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Accounting

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ACCOUNTING G100 – 3 Units
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Accounting for Small Business
(Formerly known as: Accounting Elements)
This is a beginning course in practical accounting as applied to merchandising firms, professional individuals and to personal service operations. Students become familiar with practical accounting procedures by completing weekly assignments based on lectures and text readings. Some problems will be solved using computer applications. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

ACCOUNTING G101 – 4 Units
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Financial Accounting
Advisories: Accounting G100
This course explores accounting as an information system and it is used by investors, creditors, and other stakeholders to make decisions. It introduces the accounting cycle, recording and reporting of business transactions, application of generally accepted accounting principles, and preparation of financial statements. The course examines issues relating to asset, liability, and equity valuation, revenue and expense recognition, cash flow, internal controls and business ethics. C-ID ACCT 110 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ACCOUNTING G102 – 4 Units
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Managerial Accounting
Prerequisites: Accounting G101
This course is the second semester continuation of Acct G101- Financial Accounting. This course provides a study of accounting and financial information used to manage operations. The course content covers cost accounting concepts, cost behavior, cost structure, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, responsibility accounting, and other management-related topics. Some problems will be solved using computer software applications. C-ID ACCT 120 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ACCOUNTING G110 – 3 Units
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Payroll Accounting and Taxation
This course will present a review of the underlying theory and application of various state and federal payroll taxes. Payroll preparation, payroll forms, and recent payroll legislation are covered in detail. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

ACCOUNTING G111 – 3 Units
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Income Tax – Federal
A review of the theory and application of federal income tax regulations. The course explains the preparation of federal personal income tax returns with minor emphasis on individual returns. Actual forms are used when appropriate. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

ACCOUNTING G113 – 3 Units
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Business Income Tax
(Formerly known as: Business G113)
Advisories: Accounting G111
Study of Federal Income Tax as it relates to small businesses, including recent and proposed tax changes. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU. May not be offered each semester.

ACCOUNTING G115 – 3 Units
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Issues in Taxation I—EA and CPA Exam Preparation
This course covers theory & application utilizing Internal Revenue Service income tax publications. Topics will include Basis, Property Transactions, Contributions to a Partnership, Partnership Inside & Outside Basis, Corporate Formation, Corporate Liquidations and Redemptions, and Capital Gains & Losses. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles is strongly encouraged. This course is designed to meet the requirements of the Enrolled Agent Tax Specialist Certificate and review for CPA certification. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

ACCOUNTING G119 – 1 Unit
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Tax Software Preparation
A basic tax preparation course utilizing Turbo Tax (or similar) software. Topics will include understanding the flow of input to output in tax software; preparation of basic to complex 1040 tax returns; understanding how to access and use the ancillary software features; very basic programming logic; accessing software updates via Internet patches. While TurboTax software will be utilized the student will learn issues and topics generic to all commercial brands of tax software. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

ACCOUNTING G130 – 3 Units
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Computerized Accounting
This course uses a computerized, integrated financial accounting system to record financial information. Subjects include journals, ledgers, budgets, sales and purchasing transactions, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll as they are used in accounting information systems. Microsoft Excel is also used to prepare and analyze financial statements. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

ACCOUNTING G210 – 3 Units
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Cost Accounting
A study of accounting concepts and principles as they apply to the needs of business. The course includes the determination of costs for manufacturing firms, the study of job-order and process cost accounting, the analysis of costs and decision making. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU. May not be offered each semester.

ACCOUNTING G211 – 4 Units
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Intermediate Accounting 1
(Formerly known as: Intermediate Accounting A)
Prerequisites: Accounting G101
This course in financial accounting expands on topics introduced in earlier financial accounting courses such as cash, receivables, inventory, long-term assets, etc. Additional topics in the accounting conceptual framework, current financial reporting issues, investments, and revenue recognition principles are also covered. Students will be expected to demonstrate problems using an online homework system. May be used as credit to sit for the Uniform CPA examination. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

ACCOUNTING G212 – 4 Units
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Intermediate Accounting 2
(Formerly known as: Intermediate Accounting B)
Prerequisites: Accounting G211
Second course in intermediate series in financial accounting that covers current and long-term liabilities, income taxes, pensions and post-retirement benefits, leases, stockholders’ equity, earnings per share, and statement of cash flows. In addition, changes and/or in accounting methods, accounting estimates, or reporting entity are analyzed. Disclosure issues in financial statements are also addressed. Students will be expected to complete problems using an online homework system. May be used as credit to sit for the Uniform CPA examination. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

ACCOUNTING G215 – 3 Units
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Internal Control Compliance: Sarbanes Oxley
Advisories: Accounting G101
This course provides an introductory study of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 and its implementation. Course will include the purposes of internal controls and their documentation and maintenance. Emphasis is on the important accounting cycles impacting the financial data such as revenue cycle, expenditure cycle, capital cycle, etc. Designed as preparation for upper division audit courses or to participate in public sector compliance effort. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

ACCOUNTING G220 – 3 Units
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Forensic Accounting, Introduction
(Same as: Criminal Justice G220)
This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals and techniques of investigative and forensics accounting. The development of forensic accounting as a discipline and its interaction with business, law, auditing and information systems will be explored. Subjects include financial statement and tax fraud, divorce and bankruptcy, identity theft and various white-collar crimes. Forensic principles necessary to detect, prevent and prosecute financial crimes will be explored. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

ACCOUNTING G235 – 3 Units
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Quickbooks Pro for Accountants
Advisories: Accounting G100 or Accounting G101
This course teaches students to use QuickBooks for general accounting and reporting purposes, payroll, cash and treasury functions, as well as management of receivables and payables. Banking transactions, journal entries, monthly adjustments, and preparation of financial statements will be covered. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

Anthropology

Associate in Arts Degree in Anthropology for Transfer

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Associate in Arts Degree in Anthropology for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer degree focuses on a critical and holistic analysis of humankind, their many cultural adaptations, both globally and throughout time, and the vast diversity that humankind exhibits, both past and present. Students in the Anthropology Transfer program will gain a basic, though in-depth, understanding of the various fields and sub-fields of anthropology, as well as the theoretical underpinnings of this holistic discipline. Students will engage in courses such as Cultural Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Archaeology; Magic, Witchcraft and Religion; Racial and Ethnic Relations in America; among others. After earning the AA transfer degree, students will be prepared to continue on for a baccalaureate degree in Anthropology.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Analyze the origins and development of the human species from a cultural and technological perspective.
  • Compare and contrast variations in social customs unique to individual cultures.
  • Assess the importance of culture to the human species.
  • Analyze and evaluate the various theories set forth that explain the origins and development of humans, and human culture.

This is the major pattern for students planning to transfer to a CSU. It is strongly recommended that students contact a GWC counselor to develop an official Student Educational Plan to discuss non-CSU universities, or if they have questions about the CSU AA in Anthropology for CSU Transfer.

Required courses

Core:
Anthropology G100 – Introduction to Cultural Anthropology – 3 units
Anthropology G130 – Introduction to Archaeology – 3 units
Anthropology G185 Physical Anthropology – 3 units

List A: Select one to two courses (3-4 units)
Math G160 – Introduction to Statistics – 4 units
Anthropology – G190 Introduction to Linguistics – 3 units
Anthropology – G185L Physical Anthropology Lab – 1 unit

List B: Select one to two courses (4-6 units)
Any List A course not already used
Psychology G280 – Research Methods in Psychology – 4 units
Biology G220 – Human Anatomy – 4 units
Geology G110 – Physical Geology – 4 units
Geology G106 – Earth Science for Teachers –

List C: Select one to two courses (3-6 units)
Any List A or B course not already used
Anthropology G140 – Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion – 3 units
Anthropology G150 – Native Peoples of North America – 3 units
Communication Studies G255 – Intercultural Communication – 3 units
Ecology G100 – Human Ecology – 3 units
Geography G185 – Cultural Geography – 3 units
History G120 – Asian Civilizations – 3 units
History G150 – History of Latin America – 3 units
Music G103/Humanities G103 – World Music – 3 units
Philosophy G120 – Ethics – 3 units
Sociology G133 – Racial and Ethnic Relations In America – 3 units

Total units: 19-25


Semester at a Glance

Semester 1
Anthropology G100 (Core) Introduction to Cultural Anthropology – 3 units
Anthropology G185 (Core) Physical Anthropology – 3 units
Anthropology G185L (List A) Intro to Physical Anthro Lab (optional) – 1 units
General Education – TBD

Semester 2
Anthropology G130 (Core) Introduction to Archaeology – 3 units

Anthropology G190 (List A) Introduction to Linguistics – 3 units
or
Math G160 (List A) Introduction to Statistics – 4 units

General Education – TBD

Semester 3
Anthropology G140 (List C) Magic, Witchcraft, Religion – 3 units
or
Anthropology G150 (List C) Native Peoples of North America – 3 units

Psychology G280 (List B) Research Methods in Psychology – 4 units
or
Biology G220 (List B) Human Anatomy – 4 units
or
Geology G110 (List B) Physical Geology – 4 units
or
Geology G106 (List B) Earth Science for Teachers – 4 units
or
Geography G190 (List B) Intro to Geographic Information Systems – 2 units

General Education – TBD

Semester 4
Communications G255 (List C) Intercultural Communications – 3 units
or
Ecology G100 (List C) Human Ecology – 3 units
or
Sociology G133 (List C) Racial and Ethnic Relations in America – 3 units
or
Philosophy G120 (List C) Ethics – 3 units
or
Geography G185 (List C) Racial and Ethnic Relations in America – 3 units
or
History G120 (List C) Asian Civilizations – 3 units
or
History G150 (List C) History of Latin America – 3 units
or
Music/Humanities G103 World Music – 3 units

General Education – TBD
Major Total: 20-22 units
CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 37-39 units
Units that may be double-counted 15-19
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units) 14-20 units
DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (max) 60 units
( ) Description in parentheses indicates credit earned in AAT.

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Art

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ART G100 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Art
(Same as: Humanities G102)
An introductory course for both the general interest and art major student. A survey of the nature and role of the visual arts in society. Art theory, art practices and an overview of art history will be covered. The medias of art will also be explored. Field trips are required. Field trips required. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ART G103 – 3 Units
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History of Asian Art
This course serves as a comprehensive introduction to the art traditions of India, Southeast Asia, China, Korea, and Japan. The historical development of the arts is examined within their broader cultural context. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ART G104 – 3 Units
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Modern and Contemporary Art History
(Formerly known as: History of Modern Art, Contemporary Art History)
(Same as: Humanities G114)
A survey of the history of modern art, beginning at 1900 and concluding with contemporary art of today. Painting, sculpture, printmaking, architecture, photography, video, and ceramics are studied as an integral part of cultural patterns and developments in twentieth-century art. The course will include illustrated lectures, readings, and field trips to current exhibitions. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ART G105 – 3 Units
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Art History and Appreciation 1- Prehistoric to Renaissance
(Formerly known as: History and Appreciation of Art)
(Same as: Humanities G100)
This is a survey of prehistoric art to the Renaissance period, stressing the basic principles and history of art demonstrated in painting, sculpture, and architecture. Illustrated lectures, reading, and museum reports are included in the course. UC Credit Limitations: Maximum credit of one course for Art G105 and Art G105H. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ART G106 – 3 Units
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Art History and Appreciation 2 – Renaissance to Present
(Formerly known as: Art History and Appreciation 2)
(Same as: Humanities G110)
This is a survey of the history of art beginning with the Italian Renaissance and concluding with modern art. Painting, sculpture, and architecture are studied as an integral part of cultural patterns and developments. Illustrated lectures, reading, and field trips to current exhibitions. Study assignments involve at least one visit to a major art museum. UC Credit Limitations: Maximum credit of one course for Art G106 and Art G106H. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ART G107 – 3 Units
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Color and Design: 2D
(Formerly known as: Two-Dimensional Design)
A basic course in the application and appreciation of the art principles and art elements as they relate to two-dimensional design. Selected problems using line, color, shape, value, and texture. Required for art majors. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ART G109 – 3 Units
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Color and Design: 3D
(Formerly known as: Three Dimensional Design)
A basic course in three-dimensional design developing knowledges, skills, appreciation and aesthetic judgment. A series of problems shall necessitate the exploration and comprehension of the visual elements and principles. Required of art majors. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ART G115 – 3 Units
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Typography
(Formerly known as: Digital Arts G115)
Advisories: Digital Arts G135
This course is an introduction to the history of the evolution and application of typography and its many applications for the perception of meaning, intention and personality of the written word. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

ART G116 – 3 Units
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Drawing 1
This course offers an introductory study in the fundamentals, elements, and practices of drawing, employing a wide range of subject matter and drawing media. Focus is on perceptually based drawing, observational skills, technical abilities, and creative responses to materials and subject matter. Required of art majors. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ART G117 – 3 Units
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Drawing 2
This course offers an exploration of artistic concepts, styles, and creative expression related to intermediate-level drawing, focusing on complex subject matter and concepts using a variety of drawing mediums, techniques, and methodologies. As a continuation from Drawing 1, students in this course will build on fundamental observational drawing skills to develop personalized approaches to content and materials in exercises covering multiple historical and contemporary approaches to drawing. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ART G118 – 3 Units
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Life Drawing 1
Figure drawing from male and female models. Study of volumes, perspective, and composition of the human form. Field trips and criticism. Required of art majors. C-ID ARTS 200 Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ART G119 – 3 Units
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Life Drawing 2
Continuing observation and drawing of the human form to help create broader revelations and attitudes concerning drawing and the self. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ART G121 – 3 Units
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Ceramics 1
This is an introductory ceramics course in which students learn basic design, creative development, hand-building, throwing, glaze techniques, firing and ceramic terminology. The course covers aesthetics and creative development of clay objects examining historical and personal modes of expression. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ART G122 – 3 Units
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Ceramics 2
Prerequisites: Art G121
This is an intermediate level ceramics course following Art G121. The principles of ceramic materials, techniques, and design of hand-built and thrown work will be emphasized along with the introduction of mold making, glaze making and kiln loading. Specific aesthetic and technical criteria of ceramic design including historical applications will be emphasized. Mold making, glaze making and kiln loading will also be introduced. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ART G127 – 3 Units
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Art of the Ancient Americas
This course will explore the art, architecture and historical context of ancient civilizations in Mexico, Central America and South America up to European contact. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

ART G130 – 3 Units
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Painting 1
This course offers an introductory study in the fundamentals of painting and composition through learning about the materials, tools, and various approaches to painting in oil and/or acrylics. Focus is on exploration of painting materials, perceptual skills, color theory, paint mixing and technique. Emphasis is on creative responses to materials and subject matter, technical mastery and direct observation from life. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ART G131 – 3 Units
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Painting 2
Prerequisites: Art G130
This is an advanced course structured as a progression from Painting 1. Students continue practicing the techniques of painting, focusing on the development of advanced technical skills relating to traditional and experimental approaches. Students will explore Contemporary painting and personal expression through naturalistic representation, abstraction, non-representation and mixed media. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ART G140 – 3 Units
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Life Painting 1
This is a beginning course in figure paintings. Emphasis will vary from a portrait approach to nude studies. A thorough explanation of color theory and painting methods will be given. Mediums include oils and acrylics. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ART G142 – 3 Units
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Sculpture 1
Exploration of beginning sculpture using three-dimensional principles, techniques, and concepts. Students will utilize a wide range of materials and practices with attention to creative self-expression and historical concepts. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ART G143 – 3 Units
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Sculpture 2
Exploration of a variety of sculptural materials experiences with plaster and cement, clay. Class stresses Twentieth Century abstract art concepts. Students will supply all materials and will be responsible for attending field trips. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ART G150 – 3 Units
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Printmaking 1
An exploratory course designed to introduce and give studio experience in etching, relief and lithography printmaking. This course will include etching, acquainting, photo etching, woodcuts, linocuts, stone and metal plate lithography printmaking, and multi-color printmaking. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ART G151 – 3 Units
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Printmaking 2
A course designed to prepare students in a more advanced studio experience in the Relief and Intaglio area of printmaking, with special emphasis on the history of printmaking in relation to relief and intaglio. History of Printmaking will span from 500 BC to development of metal plates in the1600’s to present day contemporary printmaking. This course will include multi-plate color relief printmaking, reductive relief with linoleum and/or woodblock, chine collé, large format relief and introduction to monoprints. Edition printing, advanced technical skills, continued development of personal imagery and unique style will be stressed. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ART G221 – 3 Units
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Ceramics 3
Prerequisites: Art G122
This course is a continuation of Art G122 involving further development of ceramic building techniques. Historical and contemporary works will be emphasized. The student will also learn to safely and efficiently calculate a glaze. The safe preparation and use of electric and gas kilns will be covered. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ART G223 – 3 Units
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Ceramics 4
Prerequisites: Art G221
This course is for those who wish to develop specific ceramic skills with emphasis on the aesthetic development of personal style in addition to presenting an exhibition and/or portfolio for advanced education or exhibition purposes. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ART G250 – 3 Units
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Printmaking 3
An advanced course designed for students to investigate and develop personal imagery through the medium of printmaking. This course will include deeper exploration with intaglio, relief, multi-color printing, solar plate etching, monotypes, monoprints, woodcuts and chine collé. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ART G251 – 3 Units
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Printmaking 4
A detailed study of the variety of printmaking methods, exploring conceptual and/or personal visions. This class is designed as a seminar with a strong emphasis placed on combining techniques, expanding material vocabulary and experimenting with new processes. Seminars covering both historical and contemporary issues of printmaking will be presented to broaden the student’s critical dialogue. The course content is thematic in nature and each seminar within the course differs from the other offerings in the same course. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

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Automotive Technology

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY G101 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Automotive Technology
This course is designed to teach the student about the operation and maintenance of modern automobiles. There is an emphasis on the theory of the basic operating systems, including engine, electrical, chassis, and driveline systems. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY G110 – 5 Units
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Engine Repair
This is an introductory course that provides students with theory, knowledge and skills necessary to perform minor and major service on automotive gasoline powered engines. Instruction is given and lab experience provided in engine diagnosis, removal, disassembly, analysis and inspection, precision measurements, re-assembly and installation. Information presented is based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A-1 Engine Repair Tasks and Standards intended to prepare students for the ASE Certification Examination. Lecture and Lab. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY G120 – 5 Units
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Electrical/Electronic Systems, Introductory
Advisories: Automotive Technology G101
This is an introductory course that provides students with theory, knowledge, and skills necessary to understand electrical flow and electronic concepts. Instruction is given and lab experience provided which will enable students to successfully perform diagnostics and repair on vehicle electrical and electronic circuits. Information presented is based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A-6 Electrical/Electronics Tasks and Standards intended to prepare students for the ASE Certification Examination. Lecture and Lab. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY G121 – 5 Units
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Electrical/Electronic Systems, Advanced
Advisories: Automotive Technology G120
This is an advanced course that provides students with theory, knowledge, and skills necessary to understand electrical flow and advanced automotive electronic diagnostic and repair concepts. Coursework presented is based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A-6 Electrical/Electronics Tasks and Standards intended to prepare students for the ASE Certification Examination. Lecture and Lab. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY G130 – 4.5 Units
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Engine Performance: Basic Theory/Diagnosis
Advisories: Automotive Technology G101 and G120
This is an introductory course that covers theory, knowledge, and skills necessary to understand engine performance concepts. Instruction is given and lab experience provided which will enable students to successfully perform diagnostics and repair on engine management and related systems. Information presented is based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Engine Performance Tasks and Standards intended to prepare students for the ASE A-8 Engine Performance certification examination. Lecture & Lab. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY G131 – 4.5 Units
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Engine Performance, Advanced
Advisories: Automotive Technology G130
This is an advanced course that covers theory, knowledge, and skills necessary to understand advanced engine performance concepts. Instruction is given and lab experience provided which will enable students to successfully perform diagnostics and repair on complex engine management and related systems. Information presented is based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Engine Performance Tasks and Standards intended to prepare students for the ASE A-8 Engine Performance certification examination. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY G140 – 5 Units
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Automotive Chassis: Brakes
This is an introductory course that covers theory, knowledge, and skills necessary to understand automotive disc and drum brake systems, antilock-braking systems and related components. Instruction is given and lab experience provided which will enable students to successfully perform diagnostics and repair on automotive brake systems. Information presented is based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Engine Performance Tasks and Standards intended to prepare students for the ASE A-5 Brakes examination. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY G141 – 4.5 Units
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Automotive Chassis: Steering & Suspension
This is an introductory course that covers theory, knowledge, and skills necessary to understand automotive steering and suspension systems and related components. Instruction is given and lab experience provided which will enable students to successfully perform related diagnostics and repair. The coursework is based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Tasks and Standards intended to prepare students for the ASE A-4 Suspension & Steering Certification examination. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY G145 – 5 Units
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Basic Clean Air Car Course
This course is the first in a series of courses required by the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) to obtain an Advanced Emissions Specialist license. The course will cover rules and regulations, history of the California Smog Check Program, a study of five-gas analysis, oxygen sensors, an overview of all emission control devices offered in California since 1975 and an introduction to onboard diagnostics second generation (OBD ll). The theory in this course is reinforced with hands-on skill practice. Students must complete this course before submitting an application to the BAR for an Advanced Emissions Specialist license. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY G150 – 4 Units
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Manual Drive Trains & Axles
This is a course that provides the students with theory, knowledge, and skills necessary to understand automotive manual drive trains and transaxles concepts. Instruction is given and lab experience provided in diagnosis, removal, disassembly, analysis and inspection, precision measurements, re-assembly and installation. Information presented is based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A-3 Manual Drive Train and Axles Tasks and Standards intended to prepare students for the ASE Certification Examination. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY G151 – 4 Units
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Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
This is an introductory course that provides the students with theory, knowledge, and skills necessary to understand automotive automatic transmission and transaxle concepts. Instruction is given and lab experience provided in diagnosis, removal, disassembly, inspection, precision measurements, re-assembly and installation. The coursework is based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Tasks and Standards intended to prepare students for the ASE A-2 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Certification examination. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY G160 – 4 Units
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Heating and Air Conditioning
This is an introductory course that covers theory, knowledge, and skills necessary to understand automotive Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems. Instruction is given and lab experience provided which will enable students to successfully perform diagnostics and repair on both manual and automatic HVAC systems. EPA-accepted techniques for recovering and recycling R134 and R12 refrigerants will also be covered. Coursework is based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Tasks and Standards intended to prepare students for the ASE A-7 Heating and Air Conditioning certification examination. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY G170 – 3 Units
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Hybrid Vehicles
This course is a hands-on approach to the world of hybrid, fuel cell and electric powered vehicles. Discover how this new technology works as it replaces existing fossil fueled engines. Examine existing technologies, conversion processes, testing, assembly, operation, and maintenance of hybrid-electric, fuel cell and battery powered electric vehicles. Appropriate safety related instruction is included . Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY G173 – 5 Units
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Electric Vehicles
Prerequisites: Automotive Technology G120 and G170, minimum grade of B, or concurrently enrolled in Automotive Technology G170
Corequisites: Automotive Technology G170
This course furthers the student’s skills in electric vehicle (EV) theory and provides an introduction to advanced EV designs and propulsion systems. The course includes: EV design and construction; the testing, assembly, operation and maintenance of EVs; the influence of battery management design; advanced technology batteries and intelligent charging systems; and alternative EV drive systems. Appropriate safety related instruction will be included in each segment. This course is designed to help the field technician prepare for the Automotive Service of Excellence (ASE) Light Duty Hybrid / Electric Vehicle Specialist (L3) exam. Students will also need to complete Automotive Technology G170 to prepare for the ASE (L3) exam. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY G175 – 5 Units
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Automotive Diesel
Prerequisites: Automotive Technology G110 and G120
Advisories: Automotive Technology G130
This is an introductory course that will allow students to understand diesel engines, diesel fuel systems, and the theory and operation of related diesel systems. Instruction will be given in the classroom setting as well as hands on laboratory learning. This will allow students to successfully perform diagnostics and repair on light duty trucks and passenger cars equipped with diesel engines. This course will prepare students to pass the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A9 Light Vehicle Diesel Engines test. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY G181 – 4 Units
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Honda PACT 1
Advisories: Automotive Technology G101, G120 and G140
This introductory course aligns with Honda’s Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) curriculum. The course covers Honda-specific fundamental theory and maintenance procedures, including research on American Honda Motor’s interactive network for learning modules and service information. Honda recognizes the completion of this course as part of their core training program. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY G201 – 14 Units
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Chassis and Drivetrain Specialist 1
Auto G201 is the first of two training courses leading to the Auto Technology Chassis and Drivetrain Specialist Certificate. It covers three automotive technical areas: Electrical, brakes, and manual transmissions. Students will be responsible for providing their own textbooks, personal safety equipment, protective clothing, a basic hand tool set, and project related materials. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY G202 – 9 Units
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Chassis and Drivetrain Specialist 2
Prerequisites: Automotive Technology G201
Auto G202 is the second of two training courses leading to the Auto Technology Chassis and Drivetrain Specialist Certificate. It covers two automotive technical areas: Steering and Suspension, and Automatic Transmissions. Auto G202 has a prerequisite of Auto G201. Students will be responsible for providing their own textbooks, personal safety equipment, protective clothing, a basic hand tool set, and project related materials. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY G203 – 14.5 Units
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Engine Performance Specialist 1
Auto G203 is the first of two training courses leading to the Auto Technology Engine Performance Specialist Certificate. It covers three automotive technical areas: Engine repair, electrical basics, and engine performance. Students will be responsible for providing their own textbooks, personal safety equipment, protective clothing, a basic hand tool set, and project related materials. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY G204 – 9.5 Units
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Engine Performance Specialist 2
Prerequisites: Automotive Technology G203
Auto G204 is the second of two training courses leading to the Auto Tech Engine Performance Specialist Certificate. It covers two automotive technical areas: Engine Performance Advanced, and Basic Clean Air Car Course. Students will be responsible for providing their own textbooks, personal safety equipment, protective clothing, a basic hand tool set, and project related materials. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

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Biology

BIOLOGY G100 – 4 Units
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Introduction to Biology
This is a survey course emphasizing basic concepts of cell biology, animal and plant physiology, genetics and evolution, and plant, animal and human ecology. This course is specifically designed for non-science majors and is recommended to meet the general education breadth requirements. A traditional format may be followed on lectures, demonstrations, and laboratories may be integrated into the learning system. UC Credit Limitations. No credit if taken after Biology G180; maximum credit of one course for Biology G100 and G100H. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G101 – 3 Units
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The Biology of Food and Cooking
Advisories: Chemistry G110, or AP Chemistry with a grade of C or better, or AP Biology with a grade of C or better
The Biology of Food and Cooking is a lecture-only survey course covering the same topics as Biology G100: Introduction to Biology (non-majors) with a focus on examples from food and cooking. In this demonstration-filled class we will use the methods and reagents of the kitchen to learn the basics of molecular and cell biology, genetics, ecology and evolution. Despite the fact that there is not an associated lab with this course, critical thinking skills and practice with the scientific method will be addressed through the many in-class demonstrations, small group activities, and kitchen experiments (out-of-class assignments). Access to a kitchen is required to complete some assignments. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G104 – 3 Units
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Marine Life
This course examines the marine environment, interaction of species, populations and communities, including geology of ocean basins, physical and chemical characteristics of the ocean basins. A survey of marine plants and animals through invertebrates, fish, reptiles, birds and mammals. The renewable and nonrenewable resources from the ocean realm. The influence of humans on the health of the environment. Current issues including the concepts of: (global warming, types of pollution and the consequences thereof, greenhouse effects, and fisheries management) Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G104L – 1 Unit
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Marine Life Laboratory
Corequisites: Enrollment in or completion of Biology G104
This course explores the basic principles of the life sciences taking its examples from the sea. The ecological relationship between humans and the sea is emphasized. This course is designed for non-science majors and is recommended to meet the general education breadth requirements, or the natural science requirement with Biology G104. Lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G110 – 3 Units
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Ecology and Field Biology
This course is a survey course that integrates lectures, laboratory experiences and field trips to emphasize the natural environment, ecological processes of Southern California, and the roles that humans assume as they change the environment and ecology of the areas from which resources are taken. This course is recommended to meet the laboratory requirement for an associate in arts degree. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G120 – 3 Units
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Health and Disease
(Formerly known as: Man and Disease)
An introduction to the study of human anatomy, physiology with a comprehensive study of diseases which affect man. Diseases will be studied from historical and contemporary point of view, with particular references to causes, means of transmission, normal and abnormal functioning of the body. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G160 – 3 Units
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Physiology and Disease Mechanisms
Advisories: Biology G225
This course will discuss and utilize the principles of physiology to analyze the symptoms and signs of disease. Emphasis is given to cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal diseases although all body systems are discussed. Intended for students in or aspiring to various health professions including nursing. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

BIOLOGY G180 – 5 Units
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Cell and Molecular Biology
(Formerly known as: Principles of Biology)
Prerequisites: Mathematics G030 or Mathematics Placement Assessment and Chemistry G180 or G185 or G220 or G225
Advisories: English G099
This course is designed as the first in a three-course sequence for students desiring to major in biology. The topics to be covered in this course are among those which serve to unify the science of biology. Included in these concepts are: prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure, function and homeostasis, cell reproduction and metabolism, cell communication, classical and molecular genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, and evolution. C-ID: BIOL 190 Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G182 – 4 Units
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Zoology
(Formerly known as: Biology G185 – Principles of Zoology)
Prerequisites: Mathematics G030 or Mathematics Placement Assessment
Advisories: Biology G180
This course provides students with a broad foundation of kingdom Animalia and animal-like protists. It focuses on ecological, evolutionary, anatomical and physiological relationships among major animal taxa. Topics include embryology, body plans, life strategies, general characteristics, reproductive modes, and life cycles of each of the major animal phyla. This course provides a solid background in animal science for those students preparing to transfer to a four-year institution or professional school (dental, pharmacy, or optometrist schools, for example). The laboratory portion of this course emphasizes hands-on learning using dissection, models, slides, charts, living specimens and non-living specimens. Students will gain experience in using compound light microscopes and dissecting microscopes to study protists, animal tissues, and body plans of appropriately sized animals (the lancelet, for exmaple). Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G183 – 4 Units
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Botany
(Formerly known as: Biology G190 – General Botany)
Prerequisites: Mathematics G030 or Mathematics Placement Assessment
Advisories: Biology G180
This course is designed to satisfy the major requirements for an Associate or Baccalaureate degree in the Biological Sciences. Biology G183 complements Biology G180 and G182 as the third of three in a sequence of survey courses. Topics include: fundamentals of chemistry and biochemistry; cytology, with an emphasis on plant cytology; fundamentals of biological energy: catalysis, cellular respiration and photosynthesis; Mendelian and molecular genetics; ethnobotany; evolution and speciation; plant population, and community ecology; systematics and taxonomy, with light surveys of (taxonomic) Kingdoms Archaebacteria, Eubacteria, Fungi, and Protista – emphasis is on Kingdom Plantae: plant histology, anatomy, physiology, morphology and diversity; and principles of plant culture (cultivation). Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G186 – 5 Units
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Diversity of Organisms
Prerequisites: Biology G180 and Mathematics G030 or G115 or G120 or G170 or G180, or Mathematics Placement Assessment
A survey of extant living organisms including physiological and anatomical adaptations of organisms in response to their environment. Each kingdom is examined, with an emphasis on evolution and ecology of organisms found in kingdoms Plantae and Animalia. Included in this survey is an introduction to scientific methodology including student-centered experimental design, execution, and subsequent analysis of data. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

BIOLOGY G200 – 3 Units
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Pharmacology – Medications and Drugs
Prerequisites: Biology G225 or Biology G221
This course covers the classification of medications and basic principles of pharmacology from legislation and pharmacokinetics through receptor theory, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics. Medications will be grouped by body systems and treatment options will be related to the pathophysiological state of the patient. Drug groups are discussed rather than individual medications, with emphasis on autonomic, central nervous system, and cardiovascular agents. Drugs affecting all body systems will be discussed. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

BIOLOGY G205 – 1 or 2 Units
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Biology Laboratory Learning Skills
Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
This is a course in which students will help peers in lab sections of Biology classes. After successfully completing a lab course, students will assist lab instructors by monitoring lab safety, clarifying lab skills and techniques, and explaining experiments that are presented. Students will prepare and present one or more oral and/or written presentations of topics not covered in lecture. This course is recommended for students interested in teaching science. Lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

BIOLOGY G210 – 5 Units
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General Microbiology
Prerequisites: Biology G100, or G180, or G220, or G225 and English G099 or Placement Test, and Mathematics G030 or Mathematics Placement Assessment
Major concepts of general microbiology are discussed, including 1) procaryotic and eucaryotic cell types, 2) structural organization of cells, 3) cellular metabolism, regulation of metabolism, and genetics, 4) host-parasite relationships, 5) microorganisms in human health and disease, 6) immunology and serology, 7) recombinant DNA technology, 8) growth of microbial cells, 9) controlling growth by chemical and physical means. Bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa, and viruses are studied. Laboratory skills include: microscopy, staining techniques cultivation techniques, and aseptic techniques. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G219 – 1 Unit
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Human Anatomy Discussion
Corequisites: Biology G220
This discussion course affords students enrolled in BIOL G220, Human Anatomy, the opportunity to develop background information, problem-solving, extend discussion and exchange ideas concerning human structure. Discussion focuses on anatomical components and other key topics covered in BIOL G220 as well as background information not generally covered in lecture. Designed to help students succeed in their study of human anatomy. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Transferable to CSU.

BIOLOGY G220 – 4 Units
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Human Anatomy
(Formerly known as: Biology G170)
Prerequisites: Biology G100 or Biology G155 or Biology G180 or Biology G221 and English G099 or Placement Test and Mathematics G030 or Mathematics Placement Assessment
A course in basic human anatomy, covering the major body systems and including topics of both gross and microstructure of the organ systems. Designed for paramedical biology majors (nursing, x-ray technicians, physicians assistant, chiropractic, dental hygiene, pharmacy) and physical education majors. Will not satisfy transfer requirements for biological science majors.UC Credit limitations: Maximum credit of two courses for Biology G221, G220 and G225. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G221 – 4 Units
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Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
(Formerly known as: Biology G155)
The elements of human structure and function are described and related. Topics explored are: the body system, cell structure and function, the maintenance of physiological balance and equilibrium (e.g., fluid and electrolytes, blood pressure, acid base levels), and the physiology of nutrition and exercise. Designed for non- science majors (including some para- medical majors) and is recommended to meet the general education breadth requirement. UC Credit limitations: Maximum credit of two courses for Biology G220, G221 and G225. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G225 – 4 Units
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Human Physiology
(Formerly known as: Biology G175)
Prerequisites: Biology G155 or Biology G220 or Biology G221 and English G099 or Placement Test and Mathematics G030 or Mathematics Placement Assessment
This course covers physiological function of the basic systems of the human body. Emphasis will be on integration of body systems and the inter-relationships for maintaining body homeostasis. Designed for paramedical biology majors (nursing, x-ray technicians, dental hygiene, physical therapy, etc.) and physical education majors. Will not satisfy transfer requirements for biology majors. UC Credit limitations: Maximum credit of two courses for Biology G220, G221 and G225. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G260 – 3 Units
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Biostatistics
Prerequisites: Biology G180 or G182 or G186 or G210 and Mathematics G120 or G170 or G180, or Mathematics Placement Assessment
Biostatistics introduces students to data analysis and experimental design. This course specifically focuses on the nature, generation, and testing of biological data. Analyses learned include, but are not limited to, one-sample t-test, two-sample t-test (both pooled and unpooled), variance ratio test, 1-way ANOVA, 2-way ANOVA with replication, block design ANOVA, Tukey’s test of pairwise comparisons, chi-squared tests, and non-parametic tests. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

Business Administration

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The Business Department offers classes in other disciplines. Please see classes in AccountingManagement, and Marketing sections.

BUSINESS G100 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Business
A survey in business providing a multi-disciplinary examination of how culture, society, economic systems, legal systems, political systems, financial institutions, and human behavior interact to affect a business organization’s policies and practices within the U.S. and a global society. Demonstrates how certain influences impact the primary areas of business and affect the ability of a business to achieve its organizational goals. Such influences include organizational structure and design, leadership, human resource management, organized labor practices, marketing, organizational communication, technology, entrepreneurship, legal affairs, accounting, financial practices, and stocks and securities markets. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BUSINESS G108 – 3 Units
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Legal Environment of Business
This course provides an introduction to the principles of law and federal and state judicial systems that influence and reflect the ethical, social, and political environments in which business operates. Areas of constitutional law, administrative law, agency law, employment law, antitrust law, environmental law, and international law will be explored. Additional topics include contracts, torts, crimes, forms of business organization, ethics, product liability, government regulations, and securities regulation. C-ID BUS 120. UC credit limitations: Maximum credit of one course for Business G108 and Business G110. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BUSINESS G110 – 3 Units
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Business Law
This course is an introduction to the legal system in which businesses and individuals operate and covers fundamental legal principles pertaining to business transactions. Topics include sources of law and ethics, contracts, torts, agency, criminal law, business organizations, judicial and administrative processes, courts and their jurisdiction, warranties, product liability, and employment. UC credit limitation: maximum credit of one course for Business G108 and G110. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade.Transferable to CSU; UC.

BUSINESS G121 – 3 Units
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Personal Finance
An introductory course in financial affairs involving management of expenditures. The course includes the budgeting process, using consumer loans and credit, savings on taxes, decisions on transportation and home buying, insurance planning, investments, financial planning, career planning, retirement and estate transfer decisions. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G125 – 3 Units
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Business English
A review and reinforcement of basic grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, proofreading skills, spelling, word division, capitalization, sentence construction, and dictionary usage. Emphasis is on more effective communication by providing an accurate knowledge and precise application of standard English in both verbal and written professional communications. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G130 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Business Writing
Advisories: Completion of English G099 is strongly recommended.
This course provides a basic understanding of business communication and develops confidence and skill in writing effective business letters, memos, electronic communications, and informal reports. Particular focus will be placed on forming a solid foundation for writing business documents, eliminating “writer’s block,” improving writing techniques, increasing editing and proofreading skills, and developing actual practice in writing, positive, negative, neutral, and persuasive communications. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G139 – 3 Units
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Business Communication
Prerequisites: English G100
This course focuses on the development and refinement of the written and oral communication skills that are necessary for success in today’s dynamic business environment. Emphasis will be placed on solving simple-to-complex business problems through critical thinking, research, analysis, and evaluation. Students will communicate these results through effective planning, organizing, outlining, drafting, revising, and finalizing business documents. Oral presentation skills, employment preparation and job-search techniques are also covered. C-ID BUS 115 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G153 – 1.5 Units
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Writing an Effective Business Plan
This course is designed to guide the student in the planning, preparation, and the completion of a successful business plan. The student will develop the tools and confidence in the writing of their own business plan which will serve as a guide in promoting growth, profitability, and social responsibility in achieving their business goals. Suitable for any current business owner or entrepreneur, business, management, or marketing student. This class is critical for contemporary business leaders and owners to understand how to develop a strong business plan that will be used to secure the business and provide a guideline for future growth and profitability. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G158 – 1.5 Units
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Raising Money to Start or Grow a Business
Advisories: Accounting G100 or Business G100
This course is designed to enable those who will be launching their own businesses to get the funding they need to succeed. This course includes understanding new business financing needs and the various options available to prospective business owners including a practical guide to drafting the items needed to obtain funding. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G170 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Business Software Solutions
(Same as: Computer Science G170)
This course will provide students with knowledge and understanding of current software systems that enable businesses to ship and deliver materials and services. It will survey practices in enterprise software solutions such as Enterprise Resource Planning, Supply Chain, and Customer Relationship Management. The course will provide an overview of the use of technology to improve productivity and efficiency which is an essential part of today’s business landscape. Recommended for people desiring a future in Management, IT Management, Business or Accounting. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G210 – 3 Units
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Securities and Investments
Principles of investments, risks/reward analysis, characteristics of stocks and bonds, overview of investment alternatives, role of mutual and money market funds. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

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CADD – Computer Aided Design and Drafting
To view all courses (opens new window) DRAFTING G090 – 0.5-1 Units Course Outline (opens new window) CAD Drafting Laboratory Corequisites: Architecture G160 or G162, Drafting G101, G105, G110, G170 For students desiring or needing extra CAD lab hours. The student will perform exercises which will be assigned in one of the prerequisite classes. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. DRAFTING G101 – 4 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Basic Computer Aided Design Drafting This lecture/lab course is a survey of the basic fundamentals of drafting using Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and is designed to develop the ability to think in three dimensions and to interpret data from blueprints and sketches. The course includes: freehand sketching, use of dimensioning, multi-view projection, pictorial drawing, sectioning, and basic CAD menus. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU. DRAFTING G105 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Basic Engineering Drafting I, Computer Aided Drafting The course will cover the study of correct letter styles for drafting, geometric construction, multi-view projection, basic dimensioning, threads & fasteners, isometric drawing and single auxiliary projection. All drafting problems will be drawn using computer aided drafting, (CAD), with AutoCAD software. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU. DRAFTING G110 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Basic Engineering Drafting II, Computer Aided Drafting Advisories: Drafting G105 The course will cover precision dimensioning, threads & fasteners, working drawings and assemblies, isometric drawing, single and secondary auxiliary projection, basic descriptive geometry and writing resumes. All drafting problems will be drawn using computer aided drafting, (CAD) with AutoCAD software. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU. DRAFTING G170 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Advanced 3D Mechanical Design Advisories: Drafting G110 This is an advanced solid modeling design course for mechanical drafters, designers, and engineers. Students will use the most current Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software and computer lab projects to develop solid models, assemblies and drawings and to solve mechanical design problems. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.
Chemistry

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CHEMISTRY G110 – 5 Units
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Introduction to Chemistry
Prerequisites: Mathematics G010 or appropriate score on the Mathematics Placement Assessment.
An introduction to some of the basic principles of inorganic, organic and biochemistry. Lectures, demonstrations and laboratories are integrated into a learning system equivalent to three hours lecture, four hours lecture-laboratory a week. UC Credit limitations: Maximum credit of one course for Chemistry G110 and G130; no credit if taken after Chemistry G180. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

CHEMISTRY G130 – 4 Units
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Preparation for General Chemistry
(Formerly known as: Introduction to Chemical Principles)
Prerequisites: Mathematics G010 or appropriate score on the Mathematics Placement Assessment.
This course is an introduction to the principles and calculations of chemistry. Practice in basic laboratory techniques. It is designed specifically for students planning to take Chemistry G180 (General Chemistry). UC Credit limitations: Maximum credit of one course for Chemistry G110 and G130; no credit if taken after Chemistry G180. C-ID CHEM 101 Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

CHEMISTRY G180 – 5 Units
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General Chemistry A
(Formerly known as: General Chemistry)
Prerequisites: Mathematics G030 or appropriate score on the Mathematics Placement Assessment.
Advisories: Chemistry G130
This course covers stoichiometry, acids, bases, redox reactions, gas laws, solid and liquid states, changes of state, modern atomic concepts, periodicity and chemical bonding. It is intended for majors and minors in science and engineering. The laboratory portion of the course provides an application of lecture concepts in the laboratory and further practice in quantitative/qualitative laboratory methods. Letter grade is the only option in this course. C-ID CHEM 110 Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.Transferable to CSU; UC.

CHEMISTRY G185 – 5 Units
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General Chemistry B
(Formerly known as: General Chemistry)
Prerequisites: Chemistry G180
This course provides an introduction to kinetics, principles and types of chemical equilibria, acids and bases, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, coordination compounds, nuclear chemistry and nomenclature of organic compounds. C-ID CHEM 120S Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

CHEMISTRY G220 – 5 Units
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Organic Chemistry A
(Formerly known as: Organic Chemistry I)
Prerequisites: Chemistry G185
This course offers a study of the compounds of carbon and their reactions with emphasis upon structure/reactivity relationships and mechanisms. The laboratory emphasizes standard organic techniques, investigations, and spectroscopic methods for identification. C-ID CHEM 160S, CHEM 150 Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

CHEMISTRY G225 – 5 Units
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Organic Chemistry B
(Formerly known as: Organic Chemistry II)
Prerequisites: Chemistry G220
A continuation of the study of the compounds of carbon and their reactions with emphasis upon structure/reactivity relationships and mechanisms, including chemistry of carbonyl compounds, aromatic compounds and molecules of biological importance. The laboratory includes reactions and workup design, separation and identification of an unknown mixture, multistep synthesis and additional spectroscopy. C-ID Chem 160S Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

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Communication Studies
To view all courses (opens new window) COMMUNICATION STUDIES G100 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Interpersonal Communication This course is a survey of the process, analysis and theory of one-to-one oral communication. Content areas include self-concept, perception, cultural influences, listening, verbal messages, nonverbal messages, conversation, relational development and conflict management. Students will learn theories that explain human communication behavior and in addition will be required to practice effective interpersonal communication skills in various contexts. C-ID COMM 130 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. COMMUNICATION STUDIES G110 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Public Speaking This course focuses on understanding and applying the fundamental principles of public speaking. These speech skills include identifying the purpose, selecting the topic, conducting research, organizing content and outlining the speech, choosing appropriate language, using effective visual aids, adapting to the audience and occasion, and delivering the speech in a manner that is both verbally and nonverbally effective, while also learning to evaluate the speeches of others. Students will learn to present information clearly, reasonably, and persuasively by giving individual speeches and participating in group presentations. Recommended for Speech Communication, Business and Education majors. UC Credit Limitations: COMM G110 and G110H combined—maximum credit, one course. C-ID COMM 110 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. COMMUNICATION STUDIES G110 HONORS – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Public Speaking Honors This course sharpens the focus on understanding and applying principles of informative, persuasive and group presentations. These speech skills include identifying the purpose, selecting the topic, conducting research, organizing content and outlining the speech, choosing appropriate language, using effective visual aids, adapting to the audience and occasion, and delivering the speech in a verbally pleasing manner, as well as evaluating the speeches of others. Giving individual speeches and participating in group presentations, students seek to excel in presenting information clearly, reasonably, and persuasively. Readings and assignments for this class are more rigorous than in the standard course. Recommended for Communication Studies, Business and Education majors. UC credit limitations: COMM G110 and G110H combined—maximum credit, one course. C-ID COMM 110 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. COMMUNICATION STUDIES G112 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Small Group Dynamics This course is recommended for Communication Studies, Business, Education majors & individuals interested in participating effectively in groups in work or community settings. C-ID COMM 140 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. COMMUNICATION STUDIES G220 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Essentials of Argumentation This is a course presenting the principles of argumentation: reasoning, critical thinking, and the analytical skills necessary to construct arguments and refutations. Recommended for Communication Studies, Business and Education majors. C-ID COMM 120 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. May not be offered each semester. COMMUNICATION STUDIES G225 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Negotiation and Mediation (Same as: Peace Studies G225) Advisories: Communication Studies G100 This course presents theories and skills to address and settle conflict situations by utilizing the negotiation and mediation processes. The student will learn how to assess conflict situations and determine the appropriateness of negotiation and mediation. Students will learn theories and skills through lecture, role playing, dialogue and in-class simulations. Students will also examine different contexts for negotiation and mediation including family, school, community and business situations. Videos and student presentations of negotiation and conflict resolution topics complement the lectures, simulations and role playing. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU. COMMUNICATION STUDIES G255 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Intercultural Communication (Formerly known as: Communication Studies G175) Advisories: Comm G100 or Comm G108 This course analyzes the study of communication from an intergroup, culture-general perspective. General theories of communication (e.g., uncertainty/anxiety reduction, relationship development, nonverbal expectancy violations, ingroup-outgroup stereotyping) are integrated with theories of cultural difference (e.g. individualism-collectivism, cultural variability, low-high context communication, cultural value orientations, dimensions of culture, Confucian cultural patterns) to explain, predict and improve communication behavior. Communication is examined in both cross-cultural and intercultural settings, with the goal of increasing intercultural effectiveness and minimizing prejudice and discrimination. C-ID COMM 150 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. COMMUNICATION STUDIES G260 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Organizational Communication This course focuses on understanding and applying the fundamental principles of communication in organizations. These elements include organizational communication models, the role of ethics and diversity, basic communication skills, interviewing skills, communicating in groups and teams, conflict management, leadership, and presentation skills. Students will learn to analyze, adapt, and improve their communication strategies in organizational settings by applying and practicing the knowledge and skills acquired in this course. Recommended for Communication Studies, Business and Education majors. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.
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COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G101 – 1 Unit
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Computer Keyboarding, Introduction, Part 1
(Same as: first third of Computer Business Applications G100)
A basic computer keyboard presentation using ‘touch’ techniques including an introduction to symbol-key reaches. This course assumes that the student has never had a formal keyboarding class or does not know ‘touch’ techniques. The student will learn some basic word processing concepts to make keyboarding quick and easy. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G115 – 3 Units
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Filing & Records Management
This course is a comprehensive introduction to records management for both manual and computerized records systems. Emphasis will be placed on the efficient control of proper filing rules, along with the proper methods of storing, retrieving, and disposing of alphabet, subject, numeric, and geographic records; emphasis also placed on the principles governing filing and maintenance of paper, automated, and electronic imaging records. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G117 – 3 Units
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Proofreading Skills
Advisories: Computer Business Applications G101 or keyboarding speed of 35 words a minute.
This course is designed to develop or improve proofreading skills for business or personal use, and includes units in proper use of the dictionary, proofreading for typographical errors, and proofreading for effective communication. This course also includes exercises in proofreading for errors in spelling, word division, format, capitalization, expression of numbers, punctuation, grammatical construction, and word usage. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G119 – 3 Units
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Administrative Business Procedures
Advisories: Computer Business Applications G101 or keyboarding speed of 35 words a minute.
This course is designed to prepare a student for an entry-level office support position. Current office procedures will be stressed. Topics will include handling written correspondence, business records, and office equipment; making travel arrangements; using reference sources to prepare simple reports; and assisting with meeting and conference preparation. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU. May not be offered each semester.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G120 – 2 Units
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QuickBooks Pro
QuickBooks Pro is a Business Accounting course designed to assist the student and entrepreneur interested in using the computer to keep accounting books in good order and in making sound business decisions based on financial reports. Business accounting records are set up to handle chart of accounts, merchandise, customers and receivables, vendors and payables, banking, and reports. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G145 – 2 Units
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Introduction to Computers
This course provides a hands-on introduction to computer concepts and computer literacy. Students learn fundamental skills of computer hardware; identify and develop software application, Internet, and networking skills. Students will generate computer input and output using MS Word and Excel; identify and describe the importance of technology in the world we live in, and learn how to purchase or update computers. This course is designed for students who have no prior experience with computer concepts. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G149 – 2 Units
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Outlook
Advisories: Proper keyboarding and basic computer skills are suggested.
This course will prepare students to use OUTLOOK to compose and send e-mail messages; work with incoming messages; use Outlook folders to organize the Inbox; and manage appointments, events, and meetings. Topics include managing the Outlook environment; creating and formatting Item Content; managing e-mail messages, Contacts, Calendar Objects; and working with Tasks, Notes, and Journal Entries. This course covers the skills needed to prepare for the OUTLOOK Core Microsoft Office Specialist Exam (MOS). Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G152 – 3 Units
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MS Windows
Advisories: Computer Business Applications G145, or equivalent experience
This course provides a hands-on comprehensive introduction to the MS Windows environment. Students will learn fundamental skills of the Windows operating system such as file and folder organization and management; personalizing the Windows environment; managing Windows Media Center, Homegroups, Libraries, Windows Live Essentials, and Windows Touch; working with the Internet and E-mail; protecting the computer; searching for information and collaborating with others; connecting to network and mobile computing; maintaining hardware and software; and improving system performance. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G155 – 2 Units
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WORD, Introduction
Advisories: Keyboarding experience would be helpful.
This course will prepare students to use WORD to create professional-looking documents for a variety of purposes and situations. Topics include sharing and maintaining documents; formatting content; applying page layout and reusable content; including illustrations and graphics in a document; proofreading documents; applying references and hyperlinks; performing mail merge operations. This course, together with CBA G156, reviews the skills needed to prepare for the Core Microsoft Office Specialist Exam (MOS). Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G156 – 2 Units
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WORD, Intermediate
Advisories: Computer Business Applications G155
This course will prepare students to use intermediate and advanced features of WORD to create tables; insert graphics and create SmartArt and charts; apply and modify styles; create footnotes, endnotes, outlines, indexes, and tables of content; create comments and hyperlinks. Topics include using styles and creating multilevel lists and charts; creating web pages and using advanced proofing options; building documents from reusable content and revising documents using markup tools. This course, together with CBA G155, reviews the skills needed to prepare for the Core Microsoft Office Specialist Exam (MOS). Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G157 – 2 Units
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WORD, Advanced
Advisories: Computer Business Applications G156
This course will prepare students to build on their knowledge of the basic and intermediate features of WORD to produce agendas, letterheads, envelopes, business cards, contact disk labels, calendars, flyers and announcements, brochures, and other specialty documents. Students will also work with templates, wizards, page layout, graphic features, Mail Merge, WordArt, and layout design to create desktop publishing documents. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G160 – 2 Units
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EXCEL, Introduction
This course will prepare students to use EXCEL to create and edit professional-looking spreadsheets for a variety of purposes and situations. Topics include managing the worksheet and workbook environment; creating cell data; formatting cells and worksheets; applying formulas and functions; presenting data visually by creating charts; sharing worksheet data with other users; and analyzing and organizing data. This course, together with CBA G161, reviews the skills needed to prepare for the EXCEL Core Microsoft Office Specialist Exam (MOS). Proper keyboarding skills and basic computer skills suggested. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G161 – 2 Units
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EXCEL, Intermediate
Advisories: Computer Business Applications G160
This course will prepare students to use intermediate to advanced features of EXCEL to audit and validate workbook data; consolidate data and link workbooks and worksheets; work with external data sources; create data tables, pivot tables, and pivot charts; use templates; and work with macros. Topics include using financial and lookup functions, define names, and validate data; managing large workbooks and using advanced sorting and filtering; and creating charts, diagrams, and templates. This course, together with CBA G160, reviews the skills needed to prepare for the EXCEL Core Microsoft Office Specialist Exam (MOS). Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G165 – 2 Units
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ACCESS, Introduction
This course will prepare students to use MS Office ACCESS to design and create a database by creating tables, determining the Primary keys, any additional fields, and determining and implementing relationships between tables; and design and create queries, forms, and reports. Topics include managing the Access environment; building tables; building forms; creating and managing queries; and designing reports. This course, together with CBA G166, reviews the skills needed to prepare for the ACCESS Core Microsoft Office Specialist Exam (MOS). Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G166 – 2 Units
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ACCESS, Intermediate
Advisories: Computer Business Applications G165 or equivalent experience
This course will prepare students to use intermediate to advanced skills of MS Office ACCESS. Topics include enhancing tables, queries, forms, and reports; building links, relationships, and indexes; designing and building advanced queries, forms, and reports; managing import and export specifications; using mail merge and advanced navigation techniques; using special controls and tools for check boxes, combo boxes, tab controls, and add hyperlinks; creating and editing macros and modules. This course, together with CBA G165, reviews the skills needed to prepare for the ACCESS Core Microsoft Office Specialist Exam (MOS). Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G170 – 2 Units
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PowerPoint, Introduction
This course prepares students to use POWERPOINT to create and edit professional-looking presentations as well as enhance presentations with clip art, pictures, shapes, and Word Art. Topics include creating a slide presentation; working with graphical and multimedia elements; creating charts and tables; applying transitions and animations; collaborating on presentations; preparing presentations for delivery; and delivering presentations. This course, together with CBA G171, reviews the skills needed to prepare for the POWERPOINT Core Microsoft Office Specialist Exam (MOS). Proper keyboarding and basic computer skills are suggested. Eight-week course. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G171 – 2 Units
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PowerPoint, Intermediate
Advisories: Computer Business Applications G170 or equivalent knowledge
This course prepares students to use POWERPOINT at the intermediate to advanced level. Topics include creating templates and reviewing, publishing, and protecting presentations; applying advanced graphic techniques and inserting audio and video; and delivering presentations. Students learn customizing colors and effects; layering and grouping techniques; animating and using multimedia effects; customizing themes and slide masters; preparing presentations for delivery and electronic distribution. This course, together with CBA G170, reviews the skills needed to prepare for the POWERPOINT Core Microsoft Office Specialist Exam (MOS). Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G181 – 4 Units
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MS Office
Advisories: Proper keyboarding and basic computer skills are suggested.
This course covers computer business applications used in today’s businesses to create, edit, and format various documents, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations. Learn how to create professional-looking documents using WORD; develop and create spreadsheets with formulas and charts using EXCEL; create slide show presentations with multimedia effects using POWERPOINT; design, create, and organize data with tables, queries, forms, and reports using ACCESS; integrate files and data among WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS, and POWERPOINT. This course, together with CBA G183, reviews the skills needed to prepare for the Core Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams for Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G182 – 2 Units
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MS Office, Introduction
Advisories: Proper keyboarding skills and basic computer skills are suggested.
This course will help students transition to the commonly used features and functionality of the latest Microsoft Office suite of application software, as well as update their skills in file management techniques by searching for and locating files and folders. This course is designed for students who have worked with earlier versions of Microsoft Office applications, such as Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, and who wish to upgrade their skills with the latest version. Topics include using the new user interface, contextual tabs, ribbons, and commonly used features and functions to create and edit Word documents, work with Excel spreadsheets, work with Access databases, and create and edit dynamic presentations in PowerPoint. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G183 – 4 Units
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MS Office, Intermediate
Advisories: Computer Business Applications G181 or equivalent
This course covers computer business applications used in today’s businesses using intermediate to advanced features and functionality of Microsoft Office to create, edit, and format various business documents, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations. Students will learn how to use styles, lists, charts, web pages, advanced proofing options, and markup tools using WORD; use advanced functions, sorting, and filtering options, and create charts, diagrams, and templates using EXCEL; enhance tables, queries, forms, and reports using ACCESS; and apply advanced graphic, audio, and video techniques using POWERPOINT. This course, together with CBA G181, reviews the skills needed to prepare for the Core Microsoft Office Specialist Exams (MOS) for Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G190 – 1.5 Units
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Internet, Introduction
This course provides hands-on experience using the most popular Internet browsers and email tools. Emphasis will be placed on topics related to searching the Web and downloading data, including search engines, digital rights management, online storage providers, Web-based collaboration services, working with email, and protecting a computer from viruses. Proper keyboarding skills and basic understanding of computer concepts is recommended prior to enrolling in this course. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G195 – 1.5 Units
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Acrobat, Introduction
This course is designed for students who wish an introductory, hands-on experience with Adobe Acrobat software, which has become the essential tool for universal electronic document exchange. Students will learn to convert existing documents to an interactive multi-platform Portable Document Format (PDF) file that can be distributed electronically; to create Adobe PDF from Web pages; to use Acrobat Professional in the document review cycle; to put documents online; and to use Acrobat to fill out forms. With Adobe Acrobat students will be able to publish any document in PDF, preserving the exact look and content of the original and making its content available to any user who has downloaded the free Acrobat Reader computer program readily available on the Internet. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU. May not be offered each semester.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G196 – 2 Units
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Overview of Web Design
This course presents an overview of the fundamentals of Web design including some of the broad concepts and practices necessary for good Web design. Students will briefly review the historical, technical, and practical aspects of Web design, and will be introduced to basic Web design concepts. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

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COMPUTER SCIENCE G101 – 3 Units
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Computer Literacy
This course is designed to provide students with a brief overview of computing concepts and terminology. It will acquaint the student with the social implications of pervasive computer technology in our society. A good course for the student who wants a first experience in computing. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G102 – 4 Units
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Computer Software Development, Introduction
This course will introduce students to the basic principles of computers and software development. Computer architecture concepts and principles of operation, operating systems basics, file management, and software development principles will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced. Common programming languages, including Java, C, C++, and Visual Basic will be discussed and small programs in each language will be written. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G121 – 4 Units
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Creating Game Artwork, Introduction
Advisories: Computer Science G130
This course is a study in the process of computer game artwork and animation. Students will be introduced to the basic building blocks of 3D game artwork and the process of its creation. Concepts of graphics objects, rendering, shading, alpha blending, texture mapping, and materials will be discussed. Students will learn hands-on 3D computer modeling techniques as well as texture map creation using a digital imaging software and UV mapping tools. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G127 – 4 Units
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Introduction to Programming with PHP and MySQL
Advisories: Computer Science G102 or G130
This course will cover the fundamentals of Web-based software development using the PHP scripting language together with HTML and MySQL Open Source Database. The process of software development will be discussed to include: designing, writing source code, executing, and testing and debugging. Data types, arithmetic and logical expressions, debugging, looping, branching, modularization, simple database access, simple database structures and simple HTML will be discussed in lectures and practiced through lab projects. Web-based Internet applications will be designed and created. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G130 – 4 Units
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Survey of Computer Science/Information Technology
This class surveys computer science and information technology with emphasis on computer business applications. The student will be exposed to computer concepts including components of a computer, operating systems, utility programs, terminology, communications, networking, internet usage, ethical issues and computer application software, such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, database query and presentation software. The student will complete projects in a desktop computer environment. Lecture & lab. Optional credit/no credit or grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. IT IS 120 Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G135 – 4 Units
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UNIX/Linux Operating System
Advisories: Computer Science G102 or Computer Science G103
This course provides an overview of UNIX / Linux Operating System. Students will learn concepts such as file system, variables and permissions, plus file and directory management commands, editors, filters, links and redirection. Lab sessions will be provided to practice and finish home works executing UNIX / Linux commands, both in the shell and the Graphical User Interface (GUI) environments. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G145 – 4 Units
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C Language Programming
Advisories: Previous computer programming experience.
This course is a study of structured programming and systematic software development using the C language. Various data types, arrays, pointers, structures, and functions will be used to implement data tables, string functions, and interface algorithms. This course may be required for transferring Engineering/Math/Science majors. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G147 – 4 Units
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Game Programming, Introduction
Advisories: Computer Science G177 or G178
This course is designed to study the principles of computer game development. Students will be introduced to the basic building blocks of computer games and learn about the various game engines. Concepts of graphics objects, rendering, shading, transformation, alpha blending, stenciling, texture, and materials will be discussed and practiced. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G148 – 4 Units
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Game Programming, Intermediate
Advisories: Computer Science G147
This course will present intermediate techniques and principles in developing computer games. Students will study and develop custom game engines, experiment with custom shaders using HLSL (High-Level Shading Language), interact with gaming input devices, study object motion and collision, integrate sound, and build and import characters using animation software. Visual Studio .Net will be used to create managed DirectX programs on the Windows platform. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU. Offered spring semester only.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G149 – 4 Units
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Game Programming, Advanced
Advisories: Computer Science G148
This course will present advanced techniques and principles in developing multiplayer computer games. Students will study and develop advanced game engines, optimized 3D rendering sub-systems, Level Editors, and artificial intelligence algorithms for multiplayer online games. Visual Studio .Net and DirectX will be used to create multiplayer games on the Windows platform. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G150 – 4 Units
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Mobile Game Programming
Advisories: Computer Science G148
This course will cover the principles of video game development for mobile devices. Students will be introduced to the basic building blocks of mobile platforms and the tools and components available for developing video games for these platforms. Concepts of graphics libraries, simulation tools, debugging facilities, memory and performance limitations, and development methodologies will be discussed and practiced. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G153 – 4 Units
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Java Programming, Introduction
Advisories: Computer Science G102, Mathematics G030
This course will cover the fundamentals of software development using the Java Language. The discussions of software development process will include: designing, writing source code, compiling, linking, executing, and debugging. Data types, arithmetic and logical expressions, debugging, looping, branching, modularization, dynamic memory allocation, classes and objects will be discussed in lectures and practiced through lab projects. Both console and GUI-based (Graphical User Interface) applications will be designed and created. C-ID COMP 122 Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G154 – 4 Units
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Data Structures with Java
(Formerly known as: Java Data Structures, Advanced)
Prerequisites: Computer Science G153 or G175
Advanced programming techniques and Object Oriented Programming principles in Java will be exploited in learning the concepts of data structures. Students will gain theoretical and hands-on experience with the implementation of typical data structures (e.g., arrays, queues, stacks, linked-lists, trees, hashing, and graphs) used in programming applications. Principles of recursion, sorting, searching, optimization, classes, objects, inheritance, and polymorphism will be explored and practiced. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. Offered spring semester only.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G167 – 4 Units
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iPhone Programming with Objective-C
Advisories: Successful completion of at least one course in C programming or one of these Object Oriented (OO) languages, C++, C# (CSharp), or Java, and should understand OO design and development concepts.
This course will cover the fundamentals of iPhone application development using the Objective-C Language and the iPhone SDK (Software Development Kit). The application development process will include: designing for MVC (Model-View-Controller), writing source code, compiling, linking, executing, debugging, and testing. The theory and use of Cocoa and Cocoa Touch, Xcode, Interface Builder, Core Audio /Animation /Data /Location, UIKit (User Interface), GameKit and App design will be discussed in lectures and practiced through lab projects. iPhone applications will be designed and created. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G168 – 4 Units
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iPhone Programming with Web
Advisories: Computer Science G185 or equivalent or have at least 6 months of active experience in developing Web pages using HTML/CSS/JavaScript.
This course will cover fundamentals of iPhone mobile web application development utilizing current technologies including, but not limited to, HTML5 (HyperText Markup Lang.), CSS3 (Cascading Style Sheets), JavaScript, AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript And XML (eXtensible Markup Language) ), the Web DOM (Document Object Model), Dashcode and Dashcode templates, and Dashboard Widgets. iPhone applications will be designed and created. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G170 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Business Software Solutions
(Same as: Business G170)
This course will provide students with knowledge and understanding of current software systems that enable businesses to ship and deliver materials and services. It will survey practices in enterprise software solutions such as Enterprise Resource Planning, Supply Chain, and Customer Relationship Management. The course will provide an overview of the use of technology to improve productivity and efficiency which is an essential part of today’s business landscape. Recommended for people desiring a future in Management, IT Management, Business or Accounting. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G171 – 4 Units
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SQL Programming, Introduction
Advisories: Computer Science G145 or G153
This course will cover the fundamentals of database development using Structured Query Language (SQL). Using Access and Microsoft SQL Server, students will create databases, tables, indexes, rules, triggers, stored procedures, views, users, groups, and various other database objects. Complex SQL queries and transactions will also be discussed and implemented. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G175 – 4 Units
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C++ Programming
Advisories: Computer Science G102, Mathematics G030
This course will cover the fundamentals of software development using the C++ Language. The discussions of software development process will include: designing, writing source code, compiling, linking, executing, and debugging. Data types, arithmetic and logical expressions, debugging, looping, branching, modularization, static and dynamic memory allocation, classes and objects will be discussed in lectures and practiced through lab projects. Both console and GUI-based (Graphical User Interface) applications will be designed and created. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade.Transferable to CSU; UC.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G176 – 4 Units
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Java Database Programming
Advisories: Computer Science G154
This course will cover the fundamentals of database programming using Java related technologies such as JDBC and Swing. Multi-tiered client/server and web-based applications will be discussed and created that will utilize Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL Server databases. Structured Query Language will be discussed and practiced. Principles of distributed software development using J2EE will also be discussed. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G177 – 4 Units
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Visual Basic.NET
Advisories: Computer Science G153 or G175
This course will cover software development in the Microsoft .NET framework. Visual Basic .NET will be used as the development tool to discuss and practice Windows-based and Web-based applications. This course prepares students for Microsoft.NET Framework Web-Based Development Certificate and Windows Client Development Certificate. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G178 – 4 Units
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Visual C# .NET
Advisories: Computer Science G153 or G175
This course will cover software development in the Microsoft .NET framework. Visual C# .NET will be used as the development tool to discuss and practice Windows-based applications and Web-based applications. This course prepares students for Microsoft.NET Framework Web-Based Development Certificate and Windows Client Development Certificate. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G179 – 4 Units
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C++ Programming, Advanced
Advisories: Experience with Object Oriented Programming in C++, including templates.
This course covers advanced features of software development using the C++ language. Topics covered will include input/output streams, file input and output, exception handling, Standard Template Library (STL) including string class, sequential and associative containers. Understanding function objects, STL algorithms, adaptive containers, bitset class and smart pointers will also be discussed in lectures and practiced through lab projects. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G185 – 3 Units
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World Wide Web
Advisories: Computer Science G130
Discussions will include: the history, present status, and future trends of global communications via the Internet; network topologies and communication protocols; and Internet servers (World Wide Web, gopher, etc.). Student will search the Internet’s cyberspace, create HTML (HyperText Markup Language) pages, learn Java Scripting, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), understand e-mail, File Transfer Protocol, and various other internet related tools and utilities. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G189 – 4 Units
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Data Structures with C++
Prerequisites: Computer Science G153 or Computer Science G175
This lecture and laboratory course will cover the Data Structures and Object Oriented Programming concepts using the C++ language. Arrays, queues, stacks, linked-lists, trees, hashing, graphs, recursion, sorting, searching, optimization, classes, objects, inheritance, and polymorphism will be discussed and practiced. C-ID COMP 132 Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. Offered spring semester only.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G193 – 3 Units
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MCTS Certification Preparation Windows Forms Applications
Advisories: Computer Science G175, G178, and G179
This lecture and laboratory course will prepare the advanced student for the Microsoft MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) exam for Windows Forms Applications. Students will create desktop applications with the .NET Framework using C# and Visual Studio. Students will review the C# programming language, including data types, operators, control structures, classes and methods. Students will use the .NET Framework and Windows Forms to build graphical user interfaces for desktop applications, build modal and modeless dialogs and work with .NET controls, use ADO.NET (ActiveX Data Objects) to work with data sources and display data. Other topics include: error handling and debugging; control application configuration; developing and consuming web services; file Input/Output; using XML (Extensible Markup Language) data with DataSets; and deploying windows forms applications. Lab exercises will include creating and deploying windows desktop applications. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G194 – 3 Units
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MCTS Certification Preparation .NET Framework Applications
Advisories: Computer Science G175, G178, G179
This lecture / laboratory course prepares the advanced student for Microsoft MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) exam for .NET Framework Applications. Students will utilize features of the .NET Framework using C# programming language to build sophisticated applications and will examine these object-oriented programming topics: inheritance, partial classes and generics, .NET interfaces, managing data with .NET object and generic collections, LINQ (Language Integrated Query), synchronous and asynchronous delegate methods calls and managing callbacks, Thread /ThreadPool classes, reflection, ADO.NET (ActiveX Data Objects), transaction management, connection pooling, and management of disconnected DataSets. Also covered are .NET n-tiered application development, private/shared assemblies, remoting/web services, managed code and unmanaged code using Pinvoke (Platform Invocation) services and COM (Component Object Module) Interop, and .NET security capabilities/policy management. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G195 – 4 Units
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Client-Server Application Development
Advisories: Computer Science G177
This course will cover the fundamentals of Client-Server application development. Two- and Three-tier enterprise application design and development topologies will be discussed and practiced through assignments. Visual Basic.Net, Visual C# .Net, ADO.Net (ActiveX Data Objects), Microsoft SQL Server, and Structured Query Language (SQL) will be used in building real-life enterprise applications. Web Services will be studied and created to provide internet-wide sharing of business services. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G196 – 4 Units
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Web Programming with .NET
Advisories: Computer Science G177 or G178
Students will study and build eCommerce and eBusiness applications using various tools, languages, & utilities to include: Visual Basic .Net, C#, Code Behind, Active Server Pages.Net, ActiveX Data Objects.Net, Structured Query Language (SQL) & Common Gateway Interface. Web services will be discussed and implemented using XML, SOAP, WSDL, & UDDI. This course prepares students for Microsoft .NET Framework Web-Based Development Certificate. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G198 – 4 Units
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Enterprise Java Development with J2EE
Advisories: Computer Science G154
This course will cover the fundamentals of enterprise-level, distributed and database-driven Java applications using J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Environment). Various J2EE related technologies will be discussed and practiced including: JavaServer Pages (JSP), Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB), JDBC (Java Database Connectivity), Servlets, Applets, JNDI (Java Naming and Directory Interface), Jars, XML (Extended Markup Language), session and state management. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G242 – 3 Units
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Computer Architecture and Organization
Advisories: Computer Science G175 or Computer Science G153
This course will cover the organization and behavior of real computer systems at the assembly-language level. The mapping of statements and constructs in a high-level language onto sequences of machine instructions is studied, as well as the internal representation of simple data types and structures. Numerical computation is examined, noting the various data representation errors and potential procedural errors. C-ID COMP 142 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G262 – 3 Units
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Discrete Structures
Prerequisites: Computer Science G153 or G175 and Mathematics G030 or Mathematics Placement Assessment
This course is an introduction to the discrete structures used in Computer Science with an emphasis on their applications. Topics covered include: Functions, Relations and Sets; Basic Logic; Proof Techniques; Basics of Counting; Graphs and Trees; and Discrete Probability. C-ID COMP 152 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

Cosmetology
To view all courses (opens new window) COSMETOLOGY G021 – 11 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Cosmetology, Level I A beginning course in cosmetology which acquaints the beginning student with basic scientific theory in anatomy, chemistry, physiology, bacteriology, sterilization, cytology, mycology, California State Board rules and regulations and the principles of wet hairstyling, hair sculpture, hair coloring, permanent waving, scalp treatment and professional ethics. Level I is the first in a series of five. Each week of instruction consists of 40 hours or 8 hours per day. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. COSMETOLOGY G022 – 11 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Cosmetology, Level II Prerequisites: Cosmetology G021 An intermediate course in cosmetology which acquaints the student with basic scientific theory in trichology, occupational health and safety, communicable diseases in the work place, dermatology, communication skills and the principles of facials, manicuring, men and women’s hair cutting, styling, hair coloring, chemical straightening and permanent waving. Students will begin to practice operations on live models in order to perfect their skill. Level II is the second in a series of five. Each week of instruction consists of 40 hours or 8 hours per day. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. COSMETOLOGY G023 – 8 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Cosmetology, Level III Prerequisites: Cosmetology G022 An advanced course in cosmetology that acquaints the student with basic scientific theory in electricity as it applies to cosmetology, heat and light energy, neurology, osteology, occupational safety precautions of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B, disorders of the skin, scalp and hair, salon management, ergonomics. This course acquaints the student with the principles of advanced facials and manicuring and introduces long hair design. The student engages in manipulative training and practices these skills on patrons from the community in a beauty salon atmosphere. Level III is the third in a series of five. Each week of instruction consists of 40 hours or 8 hours per day. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. COSMETOLOGY G024 – 8 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Cosmetology, Level IV Prerequisites: Cosmetology G023 An advanced course in cosmetology that acquaints the student with scientific theory in cosmetic chemistry, hazardous substances, wigs and hair pieces, professional development, business skills, employment opportunities, personal record keeping, salesmanship and the principles of advanced hair sculpting, coloring and styling techniques. The student engages in manipulative training and practices these skills on patrons from the community in a beauty salon atmosphere. Level IV is the fourth in a series of five. Each week of instruction consists of 40 hours or 8 hours per day. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. COSMETOLOGY G025 – 8 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Cosmetology, Level V Prerequisites: Cosmetology G024 An advanced course in Cosmetology which acquaints the student with the State Board of Cosmetology examination and preparation for job interview skills. The student engages in advanced manipulative training and practices these skills on patrons from the community in a beauty salon atmosphere. Level V is the fifth in a series of five. Each week of instruction consists of 40 hours or 8 hours per day. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. COSMETOLOGY G029 – 6 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Cosmetology to Barber Crossover (Formerly known as: Cosmetology to Barber Crossover Level 1) Prerequisites: Current California Cosmetology License This course provides training for the cosmetologist in the various aspects of barbering and prepares the student for the California State Board Barber Examination. This course consists of technical instruction and practical operations covering those barber practices that are not a part of the required training or practice of a cosmetologist. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. COSMETOLOGY G030 – 6 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Cosmetology to Barber Crossover Level 2 Prerequisites: COSM G029 with a C or better This is the second level course that provides training for the cosmetologist in the various aspects of barbering and prepares the student for the California State Board Barber Examination. The course offers additional theory hours and advanced techniques in the areas of haircutting, rest facials and facial shaving. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. COSMETOLOGY G031 – 7 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Barbering Level 1 An introductory course in barbering which introduces the student with the history of barbering, infection control and safe work practices, basic scientific theory in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, sterilization, the Barbering and Cosmetology Act and the Board’s rules and regulations, hair dressing for permanent waving, hair coloring, men’s haircutting, hair design, and professional ethics. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. COSMETOLOGY G032 – 7 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Barbering Level 2 Prerequisites: COSM G031 A beginning course in barbering which acquaints the student with scientific theory in trichology, occupational health and safety considerations, disinfection and sanitation, the principles of facials, shaving, men and women’s haircutting, haircoloring, chemical straightening and permanent waving. Students will begin to practice operations on live models in order to perfect their skill. Level 2 is the second in a series of six. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. COSMETOLOGY G033 – 7 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Barbering, Level 3 Prerequisites: Cosmetology G032 An intermediate course in barbering which acquaints the student with men’s hair replacement, chemistry, electricity, light therapy, treatment of the hair and scalp as they relate to the profession of barbering. Additional theory and practical applications will be included as they relate to the subjects of haircutting, haircoloring, texture services, facials and hair styling. Students will practice on mannequins and live models in a salon atmosphere in order to perfect their skills. Level 3 is the third in a series of six. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. COSMETOLOGY G034 – 7 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Barbering, Level 4 Prerequisites: COSM G033 An advanced course in barbering which acquaints the student with advanced techniques in men and women’s haircutting, hair styling, haircoloring, bleaching, permanent waving, chemical straightening, shaving, communication skills, professional ethics, salesmanship, client record keeping, decorum, and basic tax information relating to booth renters, independent contractors, employee and employers. The student engages in maniplative training and practices these skills on patrons from the community in a salon atmosphere. Level 4 is the fourth in a series of six. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. COSMETOLOGY G035 – 7 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Barbering, Level 5 Prerequisites: COSM G034 An advanced course in barbering which acquaints the student with preparation for job interview skills. The student engages in advanced manipulative training and practices these skills on patrons from the community in a salon atmosphere. Level 5 is the fifth in a series of six. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. COSMETOLOGY G036 – 7 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Barbering, Level 6 Prerequisites: COSM G035 An advanced course in barbering which prepares the student for the State Board of Barbering Examination. The student engages in advanced manipulative training and practices these skills on patrons from the community in a salon atmosphere. Level 6 is the last in a series of six. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. COSMETOLOGY G071 – 9 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Esthetics – Level 1 This is the first session of two nine-week courses comprising of 360 hours to be applied to a State Board Certification in Eshtetics. This course is designed to introduce the beginning student to standards of professional conduct and to scientific theory of all subjects dealing with skin care, (i.e. anatomy, histology of the skin). It also provides a laboratory experience with an emphasis on skin care techniques, such as massage, hair removal, skin analysis, use of electrical modalities, as well as basic makeup. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. COSMETOLOGY G072 – 9 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Esthetics – Level 2 Prerequisites: COSM G071 This is the second session of two nine-week courses comprising of 360 hours to be applied to a State Board Certification in Esthetics. It is designed to provide a more in-depth knowledge of Esthetics including the scientific theory pertinent to skin (i.e. chemistry, nutrition). The students will learn skin care theory and receive more advanced laboratory training including the application of chemical peels, massage techniques, hair removal and proper use of electrical facial modalities. Students will learn the skills required to render most professional services. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.
Criminal Justice

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE G005 –  0.25-0.5 Units
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Arrest and Control Techniques
Prerequisites: Criminal Justice G064
Continuing professional training for in-service officers that is intended to meet the new legislative mandated training requirements. This section deals with arrest and control techniques in the areas of carotid holds, take down and arrest procedures, handcuffing, etc. A one week course. Lecture. Pass/no pass only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G020 – 1.5 Units
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Radar Operator Recertification
Prerequisites: Criminal Justice G064
This P.O.S.T. (Peace Officers Standards and Training) certified course is designed to provide an update on the legal and technical use of police traffic radar. It includes an overview of the characteristics and functions of radar components, effects of radar use, and calibration techniques. Lecture. Pass/no pass only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G021 – 0.5 Units
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Laser Operator Certification
Prerequisites: Criminal Justice G064
Advisories: Criminal Justice G020
This P.O.S.T. certified course is designed to provide training on use of police traffic LASER (Light Amplification of Stimulated Emission of Radiation) – also referred to as LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) for speed and distance measuring. The course gives an overview of the characteristics and functions of LASER components as well as the effects of LASER use. It also includes techniques for the verification of the calibration of the LASER device. Lecture. Pass/no pass only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G046 – 4 Units
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Civilian Supervisory, Law Enforcement
P.O.S.T. certified course providing newly appointed or experienced civilian supervisors with formal training in the concepts, techniques and practical application of basic supervisory skills as they pertain to police operations. An eighty hour, two week course. Lecture. Pass/no pass only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G054 – 2 Units
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Police Academy, Regular Basic Course, Orientation
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the police academy training program and provide a better understanding of the requirements and commitments that must be considered. This comprehensive program will assess the suitability and employability of potential academy recruits. Students will be required to complete job-related tests in preparation for the police academy and a career as a police officer. A four-week course. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G055 – 1.5 Units
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Pre-Academy Physical Fitness
The Pre-Academy Physical Fitness Course is designed to prepare students for the physical aspects of the police academy course approved by the California Commission on Peace Officer’s Standards and Training (POST). Students will perform various physical exercises including the POST-mandated physical agility test (99-yard agility run, body drag, six-foot solid wall, six-foot chain link fence & 500-yard run), cardiovascular endurance exercises, and various calisthenics. Proper body mechanics, techniques, and conditioning principles will be applied with an emphasis on proper nutrition and injury prevention. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G064 – 23 Units
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Police Academy – Regular Basic Course
Prerequisites: Criminal Justice G054
Corequisites: Criminal Justice G065
This course provides the fundamentals of basic police training in compliance with the minimum standards established by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). The training includes community-based policing concepts, techniques, and observation of application. Students will be graded and evaluated on academic accomplishment, physical skills, handgun proficiency, and demeanor. Forty hours per week for 24 weeks. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G065 – 2 Units
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Police Academy – Lifetime Health & Fitness
Prerequisites: Criminal Justice G054
Corequisites: Criminal Justice G064
The Lifetime Fitness course stresses the important components of a lifestyle that supports the development and maintenance of good physical and mental health and reduces the risk of illness or injury. The primary focus emphasizes sound physical and mental health and the direct impact on the fitness and endurance of the law enforcement professional. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G067 – 1.5 Units
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Advanced In-Service Training Issues
New laws and court decisions, arrest, search and seizure, changes in enforcement policy, new concepts in police technology, community relations, police ethics and integrity. Lecture. Pass/no pass only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G070 – 4 Units
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Sergeant Supervisory, Law Enforcement
P.O.S.T. certified 80-hour course. Fundamentals of police supervision and management, including training, supervision and evaluation. Lecture. Pass/no pass only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G078 – 6.5 Units
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Public Safety Dispatcher Basic (Intensive Format)
Advisories: The student should be currently employed as a dispatcher for a public safety agency. The student should have a basic understanding of the following subjects as they apply to the position of dispatcher: California statutory codes, law enforcement radio codes; the phonetic alphabet; military time; police jargon and abbreviations; telephone and radio procedures.
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of the basic roles, responsibilities, and duties of a dispatcher within a public safety agency. This course provides standardized dispatcher training and introduces students to the skills and knowledge necessary to work in a communications center in a productive and professional manner. This intensive format course is approved by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) and is designed for the student who is currently employed as a dispatcher for a public safety agency. A three-week course. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G079 –  6.5 Units
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Public Safety Dispatcher Basic (Extended Format)
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of the basic roles, responsibilities, and duties of a dispatcher within a public safety agency. This course provides standardized dispatcher training and introduces students to the skills and knowledge necessary to work in a communications center in a productive and professional manner. This extended format course is approved by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) and is designed for the entry level student who is not currently employed as a dispatcher with a public safety agency. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G080 – 2 Units
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Communications Training Officer
Prerequisites: Criminal Justice G078 and minimum of one year experience as a public safety dispatcher
This course provides the fundamentals of one to one dispatcher training, demonstration skills for teaching 911/public safety radio techniques and methods of evaluating probationary public safety dispatchers. Will provide the student with skills necessary to effectively manage the demands of the assignment as a trainer. Lecture. Pass/no pass only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G090 –  15 Units
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Specialized Investigator’s Basic Course (SIBC)
Prerequisites: Current employment as a Specialized Investigator or Specialized Investigator Trainee in a California law enforcement agency
Corequisites: Criminal Justice G098
This course presents the basic knowledge, skills and ethical standards to satisfy the minimum required learning domains established by the California Commission of Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) for persons serving as Specialized Investigators in the State of California. The course includes academic, physical, psychomotor and affective (ethical behavior) student learning objectives. Letter grade does not guarantee receiving a POST certificate. Students must achieve success in all domains established by POST standards to be awarded a POST certificate of completion. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G091 – 1 Unit
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Reserve Coordinator
This course is designed to address contemporary training needs of law enforcement reserve coordinators by providing new techniques for managing reserve peace officer organizations. Emphasis on new training standards for designated and non-designated level 1 reserve officers, new trends and legislation concerning reserve officers. Lecture. Pass/no pass only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G092 – 4 Units
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SWAT, Special Weapons and Tactics, Basic
Prerequisites: Criminal Justice G064 and permission of Criminal Justice Training Center
Concepts, planning, tactical operations, approach/entry/search techniques; use of chemical agents, weapons, rappelling and task-related physical activities. A two-week course. Lecture. Pass/no pass only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G095 – 3 Units
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Leadership Development Program for Law Enforcement
Prerequisites: Criminal Justice G064 and G070
This course is designed to teach the necessary components for examining and learning the essentials of leadership and to recognize and distinguish issues which influence police integrity, public trust, and loyalty. It analyzes the evaluation policy of the law enforcement agency. It appraises the current system, and examines how assertive leadership influences the behavior and performance of subordinates. It also teaches preparation and formulation of employee performance appraisals. It compares and assesses the supervisor’s role in the disciplinary process. In addition, it examines connection between leadership and effective communication. The difference between civil and criminal accountability will be explored and debated along with the concept and application of Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G098 – 3 Units
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Report Writing for Specialized Investigators’ Basic Course
Corequisites: Criminal Justice G090
This course satisfies the investigative report writing minimum standards established by the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) for persons serving as Specialized Investigators in California. Lecture. Letter grade only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G099 – 2 Units
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P.O.S.T. Instructor Certification
Prerequisites: Criminal Justice G064 or approval by director of Criminal Justice Training Center
This course specifically addresses delivery of the POST (California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training) Basic Course curriculum and is designed to expand and enhance the competency and effectiveness of the criminal justice instructor. Course components are structured to deal with the subject matter expertise, various instructional techniques, adult learning concepts, student-driven learning and validation exercises. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G107 – 3 Units
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Drugs, Health, and Society
(Same as: Health Education G107)
This course will explore the different categories of drugs, such as over-the-counter, prescription, and illegal “recreational drugs”. Drugs and their relationships to a person’s health and well being will be discussed. The motivation to use drugs, abuse and addiction, family concerns, identification of drugs, enforcement, and addiction intervention methods will also be reviewed. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G110 – 3 Units
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Criminal Investigation
This course addresses the fundamentals of criminal investigation including searches, interview and interrogation techniques, crime scene investigation, sources of information, and case preparation and management. C-ID AJ 140 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G115 – 3 Units
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Organized Crime and Terrorism
This course analyzes the cultural and historical bases of organized crime and terrorism. Described are the social and theoretical background of the phenomena, the roles of culture and religion, and examples of organized criminal and terrorist activities. Options in dealing with organized crime and terrorism are reviewed. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G123 – 3 Units
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Juvenile Law
This course provides a study of the juvenile justice system including the roles of the three components of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, and corrections. It examines patterns of criminal delinquent behavior and the historical and modern theories that explain this behavior and how to control it. This course also examines dependent children as a result of abuse and neglect. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G128 – 3 Units
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Criminal Procedure & Evidence
This course provides an overview of procedural criminal and evidentiary law. This course examines state and federal constitutional, statutory, and case law governing criminal prosecutions and post-conviction proceedings. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G130 – 3 Units
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Character Development for Law Enforcement
This course defines the principals of personal character as they relate to ethics and it establishes the critical role that character plays in the ethical decision making of a person’s personal and professional life. It examines how ethical choices impact the professional law enforcement environment and the subsequent effect on police service. Additionally, the course considers how character influences the training, supervision, management and leadership of successful law enforcement organizations. This exceptional course is the only known curriculum that specifically addresses character and how this quality relates and affects professional law enforcement. A thirty-two-hour course. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G137 – 3 Units
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Community Relations and Special Issues in Criminal Justice
This course addresses multiple social issues challenging law enforcement today. It explores the vital aspects of Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving, Proactive/Reactive Policing, cultural diversity, prejudice/discrimination/hate/stereo-typing/victim selection/victimization, and other social forces that shape human values and attitudes. The course examines current demographic trends, dynamics, and interactions of California’s minority groups and multi-faceted sub-cultures as they relate to the criminal justice system in a free society. C-ID AJ 160 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G139 – 3 Units
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Emergency Medical Response
First response course taught from a law enforcement perspective. Covers CPR, first aid, and response to special occurrences. Meets Title 22 and POST (California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training) requirements. Students receive American Red Cross certification in Professional Racer and Emergency Response/First Aid. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G140 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Criminal Justice
Advisories: English G100
This course analyzes the characteristics of the criminal justice system. The course introduces students to the history of criminal law, the legal process, and theories of punishment. The course focuses on the interrelationship of the criminal justice system components in a multicultural context, crime reporting methodology, theories of crime causation, and current challenges to the system. C-ID AJ 110 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G141 – 3 Units
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Concepts of Criminal Law
(Formerly known as: Criminal Law I)
Advisories: English G100
This course offers an analysis of the doctrines of criminal liability in the United States and the classification of crimes against persons, property, morals, and public welfare. Special emphasis is placed on the classification of crime, the general elements of crime, the definitions of common and statutory law, and the nature of acceptable evidence. This course utilizes case law and case studies to introduce students to criminal law. The completion of this course offers a foundation upon which upper-division criminal justice course will build. The course will also include some limited discussion of prosecution and defense decision-making, criminal culpability, and defenses to crimes. C-ID: AJ 120 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G146 – 3 Units
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Police Report Writing
Advisories: Criminal Justice G142
Techniques communicating facts, information and ideas in an effective, simple, clear and logical manner, as they are applied to various types of reports and memoranda used in the criminal justice system. Emphasis is on criminal justice technology, interviewing techniques, the proper use of English, organization of information, and practical application of these areas in note taking, proper completion of felony and misdemeanor crime reports, memos and routine forms, and the presentation of testimony in court. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G150 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Corrections
This course is designed to introduce students to corrections-based systems. It covers all aspects of corrections and how they relate to the entire criminal justice system. Students will study probation, parole, jail and prison programs currently in use in the United States. Incarceration trends will be analyzed, and how political environments effect the prosecution and sentencing process. Students will explore different institutional programs, including the use and effectiveness of community based corrections programs. Students will gain an understanding of the issues related to managing inmates in institutions and the constitutional issues that surround the corrections system. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G151 – 3 Units
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Practical Aspects of Corrections
Advisories: Criminal Justice G150
This course is a follow-up course to Criminal Justice G150 (Introduction to Corrections) and explores practical aspects of the modern correctional environment. It includes concepts of correctional ideology including professionalism, victimology, restorative justice, sentencing, diversion, juveniles in the adult system, and issues related to inmates with special needs. This course also studies the characteristics and needs of male, female, and juvenile inmates, and explores constitutional issues related to these inmate classifications. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G152 – 3 Units
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Probation and Corrections: Case Planning and Supervision
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to effective case planning, supervision, and intervention techniques for probation and corrections officers working with adult and juvenile criminal offenders. This course offers the student a practical introduction to a career as a probation, parole, or corrections officer. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G172 – 2 Units
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P.C. 832 – Laws of Arrest
This course is designed to satisfy the curriculum standards of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) as required by California Penal Code section 832 for Laws of Arrest. Course topics include professional orientation, criminal justice system, community relations, introduction to criminal law, laws of arrest, search and seizure, presentation of evidence, investigative report writing, use of force/baton, preliminary criminal investigation, arrest and control procedures (which will require a physical skills demonstration), crimes against the justice system, and cultural diversity. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Transferable to CSU.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G173 – .5 Units
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P.C. 832 – Firearms
This course is designed to satisfy the firearms curriculum standards of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) as required by California Penal Code section 832. To enroll in this course, students must have a Department of Justice clearance letter on file with the Golden West College Criminal Justice Training Center. Students are responsible for payment of firearms range and ammunition fees. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Transferable to CSU.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G220 – 3 Units
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Forensic Accounting, Introduction
(Same as: Accounting G220)
This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals and techniques of investigative and forensics accounting. The development of forensic accounting as a discipline and its interaction with business, law, auditing and information systems will be explored. Subjects include financial statement and tax fraud, divorce and bankruptcy, identity theft and various white-collar crimes. Forensic principles necessary to detect, prevent and prosecute financial crimes will be explored. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

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DANCE G100 – 2 Units
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Modern Dance 1 – Beginning
This course provides instruction and practice in fundamental modern dance techniques, improvisation and composition. Development of an understanding and appreciation of modern dance as an art form. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DANCE G101 – 3 Units
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Viewing Dance
“Viewing Dance” is an introduction to contemporary dance theatre through viewing dance films and performances. The historical development of dance from ritual to contemporary forms will be primarily discussed in relation to Western-based genres of dance,such as, ballet, modern, tap, and jazz. Students will view associated dance works and discuss relevant components. Students will be required to attend a live performance and submit a critique. Discussions and assignments will address social and psychological concerns, sexuality, race, gender, and aesthetics, as they come into play within the art form of dance. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DANCE G105 – 1 Unit
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Dance Conditioning and Stretches
This course provides instruction and practice in fundamental stretching techniques, strength conditioning and correction of body alignment. Students will learn stretch combinations on the floor, with partners and at the ballet barre. There will be discussions of anatomical theories and exercises leading to correct body alignment. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DANCE G106 – 1 Unit
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Dance Conditioning, Intermediate
Advisories: Dance G105
This course provides instruction and practice in intermediate level dance conditioning techniques, which includes Pilates training, Hatha yoga, gyrokinesis yoga, ballet floor barre and fitness training techniques. There will be discussion of nutrition and anatomical theories leading to correct body alignment. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DANCE G112 – 0.5-1 Units
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Ballroom Dance
A course designed to acquaint students with the fundamentals and various styles of ballroom dancing. There will be an introduction and overview to smooth, Latin, swing, and variety dances. The basics and variations of dances to be taught may include but are not limited to Fox Trot, Waltz, Cha Cha, Tango, Swing, Polka, Salsa, Country, Two Step, Cajun, and Hustle. The course overview is intended to cover the basic footwork, variations, styling, rhythm, timing, lead-follow, and dance characteristics of the dances taught. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DANCE G115 – 2 Units
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Tap Dance 1 – Beginning
(Formerly known as: Beginning Tap Dance)
This course is designed to develop beginning tap dance techniques. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DANCE G120 – 2 Units
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Ballet 1 – Beginning
Instruction and practice in fundamental ballet techniques and correct use of ballet terminology at a beginning level. Students will learn basic alignment, warm-ups, barre work, centre floor adagio and allegro dance combinations. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DANCE G125 – 2 Units
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Jazz Dance 1 – Beginning
(Formerly known as: Jazz Dance 1)
This course provides instruction and practice in the techniques and styles of jazz dance. It is a course designed to develop jazz dance techniques using resource and movement materials. Experience in the creation, development and performance of jazz dance using jazz and rock music as the accompaniment. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DANCE G130 – 2 Units
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Dance for Musical Theater
This course is designed to acquaint the students with basic dance movements and techniques for musical stage productions. Students will learn choreography from famous stage and film musicals. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DANCE G135 – 0.5-1 Units
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Mid-Eastern Dance
This is a technique course emphasizing the social and stage dances from the region designated as the Near and Middle East. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DANCE G136 – 0.5-1 Units
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Intermediate/Advanced Mid-Eastern Dance
Advisories: Dance G135
This is a technique course emphasizing the social and stage dances from the region designated as the Near and Middle East which incorporates choreography, improvisation, movement, vocabulary, styling, veil work, and finger cymbal playing. Instruction at the intermediate and advanced levels is offered. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DANCE G145 – 2 Units
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Modern Dance 2 – Intermediate
(Formerly known as: Intermediate Modern Dance)
Instruction and practice in intermediate level modern dance technique. Students will learn modern dance warm-up techniques and combinations choreographed to live and recorded accompaniment. Students will have the opportunity to improvise and choreograph their own dance studies. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DANCE G150 – 2 Units
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Tap Dance 2 – Intermediate
(Formerly known as: Rhythm Tap Styles)
Instruction and practice in intermediate tap dance techniques. A thorough study of many rhythms and tempos, using tap sounds as the medium for the composition. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DANCE G155 – 2 Units
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Ballet 2 – Intermediate
Instruction and practice in intermediate ballet techniques. Classroom participation in barre work, complex center practice and intermediate adage and allegro ballet combinations. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DANCE G160 – 2 Units
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Commercial Dance Styles
Instruction and practice in intermediate jazz exercise techniques, jazz dance combinations, and complete jazz dances choreographed to jazz, rock and musical theater music. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DANCE G200 – 2 Units
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Modern Dance 3 – Advanced
(Formerly known as: Advanced Modern Dance)
Instruction and practice in advanced level modern dance techniques, theory, improvisation, and composition. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DANCE G215 – 2 Units
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Tap Dance 3 – Advanced
(Formerly known as: Advanced Tap Dance)
A complete study in advanced tap techniques in both rhythm and Broadway tap styles. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DANCE G220 – 2 Units
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Ballet 3 – Advanced
Advanced level ballet techniques. Classroom participation in barre work, complex center practice and advanced adagio and allegro combinations. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. May not be offered each semester.

DANCE G225 – 2 Units
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Jazz Dance 2 – Advanced
(Formerly known as: Advanced Jazz Dance)
Instruction and practice in advanced jazz dance techniques. Students will learn jazz warm-up exercises, jazz combinations and complete dances choreographed to jazz, rock, and musical theater music. Current styles, staging, and composition of jazz dances will be included. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DANCE G230 – 2 Units
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Choreography
Instruction and practice of the elements of dance and the theories of choreography. Students will improvise and choreograph their own solo and group studies. There will be a variety of performance opportunities. Placement by audition only. Enrollment not accepted until audition at the first class meeting. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DANCE G235 – 2 Units
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Modern Dance Ensemble
A course designed for the dance student to learn new or previously choreographed modern dance works. These dances will be learned in their entirety and perfected to performance level. Students will perform the work at public performances during the semester. Placement by audition only. Enrollment not accepted until audition at the first class meeting. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. May not be offered each semester.

DANCE G240 – 1-2 Units
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Tap Dance Ensemble
A performance group for the advanced tap dancer. Students will learn and perfect several new or previously choreographed tap works. Students will be expected to perform publicly during the semester. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DANCE G245 – 1-2 Units
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Performance Ensemble
A performance group for the intermediate and advanced dancer. Students will learn and perfect several new or previously choreographed works. Students will be expected to perform publicly during the semester. Placement by audition only. Enrollment not accepted until audition at the first class meeting. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. May not be offered each semester.

DANCE G250 – 1-2 Units
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Studio Production and Performance
Prerequisites: Retention based upon successful audition
Corequisites: Enrollment in intermediate technique class such as Dance G145, G150, G155 or G160
This course is designed to instruct students interested in producing original choreography and performing in the dance studio at GWC and elsewhere in the community. They may also perform in an instructors choreography. All aspects of the production are studied: Choreography lighting, costuming, publicity, music, scenery design, and staging. Placement by audition only. Enrollment not accepted until audition at the first class meeting. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DANCE G260 – 2-3 Units
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Dance Production and Performance
A course designed to prepare students for the creation and performance of dance with all the aspects of the dance production, i.e., choreography, lighting, costuming and music. Practical experience is obtained through college and community dance performances such as the annual student dance concert in the Golden West College Theater. Placement by audition only. Enrollment not accepted until audition at the first class meeting. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. May not be offered each semester.

Design

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DESIGN G101 – 2 Units
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Introduction to Design
This is an introductory course for both the general interest and design major student. It provides a survey of design in contemporary society including a variety of design career options. Design theory, practices and overview of art and design history will be covered. Emphasis will be on experiencing design through lecture, lab, field observations and projects. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DESIGN G105 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Design Materials and Technical Processes
This is an introductory hands-on course that enables students to apply their design ideas to plastics, wood and metal. Appropriate safety instruction for both hand and basic power tools is included. Lectures include information on safety, machine operation, basic materials, processes, fasteners, adhesives and finishes. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DESIGN G131 – 3 Units
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Perspective and Rendering Systems
This course provides the fundamentals of drawing detailed perspective systems and fundamental rendering techniques commonly used by designers for accurate and dramatic presentations. The course emphasis is on understanding and developing proper perspective techniques. Basic rendering techniques are introduced. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

DESIGN G132 – 3 Units
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Rendering and Perspective Systems
The emphasis of this course is on progressive rendering techniques. Fundamentals of drawing detailed perspective systems are also reviewed. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

DESIGN G150 – 3 Units
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Design Drafting
This course provides an introduction to manual and computer aided drafting. Includes descriptive geometry; mechanism sketching; orthographic and isometric drafting; blueprint reading, printing and plotting. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DESIGN G154 – 3 Units
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Modeling and Prototyping Techniques
Advisories: Design G105/Art G192
This is an intermediate course in the materials, processes and techniques for creating 3D mock-ups, models and prototypes used by designers. Students will use plastics, wood, metal and other materials for their presentation displays. Appropriate safety instruction for studio equipment is included. Lectures and demonstrations include advanced techniques in model making and finishing. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DESIGN G170 – 3 Units
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Introduction to 2D and 3D Digital Design
Advisories: Design G150
This course is an introduction to PC based 2D and 3D software used by designers. Lectures, demonstrations and coursework allow students to develop professional-quality, original artwork and digital images. This hands-on course focuses on introducing students to the basic tools and techniques used for creating and editing digital photographs and images. Students will be able to generate virtual 2D and 3D projects and subsequently utilize rapid prototyping techniques for making solid models. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DESIGN G232 – 3 Units
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Rapid Visualization Techniques
Advisories: Design G131 and G132, or completion of either G131 or G132 with concurrent enrollment in the other.
This course provides an introduction to technical drawing and rapid visualization techniques for the presentation of design concepts employed by professional design studios. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

DESIGN G250 – 3 Units
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Portfolio Development, Review and Critique
This course is for students who want to compile their design work into a portfolio that will catch the attention of a portfolio review committee, prospective employer or client. The emphasis of this course is on competitive portfolio development. This course will allow student to update their skills and portfolio to the most current design career standards. Lectures and demonstrations cover aspects of design portfolio planning and production. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade.Transferable to CSU.

Digital Arts

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DIGITAL ARTS G100 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Digital Arts
This hands-on introductory course covers the fundamentals of scanner usage, digitals cameras, and printers as digital design tools. This course also introduces the student to an array of today’s popular software used in the Digital Arts environment. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL ARTS G103 – 3 Units
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Digital 2D Design
This course is an introduction to the basic visual vocabulary used by visual artists and designers. Using Macintosh computers and software programs such as Illustrator, Photoshop and Painter, students will explore the use of the computer as a design tool. Students will explore the concepts of line, mass, texture, color, light, harmony, composition, perspective, pattern, and illusion to develop an awareness of elements used to indicate form. Hue, value and saturation will be explored as an introduction to color theory. Students will learn ways to observe details in the environment around them and are encouraged to create meaningful art utilizing the visual elements of design. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL ARTS G135 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
This course provides an introduction to the computer application Adobe Illustrator, a vector-based computer graphic program. This application has become the industry standard in computer 2D graphic projects. The class explores all facets of this computer program using the most recent edition. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL ARTS G150 – 3 Units
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Photoshop, Beginning
Use Adobe Photoshop for digital compositing, typography, image repair, video and web image construction for business, graphic design, the web and digital media fields. Consideration is given to Photoshop industry terms, legal “rules” for image usage, digital workflow, the tools and the basic functions of the software. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL ARTS G152 – 3 Units
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Using Photoshop, Intermediate
Advanced usage of Adobe Photoshop for digital composting, filter usage, typography and outputting as used in Business and the Web. Consideration is also given to photoshop terms, modes, color balance, shadows/reflections, light sources, the photoshop digital working environment, the tools and the advanced functions of the software. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL ARTS G170 – 3 Units
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Graphic Design Principles
Introduction to visual communication principles as practiced in the graphic design profession. These principles relate to the choice, placement, organization and theme management of graphic elements. These graphic elements are illustrations, photographs, symbols, blocks of type and decorative accessories. Class projects are fashioned after real world projects encountered in the first years of professional work. These projects are produced on computers in the Macintosh Lab using important computer applications encountered in most job sites. The class introduces process selection, problem-solving, client relations, production techniques, and print or multi media connections. Required of all graphic design majors. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL ARTS G174 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Page Layout & Design – Adobe InDesign
An introduction to electronic page layout and design using today’s popular software such as Adobe InDesign. This course includes beginning principles of document design combined with detailed software instruction that will enable the student to master basic principles of topography and publishing. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL ARTS G177 – 3 Units
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Graphic Design Principles on the Computer
A studio format class in the new computer lab where students use their acquired graphic techniques and talents to prepare portfolio quality graphic design. Using a variety of software programs the course combines graphics, illustration, lettering, and photography to communicate ideas and concepts clearly and effectively. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL ARTS G178 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Web Page Design
This course provides a basic introduction to designing and preparing images and media for the Web. The student will learn how to make interesting and dynamic-looking Web sites and Web graphics with the popular applications Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and WordPress. The student will learn to identify the audience, determine appropriate content, and assemble a Web site. The class will cover classic principles of design, how the principles apply to Web design, and the issues and constraints of designing complex, multi-layered sites. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL ARTS G179 – 3 Units
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Prepress
Advisories: Digital Art G174 or Digital Art G176
Preparing documents for output for both commercial printing and online distribution presents its own set challenges. This advanced Publishing & Prepress course is designed to use today’s software such as QuarkXpress, or Adobe InDesign to prepare not only a commercially acceptable portfolio, but to prepare the student to output professional quality documents for use in both print media and electronic media, using software with built-in support for both HTML and PDF files. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL ARTS G180 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Web Animation
(Formerly known as: Introduction to Web Animation Using Flash)
Advisories: Digital Arts G178
A basic introduction into what web designers and multimedia developers need to know to develop highly interactive content and animation graphics for the web and multimedia using Adobe Flash and Adobe Edge. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL ARTS G195 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Biotechnology Media Design
Advisories: Digital Arts G150
This course emphasizes the foundational digital media skills required to design and create professional media products for the BioTech field. Students will develop conceptual pathways related to interdisciplinary STEAM fields, experiment with mixed digital media, including 3D modeling, and discuss the importance of research, models, and props in the design and execution of the final product. Career options, self-promotion, and practical application of digital media skills will also be discussed. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL ARTS G200 – 3 Units
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Advanced Web Design
Advisories: Digital Arts G178
This course provides students with advanced web site production techniques. Exploration and projects in complex Internet communications using multiple computer applications, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver and WordPress to produce state of the art commercial web sites and e-commerce shopping carts. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL ARTS G222 – 3 Units
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Digital Imaging
An introduction to digital imaging techniques with an emphasis on commercial subject matter. This course covers basic concepts, processes, and aesthetic interpretation of making digital imagery. It includes an overview of various computer applications using illustrative techniques as well as image and photographic manipulation. Two hours lecture, two hours non-lecture a week. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL ARTS G230 – 3 Units
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3D Computer Modeling
Advisories: Digital Arts G103
Using a 3D Modeling program, this course is an introduction to the design and planning of objects and lettering to be built into the wire frame components of computer animation. The student will create the parts that will combine to form such complex forms as wire frame objects, feature characters or title lettering. The objects will then be covered with surface material and rendered as a single frame 3D object for desktop publishing or put into an animated sequence to become a segment in a computer animation project. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL ARTS G290 – 3 Units
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Digital Design for Human Anatomy
Prerequisites: Digital Arts G195
Advisories: Biology G100
A 16-week introductory course in basic human anatomy that is paired with a 16 week Digital Design Lab (DART G290L), covering the major organ systems using state of the art 3D software as a learning tool. Material covered in this course will then be applied to anatomical digital designs students will be creating in DART G290L. This course is designed for students who have an interest in digital or biomechanical design, communications and biological technology careers. Will not satisfy transfer or credit requirements for biological science majors or paramedical biology majors (nursing, x-ray technicians, physicians assistant, physical therapist, occupational therapists, chiropractic, dental hygiene, pharmacy) and physical education majors. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL ARTS G290L – 1 Unit
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Digital Design for Human Anatomy Lab
Prerequisites: Digital Arts G195
Corequisites: Digital Arts G290
This course is an advanced digital lab class in the use of digital media tools to create and commutate human anatomy and science. It is taught in conjunction with anatomy for design. The course is designed for students who are interested in a variety of design-related fields for the medical, biotechnical, and medical information services industries. The course will use, but not be limited to Adobe creative cloud, Autodesk 3D modeling software, mobile apps and related products. These digital media and computer technologies will be used to create images and designs based on human anatomy, physiology and mechanics. Lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

Digital Media

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DIGITAL MEDIA G100 – 3 Units
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Digital Media, Introduction
The history, concepts and theory behind digital media as well as basic video production process, digital video techniques, camera and recording basics, script and production formats, video and audio fundamentals, digital recording and editing basics, basic microphone technique, digital mixing, and digital signal processing will be surveyed. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DIGITAL MEDIA G102 – 3 Units
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Writing and Producing for Digital Media
Introduces techniques in writing for electronic media including film, radio, television, cable television, the internet and multi-media. The course emphasizes the preparation of scripts in proper formats. This includes fundamental technical, conceptual and stylistic issues related to writing fiction and non-fiction scripts for information and entertainment purposes in film and electronic media. Includes a writing evaluation component as a significant part of the course requirement. Course examines principles and techniques used in producing digital media for streaming, broadcast, cable and film. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G110 – 3 Units
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Digital Audio, Introduction
This course covers audio theory, tracking, mixing, and basic mastering techniques using digital audio workstation systems in more detail. Lab experiences include editing, processing, mixing, and mastering projects of various musical genres. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G111 – 3 Units
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Sound Design for Film, Video, and Gaming
(Formerly known as: Audio Post Production)
Creating and editing soundtracks and audio for digital video, music video and film. Recording live sound, and integrating sound effects from a digital library. Dialogue editing and re-recording (looping), and musical soundtrack creation. Synchronization of audio to video using timecode, aesthetic quality of sound and music as it relates to video content, and the production of video/audio projects using Apple Logic, Adobe Premier, AVID Media Composer, Adobe Audition, and Pro Tools. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G112 – 3 Units
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Sound Recording I
(Formerly known as: Digital Media G050)
This course covers the fundamental concepts in audio recording technology. Topics include studio business practices, microphones, mixing, signal processors, the sound field, monitors, recording and editing techniques. Lab experiences include recording and mixing projects for output to CD, DVD, iTunes podcast, or YouTube. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G115 – 3 Units
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Sound Recording II
Advisories: Digital Media G112
This course is a continuation of DM G112. Topics include advanced principles of signal processing, advanced microphone theory, mastering for optical disc and web delivery, console automation, 5.1 surround mixing techniques, and DVD audio. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G118 – 3 Units
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Digital Audio Production
(Formerly known as: Music G051)
This course is a study of theory and practice of audio production in radio, television, film and digital recording applications. Students will gain experience in current industry information including studio procedures, talent and song writing evaluation, licensing, publishing, promotion, merchandising, and audio recording in radio, television, film and digital recording applications. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G130 – 3 Units
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History of Electronic Media
Students in this course will analyze their personal media habits while also examining media’s influence on culture and society. This course invites students to think about ways in which they receive and perceive news and entertainment. The course examines the history of mass communications, its functions, economics, content and evolution of radio,television, film, recording industry, the Internet and new media. Social, political, regulatory, ethical and occupational impact of electronic media are also studied. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DIGITAL MEDIA G140 – 3 Units
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TV Studio Production, Introduction
(Formerly known as: Media Production, Introduction)
This course introduces theory, terminology and operation of a multi-camera television studio and control room. Topics include studio signal flow, directing, theory and operation of camera and audio equipment, switcher operation, fundamentals of lighting, graphics, video control and video recording and real-time video production. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G141 – 3 Units
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Intro to Single Camera Video Production
(Formerly known as: Documentary Video Production)
The course provides an introduction to the history, theory, terminology, and operation of single camera video production, including composition and editing techniques, camera operation, portable lighting, video recorder operation, audio control and basic editing. The course exams single camera production for documentaries, news, corporate/training videos, public service announcements, narrative and producing for the web. This course focuses on the aesthetics and fundamentals of scripting, producing (documentary, news, scripted narrative, training,public service single video formats and genres) directing on location, post-production, and exhibition/distribution. C-ID FTVE 130 Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G160 – 3 Units
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Video Editing 1
(Formerly known as: Video Editing and Motion Graphics)
This course explores theory and techniques in digital video editing. Course covers fundamental techniques and concepts of digital video, editing principles, and visual storytelling. The course reviews the process of video editing throughout the entire development of a media project. There is an emphasis on image sequencing and story continuity, the use of visual effects, color correction, media management, narration, and industry terminology. Students will apply these concepts through a series of digital video projects that showcase effective storytelling through the use of technology. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G163 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Motion Graphics
This course provides the student with study principals, concepts and practices used in the production of motion graphics. The course also examines the history and development of broadcast motion graphics. The course includes classroom demonstrations and extensive hands-on labs that cover the topics of: audio, color keying, motion tracking,stabilization and animation techniques using Adobe After Effects. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G170 – 3 Units
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Sound Sequencing Production
This course covers sequencing of sound on an audio recording workstation using Logic Studio. Students will sequence several styles of sound using different instrumentation and utilizing many software instruments and beat creation. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G200 – 3 Units
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Applied Digital Media
This course is a capstone course for students preparing for a career in digital media. Students apply theory and use concepts to create projects emphasizing professional appearance, visual and audio quality, and problem-solving techniques in individual and group assignments. This course requires skills in audio, video, and digital arts that will be combined to create professional level products. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G260 – 3 Units
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Video Editing 2
(Formerly known as: Non-Linear Editing II)
Advisories: Digital Media G160
This course is a continuation of DM G160, Video Editing 1 and explores advanced theory, principles and techniques used in nonlinear editing. The class progresses through creating a sequence, inputting source footage, assembling and trimming sequences, editing audio, creating titles, working with special effects, and outputting a finished program. Additional topics include creating multi-layered effects, keyframing, creating templates, 3D effects, and work with nested layers. Class time is divided between discussion of theory, demonstration and hands-on practice. Students will edit segments from feature films, commercials and promos. The course is designed for experienced video editors and developers of interactive media. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

Drafting (See also CADD)
To view all courses (opens new window) DRAFTING G090 – 0.5-1 Units Course Outline (opens new window) CAD Drafting Laboratory Corequisites: Architecture G160 or G162, Drafting G101, G105, G110, G170 For students desiring or needing extra CAD lab hours. The student will perform exercises which will be assigned in one of the prerequisite classes. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. DRAFTING G101 – 4 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Basic Computer Aided Design Drafting This lecture/lab course is a survey of the basic fundamentals of drafting using Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and is designed to develop the ability to think in three dimensions and to interpret data from blueprints and sketches. The course includes: freehand sketching, use of dimensioning, multi-view projection, pictorial drawing, sectioning, and basic CAD menus. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU. DRAFTING G105 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Basic Engineering Drafting I, Computer Aided Drafting The course will cover the study of correct letter styles for drafting, geometric construction, multi-view projection, basic dimensioning, threads & fasteners, isometric drawing and single auxiliary projection. All drafting problems will be drawn using computer aided drafting, (CAD), with AutoCAD software. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU. DRAFTING G110 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Basic Engineering Drafting II, Computer Aided Drafting Advisories: Drafting G105 The course will cover precision dimensioning, threads & fasteners, working drawings and assemblies, isometric drawing, single and secondary auxiliary projection, basic descriptive geometry and writing resumes. All drafting problems will be drawn using computer aided drafting, (CAD) with AutoCAD software. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU. DRAFTING G170 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Advanced 3D Mechanical Design Advisories: Drafting G110 This is an advanced solid modeling design course for mechanical drafters, designers, and engineers. Students will use the most current Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software and computer lab projects to develop solid models, assemblies and drawings and to solve mechanical design problems. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

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Ecology

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ECOLOGY G100 – 3 Units
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Human Ecology
An investigation of the current problems of man’s relationship with the environment and possible solutions to these problems. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

Economics

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ECOL G100 Human Ecology – 3 units
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Current problems & possible solutions for people & their environment. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ECON G120 Economic History of the United States – 3 units
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Same as: History G110
Survey of the growth of the American economy from colonial times to the present. Emphasis on causal agents & theoretical roots. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ECON G170 Principles of Micro Economics – 3 units
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Prerequisites: Mathematics G030 or Mathematics Placement Assessment
This course offers an introduction to the concepts and tools of economic analysis. Topics include scarcity, supply and demand, costs of production, and analysis of individual and firm behavior in markets. C-ID ECON 201 Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ECONOMICS G175 Principles of Macro Economics – 3 Units
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(Formerly known as: Economics G285 Macro-Economics)
Prerequisites: Mathematics G030 or Mathematics Placement Assessment
Advisories: Economics G170
This course is an introductory course applying economic analysis to the aggregate economy. Topics include measurement of economic activity, money and financial institutions, monetary and fiscal policy, long run growth, and international trade. C-ID ECON 202 Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.


ACCOUNTING G101 – 4 Units
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Financial Accounting
Advisories: Accounting G100
This course explores accounting as an information system and it is used by investors, creditors, and other stakeholders to make decisions. It introduces the accounting cycle, recording and reporting of business transactions, application of generally accepted accounting principles, and preparation of financial statements. The course examines issues relating to asset, liability, and equity valuation, revenue and expense recognition, cash flow, internal controls and business ethics. C-ID ACCT 110 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ACCOUNTING G102 – 4 Units
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Managerial Accounting
Prerequisites: Accounting G101
This course is the second-semester continuation of Acct G101- Financial Accounting. This course provides a study of accounting and financial information used to manage operations. The course content covers cost accounting concepts, cost behavior, cost structure, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, responsibility accounting, and other management-related topics. Some problems will be solved using computer software applications. C-ID ACCT 120 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.


MATHEMATICS G140 – 4 Units
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Business Calculus
(Formerly known as: Mathematics 130)
Prerequisites: Mathematics G115 or G170 or Mathematics Placement Assessment
This course is designed for students of business, management, and social science who need only one semester of calculus that covers a variety of topics that usually span parts of three semesters of calculus. Topics include functions, limits and continuity, differentiation, integration, graphing, the calculus of two variables and applications of the derivative and integral. This course does not prepare a student to enter Mathematics G180 or G185. UC Credit Limitations: Math G140, G180 and G180H combined—maximum credit, one course. C-ID MATH 140 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MATHEMATICS G160 – 4 Units
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Introduction to Statistics
Prerequisites: Mathematics G030 or Mathematics Placement Assessment
Topics include concepts and procedures of descriptive and inferential statistics; collecting, classifying, tabulating, graphing univariate and bivariate data; measures of central tendencies, variation, percentiles, probability, binomial, normal, T, Chi-square and F distributions; making inferences, decisions and predictions. This course develops statistical thinking through the study of and applications to data sets in the social and behavioral sciences, business, and other disciplines. The use of a graphing calculator and/or statistical analysis computer programs is integrated into the course. UC Credit Limitations: Math G160 and G160H combined—maximum credit, one course. UC credit limitations. See counselor. C-ID MATH 110 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MATHEMATICS G185 – 5 Units
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Calculus 2
Prerequisites: Mathematics G180 or G180H
This is the second course in a three-course sequence designed for mathematics, science and engineering majors. The topics covered in this course include methods of integration, applications of the definite integral, polar and parametric functions, improper integrals, convergence and divergence of sequences and series including power series, and conic sections. (The student should plan to complete the first three semesters of calculus at Golden West College to maintain continuity.) C-ID MATH 221 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MATHEMATICS G280 – 5 Units
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Calculus 3
Prerequisites: Mathematics G185
This is the third course in a three-course sequence, designed for mathematics, science and engineering majors. Topics include vectors in three-dimensional space, curves and surfaces, functions of several variables, partial differentiation, the gradient, the curl, the divergence, multiple integration, Green’s Theorem, Gauss’ (Divergence) Theorem and Stokes’ Theorem. The student should plan to complete the first three semesters of calculus at Golden West College to maintain continuity. C-ID MATH 230 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MATHEMATICS G285 – 5 Units
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Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
(Formerly known as: Ordinary Differential Equations)
Prerequisites: Mathematics G185
This course is designed to introduce students to the fields of Linear Algebra and Differential Equations. Topics include matrices, determinants, vector spaces, linear systems of equations, inner product spaces, first and second order differential equations, systems of differential equations, and Laplace transforms. C-ID MATH 910S Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. Offered fall semester only.

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Education
To view all courses (opens new window) EDUCATION G102 – 1 Unit Course Outline (opens new window) Teaching Diverse Contemporary Classrooms Introduction to teaching and learning skills for potential teachers. This course will address the qualities of an effective teacher, components and purposes of an effective professional portfolio and critical issues in diverse contemporary classrooms. Course includes 10 hours of arranged fieldwork. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. EDUCATION G103 – 2 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Technology Proficiencies for Teachers I Advisories: Computer Business Applications G101 and G145 Based on the Technology Standards for a CA K-12 Preliminary Teaching Credential, this class focuses on the technology proficiencies required prior to credential candidates being issued a preliminary Multiple or Single Subject Credential. Students successfully completing a portfolio in technology proficiencies related to K-12 curriculum will receive a Proficiency Training Certificate from the Orange County Department of Education. Most, but not all, technology application skills are transferable between the Macintosh and Windows environment. ADVISORIES: CBA G101 and CBA G145. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU. EDUCATION G200 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) The Teaching Profession This course examines the opportunities, requirements, responsibilities and rewards in teaching, as well as the skills needed and problems encountered in the classroom. Course includes 40 hours of assigned fieldwork. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

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ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES G100 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Environmental Studies
An interdisciplinary course designed to give the student a general overview of the environmental studies field. A basic understanding of issues related to the environmental compartments of air, soil and water; historical events, economic, political, and cultural concepts, regulations, and technology will be presented. An overview of career opportunities and paths within the environmental industry will be presented. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES G133 – 4 Units
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Energy Audit I
This course introduces the student to the concepts of energy efficiency, energy conservation and energy auditing and assessment. Students will learn to inspect, test, and measure energy usage in buildings. In addition, students will learn to recommend energy efficient steps to reduce building energy usage through practical and cost-effective installation of insulation and retrofitting of energy efficient doors, windows, and appliances. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES G140 – 3 Units
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Environmental Education and Interpretation
This course is designed to introduce the guiding principles for interpreting nature and culture. Existing educational materials, options for environmental program education delivery, and the development of interpretative centers will be examined. Students participate in environmental education and interpretation programs through collaboration with local and international agencies and organizations, and with industry. Career paths and opportunities will be presented. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES G141 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Recycling and Resource Management
This course introduces general terminology and principles regarding recycling, resource management and zero waste. The history of waste and resource management in California, including residential, commercial and institutional reuse, recycling, and composting programs, is addressed. An overview of national, state, and local legislation and regulations related to resource management and recycling is presented and explained. The course covers the original 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle), plus recovery, remanufacture and repurchase. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES G142 – 3 Units
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Culture and Zero Waste
This course will provide an overview of our “throw-away” culture and the motivations behind the economics of consumerism. Key issues of the course include carbon footprint, plastics in our environment, consumer laws and mindsets. It will identify key government agencies and policies and how to collaborate and obtain funding for outreach. Environmental educational skills, programs, and methods will be reviewed. Case studies of successful youth campaigns will be explored and the basics of establishing strong youth educational programs will be examined. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES G143 – 3 Units
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Resource Management and Zero Waste for Communities
This course will identify how resource management and zero waste policies and programs are developed within a community, what type of planning and facilities are needed, and how to finance the systems. Students will also review sample zero waste community plans and will discuss different approaches communities have taken in developing zero waste plans. Students will also learn business recycling tools for local government, best practices for RFPs (Request for Proposals) and contracts, understanding enforcement options, design of resource recovery parks, performance reporting and financial records, Extended Producer Responsibility and Local Producer Responsibility policies and programs, bans, rules and incentives, and developing local markets and uses. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES G144 – 3 Units
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Resource Management and Zero Waste in Business
This course will provide hands-on applications and tools for students to design, implement and oversee waste reduction and resource management programs as they relate to business and industry. This course will study the zero waste business principles, detailing how businesses can implement those principles to achieve zero waste. Examination of case studies demonstrates how different companies have addressed and resolved issues in pursuing zero waste. This course will also provide students with an understanding of how to plan and implement commercial food and organic programs. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES G160 – 4 Units
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Solar Energy I-Thermal Technologies and Applications
(Same as: Engineering Technology G160)
This course introduces the theoretical concepts and practical applications of solar thermal energy. Solar radiation, measurement, and data processing will be discussed. Components, systems and system performance including design, predicted energy savings, and economics will be examined. The focus will be on low-temperature applications for solar hot water and space heating. Career paths and opportunities within associated industries will be presented. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade.Transferable to CSU.

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES G162 – 4 Units
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Solar Energy II—Photovoltaic Technologies and Applications
(Same as: Engineering Technology G162)
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems, including cell design and manufacturing technologies. A range of PV applications will be presented including grid connections, rural electrification, transportation designs, stand-alone systems, consumer products, and the supply of electrical power to satellites in space. Career paths and opportunities within associated industries will be presented. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES G170 – 3 Units
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Renewable Energy Sources and Applications
(Same as: Engineering Technology G170)
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the principal types of renewable energy including solar, thermal, photovoltaic, bio, hydro, tidal, wave, wind, geothermal, hydrogen, and fuel cell. The underlying physical and technological principles of renewable energy resources, their environmental impact, current applications and future prospects will be examined. Career paths and opportunities within associated industries will be presented. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES G180 – 0.5-3 Units
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Ecotourism Destinations
The course will introduce students to the concepts, principles, planning and management of ecotourism destination activities, which promote cultural and environmental awareness while providing beneficial economic opportunities to the local community. Destination activity guidelines will be presented including the practical skills, and techniques necessary for assisting communities in the development of an ecotourist itinerary, educational program and marketing plan. Field activities will be a major component of the program. This course will be offered as a variable unit value according to the complexity of the focused destinations. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES G190 – 1.5-3.5 Units
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Environmental Studies Practicum
Designed to provide environmental studies learners with a practicum cooperatively planned by a private, public or non-profit agency and the environmental studies faculty. Focus is on providing students with an opportunity to apply environmental studies theory in a realistic work setting. The course includes classroom/online discussion of issues directly related to the practicum. Student’s practicum can take place locally, nationally or internationallly. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

Engineering Technology

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ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY G100 – 4 Units
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Electrical Fundamentals: AC-DC Circuits
A first course in a series of courses designed to fit the needs of an electronic engineering technician. Behavior of resistive, inductive, and capacitive devices, passive electrical networks, and a study of circuit theorems is covered. A supporting lab experience with use of basic test equipment is included. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY G150 – 3 Units
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Measuring Principles and Process Control
A study of industrial instrumentation: devices, processes and control systems. Theory and lab experience include circuits and devices used to sense and control electrical and mechanical force: Pressure, flow, liquid level, temperature, stress, strain, speed, and distance. Lab experience interfacing Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) and Data Acquisition (DAQ’s) systems with sensors and control elements. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

English

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ENGLISH G098 – 3 Units
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Developmental Writing and Reading
(Formerly known as: English G009)
This course is designed for students with native fluency in English who need extensive reading and writing preparation for college level work. Reading components of this course promote student confidence by focusing on comprehension, vocabulary, and retention to promote student success and confidence. Writing components focus on sentence, paragraph, and short-essay writing. Students will concentrate on writing main ideas that are adequately supported by clear explanations, details, and examples. Some students may need additional assistance from the Writing Center. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH G099 – 3 Units
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Preparation for College Writing and Reading
(Formerly known as: Reading and Writing Essentials, English G010)
Prerequisites: English G009 or English G098 or English as a Second Language G071 or Placement Test
This course is designed for students who need additional reading and writing preparation for entry into English G100. It includes paragraph and essay writing, critical reading, and some grammar review. Some students may need additional support from the Writing Center. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH G100 – 3 Units
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Freshman Composition
Prerequisites: English G010 or English G099 or Placement Test
Composition and revision of essays, critical thinking, critical reading and documentation. Recommended for all liberal arts majors and those planning to transfer to a four-year college or university. Instructor may recommend up to one additional hour per week in the Writing Center. UC Credit limitations: English G100 and English G100H combined—maximum credit, one course. C-ID ENGL 100 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ENGLISH G100 HONORS – 3 Units
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Freshman Composition, Honors
Prerequisites: English G099 or Placement Test
The Golden West Honors program offer highly motivated students an enriched academic experience, challenging them with stimulating, rigorous assignments leading them to advanced level of critical thinking. Most enhancements to the standard English G100 course are qualitative rather than quantitative. While there is additional reading, some on a fairly high level, the intensified focus on critical thinking holds students to a higher standard: all their oral and written work must manifest a commitment to, and a capacity for, academic excellence. The list of readings features more classic essays and difficult writers than the usual English G100 bibliography and intensifies the focus on research, personal style and critical thinking. UC Credit Limitations: English G100 and English G100H combined—maximum credit, one course. C-ID ENGL 100 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ENGLISH G110 – 4 Units
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Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing Through Literature
Prerequisites: English G100
This course teaches students to apply critical thinking and research skills in reading, analyzing and writing about literary genres in order to formulate arguments. Students learn to use inductive and deductive reasoning and recognize logical fallacies, rhetorical strategies, and implicit meaning. Recommended for English majors and prospective teachers. UC Credit Limitation: English G110 and English G110H combined—maximum credit, one course C-ID ENGL 110 Lecture. Letter grade only.Transferable to CSU; UC.

ENGLISH G110 HONORS – 4 Units
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Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing Through Literature, Honors
Prerequisites: English G100
This course teaches students to apply critical thinking and research skills to reading, analyzing and writing about literary genres in order to formulate arguments. Students learn to use inductive and deductive reasoning and recognize logical fallacies, rhetorical strategies, and implicit meaning. Reading and writing components for the Honors version will be significantly intensified, as will the instructor’s expectations in regards to scholarly work in which the students will be engaged. Recommended for English majors and prospective teachers. UC Credit Limitation: English G110 and English G110H combined—maximum credit, one course C-ID ENGL 110 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ENGLISH G112 – 3 Units
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Appreciation of Literature
Prerequisites: English G100
This course is a broad introduction to literary genres, elements and techniques in cultural/historical context. Literary works will be chosen from all three genres and various historical periods. The readings will illustrate various genres, historical contexts and cultural contexts, as well as the relationships between them. C-ID ENGL 120 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ENGLISH G114 – 3 Units
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Great Myths and Legends
Prerequisites: English G100
This course surveys the famous myths and legends of various world cultures. Readings include original myths and legends as well as critical approaches. The course deals with universal topics such as creation, destruction, and the relationship between gods and the natural world. UC Credit limitations: English G114 and English G114H combined—maximum credit, one course. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ENGLISH G114 HONORS – 3 Units
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Great Myths and Legends, Honors
Prerequisites: English G100
As in the regular English G114 course, honors students will examine myths and legends dealing with such archetypes as the hero; motifs of the quest; the nature of the gods; passages into young adulthood, marriage, and death; the relationship between gods and people. However, the course of study will feature more reading from original sources, more intense focus on views of reality embedded in different cultures’ myths and styles, plus more attention to the assumptions implicit in different approaches to myth. The course will also intensify the focus on research and critical thinking. UC Credit limitations: English G114 and English G114H combined—maximum credit, one course. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ENGLISH G143 – 3 Units
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Children’s Literature
(Formerly known as: Introduction to Children’s Literature)
Prerequisites: English G100 or English G100H
This course introduces representative works of children’s and young adult literature and develops students’ close reading and analytical writing skills while promoting an appreciation for the aesthetic qualities and prominent themes of these genres. C-ID ENGL 180 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ENGLISH G150 – 3 Units
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American Literature Through the Civil War (1865)
(Formerly known as: American Literature: Pre-colonial through Civil Wa)
Prerequisites: English G100
This course is a study of early American literature through the Civil War. C-ID ENGL 130 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ENGLISH G155 – 3 Units
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American Literature 1865 to Present
(Formerly known as: American Literature: Post-Civil War to the Present)
Prerequisites: English G100
This course is a study of American Literature from the Civil War to the present. C-ID ENGL 135 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ENGLISH G160 – 3 Units
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Masterpieces of World Literature Through the Renaissance
(Formerly known as: Masterpieces of World Literature)
Prerequisites: English G100
A study of world masterpieces through the European Renaissance. The important contributions and achievements from the literature of both Western and Eastern countries and eras are studied for their artistic merit and for their influences on modern thought. UC Credit Limitations: English G160 and English G160H combined—maximum credit, one course. C-ID ENGL 140 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ENGLISH G160 HONORS – 3 Units
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Masterpieces of World Literature Through the Renaissance, Honors
(Formerly known as: Masterpieces of World Literature Honors)

Prerequisites: English G100
As in the regular course, students evaluate classic works of world literature in terms of formal properties, historical context and treatment of issues relevant to the present. This class also sharpens the focus on critical thinking and interdisciplinary research, accenting connections with fields such as art, history, philosophy and psychology. In additions, students delve more deeply into theoretical approaches to literature, considering the assumptions and implications of diverse methodologies. Finally, the class attends to nuances of style, using a comparative approach to problems involved in translation, and applying techniques learned from major thinkers in such fields as linguistics and philology. UC Credit Limitations: English G160 and English G160H combined—maximum credit, one course. C-ID ENGL 140 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ENGLISH G161 – 3 Units
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Masterpieces of World Literature Since the Renaissance
(Formerly known as: English G165, Masterpieces of World Literature)
Prerequisites: English G100
This course is a study of world literary masterpieces since the Renaissance. Important contributions and achievements from the literature of various countries and periods will be studied for their artistic merit and influence on the modern world. UC Credit Limitations: English G161 and English G161H combined—maximum credit, one course. C-ID ENGL 145 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ENGLISH G161 HONORS – 3 Units
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Masterpieces of World Literature Since the Renaissance, Honors
(Formerly known as: English G165 Honors – Masterpieces of World Literature)
Prerequisites: English G100
As in the English G161 course, students evaluate classic works in the light of abiding topics relevant to our timeówar, love, death, alienation, transcendence, political responsibility, the environmentósharpening the focus on critical thinking and research. Using a comparative approach, the course gives added consideration to historical context and connections with such extra-literary fields as biology, economics, philosophy and psychology. Additional foci include problems of translation and the kinds of significance generated by style. Finally, students attend more to theoretical approaches, assessing diverse methodologies and their implications for understanding. UC Credit Limitations: English G161 and English G161H combined—maximum credit, one course. C-ID ENGL 145 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ENGLISH G181 – 3 Units
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Shakespeare
(Formerly known as: English G180)
Prerequisites: English G100
In this course students will study the plays and poems of William Shakespeare. The course will focus on the politics, culture, and aesthetics of Shakespeare’s work, as well as providing students with a knowledge of Shakespeare’s influence on contemporary dramatists and poets. UC Credit Limitations: English G181 and English G181H combined—maximum credit, one course. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ENGLISH G181 HONORS – 3 Units
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Shakespeare, Honors
(Formerly known as: English G180 Honors)
Prerequisites: English G100
In this course honors students will participate in an intensive study of the works of Shakespeare and his dramatic and poetic contemporaries. Students will be expected to read more plays and poems written by Shakespeare than in the standard class, and expected to write longer, more critically researched essays than in the standard Shakespeare course. Out-of-class enrichment activities attending live productions of Shakespeare’s plays, viewing (and writing about) movie adaptations of Shakespeare’s work—will also be expected. UC Credit Limitations: English G181 and English G181H combined—maximum credit, one course.

In addition, students will be held to a higher level of academic excellence: the instructor will expect essays, in-class presentations, and classroom contributions to discussions will reflect a level of academic and intellectual rigor and nuance that is consistent with the standards of the Golden West College Honors Program. UC Credit Limitations: English G181 and English G181H combined—maximum credit, one course. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ENGLISH G270 – 3 Units
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British Literature to 1800
(Formerly known as: English G290, Major British Authors)
Prerequisites: English G100
A study of selected writers in English literature to 1800. C-ID ENGL 160 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ENGLISH G275 – 3 Units
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British Literature Since 1800
(Formerly known as: English G295, Major British Authors)
Prerequisites: English G100
A study of selected writers in English literature from 1800 to present. C-ID ENGL 165 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ENGLISH G280 – 3 Units
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Creative Writing
Prerequisites: English G100
This creative writing course is for students who wish to explore writing in the four literary genres. Students will engage in formal analysis of the genres in order to create their own texts. There is informal discussion and criticism of student writing by the class and instructor. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ENGLISH G281 – 3 Units
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Creative Writing: Prose
Prerequisites: English G100
A course for those who enjoy writing and want to concentrate on some form of prose: the short story, magazine article, screen play, stage play, autobiography, personal essay, and prose poetry. Informal discussion and criticism of student work by the instructor and the class. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

English as a Second Language

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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G011E – 0 Units
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ESL Core Course, Level I
(Formerly known as: ESL G011)
This is the first in a series of seven levels. It is a beginning ESL core course for students who are learning basic skills in English reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar. In this course, students will be introduced to simple present, simple past, simple future and present progressive verb tenses and basic English word order patterns. At the completion of the course, they will be able to read very basic English prose and engage in rudimentary conversations. No previous study of English is required. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable. May not be offered each semester.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G012E – 0 Units
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ESL Reading/Writing, Level I
(Formerly known as: ESL G012)
This is a beginning discrete skills course designed to give intensive practice in reading, writing, and grammar as it relates to reading comprehension. Students will develop the ability to write with a simple concrete vocabulary and read simple descriptive narrative, and informative materials with understanding. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G013E – 0 Units
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ESL Listening/Speaking, Level I
(Formerly known as: ESL G013)
Advisories: Concurrent enrollment in ESL G011E
Beginning ESL listening/speaking course designed to give intensive practice in listening, speaking and pronunciation in spoken grammar. At the completion of the course, students will be able to understand simple spoken English and engage in rudimentary conversations. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable. May not be offered each semester.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G021 – 5 Units
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ESL Core Course, Level 2
Advisories: ESL G022 and ESL G023
This is the second in a series of seven levels. It is a high beginning ESL core course for students who are learning basic skills in English reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar. In the course, students will focus on simple and progressive verb tenses and basic sentence patterns. At the completion of the course, they will be able to read and write basic English sentences, and engage in simple oral communication. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable. May not be offered each semester.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G022 – 3 Units
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ESL Reading/Writing, Level 2
Advisories: ESL G011 and/or concurrent enrollment in ESL G021 and ESL G023
A high beginning discrete skills course designed to give intensive practice in reading, writing, and grammar. Students will develop the ability to write with a concrete vocabulary and read simple descriptive narrative, and informative materials with understanding. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable. May not be offered each semester.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G023 – 3 Units
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ESL Listening/Speaking, Level 2
Advisories: ESL G011 and/or concurrent enrollment in ESL G021 and/or ESL G022
A high beginning discrete-skills course designed to give intensive practice in listening, speaking, and pronunciation in spoken grammar. Students will develop confidence in conversation with a limited vocabulary on everyday matters. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable. May not be offered each semester.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G031 – 5 Units
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ESL Core Course, Level 3
Prerequisites: ESL G021 and G023 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: ESL G032 and/or ESL G033
Third in a series of seven levels. Low intermediate ESL core course in English reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar. In the course, students will focus on mastery of simple and progressive verb tenses, simple passive voice, indirect object patterns, modals, idiomatic expressions, and simple subordination. At the completion of the course, students will be able to use simple time and space orders in sentences and paragraphs and use correct word order in conversation. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable. May not be offered each semester.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G032 – 3 Units
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ESL Reading/Writing, Level 3
Prerequisites: ESL G022 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: ESL G021 and/or ESL G022 and/or concurrent enrollment in ESL G031 and/or ESL G033.
An low intermediate discrete skills course designed to give intensive practice in reading, writing, and grammar. Students will read selections ranging from simple information to high-interest stories and develop the ability to write short narrative and descriptive paragraphs on familiar topics, using a variety of simple verb tenses, simple subordination and coordination. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable. May not be offered each semester.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G033 – 3 Units
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ESL Listening/Speaking, Level 3
Prerequisites: ESL G023 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: ESL G021 and/or concurrent enrollment in ESL G031 and/or ESL G032
A low intermediate discrete-skills course designed to give intensive practice in listening, speaking, and pronunciation. Students will engage in social dialogues, role playing and conversations in response to TV, video and class lectures. Stress on pronunciation of vowel sounds and end consonant clusters. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable. May not be offered each semester.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G041 – 5 Units
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ESL Core Course, Level 4
Prerequisites: ESL G031 and ESL G033 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: Concurrent enrollment in ESL G042 and/or ESL G043
Fourth in a series of seven levels. Intermediate ESL core course in English reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar. In the course students will focus on present perfect tense and on compound and complex sentences, expository writing forms, appropriate levels of diction, and topic sentence ideas. At the completion of the course, they will be able to write simple process, reason, and results pieces with control of sentence word order; they will also be able to distinguish central ideas and supporting details in structured readings. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G042 – 3 Units
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ESL Reading/Writing, Level 4
Prerequisites: ESL 032 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: ESL G031 and/or ESL G032 and/or concurrent enrollment in ESL G041 and/or ESL G043
An intermediate discrete skills course designed to give intense practice in reading, writing, and grammar. Students will read expository pieces requiring the ability to find main ideas and details, make inference, recognize transitional devices, and distinguish levels of generality. They will develop the ability to write simple expository paragraphs, with and emphasis on using transitional devices to coordinate ideas. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G043 – 3 Units
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ESL Listening/Speaking, Level 4
Prerequisites: ESL G033 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: ESL G031 and/or concurrent enrollment in ESL G041 and/or ESL G042
An intermediate discrete-skills course designed to give intensive practice in listening, speaking, and pronunciation. Students will engage in group discussions and give informal reports in response to TV, video, films and academic lectures on concrete topics. Stress on recognizing differences between formal and informal diction, on differentiating voice patterns and cues in meaning, on using idiomatic prepositions correctly, and on developing English rhythm and intonation patterns. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G051 – 5 Units
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ESL Core Course, Level 5
Prerequisites: ESL G041 and ESL G043 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: Concurrent enrollment in ESL G052 and/or ESL G053
This course is the fifth in a series of seven levels. It is a high intermediate ESL core course in English reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar. In the course students will focus on the more difficult adjective and adverbial clauses; past and future perfect tenses; expository writing patterns, such as cause and effect and comparison and contrast; inference and tone in reading; and listening without visual clues. At the completion of the course, they will have emerging control of expository forms, of tone, and of providing contextual clues. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G052 – 3 Units
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ESL Reading/Writing, Level 5
Prerequisites: ESL G042 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: ESL G041 and/or concurrent enrollment in ESL G051 and/or ESL G053
This course is fifth in a series of six reading courses. It is a high intermediate discrete skills course designed to give intense practice in reading, writing, and grammar. Students will read multi-paragraph pieces of wide general interest and pieces about abstract topics; they will distinguish between main and subordinate ideas and recognize major differences in tone. They will develop the ability to write transitional phrases between simple expository paragraphs and use a variety of compound and complex sentence patterns in subordination and coordination. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G053 – 3 Units
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ESL Listening/Speaking, Level 5
Prerequisites: ESL G043 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: ESL G041 and/or concurrent enrollment in ESL G051 and/or ESL G052
This course is the fifth in a series of seven courses. It is a high intermediate discrete-skills course designed to give intensive practice in listening, speaking, and pronunciation. Students will begin elementary guided note taking in response to a variety of simple lectures. Emphasis in speaking is placed on presenting short reports and using a variety of stress and intonation patterns to convey meaning. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G061 – 4 Units
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ESL Core Course, Level 6
Prerequisites: ESL G051, G052 and G053 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: Concurrent enrollment in ESL G062 and/or ESL G063
This is the sixth in a series of seven levels. It is a low advanced ESL core course in English reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar. In the course students will focus on adverbial and noun clauses, adverbial transformations and participial forms, basic essay form, and a range of developmental readings. At the conclusion of the course students will be able to write and converse about these materials in predominantly correct standard English. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G062 – 3 Units
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ESL Reading/Writing, Level 6
Prerequisites: ESL G052 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: ESL G051 and/or concurrent enrollment in ESL G061
This course is the sixth in a series of six reading courses. This is a low-advanced discrete skills course designed to give intense practice in reading, writing, and grammar. Students will develop the ability to read and analyze a range of selected essays, articles, and fictional pieces and to write fully developed paragraphs of cause/effect, classification, and problem/solution based on the readings. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G063 – 3 Units
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ESL Listening/Speaking, Level 6
Prerequisites: ESL G053 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: ESL G051 and/or concurrent enrollment in ESL G061
This course is the sixth in a series of seven courses. It is a low advanced discrete-skills course designed to give intensive practice in listening, speaking, and study skills. Students will continue to develop skills in guided note-taking from lectures and discussion. They will engage in conversations based on a variety of topics with an emphasis on appropriate vocabulary, syntax, and register. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G071 – 4 Units
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ESL Core Course, Level 7
Prerequisites: ESL G061 and G063 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: Concurrent enrollment in ESL G073.
This is the last in a series of seven levels. It is an advanced ESL core course in English reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar. In the course, students will focus on analytic reading skills, paragraph writing, and refining their use of English syntax and style. At the conclusion of the course, they will have the skills to fulfill the entry requirements for English 010. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G073 – 2 Units
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ESL Listening/Speaking, Level 7
Prerequisites: ESL G063 or placement by ESL assessment process.
Advisories: ESL G061 and/or concurrent enrollment in G071
This course is the seventh in a series of seven courses. This is an advanced discrete-skills course in listening, speaking and study skills with guided and free note-taking from lectures and discussions. The major focus of this class is to develop students’ listening proficiency, particularly for listening to lectures and note-taking, but some emphasis will be placed on speaking practice with the aim of developing linguistic proficiency. At the completion of the course, they will have improved note-taking and vocabulary skills over a wide range of academic topics. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

English Reading and Writing Center

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ENGLISH READING & WRITING CENTER G001 – 1.25 Units
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Grammar 1: Parts of Speech
This is a Writing and Reading Center course designed for students who want to improve their basic grammar skills. Topics covered include parts of speech, sentence structure, subject/verb agreement, prepositions, pronoun/ antecedent agreement, adjective and adverb comparatives, and articles. This is a computer-based course recommended for students enrolled in ESL G021, G031, and G041. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Open entry/open exit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH READING & WRITING CENTER G002 – 0.5 Units
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Grammar 2: Essential Grammar
This is a Writing and Reading Center course designed to help students master basic sentence mechanics, such as: using capital letters, end marks, commas, quotation marks, colons, semi-colons, hyphens and dashes correctly. It also helps students understand spelling rules, plurals, and possessives. This is a computer-based course recommended for students enrolled in ESL G041, G051, G061, G071 and English G009 and G010. Open entry/open exit. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Open entry/open exit.Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH READING & WRITING CENTER G003 – 1.25 Units
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Grammar 3: Building Sentences
This is a Writing and Reading Center course designed to help students master basic writing structure, word usage, diction, style, and tone. This is a computer-based course recommended for students enrolled in ESL G061, G071, and English G009, G010, and G100. Open entry/open exit. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Open entry/open exit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH READING & WRITING CENTER G011 – 1 Unit
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Building Vocabulary Skills I
This Writing and Reading Center course is designed for beginning ESL students in courses such as ESL G011 and G021, who possess a vocabulary of approximately 600 words and need practice with basic English. Students will practice a variety of strategies for learning and retaining vocabulary used in everyday written communication. Open entry/open exit. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Open entry/open exit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH READING & WRITING CENTER G012 – 1 Unit
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Building Vocabulary Skills II
This Writing and Reading Center course is designed for intermediate level ESL students in courses such as ESL G031 and G041, who possess a vocabulary of approximately 1700 words and need practice with words used in a basic English. Students will practice a variety of strategies for learning and retaining vocabulary used in everyday written communication. Open entry/open exit. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Open entry/open exit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH READING & WRITING CENTER G013 – 1 Unit
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Building Vocabulary Skills III
This Writing and Reading Center course is designed for intermediate ESL students in courses such as ESL G051 and G061, who possess a vocabulary of about 2300 words and need practice with a basic level of academic vocabulary . Students will practice a variety of strategies for learning and retaining vocabulary used in everyday written communication. Open entry/open exit. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Open entry/open exit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH READING & WRITING CENTER G014 – 1 Unit
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Building Vocabulary Skills IV
This Writing and Reading Center course is designed for advanced ESL students in courses such as ESL G071, who possess a vocabulary of at least 3000 words and want to prepare for basic English courses. Students will practice a variety of strategies for learning and retaining college level vocabulary. Open entry/open exit. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Open entry/open exit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH READING & WRITING CENTER G015 – 1 Unit
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Academic Vocabulary Skills I
This Writing and Reading Center course is designed for students of basic level English courses such as English G009 and English G010 who need practice with intermediate academic vocabulary. Students will practice a variety of strategies for learning and retaining vocabulary used in an academic environment. Open entry/open exit. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Open entry/open exit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH READING & WRITING CENTER G016 – 1 Unit
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Academic Vocabulary Skills II
This Writing and Reading Center course is designed for students in college level English courses such as English G100 and English G110 who need practice with advanced academic vocabulary. Students will practice a variety of strategies for learning and retaining vocabulary used in an academic environment. Open entry/open exit. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Open entry/open exit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH READING & WRITING CENTER G020 – 0.18-0.5 Units
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Writing Center Conference I
This is a self-paced, variable unit course offering individualized instruction designed to meet your specific needs in areas such as getting started, development and organization of ideas, grammar, punctuation and ESL. This writing course may be either self-selected or recommended by your instructor in another course that requires written assignments. Open entry/open exit. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Open entry/open exit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH READING & WRITING CENTER G021 – 0.5 Units
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Writing Center Conference II
This course continues the individually tailored writing instruction begun in English G097 and can be taken in connection with any college course requiring writing assignments. . Open entry/open exit. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Open entry/open exit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH READING & WRITING CENTER G022 – 1.25 Units
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Writing In the Work Place
This is a Writing and Reading Center course designed to teach students how to write simply and effectively in business settings. It focuses on how to write memos, directions, letters, meeting documents, reports, and how to fill-out forms. This is a computer-based course which uses PLATO learning software. Open entry/open exit. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Open entry/open exit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH READING & WRITING CENTER G023 – 0.5 Units
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Writing a Unified Paragraph
(Formerly known as: English 034, 012AB)
This course instructs students in the process of developing a unified paragraph. It includes sections on prewriting techniques, developing a topic sentence and support sentences, and writing and revising a unified paragraph. Open entry/open exit. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Open entry/open exit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH READING & WRITING CENTER G024 – 1 Unit
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Writing a Unified Essay
This course instructs students in the process of essay writing, including generating ideas, writing a first draft, revising, and using a variety of introductions and conclusions. Students will practice the five-paragraph essay both with self-generated topics and with responses to reading assignments. Open entry/open exit. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Open entry/open exit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH READING & WRITING CENTER G025 – 0.18 Units
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Writing the University Application Letter
This short course guides students through the process of writing the Personal Statement required with the University of California application. Open entry/open exit. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Open entry/open exit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH READING & WRITING CENTER G030 – 0.5 Units
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Guided Reading Development
(Formerly known as: English 024, ESL 024)
A course for the development of reading, writing and vocabulary skills for students of all levels: beginning ESL to native speakers. Open entry/open exit. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Open entry/open exit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH READING & WRITING CENTER G031 – 1 Unit
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English Reading for ESL
This reading course will best serve English as a Second Language students at the 030/040/050 levels. It focuses on developing key reading strategies within the context of authentic newspaper articles. The exercises that accompany the readings emphasize pre-reading and predicting outcomes, comprehension, scanning, recognizing main ideas, making inferences, and understanding and using contextualized vocabulary. Open entry/open exit. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Open entry/open exit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH READING & WRITING CENTER G032 – 0.5 Units
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Reading for College Success
For native speaking students and advanced ESL students who desire college level reading skills. This lab course is designed to complement all academic courses that require advanced reading skills by increasing reading comprehension, context, vocabulary, retention, and speed. Open entry/open exit. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Open entry/open exit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH READING & WRITING CENTER G034 – 2 Units
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Intermediate Reading Strategies
(Formerly known as: English 050AB)
This course is for students who want to build stronger foundational reading skills. This Writing Center lab course is designed around the PLATO reading software program, a computer-based curriculum. This course covers a variety of reading skills, encourages active reading, and develops critical thinking skills. Open entry/open exit. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Open entry/open exit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH READING & WRITING CENTER G035 – 2 Units
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Advanced Reading Strategies
This course is for students who want to build advanced college reading skills across several content areas, such as literature, social sciences, history, and science. This computer – based lab course is designed around PLATO reading software and will help students develop reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. Students will learn specific strategies necessary to read college-level material in a variety of disciplines. Open entry/open exit. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Open entry/open exit. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

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Floral Design & Shop Management

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FLORAL DESIGN G110 – 3 Units
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Basic Floral Design
(Formerly known as: Floral Design G010)
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of theory, techniques and skills currently practiced in the floral industry. The course includes applied art principles, cut flower and foliage care and botanical identification, handling practices, proper use of florist’s tools and materials, pricing of floral products and historical period designs. This course prepares students for entry-level positions in the floral industry. Detailed instruction and demonstrations are given on various arrangement styles and flowers to wear. Students utilize lab time to execute class projects. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

FLORAL DESIGN G111 – 2.5 Units
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Floral Business Practicum
(Formerly known as: Floral Design G011, Floral Business Practicum I)
Advisories: Floral Design G110
This is an intermediate course which reinforces basic floral knowledge emphasizing art elements and principles of design. It also introduces additional design styles and industry techniques. Additionally, students will explore the duties of a shop operator including pricing for profit, salesmanship, merchandising and management. Proper care, handling techniques of fresh flowers/foliages, flower classification and flower/foliage botanical identification are reviewed. Theory of design, techniques and color concepts are reinforced as students create floral arrangements and corsages. Emphasis is on sharpening basic skills and creating cost/profit awareness. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

FLORAL DESIGN G115 – 2 Units
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Wedding Designs
(Formerly known as: Floral Design G015, Floral Design-Wedding Designs)
Advisories: Floral Design G110
This course provides the student with theory and lab experience in the complex styling of floral pieces specific to weddings. The course explores the advanced techniques of design, identifies the latest in floral bridal trends and execution of traditional floral compositions for wedding décor. Body flowers, carrying pieces, ceremony and reception designs will be executed. Consultation, service, delivery procedures, ordering and pricing will be covered. Completed lab projects are taken home by the student. Lecture and lab. Completion of the Floral Design and Shop Management Certificate prepares students for state certification and national accreditation. Advisory: Floral G110 – Basic Floral Design Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

FLORAL DESIGN G120 – 2 Units
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Advanced Designs in Global Floristry
(Formerly known as: Floral Design G020, Designs in Global Floristry, A)
Advisories: Floral Design G110
Globalization has changed the floral focus to include intercontinental design techniques and imported products. This class increases awareness and appreciation of cultural influence and country specific designs. This course provides practical application and construction of design styles with an emphasis on International floral customs, European floral designs, sympathy tributes and dual purpose designs, such as wedding and event dÈcor. Lecture and lab. Completed lab projects are taken home by the students. Completion of the Floral Design and Shop Management Certificate prepares students for state certification and national accreditation. Advisory: Floral G110 – Basic Floral Design Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

FLORAL DESIGN G125 – 2 Units
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Advanced Floral Design – Events and Display
(Formerly known as: Floral Design G025, Advanced Floral Design-Event P)
Advisories: Floral Design G110
This course focuses on the advanced design skills and techniques used to create thematic floral arrangements for special events and window display. Planning, organization, design, and delivery as well as party props, room décor, table treatments and display elements are emphasized in this course. Theory and lab experience accentuate art principles and creative thematic approaches to floral design. Students will design and create a themed floral arrangement during labs. Completed lab projects are taken home by the student. Completion of the Floral Design and Shop Management Certificate prepares students for state certification and national accreditation. Advisory: Floral G110 – Basic Floral Design Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

FLORAL DESIGN G127 – 2 Units
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Creativity and Competition
(Formerly known as: Floral Design G027)
Advisories: Floral Design G110
This course focuses on advanced design skills and techniques emphasizing the use of the student’s own imagination and creative talent to create individualized, non-standard, contemporary flower arrangements. Theory and lab experience will broaden the student’s design expertise and personally expand and develop creative potential. Creativity development, stimulation of the imagination, critical thinking and practice of technical skills prepare students to participate in competitions, separating the designer from the copier. Completion of the Floral Design and Shop Management Certificate prepares students for state certification and national accreditation. Advisory: Floral G110 Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

FLORAL DESIGN G130 – 3 Units
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Floral Business and Marketability
Advisories: Floral Design G110
This course reinforces basic floral knowledge, introduces advanced design styles and industry techniques and provides practical experience to gain proficiency in advanced commercial floral design skills. Theory of design, techniques and color concepts are reinforced as students create floral arrangements and corsages. Personal marketability, resume building, and portfolio creation are emphasized as well as exploration of shop operation including pricing for profit, salesmanship, merchandising and management. Flower and foliage identification by genus, species and common name aligns with state certification requirements. Lab practicum develops advanced floral design techniques, projects are taken home by the student. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

FLORAL DESIGN G132 – 2 Units
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Permanent Botanicals
(Formerly known as: Floral Design G032, Permanent and Seasonal)
Advisories: Floral Design G110
This course provides the student with history, theory and lab experience in the use of permanent botanicals as a medium of floral design. Instruction includes the use of artificial floral product and preserved natural plant materials. The course emphasizes the principles and elements of design, color theory, and the mechanics and techniques of construction for home decor and commercial interior applications. Theory and lab experience accentuates the preservation process of flowers and foliage for use in floral design. Completion of the Floral Design and Shop Management Certificate prepares students for state certification and national accreditation. Advisory: Floral G110 Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

FLORAL DESIGN G150 – 2 Units
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Floral Productions Practicum
(Formerly known as: Floral Design G050, Floral Placement and Production)
Advisories: Floral Design G110
This course provides practical experience to gain proficiency in advanced commercial floral design skills. Practical applications and construction of industry standard floral décor stress color theory and elements of floral design. Personal marketability, resume building and portfolio creation are emphasized. Flower identification by genus, species and common name, aligns with state certification requirements. Lab practicum develops advanced floral design techniques. Completion of the Floral Design and Shop Management Certificate prepares students for state certification and national accreditation. Advisory: Floral G110 Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

French

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FRENCH G060 – 3 Units
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Practical French, Beginning
Development of basic skills in the language. Practice in pronunciation and comprehension of French and introduction of basic structural patterns. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade.

FRENCH G180 – 5 Units
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Elementary French 1
(Formerly known as: Elementary French)
This is an introductory course in the French language. Students learn to understand, speak, read, and write basic French. This is a proficiency-oriented course to acquire French for real life situations. Classes are conducted in French. Native speakers are eligible by permission of the instructor only. This course is equivalent to two years of high school French. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

FRENCH G185 – 5 Units
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Elementary French 2
(Formerly known as: French, Elementary)
Prerequisites: French G180 or 2 years of high school French
A continuation and completion of French G180. Further development emphasizing reading ability. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

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Geography

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GEOGRAPHY G100 – 3 Units
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World Regional Geography
Recommended for transfer students majoring in anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, and natural sciences. An introduction to geography through a regional study of a variety of environments with emphasis on the ways humans have adapted to and/or changed them. The regions studied will include the Americas, Eurasia, Africa, Australia and islands and oceans. C-ID GEOG 125 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

GEOGRAPHY G180 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Geography: Physical Geography
Advisories: Mathematics G010
Recommended for transfer students majoring in anthropology, economics, geography, history, sociology and the natural sciences. A study of the basic physical elements of the geographical environment, with particular attention to the earth as a planet, its structural features, landforms, meteorological and climatological phenomena, vegetation, soils and environmental regions. C-ID GEOG 110 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

GEOGRAPHY G180L – 1 Unit
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Physical Geography Laboratory
(Formerly known as: Geography G181)
Prerequisites: Enrollment in or completion of Geography G180
Corequisites: Enrollment in or completion of Geography G180
This course is designed to provide supplemental, practical laboratory exercises that correlate to topics covered in Physical Geography G180. Lab experience will include map analysis and interpretation, weather prognostication, landform processes and evolution, tectonics, biogeography, and habitat analysis. C-ID GEOG 111 Lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

GEOGRAPHY G185 – 3 Units
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Cultural Geography
(Formerly known as: Geography G104, Introduction to Geography: Cultural)
Recommended for transfer students majoring in anthropology, economics, history, geography or sociology. An introduction to geography through a topical study of the patterns of human occupation and land use over the earth’s surface and the correlation with the natural environment. Particular emphasis will be given to population, agriculture, politics, language, religion, folk and popular culture, urbanization and industrialization. C-ID GEOG 120 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

GEOGRAPHY G190 – 2 Units
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Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Advisories: Completion of or concurrently enrolled in English G098 and Mathematics G010
This is an introductory course designed to familiarize students with the technology, capabilities, and functionality of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geospatial inquiry. Visualization and analysis of distributions and relationships of physical, social, cultural, and economic features to support decision-making is emphasized. Spatial analysis methods are presented and interactively practiced by students to examine and solve social and scientific problems. Students learn proper techniques for sourcing, manipulating, and managing social and scientific data, making logical queries of that data, measuring and validating results, and then presenting their findings in a professional, constructive manner. C-ID GEOG 155 Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

Geology

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GEOLOGY G105 – 3 Units
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General Geology
This is a course designed specifically for non-science majors desiring a three unit non-laboratory survey course in geology. Including an introduction the Scientific Method and how it applies to natural processes on Earth. Content includes coverage of both the physical and historical aspects of geology with emphasis on recent discoveries of plate tectonics. Students will study topics from physical geology such as minerals, rock classification, surface processes, structure and interior processes responsible for landform development. This course will also cover historical topics such as the geologic time scale, fossil record, Earth’s history and evolution of life from marine organisms to land plants and animals. UC credit limitations: No credit if taken after Geology G110. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

GEOLOGY G106 – 4 Units
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Earth Science for Teachers
This lecture/laboratory study of introductory Earth Science includes physical and historical geology, physical oceanography, and meteorology, planetary science and astronomy. The Scientific Method will be employed in relation to Earth Science. The subjects covered are part of the state of California science standards for K-12 classes. Emphasis will be placed on how these topics should be addressed by teachers within the California Science Framework. A field trip will be required. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. Offered fall semester only.

GEOLOGY G110 – 4 Units
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Physical Geology
(Formerly known as: Geology G100)
An introductory survey of physical geology and the scientific method. This course includes the internal and surface processes responsible for shaping the Earth and formation of natural resources and geologic landscapes. Past and present geologic processes such as mountain building, climate change, and the evolution of life in the fossil record will be covered. Resource extraction, identification of minerals and rocks with the natural processes are covered in lecture and laboratory work. Recognition of geologic hazards both natural and human caused. Utilizing Geographical Information Systems (GIS), maps, digital satellite images are included in laboratory work. C-ID GEOL 101 Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

GEOLOGY G120 – 4 Units
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Historical Geology
Advisories: Completion of a high school or college level course in general geology, geology for non-science majors, or geology for teachers. Students who completed high school geology should have done so within the past two years. This course utilizes the scientific method to understand the geologic and biological evolution of the Earth over geologic time. The tectonic process responsible for mountain building will be used to study the evolution of life and climate cycles, which resulted in diverse geologic and biological settings. The geologic time scale will be employed to understand the stratigraphic sequence of sedimentary rocks and the fossil sequences in rocks . The lab portion will be used to identify mineral, rocks and fossils as they relate the fauna of the geologic and climate setting of the period. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. Offered spring semester only.

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Health Education

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HEALTH EDUCATION G100 – 3 Units
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Personal Health
(Formerly known as: Health Education)
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge to lead a healthy life. Areas covered include wellness, emotional health, stress management, aging, physical well-being, nutrition and weight control, drugs, reproduction and parenting, prevention of diseases and consumer health. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

HEALTH EDUCATION G107 – 3 Units
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Drugs, Health, and Society
(Same as: Criminal Justice G107)
This course will explore the different categories of drugs, such as over-the-counter, prescription, and illegal “recreational drugs”. Drugs and their relationships to a person’s health and wellbeing will be discussed. The motivation to use drugs, abuse and addiction, family concerns, identification of drugs, enforcement, and addiction intervention methods will also be reviewed. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

HEALTH EDUCATION G135 – 3 Units
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Nutrition and Health
(Formerly known as: Nutrition)
This course provides an integrated overview of the physiological, psychological and sociological concepts of nutrition and health. Topics will cover many different aspects and views of nutrition and how it affects health throughout the life cycle. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

History

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HISTORY G110 – 3 Units
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Economic History of the United States
(Same as: Economics G120)
A survey of the economic transformation of the U.S. from colonial times to the present. Emphasis is on the social and political consequences of economic development and change as well as Americas’ involvement in international economic interdependency. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

HISTORY G120 – 3 Units
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Asian Civilizations
This course compares and contrasts geographic and demographic patterns and the dynamics of primitive, modern, and transitional Asian societies. Major political, economic, sociocultural developments, and religious traditions of India, China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia will be presented in a historical perspective. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

HISTORY G121 – 3 Units
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History of American Women
(Formerly known as: History G165)
Explores the historical role of the American woman, comparing the images developed in our culture with the reality of women’s lifestyles and contributions to economic, political and social change. Emphasis will be on the twentieth century woman. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

HISTORY G132 – 3 Units
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History of Britain and Ireland I
This course is a survey of British and Irish history from the Neolithic Age to the 17th century. It explores how various cultures (Celtic, Pictish, Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian, and Norman-French) struggled for supremacy and survival over several thousand years culminating in the ascendancy of England. Major topics include Celtic culture, Roman imperialism, Viking impact, Norman conquest and the reigns of the Tudors and Stuarts. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

HISTORY G135 – 3 Units
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History of Britain and Ireland II
This course is a survey of British and Irish history from the 17th century to the present day. Content spans the major political, economic, social, cultural and intellectual forces that have shaped the UK and Eire. Historical emphasis is placed on constitutional development, the preconditions and process of Industrial Revolution, Scottish Highland Clearances, Irish potato famine, Irish partition, the origins and consequences of British imperialism, World Wars, and contemporary British and Irish cultural life. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

HISTORY G140 – 3 Units
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California History
Recommended for transfer students. A background in American history is helpful. A survey of California’s social, economic and political development with concentration on recurring and current issues. The period following the gold rush to the present is emphasized. Recommended for transfer students. A background in American history is helpful. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

HISTORY G150 – 3 Units
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History of Latin America
A survey of Latin American history from pre-Columbian times to the present. Emphasis is placed on the interplay of Iberian, African, and Indian influences upon social and cultural evaluation. Also stressed are Latin American relations with the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

HISTORY G161 – 3 Units
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World History 1
(Formerly known as: History G190, World History to 1500)
Advisories: Geog G100 Students are advised to have a basic knowledge of global geography
A broad survey of the early development of civilizations around the world. The course examines geographic and human influences and compares the differences and similarities in the early civilizations. The survey goes up to the period of broad cultural contacts of the 15th century. Recommended for transfer students. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

HISTORY G162 – 3 Units
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World History 2
(Formerly known as: History G195 World History Since 1500)
This course is an exploratory survey of diverse cultural, political and socio-economic societies in the main geographical arenas of the world since 1500, including events and ideas. The course also focuses on the contemporary challenges of global interaction and interdependence. Recommended for transfer students. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

HISTORY G170 – 3 Units
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History of the United States to 1876
A survey of American historical development from the founding of English colonies through Reconstruction. The course emphasizes the evolution of political, economic and social institutions and ideas. Recommended for transfer students. Essential for history and political science majors. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

HISTORY G175 – 3 Units
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History of the United States since 1876
A survey of American history since the Civil War. The course emphasizes the development of the modern American society and economy, and American participation in world affairs. Recommended for transfer students. Essential for history and political science majors. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

HISTORY G180 – 3 Units
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Western Civilization 1
(Formerly known as: History of Western Civilization 1)
This course explores the concept of Western Civilization from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia via civilizations in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and medieval Europe to the Renaissance (c.1500). The emphasis is on a wide spectrum of human creativity, ideas, beliefs, institutions and endeavor. Throughout the time period the dynamics of change and continuity will be questioned and analyzed. Recommended for all transfer students majoring in the liberal arts, the humanities or the social sciences. C-ID HIST 170 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

HISTORY G185 – 3 Units
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Western Civilization 2
(Formerly known as: History of Western Civilization 2)
This course explores the concept of Western Civilization from the Renaissance (c.1500) to the modern era. Topics include Reformation, Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment, Constitutionalism, French Revolution, Industrial Revolution, Romanticism, Nationalism, Totalitarianism, and Consumerism. The dynamics of change and continuity throughout the period will be questioned and analyzed. Recommended for all transfer students majoring in the liberal arts, the humanities or the social sciences. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

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Interpreting

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INTERPRETING G100 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Sign Language Interpreting
Advisories: Basic knowledge of American Sign Language
This course is designed to provide students with the historical and theoretical knowledge of the interpreting profession. Topics include: The history of interpreting, roles and responsibilities of an interpreter, the Code of Ethics, relevant organizations, interpreter skills and competencies, overview of various settings, terminology, the interaction of American Deaf and Hearing Cultures, business practices and systems of evaluation and certification. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

INTERPRETING G130 – 3 Units
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Beginning Voice to Sign
Advisories: Sign G280
This course reviews the principles, concepts and theories of interpreting and introduces the processes, skills and techniques of interpreting from English to American Sign Language. Both consecutive and simultaneous interpreting are explored. The student will begin the development of skills required to accurately interpret a spoken message into sign language. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

INTERPRETING G135 – 3 Units
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Advanced Voice to Sign
Advisories: Interpreting G130
This course enhances the processes, skills and techniques of interpreting from English to American Sign Language. The student will continue to develop skills required to accurately interpret a spoken message into sign language. The concepts of transliterating and interpreting will be reviewed and expanded. Practice will provide the student with the skills necessary to match the interpreting process to the needs of the deaf consumer. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

INTERPRETING G155 – 3 Units
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Beginning Sign to Voice
(Formerly known as: Basic Sign to Voice)
Advisories: Sign G280
This course introduces the processes, skills and techniques of interpreting from American Sign Language to English. Both consecutive and simultaneous methods of interpreting will be explored. The student will begin the development of skills required to accurately interpret a signed message into English. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

INTERPRETING G160 – 3 Units
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Advanced Sign to Voice
Advisories: Interpreting G155
This is a course in advanced processes, skills and techniques of interpreting from American Sign Language into oral English. Both consecutive and simultaneous methods of interpreting will be enhanced. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

INTERPRETING G170 – 3 Units
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Interpreting In Educational Settings
Advisories: Sign G285, Interpreting G135, Interpreting G155
This course emphasizes the role and responsibilities of an interpreter in educational settings including elementary, secondary and post-secondary. Processes of interpreting are examined and implemented in an effort to prepare educational interpreters to be qualified, certified and to satisfy the California state mandates for educational interpreters. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

INTERPRETING G190 – 3 Units
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Specialized Interpreting Situations/Practicum
Advisories: Interpreting G130 or G155
This course examines the role and responsibilities of an interpreter in varied interpreting settings. The practical aspects of interpreting will examined and implemented in an effort to prepare students to work in a wide variety of situations and settings. Students will be given opportunities to explore medical, educational, legal and religious, and theatrical settings. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU. Offered spring semester only.

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Journalism

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JOURNALISM G180 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Mass Communications
(Formerly known as: Journalism G160/Humanities G160)
A survey of the major forms of mass media and their influence on the artistic, cultural and social expression of contemporary society. An evaluation and appreciation of advertising, propaganda, public relations, magazines, newspapers, books, radio, television, film, recorded music and the Internet, including the impact of social media. Students will learn to analyze and identify trends, cause and effect and ethical issues in the mass media to help them become critical consumers of the media.. C-ID JOUR 100 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

JOURNALISM G185 – 3 Units
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Writing for News Media
(Formerly known as: BVP G111)
Students will develop the skills which are needed to organize and write stories for print and broadcast media, including newspapers, radio, television and magazines. This includes extensive exercises in writing, interviewing and other skills, including working with sound and pictures recorded in the field. Students will also develop a knowledge of the ethics and law of print and broadcast news. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

JOURNALISM G284 – 2 Units
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Newspaper Production
Class members will help produce The Western Sun. All class members required to attend regular staff meetings. Emphasis will be placed on creation, revision and preparation for publication of the campus newspaper/website. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

JOURNALISM G285 – 3 Units
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Newspaper Production, Advanced
This is a course in newspaper production. Class members will produce The Western Sun campus newspaper and website. Students will learn to write articles and take photographs for news,opinion, arts/entertainment and sports sections of the newspaper and website. Students will work on special projects related to the newspaper or website. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

JOURNALISM G286 – 1 Unit
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Western Sun Editorial Board
Editorial board members will be responsible for directing production of The Western Sun. Instructor approval required. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

JOURNALISM G288 – 3 Units
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Newspaper, Managing and Editing
All class members required to attend regular staff meetings. Class open to those students accepting editorial positions or special assignments on The Western Sun. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

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Kinesiology

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KINESIOLOGY G100 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Kinesiology
This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary approach to the study of human movement. An overview of the sub-disciplines (e.g. physiology, biomechanics, exercise & sport psychology) in kinesiology will be provided along with career opportunities in the areas of teaching, coaching, allied health, and fitness professions. Courses in lifelong learning and self-development provide the opportunity to equip learners for lifelong understanding and development of themselves as integrated physiological, social, and psychological beings. C-ID KIN 100 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

KINESIOLOGY G101 – 3 Units
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First Aid/Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
A course in CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation), AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and basic first aid. This course will cover emergency care of the ill and or injured, including; recognizing and treating life threatening emergencies such as breathing, choking, cardiac emergencies, severe bleeding, and shock. The treatment of soft tissue injuries like burns, musculoskeletal, head, neck, and back injuries. The treatment of medical emergencies such as sudden illness, poisonings, hypothermia and hyperthermia. American Red Cross first aid certificates and American Red Cross or American Heart Association CPR certificates are awarded to students upon successful course completion. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

KINESIOLOGY G110 – 3 Units
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Mental Skills for Performance
Students will develop an understanding of the mental aspects of performance in sport and other areas of life and learn mental skills that can be used to enhance performance. This course will cover theory and application of how performance impacts one’s psychology, as well as how one’s psychology impacts performance. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

KINESIOLOGY G281 – 3 Units
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Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
Introduction and application of basic principles to the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. This course applies basic principles of anatomy, physiology, pathology and biomechanics to athletic injuries. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

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Learning

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LEARNING G005 – 2 Units
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How to Survive in College
Designed to orient new students to Golden West College, its services, and the unique features of its learning systems. Also provides students an overview of learning skills needed to succeed in college and ways to acquire them. The units earned for this course may not be applied toward the 60 units required for graduation. A twelve-week course. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

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Library

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LIBRARY G110 – 1 Unit
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Information Competency and Library Research
(Formerly known as: Introduction to Library Resources)
This course is designed to assist students in learning how to use traditional and electronic library resources and other research tools effectively for academic research and critical thinking. Classwork emphasizes applied experience with research planning, search strategies, critical evaluation of information, and documentation of sources following standard citation styles. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Transferable to CSU.

LIBRARY G120 – 1 Unit
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Libraries and the Internet
This course introduces students to college-level, online research, including how to locate, use, and evaluate information from the Internet. This course provides librarian guided study with student skills demonstration using library college research resources such as the GWC Library online databases and Internet resources such as online directories, virtual libraries, and search engines. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

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Management

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The Business Department offers classes in other disciplines. Please see classes in Accounting, Business, and Marketing sections.

MANAGEMENT G110 – 3 Units
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Elements of Management
This course covers the framework of management principles and explores the functional roles of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling within business organizations. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

MANAGEMENT G111 – 3 Units
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Human Resources Management
Employment, wages and salary, and labor relations are explored from the viewpoint of employees and first-line supervision. Practical handling of a variety of typical personnel problems encountered in business and industry are simulated through the use of role playing. An objective of this course is to provide an unbiased consideration of labor and management problems in industry and to show the need for cooperation. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

MANAGEMENT G115 – 3 Units
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Essentials of Organizational Behavior
(Formerly known as: Behavioral Management)
Emphasis will be placed on the application of behavioral science approach to management and employer/employee relationships. Various psychological principles which affect employee motivation and productivity will be explored in depth. Also included will be experiential exercises and role-playing. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

MANAGEMENT G130 – 3 Units
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Team Building and Group Dynamics
Students are led through all aspects of team formation and management, such as goal setting, assessment, mid-course correction, and closure. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

MANAGEMENT G140 – 3 Units
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Business and Organizational Ethics
This course introduces students to the ethical concepts that are relevant to resolving moral issues in business, including development of reasoning and analytical skills needed to apply ethical concepts to business decisions. Identification of the moral issues involved in the management of specific problem areas in business and an examination of the social and natural environments within which moral issues in business arise are also emphasized. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

MANAGEMENT G152 – 3 Units
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Starting a Business – Entrepreneurial Small Business
(Formerly known as: Small Business Ownership and Management)
This course covers the basics of planning and starting a new business including personal and organizational readiness, entrepreneurship options and opportunities, business idea development and analysis, business plan development, funding and support resources, and new business launch. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

MANAGEMENT G155 – 3 Units
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Customer Service
(Formerly known as: Customer Service for the 21st Century)
This course covers the skills, strategies, and techniques required in the 21st century for developing, improving, and delivering quality customer service to attract new customers, retain existing customers, and increase overall profitability within an organization. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

MANAGEMENT G162 – 3 Units
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Managing a Small Business
This course covers the concepts, operations, and approaches for managing a small business. Content areas include planning and budgeting, accounting basics, marketing and promotion, employee and contractor management, inventory management, risk management, and business growth and improvement. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

Marketing

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The Business Department offers classes in other disciplines. Please see classes in Accounting, Business, and Management sections.

MARKETING G100 – 3 Units
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Principles of Marketing
A survey of the functions of business activity relative to the distribution of goods and services. Studies include retail and wholesale distribution channels, market functions, policies, promotion, pricing, research, product development, and consumer behavior. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

MARKETING G135 – 3 Units
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Retail Management
Studies deal with the operations of an established retail business. Problems of merchandising (buying, pricing, stock control, credit control, public, and personnel relations) are considered. Emphasis is placed upon solution of actual retail problems. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU. May not be offered each semester.

MARKETING G140 – 3 Units
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Internet Marketing – e-Commerce
(Formerly known as: E-Commerce—Selling On The Internet)
This course examines internet marketing and electronic commerce, how it is conducted and managed, its major opportunities, limitations, issues, and risks. It also explores inter-disciplinary topics in internet marketing and electronic commerce that have increasing importance in both business-to-consumer and business-to-business processes. Pertinent issues include web protection, social media marketing, internet commerce, online security, and virus protection. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

MARKETING G157 – 1.5 Units
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Market Research for Small Business
This course is designed to enable those who are interested in launching their own business to inexpensively research their potential customers and determine the best way to satisfy their customer’s needs. Understanding the market and target customer(s) is a critical success factor for any business. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

Mathematics

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MATHEMATICS G009 – 1 Unit
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Medication Calculations for Nurses
This course presents a review of decimals, fractions and percents as utilized by medical professionals to calculate drug dosages. Dosage calculations are presented using ‘dimensional analysis.’ Additional applications include conversion between the metric, apothecary and household systems, dosage calculations based upon body weight, intravenous calculations, and preparation of dilutions. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

MATHEMATICS G010 – 4 Units
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Elementary Algebra
Properties of real numbers; simplifying polynomial, rational, and radical expressions; solving linear, quadratic, rational, and radical equations in one variable; the rectangular coordinate system; graphing linear equations in two variables; and solving systems of linear equations in two variables. Applications of mathematical concepts. Equivalent to a first-year high school algebra course. Taught in a combined large lecture and laboratory format. Software used requires access to a computer with Windows operating system. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

MATHEMATICS G030 – 4 Units
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Intermediate Algebra
Prerequisites: Mathematics G010 or Mathematics Placement Assessment
This course is equivalent to a second-year high school algebra course. Topics include absolute value, rational exponents, radicals, linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations and inequalities, functional notation, linear and quadratic functions, conic sections, logarithms, exponential and logarithmic functions, linear systems in two and three variables, sequences, and series. Lecture. Letter grade only.

MATHEMATICS G100 – 3 Units
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Liberal Arts Mathematics
Prerequisites: Mathematics G030 or Mathematics Placement Assessment
Using and expanding upon the skills gained from intermediate algebra, this course offers the liberal arts student an applications-oriented, problem-solving exploration into a variety of mathematical fields including geometry, trigonometry, statistics, and business mathematics. This course is designed not only to meet college general education requirements but to help generate a positive attitude toward and an interest in mathematics. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MATHEMATICS G104 – 3 Units
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Mathematics for Elementary Teachers
(Formerly known as: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 1)
Prerequisites: Mathematics G030 or Mathematics Placement Assessment
Topics include problem solving skills, structure and arithmetic of the real number system, other numeration systems, set theory, and manipulatives. This course is designed for students planning to be elementary teachers. Student should complete Mathematics G020 (high school geometry) before taking the CBEST test, or the second math course for elementary teachers at a four-year school. UC Credit Limitations: Math G103, G104 and G106 combined—maximum credit, one course. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MATHEMATICS G115 – 4 Units
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College Algebra
Prerequisites: Mathematics G030 or Mathematics Placement Assessment
This course is designed for students needing to improve algebra skills necessary for success in Math G140 and Math G180. Topics include linear and quadratic functions and their graphs, polynomial and rational functions and their graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs, conic sections, sequence and series, solving systems of equations, matrices and determinants, counting and probability. UC Credit Limitations: Math G115 and G170 combined—maximum credit, one course. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MATHEMATICS G120 – 3 Units
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Trigonometry
Prerequisites: Mathematics G030 or Mathematics Placement Assessment
Advisories: Mathematics G020
This course is a study of the circular and trigonometric functions. The topics include inverses, graphs, solutions of triangles, conditional equations, identities, vectors, complex numbers, polar coordinates, parametric equations, and applications of these concepts. A scientific calculator is recommended. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

MATHEMATICS G140 – 4 Units
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Business Calculus
(Formerly known as: Mathematics 130)
Prerequisites: Mathematics G115 or G170 or Mathematics Placement Assessment
This course is designed for students of business, management, and social science who need only one semester of calculus that covers a variety of topics that usually span parts of three semesters of calculus. Topics include functions, limits and continuity, differentiation, integration, graphing, the calculus of two variables and applications of the derivative and integral. This course does not prepare a student to enter Mathematics G180 or G185. UC Credit Limitations: Math G140, G180 and G180H combined—maximum credit, one course. C-ID MATH 140 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MATHEMATICS G160 – 4 Units
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Introduction to Statistics
Prerequisites: Mathematics G030 or Mathematics Placement Assessment
Topics include concepts and procedures of descriptive and inferential statistics; collecting, classifying, tabulating, graphing univariate and bivariate data; measures of central tendencies, variation, percentiles, probability, binomial, normal, T, Chi-square and F distributions; making inferences, decisions and predictions. This course develops statistical thinking through the study of and applications to data sets in the social and behavioral sciences, business, and other disciplines. The use of a graphing calculator and/or statistical analysis computer programs is integrated into the course. UC Credit Limitations: Math G160 and G160H combined—maximum credit, one course. UC credit limitations. See counselor. C-ID MATH 110 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MATHEMATICS G170 – 5 Units
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Precalculus
Prerequisites: Mathematics G120 or Mathematics Placement Assessment
This course will cover topics required for studying calculus. Particular emphasis will be placed on the analysis of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric and inverse functions. Other topics include vectors, analytic geometry, linear systems, matrices, elementary theory of equations, polar coordinates, sequences, series, and complex numbers. This course is essential for those students planning to study Mathematics G180 (Calculus 1). UC Credit Limitations: Math G115 and G170 combined—maximum credit, one course. Math G170 (maximum credit, 4 units.) Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MATHEMATICS G180 – 5 Units
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Calculus 1
Prerequisites: Mathematics G170 or G115 and G120, or Mathematics Placement Assessment
This is the first course in a three-course sequence designed for mathematics, science and engineering majors. The topics covered in this course include limits and continuity, derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions, applications of derivatives, indefinite integrals, definite integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and applications of integration. UC credit limitations. See counselor. C-ID MATH 211 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MATHEMATICS G185 – 5 Units
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Calculus 2
Prerequisites: Mathematics G180 or G180H
This is the second course in a three-course sequence designed for mathematics, science and engineering majors. The topics covered in this course include methods of integration, applications of the definite integral, polar and parametric functions, improper integrals, convergence and divergence of sequences and series including power series, and conic sections. (The student should plan to complete the first three semesters of calculus at Golden West College to maintain continuity.) C-ID MATH 221 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MATHEMATICS G235 – 4 Units
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Applied Linear Algebra
(Formerly known as: Mathematics 290)
Prerequisites: Mathematics G185
Introduction to linear algebra, classical linear algebra problems, and applications to computer science and related technologies including matrices, determinants, linear spaces, linear transformations, and eigenvalues. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. Offered spring semester only.

MATHEMATICS G280 – 5 Units
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Calculus 3
Prerequisites: Mathematics G185
This is the third course in a three-course sequence, designed for mathematics, science and engineering majors. Topics include vectors in three-dimensional space, curves and surfaces, functions of several variables, partial differentiation, the gradient, the curl, the divergence, multiple integration, Green’s Theorem, Gauss’ (Divergence) Theorem and Stokes’ Theorem. The student should plan to complete the first three semesters of calculus at Golden West College to maintain continuity. C-ID MATH 230 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MATHEMATICS G282 – 4 Units
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Ordinary Differential Equations
Prerequisites: Mathematics G185
This course provides students with an introduction to the theory, techniques and applications of ordinary differential equations. The topics covered include first-order differential equations, higher-order differential equations, power series solutions, Laplace transforms, systems of differential equations and numerical methods. C-ID MATH 240 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MATHEMATICS G285 – 5 Units
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Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
(Formerly known as: Ordinary Differential Equations)
Prerequisites: Mathematics G185
This course is designed to introduce students to the fields of Linear Algebra and Differential Equations. Topics include matrices, determinants, vector spaces, linear systems of equations, inner product spaces, first and second order differential equations, systems of differential equations, and Laplace transforms. C-ID MATH 910S Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. Offered fall semester only.

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MUSIC G025 – 1-3 Units
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Rehearsal & Performance-Band Showmanship
Prerequisites: Retention is based upon successful audition.
This is an enrichment course designed to enhance musical performance and showmanship. Lab. Pass/no pass only.

MUSIC G026 – 1-3 Units
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Survey of Contemporary Band Literature
Prerequisites: Retention is based upon successful audition.
This course will instruct students in music sight reading techniques, the music notation counting system, and develop the student’s music reading skills. Students will be able to apply these techniques to contemporary band music. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade.

MUSIC G060 – 3 Units
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Singing Solo Pop Songs
This class is aimed toward solo performances and historical studies of the American popular song. The student will perform selected songs with accompaniment in class and in front of live audiences. Emphasis will be placed on correct interpretation of the songs, utilization of microphones, and a strong nucleus of the best in popular song literature. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade.

MUSIC G064 – 3 Units
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Commercial Song Writing I
This course is intended to give the student an opportunity to evaluate many types and styles of popular music by its outstanding practitioners (Including Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Lennon and McCartney, Elton John, Jackson Browne and Randy Newman), and to compose lyrics and music in various song forms that will help them be competitive in today’s musical market place. Selected student’s compositions may be performed and recorded by members of the commercial program. T Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade.

MUSIC G065 – 2 Units
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Commercial SongWriting II
This course is designed for the advanced songwriter and encompasses copyright, studio demos, radio playlists, the song markets and source materials available to today’s composer. Each songwriter will experience all aspects of the art from creation and evaluation through final polishing, demo tapes and publication. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. May not be offered each semester.

MUSIC G066 – 3 Units
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Commercial Musicianship
This one-semester course is designed to bring each commercial performance or arranging student to a minimum level of competency in the harmonic and formal structure of modern commercial music. Topic studies will include triads and added tones, basic chord voicing, melodic construction, the keyboard as a writing tool, planning an arrangement, simple song forms, copying, ear training and simple dictation. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade.

MUSIC G068 – 4 Units
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Commercial Arranging & Orchestration I
Advisories: Music G066
This course of study is designed to allow the student to use his or her basic knowledge of music in a progressive series of study units to build competency in: knowledge of ranges and transposition for instruments; writing for voices; planning an arrangement; standard copying techniques; basic chord voicings; writing for small combos; writing for large jazz bands; writing for strings; and projects to be agreed upon by student and instructor. Electronic synthesizers will be used to assist students in arrangement planning. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade.

MUSIC G072 – 2 Units
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Improvisation Workshop
Of utmost importance to all performance and arranging students is the ability to create melodic and harmonic ideas mentally, and to translate these ideas into written or played material. Traditional and modern scales, as well as primary and expanded chords, will be used as a basis for creative experimentation. The student will improvise on his/her major instrument. The arranging student will create material at the keyboard. Extensive listening assignments will be an important part of each student’s experiences. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade.

MUSIC G095 – 3 Units
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Managing Your Career in Music
This course is designed for the commercial music major. Personal and business finance, aspects of the law, credit, management and marketing techniques directly and indirectly related to the commercial music industry will be presented and discussed. Lecture. Letter grade only.

MUSIC G101 – 3 Units
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History & Appreciation of Music
(Same as: Humanities G120)
This course is designed to help students enjoy listening to all styles of music with emphasis on what to listen for in music. This course emphasizes a historical survey of popular music of yesterday, today and tomorrow known as European and American “classical” music, and includes brief introduction to several other styles as well. This course uses film, videotape, DVD, CD presentations, and listening assignments. Attending one live concert is required. UC Credit Limitations: Music G101 and G101H combined—maximum credit, one course. C-ID MUS 100 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G101 HONORS – 3 Units
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History & Appreciation of Music, Honors
(Same as: Humanities G120 Honors)
As in the regular course, Honors students will examine elements of musical style (rhythm, melody, dynamics, texture, form, timbre), deepening the experience by considering culturally bound and intercultural musical features within the context of Western “classical” music, plus the interactions between Western and non-Western music’s. However, our list of reading, listening and viewing assignments will feature a broader selection than those offered in the usual Music G101/HumG120 bibliography, discography, and videography. The course will also intensify the focus on research, evaluation of personal taste and critical “active” listening. Attendance at and review of three professional performances required. UC Credit Limitations: Music G101 and G101H combined—maximum credit, one course. C-ID MUS 100 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G103 – 3 Units
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World Music
(Same as: Humanities G103)
This course is a survey of music of selected cultures outside the tradition of Western art music. Divided into three general categories, the course examines folk music, tribal music, and art structures. Audio recordings and filmed examples introduce the student to instrumental and vocal techniques, musical structures, and performance contexts. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. May not be offered each semester.

MUSIC G104 – 3 Units
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History & Appreciation of Opera
(Same as: Humanities G104)
This course is a guide to attending and understanding performances of opera and related forms. It examines the history of opera, from its inception in Florence and Milan, Italy, during the transition from the Renaissance to the Baroque eras around 1600 up to modern times. In addition, the course reviews the precursors of opera, the cultural currents that led to the invention of opera, and musical genres related to or descended from opera, such as: operetta, musical theatre, oratorio and cantata. Written review of three live performances is required. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. May not be offered each semester.

MUSIC G105 – 1 Unit
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Beginning Guitar I
This course is designed for non-Music majors who have an interest in learning to play the guitar correctly. Students must furnish their own guitars. This Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G106 – 1 Unit
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Beginning Guitar II
Advisories: Music G105
This course is a continuation of Music 105AB. Concentration on chords and correct finger-picking. Traditional and folk tunes will be studied and performed. Students must furnish their own guitars. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G108 – 3 Units
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History & Appreciation of the Musical Theater
(Same as: Humanities G108, Theater Arts G108)
A course in all of the elements which make the Musical Theater one of the premier art forms of the 20th Century. The student will explore the history of the form as well as examine the roles of composer, book writer, lyricist, performer, and others relative to writing and mounting a production. Videos and live performances will be utilized to enhance the learners knowledge of the medium. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. May not be offered each semester.

MUSIC G109 – 1 Unit
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Symphonic Band
Prerequisites: Retention based upon successful audition.
The Symphonic Band is a performance ensemble that studies, rehearses, and performs the music of the standard band repertoire. Members of the ensemble are expected to possess a basic mastery of the playing skills of their chosen instrument as well as the fundamentals of musicianship. The ensemble performs frequently. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G110 – 2 Units
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Golden West Symphonic Band
Prerequisites: Retention based upon successful audition.
The primary performing band representing the college in the community. Emphasis on study and performance of music from standard band repertory. Performances on campus and away include concerts, outdoor activities and athletic events. A band tour may be planned for spring semester. This course may be taken 4 times. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G112 – 2 Units
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Sight Singing
This course is designed to introduce and develop strong fundamental competencies in the singing of simple and complex rhythms, melodies. This course may be taken 2 times. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G115 – 3 Units
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Basic Music
Advisories: Concurrent enrollment in Music G141 – G142 recommended.
An introductory course exploring the primary elements of tonal music. Incorporates the following concepts: staff notation in treble and bass clefs, rhythm and meter; basic properties of sound; intervals; diatonic scales and triads; and diatonic chords. Development of skills in handwritten notation, reading music, and aural perception is expected. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G116 – 3 Units
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Theory and Musicianship 1
(Formerly known as: Theory I (Diatonic))
Advisories: Music G115
This is the first course in a four-semester sequence presenting the basic techniques and materials, principles and practice of diatonic harmony, integrated with musicianship. Topics cover a brief review of music fundamentals, introduction to four-part chorale writing principles, figured bass, primary-secondary triads, cadences, non-harmonic tones; integrated with aural skills development to include sight-singing, melodic, two-part, and rhythmic dictation. C-ID MUS 120 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G117 – 3 Units
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Theory and Musicianship 2
Prerequisites: Music G116
This is the second course in a four-semester sequence that presents the basic techniques and materials, principles and practice of diatonic harmony, integrated with musicianship; compositional techniques, four-part harmony, secondary triads; introduction to modulation; analysis of selected forms and compositional devices, integrated with sight-singing and ear training; and melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation. C-ID MUS 130 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G120 – 1 Unit
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Masters Chorale
Prerequisites: Retention based upon successful audition.
A large chorus which performs suitable music from all historical periods. Participation in concerts on campus, field trips, occasional brief section rehearsals and overnight tour in spring semester also required. Schedule of work outside class announced at the beginning of each semester. Each student will provide his own standard performance dress. This course may be taken 4 times. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G121 – 1 Unit
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College Choir
Prerequisites: Retention based upon successful audition.
A large choral group singing music in all styles. Open to beginning through advanced singers with an emphasis in the development of vocal technique and music reading. This course may be taken 4 times. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G122 – 1 Unit
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Chamber Choir
Prerequisites: Retention based upon successful audition.
A select vocal ensemble which performs suitable music from all historical periods. Extensive participation in concerts on campus, field trips. Occasional brief section rehearsals. Schedule of performances announced at the beginning of each semester. Each student must provide his own standard performance dress (except tuxedo). Financial aid available for qualified students who cannot provide their own required items of clothing. This course may be taken 4 times. C-ID MUS 180 Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G126 – 3 Units
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Music in Motion Pictures
(Same as: Humanities G126)
This course is an introduction to the use of music in motion pictures in terms of dramatic purposes and musical style. Emphasis is on how music reinforces the emotional impact, plot delineation, dramatic pacing and mood evocation in the film. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G127 – 1 Unit
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Wind Band Skills 1
Prerequisites: Audition required
This course is designed for the student who is new to the collegiate band experience but has had previous successful experiences performing on their chosen instrument. Introduction and implementation of wind band ensemble and performance skills including rehearsal etiquette, rehearsal techniques, individual practice skills, section performance skills, and musical interpretation. Students must have a minimum individual performance skill level in order to take the course, as this is an ensemble skill course. Audition required. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

MUSIC G139 – 3 Units
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History of Rock Music
(Formerly known as: Music G185)
(Same as: Humanities G139)
This course is an in-depth study of rock music; emphasis includes rock roots, blues/R & B, Elvis & early rock. Also Beatles and 60’s rock, metal, “New Wave,” punk, alternative, rap, 90’s “grunge,” industrial, techno and other musical styles and social topics. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G141 – 1 Unit
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Piano 1
(Formerly known as: Beginning Piano 1)
Piano instruction for those with no previous keyboard experience or no previous formal music instruction of any sort. Sight reading, playing by ear, keyboard harmony, scales and keyboard technique. One hour of practice daily is assumed. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G142 – 1 Unit
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Beginning Piano II
Advisories: Music G141 or equivalent
Continuation of Music G141. Reading music, piano keyboard harmony and scales in major keys. Regular daily practice is essential for success in this course. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G143 – 3 Units
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History of Jazz
(Formerly known as: Music G136 Jazz: A History and Appreciation)
(Same as: Humanities G143)
This course is a survey of jazz, a uniquely American art form. The class traces the history and development of jazz, from its musical predecessors and beginnings to contemporary styles. Audio recordings introduce the student to the techniques, styles, and performers of jazz. Three hours lecture a week, one and one-half hours listening in Multi-Media Center a week. Optional credit/no credit or grade. Transfer credit: CSU; UC. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G145 – 2 Units
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Basic Voice
Advisories: Concurrent enrollment in Music G115, G121, or G141 – G142 recommended for those who do not read music.
This course is for beginning singers. It prepares beginning singers’ voices for solo and group singing by improving breathing, vocal tone, range, agility, volume, diction, health, expression, and self-confidence. Students will sing songs from musical theatre, film, folk, popular and classical repertory, in English and students’ first languages, memorized from printed music. One hour daily practice and attendance at one approved recital is required. A pianist accompanies classes. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G146 – 2 Units
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Intermediate Voice
(Formerly known as: Music146AB)
Advisories: Music G145. Concurrent enrollment in Music G115, G121, or G141 or G142 recommended for those who do not read music.
This course is a continuation of Music G145 for singers with two years of choral experience or one semester of private lessons or voice class. It prepares for solo and group singing by improving breathing, vocal tone, range agility, volume, diction, health, expression and self-confidence at the second-semester level. Sing songs from musical theatre, film, folk, popular, and classical repertory, in English, Italian and students first languages, memorized from printed music. One hour daily practice and attendance at one approved voice recital required. A pianist accompanies classes. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G147 – 2 Units
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Advanced Voice
Advisories: Music G146. Concurrent enrollment in Music G115, G121, or G141 – G142 is recommended for students who do not read music.
This course is the third and fourth-semester continuation of Music G146 for singers with two semesters of private lessons or voice class. It prepares for solo and group singing by improving breathing, vocal tone, range, agility, volume, diction, health, expression, and self-confidence. Students sing songs from musical theatre, opera, film, folk, popular and classical repertory, in English, Italian, German, French, and students’ first languages, memorized from printed music. One hour daily practice and attendance at one approved voice recital required. A pianist accompanies classes. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G150 – 2 Units
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Voice for Musical Theater 1
(Formerly known as: Broadway and Opera Singing)
(Same as: Theater G146)
Advisories: Music G115, G121 , or G141 – G142 recommended for those who do not read music.
This course teaches vocal technique, self-confidence in vocal performance and character development for singers, actors, and dancers at an introductory level. Students sing songs from musical theater and/or opera in English and first languages. An audition is not required. Daily practice is required. A pianist accompanies the classes. ADVISORY: Music G115, or G121, or G141 – G142 recommended for those who do not read music. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G151 – 2 Units
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Voice for Musical Theater 2
(Formerly known as: MUSIC 151 AD, Broadway and Opera Voice Class)
(Same as: Theater Arts G148)
Prerequisites: Music G150 or Theater Arts G146
Advisories: Music G115, or G121, or G141 – G142 recommended for those who do not read music.
This course teaches vocal technique, self-confidence in vocal performance and character development for singers, actors, and dancers at a beginning level. Students sing songs from musical theater and/or opera in English and first languages. An audition is not required. Daily practice is required. A pianist accompanies the classes. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

MUSIC G152 – 2 Units
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Voice for Musical Theater 3
(Same as: Theater Arts G156)
Prerequisites: Music G151 or Theater Arts G148
Advisories: Music G115, or G121, or G141 and G142 – recommended for those who do not read music
This course teaches vocal technique, self-confidence in vocal performance and character development for singers, actors, and dancers at an intermediate level. Students sing songs from musical theater and/or opera in English and first languages. An audition is not required. Daily practice is required. A pianist accompanies the classes. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

MUSIC G153 – 2 Units
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Voice for Musical Theater 4
(Same as: Theater Arts G158)
Prerequisites: Music G152 or Theater Arts G156 or Permission of Instructor
Advisories: Music G121, or G115, or Music G141 – G142, recommended for those who do not read music.
This course teaches vocal technique, self-confidence in vocal performance and character development for singers, actors, and dancers at an advanced level. Students sing songs from musical theater and/or opera in English and first languages. An audition is not required. Daily practice is required. A pianist accompanies the classes. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

MUSIC G158 – 2 Units
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Studio Singing
Prerequisites: Retention in class is dependent upon a successful audition. The student will be expected to demonstrate fundamental music reading skills and an ability to sing jazz harmonies and rhythms accurately.
This is a course in studio singing and is designed for the vocal musician who wishes to learn the many styles and disciplines of the recording vocalist. Upon passing the audition, each student will be recorded on tape and perform live, as a soloist and in groups. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

MUSIC G165 – 3 Units
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History & Literature of Music
(Same as: Humanities G122)
A survey of Western Art Music from approximately 1700 to the present. Formal analysis and examination of the musical styles of music from the Baroque, Classic, Romantic and Modern eras, with listening examples of typical masterwork’s from each. A course for music majors and minors who come to the course with previous formal music study, or considerable informal listening and concert attendance. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. May not be offered each semester.

MUSIC G209 – 2 Units
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Symphonic Band, Advanced Skills
Advisories: Music G109
This course is for students who perform at an advanced level on a standard band instrument. Students in this course are expected to develop sophisticated skills beyond standard participation in the Symphonic Band. The performance of solos, the development of score reading abilities, student composition, and/or arranging and conducting/leadership roles within the performance ensemble will be explored. Brass, Percussion, and Woodwind sectional rehearsal techniques will be developed. This course may be taken 4 times. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G216 – 3 Units
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Theory and Musicianship 3
(Formerly known as: Theory II (Chromatic))
Prerequisites: Music G117
This is the third course in a four-semester sequence that incorporates concepts from Theory and Musicianship 2. Through writing and analysis, this course will include an introduction to chromatic harmony, secondary/applied chords, modulation, borrowed chords, introduction to Neopolitan and augmented-sixth chords. Additional development and application of the rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials occurs through ear training, sight-singing, analysis, and dictation. C-ID MUS 140 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G217 – 3 Units
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Theory and Musicianship 4
Prerequisites: Music G216
This is the fourth course in a four-semester sequence that incorporates the concepts from Theory and Musicianship 3. Through writing and analysis, this course will include: post-Romantic techniques such as borrowed chords and modal mixture, chromatic mediants, Neapolitan and augmented-sixth chords, 9th, 11th and 13th chords, altered chords and dominants; and 20th century techniques such as: Impressionism, tone rows, set theory, pandiatonicism and polytonalism, meter and rhythm. Additional development and application of the rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic materials occurs through ear training, sight-singing, analysis, and dictation. C-ID MUS 150 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G241 – 2 Units
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Intermediate Piano I
Second semester of piano study. Reading music at the keyboard. Sight reading. Playing by ear. Chromatic keyboard harmony in more advanced forms. Regular daily practice is essential for success in this course. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G242 – 2 Units
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Intermediate Piano II
Advisories: Music G241 or equivalent
Continuation of Music G241. Third semester of class piano keyboard instruction. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G260 – 1 Unit
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Symphonic Winds
This is a performance ensemble course emphasizing contemporary and standard wind band repertoire and performance practice. Skill sets covered include individual instrumental technique, sight reading, active listening, live performance practices, and ensemble concert preparation. Live concert performance with the ensemble is included as part of this course. This course fulfills the large ensemble requirement for the CSU Music Education majors. This course may be taken 4 times. C-ID MUS 180 Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G261 – 2 Units
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Wind Symphony
This is an advanced performance ensmeble course encompassing the exploration and public performance of wind ensemble literature, correct solo and ensemble performance practices, and the development of the highest level of musical sophistication. Students are expected to perform at a superior level of musicality, as well as develop advanced skills in score reading, section rehearsal techniques, and concert preparation. This course fulfills the large ensemble requirement for the CSU Music Performance majors. This course may be taken four times. C-ID MUS 180 Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G290 – 1-2 Units
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Applied Music
Advisories: Placement by audition.
This course is designed to be for the student seeking individual instruction on piano, voice, guitar, or any standard band or orchestra instrument. A performance at Faculty Juries and Concert Hour is required for each semester. Vocal and instrumental students concurrently enroll in choir or band; pianist and guitarists should consult with faculty for an appropriate concurrent course. There are nine group meetings and fifteen private lessons per semester, with level of proficiency determined by faculty adjudication. This course may be taken 4 times. C-ID MUS 160 Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

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NURSING G070 – 1 Unit
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Beginning Arrhythmia and Electrocardiograms (EKG) Interpretation
This course focuses on providing the learner with a basic knowledge of the interpretation of cardiac dysrhythmia and 12 lead electrocardiograms. The material focuses on the essential information needed to interpret basic dysrhythmia, define causes and analyze appropriate treatments. Rhythm strips and electrocardiograms are presented for practice in gaining the necessary skills to interpret dysrhythmia, myocardial infarctions, and other abnormalities. Lecture. Letter grade only.

NURSING G099 – 2 Units
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Introduction to Nursing
(Formerly known as: Nursing G009)
This course is designed to introduce students to the profession of nursing and to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for success in the educational setting and the clinical environment. Emphasis is on: nursing process, learning style, study skills, medical terminology, and the professional nursing role. Lecture. Pass/no pass only.

NURSING G100 – 10 Units
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Nursing Process 1
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Nursing Program. Pre-entrance physical examination. Completion of Biology G220,G225, G210, English G100, Communication Studies G108, or G110, or G112
This is a course exploring the concepts of person, environment, and health as related to nursing practice. Clinical hours and simulated experiences in the campus lab are provided to allow students the opportunity to apply theory to practice. The focus is on the nursing process, beginning level nursing skills, and the development of clinical reasoning based on scientific evidence. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

NURSING G130 – 9 Units
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Health and Illness 1
Prerequisites: Psychology G118, Communication Studies G110, and English G100
Corequisites: Nursing G131
This course focuses on care of the healthy individual across the lifespan to meet physical and psychosocial health needs. Students will learn how to safely perform foundational clinical skills, including physical assessment and medication administration. Permission required. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

NURSING G131 – 1 Unit
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Professional Nursing Issues 1
Corequisites: Nursing G130
This course introduces the students to the role of the professional nurse, therapeutic communication, healthcare delivery systems, and healthcare teams. The students will develop a beginning understanding of the nursing process and the QSEN competencies as the framework to clinical judgment. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

NURSING G140 – 8 Units
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Health and Illness 2
Prerequisites: Nursing G130, and Nursing G131, and Biology G220, or Biology G170
This course focuses on the nursing care for adults of all ages with common acute/chronic problems. Students will be introduced to Women’s Health and Newborn Care. The nursing process will be utilized as a tool to direct nursing care. Concept-based curriculum provides the structure of the curriculum and is threaded throughout the course. Concurrent practice in the nursing laboratory and clinical experience in healthcare (or community) facilities are required. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.Transferable to CSU.

NURSING G150 – 10 Units
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Nursing Process 2
(Formerly known as: Nursing Process II)
Prerequisites: Nursing G100 or the equivalent; Communication Studies G108 or G110 or G112
This course focuses on issues relevant to the nursing care of adults with acute illness, and maternal/newborn/women’s health patients in both community and in-patient settings. Nursing theory presented will correlate with specific acute medical and maternal/newborn/women’s health conditions associated with these major areas. Clinical hours are required to apply theory to practice. In a superised setting, the student is expected to formulate nursing diagnoses for existing and potential problems, establishing short and long-term nursing care goals, intervene appropriately and evaluate the care given to patients with often complex problems. This course builds on the content presented in previous nursing courses including competent use of the nursing process, effective communication techniques, evidence-based interventions, compassion and patient/family centered advocacy as well as professional integrity. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

NURSING G190 – 4 Units
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LVN to RN Transition
(Formerly known as: Transition to Registered Nursing)
Prerequisites: California Vocational Nurse License, completion of Biology G220, G225, and G210 and Psychology G118, English G100, Communication Studies G108, G110 or G112. Permission required.
This course focuses on assisting the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LlVN) in bridging the gaps in theoretical and clinical knowledge and skills, thereby preparing them to join the third semester of the registered nursing (RN) program. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

NURSING G200 – 10 Units
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Nursing Process 3
(Formerly known as: Nursing Process III)
Prerequisites: Psychology G118 and Nursing G150 or Nursing G190
This course focuses on issues relevant to the nursing care of patients with Mental health and chronic illness in the adult and geriatric populations in both community and in-patient settings. Nursing theory presented will correlate with specific chronic medical and psychiatric conditions associated with these two major areas in addition clinical hours are required to apply theory to practice. In a supervised setting, the student is expected to formulate nursing diagnoses for existing and potential problems, establishing short and long-term nursing care goals, intervene appropriately and evaluate the care given to patients with often complex problems. Ths course builds on the content presented in previous nursing courses including competent use of the nursing process, effective communication techniques, evidence-based interventions, compasson and patient/family centered advocacy as well as professional integrity. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

NURSING G240 – 8 Units
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Health and Illness 3
Prerequisites: Nursing G140, Biology G225, Sociology G100,
Advisories: Nursing G241
This course focuses on the collaborative care of patients with complex health problems across the life span in a variety of settings. Students will also provide family-centered care for pediatric patients experiencing acute and chronic health problems. Students will utilize best evidence as a basis for clinical judgment and the establishment of priorities. Concept-based curriculum provides the structure of the curriculum and is threaded throughout the course. Concurrent practice in the nursing laboratory and clinical experience in healthcare (and community) facilities are required. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

NURSING G241 – 1 Unit
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Professional Nursing 2
Prerequisites: Nursing G140, Biology G225, Sociology G100, Nursing G240
Corequisites: Nursing G240
This course introduces students to the quality improvement process and analyzes sources of evidence to determine best practices. Students gain the knowledge of collaborative environments in order to apply team work, delegation, and supervision skills in a variety of health care settings. Concept-based curriculum provides the structure of the curriculum and is threaded throughout the course. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

NURSING G250 – 9 Units
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Nursing Process 4
(Formerly known as: Nursing Process IV)
Prerequisites: Nursing G200 and Sociology G100
This course focuses on issues relevant to the nursing care of patients in the areas of critical care, advanced pediatric nursing, and advanced medical/surgical nursing. Nursing Theory presented will place emphasis on the application of the nursing process to these complex health problems. This course builds on the content presented in previous nursing courses including competent use of the nursing process, effective communication techniques, evidence-based interventions, compassion and patient/family centered advocacy as well as professional integrity. Students are, therefore, expected to develop the ability to make independent nursing judgments and decisions. In addition, this course includes a preceptorship that eases the transition from student to RN practice. Permission is required. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

NURSING G270 – 8 Units
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Health and Illness 4
Prerequisites: Nursing G240 and Biology G210
This course focuses on the care of multi-system, critically ill patients as well as those with psychological health problems for adults of all ages in a variety of settings. Concept-based curriculum provides the structure of the curriculum and is threaded throughout the course. Concurrent practice in the nursing laboratory and clinical experience in healthcare (and community) facilities are required. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

NURSING G271 – 1 Unit
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Professional Nursing 3
Prerequisites: Nursing G240, Nursing G241, Biology G210
Corequisites: Nursing G270
This course introduces students to professional and ethical dilemmas that impact the delivery of care. Students will prepare for licensure and employment opportunities/searches, explore professional organizations in nursing, and transition into practice with an emphasis on lifelong learning. Concept-based curriculum provides the structure of the curriculum and is threaded throughout the course. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

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PEACE STUDIES G100 – 3 Units
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Peace Studies, Introduction
This course offers an in-depth examination of the internal and external components of peace and conflict, and how each affects individuals, as well as groups, nations, and the environment. A review of changes achieved historically through various philosophies and lifestyles. Through the study of the forces that influence human relations, students analyze how the world can be changed. Exercise, simulated conflict situations, role-play, and examples from community partners are used to provide students opportunities to broaden their perspectives and develop self-awareness. This class is designed as a service learning course. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PEACE STUDIES G110 – 3 Units
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Nonviolence and Conflict Resolution
This course explores both the theory and the use of nonviolence as a means for waging and resolving conflict. The course explores Nonviolence Theory as it applies to issues of social change, alternative defense, and personal transformation. Writings from political, sociological, feminist, religious, and philosophical perspectives will be examined. Case studies will be used to demonstrate the use of nonviolent tactics and strategies, and to increase students’ understanding of how and when nonviolence has been used to resolve conflict. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PEACE STUDIES G225 – 3 Units
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Negotiation and Mediation
(Same as: Communication Studies G225)
Advisories: Communication Studies G100
This course presents theories and skills to address and settle conflict situations by utilizing the negotiation and mediation processes. The student will learn how to assess conflict situations and determine the appropriateness of negotiation and mediation. Students will learn theories and skills through lecture, role playing, dialogue and in-class simulations. Students will also examine different contexts for negotiation and mediation including family, school, community and business situations. Videos and student presentations of negotiation and conflict resolution topics complement the lectures, simulations and role playing. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

PEACE STUDIES G230 – 3 Units
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Leadership & Peacebuilding
This course teaches leadership concepts and skills, including psychological processes, conflict resolution and human development skills. It will help students become aware of their own leadership style and develop themselves to be innovators in their own life and the world at large. Psychological, physical and mental health aspects will be stressed. This course contains a required service learning component. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

Philosophy

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PHILOSOPHY G100 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Philosophy
(Formerly known as: Philosophy G101)
A probing into questions people ask about the universe and their place in it. An examination is undertaken of the range of possible answers developed by leading philosophers in such areas as the meaning of knowledge, scientific method, religion, ethics, aesthetics, history, politics and metaphysics. C-ID PHIL 100 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHILOSOPHY G102 – 3 Units
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History of Ancient Philosophy
Recommended for all students interested in refining critical thinking faculties. Essential for philosophy majors. The development of the Hellenic mind is explored, with emphasis on analysis of the basic texts of pre-Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. C-ID PHIL 130 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHILOSOPHY G110 – 3 Units
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Philosophy of the East
Of value to students desiring a broader understanding of the world’s religious thought. A critical analysis of the principal documents of the East. Particular attention is given to sacred literature as a sympathetic expression of religious thought and its culture. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHILOSOPHY G111 – 3 Units
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Philosophy of Religion – Western
This course will examine the key issues and problems for Western Religions, including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, from a Philosophical perspective. Topics to be covered include the nature and significance of religion and religious experience, arguments for and against the existence of God, the nature of God, the problem of evil, the relation between science and religion, and the role of textual and theological debate in the development of a religious Philosophy. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHILOSOPHY G115 – 3 Units
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Logic and Critical Thinking
(Formerly known as: Introduction to Logic)
An introductory general education course focusing on the use of arguments both in their occurrence in ordinary discourse and the academic disciplines within the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences with particular focus on deductive logic. The emphasis will be on the role of formal and informal logic in the basic learning skills of (1) oral communication (speech/listening) and (2) written communication (reading/writing). Deductive and inductive reasoning techniques will be critically examined to establish their logical correctness or identify their fallaciousness. Recommended for all humanities, social science, business and natural science majors and those planning to transfer to a four-year college or university. C-ID PHIL 110 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHILOSOPHY G120 – 3 Units
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Ethics
An examination of the concepts of right and wrong, good and bad, in the light of the writings of classical ethical philosophers. A critical examination of alternative approaches to ethics, with an emphasis upon the question of philosophical foundations. Applications of alternative traditions in ethics to contemporary moral issues. C-ID PHIL 120 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHILOSOPHY G125 – 3 Units
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Critical Reasoning and Writing
Prerequisites: English G100
An introduction to the critical analysis and rational evaluation of argument and other forms of expression. Covers the uses of language, distinctions between deductive and inductive reasoning, and practice in detecting formal and informal fallacies. Develop tools for distinguishing between and evaluating beliefs, opinions, claims, explanations, and arguments. A strong emphasis is instruction in writing which models the critical thinking knowledge and skills examined in the course. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

PHILOSOPHY G150 – 3 Units
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Political Philosophy
(Same as: Political Science G150)
This course introduces students to traditional philosophical issues concerning politics. Students will actively engage in an analysis of normative issues using historical insight as well as contemporary approaches. Among these issues are the nature of legitimate authority, political obligation, natural rights, equality and justice. The course emphasizes selections from the major works of such political philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx and Mill. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

Photography

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PHOTOGRAPHY G120 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Photography – Black and White Dark Room
(Formerly known as: Photography G150, Fundamentals of Photography)
A basic course to familiarize students with the fundamentals of photography. The students will study cameras and related accessory systems. Picture taking techniques, darkroom techniques, and the elements of design. Students must provide an adjustable camera. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHOTOGRAPHY G158 – 3 Units
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History and Aesthetics of Photography
(Formerly known as: History of Photography: An Exploration From the La)
This course will provide and overview of the history of photography from the invention through modern era. The work of major practitioners as well as lesser known figures, trends, movements, and artist groups that have shaped the medium will be discussed. Technical innovations, limitations, and inspiration that helped determine the direction and perception of the photographic image from the early 19th century through the 20th century will be covered. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHOTOGRAPHY G190 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Photography- Digital
(Formerly known as: Photography 150-1, Digital Arts G190)
This is a basic course to familiarize students with the historical and technical fundamentals of photography and digital imaging. Students will gain practical experience relating to cameras, exposure, light, content, color, composition and presentation. This course introduces development of personal artistic expression and visual perception, the basics of digital imaging including printing and image editing with Adobe Photoshop. Students must provide an adjustable digital camera. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHOTOGRAPHY G191 – 3 Units
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Digital Photography, Intermediate
Advisories: Photography G120, Photography G190 or Digital Arts G190
This is an intermediate photography course providing in-depth instruction in scanning, printing and using digital imaging software to create a master digital image. Students gain practical experience with digital techniques that support their creative exploration of commercial or fine art photography. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

Physical Education

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION G103 – 2 Units
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Exercise for Healthy Living
Advisories: Co-enrolled in any Physical Education activity class (see list in the catalog – CSU General Education, Area E)
The intent of this course is to expose students to a broad range of information related to understanding personal fitness and health. This course will offer students a well-rounded examination of lifestyle components elemental to lifelong healthy living. Students will explore a variety of personal choice options for developing and maintaining lifetime wellness from physiological, psychological and sociological perspectives. This course encourages students to participate in a wide variety of physical activities. It provides a comprehensive understanding of elements for successful participation in a variety of physical activities. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G105 – 1 Unit
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Adapted Strength and Fitness
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor required.
This is a physical fitness class consisting of cardiovascular conditioning, muscle strength, endurance, and proper use of weight machines, wheelchair accessible nautilus machines, and free weights in the fitness lab. The purpose of strength training is to improve an individual’s strength, stability, and coordination. Each student will be evaluated and an individual exercise plan will be developed. At the end of the class, each student will be experienced in individual and group physical activity. Students will be able to apply knowledge to improve quality of life by increasing, strength, stability, coordination and increasing knowledge of life-long fitness and activity. UC Credit Limitations. See counselor. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G108 – 1 Unit
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Adapted Aquatics
Advisories: Permission of the Instructor
This course is designed for students with temporary or permanent disabilities who can benefit from individualized low and no-impact aquatic cardiovascular exercises. Students will learn safe and independent activities that can be done for cardiovascular fitness in the pool. Swimming skills as well as appropriate exercises will be developed and practiced according to the goals and individual exercise programs of each student. UC Credit limitations. See counselor. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade.Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G110 – 0.5-1 Units
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Swimming for Fitness
This course is designed for swimmers with intermediate skills. The swimmer will be introduced to the latest techniques and methods for cardiovascular conditioning through swimming. UC Credit Limitations. See counselor. A three-week course Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G111 – 1 Unit
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Swimming
This course is designed to make people water safe. Students will receive instruction and practice in the fundamental skills of swimming. The course is recommended for swimmers with little or no previous experience, swimmers who can complete two laps of the pool with coordinated breathing, and swimmers with advanced skills. UC Credit Limitations. Se counselor. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G114 – 1 Unit
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Surfing
Prerequisites: Prior to entering surfing class, students must pass Intermediate ARC Swimming test or produce other official verification of their swimming ability at the first class meeting.
This course is designed to give students the necessary knowledge and skills to safely enjoy surfing. Through a structured lecture laboratory situation, the students will be introduced to the latest techniques and methods for optimum achievement. The course is suited to all performance levels and is organized to allow for individual instruction. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G130 – 1 Unit
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Yoga
This course is designed for students who are interested in learning and practicing yoga techniques such as breathing techniques, postures, meditation and relaxation. Students will learn about the techniques of yoga and how to make the exercise as enjoyable as possible. They will learn not only what the poses are, but how to stretch, relax and breathe throughout the practice. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G132 – 1 Unit
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Pilates for Fitness
This course is designed for students who are interested in increasing their flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination. The course will include mat work, using the principles of Pilates to focus on exercise to improve body alignment, strength, flexibility control and coordination. Students will also learn how each of the specific exercises will benefit their physical and mental health. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G137 – 0.5 Units
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Golf
Instruction and practice in the basic skills fundamental to successful performance in golf. Included, with participation, will be instruction in the rules and etiquette of the sport. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G150 – 1 Unit
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Badminton
This course is designed for men and women who are interested in instruction and practice in the fundamental skills to successful performance in badminton. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G158 – 1 Unit
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Tennis
(Formerly known as: Physical Education 158AD)
Instruction and practice in the fundamental skills & a basic understanding of scoring, elementary positioning, & strategy of tennis singles & doubles. The more advanced student will receive instruction in the volley, lob and smash, consistency and placement of ground strokes and serves. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G166 – 0.5-2 Units
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Circuit Weight Training
The Circuit Weight Training course is designed for students interested in an exercise routine that utilizes the circuit training facility and provides cardiovascular weight exercise. Circuit training has proven especially beneficial for women and men not interested in competitive weight training but desiring good muscle tone and cardiovascular fitness. This type of training gives maximum return in a controlled workout. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G167 – 1 Unit
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Super Circuit Training Advanced
The super circuit physical training program provides the student a combination of strength training with an emphasis on cardio-vascular conditioning for a total body workout. The super circuit is an accelerated circuit training program. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G173 – 1 Unit
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Introduction to Weight Training
A course designed for men and women to help beginners learn how muscles work, proper lifting techniques, safety factors, diet, and how to develop a program to meet specific needs. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G176 – 1 Unit
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Total Fitness for Women
A well-balanced program of physical activities designed to enhance endurance, flexibility, strength, cardiovascular efficiency and weight redistribution based on a selected exercise program, par course, circuit training, aerobic work, diet information and coordination. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G178 – 0.5 – 1 Units
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Cardiovascular Laboratory
The cardiovascular lab course is designed for those people who desire a cardiovascular workout using a combination of stationary bikes, treadmills, elliptical, and rowing machines. This is suited for men and women of all age groups who are interested in achieving a maximal level of cardiovascular fitness. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G180 – 2 Units
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Strength and Muscle Power Training
This course is designed to provide students instruction and training to develop strength and muscle power. Students will design a systematic training regime using weight machines and ‘free weights’ (bar bells and dumb bells). This class is suited for healthy students of all ages and experience levels, but is not a rehabilitation program. This class is recommended for men and women interested in strength and muscle power training, athletic conditioning, power lifting and body building. UC credit limitations: Any or all of these courses (PE G140, G142, G146, G150, G160, G180, G191, G200) combined—maximum credit, 8 uniits. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G181 – 1 Unit
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Muscular Strength Training
This course is designed to provide students instruction and training to develop strength and muscle tone. Students will design a systematic training regime using weight machines and ‘free weights’ (bar bells and dumb bells). This class is suited for healthy students of all ages and experience levels. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G186 – 0.5 – 1 Units
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Activities – Basketball
Instruction and practice in the fundamental skills basic to successful performance in this activity. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G192 – 1 Unit
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Soccer
Instruction and practice in the fundamental skills basic to successful performance in this activity. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. May not be offered each semester.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G195 – 0.5-1 Units
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Volleyball
Participation and instruction in all facets of the game of volleyball, from fundamental skills through advanced strategies and techniques. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G196 – 0.25 – 1 Units
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Sand Volleyball
Participation and instruction of all facets of sand volleyball, from fundamentals skills through strategies and techniques. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G203 – 0.5 Units
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Sports Conditioning
(Formerly known as: Sports Conditioning, Volleyball)
This course is designed to develop fundamental skills and techniques for athletic competition. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G210 – 0.5-2.0 Units
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Intercollegiate Sports Off Season Training
This course gives students an opportunity to train for intercollegiate athletics. This course may be taken four times Lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G240 – 2 Units
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Baseball Team
Corequisites: Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. For complete information concerning eligibility rules, contact the athletic director.
Enrollment subject to the approval of the coach. Those enrolled in this course for credit who fail to qualify for the squad must withdraw from the course and will be encouraged to sign up for another physical education class. Students may apply intercollegiate activities to General Education requirements for graduation. This course may be taken 3 times. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G244 – 2 Units
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Cross Country Team – Men
Corequisites: Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. For complete information concerning eligibility rules, contact the athletic director.
This class is designed for those students desiring to participate in intercollegiate athletics. Advanced training techniques are applied for successful participation. Students may apply intercollegiate activities to General Education requirements for graduations. This course may be taken 3 times. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G246 – 2 Units
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Football Team
Corequisites: Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. For complete information concerning eligibility rules, contact the athletic director.
Enrollment subject to the approval of the coach. Those enrolled in this course for credit who fail to qualify for the squad must withdraw from the course and are encouraged to enroll in a regular physical education activity. Students may apply intercollegiate athletic activities to General Education requirements for graduation. This course may be taken 3 times. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G250 – 2 Units
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Soccer Team – Men
Corequisites: Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. For complete information concerning eligibility rules, contact the athletic director.
Theoretical and practical instruction for the successful participation in intercollegiate soccer competition. Students may apply intercollegiate athletic activities to general education requirements for graduation. This course may be taken 3 times. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G252 – 2 Units
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Swimming Team – Men
Corequisites: Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. For complete information concerning eligibility rules, contact the athletic director.
Enrollment subject to approval of the coach. This course is for competition with other college swim teams. Students may apply intercollegiate athletic activities to general education requirements for graduation. This course may be taken 3 times. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G256 – 2 Units
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Track Team – Men/Women
Corequisites: Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. For complete information concerning eligibility rules, contact the athletic director.
Enrollment subject to the approval of the coach. Those enrolled in this course for credit who fail to qualify for the squad must withdraw from the course and are encouraged to enroll in a regular physical education activity. Students may apply intercollegiate athletic activities to general education requirements for graduation. This course may be taken 3 times. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G258 – 2 Units
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Volleyball Team – Men
Corequisites: Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. For complete information concerning eligibility rules, contact the athletic director.
Designed for students competing in intercollegiate volleyball competition. Advanced techniques and strategies required for competition are required as well as the necessary aerobic and anaerobic conditioning required to participate at a high level of athletic competition. This course may be taken 3 times. Students may apply intercollegiate activities to General Education requirements for graduation. UC credit limitations. See counselfor. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G260 – 2 Units
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Water Polo Team
Corequisites: Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. For complete information concerning eligibility rules, contact the athletic director.
Enrollment subject to approval of the coach. This course is for competition with other collegiate water polo teams. Students may apply intercollegiate athletic activities to general education requirements for graduation. This course may be taken 3 times. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G272 – 2 Units
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Cross Country Team – Women
Corequisites: Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. For complete information concerning eligibility rules, contact the athletic director.
Enrollment subject to the approval of the coach. Those enrolled in this course for credit who fail to qualify for the squad must withdraw form the course and are encouraged to enroll in a regular physical education activity. Students may apply intercollegiate athletic activities to general education requirements for graduation. This course may be taken 3 times. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G273 – 2 Units
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Soccer Team – Women
Corequisites: Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. For complete information concerning eligibility rules, contact the athletic director.
Designed for women with prior soccer experience interested in intercollegiate competition. Any student not qualifying for the squad must withdraw from the course and may enroll in another physical education class. Students may apply intercollegiate activities to General Education requirements for graduation. This course may be taken 3 times. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G274 – 2 Units
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Softball Team – Women
Corequisites: Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. For complete information concerning eligibility rules, contact the athletic director.
A course designed to instruct softball players in the advanced skills and knowledge of on-the-field techniques and strategies. Course recommended for those who wish to develop advanced skills and participate on the collegiate level. This course may be taken 3 times. Students may apply intercollegiate activities to General Education requirements for graduations. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G275 – 2 Units
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Swimming Team – Women
Corequisites: Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. For complete information concerning eligibility rules, contact the athletic director.
Enrollment subject to approval of the coach. This course is for competition with other college swim teams. Students may apply intercollegiate athletic activities to general education requirements for graduation. This course may be taken 3 times. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G278 – 2 Units
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Volleyball Team – Women
Corequisites: Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. For complete information concerning eligibility rules, contact the athletic director.
Designed for students competing in intercollegiate volleyball competition. Advanced technique and strategies required for competition are required as well as the aerobic and anaerobic conditioning required to participate at a high level of athletic competition. Students may apply intercollegiate activities to General Education requirements for graduations. This course may be taken 3 times. UC credit limitations. See counselor. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G279 – 3 Units
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Intercollegiate Women’s Sand Volleyball
This course is designed for advanced sand volleyball players with a strong desire to participate on the intercollegiate sand volleyball team. Students are required to perform competitive collegiate -level volleyball skills as assessed by the instructor. Course may be taken four times for credit. (UC Credit Limitation) Lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G287 – 1 – 2 Units
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Soccer Techniques, Advanced
A course designed to meet the needs of those students who wish to gain a high level of soccer playing ability. The course will help students to refine the basic skills (technical and tactical) and use them in a competitive game situation. T Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

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PHYSICS G110 – 3 Units
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Conceptual Physics
(Formerly known as: Conceptual Physics: Mechanics and Modern Physics)
A course designed for non-science majors which considers the everyday applications of physics. This course is a non-mathematical approach to the basic concepts of physics. Open to students with or without high school physics, but not open to those who have credit for any college physics course. It covers the subjects of motion, energy, waves, music, electromagnetism, relativity and nuclear energy. UC Credit Limitations: No credit if taken after G120 or G185. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICS G111 – 1 Unit
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Conceptual Physics Lab
Corequisites: Enrollment in or completion of Physics G110
This course is designed to supplement Physics G110. The student will do laboratory exercises which illustrate some of the phenomena discussed in Physics G110. UC credit limitations. No credit given if taken after G120 or G185. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICS G120 – 4 Units
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Algebra-Based Physics: Mechanics
(Formerly known as: General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound)
Prerequisites: Mathematics G120 or concurrent enrollment, or Mathematics Placement Assessment
This is an algebra/trigonometry-based physics course in mechanics, heat and sound. Topics studied include force, motion, energy, heat transfer, effects of heat and the nature and properties of waves. Three hours lecture and demonstration, three hours laboratory a week. UC Credit Limitations: Physics G120, G125 and G185, G280, G285 combined—maximum credit, one series; deduct credit for duplication of topics. C-ID PHYS 105 Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. Offered fall semester only.

PHYSICS G125 – 4 Units
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Algebra-Based Physics: Electricity/Magnetism
(Formerly known as: General Physics: Light, Magnetism, Electricity, At)
Prerequisites: Physics G120
This is an algebra/trigonometry based general physics course in the areas of electricity, magnetism, light and modern physics. Topics studied include electric charges and fields, DC circuits, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, reflection, refraction, interference of light, quantum theory, matter waves, radioactivity and nuclear reactions. Three hours lecture and demonstration, three hours laboratory a week. This course may not be offered each semester. UC credit limitations. Physics G120, G125 and G185, G280, G285 combined—maximum credit, one series; deduct credit for duplication of topics. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. Offered spring semester only.

PHYSICS G185 – 4 Unit
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Calculus-Based Physics: Mechanics
(Formerly known as: General Physics: Mechanics and Sound)
Prerequisites: Mathematics G180
Advisories: Mathematics G185
This is an introductory course in physics using calculus. Topics studied include vectors, motion, forces, energy, momentum, oscillators and properties of waves. Physics G185, G280 and G285 are required for students majoring in physics, chemistry or engineering. UC Credit Limitations: Physics G120, G125 and G185, G280, G285 combined—maximum credit, one series; deduct credit for duplication of topics. C-ID PHYS 205 Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICS G280 – 4 Units
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Calculus-Based Physics: Electricity/Magnetism
(Formerly known as: General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism)
Prerequisites: Physics G185 and Mathematics G185
This is a calculus based physics course which covers the topics of electric charge, electric fields, potential dielectrics, DC circuits, magnetic fields, magnetic forces, electromagnetic induction, electromagnetic oscillators, and waves. UC Credit Limitations: Physics G120, G125 and G185, G280, G285 combined—maximum credit, one series; deduct credit for duplications of topics. C-ID: PHYS 210 Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. Offered spring semester only.

PHYSICS G285 – 4 Units
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Calculus-Based Physics: Modern
(Formerly known as: General Physics: Heat, Light, Modern Physics)
Prerequisites: Physics G185 and Mathematics G185
This is a calculus based physics course including the topics of measurement of heat and temperature, effects of heat, kinetic theory of gases, thermodynamics, propagation of light, reflection, refraction, interference, diffraction, relativity, quantum theory and matter waves. UC Credit Limitations: Physics G120, G125 and G185, G280, G285 combined—maximum credit, one series; deduct credit for duplications of topics. C-I D PHYS 215 Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. Offered fall semester only.

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POLITICAL SCIENCE G100 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to political science designed to familiarize students with basic political concepts, political ideologies, political systems, models of political analysis and political science subfields. C-ID POLS 150 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

POLITICAL SCIENCE G101 – 3 Units
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Survey of Current Issues
This course is a survey of contemporary political issues confronting the United States and the global community. The focus will be on issues and problems of political significance such as terrorism, globalization and nuclear proliferation. The course provides students with the necessary tools to analyze opposing viewpoints and develop argumentation skills. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

POLITICAL SCIENCE G105 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Global Studies
Advisories: English G100
This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Global Studies. Topics will include the history of globalization and an examination of the process of globalization, including the inter-relatedness of economic, political, social, cultural, ecological and technological factors and developments. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

POLITICAL SCIENCE G110 – 3 Units
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International Relations
This course provides an introduction to world politics as it relates to national conflict and international cooperation. Important to this course is an examination of various levels of governmental and non-governmental actors and their institutions, interactions and processes as they relate to global issues. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

POLITICAL SCIENCE G120 – 3 Units
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Principles of United Nations
Advisories: College-level reading and writing skills
This course studies the United Nations and related international organizations, focusing on the role of the United Nations in world politics. This course also introduces students to the theory and practice of international diplomacy. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

POLITICAL SCIENCE G130 – 3 Units
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Law in American Society
Advisories: College level reading, writing, and critical thinking skills
This course provides a general survey of American Law and its English origins. It is intended as an introduction to the legal system and to acquaint the student to elements of law that affect legal relationships. The focus is on the United States Constitution and selected Supreme Court decisions on issues of civil rights and liberties. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

POLITICAL SCIENCE G150 – 3 Units
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Political Philosophy
(Same as: Philosophy G150)
This course introduces students to traditional philosophical issues concerning politics. Students will actively engage in an analysis of normative issues using historical insight as well as contemporary approaches. Among these issues are the nature of legitimate authority, political obligation, natural rights, equality and justice. The course emphasizes selections from the major works of such political philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx and Mill. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

POLITICAL SCIENCE G180 – 3 Units
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American Government
(Formerly known as: U.S. Government)
This course examines the American political system. Topics include an examination of the history, constitutional framework, institutions, and functions of the American and California political systems and the principles, processes and issues that affect them. Additionally, this course will discuss current issues, examine the decision-making process and how these decisions affect society. This course satisfies the CSU requirement on the Constitution of the United States and local government.UC Credit Limitations: Political Science G180 and G180H combined—maximum credit, one Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

POLITICAL SCIENCE G185 – 3 Units
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Comparative Politics
(Formerly known as: Introduction to Government (Comparative))
This course introduces the field of comparative politics by providing a study of political systems, government structures and popular ideologies in selected developed and developing countries. Major themes will include development, nation/state building and democratization. Recommended for students interested in governments and politics throughout the world. C-ID POLS 130 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. May not be offered each semester.

POLITICAL SCIENCE G205 – 3 Units
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Global Issues
Advisories: Political Science G105 and English G100 and G110 or Philosophy G115
This course develops global competency skills and examines the origins, current status, and future trends of major issues confronting the global community. The focus will be on issues and problems of global significance such as nation-state building, global governance, population and urbanization trends, economic development and inequality, basic human needs and human rights, international conflict and security concerns, and environmental problems. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

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PSYCHOLOGY G100 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Psychology
This course is an introduction to the scientific study of behavior. Topics include an exploration of major psychological theories and concepts, research methodology, memory, motivation, emotion, personality, intelligence, psychobiology, perception, cognition and consciousness, learning, development, social psychology, psychological disorders and therapeutic approaches, and applied psychology. C-ID PSY 110 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PSYCHOLOGY G110 – 3 Units
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Personal and Social Adjustment
Recommended for transfer students. Of value to students interested in critical self-understanding. A consideration of the principles of adjustment and self-actualization. Contemporary theories of behavior change and growth are examined and their applications discussed. C-ID PSY 115 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

PSYCHOLOGY G116 – 3 Units
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Child Growth and Development
(Formerly known as: Psychology G150, Child Psychology)
Recommended for parents, future parents or teachers, and for majors in education, social service, and recreation. A study of the physical, emotional, mental and social development of the child. Emphasis on relations with parents, peers and teacher. Approaches to discipline and education are considered. C-ID CDEV 100 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PSYCHOLOGY G118 – 3 Units
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Life Span Developmental Psychology
(Formerly known as: Psychology G160, Human Growth and Development)
The course enables the student to understand human development from conception to death. Physical, mental and psychosocial development are explored for each age group. . C-ID PSY 180 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PSYCHOLOGY G130 – 3 Units
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Critical Thinking in Psychology
Prerequisites: English G100
This course focuses on the development of critical thinking skills through written argumentation, and analysis of complex issues in the field of psychology. Students will learn about the common fallacies of reasoning, analyzing arguments, questioning opinion versus facts, effective problem solving, and the common errors of human cognition which impede critical thinking. Emphasis is placed on using critical thinking skills to examine contemporary issues involving human behavior, and writing effective logical arguments. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

PSYCHOLOGY G165 – 3 Units
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Principles of Human Sexuality 1
(Formerly known as: Human Sexuality – Psychobiological Basis)
This course involves an analysis of the interconnections between psychological experiences and the structure and function of the human sexual body. Topics include growth and development, reproduction and contraception, disabilities, dysfunction and therapy, as well as differing social values attached to each of these processes. C-ID PSY 130 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PSYCHOLOGY G250 – 3 Units
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Psychobiology
Prerequisites: Psychology G100
Recommended for transfer students to develop an appreciation of the psychological, biochemical and genetic factors that affect behavior. This course can give a foundation for further studies in developmental, learning, personality and motivational psychology. C-ID PSY 150 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PSYCHOLOGY G255 – 3 Units
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Abnormal Psychology
(Formerly known as: Psychology G158)
Advisories: Psychology G100
An overview of abnormal behavior as a portion of the continuum of human behavior. The course will cover the field’s historical approaches, the range of psychological disorders, as well as their biological, psychological, social consequences, and treatment C-ID PSY 120 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PSYCHOLOGY G260 – 3 Units
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Social Psychology
The scientific study of the effects of social influences on human behavior and mental processes. Topics include interpersonal perception, attitudes and attitude change, conflict and cooperation, aggression, social cognition, prosocial behavior, gender roles and cultural norms, as well as applications of social psychological principles to social settings and social problems. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PSYCHOLOGY G280 – 4 Units
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Research Methods in Psychology
(Formerly known as: Psychology G185, Introduction to Experimental Psychology)
Prerequisites: Psychology G100 and Mathematics G160
Principles of the scientific method and various research designs (experimental and correlational), will be examined. Students will apply these techniques and complete an original research project. C-ID PSY 205B Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. May not be offered each semester.

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Real Estate

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REAL ESTATE G110 – 3 Units
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Real Estate Principles
An introductory course covering a wide variety of California real estate topics, including: vesting of title, conveyances, real estate contracts, agency, encumbrances, finance, landlord-tenant relations, escrows & taxation among others. This class is required for those persons who intend to take the California Real Estate licensees exam. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

REAL ESTATE G120 – 3 Units
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Real Estate Legal Aspects
This course is an introduction to the laws dealing with the ownership and use of California Real Estate. Emphasis will be placed on problems commonly encountered in the purchase, sale, lease, and the rights and liabilities of the parties involved in real estate transactions. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU. May not be offered each semester.

REAL ESTATE G130 – 3 Units
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Real Estate Practice
Designed for the real estate salesperson. Client building and maintenance, listing, and selling new and resale homes, advertising, etc. This is a California Department of Real Estate required class (must be taken within 18 months of passing the California Salesperson’s exam) in order to obtain the regular, renewable 4-year license. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU. May not be offered each semester.

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Science

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BIOLOGY G100 – 4 Units
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Introduction to Biology
This is a survey course emphasizing basic concepts of cell biology, animal and plant physiology, genetics and evolution, and plant, animal and human ecology. This course is specifically designed for non-science majors and is recommended to meet the general education breadth requirements. A traditional format may be followed on lectures, demonstrations, and laboratories may be integrated into the learning system. UC Credit Limitations. No credit if taken after Biology G180; maximum credit of one course for Biology G100 and G100H. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G101 – 3 Units
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The Biology of Food and Cooking
Advisories: Chemistry G110, or AP Chemistry with a grade of C or better, or AP Biology with a grade of C or better
The Biology of Food and Cooking is a lecture-only survey course covering the same topics as Biology G100: Introduction to Biology (non-majors) with a focus on examples from food and cooking. In this demonstration-filled class we will use the methods and reagents of the kitchen to learn the basics of molecular and cell biology, genetics, ecology and evolution. Despite the fact that there is not an associated lab with this course, critical thinking skills and practice with the scientific method will be addressed through the many in-class demonstrations, small group activities, and kitchen experiments (out-of-class assignments). Access to a kitchen is required to complete some assignments. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G104 – 3 Units
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Marine Life
This course examines the marine environment, interaction of species, populations and communities, including geology of ocean basins, physical and chemical characteristics of the ocean basins. A survey of marine plants and animals through invertebrates, fish, reptiles, birds and mammals. The renewable and nonrenewable resources from the ocean realm. The influence of humans on the health of the environment. Current issues including the concepts of: (global warming, types of pollution and the consequences thereof, greenhouse effects, and fisheries management) Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G104L – 1 Unit
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Marine Life Laboratory
Corequisites: Enrollment in or completion of Biology G104
This course explores the basic principles of the life sciences taking its examples from the sea. The ecological relationship between humans and the sea is emphasized. This course is designed for non-science majors and is recommended to meet the general education breadth requirements, or the natural science requirement with Biology G104. Lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G110 – 3 Units
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Ecology and Field Biology
This course is a survey course that integrates lectures, laboratory experiences and field trips to emphasize the natural environment, ecological processes of Southern California, and the roles that humans assume as they change the environment and ecology of the areas from which resources are taken. This course is recommended to meet the laboratory requirement for an associate in arts degree. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G120 – 3 Units
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Health and Disease
(Formerly known as: Man and Disease)
An introduction to the study of human anatomy, physiology with a comprehensive study of diseases which affect man. Diseases will be studied from historical and contemporary point of view, with particular references to causes, means of transmission, normal and abnormal functioning of the body. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G160 – 3 Units
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Physiology and Disease Mechanisms
Advisories: Biology G225
This course will discuss and utilize the principles of physiology to analyze the symptoms and signs of disease. Emphasis is given to cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal diseases although all body systems are discussed. Intended for students in or aspiring to various health professions including nursing. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

BIOLOGY G180 – 5 Units
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Cell and Molecular Biology
(Formerly known as: Principles of Biology)
Prerequisites: Mathematics G030 or Mathematics Placement Assessment and Chemistry G180 or G185 or G220 or G225
Advisories: English G099
This course is designed as the first in a three-course sequence for students desiring to major in biology. The topics to be covered in this course are among those which serve to unify the science of biology. Included in these concepts are: prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure, function and homeostasis, cell reproduction and metabolism, cell communication, classical and molecular genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, and evolution. C-ID: BIOL 190 Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G182 – 4 Units
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Zoology
(Formerly known as: Biology G185 – Principles of Zoology)
Prerequisites: Mathematics G030 or Mathematics Placement Assessment
Advisories: Biology G180
This course provides students with a broad foundation of kingdom Animalia and animal-like protists. It focuses on ecological, evolutionary, anatomical and physiological relationships among major animal taxa. Topics include embryology, body plans, life strategies, general characteristics, reproductive modes, and life cycles of each of the major animal phyla. This course provides a solid background in animal science for those students preparing to transfer to a four-year institution or professional school (dental, pharmacy, or optometrist schools, for example). The laboratory portion of this course emphasizes hands-on learning using dissection, models, slides, charts, living specimens and non-living specimens. Students will gain experience in using compound light microscopes and dissecting microscopes to study protists, animal tissues, and body plans of appropriately sized animals (the lancelet, for exmaple). Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G183 – 4 Units
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Botany 
(Formerly known as: Biology G190 – General Botany)
Prerequisites: Mathematics G030 or Mathematics Placement Assessment
Advisories: Biology G180
This course is designed to satisfy the major requirements for an Associate or Baccalaureate degree in the Biological Sciences. Biology G183 complements Biology G180 and G182 as the third of three in a sequence of survey courses. Topics include: fundamentals of chemistry and biochemistry; cytology, with an emphasis on plant cytology; fundamentals of biological energy: catalysis, cellular respiration and photosynthesis; Mendelian and molecular genetics; ethnobotany; evolution and speciation; plant population, and community ecology; systematics and taxonomy, with light surveys of (taxonomic) Kingdoms Archaebacteria, Eubacteria, Fungi, and Protista – emphasis is on Kingdom Plantae: plant histology, anatomy, physiology, morphology and diversity; and principles of plant culture (cultivation). Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G186 – 5 Units
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Diversity of Organisms
Prerequisites: Biology G180 and Mathematics G030 or G115 or G120 or G170 or G180, or Mathematics Placement Assessment
A survey of extant living organisms including physiological and anatomical adaptations of organisms in response to their environment. Each kingdom is examined, with an emphasis on evolution and ecology of organisms found in kingdoms Plantae and Animalia. Included in this survey is an introduction to scientific methodology including student-centered experimental design, execution, and subsequent analysis of data. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

BIOLOGY G200 – 3 Units
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Pharmacology – Medications and Drugs
Prerequisites: Biology G225 or Biology G221
This course covers the classification of medications and basic principles of pharmacology from legislation and pharmacokinetics through receptor theory, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics. Medications will be grouped by body systems and treatment options will be related to the pathophysiological state of the patient. Drug groups are discussed rather than individual medications, with emphasis on autonomic, central nervous system, and cardiovascular agents. Drugs affecting all body systems will be discussed. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

BIOLOGY G205 – 1 or 2 Units
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Biology Laboratory Learning Skills
Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
This is a course in which students will help peers in lab sections of Biology classes. After successfully completing a lab course, students will assist lab instructors by monitoring lab safety, clarifying lab skills and techniques, and explaining experiments that are presented. Students will prepare and present one or more oral and/or written presentations of topics not covered in lecture. This course is recommended for students interested in teaching science. Lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

BIOLOGY G210 – 5 Units
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General Microbiology
Prerequisites: Biology G100, or G180, or G220, or G225 and English G099 or Placement Test, and Mathematics G030 or Mathematics Placement Assessment
Major concepts of general microbiology are discussed, including 1) procaryotic and eucaryotic cell types, 2) structural organization of cells, 3) cellular metabolism, regulation of metabolism, and genetics, 4) host-parasite relationships, 5) microorganisms in human health and disease, 6) immunology and serology, 7) recombinant DNA technology, 8) growth of microbial cells, 9) controlling growth by chemical and physical means. Bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa, and viruses are studied. Laboratory skills include: microscopy, staining techniques cultivation techniques, and aseptic techniques. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G219 – 1 Unit
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Human Anatomy Discussion
Corequisites: Biology G220
This discussion course affords students enrolled in BIOL G220, Human Anatomy, the opportunity to develop background information, problem-solving, extend discussion and exchange ideas concerning human structure. Discussion focuses on anatomical components and other key topics covered in BIOL G220 as well as background information not generally covered in lecture. Designed to help students succeed in their study of human anatomy. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Transferable to CSU.

BIOLOGY G220 – 4 Units
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Human Anatomy
(Formerly known as: Biology G170)
Prerequisites: Biology G100 or Biology G155 or Biology G180 or Biology G221 and English G099 or Placement Test and Mathematics G030 or Mathematics Placement Assessment
A course in basic human anatomy, covering the major body systems and including topics of both gross and microstructure of the organ systems. Designed for paramedical biology majors (nursing, x-ray technicians, physicians assistant, chiropractic, dental hygiene, pharmacy) and physical education majors. Will not satisfy transfer requirements for biological science majors.UC Credit limitations: Maximum credit of two courses for Biology G221, G220 and G225. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G221 – 4 Units
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Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
(Formerly known as: Biology G155)
The elements of human structure and function are described and related. Topics explored are: the body system, cell structure and function, the maintenance of physiological balance and equilibrium (e.g., fluid and electrolytes, blood pressure, acid base levels), and the physiology of nutrition and exercise. Designed for non- science majors (including some para- medical majors) and is recommended to meet the general education breadth requirement. UC Credit limitations: Maximum credit of two courses for Biology G220, G221 and G225. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G225 – 4 Units
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Human Physiology
(Formerly known as: Biology G175)
Prerequisites: Biology G155 or Biology G220 or Biology G221 and English G099 or Placement Test and Mathematics G030 or Mathematics Placement Assessment
This course covers physiological function of the basic systems of the human body. Emphasis will be on integration of body systems and the inter-relationships for maintaining body homeostasis. Designed for paramedical biology majors (nursing, x-ray technicians, dental hygiene, physical therapy, etc.) and physical education majors. Will not satisfy transfer requirements for biology majors. UC Credit limitations: Maximum credit of two courses for Biology G220, G221 and G225. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G260 – 3 Units
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Biostatistics
Prerequisites: Biology G180 or G182 or G186 or G210 and Mathematics G120 or G170 or G180, or Mathematics Placement Assessment
Biostatistics introduces students to data analysis and experimental design. This course specifically focuses on the nature, generation, and testing of biological data. Analyses learned include, but are not limited to, one-sample t-test, two-sample t-test (both pooled and unpooled), variance ratio test, 1-way ANOVA, 2-way ANOVA with replication, block design ANOVA, Tukey’s test of pairwise comparisons, chi-squared tests, and non-parametic tests. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.


CHEMISTRY G110 – 5 Units
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Introduction to Chemistry
Prerequisites: Mathematics G010 or appropriate score on the Mathematics Placement Assessment.
An introduction to some of the basic principles of inorganic, organic and biochemistry. Lectures, demonstrations and laboratories are integrated into a learning system equivalent to three hours lecture, four hours lecture-laboratory a week. UC Credit limitations: Maximum credit of one course for Chemistry G110 and G130; no credit if taken after Chemistry G180. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

CHEMISTRY G130 – 4 Units
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Preparation for General Chemistry
(Formerly known as: Introduction to Chemical Principles)
Prerequisites: Mathematics G010 or appropriate score on the Mathematics Placement Assessment.
This course is an introduction to the principles and calculations of chemistry. Practice in basic laboratory techniques. It is designed specifically for students planning to take Chemistry G180 (General Chemistry). UC Credit limitations: Maximum credit of one course for Chemistry G110 and G130; no credit if taken after Chemistry G180. C-ID CHEM 101 Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

CHEMISTRY G180 – 5 Units
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General Chemistry A
(Formerly known as: General Chemistry)
Prerequisites: Mathematics G030 or appropriate score on the Mathematics Placement Assessment.
Advisories: Chemistry G130
This course covers stoichiometry, acids, bases, redox reactions, gas laws, solid and liquid states, changes of state, modern atomic concepts, periodicity and chemical bonding. It is intended for majors and minors in science and engineering. The laboratory portion of the course provides an application of lecture concepts in the laboratory and further practice in quantitative/qualitative laboratory methods. Letter grade is the only option in this course. C-ID CHEM 110 Lecture & lab. Letter grade only.Transferable to CSU; UC.

CHEMISTRY G185 – 5 Units
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General Chemistry B
(Formerly known as: General Chemistry)
Prerequisites: Chemistry G180
This course provides an introduction to kinetics, principles and types of chemical equilibria, acids and bases, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, coordination compounds, nuclear chemistry and nomenclature of organic compounds. C-ID CHEM 120S Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

CHEMISTRY G220 – 5 Units
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Organic Chemistry A
(Formerly known as: Organic Chemistry I)
Prerequisites: Chemistry G185
This course offers a study of the compounds of carbon and their reactions with emphasis upon structure/reactivity relationships and mechanisms. The laboratory emphasizes standard organic techniques, investigations, and spectroscopic methods for identification. C-ID CHEM 160S, CHEM 150 Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

CHEMISTRY G225 – 5 Units
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Organic Chemistry B
(Formerly known as: Organic Chemistry II)
Prerequisites: Chemistry G220
A continuation of the study of the compounds of carbon and their reactions with emphasis upon structure/reactivity relationships and mechanisms, including chemistry of carbonyl compounds, aromatic compounds and molecules of biological importance. The laboratory includes reactions and workup design, separation and identification of an unknown mixture, multistep synthesis and additional spectroscopy. C-ID Chem 160S Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.


PHYSICS G110 – 3 Units
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Conceptual Physics
(Formerly known as: Conceptual Physics: Mechanics and Modern Physics)
A course designed for non-science majors which considers the everyday applications of physics. This course is a non-mathematical approach to the basic concepts of physics. Open to students with or without high school physics, but not open to those who have credit for any college physics course. It covers the subjects of motion, energy, waves, music, electromagnetism, relativity and nuclear energy. UC Credit Limitations: No credit if taken after G120 or G185. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICS G111 – 1 Unit
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Conceptual Physics Lab
Corequisites: Enrollment in or completion of Physics G110
This course is designed to supplement Physics G110. The student will do laboratory exercises which illustrate some of the phenomena discussed in Physics G110. UC credit limitations. No credit given if taken after G120 or G185. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICS G120 – 4 Units
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Algebra-Based Physics: Mechanics
(Formerly known as: General Physics: Mechanics, Heat and Sound)
Prerequisites: Mathematics G120 or concurrent enrollment, or Mathematics Placement Assessment
This is an algebra/trigonometry-based physics course in mechanics, heat and sound. Topics studied include force, motion, energy, heat transfer, effects of heat and the nature and properties of waves. Three hours lecture and demonstration, three hours laboratory a week. UC Credit Limitations: Physics G120, G125 and G185, G280, G285 combined—maximum credit, one series; deduct credit for duplication of topics. C-ID PHYS 105 Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. Offered fall semester only.

PHYSICS G125 – 4 Units
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Algebra-Based Physics: Electricity/Magnetism
(Formerly known as: General Physics: Light, Magnetism, Electricity, At)
Prerequisites: Physics G120
This is an algebra/trigonometry based general physics course in the areas of electricity, magnetism, light and modern physics. Topics studied include electric charges and fields, DC circuits, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, reflection, refraction, interference of light, quantum theory, matter waves, radioactivity and nuclear reactions. Three hours lecture and demonstration, three hours laboratory a week. This course may not be offered each semester. UC credit limitations. Physics G120, G125 and G185, G280, G285 combined—maximum credit, one series; deduct credit for duplication of topics. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. Offered spring semester only.

PHYSICS G185 – 4 Unit
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Calculus-Based Physics: Mechanics
(Formerly known as: General Physics: Mechanics and Sound)
Prerequisites: Mathematics G180
Advisories: Mathematics G185
This is an introductory course in physics using calculus. Topics studied include vectors, motion, forces, energy, momentum, oscillators and properties of waves. Physics G185, G280 and G285 are required for students majoring in physics, chemistry or engineering. UC Credit Limitations: Physics G120, G125 and G185, G280, G285 combined—maximum credit, one series; deduct credit for duplication of topics. C-ID PHYS 205 Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHYSICS G280 – 4 Units
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Calculus-Based Physics: Electricity/Magnetism
(Formerly known as: General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism)
Prerequisites: Physics G185 and Mathematics G185
This is a calculus based physics course which covers the topics of electric charge, electric fields, potential dielectrics, DC circuits, magnetic fields, magnetic forces, electromagnetic induction, electromagnetic oscillators, and waves. UC Credit Limitations: Physics G120, G125 and G185, G280, G285 combined—maximum credit, one series; deduct credit for duplications of topics. C-ID: PHYS 210 Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. Offered spring semester only.

PHYSICS G285 – 4 Units
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Calculus-Based Physics: Modern
(Formerly known as: General Physics: Heat, Light, Modern Physics)
Prerequisites: Physics G185 and Mathematics G185
This is a calculus-based physics course including the topics of measurement of heat and temperature, effects of heat, kinetic theory of gases, thermodynamics, propagation of light, reflection, refraction, interference, diffraction, relativity, quantum theory and matter waves. UC Credit Limitations: Physics G120, G125 and G185, G280, G285 combined—maximum credit, one series; deduct credit for duplications of topics. C-I D PHYS 215 Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. Offered fall semester only.

Sign

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SIGN G010 – 1 Unit
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Fingerspelling
(Formerly known as: Sign G290)
A skills class designed to introduce Sign Language and Interpreting students to the principles and techniques of the American (fingerspelling) Manual Alphabet. Expressive and receptive techniques will be emphasized. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Transferable to CSU. Offered fall semester only.

SIGN G068 – 3 Units
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ASL for Health and Medical Personnel
A beginning course in American Sign Language (ASL) for medical and health personnel, stressing the acquisition of technical vocabulary and the basic structural concepts for communication in a bilingual environment. Lecture. Letter grade only.

SIGN G180 – 4 Units
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American Sign Language 1
(Formerly known as: Beginning American Sign Language I)
A basic course in American sign language (ASL). Emphasis will be on grammar, syntax, vocabulary and expressive and receptive skills. This course is equivalent to two years of high school Sign Language. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SIGN G185 – 4 Units
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American Sign Language 2
(Formerly known as: Beginning American Sign Language II)
Prerequisites: Sign G180 or 2 years of high school American Sign Language (ASL)
This course is a continuation of American Sign language 1 (ASL). Emphasis is on grammar, syntax, vocabulary. This course builds students’ receptive and expressive skills in ASL and fingerspelling as well as their knowledge of Deaf culture. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SIGN G200 – 3 Units
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Deaf Culture
This course is an introduction to the American Deaf culture experience. Areas of study include the history and description of deafness, the Deaf community, Deaf education and the arts and language of the Deaf. Services, organizations, technology, as well as clinical and cultural perspectives will be examined and discussed. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SIGN G280 – 4 Units
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American Sign Language 3
(Formerly known as: Advanced American Sign Language I)
Advisories: Sign G185
This course provides further training in manual alphabet and sign language for purposes of communication with people who are deaf. It is designed to help the student increase speed with regard to accuracy, rhythm and comprehension. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SIGN G285 – 4 Units
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American Sign Language 4
(Formerly known as: Advanced American Sign Language II)
Advisories: Sign G280
This course is an advanced study of American Sign language. Emphasis is on acquiring advanced vocabulary and using complex grammar. Students will learn the proper use of classifiers, narrative structure, and enumeration. Students develop expressive and receptive fluency in the context of Deaf culture and Deaf community. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

Social Science

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SOCIAL SCIENCE G136 – 3 Units
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History and Culture of the Chicano American
A study of the Mexican-American people and the influence of U.S. institutions on Chicano life. The course will survey the history, varying philosophies, artistic and literary achievements, sociological and psychological perspectives of Chicanos. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. May not be offered each semester.

Sociology

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SOCIOLOGY G100 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Sociology
Recommended for every student interested in human behavior, social interrelationships and group organization, foundations of society, culture, social differentiation and social institutions. UC Credit Limitations: Sociology G100 and G100H combined—maximum credit, one course. C-ID SOCI 110 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SOCIOLOGY G100 HONORS – 3 Units
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Introduction to Sociology, Honors
Honors students will expand their study to include applications of theory, scientific methodology, and the analysis of social problems. These theories, methodologies and sociological problems will be examined from ethnic and cultural perspectives. In addition, students will apply and critique sociological theories at macro and micro levels to assess current social issues in national and global arenas. Students will design and conduct research encompassing literature review, data gathering, and theory application. UC Credit Limitations: Sociology G100 and G100H combined—maximum credit, one course. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SOCIOLOGY G110 – 3 Units
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Introduction to Marriage and the Family
Advisories: Sociology G100
An introduction to the dynamics of marriage patterns, divorce and family life, including an analysis of interpersonal attraction, mate selection, marriage, parenthood, changing male and female roles and patterns of interaction within the family. C-ID SOCI 130 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SOCIOLOGY G133 – 3 Units
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Racial and Ethnic Relations in America
A social profile of major American racial/ethnic groups. A special examination of the problems of minority assimilation into an otherwise open society and culture. C-ID SOCI 150 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SOCIOLOGY G134 – 3 Units
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Chicano Studies
An overview of the Chicano historical experience and of social development in the U.S. The course will survey the Chicano culture, customs, politics, labor conflict, immigration patterns, achievements and contributions to the American Southwest. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. May not be offered each semester.

SOCIOLOGY G160 – 3 Units
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Sociology of Criminology
Sociological analysis of crime, criminal behavior, and the criminal justice system. Explores the history and social construction of crime and criminality and examines the definition of crime and its violations as well as the laws and methods used to control criminal behavior. Discuss measurement of crime and basic theoretical explanations of criminal behavior. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

SOCIOLOGY G185 – 3 Units
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Analysis of Social Problems
(Formerly known as: Sociology G150, Social Trends and Problems)
American social problems, value systems within which problems develop: industrialization, population, crime and delinquency, family, race relations, education, health care, drugs and alcohol and violence. C-ID SOCI 115 Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

Spanish

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SPANISH G060 – 3 Units
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Practical Spanish, Beginning
This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental skills of spoken Spanish. Students will learn correct pronunciation, basic structural patterns and necessary vocabulary in order to ask and answer questions on everyday topics such as the weather, family, telling time and counting, courtesy phrases, description of home, job, pastimes, personal characteristics and other familiar subjects. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade.

SPANISH G160 – 4 Units
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Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1
(Formerly known as: Spanish G110, Spanish for Native Speaker)
This course emphasizes the reading of elementary prose and drills in basic writing skills, with an introduction to the basic rules of spelling, accentuation and morphology. Instructional time will be devoted to principles of Spanish orthography, vocabulary enrichment and composition. The course will cover the history, culture, and stories of the Latin American and Chicano writers in the U.S. as well as that of the Spanish-speaking world on a regional basis. This course is not open to students who have completed Spanish G180 Four hours lecture a week. This course is equivalent to two years of high school Spanish. UC Credit Limitations: Spanish G160 and G180 combined—maximum credit, one course. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SPANISH G165 – 5 Units
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Spanish for Spanish Speakers, 2
(Formerly known as: Spanish G112)
Prerequisites: Spanish G110 or Spanish G160
This course is a continuation of Spanish G160 and extends study for the native Spanish speaker. Work in the class will emphasize analysis of prose and further development of writing skills. This course includes study of Spanish orthography (spelling), and vocabulary enrichment, as well as the culture and literature of Latin America and Spain. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SPANISH G180 – 5 Units
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Elementary Spanish 1
(Formerly known as: Elementary Spanish)
Fundamentals of Spanish grammar. Reading, writing, hearing and speaking simple Spanish. Native speakers are eligible for Spanish G180 only by the permission of the instructor. Five hours lecture a week plus a minimum of one hour laboratory attendance to be arranged by the student with the instructor. This course is equivalent to two years of high school Spanish. UC Credit Limitations. Spanish G160 and G180 combined—maximum credit, one course. C-ID SPAN 100 Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SPANISH G185 – 5 Units
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Elementary Spanish 2
(Formerly known as: Elementary Spanish)
Prerequisites: Spanish G180 or 2 years of high school Spanish
Continuation of Spanish G180. The emphasis on this course is on comprehension, basic oral communication, speaking, reading intermediate material, and writing Spanish correctly. UC Credit Limitations; Spanish G185 and G185H combined—maximum credit, one course. C-ID SPAN 110 Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SPANISH G200 – 3 Units
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Mexican Culture and Civilization
(Formerly known as: Spanish G290)
Prerequisites: Spanish G165 or G185
Conducted in Spanish, this course will survey the art, culture, history and civilization of Mexico dating from the pre-Columbian period to contemporary Mexico. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SPANISH G280 – 4 Units
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Intermediate Spanish 1
(Formerly known as: Intermediate Spanish)
Prerequisites: Spanish G185
This course includes further study of Spanish grammar and idioms, intensive and extensive reading in contemporary colloquial Spanish, oral exercises and written composition. The admission of native speakers to Spanish G280 will be at the discretion of the instructor. C-ID SPAN 200 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SPANISH G285 – 4 Units
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Intermediate Spanish 2
(Formerly known as: Intermediate Spanish)
Prerequisites: Spanish G280
A continuation of Spanish G280, with reading of more difficult literary texts. Increasing stress on spontaneous conversation and free composition. The admission of native speakers to Spanish G285 will be at the discretion of the instructor. C-ID: SPAN 210 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

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Theater Arts
To view all courses (opens new window) THEATER ARTS G100 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Introduction to the Theater (Same as: Humanities G132) A course designed to introduce students to all aspects of theater. This course examines theater history, acting, directing and the technical elements of scenery, lighting, sound, costume and make-up. Lecture, demonstration, and classroom participation will be utilized. Students are required to see college produced plays. C-ID THTR 111 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G102 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) History and Appreciation of the Cinema (Same as: Humanities G135) This course is designed for students who want to develop an appreciation for and obtain a perspective on the cinema, including its historical, artistic, cultural and myth-making aspects. Topics will include film genres, filmmaking techniques (e.g. what does a director do? What is editing?), film language, narrative devices, themes, film theory and criticism, film studios and the star system, relationship between film and literature, and other subjects. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G106 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Acting 1 (Formerly known as: Acting Fundamentals) This course is an introduction to the discipline of acting. Areas of study include basic acting techniques, interaction, characterization and emotion. Students are expected to participate in class exercises and improvisations, prepare memorized scenes and criticize various acting techniques orally and in writing. This course is required for Theater Arts majors. Students are required to attend Golden West College Theater Arts Department productions. C-ID THTR 151 Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G107 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Acting 2 Prerequisites: Theater Arts G106 or instructor approval This course is an intermediate course in acting with special focus on characterization, emotion, movement, vocal techniques, improvisation, audition techniques and scene study. The acting student will work with selected contemporary dramatic and comedic scenes on an intermediate level. Students are required to see Golden West College Theater Arts Department productions. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G108 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) History and Appreciation of the Musical Theater (Same as: Humanities G108, Music G108) This is a course that explores all of the elements which make the Musical Theater one of the premier art forms of the 21th Century. Emphasis will be placed on the history of the musical and on examining the roles of the composer, librettist, lyricist, choreographer, director, performer, designer, and others relative to creating a musical theater production. DVD/video/broadcast television, film and performances will be utilized to enhance the student’s knowledge of the subject. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. May not be offered each semester. THEATER ARTS G110 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Acting for the Camera (Formerly known as: BVP G152) This course encompasses the study and exercise in the special techniques of acting for the motion picture and television cameras. Areas of study include development of basic on-camera acting techniques for film, video and television. Students are expected to participate in on-camera class exercises and improvisations, prepare memorized scenes and, orally and in writing, critique acting techniques and skills found in film, video and television productions. Emphasis will be placed on the audition process for commercials and TV/film technique along with the understanding of the various camera angles, shots, positions and actor behaviors unique to acting before a camera. Students are required to attend Golden West College Theater Arts Department productions. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G111 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Theater History and Literature – Classical to 1800 (Formerly known as: Theater Arts G101, Humanities G130) This course will introduce the historical and literary origins of theater from Classical Greece to 1800 through a study of dramatic literature. The general nature of dramatic presentation including elements of dramatic structure, types of drama, and the contributions of the playwright, actor, director, designer, technician and audience will be included. The course includes an introduction to the important eras in theater history through the literary analysis and study of several well-known plays. Students are required to attend Golden West College Theater Arts Department productions. C-ID THTR 113 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G112 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Theater History and Literature – 1800 to Modern (Formerly known as: Theater Arts G101, Humanities G130) This course will introduce the historical and literary origins of theater from 1800 to modern theater through a study of dramatic literature. The general nature of dramatic presentation including elements of dramatic structure, types of drama, and the contributions of the playwright, actor, director, designer, technician and audience will be included. The course includes an introduction to the important eras in theater history through the literary analysis and study of several well-known plays. Students are required to attend Golden West College Theater Arts Department productions. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G115 – 1-2 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Theater Practicum 1 – Performance (Formerly known as: Theater Arts G142, Theater Workshop, Theater Pract) Prerequisites: Audition/Interview Students in this course are given practical experience in theatrical acting, rehearsal and performance at an introductory level. Actors will be selected through the audition/ interview process. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Open entry/open exit. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G116 – 1-2 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Theater Practicum 2 Students in this course are given practical experience in each area of theatrical performance and production at a beginning level. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Open entry/open exit. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G117 – 1-2 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Theater Practicum 3 Advisories: Audition/Interview Students in this course are given practical experience in each area of theatrical performance and production at an intermediate level. Actors will be selected through audition. All others will identify a preference for production assignments through the interview process. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Open entry/open exit. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G118 – 1-2 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Theater Practicum 4 Advisories: Audition/Interview Students in this course are given practical experience in each area of theatrical performance and production at an advanced level. Actors will be selected through audition. All others will identify a preference for production assignments through the interview process. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Open entry/open exit. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G120 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Appreciation of the Theater This course will introduce students to the full spectrum of live theatrical plays in performance with emphasis on theater history and the role of the director, designer and actor. This course will enable students to understand, appreciate and evaluate live theatrical plays in performance. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G125 – 1- 2 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Play Performance 1 (Formerly known as: Theater Arts G171, Play Production, Play Production) Prerequisites: Audition/Interview Participation, at an introductory level, in the acting, rehearsal and performance of theatrical productions presented to the community. Actors will be selected through the audition/interview process. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Open entry/open exit. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G126 – 1-2 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Play Production and Performance 2 Advisories: Audition/Interview Participation, at a beginning level, in the preparation of theatrical productions presented to the community in one or more of the following areas: stage scenery building and painting, stage lighting, stage makeup, stage costumes, house management, stage management and acting. Actors will be selected through audition. All others will identify a preference for production assignments through the interview process. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Open entry/open exit. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G127 – 1-2 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Play Production and Performance 3 Advisories: Audition/Interview Participation, at an intermediate level, in the preparation of theatrical productions presented to the community in one or more of the following areas: stage scenery building and painting, stage lighting, stage makeup, stage costumes, house management, stage management and acting. Actors will be selected through audition. All others will identify a preference for production assignments through the interview process. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Open entry/open exit. Transferable to CSU. THEATER ARTS G128 – 1-2 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Play Production and Performance 4 Advisories: Audition/Interview Participation, at an advanced level, in the preparation of theatrical productions presented to the community in one or more of the following areas: stage scenery building and painting, stage lighting, stage makeup, stage costumes, house management, stage management and acting. Actors will be selected through audition. All others will identify a preference for production assignments through the interview process. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU. THEATER ARTS G135 – 1-2 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Classical Play Performance 1 (Formerly known as: Theater Arts G172, Classical Play Production) Prerequisites: Audition/Interview At an introductory level, instruction and participation in theatre rehearsal and performance of classical plays (Greek, Roman, Elizabethan and 16th through 19th century) presented to the community. Student will explore social and moral attitudes and customs of historical periods. Actors will be selected through the audition/interview process. Strongly recommended for theater majors. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Open entry/open exit. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G136 – 1-2 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Classical Play Production and Performance 2 At a beginning level, participation in the preparation of productions of classical plays (Greek, Roman, Elizabethan and 16th through 19th) presented to the community. Students will explore social and moral attitudes and customs of historical periods. Student will be introduced to the following areas of concentration: scenery, lighting, sound, costumes, make-up, house management, publicity, marketing and/or acting. Actors will be selected through audition and all others will identify a preference for production assignments. Strongly recommended for theater majors. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Open entry/open exit. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G137 – 1-2 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Classical Play Production and Performance 3 Advisories: Audition/Interview At an intermediate level, participation in the preparation of classical plays (Greek, Roman, Elizabethan and 16th through 19th century) presented to the community. Student will explore social and moral attitudes and customs of specific historical periods. Student will be introduced to the following areas of concentration for classical presentations: scenery, lighting, sound, costumes, make-up, house management, publicity, marketing and/or acting. Actors will be selected through audition. All others will identify a preference for production assignments through the interview process. Strongly recommended for theater majors. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Open entry/open exit. Transferable to CSU. THEATER ARTS G138 – 1-2 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Classical Play Production and Performance 4 Advisories: Audition/Interview At an advanced level, participation in the preparation of classical plays (Greek, Roman, Elizabethan and 16th through 19th century) presented to the community. Student will explore social and moral attitudes and customs of specific historical periods. Student will be introduced to the following areas of concentration for classical presentations: scenery, lighting, sound, costumes, make-up, house management, publicity, marketing and/or acting. Actors will be selected through audition. All others will identify a preference for production assignments through the interview process. Strongly recommended for theater majors. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Open entry/open exit. Transferable to CSU. THEATER ARTS G146 – 2 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Voice for Musical Theater 1 (Formerly known as: Broadway and Opera Singing) (Same as: Music G150) Advisories: Music G121 or G115, or G141 – G142 recommended for those who do not read music. This course teaches vocal technique, self-confidence in vocal performance and character development for singers, actors and dancers at an introductory level. Students sing songs from musical theater and/or opera in English and first languages. An audition is not required. Daily practice is required. A pianist accompanies the classes. ADVISORY: Music G115, or G121, or G141 – G142 recommended for those who do not read music. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G148 – 2 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Voice for Musical Theater 2 (Same as: Music G151) Prerequisites: Music G150 or Theater G146 Advisories: Music G115, or G121, or G141 – G142 recommended for those who do not read music. This course teaches vocal technique, self-confidence in vocal performance and character development for singers, actors and dancers at a beginning level. Students sing songs from musical theater and/or opera in English and first languages. An audition is not required. Daily practice is required. A pianist accompanies the classes. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU. THEATER ARTS G156 – 2 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Voice for Musical Theater 3 (Same as: Music G152) Prerequisites: Theater Arts G148, or Music G151 or permission of instructor Advisories: Music G121, or G115, or G141 – G142, recommended for those who do not read music This course teaches vocal technique, self-confidence in vocal performance and character development for singers, actors and dancers at an intermediate level. Students sing songs from musical theater and/or opera in English and first languages. An audition is not required. Daily practice is required. A pianist accompanies the classes. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU. THEATER ARTS G158 – 2 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Voice for Musical Theater 4 (Same as: Music G153) Prerequisites: Music G152 or Theater Arts G156 Advisories: Music G121, or G115, or G141- G142 – recommended for those who do not read music This course teaches vocal technique, self-confidence in vocal performance and character development for singers, actors and dancers at an advanced level. Students sing songs from musical theater and/or opera in English and first languages. An audition is not required. Daily practice is required. A pianist accompanies the classes. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU. THEATER ARTS G160 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Introduction to Stage Direction This course introduces the student to the directing process for the stage. Included are units of study in the use of the stage, play selection and analysis, casting the play, blocking the action, picturization, character development, rhythm, and the organization of the rehearsal process. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G161 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Stage Management This course teaches students processes and techniques to manage the preparation, rehearsal, and performance of theatrical productions. Basic skills to be introduced include blocking notation, production book assembly, and communication protocols applied in the theatrical production process. Stage management as a profession will be studied. Students are required to see college productions. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU. THEATER ARTS G170 – 1-2 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Theater Production and Stage Crew (Formerly known as: Stage Crew Activity) Student will gain practical experience in the technical preparation and operation of theatrical productions presented to the community. Student will be involved in one or more of the following areas of concentration and responsibility: stage management, house management, stage crew activity, scenery building and painting, props, lighting, make-up, costumes, sound and/or special effects at an introductory level. Students will identify a preference for stage crew/technical theater production assignments through the interview process. C-ID THTR 192 Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Open entry/open exit. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G175 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Stage Scenery A study of the theater crafts including scenery, construction, properties, stage management and organization. A survey study of the theater design arts: scenery design, set construction and scene painting. The course will include the study of the historical development and major trends of stagecrafts. The student will be expected to prepare a practical scene design project. Required for students planning to transfer to California State University, Long Beach and Fullerton. C-ID THTR 171 Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. May not be offered each semester. THEATER ARTS G176 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Stage Lighting This course is an introductory course in which the student will study the theories and technology of lighting for stage, film and television. This course includes practical applications of basic electronics, color, projections, maintenance of lighting equipment and lighting design. Students may participate in the lighting of college productions and are required to attend GWC theatrical productions. This course is recommended for students interested in theater, television and film and for students planning to transfer. C-ID THTR 173 Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G177 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Make-up This course is a practical introduction to the techniques of applying theatrical make-up. Recommended for students of drama interested in gaining a better understanding of the proper uses of theatrical make-up. Required for students planning to transfer to California State University, Long Beach, Fullerton or Dominguez Hills. C-ID THTR 175 Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G178 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Introduction to Stage Costume (Formerly known as: Costume Crafts) This course is an introduction to costuming for the theater, television and film. Topics included: fabrics, sewing, wardrobe observations, color coordination, script analysis and basic drawing. Students will participate in the design and construction of costumes for Golden West College productions and will work on the production wardrobe crew. This course is required for students planning to transfer to California State University. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G179 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Theater Sound Technology This course covers an introduction to basic sound design theory and technology, sound reinforcement techniques, and sound operations used in the performing arts. Students are required to attend Golden West College productions. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU. THEATER ARTS G185 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Stage Scenery 2 – Projection Design and Production Prerequisites: Theater Arts G175 Introduction to all aspects of scenic and projection design for live theatrical performance. Students will view and discuss contemporary projection design and its application for live theatrical performance and production. Students will also learn to generate still and moving-image content, edit and prepare media, basics of image and video editing, specifics of hardware components such as mixers, monitors and projectors and the mechanics of working with multiple screens. This course will include creative projects. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU. THEATER ARTS G188 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Stage Movement 1 (Formerly known as: Body Movement for the Actor, Stage Movement) This course will instruct actors in the use of the body as an expressive instrument in performance focusing on introductory movement skills, physical awareness, movement improvisation and stage combat. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. May not be offered each semester. THEATER ARTS G190 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Stage Movement 2 This course will instruct actors in the use of the body as an expressive instrument in performance focusing on movement skills, physical awareness, movement improvisation and stage combat at a beginning level. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G191 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Stage Movement 3 This course will instruct actors in the use of the body as an expressive instrument in performance focusing on movement skills, physical awareness, movement improvisation and stage combat at an intermediate level. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G192 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Stage Movement 4 This course will instruct actors in the use of the body as an expressive instrument in performance focusing on movement skills, physical awareness, movement improvisation and stage combat at an advanced level. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G206 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Acting 3 (Formerly known as: Acting III – Scene Study) This course is an advanced course in acting with concentration on characterization, projection, vocal techniques, diction, and scene study. The basis of study will be selected historic classical theatrical literature from Greek, Roman, Elizabethan, Restoration and Commedia dell’Arte theatrical periods. Students are required to see Golden West College Theater Arts Department productions. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. May not be offered each semester. THEATER ARTS G207 – 3 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Acting 4 (Formerly known as: Acting IV – Classical Styles) This course is an advanced course in acting with concentration on realism, classical and contemporary acting techniques, stage movement, characterization, vocal techniques and diction. The basis of study will be selected classical theatrical literature from the late 19th century to the present. Students are required to see Golden West College Theater Arts Department productions. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. May not be offered each semester. THEATER ARTS G210 – 2 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Musical Theater Performance 1 (Formerly known as: Musical Theater Workshop, Musical Theater Productions) Prerequisites: Audition/Interview Introduction to the principles and techniques of performing for musical theater. Students will learn and apply acting, dancing, solo and choral singing and audition techniques with emphasis on introductory participation in musical theater presentations such as musical comedy, musical drama, musical revues, opera or operettas presented at Golden West College. Actors will be selected through the audition/ interview process. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Open entry/open exit. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G211 – 2 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Musical Theater Production and Performance 2 Advisories: Audition/Interview Students in this course will experience the principles of acting, dancing, solo and choral singing, stage management, producing, audition and/or technical theater techniques for musical theater at a beginning level. Students will participate in musical theater presentations such as musical comedy, musical drama, musical revues, opera or operettas presented at Golden West College at a beginning level. Actors will be selected through audition. All others will identify a preference for production assignments through the interview process. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Open entry/open exit. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G212 – 2 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Musical Theater Production and Performance 3 Advisories: Audition/Interview Students in this course will experience the principles of acting, dancing, solo and choral singing, stage management, producing, audition and/or technical theater techniques for musical theater at an intermediate level. Students will participate in musical theater presentations such as musical comedy, musical drama, musical revues, opera or operettas presented at Golden West College at an intermediate level. Actors will be selected through audition. All others will identify a preference for production assignments through the interview process. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Open entry/open exit. Transferable to CSU; UC. THEATER ARTS G213 – 2 Units Course Outline (opens new window) Musical Theater Production and Performance 4 Advisories: Audition/Interview Students in this course will experience the principles of acting, dancing, solo and choral singing, stage management, producing, audition and/or technical theater techniques for musical theater at an advanced level. Students will participate in musical theater presentations such as musical comedy, musical drama, musical revues, opera or operettas presented at Golden West College at an advanced level. Actors will be selected through audition. All others will identify a preference for production assignments through the interview process. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Open entry/open exit. Transferable to CSU; UC.
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VIETNAMESE G060 – 3 Units
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Practical Vietnamese, Beginning
This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental skills of spoken Vietnamese. Students will learn correct pronunciation, basic structural patterns and necessary vocabulary in order to carry on simple conversations. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade.

VIETNAMESE G180 – 5 Units
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Elementary Vietnamese 1
(Formerly known as: Elementary Vietnamese)
This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental skills of spoken and written Vietnamese. Students will learn correct pronunciation, basic structural patterns, and necessary vocabulary in order to write and understand basic sentences and carry on simple conversations. This course is equivalent to two years of high school Vietnamese. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

VIETNAMESE G185 – 5 Units
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Elementary Vietnamese 2
(Formerly known as: Elementary Vietnamese)
Prerequisites: Vietnamese G180
This course is designed to further develop the fundamental skills of spoken and written Vietnamese. Students will learn correct pronunciation, basic structural patterns, and necessary vocabulary in order to write and understand basic sentences and carry on simple conversations. Lab assignments will enhance the students’ pronunciation and understanding. A minimum of one-hour laboratory attendance will be arranged by the student with the instructor. Fundamental aspects of Vietnamese culture will be addressed. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

VIETNAMESE G280 – 4 Units
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Intermediate Vietnamese 1
(Formerly known as: Intermediate Vietnamese)
Prerequisites: Vietnamese G185
A Vietnamese language course designed for students with essential basic skills in Vietnamese. These basic skills will be reviewed. The course will provide for further development of vocabulary, introduce idiomatic expressions and practice writing paragraphs in standard Vietnamese. Cultural reading will include Vietnamese history, literature and current affairs. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

VIETNAMESE G285 – 4 Units
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Intermediate Vietnamese 2
(Formerly known as: Intermediate Vietnamese)
Prerequisites: Vietnamese G280
A course in Vietnamese language with initial intermediate skills of the language. Writing of short compositions and further study of idiomatic terms. Further reading of Vietnamese literature, history and general aspects of culture. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

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FRENCH G060 – 3 Units
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Practical French, Beginning
Development of basic skills in the language. Practice in pronunciation and comprehension of French and introduction of basic structural patterns. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade.

FRENCH G180 – 5 Units
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Elementary French 1
(Formerly known as: Elementary French)
This is an introductory course in the French language. Students learn to understand, speak, read, and write basic French. This is a proficiency-oriented course to acquire French for real life situations. Classes are conducted in French. Native speakers are eligible by permission of the instructor only. This course is equivalent to two years of high school French. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

FRENCH G185 – 5 Units
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Elementary French 2
(Formerly known as: French, Elementary)
Prerequisites: French G180 or 2 years of high school French
A continuation and completion of French G180. Further development emphasizing reading ability. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.


SIGN G010 – 1 Unit
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Fingerspelling
(Formerly known as: Sign G290)
A skills class designed to introduce Sign Language and Interpreting students to the principles and techniques of the American (fingerspelling) Manual Alphabet. Expressive and receptive techniques will be emphasized. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Transferable to CSU. Offered fall semester only.

SIGN G068 – 3 Units
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ASL for Health and Medical Personnel
A beginning course in American Sign Language (ASL) for medical and health personnel, stressing the acquisition of technical vocabulary and the basic structural concepts for communication in a bilingual environment. Lecture. Letter grade only.

SIGN G180 – 4 Units
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American Sign Language 1
(Formerly known as: Beginning American Sign Language I)
A basic course in American sign language (ASL). Emphasis will be on grammar, syntax, vocabulary and expressive and receptive skills. This course is equivalent to two years of high school Sign Language. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SIGN G185 – 4 Units
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American Sign Language 2
(Formerly known as: Beginning American Sign Language II)
Prerequisites: Sign G180 or 2 years of high school American Sign Language (ASL)
This course is a continuation of American Sign language 1 (ASL). Emphasis is on grammar, syntax, vocabulary. This course builds students’ receptive and expressive skills in ASL and fingerspelling as well as their knowledge of Deaf culture. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SIGN G200 – 3 Units
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Deaf Culture
This course is an introduction to the American Deaf culture experience. Areas of study include the history and description of deafness, the Deaf community, Deaf education and the arts and language of the Deaf. Services, organizations, technology, as well as clinical and cultural perspectives will be examined and discussed. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SIGN G280 – 4 Units
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American Sign Language 3
(Formerly known as: Advanced American Sign Language I)
Advisories: Sign G185
This course provides further training in manual alphabet and sign language for purposes of communication with people who are deaf. It is designed to help the student increase speed with regard to accuracy, rhythm and comprehension. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SIGN G285 – 4 Units
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American Sign Language 4
(Formerly known as: Advanced American Sign Language II)
Advisories: Sign G280
This course is an advanced study of American Sign language. Emphasis is on acquiring advanced vocabulary and using complex grammar. Students will learn the proper use of classifiers, narrative structure, and enumeration. Students develop expressive and receptive fluency in the context of Deaf culture and Deaf community. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.


SPANISH G060 – 3 Units
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Practical Spanish, Beginning
This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental skills of spoken Spanish. Students will learn correct pronunciation, basic structural patterns and necessary vocabulary in order to ask and answer questions on everyday topics such as the weather, family, telling time and counting, courtesy phrases, description of home, job, pastimes, personal characteristics and other familiar subjects. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade.

SPANISH G160 – 4 Units
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Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1
(Formerly known as: Spanish G110, Spanish for Native Speaker)
This course emphasizes the reading of elementary prose and drills in basic writing skills, with an introduction to the basic rules of spelling, accentuation and morphology. Instructional time will be devoted to principles of Spanish orthography, vocabulary enrichment and composition. The course will cover the history, culture, and stories of the Latin American and Chicano writers in the U.S. as well as that of the Spanish-speaking world on a regional basis. This course is not open to students who have completed Spanish G180 Four hours lecture a week. This course is equivalent to two years of high school Spanish. UC Credit Limitations: Spanish G160 and G180 combined—maximum credit, one course. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SPANISH G165 – 5 Units
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Spanish for Spanish Speakers, 2
(Formerly known as: Spanish G112)
Prerequisites: Spanish G110 or Spanish G160
This course is a continuation of Spanish G160 and extends study for the native Spanish speaker. Work in the class will emphasize analysis of prose and further development of writing skills. This course includes study of Spanish orthography (spelling), and vocabulary enrichment, as well as the culture and literature of Latin America and Spain. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SPANISH G180 – 5 Units
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Elementary Spanish 1
(Formerly known as: Elementary Spanish)
Fundamentals of Spanish grammar. Reading, writing, hearing and speaking simple Spanish. Native speakers are eligible for Spanish G180 only by the permission of the instructor. Five hours lecture a week plus a minimum of one hour laboratory attendance to be arranged by the student with the instructor. This course is equivalent to two years of high school Spanish. UC Credit Limitations. Spanish G160 and G180 combined—maximum credit, one course. C-ID SPAN 100 Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SPANISH G185 – 5 Units
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Elementary Spanish 2
(Formerly known as: Elementary Spanish)
Prerequisites: Spanish G180 or 2 years of high school Spanish
Continuation of Spanish G180. The emphasis on this course is on comprehension, basic oral communication, speaking, reading intermediate material, and writing Spanish correctly. UC Credit Limitations; Spanish G185 and G185H combined—maximum credit, one course. C-ID SPAN 110 Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SPANISH G200 – 3 Units
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Mexican Culture and Civilization
(Formerly known as: Spanish G290)
Prerequisites: Spanish G165 or G185
Conducted in Spanish, this course will survey the art, culture, history and civilization of Mexico dating from the pre-Columbian period to contemporary Mexico. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SPANISH G280 – 4 Units
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Intermediate Spanish 1
(Formerly known as: Intermediate Spanish)
Prerequisites: Spanish G185
This course includes further study of Spanish grammar and idioms, intensive and extensive reading in contemporary colloquial Spanish, oral exercises and written composition. The admission of native speakers to Spanish G280 will be at the discretion of the instructor. C-ID SPAN 200 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SPANISH G285 – 4 Units
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Intermediate Spanish 2
(Formerly known as: Intermediate Spanish)
Prerequisites: Spanish G280
A continuation of Spanish G280, with reading of more difficult literary texts. Increasing stress on spontaneous conversation and free composition. The admission of native speakers to Spanish G285 will be at the discretion of the instructor. C-ID: SPAN 210 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.


VIETNAMESE G060 – 3 Units
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Practical Vietnamese, Beginning
This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental skills of spoken Vietnamese. Students will learn correct pronunciation, basic structural patterns and necessary vocabulary in order to carry on simple conversations. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade.

VIETNAMESE G180 – 5 Units
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Elementary Vietnamese 1
(Formerly known as: Elementary Vietnamese)
This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental skills of spoken and written Vietnamese. Students will learn correct pronunciation, basic structural patterns, and necessary vocabulary in order to write and understand basic sentences and carry on simple conversations. This course is equivalent to two years of high school Vietnamese. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

VIETNAMESE G185 – 5 Units
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Elementary Vietnamese 2
(Formerly known as: Elementary Vietnamese)
Prerequisites: Vietnamese G180
This course is designed to further develop the fundamental skills of spoken and written Vietnamese. Students will learn correct pronunciation, basic structural patterns, and necessary vocabulary in order to write and understand basic sentences and carry on simple conversations. Lab assignments will enhance the students’ pronunciation and understanding. A minimum of one-hour laboratory attendance will be arranged by the student with the instructor. Fundamental aspects of Vietnamese culture will be addressed. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

VIETNAMESE G280 – 4 Units
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Intermediate Vietnamese 1
(Formerly known as: Intermediate Vietnamese)
Prerequisites: Vietnamese G185
A Vietnamese language course designed for students with essential basic skills in Vietnamese. These basic skills will be reviewed. The course will provide for further development of vocabulary, introduce idiomatic expressions and practice writing paragraphs in standard Vietnamese. Cultural reading will include Vietnamese history, literature and current affairs. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

VIETNAMESE G285 – 4 Units
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Intermediate Vietnamese 2
(Formerly known as: Intermediate Vietnamese)
Prerequisites: Vietnamese G280
A course in Vietnamese language with initial intermediate skills of the language. Writing of short compositions and further study of idiomatic terms. Further reading of Vietnamese literature, history and general aspects of culture. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.