Natural History

Field work courses in the topography, climate, geology, ecology, life zones, wildlife, plant life, and human history of various geographical areas are offered under the umbrella of natural history. Courses in natural history transfer to CSU as elective units.

Faculty

NameOffice Room NumberPhoneEmail
Goodman, Robert LS 129626-914-8770rgoodman@citruscollege.edu

Contact Information

Division
Natural, Physical and Health Sciences
Dean
Dr. Eric Rabitoy
Administrative Secretary
Chris Pagano
Division Office
PS 114
Division Phone Number
626-914-8789

This discipline prepares students to do the following:

  • Articulate an understanding of biological, ecological, geological, and climatological processes and use scientific terminology for the purpose of understanding human’s role in the region.
  • Evaluate information released from various federal, state, and local agencies regarding the utilization and protection of the natural environment.
  • Explore energy flow mechanisms to explain the diversity of living organisms in a variety of ecosystems.
  • Analyze the intra- and interspecific actions and relationships among living organisms
  • Investigate genetic variations and adaptations among plant and animal species to understand natural selection and evolution.
  • Examine how human activities in diverse cultures have contributed to positive and negative changes in the environment to better understand and discuss past, current, and future environmental issues.

NAT 180A
Natural History Series - Death Valley
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

A field course where the topography, climate, geology, ecology, life zones, wildlife, plant life, and human history of the Death Valley region will be covered. In addition to lectures on campus, there will be a minimum of a three day field trip to the region. A transportation fee may be assessed.

NAT 180B
Natural History Series - Deserts
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

A field course where the topography, climate, geology, ecology, life zones, wildlife, plant life, and human history of the desert region will be covered. Possible locations of interest but not restricted to include high desert, Anza Borrego-Salton Basin, Western Colorado Plateau, Eastern Colorado Plateau, Southeastern Arizona, Trans-Pecos or Baja California. In addition to lectures on campus, there will be a minimum of a three day field trip to the region. A transportation fee may be assessed.

NAT 181A
Natural History Series - Coastlines
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

A field course where the topography, climate, geology, ecology, life zones, wildlife, plant life, and human history of the California coastline region will be covered. Possible locations of interest include, but are not restricted to southern, central and northern California Coastlines. In addition to lecture on campus, there will be minimum of a three day field trip to the region. A transportation fee may be assessed.

NAT 181B
Natural History Series - Coastal Mountains and Islands
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

A field course where the topography, climate, geology, ecology, life zones, wildlife, plant life, and human history of the coastal mountains or islands will be covered. Possible locations of interest include, but are not restricted to, the Transverse Range or Channel Islands. In addition to lectures on campus, there will be a minimum of a three day field trip to the region. A transportation fee may be assessed.

NAT 182A
Natural History Series - Inland Mountains
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

A field course where the topography, climate, geology, ecology, life zones, wildlife, plant life, and human history of the desert region will be covered. Possible locations of interest include, but are not restricted to, the Sierra Nevada or Cascades mountains. In addition to lectures on campus, there will be a minimum of a three day field trip to the region. A transporation fee may be assessed.

NAT 182B
Natural History Series - Inland Valleys
2 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
36 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

A field course where the topography, climate, geology, ecology, life zones, wildlife, plant life, and human history of the inland valleys region will be covered. Possible locations of interest include, but not restricted to, Owens Valley or San Andreas Fault regions. In addition to lectures on campus, there will be a minimum of a three day field trip to the region. A transporation fee may be assessed.