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Course Descriptions


ACADEMIC ADVANCEMENT

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ACAD 001

1 UNITS

STRATEGIES FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS

This class introduces students to the college environment, its educational opportunities, college services, academic procedures and policies, including graduation and transfer requirements. College survival skills such as educational planning, goal-setting, learning styles, time management, and interpersonal skills are key components of this course.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.


ACAD 010

1.00 UNITS

TUTOR TRAINING

This course presents techniques and strategies for academic peer tutoring in a community college setting. Emphasis is on tutoring, study skill techniques and practical skills to use in a variety of tutoring situations.


ACCOUNTING

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ACCT 010

3 UNITS

BOOKKEEPING

This is an introductory course for students interested in the accounting field. Emphasis is on the development of skills used to record business transactions, to prepare financial statements, and complete an accounting cycle. The course is designed for occupational students and for those who wish preparatory training before entering ACCT 200.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.


ACCT 047

3 UNITS

COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING

This course provides a comprehensive overview of accounting software. It also includes the use of spreadsheet software to find the solutions to accounting problems.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.


ACCT 090

3 UNITS

PAYROLL ACCOUNTING

This course will focus on the liabilities, the records and control requirements of a payroll accounting.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.


ACCT 200

4 UNITS

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: MATH 090 and CIT 101 or CIT 114 and ENGL 015 or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by SBVC assessment process.

This is the study of accounting as an information system, examining why it is important and how it is used by investors, creditors, and others to make decisions.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


ACCT 201

4 UNITS

MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

PREREQUISITE: ACCT 200.

This is the study of how managers use accounting information in decision-making, planning, directing operations and controlling.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

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ADJUS 101

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

This course is an introduction to the philosophy and history of the criminal justice system, including the roles and functions of the local, state and federal jurisdictions.


ADJUS 102

3 UNITS

PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

This course provides an examination and analysis of due process in criminal proceedings, from pre-arrest through trial and appeal, utilizing statutory, state and constitutional precedents.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to CSU.


ADJUS 103

3 UNITS

CONCEPTS OF CRIMINAL LAW

This course is an introduction to common law, legal concepts, codes and their history, and the philosophy and development of U.S. criminal law.


ADJUS 104

3 UNITS

LEGAL ASPECTS OF EVIDENCE

This course examines the origin, development, philosophy, and constitutional basis of the use of evidence.


ADJUS 105

3 UNITS

COMMUNITY RELATIONS

This course examines the complex and dynamic relationship between communities and the justice system serving a multicultural population.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


ANTHROPOLOGY

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ANTHRO 100

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY

This course is an introduction to the study of concepts, theories and methods of anthropological archaeology and a review of significant data and models that contribute to the knowledge of human past. This course examines the history and interdisciplinary nature of archaeological research; dating techniques and methods of survey, excavation, and analysis; cultural resource management; and selected cultural sequences.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


ANTHRO 102

3 UNITS

CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

This course is an introduction to the paradigms and methods used to study cultural systems. This course examines topics that cover the range of cultural phenomena including material culture, language and communication, social organizations, subsistence strategies, economic and political systems, religion, art, cultural change and modernization.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


ANTHRO 106

3 UNITS

BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

This course is the systematic study of humans as biological organisms, including the origin of humanity and their place in nature, variation and adaptability, and modern biological diversity. There is also a focus on comparative primate behavior, genetics and heredity, human evolution and the underlying fossil records.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to CSU. Limited transfer to UC; contact a counselor for details.


ANTHRO 110

3 UNITS

TRIBAL AND ETHNIC RELIGIONS
( THIS COURSE IS ALSO OFFERED AS RELIG-110 )

This course is a comparative study of religious expressions in tribal and/or ethnic societies, both past and present, including witchcraft, magic, totemism, mythology and ritual, nativistic movements, and the religious context of drug usage. Prehistoric religion will be examined, as well as the rituals, symbols, and beliefs of selected tribal peoples.


ARCHITECTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

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ARCH 145

3 UNITS

HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE: EARLY DESIGN THROUGH GOTHIC

This course is a survey of Western architectural history from the early Egyptians through the Gothic period, including a comparative study of architecture and architects with emphasis on the people, locations, structures, materials, and methods of construction and additional influences on the built environment.


ART

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ART 100

3 UNITS

ART HISTORY: THE STONE AGE TO THE MIDDLE AGES

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: ENGL 015 or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

The course is a survey of western art from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages. The course provides an overview of the art and architecture of the following periods: the Stone Age, Ancient Near East, Egypt, the Aegean, the Greek and Roman Empires, the Etruscans, the Byzantine Empire, the Medieval periods in Europe, Romanesque, and Gothic.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


ART 102

3.00 UNITS

ART HISTORY: RENAISSANCE TO PRESENT

The course is a survey of western art from the Renaissance through the 21st Century. Topics covered include 15th and 16th century Italian art; Renaissance and Baroque art; the Rococo movement; Romanticism; Realism; Impressionism; Cubism; Surrealism and other styles of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.


ASTRONOMY

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ASTRON 120

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY

This is an introduction to astronomy, the ultimate adventure. Our very big universe can be described by a small set of knowable rules through a logical method called science, where the excitement of an evolving and sometimes violent universe of stars and galaxies is explored. Topics include the night sky, the solar system, galaxies, and the origin of the universe.


BIOLOGY

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BIOL 140

2.00 UNITS

BIOLOGY OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: ENGL 015 or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is an examination of the social, economic, psychological, medical and legal issues surrounding sexually transmitted diseases. The topics include the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of prominent sexually transmitted diseases including the impact of current biotechnology on vaccine development, treatment and diagnostics. The historical and changing attitudes and measures toward the control of sexually transmitted diseases will be reviewed.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


BIOL 250

4.00 UNITS

HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I

PREREQUISITE: ENGL 015 or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process and CHEM 101.

This is the first semester of a two semester sequence that introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of human anatomy and physiology. This course will provide a foundation for pre-professional majors or others interested in the advanced study of human biology. Topics include inorganic and organic chemistry, body orientation and organization, cytology, histology, fluid and electrolyte balances, and the following systems: urinary, cardiovascular, lymphatic, and respiratory. Course includes dissections of preserved specimens.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to CSU. Limited transfer to UC; contact a counselor for details.


BIOL 251

4.00 UNITS

HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II

This is the second semester of a two semester sequence that includes human metabolism, and the following systems: digestive, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine and reproductive. Course includes dissections of preserved specimens.


BIOL 260

4 UNITS

HUMAN ANATOMY

This is a comprehensive lecture/laboratory course in human anatomy. It is organized to explore the body both regionally and systemically. The course studies gross anatomy with an extensive dissection of the cat and other significant organs. Histological and cellular anatomy are included as they apply to various structures and systems.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to CSU. Limited transfer to UC; contact a counselor for details.


BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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BUSAD 013

3 UNITS

MARKETING PRINCIPLES

This course covers the marketing concepts with emphasis on marketing strategy. It includes a study of the customer, market institutions and functions.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.


BUSAD 015

3 UNITS

SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT/ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The course is designed to provide a working knowledge of the pitfalls associated with small business operations and how to recognize, prevent and solve problems.


BUSAD 039

3 UNITS

STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFUL EMPLOYMENT

This course is designed to help students develop the skills needed to successfully seek employment, including job search strategies, career paths, cover letter and resume writing, mock interviews, job applications, and positive workplace attitudes.


BUSAD 100

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: ENGL 015 or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of business in a changing world. It includes an overview of such areas as economic systems, management, marketing, accounting, finance, ethics, ownership, organization of business, the legal aspects and regulation of business, as well as globalization.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


BUSAD 108

3 UNITS

PERSONAL FINANCE, INVESTMENTS AND ESTATE PLANNING

This course is an integrated approach to personal finance focusing on practical financial decision making as well as the social, psychological, and physiological contexts in which those decisions are made. The student will examine the preparation for managing one's personal finances, including financial planning, income and expense management, investment analysis, retirement planning, consumerism, long-term care, estate planning, credit management, home ownership, death and taxes.


BUSAD 210

3.00 UNITS

BUSINESS LAW

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: ENGL 015 or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course explores the legal environment in which business operates. Special emphasis is placed on the rules for contracting in general and on the rules under the Uniform Commercial Code for the sale of goods.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to CSU. Limited transfer to UC; contact a counselor for details.


CHEMISTRY

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CHEM 104

4 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

PREREQUISITE: CHEM 101.

This course is an introduction and general overview of organic chemistry and biochemistry.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to CSU. Limited transfer to UC; contact a counselor for details.


CHEM 104H

4.00 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY - HONORS

PREREQUISITE: CHEM 101.

This course is an introduction and general overview of organic chemistry and biochemistry. This course is intended for the students in the Honors Program but is open to all students who desire more challenging course work.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to CSU. Limited transfer to UC; contact a counselor for details.


CHILD DEVELOPMENT

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CD 105

3 UNITS

CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: ENGL 015 or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This introductory course examines the major physical, psychosocial, and cognitive/language developmental milestones for children, both typical and atypical, from conception through adolescence.


CD 105H

3.00 UNITS

CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT - HONORS

This introductory course examines the major physical, psychosocial and cognitive/language developmental milestones for children, both typical and atypical, from conception through adolescence. This course is intended for students in the Honors Program but is open to all students who desire more challenging course work.


CD 113

3 UNITS

PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: ENGL 015 or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is an examination of underlying theoretical principles of developmentally appropriate practices and teaching strategies in supporting physical, social, creative and intellectual development of all young children.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to CSU.


CD 126

3 UNITS

CHILD, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY

This course examines the developing child in a societal context which focuses on the interrelationships of family, school, and community and emphasizes historical and socio-cultural factors. The processes of socialization and identity development will be highlighted.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


COMMUNICATION STUDIES (SPEECH)

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COMMST 100

3 UNITS

ELEMENTS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING

This course focuses on training in the application of the concepts, principles, and skills of effective public speaking. Concepts such as structure, adapting messages to culturally diverse audiences, research principles, and critical evaluation of evidence and arguments are explored. Delivery, listening, and feedback skills are also discussed and practiced in a variety of presentations.


COMMST 135

3 UNITS

MASS MEDIA AND SOCIETY

This course explores the history, effects, and role of the mass media in the U.S. The major forms of mass communication are studied (television, radio, film, newspapers and magazines). There is also a focus on critical analysis of media messages, effects of media on individual and society, and theories of communication.


COMMST 174

3 UNITS

INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: ENGL 015 or eligibility for ENGL 101 as determined through the SBVC assessment process.

This course focuses on the communication behaviors and values common to all cultures and ethnic groups and on the differences that insulate and divide people.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


COMMST 176

3 UNITS

GENDER DIFFERENCES IN COMMUNICATION

This course explores the gender differences evident in communication. Students will examine the theories concerning gender differences, issues of gender in a variety of contexts (families, relationships, the workplace, the media, school), and the differences in the communication patterns resulting from gender.


COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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CIT 010

3 UNITS

BEGINNING KEYBOARDING

Fundamentals of keyboarding including operation of a standard keyboard by touch. Instruction and practice in formatting a variety of personal and business documents, such as letters, reports, and tables. Use of speed and accuracy drills designed to develop a keyboarding speed of 30 words per minute for five minutes. This is a combined Part I and Part II course students can complete in one semester.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.


CIT 013

3 UNITS

INTERMEDIATE KEYBOARDING

PREREQUISITE: CIT 010 or CIT 009.

This course provides instruction in touch control of the computer keyboard, and is designed to develop a keyboarding speed of 45 net words per minute for five minutes. In addition, students receive instruction in the preparation of basic business documents using word processing software.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.


CIT 020

3 UNITS

WORD PROCESSING: MICROSOFT WORD

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: CIT 010 or CIT 009.

This course is an introduction to word processing and the creation of professional quality documents using Microsoft Word software.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.


CIT 021

3 UNITS

WORD PROCESSING: ADVANCED MICROSOFT WORD

This course focuses on the production of professional quality documents using Microsoft Word advanced features and prepares students for Microsoft Certified Application Specialist exam.


CIT 031

3 UNITS

BUSINESS ENGLISH

This course is a review of basic grammar, punctuation, capitalization, vocabulary, and spelling. Emphasis is placed on grammar and vocabulary building for effective business communications.


CIT 080

3 UNITS

INSIDE THE PERSONAL COMPUTER

An introduction to the personal computers at the machine level. Topics include the system board, keyboard, floppy and hard disk drives, interface cards, monitors, printers, machine organization, and design conventions.


CIT 081

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO OPERATING SYSTEMS - A+

Basic, hands-on instruction and practice with computer Operating Systems. Prepares the student to use, install, configure, upgrade, manage and troubleshoot Windows type Operating Systems. Prepares the student to take the CompTIA A+ Operating System Technologies certification exam. Recommended for students interested in pursuing a career as a computer technician or being able to resolve their own Windows technical problems.


CIT 091

3 UNITS

NETWORKING FUNDAMENTALS, SEMESTER ONE (CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY)

This is the first course in a four-course Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) preparation sequence that includes classroom, laboratory, and online activities. Detailed coverage of relevant technologies and experience with contemporary networking devices.


CIT 092

3 UNITS

BASIC ROUTING SEMESTER TWO (CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY)

This course is the second course in a four course sequence preparing students to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification examination.


CIT 093

3 UNITS

FUNDAMENTALS OF LANS, LOCAL AREA NETWORKS, SEMESTER THREE (CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY)

This course is part of a four course group designed to prepare students to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification examination. This course thoroughly covers topics related to wired and wireless LANs.


CIT 094

3 UNITS

FUNDAMENTALS OF WANS, WIDE AREA NETWORKS, SEMESTER FOUR (CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY)

This course is part of a four course group designed to prepare students to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification examination. The topics of Wide Area Networks and network security are covered.


CIT 100

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO PERSONAL COMPUTERS

A survey course for the use of software tools such as word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, presentation and database using Microsoft Office.


CIT 101

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER LITERACY

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: CIT 008 or CIT 009 or CIT 010.

This course is an introduction to fundamental computer concepts. It provides the skills to create beginning word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and personal information management documents.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to CSU. Limited transfer to UC; contact a counselor for details.


CIT 102

3 UNITS

ADVANCED COMPUTER LITERACY

This course utilizes the complex fundamentals of hardware computer concepts and software applications. It provides the skills to create advanced word processing documents, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations.


CIT 105

2 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS

This course is an introduction to the computer operating system that simplifies the process of working with documents and applications.


CIT 114

3 UNITS

SPREADSHEETS: EXCEL

Production of workbooks using EXCEL, which integrates spreadsheet analysis, information management, and graphics. Includes the design and the use of worksheets; how to enter labels, numbers, formulas, and create graphs; how to format worksheets professionally; how to use Excel functions in different applications and understand the concept of data management in Excel; how to use the concept of what-if-analysis; how to consolidate data in a 3-D workbook and establish File Linking; and how to integrate Excel with the Web.


CIT 116

3 UNITS

DATABASE MANAGEMENT: ACCESS

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: CIT 100 or CIT 101.

This is a comprehensive course in the development and maintenance of a database. It provides a working knowledge of designing a database that includes: setting field properties, storing, retrieving, printing, and indexing records, creating informational and technical queries, developing customized forms and reports, establishing different types of relationships, integrating Access with the Web, and creating a database switchboard. The course emphasis is on developing a practical ability to use a database in a Windows environment with full graphical user interface functionality.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to CSU.


CIT 118

3 UNITS

MICROSOFT POWERPOINT

This course provides an introduction to a presentation graphics program for those who plan to make effective and compelling presentations. Instructions include developing and customizing presentations by using charts, clip art, pictures, presentation templates, WordArt, and information and graphics from Word, Excel, and Access.


CIT 120

2 UNITS

INTERNET

This course provides the basics of the Internet using current technology browser software. The course includes the effective use of web search portals, online collaboration software, and implications of security, privacy and ethical usage.


CIT 144

3.00 UNITS

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

The course includes the origin, usage, spelling, pronunciation, and meaning of terminology used to describe the structures of the human body, as well as therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. It is a course for students who are interested in pursuing health occupations such as medical office occupations, nursing, radiological technology, and respiratory care.


CIT 150

3 UNITS

OFFICE APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT

PREREQUISITE: CIT 100 or CIT 101.
DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: CIT 102.

This course is an introduction to Visual Basic for Applications, Microsoft's built-in application programming language for Microsoft Office applications. Topics include: programming basics, automated formatting of Office documents, and design and construction of customized event-driven screens for Microsoft Office applications.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to CSU.


CIT 232

3 UNITS

DATA COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKS

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of data communications. Topics include transmission methods, protocols, network types, E-Business applications, services and security considerations.


COMPUTER SCIENCE

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CS 110

3 UNITS

FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

This course is an overview of the computer science discipline investigating the design and use of the computer devices, the art and science of problem solving and programming, the representation of data, human-computer interactions and ethical considerations, and information security principles. Also included is hands-on experience with command line and GUI operating systems; application of HTML, CSS, and scripts to web pages; and computer programming with an object-oriented language such as C++, Java, or C#.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to CSU. Limited transfer to UC; contact a counselor for details.


CS 120

4 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL BASIC.NET

An introduction to a Web-based programming language, Visual Basic.NET as it applies to scientific , business and manufacturing settings. Topics include problem solving, graphical user interface, program design, software tools, structured logic, object-oriented programming, graphics and animation, procedures, arrays, files, and Web projects.


CS 170

4 UNITS

ASSEMBLY LANGUAGE

This course focuses on the organization and behavior of computer systems at the assembly-language level and includes hands on experience creating assembly language programs.


CS 190

4 UNITS

PROGRAMMING IN C++

PREREQUISITE: CS 110 and CS 130 and ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is an examination of intermediate object-oriented programming concepts and their application using the C++ language. Topics include event-driven programming; human-computer interactions; analysis of iterative and recursive solution complexity for searching/sorting algorithms; intermediate data structures; and programming constructs; object-oriented design and modeling; integration of database access into programming solutions; impact of computer science on selected societal issues; and software assurance.


CS 215

4 UNITS

PROGRAMMING WITH JAVA

An introduction to the network-friendly language, Java. Topics include object-oriented design, multiple platform environment, program logic structures, graphical user interface, Visual J++, Java Applet and recursion.


CS 265

3 UNITS

DATA STRUCTURES AND ALGORITHMS WITH C++

This course is an introduction to algorithmic analysis and data structures. Topics include formal computing algorithms, algorithmic strategies, and basic algorithm analysis; canonical data structures; intermediate recursion; human-computer interaction; professionalism and ethical behavior; software information assurance, software engineering, and software reuse.


CORRECTIONS

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CORREC 101

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO CORRECTIONS

This course provides a history of and critical analysis of punishment, the various types of punishment, alternatives to punishment and the impact of punishment on the criminal justice system and corrections. Students in this course will conduct a critical examination of the types of correctional institutions and the clients housed in each institution. Contemporary correctional issues are discussed.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to CSU.


CORREC 104

3 UNITS

CONTROL AND SUPERVISION IN CORRECTIONS

This course will emphasize local, state, and federal institutions in the role played by the offender and the correctional worker. Topics will include inmate subculture, violence and effects of crowding on inmates and staff, coping techniques for correctional officers in a hostile prison environment.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to CSU.


ECONOMICS

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ECON 200

3 UNITS

PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS

This course provides an introduction to macroeconomic theory and the role of fiscal and monetary policies in economics with special emphasis on national economic problems, aggregate measures of economic activity, macroeconomic equilibrium, financial institutions, economic growth, the business cycle and international economics.


ECON 201

3 UNITS

PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS

This course provides an introduction to microeconomic theory, including economic development, international economics, and comparative economic systems with special emphasis on microeconomic problems such as the provisioning of public goods and environmental regulations.


ECON 201H

3 UNITS

PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS - HONORS

This course provides an introduction to microeconomic theory, including economic development, international economics, and comparative economic systems with special emphasis on microeconomic problems such as the provisioning of public goods and environmental regulations. This course is intended for students in the Honors Program but is open to all students who desire more challenging coursework.


ENGLISH

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ENGL 061

3 UNITS

WOMEN WRITERS

This course is a survey of poetry and prose by prominent women writers that explores historical and contemporary issues in women's lives.


ENGL 101

4 UNITS

FRESHMAN COMPOSITION

PREREQUISITE: ENGL 015 or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined through the SBVC assessment process.

This is a writing course which emphasizes expository and argumentative essays. It includes reading and analysis of various forms of writing, instruction in library research and preparation of documented research papers.


ENGL 102

4 UNITS

INTERMEDIATE COMPOSITION AND CRITICAL THINKING

This course provides further work in argumentative and critical writing, analysis of texts (including literature), research and documentation.


ENGL 161

3 UNITS

WOMEN WRITERS

PREREQUISITE: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H.

This course is a survey of poetry and prose written by prominent women writers that explores historical and contemporary issues in women's lives.


ENGL 175

3 UNITS

THE LITERATURE AND RELIGION OF THE BIBLE

This course covers the English Bible as literature and as religion including an examination of the types of literature found in the Bible, the historical and religious context in which the literature was developed and an extensive reading of the two testaments. This transfer-level course is taught simultaneously with ENGL 075, a non-transfer course. Assignments differ for the two courses although students participate in the same lectures.


HEALTH

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HEALTH 101

3 UNITS

HEALTH EDUCATION

This course is an exploration of health topics and their impact on an individual's health status. Awareness and assessment of current lifestyle behaviors and choices, identification of risk factors, and implementation of prevention strategies are emphasized.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


HISTORY

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HIST 100

3 UNITS

UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1877

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: Eligibility for ENGL 015 as determined by SBVC assessment process.

This course provides a general survey of United States history with an emphasis on political, economic, social, and cultural developments from the pre-Colonial period through the Civil War and Reconstruction period.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


HIST 101

3 UNITS

UNITED STATES HISTORY: 1865 TO PRESENT

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: Eligibility for ENGL 015 as determined by SBVC assessment process.

This course covers a general survey of United States history with an emphasis on social, political, cultural, and economic developments from the Reconstruction period to present times.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


HIST 137

3 UNITS

RACIAL AND ETHNIC GROUPS IN UNITED STATES HISTORY

This course is an introduction to United States history focusing on the experiences of racial and ethnic groups that spans from the early colonial period to present times. This course chronologically presents various racial and ethnic groups and their experiences through major social, political, economic, and cultural events in United States history.


HIST 145

3.00 UNITS

HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA

This course surveys the rich heritage of California from its earliest inhabitants and Spanish/Mexican settlements to the present. An emphasis will be placed on the impact of the ethnic and cultural diversity of California along with the importance of geography and immigration. Other topics will include political, economic, and social development of the region from the early 19th century to the present.


HIST 170

3 UNITS

WORLD HISTORY TO 1500

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: Eligible for ENGL 015 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course covers the origins and development of civilizations in Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Near East and East Asia are explored. There is a global perspective and a comparative approach between the world's major civilizations, students will examine social structure and daily life, evolution of complex political systems, cultural values and economic developments to 1500.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


HIST 171

3 UNITS

WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: Eligibility for ENGL 015 as determined by SBVC assessment process.

This course emphasizes the unique characteristics of world cultures as they entered into a critical period of increasing interaction. Specific themes include religion, economic and political revolution, the development of modern science, industrialism, imperialism, colonization and de-colonization, the rise and fall of superpowers, and the challenges of globalization.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


HUMAN SERVICES

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HUMSV 170

3.00 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES

This course is an exploration and examination of historical and theoretical perspectives of human services in response to social problems. Legal, ethical, and problem solving models are presented and implications of ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity issues are discussed.


LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY

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LIB 064

1 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARIES FOR LIBRARY TECHNICIANS

This course is an introduction to the philosophy of library services; the history and types of libraries; the relationship of a library to the community it serves; the organizational structure of libraries; the role of the Library Technician; and the development of a positive workplace attitude.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.


LIB 065

3 UNITS

PUBLIC SERVICES FOR LIBRARY TECHNICIANS

This course is an introduction to library circulation systems, customer service skills, bibliographic instruction, shelf maintenance, image in public service, dealing with problem patrons, and basic reference skills, including a review of standard print and computer-based reference sources and their usage.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.


LIB 066

3 UNITS

ACQUISITIONS FOR LIBRARY TECHNICIANS

This course is an introduction to the publishing industry, principles of collection development, bibliographic searching, acquisitions tools and techniques, accounting and budgeting principles. Also included is an overview of ordering, receiving, claiming procedures, and weeding.


LIB 068

2 UNITS

LIBRARY MEDIA SERVICES

This course provides an overview of a wide variety of media services within a library setting ranging from the more traditional formats of film and video to the more recent compact disc technologies, digital audio, digitized video, telecommunications, and hypermedia.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.


LIB 069

2 UNITS

LIBRARY AUTOMATION FOR LIBRARY TECHNICIANS

This class is an introduction to the application and integration of computer systems in libraries. Students will be exposed to a variety of computer applications, including online public access catalogs and automated circulation and cataloging systems. In addition, students will gain knowledge of Web 2.0 applications and emerging technology that could be used in libraries.


MATHEMATICS

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MATH 942

3 UNITS

ARITHMETIC

This course is a basic skills course in arithmetic including the fundamental operations of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions, and percents.

Earned units for this course are NOT applicable to an Associate Degree.


MATH 952

4 UNITS

PREALGEBRA

This course is an introduction to mathematical properties; exponential notation; linear equations in one variable; algebraic word problems; variables; polynomials; and the appropriate operation rules for rational numbers, whole numbers and integers; an emphasis on speaking, listening, reading, and writing in communicable mathematics terminology.


MATH 090

4 UNITS

ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA

PREREQUISITE: PREREQUISITE: MATH 952 or MATH 952D or MATH 962 or eligibility for MATH 090 as determined through the SBVC assessment process.

This course includes the basic concepts typically introduced in high school algebra, including operations on polynomials, solving linear and quadratic equations, and factoring.


MATH 095

4 UNITS

INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA

PREREQUISITE: MATH 090 or eligibility for MATH 095 as determined through the SBVC assessment process.

This course includes finding solutions to quadratic equations and inequalities, rational exponents and radicals, solving linear systems of equations and inequalities, functions, and application problems.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.


MATH 102

4 UNITS

COLLEGE ALGEBRA

This course is designed for students with a strong foundation in algebra. It includes the study of polynomial rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, conics, systems of nonlinear equations and inequalities, and an introduction to sequences and series.


MATH 103

4.00 UNITS

PLANE TRIGONOMETRY

This course provides a study of trigonometric functions, identities, trigonometric equations, periodicity, graphs of trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, and the solutions of triangles.


MATH 108

4 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS

PREREQUISITE: MATH 095 or eligibility for MATH 102 as determined through the SBVC assessment process.

This course is an introduction to probability, descriptive and inferential statistics, with applications to the natural sciences, business, economics, and the behavioral sciences.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to CSU. Limited transfer to UC; contact a counselor for details.


MATH 115

3 UNITS

IDEAS OF MATHEMATICS

This course includes sets, propositional logic, inductive reasoning and applications, mathematical patterns, counting methods, and finite probability spaces.


MUSIC

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MUS 104

3.00 UNITS

HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: ENGL 015 or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course examines the origin and development of Rock and Roll from the birth of blues to the present day. It is a chronological study that included discussion of major performing artists, composers, lyricists and arrangers. A study of the impact of Western culture is included.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


PHILOSOPHY

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PHIL 101

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

This is a general introduction to the major problems in philosophy, with attention directed to both classical and modern philosophy as a basis for discussion of issues such as epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to CSU. Limited transfer to UC; contact a counselor for details.


PHIL 101H

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY - HONORS

This course is a general introduction to the major problems of philosophy, with attention directed to classical and modern philosophy as a basis for discussion of issues such as epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics. This course is intended for students in the Honors Program but is open to all students who desire more challenging coursework.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


PHIL 102

3 UNITS

CRITICAL THINKING AND WRITING

This course is an introduction to critical thinking focusing on argument and evidence and the ability to write coherent argumentative essays. Topics include recognition of the structures of reasoning in natural language, the evaluation of such reasoning (including informal fallacies), the uses and abuses of language, and an investigation of the rhetorical devices common in our culture. Students practice critical thinking by writing substantive arguments and essays.


PHIL 103

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC: ARGUMENT AND EVIDENCE

Introduction to the techniques of critical thought, including language analysis, inductive and deductive logic, symbolic logic, and the development of the scientific method.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


PHIL 105

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS

This course is an introduction to ethics focusing on the analysis of the basic ideas and principles underlying moral conduct. Theories such as utilitarianism, deontology, and virtue ethics will be used to analyze problems arising in the realms of business, health care, and politics.


PHIL 180

3 UNITS

DEATH AND DYING

This course is a study of dying, death, and bereavement. Medical, ethical, legal, philosophical, and religious considerations will be explored.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


POLITICAL SCIENCE

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POLIT 100

3 UNITS

AMERICAN POLITICS

This course is an introduction to American government and politics that is designed to meet requirements in United States and California constitution and government.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


PSYCHOLOGY

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PSYCH 100

3 UNITS

GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

This course surveys the nature and scope of psychology as a science including the principles of neurophysiology, sensation, perception, learning, altered states of consciousness, memory, cognition, intelligence, language, creativity, emotion, motivation, personality, psychopathology, testing, treatment, attitudes, and human development.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to CSU. Limited transfer to UC; contact a counselor for details.


PSYCH 100H

3 UNITS

GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY - HONORS

This course surveys the nature and scope of psychology as a science including the principles of neurophysiology, sensation, perception, learning, altered states of consciousness, memory, cognition, intelligence, language, creativity, emotion, motivation, personality, psychopathology, testing, treatment, attitudes, and human development. This course is intended for students in the Honors Program but is open to all students who desire more challenging course work.


PSYCH 111

3 UNITS

DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: LIFESPAN

PREREQUISITE: PSYCH 100 or PSYCH 100H.
DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: ENGL 015 or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is a survey of lifespan developmental psychology from conception through death, including biological and environmental influences.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to CSU. Limited transfer to UC; contact a counselor for details.


PSYCH 112

3 UNITS

DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: CHILD AND ADOLESCENCE

PREREQUISITE: PSYCH 100 or PSYCH 100H.

This course is a survey of the psychological growth of the normal individual from conception through adolescence with emphasis on stages of development.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to CSU. Limited transfer to UC; contact a counselor for details.


PSYCH 141

3.00 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY

PREREQUISITE: PSYCH 100 or PSYCH 100H.

This course will examine the biological basis of behavior. Topics will include neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and the brain-behavior relationships underlying a variety of psychological concepts.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


RADIO, TELEVISION, AND FILM

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RTVF 100

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC MEDIA

This course provides a survey of electronic media, including radio, television, film and multimedia. The impact of the media on culture and society is studied, with an international perspective given on all aspects studied.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


RTVF 104

3 UNITS

BASIC WRITING FOR BROADCASTING

PREREQUISITE: ENGL 914.

This course provides instruction and practice in writing and editing news for radio and television, including rewriting from wire copy, newspapers, and documents.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to CSU.


RTVF 106

3 UNITS

MEDIA WRITING

Introduction to the techniques of narrative and documentary writing and scripting. Course includes the analysis and writing of radio, television, and film materials as well as storytelling and screenwriting.


RTVF 221

3 UNITS

BROADCAST STATION MANAGEMENT

This course deals with radio and television station management functions, models, and operations. Students will program and manage the student radio and television stations and produce remote broadcasts.


RTVF 231

3 UNITS

ADVANCED VIDEO PRODUCTION

PREREQUISITE: RTVF 131 and RTVF 230.

In this second-level course students plan, produce, write, shoot, and edit television programs using both studio production and single video camera and editing equipment. The course includes hands-on experience using remote video cameras, and linear and nonlinear editing equipment. Students are not required to have their own camera.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to CSU.


READING AND STUDY SKILLS

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READ 950

4 UNITS

READING SKILLS II

This course is a basic skills reading course that prepares students for Reading 015 and English 914. It is designed to assist students in improving reading through an emphasis on word attack skills, vocabulary development, general comprehension skills, basic writing conventions, and study skills.


READ 015

4 UNITS

PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE READING

This course is designed to foster general reading improvement with an emphasis on reading comprehension and vocabulary. The required laboratory practice assignments are based on diagnostic tests, which identify strengths and weaknesses on reading comprehension and vocabulary.


READ 102

3 UNITS

CRITICAL READING AS CRITICAL THINKING

PREREQUISITE: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H.

This course explores the relationship of critical reading and critical thinking with an emphasis on the development of critical thinking skills and the application in the interpretation, analysis, criticism, and advocacy of ideas encountered in academic reading.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to CSU.


REAL ESTATE

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REALST 062

3 UNITS

REAL ESTATE PRACTICE

This course includes the day-to-day operations in real estate, overview of brokerage procedures and the various roles of the employee. The successful completion of this course meets qualifications for sales person or broker licensing exam.


REALST 070

3 UNITS

REAL ESTATE FINANCE

This course addresses the analysis of real estate financing including lending policies and problems in financing transactions in residential, apartment, commercial and special purpose properties.


REALST 074

3 UNITS

LEGAL ASPECTS OF REAL ESTATE

PREREQUISITE: REALST 100.

This course is the study of real estate law with emphasis on applications in real estate brokerage and related fields.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.


REALST 100

3 UNITS

REAL ESTATE PRINCIPLES

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: ENGL 015 or eligibility for ENGL 101 or 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process and MATH 942 or eligibility for a higher level math class as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course includes the fundamentals of real estate including the basic laws and principles of California real estate. This includes the background and terminology necessary for advanced study of real estate. The successful completion of this course meets qualifications for sales person or broker licensing exam.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to CSU.


RELIGIOUS STUDIES

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RELIG 100

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIOUS STUDIES

This course is an introductory study of religion, with emphasis on religious experience, the origins and function of religion, and the various modes of religious expression. Necessarily broad in scope, this course will draw on Eastern, Western, ancient, and modern religious phenomena to help students understand various religious components, such as myth, ritual, scripture, art, doctrine, and mysticism.


RELIG 100H

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIOUS STUDIES-HONORS

This course is an introductory study of religion, with emphasis on religious experience, the origins and function of religion, and the various modes of religious expression. Necessarily broad in scope, this course will draw on Eastern, Western, ancient, and modern religious phenomena to help students understand various religious components, such as myth, ritual, scripture, art, doctrine, and mysticism. This course is intended for students in the Honors Program but is open to all students who desire more challenging coursework.


RELIG 101

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO WORLD RELIGIONS

This course is an introduction to the major religious traditions of the world with an emphasis on the beliefs, practices, and histories of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Taoism.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


RELIG 110

3 UNITS

TRIBAL AND ETHNIC RELIGIONS
( THIS COURSE IS ALSO OFFERED AS ANTHRO-110 )

This course is a comparative study of religious expressions in tribal and/or ethnic societies, both past and present, including witchcraft, magic, totemism, mythology and ritual, nativistic movements, and the religious context of drug usage. Prehistoric religion will be examined, as well as the rituals, symbols, and beliefs of selected tribal peoples.


RELIG 135

3 UNITS

RELIGION IN AMERICA

This course is an introduction to the diverse expression of religion in the United States, including the Puritans, slave religion, the religious reform movements, the Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim communities, the African American religious experience, Eastern religions in America, and contemporary syncretistic religious movements.


RELIG 150

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO MYTHOLOGY

This course is an introduction to myth and its function in culture through an examination of creation stories, end-of-the world stories, hero stories, and trickster stories. Although focusing on the narrative expression of religion, this course necessarily draws from many traditions, including Native American, Greek, Roman, European, Islamic, Chinese, Hindu, and Japanese traditions of myth. In addition, this class will examine modern American myths.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


RELIG 175

3 UNITS

THE LITERATURE AND RELIGION OF THE BIBLE

This course covers the English Bible as literature and as religion including an examination of the types of literature found in the Bible, the historical and religious context in which the literature was developed and an extensive reading of the two testaments.


RELIG 176

3 UNITS

JESUS AND HIS INTERPRETERS

This course is a study of images and interpretations of Jesus with three principle divisions: Jesus and the gospels or biblical tradition; Jesus and the historians, including the quest of historians and theologians for the Jesus of history; and Jesus and the arts (Jesus in art, music, film, and the literary arts, such as novels, poems, and plays.)


RELIG 180

3 UNITS

DEATH AND DYING

This course is a study of dying, death, and bereavement. Medical, ethical, legal, philosophical, and religious considerations will be explored

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


SOCIOLOGY

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SOC 100

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

This course is a comprehensive examination of the social influences on human behavior focusing on a scientific and humanistic approach to the study of social patterns and processes, structure and function, conflict and change in society and culture in general with emphasis on American institutions in a multi-cultural society and their relationship to global patterns.


SOC 100H

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY - HONORS

This course is a comprehensive examination of the social influences on human behavior focusing on a scientific and humanistic approach to the study of social patterns and processes, structure and function, conflict and change in society and culture in general with emphasis on American institutions in a multi-cultural in a multi-cultural society and their relationship to global patterns. This course is intended for students in the Honors Program, but is open to all students who desire more challenging course work.


SOC 110

3 UNITS

SOCIAL PROBLEMS

This course is a critical analysis of contemporary social problems in the United States with an emphasis on social institutions and other areas such as crime, race, gender, substance abuse, and economic inequality.


SOC 120

3 UNITS

HEALTH AND ILLNESS IN SOCIETY

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: ENGL 015 or eligibility for ENGL 101 or 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is a sociological analysis of health and illness in society. An examination of topics include the variations in experience of physical and mental health and illness, cultural, political, economic and other societal forces and trends that influence the organization of the medical system. Included in this analysis is the impact of social status on the quality of medical care and demography.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


SOC 130

3 UNITS

MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY

This course is a survey of the structure and developmental process of marriage and contemporary families. This analysis includes an examination of intimate relationships, racial-ethnic, class, gender, culture, socioeconomic, political and other systematic and demographic trends related to marriage and the family.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


SOC 145

3 UNITS

SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER

This course is a study of the changing roles of women and men in contemporary United States. A sociological and humanistic approach will be utilized to analyze gender socialization and relations with an emphasis on gender in major social institutions: economic, political, mass media, medical, educational, religious and family structures with some comparisons to global contemporary trends.


SOC 150

3 UNITS

SOCIOLOGY OF AGING AND THE LIFE COURSE

This course is an analysis of the interaction between the human life course and social structures with an emphasis on aging as a social process including adjustment to aging among individuals, families, generational cohorts and society. Historical, cultural, socioeconomic, political, other social contexts and public policy issues such as healthcare, housing and retirement in the United States will also be examined.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.
Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


SPANISH

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SPAN 101

5 UNITS

COLLEGE SPANISH I

In this course students will develop the ability to converse, read and write in Spanish. The course includes the study of essentials of pronunciation, vocabulary, idioms, and grammatical structures along with an introduction to the cultures of Spanish speaking countries. This course corresponds to the first two years of high school study.


SPAN 102

5 UNITS

COLLEGE SPANISH II

PREREQUISITE: SPAN 101 or SPAN 101H.

In this course students continue to develop conversational, reading and writing skills in Spanish with emphasis on past tense verbs, grammar, vocabulary expansion and the culture of Spanish speaking countries.


SPAN 157

5 UNITS

SPANISH FOR NATIVE SPANISH SPEAKERS I

This is the first of two courses intended for native or heritage Spanish speakers whose formal training in the language has been incomplete. This course is designed to help students develop spelling, conversational, reading and writing skills with special emphasis on past tense verbs, grammar, vocabulary expansion and the culture of Spanish speaking regions. The course is conducted in Spanish and focuses on grammatical topics equivalent to those covered in Spanish 102.

Earned units for this course are applicable to an Associate Degree.


THEATRE ARTS

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THART 100

3.00 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATRE

This course focuses on the relationship of theatre to various cultures throughout history, and on the contributions of significant individual artists. This course introduces students to elements of the production process including playwriting, acting, directing, design, and criticism. Students will also survey different periods, styles, and genres of theatre through play reading, discussion, films, and viewing and critiquing live theatre, including required attendance of theatre productions.