Oxnard College GEOG R103 - GEOG R103 COURSE OUTLINE (5 pages)

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Oxnard College
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Geog R103 - Intro to Weather and Climate
Intro to Weather and Climate Documents
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COURSE OUTLINE OXNARD COLLEGE I COURSE IDENTIFICATION AND JUSTIFICATION The Banner title may not exceed 30 characters in length The descriptive full title may not exceed 68 characters in length Space and punctuation characters count toward these limits A PROPOSED COURSE ID DESCRIPTIVE TITLE GEOG R103 BANNER TITLE Intro to Weather and Climate Intro to Weather and Climate Please complete the next two lines only if modifying the identification and or title s of an existing course PREVIOUS COURSE ID DESCRIPTIVE TITLE B None None BANNER TITLE None REASON S COURSE IS OFFERED Specify how the course fulfills degree certificate transfer job or career training community or other needs Distinguish the course s purpose from that of similar courses Clearly state the course s goals to allow evaluation of objectives This course is required for the major It fulfills a transfer and general education requirement in the Physical Sciences for the Associate degree C REASON S FOR CURRENT OUTLINE REVISION For a new course state New course For a revision to an existing course summarize the changes Five year review adding new course objective update methods and evaluation of assignments II CATALOG INFORMATION If data for any item s in this section have changed since approval of the previous course outline please complete both the Previous and Current responses for that item Otherwise please complete only the Current response and leave the Previous response blank A UNITS Current 3 Previous if different B WEEKLY MEETING HOURS State the full semester equivalent even if the course is never offered as a full semester course Current LECTURE Previous if different LECTURE C 3 LAB LAB 0 0 OTHER OTHER 0 0 PREREQUISITES COREQUISITES ADVISORIES AND LIMITATIONS ON ENROLLMENT Please complete and attach a separate prerequisite appendix form to this outline for each requisite course advisory course or enrollment limitation listed For any limitation on enrollment please specify the authorizing statute or regulation Note that limitations on enrollment does not refer to maximum class size rather it permits departments to document additional qualifications that students must possess before enrolling in a course For example students desiring to enroll in dental hygiene courses must first have been admitted into the dental hygiene program 1 PREREQUISITES Current None Previous if different 2 COREQUISITES Current None Previous if different 3 ADVISORIES Current None Previous if different 4 LIMITATIONS ON ENROLLMENT Current Previous if different None D CATALOG DESCRIPTION Use complete sentences in this description Write a well developed overview of the course topics covered Also identify the target audience for example indicate whether the course satisfies general education or transfer requirements is required for a major degree or certificate licensing or certification exams etc Not all of this information may apply to all courses Catalog descriptions that provide the necessary level of detail typically occupy no more than six lines of text and so are comparable in length to this instruction set Current An introduction to the earth s atmosphere the methods employed in analyzing and understanding weather phenomena are investigated Global changes in climate patterns human modification and impact of weather systems are also examined Previous if different E SCHEDULE DESCRIPTION Provide a distillation of the catalog description for publication in the course schedule Current An introduction to the earth s atmosphere the methods employed in analyzing and understanding weather phenomena are investigated Global changes in climate patterns human modification and impact of weather systems are also examined Previous if different F FEES Every student must receive material goods of value greater than or equal to the fee amount charged Current Previous if different G None FIELD TRIPS Check will be required only if transportation insurance funding is available Current WILL Previous if different WILL H MAY MAY x WILL NOT WILL NOT BE REQUIRED BE REQUIRED REPEATABILITY Most degree applicable courses with a lecture component may be taken only once Current MAY BE TAKEN 1 Previous if different MAY BE TAKEN 1 I 2 2 3 3 CR NC CR NC STUDENT OPT STUDENT OPT TIME S TIME S x NON CRD NON CRD CREDIT BY EXAM Current PETITIONS MAY BE GRANTED Previous if different PETITIONS MAY BE GRANTED III 4 4 CREDIT BASIS Current LTR Previous if different LTR J x x WILL NOT BE GRANTED WILL NOT BE GRANTED X COURSE OBJECTIVES State in measurable terms what students should be able to do after completing the course Each item should begin with a word such as define explain analyze synthesize solve argue etc A more extensive list of sample verbs is available online at http www oxnardcc org committees curriculum bloomtax htm Verbs selected from the more complex competencies of Bloom s taxonomy are preferable to those from less complex competencies Objectives should broadly relate to the catalog description meet the stated needs of the course as presented in section I B of this outline and not be too advanced or specific Be concise but complete typically ten items are too many whereas one item is not enough UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE THE STUDENT SHOULD BE ABLE TO A Explain the behavior of the atmosphere in terms of thermodynamics hydrostatic forces the gas laws and the energy balance of the earth atmosphere system IV B Recognize how the dynamics of wind and precipitation can develop into severe weather environmental hazards such as tornadoes hurricane and thunderstorms C Analyze the basic principles and processes of weather forecasting using instrumentation weather maps and satellite imagery D Analyze the human processes that influence global warming and the world s changing climate COURSE CONTENT Compile a complete list of topics taught in the course Arrange the list by topic with sub headings This list must be in concordance with the topics presented in the catalog description but should provide a greater level of detail Some portion of the content should relate clearly and directly to each one of the course objectives although there need not be a one to one correspondence between objectives and major topics For a typical course the level of detail should be such that the list is between half a page and two pages in length TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO A Introduction to the atmosphere s composition and structure B Review the hole in the


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