Students in this course investigate and discover the historical, legal, mathematical and practical aspects of conducting a boundary survey. Topics include the quasi-judicial function of surveyors, land title conveyancing, original and retracement surveys, the Public Land Survey System, subdividing land, riparian issues and water law, writing and interpreting property descriptions, evidence and procedures for boundary location, research, major federal and state statutes regarding boundary location.
Required Prerequisites SVR 120
, SVR 160
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Discuss the historic changes in land title conveyancing, systems of boundary surveying, rules of evidence, professional responsibilities, and the writing and interpretation of property descriptions.
- Apply research, evidence, statute and common law to boundary principles.
- Assist a professional surveyor in determining the most probable location of a boundary.
- Integrate legal precedent, rules of evidence, and mathematical calculations.
- Formulate sound decisions, judgments and predictions using boundary surveying tools and principles.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Develop interpersonal and group communication skills.
Learning How to Learn:
- Identify connections between an individual's decision-making and local, national and global issues.
- Examine the importance of research, legal precedent and the evaluation of evidence in relation to the quasi-judicial capacity of the surveyor.