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    Feb 28, 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.

 

Music

  
  • MUS 65 PIANO ACCOMPANYING

    1.5 Units - 1 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: MUS 59  
    This course is designed to give students experience and technique for instrumental and vocal accompaniment. Students will perform a variety of pieces in class, receiving critique on balance, phrasing, and tempos. Students will be coached on watching and following soloists, rehearsal practices, and how to support the soloist throughout the process of performing. In the class, there will be mock experiences where students will have to adapt to soloists that skip sections, get lost, or need additional support during a concert. Emphasis will also be given to style, interpretation and techniques of accompanying and sight-reading. Students are limited to enrollment in four piano courses (MUS 54, 55, 56, 57, 62, or 65) for a maximum of 8 units. NR
  
  • MUS 80 VOICE I

    2 Units - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: MUS 1 
    This course introduces students to vocal techniques for the unamplified voice, with a special emphasis on body alignment; breathing; and free, efficient tone production. Students perform vocal literature from a variety of cultures and genres, including art songs, folk songs, and songs of the musical theatre. Concert attendance may be required. NR
  
  • MUS 81 VOICE II

    2 Units - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: Prior completion of MUS 80 .
    This course provides continued instruction in vocal techniques for the unamplified voice, with a special emphasis on registration, resonance, and performance considerations. Students perform in class vocal literature for a variety of genres, including art songs, folk songs, and songs of the musical theatre. The course introduces repertoire in English, as well as Italian and other Romance languages. Concert attendance may be required. NR
  
  • MUS 82 VOICE III

    2 Units - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: Prior completion of MUS 81 .
    This course is designed to give singers regular opportunities to perform in class and in public. Students concentrate on applying strategies to further enhance diction, breath support, care of the voice, and expression. They evaluate their own singing technique and receive written and verbal feedback from each other and the instructor. The focus of the repertoire varies each time the course is offered. Attendance at concerts may be required. NR
  
  • MUS 83 GUITAR I

    2 Units - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: Prior completion of or concurrent enrollment in MUS 1 
    This is a course emphasizing beginning guitar techniques and repertoire focused on the first position. Topics include playing position, tuning, free and rest strokes, alternation, naming of fingers, chords, and arpeggios. The student is introduced to musical notation, time and counting. In the study of the first position, the student is exposed to sharps, flats, natural signs, and key signatures. Students will perform two-part pieces. The course is designed for beginning guitarists and/or guitarists with no music reading background. Field trips may be required. NR
  
  • MUS 84 GUITAR II

    2 Units - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: MUS 83  
    This is a course emphasizing guitar level II techniques and repertoire. Topics include chords, music in two lines, ligado techniques, dotted notes, dynamic markings, and tempo indications. The student will be introduced to Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern pieces in the 2nd through 4th positions, This course is designed for intermediate guitarists with some music reading background. Field trips may be required. NR
  
  • MUS 85 GUITAR III

    2 Units - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: MUS 84  
    MUS 85 emphasizes guitar techniques, repertoire and interpretation for playing in the 5th through 7th positions. Topics include reading in the higher positions, contrapuntal music, harmonics, and ornamentation. The student will study and play a variety of exercises and repertoire representative of the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods as well as selected compositions from the modern folk and pop music genre. The course is designed for those guitarists who are approaching advanced levels with a strong music reading background. Field trips may be required. NR
  
  • MUS 86 CLASSICAL GUITAR IV

    2 Units - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This is a course emphasizing advanced classical guitar techniques, repertoire, interpretation, history and performance practice as it relates to the various style periods. The course is designed to take the student to the next level of both technique and musicianship. Topics include reading in the higher positions, contrapuntal music, harmonics (natural and artificial), ornamentation and improvisation. The student will study Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern pieces in all positions. Further topics include accompanying techniques, reading from figured bass and other continuo skills. Alternate tunings including various open tunings will be discussed. This course includes solo and small ensemble repertoire as well as repertoire for large ensembles of multiple guitars. NR
  
  • MUS 87 JAZZ AND POPULAR VOICE

    2 Units - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: MUS 1  
    Introduction to the study and performance of songs in the popular and jazz idioms. Topics include vocal production, microphone techniques, and styles. Includes in-class performance. NR
  
  • MUS 112 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

    2 Units - 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU
    Recommended Preparation: MUS 1  and MUS 3  
    This course provides instruction on currently used electronic equipment such as computers, synthesizors, mixing boards, microphones and Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI). Students learn how to operate these equipment using the computer as a controller with current software. Emphasis is placed on technical aspects with a creative approach. NR
  
  • MUS 113 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC BUSINESS

    2 Units - 2 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU
    This course presents an overview of the business and legal aspects of the music industry. Topics include: record contracts, publishing, licensing, distribution, and copyright. In addition, the duties and responsibilities of producers, agents, managers, promoters and performing artists will be covered extensively. NR
  
  • MUS 255 BEGINNING PIANO PEDAGOGY

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab
    Recommended Preparation: MUS 57 MUS 59 , or minimum of four years of piano studies.
    MUS 255 examines a variety of published pedagogy methods and music conservatory traditions for teaching beginning piano. Students study pedagogy tools, music education software, music games, and pedagogy traditions from around the world such as the Kodaly Method, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, and Suzuki Method. This course will emphasize how to set up the hand position of a beginning student as well as varying approaches to teaching musical expression. It will discuss different learning modalities and how to work with students with special needs. Students will create lesson plans for private and group instruction for different age groups and will be evaluated on their teaching. Guest teachers will present monthly on varying topics. Students will be required to observe master teachers. NR
  
  • MUS 256 INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED PIANO PEDAGOGY

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab
    Recommended Preparation: MUS 57 MUS 59 , or minimum of 4 years of piano studies.
    This course examines a variety of published pedagogy methods and music conservatory traditions for teaching intermediate and advanced piano. Students will study pedagogy tools and traditions from around the world. This course will emphasize how to set up the hand position and technique of an intermediate and advanced student as well as varying approaches to teaching musical expression. Students will learn tools for motivating teenage students and taking their practicing skill to a more advanced level. Students will create lesson plans for private and group instruction for different age groups. Students will receive evaluation on their teaching. Guest teachers will present monthly on varying topics. Students will be required to observe master teachers on and off campus. NR

Nutrition

  
  • NUT 1 PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course provides a thorough introduction to the principles of nutrition and their application in wellness and disease. The course includes discussions of the role, function and sources of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water; food pyramids, diets, and fads; food safety; changing nutritional needs; and global issues such as world hunger. Emphasis is on assessing nutritional information and applying it to the individual diet. NR
  
  • NUT 2 SPORT NUTRITION

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course provides a thorough introduction to the principles of nutrition as applied to sport. The course will provide the student with a basic understanding of how nutrition affects physical performance and sport. The course will focus on understanding how nutritional choices can be modified to maximize performance potential. This will include an overview of the basic food groups (carbohydrate, fats, and protein), energy metabolism, vitamins and minerals, hydration, ergogenic aids, special populations, weight management, and training/performance diets. An emphasis will be placed on applying the principles to designing a nutritional program for an athlete. NR

Philosophy

  
  • PHIL 1 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Introduction to Philosophy explains the tools and methods of the philosopher and introduces a few representative philosophical issues. Typical issues are the free will problem, the problem of personal identity, the question of God’s existence, and the question of the nature of knowledge of the external world. C-ID: PHIL 100. NR
  
  • PHIL 2 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for College Composition (C-ID English 100)
    This philosophy course examines the concept of morality and ethics, ethical theories, and applications of theory to issues of our day. C-ID: PHIL 120. NR
  
  • PHIL 3 INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for College Composition (C-ID English 100)
    Introduces principles of valid reasoning of deductive logic. The course concentrates on formal techniques of sentential logic. C-ID: PHIL 110 C-ID: PHIL 110. NR
  
  • PHIL 5 POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: WR 201 WR 399 ESL 90  
    This course is designed as an introduction to the study of political philosophy. The course engages prominent works from the history of political thought while addressing the concepts, questions, tensions and problems that guide the study of politics. Among these are: what is justice; what are the goals of a decent society; what is the nature of citizenship and what are its corresponding privileges, immunities, and obligations; what is the nature of political obligation and are there limits to that obligation; what is the appropriate division between rights and responsibilities; how should liberty and equality be balanced? To this end, Political Philosophy examines classic, modern, and contemporary works from the tradition of political thought. PHIL 5 is also listed as PS 5; credit will be given in either area, not both. NR
  
  • PHIL 10 ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for College Composition (C-ID English 100)
    This course addresses Ancient Philosophy with emphasis on the development of Greek philosophy from the Pre-Socratics through Aristotle. C-ID: PHIL 130. NR
  
  • PHIL 11 MODERN PHILOSOPHY

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for College Composition (C-ID English 100)
    This course addresses 17th through 18th Century Western philosophy, emphasizing epistemology and metaphysics. The course traces the development of the Modern empiricist and rationalist traditions and Kant’s “Copernican Revolution” of that debate. C-ID: PHIL 140 C-ID: PHIL 140. NR

Photography

  
  • PHOT 1 HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course presents an overview of the history, technology, and aesthetics of the science/art of photography from the earliest experiments in the medium to the present. The course analyzes trends that led to the contemporary expression of the medium in the late twentieth century. Students must attend at least one major photography exhibition. This course is required of photography majors. PHOT 1 is also listed as ARTH 1 ; credit will be given in either area, not both. NR
  
  • PHOT 51 BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

    3 Units - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: CIM 221.1  and CIM 221.2 
    This beginning course focuses on digital photography as a creative medium. Emphasis will be placed on conceptual, technical, and creative photography skills. The course covers the use of digital cameras and digital imaging software to capture, import, edit, and distribute digital photographs. PHOT 51 is also listed as DMA 51; credit will be given in either area, not both. NR
  
  • PHOT 52 INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

    3 Units - 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: DMA 51 /PHOT 51 
    This course addresses the theoretical, aesthetic, and technical application of photography at an intermediate level. Fine art and commercial photography subjects will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on producing a portfolio of original photographs using creative lighting, color, and digital effects. PHOT 52 is also listed as DMA 52; credit will be given in either area, not both. NR

Physics

  
  • PHYS 2A INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS

    4 Units - 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: MATH 124  
    This course is intended for students in the sciences and related subjects who are required to complete a physics course based on precalculus mathematics. The major emphasis is on mechanics with additions from properties of matter, vibrations and waves and thermodynamics. Topics include kinematics and dynamics in one and two dimensions; vectors; Newton’s laws; conservation of energy and momentum; kinematics and dynamics of rotational motion; harmonic motion; and selected topics from properties of matter and thermodynamics. C-ID: PHYS 105. NR
  
  • PHYS 2B INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICS

    4 Units - 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: PHYS 2A  
    This course is a continuation of Physics 2A. Major emphasis is on electricity, magnetism and optics with additions from modern physics. Topics include electrostatics, electrical potential, circuits, magnetic forces and fields, induction, electromagnetic waves, AC circuits, ray optics, interference and diffraction of light, and selections from modern physics. C-ID: PHYS 110. NR
  
  • PHYS 4A GENERAL PHYSICS

    4 Units - 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: MATH 3A  or MATH 3AH  
    Recommended Preparation: MATH 3B  or MATH 3BH  
    This is a calculus-based introduction to classical mechanics. Kinematics in one and two dimensions; forces and equilibrium; Newton’s laws; particle dynamics; universal gravitation; conservation laws; work and potential energy; collisions; kinematics and dynamics of rigid bodies and oscillations are studied. C-ID: PHYS 205. NR
  
  • PHYS 4B GENERAL PHYSICS

    4 Units - 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: PHYS 4A  and MATH 3B  or MATH 3BH  
    A calculus-based introduction to classical electromagnetism. Electrostatic forces and fields, Gauss’s Law, potential, currents and circuits, magnetic forces and fields, induction, Maxwell’s equations and electromagnetic waves are the major topics of study. C-ID: PHYS 210. NR
  
  • PHYS 4C GENERAL PHYSICS

    4 Units - 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: PHYS 4A  and MATH 3B  or MATH 3BH  

     
    Recommended Preparation: Concurrent enrollment in MATH 4A ​ or MATH 24  or MATH 24H  strongly recommended.

     
    This is a calculus-based introduction to thermodynamics, light, and modern physics. Included are the kinetic theory of gases, laws of thermodynamics, thermal processes, properties of light, optical images, interference and diffraction, electromagnetic waves, relativity, and atomic and nuclear concepts. C-ID: PHYS 215. NR

  
  • PHYS 20 CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS

    4 Units - 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This is a survey course intended for students who are not majoring in science. Previous physics training and extensive mathematical background are not required. Focus is on major discoveries, ideas, concepts and methods in physics. Included are simple motions, the nature of matter and energy, and electrical and nuclear science. This course is designed to prepare students for more advanced physics courses. NR
  
  • PHYS 167 COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE: PHYSICS

    1 Unit - 1 hour lab
    Transfers: CSU
    Prerequisite: Application must be approved by CWE coordinator.
    This course provides students an opportunity for supervised work experience. Students extend their classroom-based occupational learning by working at a job related to their major and to their occupational goal. Student, instructor, and employer will cooperatively develop a minimum of three (3) learning objectives. One (1) unit of credit will be awarded for each 75 hours of paid or 60 hours of volunteer employment for successful completion of learning objectives, and for attendance at scheduled seminar sessions. A maximum of four (4) units may be applied toward major requirements or a certificate. NR

Political Science

  
  • PS 1 AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: WR 201 , WR 399  or ESL 90  
    This course provides a survey of the principles, personalities, problems, and issues of government at the national, state and local levels. Topics include the U.S. Constitution; federalism and state constitutions, with special emphasis on California; political ideologies; political parties, interest groups and elections; the legislature; the presidency and the federal bureaucracy; the judiciary; and domestic and foreign policy making. Credit may be earned in either PS 1 or PS 1H , but not both. C-ID: POLS 110. NR
  
  • PS 1H AMERICAN GOVERNMENT HONORS

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: WR 201 , WR 399  or ESL 90  
    This course provides a survey of the principles, personalities, problems, and issues of government at the national, state and local levels. Topics include the US Constitution; federalism and state constitutions, with special emphasis on California; political ideologies; political parties, interest groups and elections; the legislature; the presidency and the federal bureaucracy; the judiciary; and domestic and foreign policy making. This honors course will be enriched through limited class size, more independent reading, expectation of a greater degree of student participation and involvement, and research assignments that allow the student to pursue topics and projects of individual interest. Students are encouraged to participate in honors research conferences. Credit may be earned in either PS 1  or PS 1H, but not both. C-ID: POLS 110. NR
  
  • PS 3 CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: WR 201 , WR 399  or ESL 90  
    This course examines the structure and function of California state and local governments from a national comparative perspective. Major issues facing the state will be critically examined, such as the economy, immigration, environmental protection, crime and education. NR
  
  • PS 4 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: WR 201 WR 399 , or ESL 90  
    This course is an introduction to the study of politics designed to familiarize students with the basic systems, ideologies and models of political analysis. Among the topics of discussion are the relationship of political science to culture, economics and international affairs; and the challenges posed by analytical approaches used to explain the behavior of individuals, groups and states. C-ID: POLS 150. NR
  
  • PS 5 POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: WR 201 WR 399 , or ESL 90  
    This course is designed as an introduction to the study of political philosophy. The course engages prominent works from the history of political thought while addressing the concepts, questions, tensions and problems that guide the study of politics. Among these are: what is justice; what are the goals of a decent society; what is the nature of citizenship and what are its corresponding privileges, immunities, and obligations; what is the nature of political obligation and are there limits to that obligation; what is the appropriate division between rights and responsibilities; how should liberty and equality be balanced? To this end, Political Philosophy examines classic, modern, and contemporary works from the tradition of political thought. PS 5 is also listed as PHIL 5; credit will be given in either, not both. C-ID: POLS 120. NR
  
  • PS 6 POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT OF THE MIDDLE EAST

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: WR 201 , ESL 90 , or WR 399  
    This course introduces students to the historical, ideological and social foundations of the governments and politics of the major Middle Eastern states, including Iran, Turkey, Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The course explores issues of regional and international importance, including human rights and democratization, economic development, politicized religion, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the politics of oil. NR
  
  • PS 7 THE POLITICS OF COMMUNIST AND POST-COMMUNIST STATES

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: WR 201 WR 399 , or ESL 90  
    This course surveys the major forces which have shaped the political, economic, and social systems of communist and post-communist states, with special emphasis on the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation. The course considers not only the formal and informal institutional structures and ideological and historical foundations, but also topics such as nationalities, democratization, economic liberalization, and international relations. NR
  
  • PS 12 COMPARATIVE POLITICS

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: College English reading and writing skills needed.
    This course introduces students to analytical methods used to compare political systems and governments. It examines the politics of selected foreign states from among industrial democracies, developing countries, and communist and post-communist systems. Issues given particular attention include democratization, economic development, ideologies, political culture and political change. Credit may be earned in either PS 12 or PS 12H , but not both. C-ID: POLS 130. NR
  
  • PS 12H COMPARATIVE POLITICS HONORS

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: College English reading and writing skills needed.
    This course is an enriched introductory course on comparative politics that introduces students to analytical methods used to compare political systems and governments. It examines the politics of selected foreign states from among industrial democracies, developing countries, and communist and post-communist systems. Issues given particular attention include democratization, economic development, ideologies, political culture and political change. PS 12H is enriched through smaller class size, more rigorous reading and writing, and research assignment. Credit may be earned in either PS 12  or PS 12H, but not both. C-ID: POLS 130. NR
  
  • PS 14 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: WR 201 , or ESL 90  
    This course introduces students to the major theoretical explanations of conflict, cooperation, economic growth and redistribution in international affairs, explores important historical and contemporary debates in international politics, and teaches students to critically think about international relations. Credit may be earned in either PS 14 or PS 14H , but not both. C-ID: POLS 140. NR
  
  • PS 14H INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS HONORS

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: WR 201 , WR 399  or ESL 90  
    This course introduces students to the major theoretical explanations of conflict, cooperation, economic growth and redistribution in international affairs, explores important historical and contemporary debates in international politics, and teaches students to critically think about international relations. This honors course will be enriched through limited class size, more independent reading, expectation of a greater degree of student participation and involvement, and research assignments that allow the student to pursue topics and projects of individual interest. Credit may be earned in either PS 14  or PS 14H, but not both. C-ID: POLS 140. NR
  
  • PS 17 LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: WR 201 WR 399 , or ESL 90  
    This course provides an analysis of selected Latin American countries. The course examines political development of Latin America from independence to the present, structure and organization of governments, political participation, and the role of the military and the church. In addition, major developments in the area of political modernization, democratization, economic growth and economic modernization will be analyzed. NR
  
  • PS 21 MODEL UNITED NATIONS

    3 Units - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: College English reading and writing skills needed.
    This course is designed as an introductory course to the study of the international organizations, foreign policy, and international relations. In addition, the course functions as a preparatory course for student participation in Model United Nations (MUN) conferences. At MUN conferences students represent diplomats from a specific country in a simulation of United Nations committee meetings. During these committee meetings, student delegates debate and negotiate international issues and write formal resolutions in an effort to address a wide variety of global problems, such as maintaining international peace and security, protecting human rights, providing developmental assistance, and protecting the environment. R-E-3
  
  • PS 41 THE HISTORY OF EAST ASIA SINCE 1800

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course examines the major themes in the development of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese societies from the late 18th century to the present. Topics include the growth of the Confucian state in China; the role of 19th century crises and the Communist revolution in transforming the state’s goals and capacities; the fragmentation and reorientation of the Chinese elite; peasant rebellion and the revolution of 1949; protest and resistance to traditional and modern regimes; the influence of Western contact on the restructuring of Japan; industrialization; political modernization and imperialism in Japan; the recovery of post-war Japan; and economic dominance in the late 20th century. PS 41 is also listed as HIST 41 ; credit given in either area, not both. NR
  
  • PS 167 COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE: POLITICAL SCIENCE

    1 Unit - 1 hour lab
    Transfers: CSU
    Prerequisite: Student must have taken or must be currently taking a college-level course in the political sciences.
    Enrollment Limitation: Students must be concurrently enrolled in 7 units, including CWE. Application must be approved by CWE coordinator.
    This course provides students an opportunity for supervised work experience. Students extend their classroom-based learning by working at a job related to their major and to their occupational goal. Student, instructor, and employer will cooperatively develop a minimum of three learning objectives. One unit of credit will be awarded for each 75 hours of paid or 60 hours of volunteer employment for successful completion of learning objectives, and for attendance at scheduled seminar sessions. A maximum of four units may be applied toward political science major requirements. NR
  
  • PS 167 COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE: POLITICAL SCIENCE

    2 Units - 2 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU
    Prerequisite: Student must have taken or must be currently taking a college-level course in the political sciences.
    Enrollment Limitation: Students must be concurrently enrolled in 7 units, including CWE. Application must be approved by CWE coordinator.
    This course provides students an opportunity for supervised work experience. Students extend their classroom-based learning by working at a job related to their major and to their occupational goal. Student, instructor, and employer will cooperatively develop a minimum of three learning objectives. One unit of credit will be awarded for each 75 hours of paid or 60 hours of volunteer employment for successful completion of learning objectives, and for attendance at scheduled seminar sessions. A maximum of four units may be applied toward political science major requirements. NR
  
  • PS 167 COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE: POLITICAL SCIENCE

    3 Units - 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU
    Prerequisite: Student must have taken or must be currently taking a college-level course in the political sciences.
    Enrollment Limitation: Students must be concurrently enrolled in 7 units, including CWE. Application must be approved by CWE coordinator.
    This course provides students an opportunity for supervised work experience. Students extend their classroom-based learning by working at a job related to their major and to their occupational goal. Student, instructor, and employer will cooperatively develop a minimum of three learning objectives. One unit of credit will be awarded for each 75 hours of paid or 60 hours of volunteer employment for successful completion of learning objectives, and for attendance at scheduled seminar sessions. A maximum of four units may be applied toward political science major requirements. NR
  
  • PS 167 COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE: POLITICAL SCIENCE

    4 Units - 4 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU
    Prerequisite: Student must have taken or must be currently taking a college-level course in the political sciences.
    Enrollment Limitation: Students must be concurrently enrolled in 7 units, including CWE. Application must be approved by CWE coordinator.
    This course provides students an opportunity for supervised work experience. Students extend their classroom-based learning by working at a job related to their major and to their occupational goal. Student, instructor, and employer will cooperatively develop a minimum of three learning objectives. One unit of credit will be awarded for each 75 hours of paid or 60 hours of volunteer employment for successful completion of learning objectives, and for attendance at scheduled seminar sessions. A maximum of four units may be applied toward political science major requirements. NR

Psychology

  
  • PSYC 1 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course is an introduction to the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology. Credit may be earned in either PSYC 1 or PSYC 1H , but not both. C-ID: PSY 110. NR
  
  • PSYC 1H INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY HONORS

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course is an honors level introduction to the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology. Honors enrichment includes limited class size, additional reading and analysis of primary sources, and greater levels of participation in and discussions about psychological research. Credit may be earned in either PSYC 1  or PSYC 1H, but not both. C-ID: PSY 110. NR
  
  • PSYC 2 RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY

    4 Units - 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: PSYC 1   OR PSYC 1H   AND PSYC 10  , PSYC 10H  , MATH 10  , ECON/MGT 10  , OR ECON/MGT 10H  
    This course introduces students to the fundamentals of psychological research methods. Students will apply the scientific method in conducting research, analyzing data, interpreting results and writing a research report using current American Psychological Association formatting. The course is recommended as the third course in the psychology major sequence following completion of Introductory Psychology (PSYC 1 ) and Statistical Methods for the Behavioral Sciences (PSYC 10 ) courses. C-ID: PSY 205B. NR
  
  • PSYC 3 PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: PSYC 1  or PSYC 1H  
    This course is an introduction to the interaction of physiology and behavior. Students will examine the role of neuroanatomy, endocrinology in human behavior, emotions, and cognition. The course is recommended for students majoring in psychology to better understand the importance of physiological perspectives of experience and behavior. Credit may be earned for either PSYC 3 or 3H, but not both. C-ID: PSY 150. NR
  
  • PSYC 3H PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY HONORS

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: PSYC 1  or PSYC 1H  
    This course is an introduction to the interaction of physiology and behavior. Students will examine the role of neuroanatomy, endocrinology in human behavior, emotions, and cognition. The course is recommended for students majoring in psychology to better understand the importance of physiological perspectives of experience and behavior. Honors enrichment includes: limited size, additional reading and analysis of primary sources, and greater levels of discussion about and participation in psychological research. Credit may be earned for PSYC 3 or 3H, but not both. C-ID: PSY 150 NR
  
  • PSYC 3L PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY LAB

    1 Unit - 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: PSYC 1  or PSYC 1H  and prior completion of or concurrent enrollment in PSYC 3  
    This introductory science laboratory course surveys structure and function of the nervous system, psycho-physical research, and scientific research methodology. Students will engage in hands-on physiological psychology demonstrations and data collection in order to investigate the link between mind and brain, such as dissections, electroencephalograms, galvanic skin response, and other physiological indicators of perception. Main topics include neuroanatomy, behavioral neuroscience, consciousness, attention, emotion, stress, and sensation and perception. NR
  
  • PSYC 5 PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF HUMAN SEXUALITY

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: PSYC 1  or PSYC 1H  
    This course focuses on biopsychosocial aspects of human sexuality from childhood to old age. This course will examine male and female sexual anatomy, the reproductive process, atypical sexual behaviors, as well as sexual disorders and sexually transmitted infections and their prevention and treatment. Credit may be earned in either PSYC 5 or 5H, but not both. C-ID: PSY 130. NR
  
  • PSYC 5H PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF HUMAN SEXUALITY HONORS

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: PSYC 1  or PSYC 1H  
    This course focuses on biopsychosocial aspects of human sexuality from childhood to old age. This course will examine male and female sexual anatomy, the reproductive process, atypical sexual behaviors as well as sexual disorders and sexually transmitted infections and their prevention and treatment. Honors class will feature limited class size, extensive reading and writing on sexual behaviors and disorders. Credit may be earned in either PSYC 5 or 5H, but not both. C-ID: PSY 130 NR
  
  • PSYC 6 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-LIFESPAN

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course examines the biosocial, cognitive, and psychosocial developments that occur across the human lifespan from conception to death. The course provides an overview of various theories of development, empirical findings, and other issues relating to particular stages in the human life cycle. C-ID: PSY 180. NR
  
  • PSYC 7 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: PSYC 1  
    This course presents a study of the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial processes of human development from conception through adolescence within cultural and family contexts. It introduces the theories, research, and applications that constitute the field of child development, both typical and atypical, examining both traditional approaches and recent innovations. Topics address the physical, motor, perceptual, cognitive, emotional, and social areas of development. The course discusses issues related to intellectual functioning, learning, personality, social roles and relationships, and adjustment. The course meets Title 22 Licensing and California Child Development Permit requirements. PSYC 7 is also listed as HD 7; credit will be given in either area, not both. C-ID: CDEV 100. NR
  
  • PSYC 9 INTRODUCTION TO COGNITION

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course introduces basic concepts in cognitive psychology with a focus on the understanding of cognitive functioning and associated theories. Topics include perception, attention, mental representation, memory, reasoning and problem solving, decision making, vision, and language. NR
  
  • PSYC 10 STATISTICAL METHODS IN THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: MATH 253  
    This course presents the statistical concepts and methods most widely used in behavioral and social science research. Students study the principles of descriptive and inferential statistics, concentrating on the correct analysis of data relating to practical behavioral problems, and the assumptions underlying statistical inferences. The course is recommended as the second course in the psychology major sequence following completion of the introductory course (Psychology 1) and is intended to build an adequate foundation for the study of research methods (Psychology 2). Credit may be earned in either PSYC 10 or 10H, but not both. C-ID: SOCI 125 NR
  
  • PSYC 10H STATISTICAL METHODS IN THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES HONORS

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: MATH 253  
    This honors course presents the statistical concepts and methods most widely used in behavioral and social science research. Students study the principles of descriptive and inferential statistics, concentrating on the correct analysis of data relating to practical behavioral problems, and the assumptions underlying statistical inferences. The course is recommended as the second course in the psychology major sequence following completion of the introductory course (Psychology 1) and is intended to build an adequate foundation for the study of research methods (Psychology 2).Honors students use SPSS to analyze a real-life data set, and then present research results in A.P.A. formatting and presentation style. Credit may be earned in either PSYC 10 or 10H, but not both. C-ID: SOCI 125 NR
  
  • PSYC 11 INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: PSYC 1  
    What is Language and how is it related to Psychology? The production and comprehension of language is one of the most complex aspects of human cognition. This course will give an overview of the aspects of language and how it is acquired by and functions in the developing brain. Topics include the sound system, word structure, sentence structure, and meaning in human language, as well as how these aspects of communication are acquired naturally and fairly effortlessly by children. NR
  
  • PSYC 13 PSYCHOLOGY OF REASONING AND PROBLEM SOLVING

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: WR 1  or WR 1H  
    This course studies the nature of critical thinking, and models and strategies of reasoning and problem solving. Topics include common fallacies of reasoning, self-regulation in the thinking process, the relationship between thought and language, the detection of psychological myth, hypothesis testing, and the application of critical thinking skills to complex issues of everyday life. Credit may be earned in either PSYC 13 or PSYC 13H , but not both. NR
  
  • PSYC 13H PSYCHOLOGY OF REASONING AND PROBLEM SOLVING HONORS

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: WR 1  or WR 1H  
    This course studies the nature of critical thinking, and models and strategies of reasoning and problem solving. Topics include common fallacies of reasoning, self-regulation in thinking, the relationship between thought and language, the detection of psychological myth, hypothesis testing, and the application of critical thinking skills to complex issues of everyday life. This honors course is enriched through extensive hands-on training with a toolkit for critical thinking and research, which helps students evaluate sources of information as well as find high-quality scientific sources. Additionally, the honors course provides opportunities for students to share their research findings in group discussions as well as formal presentations. Class size is limited. Credit may be earned in either PSYC 13  or PSYC 13H, but not both. NR
  
  • PSYC 15A FACULTY MENTORED INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY A

    2 Units - 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU, UC transferability contingent upon individual UC acceptance due to variable topics
    Prerequisite: PSYC 1  or PSYC 1H  
    Recommended Preparation: PSYC 2  or PSYC 10 ; at least one other Psychology course in addition to PSYC 1  
    This research course provides hands-on experience for conducting independent psychological research while under the guidance of a a faculty mentor. Students learn to access research databases related to the psychology field, collaborate effectively on a research team, design a study that adheres to appropriate ethical guidelines, write an IRB proposal, and present their design in a research conference setting. NR
  
  • PSYC 20 THE PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course is an introduction to the psychology of gender. The course explores gender distinctions and gender roles and their influences on women and men individually and collectively. The emphasis is on methods used by psychologists to study gender differences and how scientific and cultural assumptions about the sexes are reflected in psychological research. Special attention will be paid to the issues that affect women and men in their personal, professional and political relationships. NR
  
  • PSYC 20H THE PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER HONORS

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC credit pending
    Recommended Preperation: PSYC 1  
    This course is an honors-level introduction to the psychology of gender. The course explores gender distinctions and gender roles and their influences on women and men individually and collectively. The emphasis is on methods used by psychologists to study gender differences and how scientific and cultural assumptions about the sexes are reflected in psychological research. Special attention will be paid to the issues that affect women and men in their personal, professional, and political relationships. Credit may be given to PSYC 20 or 20H, but not both. NR
  
  • PSYC 30 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: PSYC 1 /PSYC 1H   and/or SOC 1 /SOC 1H  
    This course is a survey of the major theories, concepts, and empirical research findings in social psychology. The course examines the relationship between the individual and group, and engages such topics as social beliefs and judgments, social influence, conformity, persuasion, prejudice, aggression, and altruism. PSYC 30 is also listed as SOC 30  ; credit will be given in either area, not both. C-ID: PSY 170. NR
  
  • PSYC 32 PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONALITY

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: PSYC 1 
    This course examines major topics in the field of personality, including theoretical approaches, research methods, and assessment measures. The course discusses the role of biology, environment, and culture on learning, health, and motivation in personality development. It also explores the philosophies and historical contributions of key figures to the study of personality. NR
  
  • PSYC 33 PSYCHOLOGY OF ADJUSTMENT

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: PSYC 1  
    This introductory course in adjustment and relationships explores psychological approaches to the understanding of human functioning (e.g., personality development, interpersonal relationships, and self-motivation). Students apply course concepts to commonly faced problems and the management of their own perceptions, emotions and behavior. C-ID: PSY 115 C-ID: PSY 115. NR
  
  • PSYC 37 ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: PSYC 1  or PSYC 1H  
    This course provides a research-based introduction to the major maladaptive patterns of human behavior. Students will explore historical and current psychological perspectives and research findings on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental problems such as disorders relating to anxiety, mood, personality, sexual functioning, psycho-physiology, schizophrenia, and gender identity. Credit may be earned in either PSYC 37 or 37H, but not both. C-ID: PSY 120. NR
  
  • PSYC 37H ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR HONORS

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Recommended Preparation: PSYC 1  or PSYC 1H  
    This course provides a research-based introduction to the major maladaptive patterns of human behavior. Students will explore historical and current psychological perspectives and research findings on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental problems such as disorders relating to anxiety, mood, personality, sexual functioning, psycho-physiology, schizophrenia, and gender identity. Honors class will feature limited class size, more opportunities for student to assess and diagnose an individual with a mental disorder, additional reading and writing on disorders, greater levels of participation in and discussions about mental disorders and treatment. Credit may be earned in either PSYCH 37 or 37H, but not both. C-ID: PSY 120. NR
  
  • PSYC 100 CAREERS IN PSYCHOLOGY

    1.5 Units - 1.5 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU
    Recommended Preparation: PSYC 1   
    PSYC 100 is an introduction to the profession of psychology. This course includes presentations by practicing psychologists who describe their research and daily activities. Local university representatives outline their psychology programs. The course is designed for students who have completed the introductory psychology course and are seeking further information before deciding on psychology as a potential major or career.  NR
  
  • PSYC 115B FACULTY MENTORED INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY B

    2 Units - 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU
    Prerequisite: PSYC 1   or  PSYC 1H  
    Recommended Preparation: PSYC 2   or PSYC 10 ; PSYC 15A , or similar experience, is strongly recommended.
    This research course provides hands-on experience for conducting independent psychological research while under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Students learn to access psychology’s research databases, collaborate effectively on a research team, design and conduct a study in compliance with appropriate ethical guidelines, perform data analyses, and present their research findings in a research conference setting. This course is an extension of Psych 15A where students will complete, analyze and present results from their pilot study designed in Psych 15A.  NR
  
  • PSYC 126 PSYCHOLOGY OF EXPERT LEARNING

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU
    Recommended Preparation: WR 201  
    This course presents highly effective, research validated concepts and strategies known to promote greater learning and academic success for new as well as more experienced students. The course also helps students, including psychology majors, achieve the personal and professional competencies expected for successful undergraduate and post-graduate coursework and the workplace. PSYC 126 was formerly offered as PSYC 26. NR
  
  • PSYC 167 COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE: PSYCHOLOGY

    1 Unit - 1 hour lab
    Transfers: CSU
    Limitation: Students must be concurrently enrolled in 7 units, including CWE. Application must be approved by CWE coordinator.
    This course provides students an opportunity for supervised work experience. Students extend their classroom-based learning by working at a job related to their major and to their occupational goal. Student, instructor, and employer will cooperatively develop a minimum of three learning objectives. One unit of credit will be awarded for each 75 hours of paid or 60 hours of volunteer employment for successful completion of learning objectives, and for attendance at scheduled seminar sessions. PSYC 167 was formerly offered as CWE 167. NR

Reading

  
  • RD 74 CRITICAL READING

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: WR 1  or WR 1H  
    This course addresses the relationship between critical reading and critical thinking. The course emphasizes the development of reading skills that facilitate the interpretation, analysis, criticism and advocacy of ideas encountered in academic, professional, and personal environments. NR
  
  • RD 171 EFFICIENT AND FLEXIBLE READING

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU
    This course is designed to improve reading comprehension, flexibility, and efficiency, and to expand college-level vocabulary. The course introduces strategies that allow students to match their rate of reading to the material and to their purpose. The course is intended for students who are proficient in basic reading skills. NR

Real Estate

  
  • RE 122 REAL ESTATE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU
    This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge necessary to make the transition from salesperson to business manager in a real estate business or broker office. Topics covered include: marketing and advertising; analyzing the business environment and real estate market; management skills and leadership; structuring business and finance systems; creating policies and procedures; recruiting, selecting, hiring and legal concerns with staffing; and communications and decision making. This course applies towards the California Department of Real Estate’s elective educational requirements for the Real Estate Salesperson and Broker exams. NR
  
  • RE 168 COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE: REAL ESTATE

    1 Unit - 1 hour lab
    Transfers: CSU
    Limitation: Application must be approved by CWE coordinator.
    This course provides students an opportunity for supervised work experience. Students extend their classroom-based occupational learning by working at a job related to their major and to their occupational goal. Student, instructor, and employer will cooperatively develop a minimum of three learning objectives. One unit of credit will be awarded for each 75 hours of paid or 60 hours of volunteer employment for successful completion of learning objectives, and for attendance at scheduled seminar sessions. A maximum of four units may be applied toward major requirements for a certificate. NR
  
  • RE 168 COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE: REAL ESTATE

    2 Units - 2 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU
    Limitation: Application must be approved by CWE coordinator.
    This course provides students an opportunity for supervised work experience. Students extend their classroom-based occupational learning by working at a job related to their major and to their occupational goal. Student, instructor, and employer will cooperatively develop a minimum of three learning objectives. One unit of credit will be awarded for each 75 hours of paid or 60 hours of volunteer employment for successful completion of learning objectives, and for attendance at scheduled seminar sessions. A maximum of four units may be applied toward major requirements for a certificate. NR
  
  • RE 168 COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE: REAL ESTATE

    3 Units - 3 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU
    Limitation: Application must be approved by CWE coordinator.
    This course provides students an opportunity for supervised work experience. Students extend their classroom-based occupational learning by working at a job related to their major and to their occupational goal. Student, instructor, and employer will cooperatively develop a minimum of three learning objectives. One unit of credit will be awarded for each 75 hours of paid or 60 hours of volunteer employment for successful completion of learning objectives, and for attendance at scheduled seminar sessions. A maximum of four units may be applied toward major requirements for a certificate. NR
  
  • RE 168 COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE: REAL ESTATE

    4 Units - 4 hours lab
    Transfers: CSU
    Limitation: Application must be approved by CWE coordinator.
    This course provides students an opportunity for supervised work experience. Students extend their classroom-based occupational learning by working at a job related to their major and to their occupational goal. Student, instructor, and employer will cooperatively develop a minimum of three learning objectives. One unit of credit will be awarded for each 75 hours of paid or 60 hours of volunteer employment for successful completion of learning objectives, and for attendance at scheduled seminar sessions. A maximum of four units may be applied toward major requirements for a certificate. NR
  
  • RE 170 REAL ESTATE PRINCIPLES

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU
    This fundamental real estate course covers the basic laws and principles of California real estate, focusing on the background and terminology needed to pursue advanced study in specialized courses. Topics include encumbrances, agency, contract law, finance, appraisal, escrow, taxation, fair housing, and real estate licensing law. The course is required of those preparing for the real estate salesperson license examination, and it applies toward the state’s elective educational requirements for the broker’s examination. NR
  
  • RE 172 REAL ESTATE PRACTICE

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU
    Recommended Preparation: RE 170  
    This course provides a thorough review of the day-to-day operations in real estate operations and brokerages, and provides practical experience for new agents. Topics include listing, prospecting, advertising, financing, sales techniques, escrow, property management, and ethics. The Department of Real Estate requires completion of this course before obtaining a real estate salesperson license. The course also applies toward the state’s educational requirements for the broker’s examination. NR
  
  • RE 174 LEGAL ASPECTS OF REAL ESTATE

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU
    Recommended Preparation: RE 170  
    This course presents a comprehensive overview of the laws that affect real estate transactions and the real estate profession in California. Topics include: California real estate law including rights incident to property ownership and management, agency, agency law, fair housing law, environmental law, and contract law. This course applies toward California’s Department of Real Estate’s elective educational requirements for the Real Estate Salesperson exam and core educational requirements for the Broker exam. NR
  
  • RE 175 REAL ESTATE FINANCE

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU
    Recommended Preparation: RE 170 
    This course covers lending institutions, the government’s role in real estate finance, primary and secondary mortgage markets, lending instruments; and basic financial concepts of mortgage lending, property valuation, real estate investment, escrow, and federal laws affecting real estate. The course applies toward the state’s statutory educational requirements for real estate salespersons and brokers. NR
  
  • RE 176 REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU
    Recommended Preparation: RE 170  
    This is an introductory course covering the purposes of appraisals; the appraisal process; and the different approaches, methods, and techniques used to estimate the value of various types of property. Focuses on residential and one to four-unit properties. The course applies toward the state’s educational requirement for an appraisal license as well as a broker’s license. This course also fulfills the state elective requirement for the salesperson license. NR
  
  • RE 176A REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL I

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU
    Recommended Preparation: RE 170 
    This is an introductory course covering the purposes of appraisals; the appraisal process; and the different approaches, methods, and techniques used to determine the value of various types of property. Course focus will be on residential and single-unit property. The course applies toward the state’s educational requirement for an appraisal license as well as a broker’s license. It partially fulfills the 18-month requirement for full licensing as a real estate salesperson. NR
  
  • RE 178 REAL ESTATE ECONOMICS

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU
    This course examines the economic systems and forecasting of national- and state-level real estate trends and includes the government’s involvement in monetary policy, financial tools and regulations in real estate. The analysis and valuation of real estate investment is discussed with an overview of finance and taxation and different types of investment properties. This course is an elective for those preparing for the real estate salesperson license examination, and is a requirement of the state’s educational requirements for the broker’s examination. NR
  
  • RE 190 ESCROW I

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU
    Recommended Preparation: RE 170 
    This course covers the principles and current practices of the escrow process in California. Topics include terminology, documentation, escrow instructions, encumbrances, interest adjustments, reconveyance, mortgages, insurance, taxes, and fees, other processing details pertinent to the handling of an escrow from inception to closing including fiduciary and ethical responsibilities. This course is one of the elective courses for the real estate salesperson or broker license requirement as set forth by the California Bureau of Real Estate (BRE). NR
  
  • RE 195 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT I

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU
    This course covers the professional management of investment properties such as single-family, multi-family, commercial, and industrial properties. Focus is on current marketing strategies, accounting, and maintenance procedures used by professional management firms. The course is intended for the property owner or the real estate practitioner who wishes to specialize in property management. Course applies toward the California Bureau of Real Estate’s educational requirements for licensees. NR
  
  • RE 250 REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON’S LICENSE EXAM PREPARATION

    1 Unit - 1 hour lecture
    Recommended Preparation: RE 170  and RE 172  
    This course covers fundamental information concerning the practice of real estate and assists those preparing for the real estate salesperson license examination. Emphasis is placed on real estate licensing, contract law, agency law, taxation, appraisal, and escrow. NR
  
  • RE 550 FUNDAMENTALS OF REAL ESTATE

    0 - 1
    This course covers fundamental information concerning the principles and practice of real estate and the skills necessary to complete and pass the California Department of Real Estate Salesperson Examination. Emphasis is placed on: Property ownership and land use controls and regulations; Laws of agency and fiduciary duties; Property valuation and financial analysis; Financing; Transfer of property; Practice of real estate and disclosures; and Contracts. R-E-99

Sign Language

  
  • ASL 15 AMERICAN DEAF CULTURE

    3 Units - 3 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Introduction to American Deaf Culture and the Deaf community as a linguistic and cultural minority in the United States. ASL 15 was formerly offered as SIGN 15. NR
  
  • ASL 21 BEGINNING AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I

    4 Units - 4 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    This course is designed to develop the student’s ability to understand and communicate in American Sign Language (ASL). The course introduces the language of sign; the manual alphabet (finger spelling); and the basic vocabulary, grammar, syntax, and conversational conventions of ASL. The emphasis is on ASL as a visual-gestural language and on the unique cultural and linguistic features of the Deaf community. ASL 21 is equivalent to two years of high school ASL. ASL 21 was formerly offered as SIGN 21. NR
  
  • ASL 22 BEGINNING AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II

    4 Units - 4 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: SIGN 21
    This course is designed to further develop the student’s ability to understand and communicate in American Sign Language (ASL). The emphasis is on expanding ASL vocabulary and finger-spelling skills and on syntactical accuracy. This course discusses the appropriate use of sign language in various social contexts and examines cultural versus pathological perspectives on Deafness. ASL 22 is equivalent to three years of high school ASL. ASL 22 was formerly offered as SIGN 22. NR
  
  • ASL 23 INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

    4 Units - 4 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: SIGN 22
    This course is designed to further expand the student’s ability to comprehend and communicate in American Sign Language (ASL). The emphasis is on the continued acquisition of ASL vocabulary and syntactical accuracy; increased proficiency in finger spelling; and advanced expressive skills. The course also introduces ASL literature in depth, the history of sign language, regional and international variations in the language, Deaf customs, and culturally appropriate behavior in the Deaf community. ASL 23 is equivalent to four years of high school ASL. ASL 23 was formerly offered as SIGN 23. NR
  
  • ASL 24 INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II

    4 Units - 4 hours lecture
    Transfers: CSU, UC
    Prerequisite: SIGN 23  
    This course is designed to increase the student’s ability to comprehend and converse in ASL and refines receptive and expressive skills. Students view story narratives, a novel-length story in ASL, and also actively participate in classroom activities. Classroom discussions center around aspects of daily life and culture in the Deaf community. SIGN 24 continues to build upon acquired grammar and introduces more complex grammatical structures. This course is taught in ASL. NR
 

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