Las Positas College | Summer-Fall 2022 Class Schedule

60 FALL 2022 925.424.1000 | [email protected] FALL 2022 - COURSE LISTINGS Please refer to the onl ine schedule on CLASS-Web to access course section detai ls and the course record numbers (CRNs) for registration. courses for both geology majors and non-majors. The Geology 1 lab may be taken concurrently with the lecture or during a later term. Enrollment in the lecture course does not automatically enroll the student in the lab course; students must enroll in the lab course separately. GEOL 1L PHYSICAL GEOLOGY LABORATORY 1.0 Units Laboratory course to supplement the physical geology lecture course. Introduction to the materials and techniques of geology. Includes minerals, rocks, topographic and geologic maps, structural geology, identification and interpretation of landforms, geologic time and relative age dating analysis, etc. Prerequisite: GEOL 1 or GEOL 5 or GEOL 7 with a minimum grade of C (May be taken concurrently). GEOL 7 ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY: RESOURCE 3.0 Units Understanding howandwhere Earth’s environmental resources are created and located, and then studying how the resources are accessed and utilized. Topics include rock and mineral resources, energy resources (including fossil fuel and non-fossil fuel resources), water (including rivers, reservoirs, groundwater, etc.), waste disposal (including water and air pollution), global climate changes (including the greenhouse effect), etc. GEOL 12 INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY 3.0 Units Introduction to the oceans, the history of oceanic science, instrumentation and exploration; marine geology including plate tectonics and shoreline processes; physical and chemical properties of sea water; causes and effects of currents, tides, and waves; introduction to the basic types of marine life, the basic marine habitats and ecosystems; distribution of marine resources and the Law of the Sea. GEOL 12L INTRO TO OCEANOGRAPHY LAB 1.0 Units Laboratory course to supplement the oceanography lecture course. Introduction to the materials and techniques of oceanic science. Includes sea floor rocks, oceanic geography, bathymetric maps, seismic reflection, seawater physics and chemistry, beach sand, tides, waves, marine life and marine fossils, sea floor spreading rates, etc. Prerequisite: GEOL12 (may be taken concurrently). GLOBAL STUDIES GS 1 INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL STUDIES 3.0 Units This course looks at the economic and political forces that have led to rapid changes in global interaction and culture over the past century, with special emphasis on the last twenty years. It explores the issues of nationalism, global citizenry, state violence, terrorism, the global economy, migration, the threatened environment, technology, and the role of multinational media industries on culture. Students who have completed, or are enrolled in, SOC 5 may not receive credit. Strongly Recommended: SOC 1 and ENG 1A with a minimum grade of C GRAPHIC DESIGN & DIGITAL MEDIA GDDM 4 USER INTERFACE AND EXP. DESIGN 3.0 Units In this course students are introduced to the fields of User Experience Design and Interface Design. Key topics and GEOGRAPHY GEOG 1 INTRO TO PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY 3.0 Units This course is a spatial study of the Earth’s dynamic physical system and processes. Topics include: Earth-sun geometry, weather, climate, water, landforms, soil, and the biosphere with emphasis on spatial characteristics, change over time, interactions between environmental components, and human-environment interactions. Tools of geographic inquiry are also briefly covered; they include maps, remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). GEOG 1L INTRO. PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY LAB 1.0 Units This course is designed to provide supplemental exercises in topics covered in physical geography lecture. Lab experience will include map analysis and interpretation, weather prognostication, landform processes and evolution, tectonics, biogeography, and habitat analysis. Prerequisite: GEOG 1 with a minimum grade of C (may be taken concurrently) GEOG 2 CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY 3.0 Units Thecourse is a studyof diversehumanpopulations, their cultural origins, diffusion and contemporary spatial expressions. Topics include: demography, languages and religions, urbanization and landscape and religions, urbanization and landscape modification, political units and nationalism, and economic systems and development. GEOG 5 WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY 3.0 Units Survey of the world’s culture regions and nations as interpreted by geographers, including physical, cultural, and economic features. Emphasis on spatial and historical influences on population growth, transportation networks, and natural environments. Identification and importance of the significant features of regions. GEOG 12 GEOGRAPHY OF CALIFORNIA 3.0 Units A thematic approach to the state’s issues, processes and topics relevant to geography including climate, landforms, natural vegetation, water resources, cultural landscape, ethnic diversity, urban and agricultural regions, and the economy. This course explores the physical, and human landscapes that have evolved as a result of the human-environment interface. GEOLOGY GEOL 1 PHYSICAL GEOLOGY 3.0 Units The Earth, its materials, its internal and external processes, and its development through time. Emphasis is placed on a thorough global understanding of Plate Tectonics as a framework and foundation for subsequent geologic topics and concepts. Topics include volcanoes, earthquakes and seismology, the Geologic Time Scale and the formation of the earth, rocks and minerals, hydrology, erosion, beach systems, environmental geology, glaciation, groundwater, etc. Course content includes the difference between theory and fact and the historical development of key geologic concepts. This is the foundation course for almost all subsequent geology

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