Fall 2019 Courses
Religions of the World
RELS 1 · crn: 22319 · 3 unit
Fast Trak 1 - Online
This course examines the religious beliefs, practices and experiences of our diverse Religious Traditions. Student will learn about a variety of religious traditions through the study of scripture, art, literature, film and music. We will explore a variety of spiritual practices including meditation, mindfulness, chanting, movement and art to deepen one’s understanding of each religious tradition.
Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 2B · crn: 23707 · 4 unit
Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
A course covering the reading of contemporary works, advanced review of grammar emphasis on speaking and composition, and further discussion of cultural topics. Prerequisite: SPAN 2A with a minimum grade of C.
ANTR 1 · crn: 22120 · 3 units
Fridays 9:00 am - 11:50 am
This course introduces the concepts, methods of inquiry, and scientific explanations for biological evolution and their application to the human species. Issues and topics will include, but are not limited to, genetics, evolutionary theory, human variation and biocultural adaptations, comparative primate anatomy and behavior, and the fossil evidence for human evolution. The scientific method serves as the foundation of the course.
Cultures of the U.S. in Global Perspective
ANTR 5 · crn: 23209 · 3 units
Mondays & Wednesdays 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Issues relevant to understanding race, class, gender and ethnicity within the American setting. Historical as well as contemporary situation of the following groups: 1) African Americans; 2) Native Americans 3) Hispanic Americans; 4) European Americans; and, 5) Asian Americans, among other groups. Emphasis on analyzing the way that public understandings of culture and biology are translated into social policy. Contemporary social issues such as race relations, multiculturalism, affirmative action, bilingual education, and the use and abuse of I.Q. testing.
GS 1 · crn: 22987 · 3 units
Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
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.
Scoring for Film and Multimedia
MUS 22A · crn: 23246 · 3 units
Mondays & Wednesdays 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Applications and techniques of composition and sound effects for film and other visual media. Musical and technical elements of producing digital audio tracks are covered. Strongly Recommended: MUS 35 with a minimum grade of C.
Optimal Movement 1
KIN OM 1 · crn: 23534 · 1 unit
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30 am - 10:45 am
This course is an introduction to the biomechanics of optimal movement. The program consists of exercises to teach and restore motor skill and optimal muscle length using objective alignment markers that serve as indicators to healthy muscle activity and overall health. Using the alignment principles of Restorative Exercise you will learn what optimal alignment is and how to apply it in your daily life. Th is course is appropriate for all fitness levels.
- KIN 40B - CRN 22738 - Women's Volleyball - 3 units
- KIN 41A - CRN 21578 - Pre-conditioning Women's Basketball - 1 unit
- KIN 41B - CRN 21238 - Intercollegiate Women's Basketball - 3 units
- KIN 65 - CRN 21939 - Women's Water Polo - 3 units
- Kin 60 - CRN 21938 - Men's Water Polo - 3 units
Spanish for Spanish Speakers I
SPAN 21 · crn: 22989 · 5 units
Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
This course is designed for bilingual students whose heritage language is Spanish and for linguistically qualified students who wish to improve their reading and writing Spanish skills. It provides students with instruction that builds upon their existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, and their cultural heritage and knowledge. The course will help students develop critical and integrative thinking skills; enhance their knowledge of Hispanic cultures as manifested in Spanish-speaking countries and the United States; understand sociopolitical realities; examine and recognize dialectal, social, and contextual variations; improve strategic speaking, reading, and writing skills; and master grammar points of concern to bilingual and heritage Spanish speakers. This course is conducted entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish heritage speaker proficiency or the equivalent intermediate level as assessed.
College Magazine A
MSCM 34 A · crn: 23021 · 3 unit
Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00 am - 1:45 pm
Creation of a journalistic-style student magazine. Emphasis is placed on developing content, writing in-depth magazine articles, producing photographs and other visual elements, correlating copy and visuals, laying out pages in the production process, copy editing, promoting advertising, managing the business-side of the magazine, and exploring ethical issues. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENG 1A.
College Magazine B
MSCM 34B · crn: 23288 · 3 unit
Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00 am - 1:45 pm
Leadership in the creation and promotion of a journalistic-style student magazine, including development of skills in areas of social media and multimedia. Emphasis is placed on practicing and refining intermediate-level journalism skills while developing content, writing in-depth magazine articles, producing photographs and other visual elements, correlating copy and visuals, laying out pages in the production process, copy editing, promoting advertising, managing the business-side of the magazine, and exploring ethical issues. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENG 1A Prerequisite: MSCM 34A with a minimum grade of C.
Personal Financial Management
BUSN 33 · crn:23217 · 3 units
Mondays & Wednesdays 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
A multidisciplinary examination and introduction to business operations within the U.S. and internationally. Provides an overview of global economic systems, business formations, business ethics and laws, general accounting practices and financing, facility location and layout, production, organizational structures and management functions. Fundamentals of risk management, marketing, human resources, and employee motivation are covered. Demonstrates how culture, society, and external business environments impact a business' ability to achieve its organizational goals.
Federal Income Tax Accounting
BUSN 65 · crn: 23503 · 3 unit
Tuesdays 7:00 pm - 9:50 pm
A study and analysis of the principles of federal income tax applied to employees, self-employed individuals and rental income. Includes an overview of taxes related to partnerships, informational returns and corporate tax returns. Analysis of the Internal Revenue Code with examination of court rulings and regulations. Review of new legislation that alters existing tax law. Introduction to tax preparation software is included.
MKTG 56 · crn: 22844 · 3 unit
Current marketing trends, strategies, and techniques. Introduction to online and social media marketing. The promotional process and techniques in the development of effective content creation and branding. Advanced theories, principles, and practices of customer service, customer loyalty, and the customer experience.
MKTG 61 · crn:22325 · 3 units
Principles and techniques involved in selling products, ideas, and/or services. Focus is on building relationships with others, identifying the reasons a purchase decision may be made. Includes buying motives, communication options, developing commonalities, sales call planning, ethics, follow-up contacts, and customer service. Interactions for face-to-face and online encounters; professional and technical products; consultants; and anyone wanting to improve their interactions with others.
Introduction to Cross-Cultural Psychology
PSYC 21 · crn: 23219 · 3 unit
Mondays & Wednesdays 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Course description: This course is an introduction to cross-cultural identities, which focuses on the way culture influences human behavior and shapes mental processes. We will study a variety of ethnic, social, and cultural group developmental norms and the extent of influence these norms may have on an individual. This course seeks to strengthen diversity awareness and knowledge by bringing awareness to the importance of engaging in difficult discussions. This course will review a broad range of theories and research findings regarding cultural influences on human behavior and cognitive process. Topics covered include development of an individual worldview, identity development, stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, racism, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, ageism, immigration & acculturation, privilege, oppression and cross-cultural issues in psychological literature. Strongly Recommended: PSYC 1 with a minimum grade of C.
Psychology of Women
PSYC 13 · crn: 22747 · 3 unit
Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
This course examines the diverse experiences of women from a psychological perspective. Students will explore psychological theory and research on gender and issues that affect women, and will gain insight into how psychologists investigate gender-related issues. Strongly recommended: Psychology 1.