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    Apr 12, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition 
    
2022-2023 Catalog: September 2022 Edition [ARCHIVED]

Course List


Course Information

Below is a list of all courses available at IVC. To search for a particular course, use the Course Filter feature. If you are experiencing difficulty in using the keyword/phrase search, use the “Type” drop-down feature instead of the keyword search.

 

Human Development

  
  • HD 231 CHILD MALTREATMENT: IDENTIFICATION AND TREATMENT

    1 Unit - 1 hour lecture
    This course provides an overview of child maltreatment, including various types of abuse and neglect. The course examines the warning signs and consequences of maltreatment, as well as strategies for its prevention. Students receive instruction in the mandated requirements for and steps involved in reporting suspected cases of child maltreatment and available options for permanency planning, including foster care, kinship care and adoption. NR
  
  • HD 232 CHILDREN AND DIVORCE

    1 Unit - 1 hour lecture
    This course explores the common problems and concerns of families going through the process of divorce, focusing on the complexities of the experience from the child’s perspective. It examines children’s reactions to divorce and presents parents and teachers with practical information - concepts, insights, examples, and techniques - to help children through the experience. The course is of particular interest to parents, teachers, and childcare providers. NR
  
  • HD 251 TEACHING SCIENCE IN A PLAY-BASED EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM

    1 Unit - 1 hour lecture
    This course explores how a play-based early childhood program can help foster children’s understanding of science concepts in developmentally appropriate ways. Emphasis is on integrating a child-based approach and content standards. The theoretical perspectives of Piaget and Vygotsky provide a framework for teaching. The course is designed both for parents of young children and for early childhood educators and administrators seeking professional development. NR
  
  • HD 252 TEACHING LITERACY IN A PLAY-BASED EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM

    1 Unit - 1 hour lecture
    This course explores how a play-based early childhood program can help foster children’s emerging reading and writing abilities in developmentally appropriate ways. Emphasis is on integrating a child-based approach and content standards. Theoretical perspectives provide a framework for teaching. The course is appropriate for early childhood educators and parents of young children. NR
  
  • HD 253 DEALING WITH CHALLENGING CHILDREN

    1 Unit - 1 hour lecture
    Recommended Preparation: HD 7 /PSYC 7  and HD 15 /SOC 15  
    This course is useful for teachers in after/before school child care programs as well as teachers of children in middle childhood. It provides an overview of effective guidance and communication strategies for school age children with a focus on challenging behaviors seen in middle childhood. Principles of positive guidance and specific applications for addressing challenging behaviors will be emphasized. This course partially meets requirements for Title 22 licensing. NR
  
  • HD 266 PROGRAM PLANNING FOR SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN

    1 Unit - 1 hour lecture
    Recommended Preparation: HD 7  and HD 15   
    This course presents an integrated approach to School-Age Care (SAC). It provides the foundation of middle childhood theories and specific guidelines to ensure high program quality. Topics include: creating the SAC environment, incorporating best practices, applying procedures and policies, scheduling, planning curricula, and teaching social skills that will facilitate the prosocial development of children. This course partially meets Title 22 licensing requirements for SAC programs. NR
  
  • HD 267 STAFF DEVELOPMENT TOPICS FOR SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS

    1 Unit - 1 hour lecture
    Recommended Preparation: HD 7  and HD 15  
    This course prepares students to work as high quality child care providers with elementary aged children in after school care programs. Students will learn the developmental characteristics of elementary aged children, determine strategies for planning activities, handling problems and conflicts among children, and connecting with families. Meets Title 22 and Child Development Permit requirements for school-age childcare. NR
  
  • HD 268 GUIDANCE AND DISCIPLINE FOR SCHOOL-AGE CHILDCARE

    1 Unit - 1 hour lecture
    Recommended Preparation: HD 7  and HD 15  
    This course presents an overview of effective discipline and guidance techniques for school-age children. Emphasis is on principles of positive guidance, strategies for guidance, and specific applications for children ages five to twelve. The course partially meets Title 22 licensing requirements for school-age childcare. NR
  
  • HD 269 HOLIDAY AND SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN

    1 Unit - 1 hour lecture
    Recommended Preparation: HD 7  and HD 15   
    This course presents an integrated approach to school-age curriculum with an emphasis on planning and organizing programs for summer and holidays. It includes scheduling for full-day programs and planning, themes, activities, field trips, and long-term projects. Partially meets Title 22 licensing requirements for school-age childcare providers. NR
  
  • HD 271 RECREATION, SPORTS AND FITNESS FOR SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN

    1 Unit - 1 hour lecture
    Recommended Preparation: HD 7  and HD 15   
    This course presents an integrated approach to school-age curriculum with an emphasis on encouraging fitness. The course includes an overview of physical and motor skill development from ages five to twelve and factors that contribute to problems of weight and child obesity. Students explore specific activities - cooperative games, movement activities, and sports - to promote fitness and health. The course partially meets Title 22 requirements for school-age childcare providers. NR

Humanities

  
  • FILM 70 HISTORY OF FILM

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course examines the development of film as one of the dominant art forms of the 20th and 21st century. Important technical achievements, movements, filmmakers, and historical trends will be discussed chronologically. Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of landmark films that represent the most pivotal moments in film history. NR
  
  • FILM 71 INTRODUCTION TO FILM

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course offers an introduction to the narrative, thematic, and aesthetic and philosophical aspects of cinema. Students will examine a wide variety of films focusing on storytelling, staging, cinematography, acting, editing, sound, and film theory. Emphasis will be placed on the artistic quality of film and the development of technical methods used by filmmakers to present their ideas. Credit may be earned in either FILM 71 or 71H, but not both.  NR
  
  • FILM 71H INTRODUCTION TO FILM HONORS

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course offers an advanced introduction to the narrative, thematic, aesthetic, and philosophical aspects of cinema. Students will examine a wide variety of films focusing on storytelling, staging, cinematography, acting, editing, sound, and film theory. Emphasis will be placed on the artistic quality of film and the development of technical methods used by filmmakers to present their ideas. As an honors course, students will encounter more demanding film texts (including avant garde and experimental films) and readings in the areas of criticism and theory. Enriched assignments will require a higher level of engagement expressed in written and oral forms. Credit may be earned in either FILM 71  or FILM 71H, but not both.  NR
  
  • FILM 72 FILM AND AMERICAN CULTURE

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course introduces students to the critical study of the representation and construction of American culture in film. Lectures, readings and screenings focus on the cinematic depiction of values and major events, political and social realities, and the portrayal of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class. Special attention will be paid to issues unique to documentary films: objectivity and subjectivity, ethical considerations, aesthetic developments, and production practices. Credit may be earned in either FILM 72 or 72H but not both.  NR
  
  • FILM 72H FILM AND AMERICAN CULTURE HONORS

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course introduces students to the critical study of the representation and construction of American culture in film. Lectures, readings and screenings focus on the cinematic depiction of values and major events, political and social realities, and the portrayal of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class. Special attention will be paid to issues unique to documentary films: objectivity and subjectivity, ethical considerations, aesthetic developments, and production practices. As an honors course, students will encounter more demanding film texts as well as challenging readings in the areas of race, class, sexuality and gender criticism and theory. Enriched assignments will require a higher level of engagement expressed in written and oral forms. Credit may be earned in either FILM 72 or 72H, but not both.  NR
  
  • FILM 73 FILM GENRE STUDIES

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course examines the emergence of a category, or genre, of film within the context of film history. Each time the course is offered, it focuses one or more genres (e.g., the Western, gangster film, musical, film noir) and the societal and economic context in which specific film types emerge. Students view representative films in order to identify and analyze techniques and conventions unique to the genre under consideration. NR
  
  • FILM 74 FILM AND LITERATURE

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course analyzes films adapted from literary texts, and the relationship between these films and their source texts. Students read, discuss and analyze texts in order to explore themes, issues, and literary forms used to present them, and then view, discuss, and analyze the film adaptation of the text. Emphasis will be placed on the complex relationship between film and its literary source, especially the challenges of adapting the story from a literary audience to a film audience. HUM 74 is also listed as LIT 48 ; credit will be given in either area, not both. NR
  
  • FILM 75 INTRODUCTION TO TELEVISION STUDIES

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course introduces students to the critical study of television. Topics covered include formats and genres, historical and contemporary styles, regulations and public policy, the broadcast era, the cable revolution, digital innovations, convergence, and interactive television, and globalization. Course materials will also introduce students to several theories and critical methodologies for examining the construction and representation of society: media effects, active audience theories, Ideological criticism, textual analysis, semiotic analysis, cultural studies, and fan studies.  NR
  
  • HUM 1 INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course introduces students to themes central to humanistic inquiry and to the methodologies used to analyze artistic and written expressions that incorporate these themes. Students examine works of literature, art, architecture and philosophy chosen from a variety of historical periods and representative of distinctive approaches to the themes under discussion. Credit may be earned in either HUM 1 or 1H, but not both. NR
  
  • HUM 1H INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES HONORS

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course introduces students to themes central to humanistic inquiry and to the methodologies used to analyze artistic and written expressions that incorporate these themes. Students examine works of literature, art, architecture and philosophy chosen from a variety of historical periods and representative of distinctive approaches to the themes under discussion. This honors course will be enriched through limited class size, seminar format, more extensive writing assignments, and more challenging reading assignments. Credit may be earned in either HUM 1 or 1H, but not both. NR
  
  • HUM 2 THE CULTURE OF ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course introduces students to the literature, philosophy, and culture of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Students examine works that defined and reflected Greek and Roman cultural values and subsequently influenced later philosophical, artistic, and literary developments in the West. Primary sources include representative epics, dramas, and philosophical texts, and works of art and architecture that were instrumental in the development of what is known as the “classical tradition.” NR
  
  • HUM 3 THE CULTURE OF MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE EUROPE

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course provides a general introduction to European medieval and Renaissance culture from the 12th through the 17th centuries. Students closely consider and discuss major primary works of literature, history, philosophy, and the arts. NR
  
  • HUM 4 THE CULTURE OF THE MODERN WORLD: 1700 TO THE PRESENT

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    The course provides a general introduction to the emergence and development of modernism, modernity, and modern culture from the 17th century to the present, with an emphasis on Western civilizations. Students query the distinctive qualities and transformations of the “modern” world by considering selected primary works in philosophy, history, literature, criticism, and the arts. NR
  
  • HUM 10 INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL STUDIES

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Introduces students to the theories, methodologies and issues used in the field of cultural studies. Considers the political nature of knowledge, representation, and cultural identity, especially as it relates to subjectivity, identity, race, gender, sexuality, class, and colonialism. This course explores the history, nature, and strategies involved in cultural change and theorizes the emergence of cultural movements and practices. Field trips may be required. NR
  
  • HUM 20 RELIGION AND THE QUEST FOR MEANING

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course is an introduction to the study of religion as an academic discipline, exploring the key theoretical approaches to the nature of religious experience and its function in human society. The course focuses particularly on the nature and function of religious myth/narrative, ritual, art, architecture, doctrine, and experience. NR
  
  • HUM 21 INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN RELIGIONS

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course is intended to provide an introduction to the religions of Asia, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto and Pacific Island religions. This course will cover the history as well as key doctrinal, philosophical, devotional, ritual and social aspects of these religions, including an introduction to primary texts. NR
  
  • HUM 22 INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY, AND ISLAM

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course is a comparative study of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. The course addresses the historical origin, growth, major doctrines, rituals, texts and philosophical presuppositions of each religion under discussion. Special attention will also be given to the interaction among these religions from ancient times to the present. NR
  
  • HUM 27 WORLD RELIGIONS

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course is a comparative study of some of the major world religions focusing on Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism, and also covering Hinduism, Confucianism, and Taoism. The course addresses the historical origins, growth, major doctrines, rituals, and philosophical presuppositions of each world religion under discussion. NR
  
  • HUM 50 MYTHOLOGY

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course studies critical approaches to understanding myth in the comparative context of world mythology. Analyzes myths from various time periods, geographic locations, and cultural settings using a variety of critical methodologies including Freud, Jung, Levi-Strauss, Barthes, Rank, and Propp. NR

Interactive Media Arts

  
  • IMA 20 WRITING AND STORYBOARDING FOR GAMES

    3 Units - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Research and practice in the creation of an original story, to include storyboards, character development, plot structure and the design of both visual and verbal content. Course will study a variety of visual narrative approaches. Students will use an industry standard software to create animatics, a visual device for storytelling. NR
  
  • IMA 22 BASIC GAME ENGINE

    3 Units - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course is a visual introduction to basic game engine interaction. We study game design from concept to finished projects for playability on the PC and console. Topics include core concepts in visual scripting to include finite state machines, actions, variables, events, basic Artificial Intelligence (AI), and editing basics. Students will design and build four responsive environments. Student projects will focus on developing visual scripting skills using industry-standard software.

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  • IMA 27 ENVIRONMENTAL TEXTURING AND LIGHTING

    3 Units - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course is an introduction to Environmental Texturing and Lighting from concept to finished projects for games, virtual reality, film, emerging media, television, and the web. Topics include texturing 3D worlds, lighting 3D worlds, and output. Student projects will focus on developing conceptual and artistic skills using industry-standard software applications. NR
  
  • IMA 30 3D ANIMATION

    3 Units - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course is an introduction to 3D animation from concept to finished projects for games, virtual reality, film, emerging media, television, and the web. Topics include the 12 principles of animation and how they are applied to a variety of rigged models used in 3D animation. Student projects will focus on developing conceptual and artistic skills using industry-standard software applications. NR
  
  • IMA 35 FUTURE GAMING AND TOY DESIGN

    3 Units - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Future Gaming and Toy Design concentrates on developing skills for creating electronically enhanced games and interactive devices. Student gains depth understanding of a game engine, with introduction to various input and output devices for game engine content, such as virtual, augmented, mixed reality and projection, Arduino, and 3D printing. NR
  
  • IMA 40 INTRODUCTION TO GAME DESIGN

    3 Units - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Corequisite: IMA 98  
    This course is an introduction to game design from concept to finished projects for playability on the PC and console. Topics include basic level design, narrative development, prop design, and creating 3D environments. Student projects will focus on developing conceptual and artistic skills using industry-standard software applications. NR
  
  • IMA 46 CONCEPT DESIGN AND VISUAL DEVELOPMENT

    3 Units - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC credit pending
    Recommended Preparation: 2D illustration software like Photoshop or similar strongly recommended
    Concept Design and Visual Development studies designing a blueprint for constructing 3D worlds for immersive environments. Topics include applied color theory, lighting and world design using 2D software in preparation for 3D production. Emphasis is placed on manipulating the eye in an interactive environment, researching a cohesive world, and color as mood. NR
  
  • IMA 79 CHARACTER DESIGN AND LAYOUT

    3 Units - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: Art courses centered on drawing, sculpting and painting will increase student success.
    Character Design and Layout analyzes the concept design stage of game production. This is a critical stage of game production, as all employee hiring decisions and schedules are then built off of decisions made at this stage of pre-production. NR
  
  • IMA 88 3D CHARACTER ANIMATION II

    3 Units - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: IMA 30  
    This course focuses on intermediate skills in 3D character animation and an introduction to motion capture. Students advance their skills in 3d animation, to include character weight, advanced arcs, overlapping action, and dual character interaction. Student projects will focus on developing conceptual and artistic skills using industry-standard software applications. NR
  
  • IMA 89 RIGGING FOR 3D ANIMATION

    3 Units - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course focuses is on rigging a character for use in 3D character animation. Rigging is a term used for ‘making the 3D character animatable by building bones’. Students learn how to rig the face, body, and apply necessary movement constraints. Student projects will focus on developing technical skills using industry-standard 3D software. NR
  
  • IMA 90 ORGANIC MODELING

    3 Units - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course teaches modeling in a more sculptural software, Zbrush. IMA 90 is a course in 3D modeling as it pertains to constructing digital art assets for virtual worlds and fabricated physical objects. Course content covers 3D modeling and design from concept to finished projects for virtual worlds and physical product. Student projects will focus on developing conceptual and artistic skills using industry-standard software applications. NR
  
  • IMA 94 PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT-ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

    2.5 Units - 1.5 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: IMA 190 
    This course covers the development and presentation of an Environmental Design portfolio and team driven project. Emphasis is on the selection of appropriate work, conceptual improvement, and methods of presentation, including digital and traditional formats. Students will complete a professional resume, cover letter, and artist’s statement suitable for transfer or the job market. In addition, student will participate in a team project wherein they create an interactive media project in a professional production environment. NR
  
  • IMA 96 2D ANIMATION PRINCIPLES

    3 Units - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course is an introduction to 2D character design and animation from concept to finished projects for interactive media arts related industries. Topics include the principles of animation as they pertain to a hand drawn object or character. Student projects will focus on developing conceptual and artistic skills using industry-standard software applications. NR
  
  • IMA 97 2D ANIMATION PRINCIPLES II

    3 Units - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: IMA 96  
    This course builds upon the skills learned in IMA 96. Topics include a review of the principles of animation and industry tools, as well as advanced study in gesture, seeing, analysis, creativity, thinking, drawing and expression. Students will create art assets for immersive design media using industry standard methods. Student projects will focus on developing conceptual and artistic skills using industry-standard software applications. NR
  
  • IMA 98 3D MODELING FOR GAMES AND FILM

    3 Units - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Corequisite: IMA 40  
    This course is an introduction to 3D modeling from concept to finished projects for video and the Web. Topics include character design and modeling, prop design and modeling, and creating 3D environments. Student projects will focus on developing conceptual and artistic skills using industry-standard software applications. NR
  
  • IMA 99 VIRTUAL FILM PRODUCTION IN A GAME ENGINE

    3 Units - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course is a study of game engine specific digital filmmaking from concept to finished project for virtual reality, pre-visualization or theatrical release. Students will learn to create and tell a story within a virtual world.   Topics include environmental design, animation, player characters, interactions, prefabs, collections, heads up display, lighting, and particle systems as they relate to a linear story. Students will design and build environments. Student projects will focus on developing conceptual and artistic skills using industry-standard software applications. NR
  
  • IMA 191 PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT

    2.5 Units - 1.5 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU
    Prerequisites: IMA 20  or IMA 22  or IMA 27  or IMA 30  or IMA 35  or IMA 40  or IMA 79  or IMA 88   or IMA 90  or IMA 96  or IMA 98   

     
    This course covers the development and presentation of a professional interactive media arts portfolio for game level design. Emphasis is on the selection of appropriate work, conceptual improvement, and methods of presentation, including digital and traditional formats. Students will complete a professional resume, cover letter, and artist’s statement suitable for transfer or the job market. In addition, student will participate in a team project wherein they create an interactive media art project in a professional production environment. NR

  
  • IMA 192 PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT - 3D ANIMATION

    2.5 Units - 1.5 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU
    Prerequisites: IMA 20 , IMA 30 , IMA 88 , and IMA 89 .
    This course covers the development and presentation of a 3D animation / motion capture portfolio and team driven project. Emphasis is on the selection of appropriate work, conceptual improvement, and methods of presentation, including digital and traditional formats. Students will complete a professional resume, cover letter, and artist’s statement suitable for transfer or the job market. In addition, student will participate in a team project wherein they create an interactive media project in a professional production environment. NR
  
  • IMA 193 PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT - 2D MOTION

    2.5 Units - 1.5 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU
    Prerequisites: ART 85 , IMA 20 , IMA 96 , and IMA 79   
    This course covers the development and presentation of a professional fine art and graphic design portfo-lio. Emphasis is on the selection of appropriate work, conceptual improvement, and methods of presen-tation, including digital and traditional formats. Students will complete a professional resume, cover letter, and artist’s statement suitable for transfer or the job market. In addition, student will participate in a team project wherein they create an interactive media art project in a professional production envi-ronment. NR

Intercollegiate Athletics

  
  • IA 1 INTERCOLLEGIATE SPORTS OFF SEASON TRAINING

    3 Units - 10 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: Previous experience playing competitive athletics at the high school or club level.
    This course gives students an opportunity to train for intercollegiate athletics. R-E-3
  
  • IA 1A INTERCOLLEGIATE SPORTS OFF SEASON TRAINING A

    1.5 Units - 5 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: Previous experience playing competitive athletics at the high school or club level.
    This course gives students an opportunity to train for intercollegiate athletics. R-E-3
  
  • IA 2 INTERCOLLEGIATE MEN’S BASKETBALL

    3 Units - 10 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Limitation: Students must meet the COA eligibility requirement and pass a physical examination prior to intercollegiate competition.
    This course gives students an opportunity to train for and participate in men’s intercollegiate basketball. R-E-3
  
  • IA 3 INTERCOLLEGIATE MEN’S BASEBALL

    3 Units - 10 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Limitation: Students must meet the COA eligibility requirement and pass a physical examination prior to intercollegiate competition.
    This course gives students an opportunity to train for and participate in men’s intercollegiate baseball. R-E-3
  
  • IA 4 INTERCOLLEGIATE SAND VOLLEYBALL

    3 Units - 10 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Limitation: Students must meet the COA eligibility requirement and pass a physical examination prior to intercollegiate competition.
    Recommended Preparation: KNES 79  or two years of organized competitive playing experience strongly recommended.
    This course gives students an opportunity to train for and participate in intercollegiate sand volleyball. R-E-3
  
  • IA 6 INTERCOLLEGIATE MEN’S GOLF

    3 Units - 10 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Limitation: Students must meet the COA eligibility requirement and pass a physical examination prior to intercollegiate competition.
    This course is designed to give students an opportunity to train for and participate in men’s intercollegiate golf. R-E-3
  
  • IA 7 INTERCOLLEGIATE WOMEN’S GOLF

    3 Units - 10 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Limitation: Students must meet the COA eligibility requirement and pass a physical examination prior to intercollegiate competition.
    This course is designed to give students an opportunity to train for and participate in women’s intercollegiate golf. R-E-3
  
  • IA 9 INTERCOLLEGIATE MEN’S TENNIS

    3 Units - 10 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Limitation: Students must meet the COA eligibility requirement and pass a physical examination prior to intercollegiate competition.
    Recommended Preparation: KNES 26  or two years of organized competitive playing experience strongly recommended.
    This course gives students an opportunity to train for and participate in men’s intercollegiate tennis. R-E-3
  
  • IA 10 INTERCOLLEGIATE WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

    3 Units - 10 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Limitation: Students must meet the COA eligibility requirement and pass a physical examination prior to intercollegiate competition.
    Recommended Preparation: KNES 78  or organized competitive playing experience (including high school) strongly recommended.
    This course gives students an opportunity to train for and participate in women’s intercollegiate volleyball. R-E-3
  
  • IA 12 INTERCOLLEGIATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

    3 Units - 10 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Limitation: Students must meet the COA eligibility requirement and pass a physical examination prior to intercollegiate competition.
    This course give students an opportunity to train for and participate in women’s intercollegiate basketball. R-E-3
  
  • IA 13 INTERCOLLEGIATE WOMEN’S TENNIS

    3 Units - 10 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Limitation: Students must meet the COA eligibility requirement and pass a physical examination prior to intercollegiate competition.
    Recommended Preparation: KNES 28  or two years of organized competitive playing experience strongly recommended.
    This course gives students an opportunity to train for and participate in women’s intercollegiate tennis. R-E-3
  
  • IA 15 INTERCOLLEGIATE MEN’S SOCCER

    3 Units - 10 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Limitation: Students must meet the COA eligibility requirement and pass a physical examination prior to intercollegiate competition.
    Recommended Preparation: KNES 74  or two years of organized competitive playing experience.
    This course gives students an opportunity to train for and participate in men’s intercollegiate soccer. R-E-3
  
  • IA 18 INTERCOLLEGIATE WOMEN’S SOCCER

    3 Units - 10 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Limitation: Students must meet the COA eligibility requirement and pass a physical examination prior to intercollegiate competition.
    Recommended Preparation: KNES 74  or two years of organized competitive playing experience.
    This course gives students an opportunity to train for and participate in women’s intercollegiate soccer. R-E-3
  
  • IA 19 INTERCOLLEGIATE MEN’S VOLLEYBALL

    3 Units - 10 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Limitation: Students must meet the COA eligibility requirement and pass a physical examination prior to intercollegiate competition.
    Recommended Preparation: KNES 79  or two years of organized competitive playing experience strongly recommended.
    This course gives students an opportunity to train for and participate in men’s intercollegiate volleyball. R-E-3
  
  • IA 20 INTERCOLLEGIATE WOMEN’S BADMINTON

    3 Units - 10 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Limitation: Students must meet the COA eligibility requirement and pass a physical examination prior to intercollegiate competition.
    Recommended Preparation: KNES 13  or two years of organized competitive playing experience (including high school) strongly recommended.
    This course gives students an opportunity to train for and participate in women’s intercollegiate badminton. R-E-3
  
  • IA 101 INTERCOLLEGIATE ELECTRONIC SPORTS

    3 Units - 10 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU
    This course is designed for a competitive electronic sports team. Students will compete against other competitive electronic sports teams throughout the State of California at the community college and university level. IA 101 was formerly offered as IA 201. R-A-3
  
  • IA 121 STRENGTH TRAINING AND CONDITIONING FOR SPORT

    2 Units - 4.5 hours lab 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU
    This course is designed for students interested in strength training and conditioning methods specific to their sport. The course presents the principles and properties of a physiologically sound strength-training program, focusing on advanced modes of training, including free weights, machines, medicine balls, plyometrics, circuit training, and conditioning. R-E-3
  
  • IA 121 STRENGTH TRAINING AND CONDITIONING FOR SPORT

    1 Unit - .5 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU
    This course is designed for students interested in strength training and conditioning methods specific to their sport. The course presents the principles and properties of a physiologically sound strength-training program, focusing on advanced modes of training, including free weights, machines, medicine balls, plyometrics, circuit training, and conditioning. R-E-3

Japanese

  
  • JA 1 BEGINNING JAPANESE I

    5 Units - 5 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
     

    This course is designed to develop the fundamentals of communicating in Japanese, including listening comprehension, reading, writing, and basic conversation. The emphasis is on the comprehension of native spoken and written Japanese. The course introduces reading and writing Japanese syllabic symbols and selected Kanji characters. It also presents general aspects of Japanese daily life and culture. Throughout the course, grammar plays a supportive role in the acquisition of basic competency in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding Japanese. JA 1 is equivalent to two years of high school Japanese. Credit may be earned in either JA 1 or 1H, but not both. NR

  
  • JA 1H BEGINNING JAPANESE I HONORS

    5 Units - 5 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This honors course is designed to develop the fundamentals of communicating in Japanese, including listening, comprehension, reading, writing, and basic conversation. The emphasis is on the comprehension of native spoken and written Japanese. The course introduces reading and writing Japanese syllabic symbols and selected kanji characters. It also presents general aspects of Japanese culture. Throughout the course, grammar plays a supportive role in the acquisition of basic competency in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding Japanese. This honors course will be enriched through limited class size, an extensive research project, and a presentation in Japanese. JA 1H is equivalent to two years of high school Japanese. Credit may be earned in either JA 1 or 1H, but not both. NR
  
  • JA 2 BEGINNING JAPANESE II

    5 Units - 5 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: JA 1 or JA 1H or two years of high school Japanese.
    This course is designed to expand the fundamentals of communicating in Japanese, including listening comprehension, reading, writing, and basic conversation. Emphasis is on the comprehension of native spoken and written Japanese. Throughout the course, grammar plays a supportive role in the acquisition of basic competency in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding Japanese. The course expands upon Japanese syllabic symbols and selected kanji characters. It also presents general aspects of Japanese daily life and culture. Credit may be earned in either JA 2 or 2H, but not both. NR
  
  • JA 2H BEGINNING JAPANESE II HONORS

    5 Units - 5 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: JA 1  , JA 1H   or two years of high school Japanese.
    This honors course is designed to expand the fundamentals of communicating in Japanese, including listening comprehension, reading, writing, and basic conversation. Emphasis is on the comprehension of native spoken and written Japanese. Throughout the course, grammar plays a supportive role in the acquisition of basic competency in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding Japanese. The course expands upon Japanese syllabic symbols and selected kanji characters. It also presents aspects of Japanese daily life and culture. JA 2H is enriched with more rigorous writing assignments, research projects of Japanese culture that develop critical thinking, and an oral presentation in Japanese related to Japanese culture. Credit may be earned in either JA 2 or 2H, but not both. NR
  
  • JA 3 INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I

    5 Units - 5 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: JA 2 , JA 2H , or three years of high school Japanese.
    This is the first course in second-year Japanese. Students develop further skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing and expand their vocabulary and kanji character repertoire. There is increased emphasis on complex sentence structures and idiomatic expressions, as well as on Japanese history and culture. Japanese 3 is conducted in Japanese. NR
  
  • JA 4 INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II

    5 Units - 5 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: JA 3  or four years of high school Japanese.
    This is the second course in second-year Japanese. Develops student skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing with increased emphasis on complex sentence structures, idiomatic expressions, mastery of over 300 kanji characters and Japanese history and culture. Conducted in Japanese. NR
  
  • JA 10 INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATIONAL JAPANESE

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: JA 2 , JA 2H , or three years of high school Japanese.
    This course is designed to develop fluency in Japanese on various levels of expression. Conversations are centered on topics including current events, politics, cinemas, art, literature, theater, and other aspects of Japan and Japanese culture. NR
  
  • JA 21 INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE CULTURE

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: College-level English reading and writing and knowledge on the usage of Internet and technology.
    This course covers various aspects of Japanese culture. Areas of study include geography, history, literature, art, philosophy, religion, and customs of Japan. Students will study a variety of materials to discuss Japanese culture and its relationship to other cultures of the world. The class is taught in English, and no knowledge of Japanese is required.. NR
  
  • JA 21H INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE CULTURE HONORS

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: College-level English reading and writing and knowledge on the usage of Internet and technology.
    This course covers various aspects of Japanese culture. Areas of study include geography, history, literature, art, philosophy, religion, and customs of Japan. Students will study a variety of materials to discuss Japanese culture and its relationship to other cultures of the world. This JA 21H is enriched with extended reading and an additional writing project based on a novel, providing a deeper understanding of Japanese culture. The class is taught in English, and no knowledge of Japanese is required. Credit offered in JA 21 or JA 21H, but not for both. NR
  
  • JA 23 JAPANESE ANIME AND MANGA

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: RD 370 , ESL 80 , or WR 301  
    This course examines, analyzes, and discusses central themes and topics in Japanese culture and society through the lens of Japanese animation (anime) and printed cartoons/graphic novels (manga). Students also look into the work of key anime and manga artists to gain an insight into the evolution of these genres and how they have impacted the development of global popular culture. The class is taught in English. NR
  
  • JA 23H JAPANESE ANIME AND MANGA HONORS

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: RD 370, ESL 301, or WR 301
    This course examines, analyzes, and discusses central themes and topics in Japanese culture and society through the lens of Japanese animation (anime) and printed cartoons/graphic novels (manga). Students also look into the work of key anime and manga artists to gain an insight into the evolution of these genres and how they have impacted the development of global popular culture. This JA 23H is enriched with a guided research project to synthesize the lesson contents and apply the newly gained knowledge and skills to the analysis of an anime/manga phenomenon of student’s choice. The class is taught in English. Credit offered in JA 23 or JA 23H, but not for both. NR

Journalism

  
  • FILM 40 MASS MEDIA AND SOCIETY

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course introduces students to the complexity of media forms in society. Students will analyze media types, functions, responsibilities, practices, and influences as well as investigate the legal framework that governs the media, ethical considerations, historical developments in the various media, and the local and global aspects of both mass and personal media. The course is designed to increase critical awareness of how media and society influence each other. C-ID: JOUR 100. NR
  
  • JRNL 41 NEWSWRITING

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course focuses on newswriting and reporting for print, broadcast, and online media. Central topics include methods of newsgathering, interpreting significant news events, organizing and writing articles, using appropriate news style, and techniques of in-depth reporting. C-ID: JOUR 110. NR
  
  • JRNL 181 JOURNALISM FOR PUBLICATION

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU
    Recommended Preparation: WR 301 , JRNL 41  
    Students will gain valuable knowledge of interviewing, gathering information, news judgment, writing and editing news and feature stories for publication through a hands-on approach to publishing Irvine Valley College’s news website. Students will gain experience in all aspects of publishing online which will allow them to feel comfortable in transitioning to a four-year college publication. There will be field assignments outside the classroom. NR

Kinesiology

  
  • KNES 3A LIFE FITNESS CENTER I

    1 Unit - 0.5 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This combination lecture/lab course is designed to develop and encourage healthy attitudes and habits with regard to cardiovascular efficiency, body composition, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. The course covers the safe use of exercise equipment, the components of a balanced fitness program, basic nutrition, and pre- and post-testing of physical fitness. Students use state-of-the-art weight-training and cardiovascular equipment to enhance their fitness levels. NR
  
  • KNES 3B LIFE FITNESS CENTER II

    1.5 Units - 0.5 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This combination lecture/lab course is designed to develop and encourage healthy attitudes and habits with regard to cardiovascular efficiency, body composition, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. The course covers the safe use of exercise equipment, the components of a balanced fitness program, basic nutrition, and pre- and post-testing of physical fitness. Students use state-of-the-art weight-training and cardiovascular equipment to enhance their fitness levels. NR
  
  • KNES 3C LIFE FITNESS CENTER III

    2 Units - 0.5 hour lecture, 4.5 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This combination lecture/lab course is designed to develop and encourage healthy attitudes and habits with regard to cardiovascular efficiency, body composition, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. The course covers the safe use of exercise equipment, the components of a balanced fitness program, basic nutrition, and pre- and post-testing of physical fitness. Students use state-of-the-art weight-training and cardiovascular equipment to enhance their fitness levels. NR
  
  • KNES 4 WEIGHT TRAINING I

    0.5 Unit - 1.5 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course introduces the basic principles related to the acquisition of muscular strength and endurance. The course addresses the physiological adaptations that occur as a result of strength training. Students will explore training techniques as well as available equipment. KNES 4 may be taken once for a maximum of 1unit. NR
  
  • KNES 4 WEIGHT TRAINING I

    1 Unit - 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course introduces the basic principles related to the acquisition of muscular strength and endurance. The course addresses the physiological adaptations that occur as a result of strength training. Students will explore training techniques as well as available equipment. KNES 4 may be taken once for a maximum of 1unit. NR
  
  • KNES 5 WEIGHT TRAINING II

    0.5 Unit - 1.5 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: KNES 4  strongly recommended
    This course is designed to help students develop their physical strength through weight lifting. Students practice advanced methods and techniques of weight lifting and develop an individual program to improve their strength. KNES 5 may be taken once for a maximum of 1 unit. NR
  
  • KNES 5 WEIGHT TRAINING II

    1 Unit - 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: KNES 4  strongly recommended
    This course is designed to help students develop their physical strength through weight lifting. Students practice advanced methods and techniques of weight lifting and develop an individual program to improve their strength. KNES 5 may be taken once for a maximum of 1 unit. NR
  
  • KNES 6 WEIGHT TRAINING III

    0.5 Unit - 1.5 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: KNES 5  strongly recommended
    This course presents the principle and properties of a physiologically sound strength-training program, focusing on advanced modes of training. Students create a personalized workout regimen that includes free weights, machines, medicine balls, plyometrics, circuit training, and conditioning. KNES 6 may be taken once for a maximum of 1 unit. NR
  
  • KNES 6 WEIGHT TRAINING III

    1 Unit - 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: KNES 5  strongly recommended
    This course presents the principle and properties of a physiologically sound strength-training program, focusing on advanced modes of training. Students create a personalized workout regimen that includes free weights, machines, medicine balls, plyometrics, circuit training, and conditioning. KNES 6 may be taken once for a maximum of 1 unit. NR
  
  • KNES 7 WEIGHT TRAINING IV

    0.5 Unit - 1.5 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: KNES 6  strongly recommended
    This course reviews weight training principles and introduces powerlifting including equipment and safety techniques. Instruction includes proper protocols to successfully execute basic explosive and powerlifting exercises as well as nutritional factors related to individual strength and fitness performance. KNES 7 may be taken once for a maximum of 1 unit. NR
  
  • KNES 7 WEIGHT TRAINING IV

    1 Unit - 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: KNES 6  strongly recommended
    This course reviews weight training principles and introduces powerlifting including equipment and safety techniques. Instruction includes proper protocols to successfully execute basic explosive and powerlifting exercises as well as nutritional factors related to individual strength and fitness performance. KNES 7 may be taken once for a maximum of 1 unit. NR
  
  • KNES 10 INTRODUCTION TO SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course provides a thorough introduction to the principles of psychology as applied to the area of sport. The course explores individual personality differences and team dynamics as they apply to sporting performance; psychological techniques to enhance performance (hypnosis, cognitive-behavioral, imagery); and the profile of the ”mentally tough” athletic. Students explore mental training techniques and create applied performance routines. KNES 10 was formerly offered as KNES 101. NR
  
  • KNES 11 BADMINTON I

    0.5 Unit - 1.5 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course introduces the official singles and doubles games of badminton at the beginning level. Students practice basic strokes, footwork, strategies, rules, scoring, and court etiquette. KNES 11 may be taken once for 1 unit. NR
  
  • KNES 11 BADMINTON I

    1 Unit - 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course introduces the official singles and doubles games of badminton at the beginning level. Students practice basic strokes, footwork, strategies, rules, scoring, and court etiquette. KNES 11 may be taken once for 1 unit. NR
  
  • KNES 12 BADMINTON II

    0.5 Unit - 1.5 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: KNES 11  
    This course is designed to develop intermediate-level skills in both singles and doubles games. Students focus on individual stroke analysis, offensive and defensive strategies, court coverage, and match play in order to encourage a more powerful game. KNES 12 may be taken once for a maximum of 1 unit. NR
  
  • KNES 12 BADMINTON II

    1 Unit - 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: KNES 11  
    This course is designed to develop intermediate-level skills in both singles and doubles games. Students focus on individual stroke analysis, offensive and defensive strategies, court coverage, and match play in order to encourage a more powerful game. KNES 12 may be taken once for a maximum of 1 unit. NR
  
  • KNES 13 BADMINTON III

    0.5 Unit - 1.5 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: KNES 12  
    The course is designed to help the advanced badminton student improve specific skills and strategies in both singles and doubles games. Students work on refining their strokes and on analyzing/playing to their individual and team strengths and opponents’ weaknesses. KNES 13 may be taken once for a maximum of 1 unit. NR
  
  • KNES 13 BADMINTON III

    1 Unit - 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: KNES 12  
    The course is designed to help the advanced badminton student improve specific skills and strategies in both singles and doubles games. Students work on refining their strokes and on analyzing/playing to their individual and team strengths and opponents’ weaknesses. KNES 13 may be taken once for a maximum of 1 unit. NR
  
  • KNES 15 CORE TRAINING I

    1 Unit - 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course introduces basic core-training techniques, equipment and exercises. Students practice aerobic and anaerobic exercises to improve core strength, flexibility, and overall fitness. NR
  
  • KNES 16 CORE TRAINING II

    1 Unit - 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: KNES 15  
    This course incorporates additional core movement exercises to build core strength, coordination, balance, and flexibility. Students refine their technique and build a training program to address personal fitness goals. NR
 

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