Skagit Valley College logo

Catalog Course Search Details

 Course Title:   Field Project

 Title Abbreviation:   FIELD PROJECT

 Department:    ENVC

 Course #:    222

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    150594

 EPC:    615

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Field project in cooperation with a landowner starting with a proposal and ending with a written report based on data collected by the student. Includes research in technical journals, time estimates, and monitoring of project costs.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: ENVC 202 and 210 or department chair approval.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
N/A

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Write and submit a proposal for an ecological field project.
  2. Conduct the work outline in the proposal.
  3. Write a final report.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.3 Evaluate information and its sources critically.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.2 Demonstrate their understanding of the principles of scientific methods, analysis, and reasoning.

Course Contents

  1. All literature used for the course will be researched by the student. The course is a three-step process.
  2. A proposal is written, which is returned to the student for correction, and the proposal is resubmitted.
  3. The student performs the filed work.
  4. Data collection, data manipulation and presentation through graphs and tables.
  5. A final report is written and turned in for review.
  6. The report is returned to the student for final completion before submission to the instructor.