor. and depth of coverage provided by introductory physical geography courses in transfer institutions. To clarify, reinforce, and provide practical application of the basic concepts and principles of physical geography. Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC.
8. COURSE/CATALOG DESCRIPTION
  Practical application of basic concepts and principles of physical geography: Earth-sun relationships, weather, climate, geologic processes, landforms, and field observation.
9. OTHER CATALOG INFORMATION
 
  1. Modular: No     If yes, how many modules:
  2. Open entry/open exit: No
  3. Grading Policy: Pass/No Pass
  4. Eligible for credit by Exam: No
  5. Repeatable according to state guidelines: No
  6. Required for degree/certificate (specify):
    Existing
  7. Meets GE/Transfer requirements (specify):
  8. C-ID Number: Expiration Date:

  9. Are there prerequisites/corequisites/recommended preparation for this course? Yes
10. LIST STUDENT PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES (EXIT SKILLS): (Objectives must define the exit skills required of students and include criteria identified in Items 12, 14, and 15 - critical thinking, essay writing, problem solving, written/verbal communications, computational skills, working with others, workplace needs, SCANS competencies, all aspects of the industry, etc.)(See SCANS/All Aspects of Industry Worksheet.)

Students will be able to:
  1. Identify and interpret landforms in the field and from U.S.G.S. topographic maps.
  2. Recognize weather conditions meteorological charts and predict weather from and suggest observations and alternative theories in physical.
  3. Challenge existing theories experiments that might test geography.
  4. Assess the potential for damage by geologic and climatic hazards.
  5. Propose solutions to environmental problems.
11A. COURSE CONTENT: List major topics to be covered. This section must be more than listing chapter headings from a textbook. Outline the course content, including essential topics, major subdivisions, and supporting details. It should include enough information so that a faculty member from any institution will have a clear understanding of the material taught in the course and the approximate length of time devoted to each. There should be congruence among the catalog description, lecture and/or lab content, student performance objectives, and the student learning outcomes. List percent of time spent on each topic; ensure percentages total 100%.

LECTURE CONTENT:
N/A
11B. LAB CONTENT:

6.25% I. Hydrology of California
6.25% 2. Classifying Rocks and California Geology
6.25% 3. Plate Tectonics
6.25% 4. Topographic Map Analysis
6.25% 5. Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Mountain-building.
6.25% 6. Field trip-Hayward fault and Landslide Areas of the East Bay Hills
6.25% 7. Fluvial Geomorphic Processes
6.25% 8. Glacial Landscapes and Deserts
6.25% 9. Coastal Scenery and Hazards
6.25% 10. Earth-Sun relationships
6.25% 11. Global Temperature Patterns and California Temperatures
6.25% 12. Atmospheric Processes and Weather Patterns
6.25% 13. Interpreting the Weather Map
6.25% 14. Climate Classification
6.25% 15. Aerial Photography and Satellite Imagery
6.25% 16. California Ecosystems - Oakland Museum

12. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION (List methods used to present course content.)
  1. Other (Specify)
  2. Distance Education

  3. Other Methods:
    Preparation using computer-assisted instruction. Practical laboratory exercises using maps, charts, instruments, and statistical data.
13. ASSIGNMENTS: 0.00 hours/week (List all assignments, including library assignments. Requires two (2) hours of independent work outside of class for each unit/weekly lecture hour. Outside assignments are not required for lab-only courses, although they can be given.)

Out-of-class Assignments:
Written lab exercises requiring problem-solving, interpretation of topographic maps and weather charts, field observation, statistical analysis, recording and analysis of data.


ASSIGNMENTS ARE: (See definition of college level):
Primarily College Level
14. STUDENT ASSESSMENT: (Grades are based on):
ESSAY (Includes "blue book" exams and any written assignment of sufficient length and complexity to require students to select and organize ideas, to explain and support the ideas, and to demonstrate critical thinking skills.)
COMPUTATION SKILLS
NON-COMPUTATIONAL PROBLEM SOLVING (Critical thinking should be demonstrated by solving unfamiliar problems via various strategies.)
SKILL DEMONSTRATION
OTHER (Describe):
Written Lab assignments
15. TEXTS, READINGS, AND MATERIALS
  A. Textbooks:
 

*Date is required: Transfer institutions require current publication date(s) within 5 years of outline addition/update.

  B. Additional Resources:
 
  • Library/LRC Materials and Services:

    The instructor, in consultation with a librarian, has reviewed the materials and services of the College Library/LRC in the subject areas related to the proposed new course
  • Are print materials adequate?     Yes
  • Are nonprint materials adequate?     No
  • Are electronic/online resources available?     Yes
  • Are services adequate?     Yes
  • Specific materials and/or services needed have been identified and discussed. Librarian comments:
  C. Readings listed in A and B above are: (See definition of college level):
 

Primarily college level

16. DESIGNATE OCCUPATIONAL CODE:
E - Non-Occupational
17. LEVEL BELOW TRANSFER:
Y - Not Applicable
18. CALIFORNIA CLASSIFICATION CODE:
Y - Credit Course
19. NON CREDIT COURSE CATEGORY:
Y - Not Applicable
20. FUNDING AGENCY CATEGORY:
Not Applicable - Not Applicable
SUPPLEMENTAL PAGE

Use only if additional space is needed. (Type the item number which is to be continued, followed by "continued." Show the page number in the blank at the bottom of the page. If the item being continued is on page 2 of the outline, the first supplemental page will be "2a." If additional supplemental pages are required for page 2, they are to be numbered as 2b, 2c, etc.)

1a. Prerequisites/Corequisites/Recommended Preparation:
    COREQUISITE:
  • GEOG 001: Physical Geography