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Course Descriptions


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.


ACCT 030

4 UNITS

FEDERAL AND STATE INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAXATION

This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of federal and state individual income taxation. Actual tax forms are studied. Comprehensive individual tax returns are prepared.

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 is designed to introduce various types of employee compensations and the current federal and state payroll taxes system. Various types of payroll taxes forms are discussed and prepared.

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


ACCT 200

4 UNITS

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

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

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

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

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.

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


ADJUS 102

3 UNITS

PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

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

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

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

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


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.


ADJUS 106

3 UNITS

PRINCIPLES OF INVESTIGATION

PREREQUISITE: None.

Principles of various types of investigations utilized in the justice system, including concepts of investigation, and the analysis, evaluation, preservation and documentation of evidence. Includes dealing with the public, techniques for handling crime scenes, interviews, evidence, surveillance, follow-up, technical resources, and case preparation.

Associate Degree Applicable
Course credit transfers to CSU.


ADJUS 107

3 UNITS

CONCEPTS OF ENFORCEMENT SERVICES

This course examines the theories, philosophies, and concepts related to the role expectations of line enforcement officers. The emphasis is focused on patrol, traffic and public service responsibilities and their relationships to the administration of justice.

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


AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

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ASL 109

4.00 UNITS

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I

Students develop communication skills in American Sign Language including the alphabet, basic vocabulary and grammar of ASL. Both receptive and expressive abilities are emphasized. Students review the characteristics of the deaf community and culture.


ASL 110

4.00 UNITS

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II

The course is second in a series of four ASL courses designed for the student to develop proficiency in ASL usage. Students continue to develop basic conversational skills with emphasis on expanding vocabulary and comprehension/production skills. There are four basic categories: cultural awareness, grammatical features, vocabulary development, and conversational skills.


ASL 111

4.00 UNITS

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III

PREREQUISITE: ASL 110.

Students continue to develop conversational skills in American Sign Language and expand their vocabulary and grammar of ASL. Students review primary issues in deaf culture and strengthen their understanding of deaf awareness. Emphasis is on idiomatic constructions as well as comprehension and production skills.

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


ASL 112

4.00 UNITS

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IV

This course is designed to help students acquire communicative competency in American Sign Language, both comprehension and production skills within the contexts of literature and story telling. Emphasis is on cultural awareness, grammatical features, vocabulary development, and conversational skills.

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

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course introduces archaeology, its methods and contributions, in an anthropological context. Interested in the material record of the human past, topics in this course include cultural resource management, seriation, interpretation of finds, and selected case studies.


ANTHRO 102

3 UNITS

CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is an introduction to the anthropological study of human diversity and culture. This course explores human practice, organization, communication, difference, identity, thought, and expression.


ANTHRO 103

3.00 UNITS

ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD

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

This course studies food from a holistic anthropological perspective. It examines production and consumption of food around the world and across time, and it investigates the variability of the cultural meanings and ecological roles of particular food resources and practices.

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 introduces concepts and methods used to study the human species in a scientific, evolutionary framework. Topics covered include evolutionary theory, genetics, the fossil record of human ancestors, comparative primatology, human variation, and interactions between biology and culture.

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


ANTHRO 106H

3 UNITS

BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY - HONORS

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

This course introduces concepts and methods used to study the human species in a scientific, evolutionary framework. Topics covered include evolutionary theory, genetics, the fossil record of human ancestors, comparative primatology, human variation, and interactions between biology and culture. This course is intended for 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.


ANTHRO 108

3.00 UNITS

NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS

This course provides an anthropological view to the study of indigenous peoples and cultures of North America. This course encourages critical thought about anthropological scholarship on the identities and experiences of indigenous peoples and communities of North America. Topics covered include North American Indian origins, culture areas, representations of North American Indians, tribes and legislation, and key issues facing North American Indian communities today.

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


ANTHRO 109

3 UNITS

VISUAL CULTURE AND ART

This course explores approaches to visual culture and art in the discipline of anthropology. Included in the course is a survey of diverse visual and artistic practices, study of the relations between power and sight, and introduction to the methods of visual anthropology.

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


ANTHRO 110

3 UNITS

MAGIC, WITCHCRAFT, AND RELIGION
( THIS COURSE IS ALSO OFFERED AS RELIG-110 )

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is a comparative study of spiritual and religious practices, past and present, including magic, witchcraft, shamanism, and totemism. It entails study of syncretism, change, and the role of spiritual and religious practice in society.

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


ANTHRO 125

3.00 UNITS

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

This course provides a foundation for the study of language from an anthropological perspective. Topics studied fall into two main categories: the structure of language and the use of language in cultural contexts. Topics include language ideologies, speech communities, and the relation between culture and language.


ARCHITECTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

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ARCH 110

2.00 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE

This course explores the professional and academic path of the architect and aspects of the architect's relation to allied professions. Lectures will include licensing, academic options and pathways, history of the profession, practice, design theory, structures, and personal goal setting. Guest speakers and an office visit will provide students a firsthand opportunity to observe multiple aspects of the profession.


ARCH 111

2.00 UNITS

SKETCHING AND DESIGN VISUALIZATION

This introductory course in architectural visualization and drawing techniques will focus on how to communicate three-dimensional designs in a two-dimensional medium. Sketching and hand drafting and sketch-up media will be used in developing skills.


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.


ARCH 146

3 UNITS

HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE: RENAISSANCE THROUGH MODERN

This is a survey course of Western architectural history, from the Renaissance period to modern times including a comparative study of architecture and architects with an emphasis on people, locations, structures, materials, and methods of construction.

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


ART

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ART 100

3 UNITS

ART HISTORY: THE STONE AGE TO THE MIDDLE AGES

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: 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
( FORMERLY ART-102H )

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H.

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.

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


ART 103

3.00 UNITS

ART APPRECIATION

This course is an introduction to two- and three-dimensional art from a multicultural perspective. Art in a historical and worldwide context, the function of art in society, art processes, and visual vocabulary are examined.

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


ART 105

3.00 UNITS

HISTORY OF MODERN ART

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 the major stylistic movements, ideologies, and artists that comprise the Modern period in art from the 19th century through the 20th century. Traditional art forms and newer media are discussed, especially in relation to technological, cultural, political, racial and social histories.

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


ART 107

3.00 UNITS

ART HISTORY: AFRICA, OCEANIA AND THE AMERICAS

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

The course provides a survey of art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas. This includes an examination of the religious and social factors influencing art, artifacts, and architecture.

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


ART 108

3.00 UNITS

ART OF MEXICO AND MESOAMERICA

The course is a survey of Mexican and Mesoamerican art from Precolumbian times through the 21st century.


ART 124A

3.00 UNITS

BEGINNING DRAWING

The course is a progressive study of form, space, and concept employing a wide range of subject matter and traditional drawing media. Instruction focuses on perceptually based drawing, observational abilities and creative responses to traditional drawing materials and subject matter. Topics include the theory and analysis of perspective in two- and three-dimensional composition such as the various means of representing three-dimensional forms in space through aerial and linear perspective.


ART 124B

3.00 UNITS

INTERMEDIATE DRAWING

This course is a review of essential concepts of drawing and the development of intermediate-level drawing skills. The focus of instruction will be on the development of an individual thematic approach to drawing and study of complex subject matter, advanced compositional concerns, advanced color theory, traditional and experimental drawing media and surfaces.


ART 124C

3.00 UNITS

ADVANCED DRAWING

This class focuses on how to develop an original body of drawings in various subjects, media, and surfaces that reflects the knowledge of advanced drawing techniques with a focus on preparing their portfolio for upper division courses at the university and college level and display in the gallery environment. Typical subjects covered in this class will include developing a body of original artwork that expresses the student's personal style, portfolio development for upper division coursework, gallery preparation, presentation of finished artwork with appropriate matting and framing, and writing a formal artist statement.


ART 126A

3.00 UNITS

BEGINNING PAINTING

The course is a progressive study of the fundamentals of painting and painting materials including techniques of composition, color theory, brushwork, and technique, as well as creative responses to materials and subject matter. Topics include the appropriate use of traditional color theory with artistic brush application on prepared surfaces.


ART 126B

3.00 UNITS

INTERMEDIATE PAINTING

This course is a review of essential concepts and skills of painting and the development of intermediate-level painting skills. Development of original concepts for painting and the study of complex subject matter, advanced compositional concerns, using alternative and experimental surfaces and media.


ART 126C

3.00 UNITS

ADVANCED PAINTING

This course will focus on the development of an original body of paintings in various subjects, media and surfaces that reflects the student's knowledge of advanced painting techniques with an emphasis on preparing their artwork for upper division courses at the university and college level and display in the gallery environment.


ART 161

3.00 UNITS

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

This introductory course focuses on photography as a creative medium. Emphasis in the course is on the creative skills required to make effective images using digital cameras and computer software. Students will supply their own camera.


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 100

4.00 UNITS

GENERAL BIOLOGY

This is an introductory course for non-majors emphasizing the scientific method in investigating the origins, physiology, ecological roles, and comparative characteristics of living organisms.


BIOL 104

3 UNITS

HUMAN ECOLOGY

The course presents the ecological consequences of human resource use and population growth. Emphasis is placed on earth's life support systems and current environmental problems threatening human health and species survival.


BIOL 155

4.00 UNITS

INTRODUCTORY ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

This course is an introduction to human anatomy and physiology. The course is intended to meet the prerequisite for students entering the Psychiatric Technician program or other professional programs that accept a lecture/lab course in human anatomy and physiology.


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.
DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: BIOL 100.

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 provides a foundation for pre-allied 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: nervous, skeletal, muscular, nervous, digestive system, and metabolism. Course includes dissections of preserved specimens.


BIOL 251

4.00 UNITS

HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II

This is the second semester of a two-semester sequence that introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of human anatomy and physiology. This course provides a foundation for pre-professional majors or others interested in the advanced study of human biology. Topics include fluid and electrolyte balance and the following body system: integumentary, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, endocrine, and reproductive. The course includes dissections of preserved specimens.

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


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.


BIOL 261

4.00 UNITS

HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

This course is the second semester of a two-semester sequence. It builds on an understanding of structure to explain the dynamic functions of the human body to a cellular level. Topics include physiology of the following systems: muscular, skeletal, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive. Homeostatic mechanisms and the interrelationships of body organ systems are emphasized and enhanced with clinical illustrations.


BIOL 270

5.00 UNITS

MICROBIOLOGY

This course is a formal introduction to the principles of microbiology and immunology. The pathogenesis of and immunity to infectious diseases are discussed.


BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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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.

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


BUSAD 050

3.00 UNITS

BUSINESS MATH

This course covers fundamental mathematical calculations and their application to business problems. Topics include payroll, pricing, interest and discount, commission, taxes, and other pertinent uses of mathematics in the field of business (Formerly BUSAD 150).

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


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 103

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.


BUSAD 105

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 106

3.00 UNITS

PRINCIPLES OF SELLING

This course covers the problems of analyzing the sales talk, making an adequate approach, meeting objectives, excuses and techniques of closing the sale, and the psychology involved in selling services, goods, ideas and one's own personality. (Formerly BUSAD 106)

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


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.

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


BUSAD 110

3.00 UNITS

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

This course is a survey of the objectives, functions, and practices in the management of employee relations, and the impact of employee relations on the effective achievement of the organization's goals.


BUSAD 112

3.00 UNITS

PRINCIPLES OF RETAILING

This course will cover the role of retailing in serving the needs of the community, including analysis of consumer needs, store locations, financial requirements and legal processes of starting a retail operation.

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


BUSAD 120

3.00 UNITS

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT/LEADERSHIP

This course is designed for business majors and examines the primary dimensions of the management process including planning, organizing, decision-making and controlling organizational activity. Development of effective management and leadership skills through hands-on simulation exercises.

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


BUSAD 127

3.00 UNITS

BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

PREREQUISITE: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H.

This course is a study of the principles and role of business communication and the need for communication skills in a global marketplace. Emphasis is placed on written communications, including business letters, proposals, resumes and other business documents. A considerable amount of time is devoted to planning, organizing, outlining and grammar and writing style.

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


BUSAD 151

3.00 UNITS

HUMAN RELATIONS

This course provides a basic understanding of human interactions in the workplace, focusing on the roles of the individual, the group, and the organization as a whole.


BUSAD 210

3.00 UNITS

BUSINESS LAW

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.

Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


CHEMISTRY

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CHEM 101

4 UNITS

INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY

This course provides a foundation for the concepts of chemistry and includes the study of physical and chemical properties of substances, measurements, atomic structure, the periodic table, chemical equations, states of matter, and basic organic and biochemistry.


CHEM 104

4 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

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


CHILD DEVELOPMENT

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CD 075

3.00 UNITS

FAMILY CHILD CARE PRACTICES

This course is designed to meet the specific needs of the family child care provider including business practices, curriculum and guidance of children.


CD 105

3 UNITS

CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

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

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


CD 105H

3.00 UNITS

CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT - HONORS
( FORMERLY CD-105 )

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 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. This course is intended for students in the Honors Program but is open to all students who desire more challenging course work.


CD 108

3.00 UNITS

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course explores prominent theories related to early childhood development, typical and atypical development of children from two to eight years, contextual influences, and methods of studying the development of young children.

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


CD 113

3 UNITS

PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN

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.


CD 114

3.00 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO CURRICULUM

This course presents an overview of knowledge and skills related to providing appropriate curriculum for young children from birth to age six.


CD 115

3.00 UNITS

HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION

This course is an introduction to the laws, regulations, standards, policies, procedures and early childhood curriculum related to child health, safety and nutrition.

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


CD 126

3 UNITS

CHILD, FAMILY, AND THE 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.


CD 134

3.00 UNITS

LANGUAGE, LISTENING AND LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN

This course emphasizes the process of language acquisition in children; the examination of children's literature; teaching strategies and experiences which promote language development and listening skills.


CD 136

3.00 UNITS

CREATIVE ART EXPERIENCES FOR CHILDREN

This course focuses on establishing an environment for young children that cultivates and nourishes their creativity and aesthetic sense. Course includes art activities and experiences.


CD 138

3.00 UNITS

TEACHING IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY

This course is an examination of the development of social identities in diverse societies including theoretical and practical implications affecting children, families, programs, teaching, education and schooling.


CD 185

3.00 UNITS

INFANT/TODDLER GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

This course explores the physical, social-emotional, cognitive and language development of children from birth to age three. It fulfills the California licensing requirements for Infant Center personnel.


CD 186

3.00 UNITS

INFANT AND TODDLER CURRICULUM

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is a survey of program and curriculum planning for infants and toddlers child and education settings, including early intervention and inclusive programs, emphasizing curriculum and principles and practices of quality care and developmentally appropriate practices specific to infants, toddlers and two-year-old children, birth to three years.

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


CD 270

3.00 UNITS

ADULT SUPERVISION AND MENTORING IN EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION

PREREQUISITE: CD 105 or CD 105H.

This course presents methods and principles for supervising student teachers, volunteers, staff, and other adults in early care and education settings.

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


CD 271

3.00 UNITS

ADMINISTRATION I: PROGRAMS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

PREREQUISITE: CD 105 or CD 105H and CD 126.

This course is an introduction to the administration of early childhood programs. It covers program types, budget, management, regulations, laws, development and implementation of policies and procedures. This course also examines the administrative tools, philosophies, and techniques needed to organize, open, and operate and early care and education program

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


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.

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


COMMST 111

3.00 UNITS

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

Interpersonal communication examines the dynamics of the communication process within the context of interpersonal relationships (those with friends, families, romantic partners, and co-workers).


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.

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


COMMST 174

3 UNITS

INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

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.


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.

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


COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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CIT 010

3 UNITS

BEGINNING KEYBOARDING AND WORD PROCESSING

This course covers the fundamentals of keyboarding including operation of a standard keyboard by touch. It includes instruction and practice in formatting a variety of personal and business documents, such as letters, reports, and tables. The use of speed and accuracy drills designed to develop a keyboarding speed of 30 words per minute for five minutes will be utilized. 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.

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.


CIT 021

4.00 UNITS

WORD PROCESSING: COMPREHENSIVE MICROSOFT WORD

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: CIT 010 or CIT 100.

This course focuses on the production of professional quality documents using Microsoft Word comprehensive features: creating office documents, set up tabs and margins, set text in columns or tables, apply graphic elements, perform mail merge, sorting, numbering, bullets, symbols, prepare multiple page documents, using headers and footers, quick parts, themes and styles, references, forms, table of content, indexing, macros, and preparing 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 045

3.00 UNITS

MEDICAL INSURANCE BILLING AND CODING

PREREQUISITE: CIT 010 and CIT 144.

This course covers ICD/CPT coding, insurance terminology, computerized billing, claims management, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

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


CIT 048

3.00 UNITS

MEDICAL OFFICE PROCEDURES

PREREQUISITE: CIT 010 and CIT 144.

The course covers law and ethics, data entry, appointment scheduling, and billing procedures using computer software to provide real life medical office scenarios.

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


CIT 051

3.00 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS

This course introduces the health information technology (HIT) utilized in electronic health records (EHR) systems and fiscal management. This course is part of a new medical coding and billing certificate.


CIT 091

3 UNITS

COMPUTER NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS (CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY)

Cisco Academy first course introduces the fundamentals of computer networking.

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


CIT 092

3 UNITS

BASIC SWITCHING AND ROUTING (CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY)

PREREQUISITE: CIT 091.

This course is both the second course in a four course sequence preparing students to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification examination and the preparation for the CCENT certification exam.

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


CIT 099

3.00 UNITS

CISCO CERTIFIED NETWORK ASSOCIATE SECURITY

This course prepares students for entry-level security specialist careers. The course includes hands-on activities with networking equipment.


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.

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


CIT 101

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER LITERACY

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: CIT 010 or CIT 031.

This course is an introduction to fundamental Information Technology / Information Systems concepts and Information Security. The course includes practical exercises with spreadsheet, database, and Internet applications.

Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


CIT 102

3 UNITS

ADVANCED COMPUTER LITERACY

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

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

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


CIT 110

4.00 UNITS

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY ESSENTIALS

This course provides an introduction to the computer hardware and software skills needed to help meet the growing demand for entry-level ICT professionals. The fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an ICT professional will be introduced. Preparation for CompTIA's A+ certification exam.

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


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.

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


CIT 116

3 UNITS

DATABASE MANAGEMENT: ACCESS

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.

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


CIT 128

3.00 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO LINUX OS

This is an introductory course to the LINUX Operating System and basic linux Operating System environment and commands. These course will cover file system navigation, Graphic User Interfaces(GUI) such as GNOME and KDE, file permissions, the Linux text editors, command shells, and basic network commands. This course is mapped to LINUX LPI Level 1 guidelines.

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


CIT 140

3.00 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

The course presents a systematic methodology for analyzing a business problem or opportunity, determining what role, if any, computer-based technologies can play in addressing the business need.


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.

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


CIT 160

3.00 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY

An introduction to the fundamental principles and topics of Information Technology Security and Risk Management at the organizational level. It addresses hardware, software, processes, communications, applications, and policies and procedures with respect to organizational Cybersecurity and Risk Management.


CIT 215

3 UNITS

DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

PREREQUISITE: None.
DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: CIT 101.

An introduction to the components of relational database management including data definition language, data manipulation language, screen generation, the use of report writers, and Structured Query Language (SQL).

Associate Degree Applicable
Course credit transfers to CSU.


CIT 232

3 UNITS

COMPUTER NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS

This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP (Internet Protocol) addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for further study of computer networks. It provides preparation for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.


COMPUTER SCIENCE

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CS 075

3.00 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO WEB DEVELOPMENT

This course introduces the basic technologies to create, modify, and deploy web technologies and media content using feature-rich web animation applications and coding Integrated Development Environment.


CS 076

3.00 UNITS

ANDROID APP DEVELOPMENT

This course will cover Android Developer Fundamentals and basic Android programming concepts and build a variety of apps, starting with Hello World and working their way up to apps for business solutions and game development. Creating assets for applications and utilities is also covered.


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 both CSU and UC.


CS 120

4 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL BASIC.NET

PREREQUISITE: MATH 952.

This is an introduction to the Visual Basic.NET programming language.

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


CS 130

3 UNITS

DISCRETE STRUCTURES

This course surveys discrete structures used in computer science with an emphasis on applications. Topics covered include: functions, relations, and sets; basic logic; proof techniques; basics of counting; graphs and trees; and discrete probability.

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


CS 170

4 UNITS

ASSEMBLY LANGUAGE

PREREQUISITE: CS 110.

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.

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


CS 190

4 UNITS

PROGRAMMING IN C++

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

PREREQUISITE: CS 110.

An introduction to Java. Topics include object-oriented design, multiple platform environment, program logic structures, graphical user interface, Java Applet, and recursion.


CS 220

4.00 UNITS

ADVANCED VISUAL BASIC.NET PROGRAMMING

Advanced programming using Visual Basic .NET with emphasis on software development and maintenance. Topics include object-oriented design, multiple class modules, interface and linking, windows and Internet controls, and database access.


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

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

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.


CORREC 103

3 UNITS

GANS AND CORRECTIONS

PREREQUISITE: None.

This course is designed to provide students with a base of knowledge as it relates to the impact of gangs in both correctional and community settings. It includes a review of the types of gangs, history, and criminal activities associated with gangs.

Associate Degree Applicable
Course credit transfers to CSU for elective credit only.


CORREC 106

3.00 UNITS

PROBATION AND PAROLE

A study of the application of probation and parole procedures in the criminal justice system. Community corrections with probation as an entity of the courts and parole as an entity of corrections are the main focus of this course.


CULINARY ARTS

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CULART 225

1.00 UNITS

SANITATION AND SAFETY

This course focuses on the sanitation and safety issues involved with handling food through the food service process. Topics include the prevention of food borne illnesses; responsibilities of the food service manager and employees; the characteristics of a food-safe facility; food safety guidelines; and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system and Serve Safe.


DIESEL

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DIESEL 021

4.00 UNITS

HEAVY-DUTY DIESEL ENGINES

This course covers theory and practical shop work in the repair, operation, and maintenance of heavy-duty industrial diesel engines and fuel injection systems.


DIESEL 023

4.00 UNITS

HEAVY-DUTY TRUCK SUSPENSION AND STEERING

This course covers theory and practical shop work in the construction, operation, and repair of heavy-duty truck suspension and steering components including principles of hydraulic and pneumatic steering and suspension systems.


DIESEL 064

4.00 UNITS

AUTO/TRUCK ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

This course covers basic electrical theory, use of meters, test equipment, wiring diagrams, diagnosis and repair/replacement of major electrical components of automobiles and trucks.


ECONOMICS

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ECON 100

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS

PREREQUISITE: None.

Survey of the American economy and the development, functioning and significance of economic institutions. Emphasis on economic growth, the national debt, inflation and international economic problems.

Associate Degree Applicable
Course credit transfers to CSU.


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.

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


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.

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


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.

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


ECON 208

4.00 UNITS

BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC STATISTICS

This course is a study of statistical methods commonly used in business and economics including measures of central tendency; measures of dispersion and skewness; probability concepts and distributions; statistical inferences; parametric and non-parametric hypothesis testing; index numbers time series analysis; simple regression, and correlation analysis.


ELECTRONICS

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ELECTR 220C

3.00 UNITS

F.C.C. RULES AND REGULATIONS

This course is a review of the requirements and questions for the General Radiotelephone Operator's License offered by the Federal Communications Commission.


ENGLISH

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ENGL 015

4.00 UNITS

PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE WRITING

This is a writing course designed to prepare students for ENGL 101. The primary focus is on the development of the paragraph and short essay. The course includes a review of grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation.


ENGL 086

1.00 UNITS

STRATEGIES FOR COLLEGE COMPOSITION

This course provides support for English 101, including strategies for college level reading, writing and critical thinking.

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


ENGL 087

2.00 UNITS

FUNDAMENTALS FOR COLLEGE COMPOSITION

This course provides intensive support for English 101, including fundamentals for successful college level reading, writing and critical thinking.


ENGL 101

4 UNITS

FRESHMAN COMPOSITION

PREREQUISITE: 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

PREREQUISITE: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H.

This course provides further work in argumentative and critical writing, critical thinking, analysis of non-fiction texts (and a work of literature), research and documentation.

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


ENGL 141

3.00 UNITS

MYSTERY AND DETECTIVE FICTION

This course will introduce the student to mystery and detective fiction as a literary genre and as popular literature.


ENGL 151

3.00 UNITS

FRESHMAN COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE

This course includes the study of representative works of fiction, poetry, and drama, including an understanding of their cultural, historical and aesthetic contexts, as well as an emphasis on the fundamental principles of literacy criticism and interpretation, including student writing based on critical reading.


ENGL 161

3 UNITS

WOMEN WRITERS

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 161 is the transferable equivalent of ENGL 061. A student taking ENGL 161 may not earn credit for ENGL 061.


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 course is also offered as RELIG 175. ENGL 175 is the transferable equivalent of ENGL 075. A student taking ENGL 175 may not earn credit for ENGL 075.


FILM, TELEVISION, & ELEC MEDIA

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FTVM 101

3.00 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC MEDIA

This course introduces the history, structure, function, economics, content, and evolution of radio, television, film, the internet, and new media. The course includes the social, political, regulatory, ethical, and occupational impact of electronic media. (FORMERLY RTVF 100)


FTVM 130

3.00 UNITS

SURVEY OF TV STUDIO AND FILM PRODUCTION

This course introduces theory, terminology and operation of a single camera, multi-camera television studio and control room. Topics include studio signal flow, directing, theory and operation of camera and audio equipment, switcher operation, fundamentals of lighting, graphics, video control and video recording and real-time video production. (Formerly RTVF 130)


FOODS AND NUTRITION

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FN 162

3.00 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO FOOD AND NUTRITION

This course introduces the scientific concepts of nutrition related to the function of nutrients in the basic life processes. Emphasis is on individual needs, food sources of nutrients, current nutritional issues and diet analysis.


GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS

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GIS 039

1.00 UNITS

GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEMS (GPS) FIELD TECHNIQUES

This course introduces students to the principles of the GPS and demonstrates its application to GIS. Basic components are covered, including satellites, ground control stations, antennae, and receivers. GIS background or work experience in the field are necessary and recommended to succeed in this course.


GIS 100

3.00 UNITS

MAP INTERPRETATION AND GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS

This class is an introduction to maps, images and geospatial techniques and technologies. The technologies covered in this course include map and aerial photograph interpretation, tabular data, spatial statistics, cartography, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Internet mapping, remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), all of which aid in data collection, analysis and presentation.


GIS 130

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)

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

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), including the history of automated mapping. The course includes a brief introduction to basic cartographic principles, including map scales, coordinate systems and map projections.


GIS 133

3.00 UNITS

GIS CARTOGRAPHY AND BASE MAP DEVELOPMENT

The course introduces the fundamental concepts and cartographic conventions of map making. Specific topics covered include history of cartography, projections, map symbology, typography, color, map layouts and visualization.


GIS 134

3.00 UNITS

DATA ACQUISITION AND MANAGEMENT

This course addresses the interpretation and understanding of a variety of data formats available in GIS. It introduces the fundamental concepts of primary GIS data creation and discusses quantitative techniques for collection, classification, and management of geographical data.


GIS 135

3.00 UNITS

SPATIAL ANALYSIS WITH GIS

This course is an introduction to spatial analysis with fundamental concepts and analytical procedures used to simplify complex spatial modeling. Students are provided with GIS tools and techniques needed to perform spatial analysis and spatial modeling.


GIS 137

3.00 UNITS

ADVANCED GIS APPLICATIONS

This course provides hands-on training in advanced applications of GIS using ArcView and ArcInfo, and a review of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) for customizing ArcGIS. It includes introduction to ArcGIS Server, ArcIMS, and building maps and models for publishing to the web.


GEOGRAPHY

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GEOG 100

3.00 UNITS

MAP INTERPRETATION AND GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS

This class is an introduction to maps, images and geospatial techniques and technologies. The technologies covered in this course include map and aerial photograph interpretation, tabular data, spatial statistics, cartography, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Internet mapping, remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), all of which aid in data collection, analysis and presentation.


GEOG 102

3.00 UNITS

CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY

This course provides an introduction to the interrelationship between people and the environment. It includes population trends, regional analyses, and livelihood patterns. There is an emphasis on historical development, diffusion of agriculture, languages, religions, and urban development.

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


GEOG 106

3.00 UNITS

GEOGRAPHIC PERSPECTIVES ON THE ENVIRONMENT

This course is an introductory study of the latest geographic perspectives of critical environmental issues occurring within and across multiple geographic scales. It instills an awareness of the geography of human-environment relationships, in particular how nature and natural resources are defined, contested, distributed, and consumed.


GEOG 110

3.00 UNITS

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

Within a human-environment framework, students will review basic physical elements of geography, with emphasis on weather, climate, water, soil, landforms, native animal life and natural vegetation, and their interrelationships and patterns of distribution on a worldwide basis. GEOG 111/GEOG 111H is strongly recommended for students who desire to transfer to CSU/UC. It is recommended that students complete GEOG 111/GEOG 111H within three years of completing GEOG 110.

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


GEOG 111

1.00 UNITS

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY LABORATORY

This is the laboratory companion for the GEOG 110 physical geography lecture course. This course is recommended for students concurrently enrolled in GEOG 110 or who have successfully completed the course within the last three years. Students will apply lecture principles to in-class, hands-on, and field exercises.


GEOG 114

4.00 UNITS

WEATHER AND CLIMATE

This course covers Earth's atmospheric phenomena, with special reference to causes and regional distribution of weather and climate, both past and present. Topics include atmospheric structure and composition, solar radiation and energy balances, temperature, seasonal changes, atmospheric moisture, clouds and fog, precipitation, air pressure, winds, air masses and fronts, cyclones, weather forecasting, climate, and climate change. Emphasis will be given to current environmental topics, including natural and anthropogenic global climate change, air pollution, and global dimming.


GEOG 118

3.00 UNITS

CALIFORNIA GEOGRAPHY

This course provides a thematic approach to the state's issues, processes and topics relevant to geography including climate, landforms, natural vegetation, water resources, cultural landscape, ethnic diversity, urban and agricultural regions, and the economy. This course explores the physical and human landscapes that have evolved as a result of the human-environment interface.

Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


GEOG 120

3 UNITS

WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY

This course provides an introduction to world regional geography, emphasizing the nature of major cultural regions of the world. Through a comprehensive regional analysis, students will learn social structures, religions, languages, political systems, economics, environmental relationships, transportation networks, population dynamics, and urban development across the globe.


GEOG 130

3.00 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)

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

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), including the history of automated mapping. The course includes a brief introduction to basic cartographic principles, including map scales, coordinate systems and map projections. GIS hardware and software are explored, as are various applications of GIS technology used in environmental science, business and government.


GEOLOGY

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GEOL 101

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY

This course is an introduction to the study of the Earth, with emphasis on the materials that make up the Earth. It emphasizes Plate Tectonics, the processes that created the continents and the ocean basins, and the processes that change the landscape.


GEOL 112

4.00 UNITS

HISTORICAL GEOLOGY

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: GEOL 101 and GEOL 111.

This course reviews the geologic history of the Earth. Specific topics include the planet's origin and chronological processes that produce major continental and oceanic features, plate tectonics, stratigraphy, interpretation of Earth history from rock and fossil records, and the evolutionary development of plant and animal life. Students should anticipate participating in one or more field trips.

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


GEOL 122

3.00 UNITS

ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY

This course introduces the relationships among geologic processes, natural resources, and the needs of society. Topics include natural hazards such as earthquakes, landslides, and mudflows; mineral and energy resources; and the particular problems associated with urbanization, resource use, and pollution. Students should anticipate participating in one or more field trips.


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.


HEALTH 103

3.00 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO HOLISTIC HEALTH

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H.

This course is an introduction to health and healing practices involving the integration of physical, mental, spiritual, and social resources. Emphasis is placed on health promotion and prevention of disease, and how we become self-advocates in promoting our own well-being with the assistance of health care professionals.

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


HEATING, VENT, AC, AND REFRIG

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HVAC/R 001

4.00 UNITS

HVAC/R FUNDAMENTALS

This course covers basic principles of refrigeration, refrigerants, refrigeration components and tools; repair and testing of refrigeration units; and basic brazing and soldering.


HISTORY

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HIST 100

3 UNITS

UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1877

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.


HIST 101

3 UNITS

UNITED STATES HISTORY: 1865 TO PRESENT

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 107

3.00 UNITS

THE UNITED STATES AND THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS

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

This course is a history of Native Americans in the region of the current day United States from the time preceding European colonialism to the present.

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

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

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 presents a comparative approach to understanding various racial and ethnic groups and their experiences through major social, political, economic, and cultural events in United States history.


HIST 138

3.00 UNITS

AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1877

As a general survey of African-American history to 1877, this course will analyze and detail the creation and development of African-American culture. This course examines key historical events and movements, such as the Atlantic slave trade, colonial and antebellum slavery, slave resistance, and the role of Free Blacks.


HIST 139

3.00 UNITS

AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY 1877 TO PRESENT

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

This course will emphasize the various social, political, and economic forces that have shaped the lives of African Americans from Reconstruction to the current time period. Topics include the post Reconstruction South, the Great Migration, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, the conservative backlash , and the trials and triumphs of the 21st century.

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


HIST 140

3.00 UNITS

CHICANO HISTORY

This course provides a survey of United States history from the Chicano perspective, with an emphasis on the 1840s to the 21st century.


HIST 145

3.00 UNITS

HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA

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

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

This course covers the development of human societies from their origins to 1500. Particular emphasis placed on a comparative approach between the world?s major civilizations, including an examination of social structure and daily life, evolution of complex political systems, cultural values and economic developments.


HIST 171

3 UNITS

WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500

This course is a survey of world history from 1500 to present. There is a comparative approach to the study of specific themes including political, social, and economic change, as well as religious and cultural development.


HIST 176

3.00 UNITS

COMPARATIVE HISTORY OF GENOCIDE AND WAR CRIMES

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

This course teaches the comparative history of genocide and war crimes during the 20th and 21st centuries. Students will study the phenomenon in a cross-cultural framework and will learn about the various socio-cultural and political organizations that have combatted genocide and rendered it a criminal act under international law.

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


HUMAN SERVICES

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HUMSV 130

3.00 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO ADDICTION STUDIES

This course provides an exploration of the psychological, sociological, and physical causes and effects of substance use disorder. Also included, are overviews of the biopsychosocial nature of addiction; the impact of addiction on children, families and society; contemporary treatment and prevention approaches; and the addiction counseling profession. (FORMERLY HUMSV 181)


HUMSV 133

3.00 UNITS

PHARMACOLOGY

The biological impact of alcoholism and other drug dependencies, emphasizing the treatment and recovery process and the role of medical professionals are reviewed in this course. This course is approved for continuing education credit for nurses. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #01480 for 45 contact hours. (Formerly HUMSV 188)


HUMSV 135

3.00 UNITS

PREVENTION, INTERVENTION AND RECOVERY

This course provides a comprehensive overview of theories and strategies for the prevention and intervention and recovery of substance use disorders. (Formerly HUMSV 189)


HUMSV 140

3.00 UNITS

CASE MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC SERVICE

This course provides an overview of the history, theories, skills and knowledge of case management in public social service settings.


HUMSV 147

3.00 UNITS

CAREER SPECIALIST

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course provides an introduction to the field of career counseling including interviewing techniques, assessment tools, job opportunities, and models for developing occupational options.

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


HUMSV 167

3.00 UNITS

CRISIS INTERVENTION

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

This course examines the history, definitions, models and techniques of crisis intervention strategies including interviewing, assessment, and community resources/referral. Analysis of types of crises, common dangers and coping methods will be presented.


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.

Course credit transfers to CSU.


HUMSV 173

3.00 UNITS

HELPING AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

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

This course offers a practical study of helping strategies and interpersonal skills. The focus is on the use of techniques to improve communication, better evaluate relationships, and resolve conflicts. This course qualifies for continuing education for nurses. Provider approved by the California board of Registered Nursing, provider number 01480, for 45 contact hours.

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


HUMSV 179

3 UNITS

LEGAL/ETHICAL ISSUES IN HUMAN SERVICES

PREREQUISITE: None.

This course is a study of the interpretation and practice of the legal/ethical responsibilities and liabilities encountered in providing and utilizing Human Services with special focus on privileged relationships, counseling, and confidentiality.

Associate Degree Applicable
Course credit transfers to CSU.


HUMSV 181

3.00 UNITS

ALCOHOL/DRUG STUDIES: INTRODUCTION

An exploration of the psychological, sociological, and physical causes and effects of alcohol and drug abuse is provided in this course. This course is approved for continuing education for nurses. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #01480 for 45 contact hours.

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


HUMSV 189

3.00 UNITS

ALCOHOL/DRUG: PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION

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

This course provides a comprehensive overview of theories and strategies for the prevention and intervention with alcohol and drug abuse.

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


KINESIOLOGY

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KIN 200

3.00 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND KINESIOLOGY

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

This introductory course provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human movement. An overview of the importance of the sub-disciplines in kinesiology will be discussed along with career opportunities in the areas of teaching, coaching, allied health, and fitness professions.

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


KIN 202

3.00 UNITS

HISTORY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT IN THE UNITED STATES

This course is designed to explore the evolution of sport and physical activity. Topics include historical and philosophical influences from ancient societies through the present.

Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


KIN 203

3.00 UNITS

THEORY OF COACHING

This course explores the issues and problems facing the coach today. Topics include the philosophies, theories and principles of developing and maintaining an athletic program. This course is designed for coaches at various levels from youth to high school varsity.


KIN 231

3.00 UNITS

FIRST AID AND CPR

This course provides instruction on emergency care and treatment of illnesses and injuries including training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillation (AED). Students who successfully pass all CPR/AED and First Aid requirements will receive a CPR/AED and First Aid card.

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


KIN 236

3.00 UNITS

STRESS MANAGEMENT AND WELLNESS

A study of stress with emphasis on the physiological, psychological, and sociological issues throughout the lifespan. Topics include: recognition and analysis of symptoms of stress, scientific studies, assessment tools, fitness programs, meditation, yoga, nutrition, weight control, and healthy habits that enhance health and well-being.

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


KINESIOLOGY (ADAPTED)

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KINA 186A

1.00 UNITS

ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION: BEGINNING STRETCHING AND STRESS REDUCTION

This course is designed to teach students with disabilities how to improve range of motion for various muscles in the human body using beginning level stretching techniques. This course also teaches basic techniques for stress reduction. A completed adapted physical education participation form may be required prior to participation in this class.


KINA 186B

1.00 UNITS

ADAPTED: INTERMEDIATE STRETCHING AND STRESS REDUCTION

This course is designed to teach students with disabilities how to improve range of motion for various muscles in the human body using intermediate level stretching techniques. This course also teaches intermediate level techniques for stress reduction. A completed adapted physical education participation form may be required prior to participation in this class.


KINA 186C

1.00 UNITS

ADAPTED: ADVANCED STRETCHING AND STRESS REDUCTION

This course is designed to teach students with disabilities how to improve range of motion for various muscles in the human body using advanced stretching techniques. This course also teaches advanced techniques for stress reduction. A completed adapted physical education participation form may be required prior to participation in this class.


KINESIOLOGY (ATHLETICS)

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KINX 110BX

0 UNITS


KINESIOLOGY (FITNESS, SBVC)

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KINF 108A

1.00 UNITS

BEGINNING WEIGHT TRAINING

The course is designed to teach beginning level students? safe and proper technique for resistance exercises. Students will use free weights and universal machines to develop muscle strength and endurance. Students of all ability levels will receive individual instruction and personally tailored programs.


KINF 108B

1.00 UNITS

INTERMEDIATE WEIGHT TRAINING

The course is designed to teach safe and proper intermediate level techniques for resistance exercises, including multi-joint movements. Students will use free weights and universal machines to develop muscle strength and endurance. Students of all ability levels will receive individual instruction and create personally tailored programs.


KINF 108C

1.00 UNITS

ADVANCED WEIGHT TRAINING

The course is designed to teach safe and proper advanced level technique for resistance exercises. Students will use free weights, olympic platforms, and universal machines to develop muscle strength and endurance through multi-joint and Olympic lift exercises. Students of all ability levels will receive individual instruction and create personally tailored programs.


KINF 112A

1.00 UNITS

BEGINNING BODY CONDITIONING

This course is designed to teach beginner level fitness concepts and movement skills to improve overall cardiovascular fitness, as well as muscular strength and endurance. Instruction will be modified to accommodate students of all fitness and skill levels.


KINF 112B

1.00 UNITS

INTERMEDIATE BODY CONDITIONING

This course is designed to teach intermediate level fitness concepts and movement skills to improve overall cardiovascular fitness, as well as muscular strength and endurance.


KINF 112C

1.00 UNITS

ADVANCED BODY CONDITIONING

This course is designed to teach advanced level fitness concepts and movement skills to improve overall cardiovascular fitness, as well as muscular strength and endurance.


KINF 138A

1.00 UNITS

BEGINNING PHYSICAL FITNESS

This course is a structured exercise class designed to help students participate in a beginning level exercise program including cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and flexibility training. Instructor guided equipment orientation, fitness testing, and exercise technique are provided.


KINF 138B

1.00 UNITS

INTERMEDIATE PHYSICAL FITNESS

The course is a structured exercise class designed to help intermediate level students develop and participate in a balanced exercise program including cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and flexibility training. Instructor guided equipment orientation, fitness testing, exercise technique, and individualized programming are provided.


KINF 138C

1.00 UNITS

ADVANCED PHYSICAL FITNESS

This course is a structured exercise class designed to help advanced level students develop a balanced exercise program including cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and flexibility training. Instructor guided equipment orientation, fitness testing, exercise technique, and individualized programming are provided.


LEARNING SKILLS AND TUTORING

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LST 001

1.00 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.


LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY

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LIB 063

3.00 UNITS

SURVEY OF LITERATURE FOR LIBRARY TECHNICIANS

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is a brief examination of literature and literary genres for the library student to ensure effective Readers' Advisory interaction with patrons of all ages and reading interests.

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


LIB 064

3.00 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARY SERVICES

This course is an introduction to types of libraries and library services.

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


LIB 065

3 UNITS

PUBLIC SERVICES

PREREQUISITE: LIB 064.
DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015.

This course is an introduction to the public services departments and their functions in the modern library.


LIB 066

3 UNITS

ACQUISITIONS

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015.

This course is an introduction to the process of materials acquisition in the modern library.


LIB 067

3 UNITS

CATALOGING AND CLASSIFICATION

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of the cataloging and classification of library materials.


LIB 070

3.00 UNITS

LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY AND COMPUTER SERVICES

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 and LIB 064.

This class is an introduction to the application and integration of automation systems and computer in libraries.

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


LIB 073

2.00 UNITS

LIBRARY DIGITAL ARCHIVES AND RESOURCES

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 and LIB 064.

This course introduces archival theory and methods with a focus on digital media storage and preservation, including born-digital and digitized materials.

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


LIB 110

3.00 UNITS

INFORMATION LITERACY AND RESEARCH

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015.

This is an introductory course covering the skills needed to effectively access library and online information sources, to critically evaluate the information retrieved, and to practice ethical behavior in regard to information technology.

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


MATHEMATICS

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MATH 962

5.00 UNITS

ARITHMETIC AND PREALGEBRA

This course is an introduction to mathematical properties, including the fundamental operations of whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions, and percent. Topics also include exponential notation, linear equations in one variable, algebraic word problems, variables, polynomials, and the appropriate operation rules for rational numbers, whole numbers and integers.


MATH 095

4 UNITS

INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA

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 096

5.00 UNITS

ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA

This combined course in algebra includes the concepts typically introduced in Elementary and Intermediate Algebra.

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.

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


MATH 103

4.00 UNITS

PLANE TRIGONOMETRY

PREREQUISITE: MATH 095 or MATH 096 or eligibility for MATH 103 as determined through the SBVC assessment process.

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

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


MATH 108

4 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS

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

Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


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.

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


MATH 151

4.00 UNITS

PRECALCULUS

PREREQUISITE: MATH 102 and MATH 103 or eligibility for MATH 151 as determined through the SBVC assessment process.

This course provides foundational skills to facilitate success in calculus. Topics include polynomials and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of nonlinear equations and inequalities, parametric and polar equations, trigonometric functions, and limits.

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 251

4.00 UNITS

SINGLE VARIABLE CALCULUS II

This second course in calculus provides further application of definite integrals, differentiation and integration of transcendental functions, techniques of integration, L'Hopital's rule and improper integrals, infinite sequences and series, Taylor and power series, polar and parametric equations.


MUSIC

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MUS 100

3.00 UNITS

MUSIC APPRECIATION

This course introduces students to music in western civilization and methods of music listening. Included in this course are guidelines for music selection, cross-cultural studies in music, the role of women in creating music, and history of art music, popular music, world music, and jazz.

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


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.


MUS 105

3.00 UNITS

AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC

This course traces the social history of America through its music. It examines the popular music of America from the Colonial period up to current times. The course compares the works of popular American composers and the musicians that performed them.


MUS 106

3.00 UNITS

HISTORY OF JAZZ

This course studies the origin and development of Jazz from the birth of Blues to the present Day. It is a chronological study that includes discussions of major performing artists, composers, lyricist and arrangers. Included is a study of the impact on Western culture that Jazz has had in the last one hundred years.

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


MUS 107

3.00 UNITS

MUSIC OF THE WORLD

This course is a survey of traditional and folk music of the Americas, Europe, Near-Middle-Far East and sub-Saharan Africa. This course introduces students to the instrumental and vocal techniques, musical structures and performance context within selected cultures of these areas.


OCEANOGRAPHY

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OCEAN 101

3 UNITS

ELEMENTS OF OCEANOGRAPHY

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: ENGL 015 or eligibility for ENGL 101 as determined by the SBVC assessment process and MATH 942.

This course explores the geological processes that created the ocean basins, chemistry of sea water, physical motions of the oceans, and the interrelationships of biological communities with their physical environments. It is recommend that transfer students also enroll in the companion OCEAN 111, Elements of Oceanography Laboratory.

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


OCEAN 111

1.00 UNITS

ELEMENTS OF OCEANOGRAPHY LABORATORY

This hands-on course introduces students to techniques of oceanography, including bathymetry, charts, and methods of studying the physical ocean environment. This course is recommended for students concurrently enrolled in OCEAN 101 or who have successfully completed the course within the last three years.


PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY

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PHT 062

3.00 UNITS

PHARMACOLOGY I

This course applies the therapeutic uses of medications as they are administered to the human body systems and its classifications emphasizing basic indications, drug dosages, dosage forms, routes of administration, side effects, special directions of use, and drug interactions.


PHT 064

3.00 UNITS

PHARMACY CALCULATIONS

In this course students apply mathematical skills to the calculation of medication dosages, intravenous solutions, and pharmacy operations.


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.

Course credit transfers to both CSU and UC.


PHIL 101H

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY - HONORS
( FORMERLY PHIL-101 )

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

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.


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

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

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

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

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 112

3 UNITS

PHILOSOPHY IN LITERATURE

PREREQUISITE: None.

This course addresses ethical and metaphysical themes as presented in literature from the classical to the modern period. Philosophical problems such as freedom and determinism, the nature of virtue, the meaning of death, and the individual's relationship to the state and the structure of reality are explored through the encounter with novels, plays, short stories, and film.

Associate Degree Applicable
Course credit transfers to CSU and UC.


PHIL 180

3 UNITS

DEATH AND DYING

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

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.


PHYSICS

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PHYSIC 101

4 UNITS

INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS

This is an introductory algebra based physics course. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of motion, forces, energy, momentum, waves, light, electricity, magnetism, and concepts of modern physics.


PHYSIC 210

4.00 UNITS

MODERN PHYSICS

This is a calculus based physics course in modern physics. Topics include relativity, quantum mechanics, atoms, molecules, condensed matter, nuclear, and particle physics.


POLITICAL SCIENCE

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POLIT 100

3 UNITS

AMERICAN POLITICS

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

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.


POLIT 138H

3.00 UNITS

SERVICE LEARNING: STUDENT LEADERSHIP - HONORS

This course is a service learning course designed for the development of leadership skills through participation in student government or other campus activities. The topics covered include: community college governance, collaborative problem solving, student issues, methods of effective advocacy, parliamentary procedures, relevant laws, and the challenges and opportunities of social diversity. This course is intended for students in the Honors Program but is open to all students who desire more challenging course work.


POLIT 141

3.00 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO WORLD POLITICS

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

An introduction to world politics (international relations), this course surveys the major actors, processes and issues that inform international relations, including foreign policy, war and peace, international organizations, global political economy, human rights, international law, the global environment, and sustainable development.

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
( FORMERLY PSYCH-100H )

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

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.


PSYCH 100H

3 UNITS

GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY - HONORS
( FORMERLY PSYCH-100 )

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

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 102

3 UNITS

PERSONAL AND SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course provides students with an understanding of how scientists, clinicians, and practitioners study and apply psychology to everyday life. Research and theory from psychology and other disciplines are applied to many factors such as culture, gender, ethnicity, etc. across a person's life.

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


PSYCH 105

4.00 UNITS

STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

This class focuses on statistics as applied to the social sciences and includes such topics as measurement, frequency distributions, correlation, sampling, statistical inference, and hypothesis testing.


PSYCH 110

3.00 UNITS

ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

Survey of theory and research in abnormal behavior exploring causes and types of psychological disorders along with intervention and prevention strategies.


PSYCH 111

3 UNITS

DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: LIFESPAN

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.


PSYCH 112

3 UNITS

DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

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


PSYCH 118

3.00 UNITS

HUMAN SEXUAL BEHAVIOR

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course provides an overview of the field of human sexuality through examining human sexuality from psychological, biological, sociocultural, and historical perspectives.


PSYCH 141

3.00 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course will introduce the scientific study of 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 introduces the history, structure, function, economics, content, and evolution of radio, television, film, the internet, and new media. The course includes the social, political, regulatory, ethical, and occupational impact of electronic media.


RTVF 101

3.00 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA AESTHETICS AND CINEMATIC ARTS

An introductory course on the aesthetics, history, literature, creative techniques, depiction of social cultures, history, and values in film.


RTVF 102

3 UNITS

ANNOUNCING AND PERFORMING IN ELECTRONIC MEDIA

This course will give instruction and practice in performing and announcing. Topics include interpretation of copy, news casting, music continuity, interviewing, and the operation of audio equipment while performing. Students will practice commercial material and improvisational announcing.

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


RTVF 104

3 UNITS

BASIC WRITING FOR BROADCASTING

This course provides instruction and practice in writing and editing news for radio and television, including rewriting from the internet, news sources, and other documents.


RTVF 120

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO AUDIO PRODUCTION

This course serves as an introduction to the theory and practice of audio production for radio, television, film and digital recording applications. Students will learn the fundamentals of sound design and aesthetics, microphone use, and digital recording equipment. Students gain hands on experience recording, editing, mixing and mastering audio.

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


RTVF 131

3 UNITS

DIGITAL VIDEO EDITING

This course includes theory and practice in digital video editing techniques including exploring various editing programs; basic editing techniques; use of effects, titles, and graphics; capturing and importing; custom software settings; and exporting.


RTVF 132

3.00 UNITS

LIGHTING AND CINEMATOGRAPHY

This course introduces the student to the equipment and techniques of lighting design and motion picture cinematography using digital film. Students will work on a significant film project.


RTVF 134

3.00 UNITS

ACTING AND DIRECTING FOR TELEVISION AND FILM

This course provides instruction and practice in acting and directing for television and film, including voice, poise, and character development.


READING AND STUDY SKILLS

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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. Assignments are based on diagnostic tests, which identify strengths and weaknesses in reading comprehension and vocabulary.

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


READ 100

3.00 UNITS

COLLEGE ACADEMIC READING

PREREQUISITE: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined through the SBVC assessment process.

This course is designed to improve reading and learning processes, reading comprehension and critical thinking strategies as applied to all stages of academic reading. Emphasis will be on the integration and synthesis of academic text.

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


READ 102

3 UNITS

CRITICAL READING AS CRITICAL THINKING

PREREQUISITE: READ 100 or 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.


READ 620

0 UNITS

READING SKILLS

This noncredit, self-paced course is designed for students requiring basic reading skills instruction, including, but not limited to, phonics, dictionary usage, vocabulary development, syllabication, and beginning reading comprehension skills.


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 068

3 UNITS

REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL: RESIDENTIAL

This course addresses the purpose of appraisals, appraisal process, and the different methods, approaches, and techniques used to determine the value of various types of property. Successful completion of this course meets elective qualification for salesperson or broker licensing approval.


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

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: 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 076

3.00 UNITS

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: REALST 100.

This course is a study of the history and role of the professional property manager. The topics covered include, leases, lease negotiations, tenant relations (both residential and commercial properties), liability issues, record keeping and thorough management operations.

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


REALST 080

3.00 UNITS

ESCROW PROCEDURES

This course covers methods and techniques of escrow procedures emphasizing the legal and ethical responsibilities of professionals engaged in escrow and real estate work.


REALST 100

3 UNITS

REAL ESTATE PRINCIPLES

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.


RELIGIOUS STUDIES

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RELIG 100

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIOUS STUDIES

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

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.

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


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.

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


RELIG 101

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO WORLD RELIGIONS

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

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.


RELIG 110

3 UNITS

MAGIC, WITCHCRAFT, AND RELIGION

This course is a comparative study of spiritual and religious practices, past and present, including magic, witchcraft, shamanism, and totemism. It entails study of syncretism, change, and the role of spiritual and religious practice in society.

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


RELIG 135

3 UNITS

RELIGION IN AMERICA

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

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

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

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.


RELIG 175

3 UNITS

THE LITERATURE AND RELIGION OF THE BIBLE
( THIS COURSE IS ALSO OFFERED AS ENGL-175 )

PREREQUISITE: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H.

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.

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


RELIG 180

3 UNITS

DEATH AND DYING

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

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 an introductory study of the basic concepts, theoretical approaches, and methods of sociology. Included in this examination are the social influences on human behavior, social structure, culture, socialization and the self, group dynamics, social stratification, and global patterns, with an emphasis on social institutions.


SOC 100H

3 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY - HONORS

PREREQUISITE: ENGL 015 or eligibility for ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H as determined by the SBVC assessment process.
DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: MATH 962 or eligibility for MATH 090 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is an introductory study of the basic concepts, theoretical approaches, and methods of sociology. Included in this examination are the social influences on human behavior, social structure, culture, socialization and the self, group dynamics, social stratification, and global patterns, with an emphasis on social institutions. This course is intended for 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 both CSU and UC.


SOC 110

3 UNITS

SOCIAL PROBLEMS

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is an examination of contemporary social issues in the United States including causes, consequences, interventions, and solutions, with an emphasis on social institutions and other topics such as crime, inequalities, substance abuse, and the role of power and ideology in the construction and definitions of social problems.

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


SOC 110H

3.00 UNITS

SOCIAL PROBLEMS - HONORS

This course is an examination 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. This course is intended for students in the Honors Program, but is open to all students who desire more challenging work.

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


SOC 130

3 UNITS

FAMILY SOCIOLOGY

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is an examination of the family as a social institution. Topics include historical and contemporary trends, social stratification, intimacy and relationships, and social forces that influence the family.


SOC 135

3.00 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO CRIME

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is a sociological examination of crime, criminality, and deviance in society with a focus on types of deviant and criminal behaviors, history, and patterns in the United States. Topics include sociological theories, definition and measurement of crime, cultural values and norms related to deviance, social inequality, criminal justice system, and the laws and methods used to control crime and deviance.

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


SOC 141

3 UNITS

RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is a sociological examination of racial and ethnic groups. Topics include historical, cultural, political, and economic practices and social institutions that support or challenge racism, and contemporary issues related to racial and ethnic inequalities, and relations in the United States with some focus on global trends.


SOC 145

3 UNITS

SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is an examination of the social construction of gender, femininity, and masculinity in the United States. Topics include historical, cross-cultural, and societal forces and change that influence gender socialization, expectations, and practices with an emphasis on social institutions and some focus on global contemporary trends.


SOC 150

3 UNITS

AGING AND THE LIFE COURSE

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015 or eligibility for READ 100 as determined by the SBVC assessment process.

This course is a sociological examination of aging and the life course with an emphasis on aging as a social process. Topics include demographic trends, historical, cross-cultural, political, and economic forces that influence the experience of aging on individuals and families throughout the lifespan, communities, and societies, with some focus on global patterns.

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 101H

5.00 UNITS

COLLEGE SPANISH I - HONORS

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. This course is intended for students in the Honors Program, but it is open to all students who desire more challenging course work.


SPAN 102

5 UNITS

COLLEGE SPANISH II

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 102H

5.00 UNITS

COLLEGE SPANISH II - HONORS

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. This course is intended for students in the Honors Program but is open to all students who desire more challenging course work.


SPAN 103

4.00 UNITS

COLLEGE SPANISH III

In this intermediate level course students develop complex conversational, reading and writing skills, with emphasis on the subjunctive and hypothetical situations. This course expands vocabulary in the Spanish language and awareness of Hispanic culture.


SPAN 157

4.00 UNITS

SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS I

This course is intended for students with native or near-native proficiency in spoken Spanish. Reading and writing standard literary Spanish is emphasized. Students will develop an increased understanding of academic vocabulary, grammar, orthography, and punctuation. Oral proficiency will also be strengthened. Analyzing and discussing topical, cultural and historically-significant texts will allow students to increase cultural awareness of the Spanish-speaking world and to sharpen critical thinking skills. The course is conducted in Spanish.


STUDENT DEVELOPMENT

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SDEV 102

3.00 UNITS

PATHWAYS FOR COLLEGE AND LIFE SUCCESS

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015.

This introductory course is designed for students seeking direction in setting academic and life goals. A bio-psycho-social perspective will be used to highlight the person-environment dynamics crucial to a well-rounded preparation for academic and life success. Major topics will include evaluation of personal interests, abilities and values, educational planning, goal setting, and academic success strategies.

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


SDEV 103

3.00 UNITS

CAREER EXPLORATION AND LIFE PLANNING

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: READ 015.

This course is an in-depth study in career and life planning designed for students seeking direction in setting life, academic and career goals. A holistic perspective will be used to highlight the person-environment dynamics crucial to well-rounded preparation for a fulfilling career and life-span developmental achievements. Topics will include major choices, interviewing skills, cover letter and resume writing, and labor market trends.

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


THEATRE ARTS

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THART 100

3.00 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATRE

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

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.

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


THART 110

3.00 UNITS

VOICE AND DICTION FOR ACTORS

This course provides techniques of voice production for the stage. Theory and practice in developing vocal skills for performance such as relaxation, breathing, pitch, rate, articulation, volume, quality, characterization, and the use of dialects are included.


VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

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VOCED 600

0 UNITS

BLUEPRINT FOR WORKPLACE SUCCESS

This accelerated noncredit course is designed to provide students with the necessary tools and skills in order for them to create a "blueprint" for themselves with respect to the workplace. The topics covered include, but are not limited to, self-discovery, time management, job market realities, workplace skills (in-depth), effective communication, contacting employers, preparing for the interview, getting hired, and keeping your job. Each week there will be two topics covered.


VOCED 601

0 UNITS

CUSTOMER SERVICE IN THE WORKPLACE

This noncredit course is designed to provide students with the customer service skills required to interact with customers or clients in the workplace. The topics covered include understanding customer needs, listening to customers, and telephone customer service.


VOCED 602

0 UNITS

JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES

This noncredit course is designed to provide prospective employees with a support system that will assist them in preparation for the workforce. The topics covered but are not limited to: planning their job search, utilizing outside resources, the "hidden" job market, and job market research. After completing this course the student has an option to continue their education or become gainfully employed.


VOCED 603

0 UNITS

POSITIVE STRATEGIES FOR THE NEW EMPLOYEE

This noncredit course is designed to provide students with the knowledge to increase their level of customer services and colleague relations. The topics covered will include new employee skills, workplace culture, continuing education, and work-life balance.


WATER SUPPLY TECHNOLOGY

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WST 031

3.00 UNITS

WATER USE EFFICIENCY PRACTITIONER I

This introductory water conservation course is designed for students interested in working as a water use efficiency practitioner. It includes the expected range of knowledge required for the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Use Efficiency Practitioner I Certificate.

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


WST 034

3.00 UNITS

INTRODUCTION TO WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

This course explores the history and development of California water resources. In addition, the course covers the impact of environmental and economic water usage as well as water quality, water pollution and water resource regulations affecting our public drinking water. The basics of watershed management, water supply availability, ground and surface water hydrology as well as alternative sources of water such as the use of water conservation methods will be covered.


WST 037

3.00 UNITS

ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS

This course provides an overview of federal, state, and local laws pertaining to environmental protection and pollution prevention relating to water quality, air quality and solid waste. As a part of this course. environmental monitoring standards, regulatory agencies, inter-agency relationships and jurisdictions are explored.


WST 045

3.00 UNITS

BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICES

This course provides instruction in theory, testing, and maintenance of backflow prevention assemblies. It prepares journeyman plumbers and utility operators to take the American Water Work Association Backflow Prevention Certification test.


WST 052

3.00 UNITS

WATER TECHNOLOGY MATH

This vocational math course is recommended for students who are currently enrolled in water technology course(s). The course includes application of math to solve problems commonly encountered in water technology.


WST 061

3.00 UNITS

WATER DISTRIBUTION I

DEPARTMENTAL ADVISORIES: WST 052.

This introductory course in water distribution covers the configuration, operation and maintenance of a water distribution system. It prepares students for the State Water Resource Control Board (SWRCB) D1 and D2 certification tests. Successful completion of this course fulfills training required to apply for the SWRCB D2 certification exam.


WST 071

3.00 UNITS

WATER TREATMENT I

This introductory course includes processes required to treat source water into potable water. It prepares students for the California State Water Resource Control Board SWRCB) T1 certification test. Successful completion of this course fulfills the training required to apply for SWRCB T2 certification test.


WST 072

3 UNITS

WATER TREATMENT II

This advanced level course prepares students for journeyman level plant operations in the field of water treatment. The course covers the Expected Range of Knowledge (ERK) required to pass the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) examination at Water Treatment Operator III (T3) and Water treatment Operator IV (T4) level. Successful completion of this course fulfills the requirements for specialized training covering fundamentals of water supply principles required to apply for SWRCB Water Treatment Operator III (T3) and Water Distribution Operator III (D3) examinations.


WST 075

4.00 UNITS

WATER/WASTEWATER CHEMISTRY AND ANALYSIS

This course introduces students to the physical and chemical properties of substances commonly used in the treatment of water/wastewater and the role of laboratory analysis in the treatment processes. The course includes procedures and techniques used by plant operators in physical, chemical, and bacteriological examination of water/wastewater.


WST 081

3.00 UNITS

WASTEWATER COLLECTION I

This course focuses on the knowledge skills and abilities required to perform the essential duties of an entry-level collection system maintenance technologist and prepares students to take the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Collection System Certification exam at the Grade I level.


WST 082

3.00 UNITS

WASTEWATER COLLECTION II

This course focuses on the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential duties of a skilled or journey level collection system maintenance technologist and prepares students to take the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Collection System Certification exam at Grade II.


WST 091

3.00 UNITS

WASTEWATER TREATMENT I

This is an introductory course in wastewater treatment. The course covers material included in the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) grade I certification exam.

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