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Accounting

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ACCOUNTING G100 – 3 Units

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Introduction to Accounting

(Formerly known as: Accounting Elements l; Accounting for Small Business)

This course is an introduction to accounting at the college level by presenting basic accounting principles and the practice of accounting methods and rules. Students will learn how to analyze business transactions, record sales and purchases, and reconcile bank accounts. At the conclusion of the course, students will understand the double-entry accounting system as well as know how to prepare basic financial statements. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. 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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Individual Income Taxation

(Formerly known as: Income Tax – Federal)

This course covers individual income taxation laws and regulations, with practice on preparation of tax returns and forms. Topics include gross income and exclusions, business and personal deductions, exemptions, tax credits, property transactions, and capital gains and losses as they apply to individual filers. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

ACCOUNTING G113 – 3 Units

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Business Income Taxation

(Formerly known as: Business Income Tax) Advisories: Accounting G111

This course covers income tax laws and regulations as they relate to business entities, with practice on preparation of tax returns and forms. Topics include taxation of corporations, S corporations (small business corporations as defined under Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code), partnerships, and limited liability companies, with a comparison of tax implications amongst all forms of business formation. Multi-jurisdictional taxation issues, state and local taxes, as well as special business taxes and credits are included. 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 G163 – 1.5 Units

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Basic Accounting Concepts for Small Business

(Same as: Management G163)

This course teaches small business owners to perform basic accounting functions such as managing receivables and payables, bank reconciliations, and financial statements. The course also equips small business owners with the ability to read and understand financial statements in order to analyze operational performance, evaluate financial condition, and assess certainty of future cash flows. This course will also provide information for developing start-up cost estimates and financial projections. 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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Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Internal Control Compliance

(Formerly known as: Internal Control Compliance: Sarbanes Oxley) Advisories: Accounting G101

This course explores the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 – the history leading up to its passage, key provisions of the Act, and its impact on affected companies. The course also studies internal control systems and the efforts involved in attaining compliance – including objectives, design, implementation, assessment, documentation, and monitoring. Emphasis is on principal business processes such as the revenue and expenditure cycles, inventory, payroll, and financial reporting. The role of information technology in achieving internal control objectives and integration of technology controls into internal control systems are also covered. 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

ANTHROPOLOGY G100 – 3 Units

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Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Advisories: English G100

An introduction to the theories, methods, and applications of anthropological inquiry. The course includes a discussion of the history of the discipline; the characteristics of culture; fieldwork methods and professional ethics; culture and communication; subsistence strategies; economics; social and political organization; and the impacts of globalization on cultures around the world. C-ID: ANTH G120. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC./

ANTHROPOLOGY G130 – 3 Units

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Introduction to Archaeology

An introduction to the theories, methods and applications of archaeological inquiry using a comparative approach to reconstruct the social and political systems of ancient world cultures. The course includes a discussion of fieldwork methods; dating techniques; human paleontology; faunal and botanical evidence; historical archaeology; cultural resource management; and professional ethics. C-ID: ANTH 150. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ANTHROPOLOGY G140 – 3 Units

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Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion

This course is a cross-cultural study of systems of magic, witchcraft and religion from the past and the present. Emphasis will be placed on the practical influences of social life, human biological and psychological needs, and the environment. Special topics include myth, religious healing, witchcraft and sorcery, Shamanic practice, magic, ritualism, symbolism, and their influences on contemporary religious practices. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ANTHROPOLOGY G150 – 3 Units

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Native Peoples of North America

(Formerly known as: Indians of North America)

An examination of Native American Indian cultures, environments, and histories. The course will examine the major cultural areas of North America and analyze the mechanisms and causations of cultural variation and adaptation. The course will review the subsistence strategies, religions, artworks, social organizations and environments of native peoples of North America, and relate the data to theoretical models in anthropology. Contemporary and ethical issues will also be discussed. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ANTHROPOLOGY G185 – 3 Units

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Physical Anthropology

(Formerly known as: Anthropology G120 Introduction to Physical Anthropology)

This is an introductory course in the concepts, methods of inquiry and theory of biological evolution and their application to the human species. Specific focus is on molecular, Mendelian and population genetics, mechanisms of evolution of homo sapiens and non-human primates, paleoanthropology, biocultural adaptations, human variation, and current bioethical issues. The philosophy of science and the scientific method serve as foundations to the course. C-ID: ANTH 110. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ANTHROPOLOGY G185L – 1 Unit

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Physical Anthropology Lab

(Formerly known as: Introduction to Physical Anthropology Lab, ANTH G121)

Prerequisites: Enrollment in or completion of Anthropology G185 or Anthropology G120

This laboratory course covers cellular biology; evolutionary principals; human genetics and heredity; human, hominin and non-human primate anatomy; primate fossil records; forensic anthropology; and modern human biological variation. C-ID: ANTH 115L. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ANTHROPOLOGY G190 – 3 Units

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Introduction to Linguistics

This course introduces students to language and culture issues in historical linguistics and contemporary perspective. It’s about the nature of language and about how people talk and why they talk the way they do. The complex intersections of language, culture, race, ethnicity, and gender will be explored through social interactions and their dynamics. Field research will be discussed, including goal development and analytical methodologies. C-ID ANTH 130. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ANTHROPOLOGY G200 – 3 Units

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Gender, Culture, and Society

(Formerly known as: Gender, Sex, and Sexuality: Cross-Cultural Perspectives) Advisories: Anthropology G100

This course is an interdisciplinary, holistic approach to the topics of gender, sex, and sexuality. Particular emphasis will be given to the role of gender variation in social and cultural identity, inequality, and institutions. Topics are examined through both anthropological and sociological perspectives with cross-cultural, contemporary, historical, and biological components. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

Architectural Technology

ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY G160 – 3 Units

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Introduction to Computer-Assisted Drafting for Architecture (AUTO-CAD)

Advisories: Architecture G100 or G140

An introductory course in computer assisted drafting for architecture. A study of the organization, components, and concepts of CAD and its applications in the architectural profession. Includes use of AutoCAD software for architectural drafting and design drawings. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY G162 – 3 Units

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3D CAD For Architecture

Advisories: Architecture Technology G160 or equivalent experience.

Using 3D Architectural Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) industry standard software, this course is an introduction to the design, digital modeling and rendering of architectural project solutions. Course experiences in lecture and lab will include the development and plotting of selected 3D architectural conceptual modeling from CAD files or project design documents. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

Art

ART G100 – 3 Units

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Introduction to Art

This is an introductory art appreciation course for students who are not majoring in Studio Art or Art History. It will provide a general introduction to art that offers a look at works of art through the study of theory, terminology, themes, design principles, media, and techniques, with an introduction to the visual arts across time and diverse cultures. It emphasizes both Western and global art in historical and cultural contexts and explores drawing, painting, sculpture, film/video, printmaking, photography, ceramics, and architecture. Students are required to visit a local art museum. C-ID: ARTH 100.” 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. C-ID ARTH 130. 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)

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. C-ID: ARTH 150. 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)

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. C-ID: ARTH 110. 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)

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. C-ID: ARTH 120. 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. C-ID: ARTS 100. 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 knowledge, 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. C-ID: ARTS 101. 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. C-ID: ARTS 110. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ART G117 – 3 Units

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Drawing 2

Prerequisites: ART G116

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. C-ID: ARTS 205. 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. C-ID: ARTH 145. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

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. C-ID: ARTS 210. 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 G145 – 3 Units

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Art Gallery Exhibition and Portfolio Design

This course introduces students to the practical elements of designing, installing, and managing art gallery exhibitions and developing personal art portfolios. Students will solve design-related problems through hands-on practice planning, designing, installing, and publicizing exhibitions. In addition, students will develop skills and knowledge related to designing and presenting their personal art portfolios. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

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. C-ID: ARTS 220. 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 colleé, large format relief and introduction to monoprints. Edition printing, advanced technical skills, continued development of personal imagery and unique style will be stresses. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ART G158 – 3 Units

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History and Aesthetics of Photography

(Formerly known as: PHOT G158)

This course will provide an 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 & 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 colleé. 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.

Astronomy

ASTRONOMY G100 – 3 Units

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Introduction to Astronomy

This course provides an introduction to the models and nomenclature of modern astronomy, which includes the solar system, the Milky Way, and the universe. The historical development of the science of astronomy is emphasized. A survey of the methods of astronomical observation is also presented. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ASTRONOMY G100 LAB – 1 Unit

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Introduction to Astronomy Lab

Corequisites: Enrollment in or completion of Astronomy G100

Advisories: Math G030, or Math G040

This course provides an introduction to the concepts and models used by astronomers to elucidate the natures of planets, stars, and galaxies. The practical application of methods involving the analysis of electromagnetic radiation will be emphasized. Successful completion of this course and Introduction to Astronomy (ASTR G100) satisfies the general education natural science requirement. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

Automotive Technology

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 & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY G120 – 5 Units

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Electrical/Electronic Systems, Introductory

Advisories: Auto 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 & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY G121 – 5 Units

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Electrical/Electronic Systems, Advanced

Advisories: Auto 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. 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 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<?p>

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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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

Electric Vehicles

Prerequisites: AUTO G120, minimum grade of B and AUTO G170, or Concurrently enrolled in Auto G170

Corequisites: AUTO 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

Course Outline

Automotive Diesel

Prerequisites: Auto G110 and Auto G120

Advisories: Auto 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

Course Outline

Honda PACT 1

Advisories: Auto G101, Auto G120 and Auto 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.

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Biology

BIOLOGY G100 – 4 Units

Couse Outline

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

Couse Outline

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

Couse Outline

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

Couse Outline

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

Couse Outline

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

Couse Outline

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

Couse Outline

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

Couse Outline

Cell and Molecular Biology

(Formerly known as: Principles of Biology)

Prerequisites: Math G030, or Math G040, or Math Placement Assessment and Chem G180, or Chem G185, or Chem G220, or Chem G225

Advisories: English G099, or English G090

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

Couse Outline

Zoology

(Formerly known as: Biology G185 – Principles of Zoology)

Prerequisites: Math G030, or Math G040, or Math 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 example). C-ID: BIOL 150. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G183 – 4 Units

Couse Outline

Botany

(Formerly known as: Biology G190 – General Botany)

Prerequisites: Math G030, or Math G040, or Math Placement Test

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). C-ID: BIOL155. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G186 – 5 Units

Couse Outline

Diversity of Organisms

Prerequisites: Biology G180 and Math G030, or Math G040, or Math G115, or Math G120, or Math G170, or Math 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. C-ID: BIOL 140. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G200 – 3 Units

Couse Outline

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

Couse Outline

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

Couse Outline

General Microbiology

Prerequisites: Biology G100, or G180, or G220, or G225 and English G099, or English G090, or Placement Test, and Math G030, or Math G040, or Mathematics Placement Assessment

Major concepts of general microbiology are discussed, including 1) prokaryotic and eukaryotic 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

Couse Outline

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; UC.

BIOLOGY G220 – 4 Units

Couse Outline

Human Anatomy

(Formerly known as: Biology G170)

Prerequisites: Biology G100 or Biology G155 or Biology G180 or Biology G221 and English G099, or English G090, or Placement Test and Math G030, or Math G040, or Math 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, physician’s 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. C-ID: BIOL 110B. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G221 – 4 Units

Couse Outline

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

Couse Outline

Human Physiology

(Formerly known as: Biology G175)

Prerequisites: Biology G155 or Biology G220 or Biology G221 and English G099, or Enlglish G090, or Placement Test and Math G030, or Math G040, or Math 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. C-ID: BIOL 120B. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G260 – 3 Units

Couse Outline

Biostatistics

Prerequisites: Biology G180 or Biology G182 or Biology G186 or Biology G210 and Math G120 or Math G170 or Math 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-paramedic tests. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

Business Administration

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

BUSINESS G100 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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. C-ID: BUS 110. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BUSINESS G101 – 3 Units

Course Outline

The Mindset of Business Success

This course enables students to understand and utilize the thought processes of successful entrepreneurs and business people. Students will engage in experimental learning through the process of identifying business problems and finding solutions of business value. Fundamental concepts include: recognizing business opportunities, building a brand, networking, and putting ideas into action. A variety of inspirational entrepreneurship case studies and hands-on business exercises will be used to reinforce the concepts. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G108 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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. C-ID: BUS 125. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BUSINESS G121 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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 G130 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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 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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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 G159 – 1.5 Units

Course Outline

Legal/Regulatory Essentials for Starting a Business

This course provides an overview of legal issues associated with starting a small business including business formation and structure, intellectual property and patents, hiring and managing employees, business agreements and other legal issues facing the new business owner. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G192C – 1-4 Units

Course Outline

Cooperative Work Experience – Occupational

This course will enable students to earn college credit(s) on-the-job by learning or improving knowledge or skills related to their educational or occupational goals. Occupational Cooperative Work Experience is discipline-specific in that students’ job and learning objectives relate to the Work Experience course. Students can work in either paid or unpaid (Internship) positions. Student may earn up to 4 CWE units per semester, maximum of 16 CWE combined units while at GWC. Units are awarded upon achievement of approved learning objectives and completion of required hours worked. Each unit of credit requires paid employees to document 75 hours (volunteers or unpaid employees – 60 hours) during the semester. Student must have: 1. Consent of academic program faculty and division dean. 2. Consent of CWE Program Coordinator or designee. 3. Working in a job directly related to college major or career goal. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

BUSINESS G210 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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.

C

CADD – Computer Aided Design and Drafting

See Drafting courses

Chemistry

CHEMISTRY G110 – 5 Units

Course Outline

Introduction to Chemistry

Prerequisites: MATH G030 or MATH G040 or GWC Math Placement level of 100 or higher

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. C-ID: CHEM 102. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

CHEMISTRY G130 – 4 Units

Course Outline

Preparation for General Chemistry

(Formerly known as: Introduction to Chemical Principles)

Prerequisites: MATH G030 or MATH G040 or GWC Math Placement Level 100

This course is an introduction to the principles and calculations of chemistry and practice in basic laboratory techniques. It is designed specifically for students planning to take Chemistry G180 (General Chemistry A). 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

Course Outline

General Chemistry A

(Formerly known as: General Chemistry)

Prerequisites: Math G030, or Math G040, or Math placement of 50 or higher, and CHEM G130 or Chemistry placement exam score 20 or higher

This is the first semester of a one-year course in general chemistry intended for majors in science and engineering. This course examines the composition, properties, and transformations of matter. The laboratory portion of this course provides a hands-on examination of these concepts. C-ID: CHEM 110. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

CHEMISTRY G185 – 5 Units

Course Outline

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 G205 – 1 or 2 Units

Course Outline

Chemistry Instructional Assistant

Prerequisites: Instructor’s permission

Students in this course assist in the teaching of chemistry lab or lecture sections. To be eligible for this course a student must have successfully completed the class in which they plan to assist. Students assist instructors by some combination of the following: monitoring lab safety, clarifying lab skills and techniques, explaining experiments, engaging in active-learning lecture classrooms by guiding course topic discussions, or answering questions about lecture content. Students will prepare and present one or more oral or written presentations of lab or lecture topics. Needs instructor’s permission. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Transferable to CSU.

CHEMISTRY G220 – 5 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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.

College

COLLEGE G090 – 3 Units

Course Outline

Study Skills for College

Advisories: ESL G051

This course introduces students to basic college success skills: goal setting and time management, memory and concentration, lecture note-taking, learning styles, reading effectiveness, test taking strategies, and stress management. Students will learn how to integrate these skills into college course work. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

COLLEGE G100 – 3 Units

Course Outline

Becoming A Successful Student

Advisories: English G099, or English G090

This is a course designed to teach techniques and skills that can be used to succeed in college. Students will learn specific skills to enhance academic success and will develop their own action plans through self-evaluation. Additionally, students will learn and apply college level techniques for the use of resources. Topics that will be covered include attitude and personal commitment, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, time-management, learning styles, student support services, academic support services, study methods, library research. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

COLLEGE G151 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

How to Succeed as an Online Learner

This course provides an orientation to the characteristics and processes of distance learning. Students will explore the differences between traditional classroom and distance learning courses. They will learn how to anticipate, avoid, and/or solve typical problems encountered in distance learning environments. Students will learn practical strategies and skills to help them succeed in online and hybrid classes. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Transferable to CSU.

Communication Studies

COMMUNICATION STUDIES G100 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

Public Speaking

This course focuses on understanding and applying the fundamental principles of public speaking. Students will learn to structure, outline, and research various types of speeches. The course provides practical skills to help students present information clearly, reasonably, and persuasively by giving individual speeches. An emphasis on listening and critical thinking is also utilized in evaluating the speeches of others. 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

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 G180 – 3 Units

Course Outline

Introduction to Mass Communication

(Formerly known as: JOUR G180)

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. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES G220 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

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

Intercultural Communication

(Formerly known as: Communication Studies G175)

Advisories: Comm G100

This course analyzes the study, practice, and application of communication theories as they relate to different cultural, co-cultural, ethnic, and racial groups. Communication is examined in both cross-cultural and intercultural settings with emphasis on interpersonal effectiveness, including skills in nonverbal processing, assessment of different cultural interactional patterns, 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

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.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES G265 – 3 Units

Course Outline

Gender Communication

Advisories: Communication Studies G100

This course explores the role, influence, effects, and significance of gender on our everyday communication interactions. Students will use theoretical perspectives to critically examine gender phenomena, gender socialization, and stereotypes to enable students to appreciate gender differences and interact more effectively. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

Computer Business Applications

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G101 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

Keyboarding

(Formerly known as: Computer Keyboarding, Introduction, Part 1)

(Same as: first third of Computer Business Applications G100)

This course introduces the basic computer keyboard layout and teaches keyboarding concepts using touch techniques and symbol-key reaches. The course assumes that the student has never had formal keyboarding instruction. The student will also learn some basic word processing concepts to make keyboarding quick and easy. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G120 – 2 Units

Course Outline

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. Students will learn the fundamentals of computer hardware and software, file management, and web navigation. Students will also get an introduction to the Windows Operating system as well as Microsoft Office. Overall, students will attain computer literacy and comprehend the importance of technology in today’s world to be able to purchase or update computers in an appropriate setting. This course is designed for students who have no prior experience with computers. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G149 – 2 Units

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Microsoft Outlook

(Formerly known as: Outlook)

Advisories: Proper keyboarding and basic computer skills are suggested.

This course teaches students to use the Microsoft Outlook application. Students will learn to use Outlook to communicate through email, create and store contacts, and schedule appointments and tasks. Topics include setting the Outlook environment, organizing the Inbox and folders, creating and formatting item content, as well as work with the Tasks and Notes modules. This course prepares students 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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Microsoft Windows

(Formerly known as: MS Windows)

Advisories: CBA G145, Introduction to the PC, or equivalent experience

This course provides a hands-on comprehensive introduction to the Microsoft Windows operating system environment. Students will learn how to organize and manage files in file explorer, personalize the Windows environment, work with multi-media files, and establish mobile computing networks. Other computing aspects such as web navigation within Windows, the Windows email platform, Windows security features, and utilizing system information to improve the computer’s operational performance will also be explored. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G155 – 2 Units

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Microsoft WORD, Introduction

(Formerly known as: WORD, Introduction)

Advisories: Keyboarding experience would be helpful.

This course will prepare students to use Microsoft Word to create professional documents. Topics include creating and formatting content, sharing and maintaining documents, applying page layout, and reusing content. In addition, students will also learn how to insert objects in a document, apply references and hyperlinks, and perform mail merge operations. This course, together with CBA G156, cover the skills needed to prepare for the Word 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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Microsoft EXCEL, Introduction

(Formerly known as: EXCEL)

This course will prepare students to use Microsoft Excel to create and edit professional spreadsheets. Topics include creating cell data, formatting cells and worksheets, and applying formulas and functions. In addition, students will also learn how to analyze and organize data, present data visually by creating charts, manage the worksheet and workbook environment and share workbooks. This course, together with CBA G161, cover the skills needed to prepare for the Excel Core Microsoft Office Specialist Exam (MOS). Keyboarding and basic computing skills are 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 G183 – 4 Units

Course Outline

MS Office, Intermediate

Advisories: CBA 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 G192C – 1-4 Units

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Cooperative Work Experience – Occupational

This course will enable students to earn college unit(s) on-the-job by learning or improving knowledge or skills related to their educational or occupational goals. Occupational Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) is discipline-specific in that students’ job and learning objectives relate to the Work Experience course. Students can work in either paid or unpaid (Internship) positions. Student may earn up to 4 CWE units per semester, maximum of 16 CWE combined units while at GWC. Units are awarded upon achievement of approved learning objectives and completion of required hours worked. Each unit of credit requires paid employees to document 75 hours. A volunteer or unpaid employee requires 60 hours for each unit of credit during the semester. Student must have: 1. Consent of academic program faculty and division dean. 2.Consent of CWE Program Coordinator or designee. 3. Working in a job directly related to college major or career goal. Letter grade only. 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.

Computer Science

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

Course Outline

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: Comp Sc G102 or Comp Sc 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. C-ID: IT IS 120. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G131 – 4 Units

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Python Programming I

Advisories: Computer Science G102

This course will cover the fundamentals of programming using Python language. 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 Graphical User Interface will be discussed in lectures and practiced through lab projects. Business, scientific and mathematics applications will be designed and created. 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 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, Math 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: CS G153 or CS 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. C-ID: COMP 132. 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 G175 – 4 Units

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C++ Programming

Advisories: Computer Science G102, Math G030, or Math G040.

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. C-ID: COMP 122. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

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 elated tools and utilities. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER SCIENCE G189 – 4 Units

Course Outline

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 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 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 Computer Science G175 and Math G030, or Math G040, or Math 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.

Cooperative Work Experience

COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE G101 – G104 – 1-4 Units

Course Outline

Cooperative Work Experience

Prerequisites: Student must have: (1) Consent of Program Coordinator or designee. (2) Working in a job directly related to college major or career goal. (3) Must be initially enrolled in a minimum of seven (7) units including Work Experience.

Designed to offer students the opportunity to earn credit for learning experiences identified in their job. Employment must relate to the student’s educational or career goals. The learning value will be identified through the use of job related objectives. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE G191C – 1-4 Units

Course Outline

Cooperative Work Experience – General

This course allows students to earn college units(s) on-the-job by learning or improving knowledge or skills related to any type of job whether paid or volunteer. General Cooperative Work Experience is intended to assist students in acquiring and developing desirable work habits, attitudes, and career awareness. General CWE need not be related to student’s career goals or any specific vocational program or major offered by the college. Student may earn up to 4 CWE units per semester, maximum of 12 CWE combined units while at GWC. Units are awarded upon achievement of approved learning objectives and completion of required hours worked. Each unit of credit requires paid employees to document 75 hours (volunteers or unpaid employees – 60 hours) during the semester. Student must have: 1. Consent of academic program faculty and division dean. 2. Consent of CWE Program Coordinator or designee. 3. Working in a job intended to assist students in acquiring desirable work habits, attitudes, and career awareness. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

Cosmetology

COSMETOLOGY G021 – 10.5 Units

Course Outline

Cosmetology, Level I

A beginning course in cosmetology that 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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

COSMETOLOGY G022 – 10.5 Units

Course Outline

Cosmetology, Level II

Prerequisites: Cosmetology G021

An intermediate course in cosmetology that 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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

COSMETOLOGY G023 – 9.5 Units

Course Outline

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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

COSMETOLOGY G024 – 8 Units

Course Outline

Cosmetology, Level IV

Prerequisites: Cosmetology G023

An advanced course in cosmetology that acquaints the student with basic scientific theory in cosmetic chemistry, professional development, wigs, hairpieces, and the principles of advanced hair sculpting. Skills are performed on patrons in a salon atmosphere. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

COSMETOLOGY G025 – 8 Units

Course Outline

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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

COSMETOLOGY G029 – 6 Units

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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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

COSMETOLOGY G030 – 6 Units

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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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

COSMETOLOGY G031 – 7 Units

Course Outline

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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

COSMETOLOGY G032 – 7 Units

Course Outline

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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

COSMETOLOGY G033 – 7 Units

Course Outline

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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

COSMETOLOGY G034 – 7 Units

Course Outline

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 manipulative 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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

COSMETOLOGY G035 – 7 Units

Course Outline

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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

COSMETOLOGY G036 – 7 Units

Course Outline

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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

COSMETOLOGY G071 – 10.5 Units

Course Outline

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 esthetics.This is the first session of two nine week courses comprising of 336 hours to be applied to a State Board Certification in Esthetics. 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. Students are required to purchase an Esthetician kit, program uniform and other program materials. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

COSMETOLOGY G072 – 10.5 Units

Course Outline

Esthetics – Level 2

Prerequisites: COSM G071

This is the second session of two nine week courses comprising of 336 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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

Counseling

COUNSELING G100 – 1.5 Units

Course Outline

Career Planning

Advisories: English G098

This course is designed to assist students in developing intelligent career decisions. Standardized assessments, discussions and assignments will enable the student to clarify values, interests, abilities and personality characteristics that fit with possible career options. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Transferable to CSU.

COUNSELING G103 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

Educational Planning for Student Success

Advisories: English G099, or English G090

This course is designed to introduce students to a successful college and transfer experience. The course introduces college survival skills including college expectations, college resources, and academic policies. Definitions and requirements for vocational certificates, Associate of Arts degrees, baccalaureate and higher degrees are covered. An overview of higher education in California and transfer policies and processes will be covered. Students develop a Student Educational Plan (SEP) based on individual educational goals and discuss strategies for selecting a major. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Transferable to CSU.

COUNSELING G104 – 3 Units

Course Outline

Career and Life Planning

(Formerly known as: Career and Life Planning: A Holistic Approach)

Advisories: English G099

This is an extensive career and life planning course within the broad perspective of psychological, sociological, and physiological theories. Emphasis will be placed on self-esteem/self-concept, values, needs and goals, motivation, skill development, and gender and cultural issues in the workplace and the global economy. The historical view of careers, current career trends, and employment outlook will be studied. Various methods of researching academic and career opportunities will be explored to assist students with completing a career action plan. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

COUNSELING G199 – 1.5 Units

Course Outline

Employability Skills

(Formerly known as: Counseling Topics)

Presentation, discussion and study of professional and personal development issues. Topics include employability skills, values clarification, motivation, responsibility and accountability, self-esteem, time management, goal setting, personal financing, resume writing, and interviewing skills. Intended for students wishing to deal with issues relating to their own professional and personal development. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Transferable to CSU.

Criminal Justice

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G046 – 4 Units

Course Outline

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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G054 – 2 Units

Course Outline

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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G061 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

Training Manager

This course is designed for those entering employment as a Training Manager at a California Law Enforcement Agency. The course will cover topics such as legal mandates and regulation, developing training manuals, updating training and compliance issues. This course is required by the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST). Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G064 – 31 Units

Course Outline

Police Academy – Regular Basic Course

Prerequisites: Criminal Justice G054

Corequisites: Criminal Justice G065

This course provides Basic Police Academy training in compliance with the minimum standards established by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). POST certified training includes: criminal law, search and seizure, laws of evidence, traffic laws and procedures, investigative techniques, patrol procedures, firearms, vehicle operations, defensive tactics, report writing and first aid / cardio pulmonary resuscitation. Students must pass a criminal history check as outlined in California Penal code 13511.5 and possess a valid driver’s license. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G065 – 2 Units

Course Outline

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, as developed by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G070 – 4 Units

Course Outline

Sergeant Supervisory, Law Enforcement

P.O.S.T. certified 80-hour course. Fundamentals of police supervision and management, including training, supervision and evaluation. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G078 – 6.5 Units

Course Outline

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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G079 – 6.5 Units

Course Outline

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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G080 – 2 Units

Course Outline

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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G090 – 24.5 Units

Course Outline

Specialized Investigator’s Basic Course (SIBC)

This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills and ethical standards to satisfy the minimum required qualifications established by the California Commission of Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) for employees 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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G091 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G092 – 4 Units

Course Outline

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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G095 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G099 – 2 Units

Course Outline

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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G107 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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 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.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE G110 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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 G123 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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 G137 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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 G140 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

Police Report Writing

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

DANCE G100 – 2 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

Strength and Stretch

(Formerly known as: 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

Course Outline

Strength and Stretch 2 — Intermediate

(Formerly known as: 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 G108 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

Pilates and Barre for Dancers

Advisories: Dance G105 or Dance G106 or permission of instructor

This course is for the intermediate/advanced dancer to create a better understanding and application of the exercise principles, theory, and history of the Pilates method with classical ballet barre and is designed to improve and enhance dance technique and performance. This course will include training for dancers in Pilates principles, terminology, alignment, breath, strength and flexibility exercises. injury prevention, endurance and kinesiological awareness along with elements from classical ballet barre including plié, petite battement tendu, dégagé, rond de jambe, fondu, développé, grande battement, barre stretch in all positions and basic ballet terminology. Elements from Pilates may include but are not limited to mat work, ball, magic circle, theraband, foam roller and reformer. Proper breathing techniques will be emphasized. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DANCE G112 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

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 G113 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

Ballroom Dance 2 – Beginning

Prerequisites: Dance G112 or permission of instructor

This course is designed for students with some experience in ballroom dance and/or to further the study of ballroom dance begun in Dance G112. Course will provide review of ballroom dance styles including but not limited to smooth, Latin, swing, and variety dances. Course will emphasize more complex ballroom dance and partnering techniques. Course is designed to further the understanding of ballroom dance forms while enhancing appropriate level footwork, variations, styling, rhythm, timing, lead-follow, and dance characteristics. Dances to be introduced and practiced may include but are not limited to Fox Trot, Waltz, Cha Cha, Tango, Swing, Polka, Salsa, Country, Two Step, Cajun, and Hustle. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DANCE G115 – 2 Units

Course Outline

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 G119 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

Hip Hop Dance

This course is designed to introduce and instruct students in various styles of hip hop dance such as breaking, freestyle, locking, popping and other evolving contemporary dance forms at the beginning/intermediate level. Course overview is intended to cover the basic footwork, variations, styling, rhythms and timing. Instruction might also include additional hip hop techniques such as street dance, B-boying and improvisation. Course is designed for the student with little or no previous hip hop dance instruction. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DANCE G120 – 2 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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 Unit

Course Outline

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 Unit

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

Contemporary Dance Styles

(Formerly known as: Commercial Dance Styles)

Advisories: DANC G125: Jazz Dance 1 – Beginning

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

Course Outline

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 G212 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

Ballroom Dance 3 – Intermediate

Prerequisites: Dance G113

A course designed to acquaint students with the fundamentals and various styles of ballroom dancing at an intermediate level. 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 at an intermediate level. The course will cover intermediate level footwork, variations, styling, rhythm, timing, lead-follow, and dance characteristics. Student is expected to be at intermediate level for smooth, Latin, swing, and variety dances. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DANCE G213 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

Ballroom Dance 4 – Advanced

Prerequisites: Dance G212

This course will further the study of ballroom dance begun in previous levels of ballroom dance instruction with emphasis on the complex structure and styles of advanced level ballroom dancing. This course will cover footwork, variations, styling, rhythm, timing, lead-follow, and dance characteristics of the advanced level dance styles taught. The advanced level ballroom dance styles to be demonstrated and taught may include but are not limited to Fox Trot, Waltz, Cha Cha, Tango, Swing, Polka, Salsa, Country, Two Step, Cajun, and Hustle. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DANCE G215 – 2 Units

Course Outline

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 G219 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

Hip Hop Dance 2

Prerequisites: Dance G119 or permission of instructor

This course will further the study of Hip Hop dance at the intermediate/advanced level. Emphasis will be on vocabulary, footwork, technical skills, styling and rhythms found in various styles of Hip Hop dance including but not limited to breaking, locking, popping, freestyle/improvisation, street dance and B-boying. Students will learn and create Hip Hop choreography in preparation for auditions and/or performance. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DANCE G220 – 2 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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 is held at the first class meetings each semester. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DANCE G231 – 2 Units

Course Outline

Choreography 2 – Intermediate/Advanced

Prerequisites: Dance G230 or permission of instructor

This course continues the study of the art of making dances. Instruction and practice of the elements of dance and the theories of choreography will be at the intermediate/advanced level and will continue to emphasize the elements of dance choreography composition: space, shape, time and energy. Students will improvise and choreograph solo and group compositions at the intermediate/advanced level while enjoying 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.

DANCE G235 – 2 Units

Course Outline

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 auditions at the first class meetings. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. May not be offered each semester.

DANCE G240 – 1-2 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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 auditions at the first class meetings. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. May not be offered each semester.

DANCE G250 – 1-2 Units

Course Outline

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 instructor’s 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 auditions at the first class meetings. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DANCE G251 – 1-2 Units

Course Outline

Studio Production and Performance 2

Prerequisites: Dance G230 or Dance G250 or permission of instructor

This course will further the study of the creative and production aspects of running a dance ensemble for the purpose of community outreach and performance. This course is designed to allow continuing opportunities for students interested in producing original choreography and performing in the dance studio at GWC, on the GWC Mainstage and elsewhere in the community at an intermediate/advanced level. Students will be provided performance opportunities and experiences required for management of a dance company. All aspects of dance concert production are studied including choreography, lighting, costuming, publicity, music, scenery design, special effects and staging. Placement by audition only. Enrollment not accepted until auditions at the first class meetings. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DANCE G260 – 2-3 Units

Course Outline

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 meetings. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC. May not be offered each semester.

DANCE G261 – 2-3 Units

Course Outline

Dance Production and Performance 2

Prerequisites: Dance G260

This course continues students’ creation and performance of live concert dance at the intermediate/advanced level. All the aspects of dance production, including choreography, music and technical elements such as lighting, costuming, sound, special effects and set design will be emphasized. Practical experience is obtained through college and community dance performances including student dance concerts in the Golden West College Mainstage 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.

Design

DESIGN G101 – 2 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

DIGITAL ARTS G100 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

Using Photoshop, Intermediate

Advanced usage of Adobe Photoshop for digital compositing, 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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

Prepress

Advisories: Digital Art G174

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

Course Outline

Introduction to Web Animation

(Formerly known as: Introduction to Web Animation Using Flash)

Advisories: DART G178

A basic introduction into what web designers and multimedia developers need to know. Using Adobe Animate CC (Formally known as Flash CC) to create expressive animation and interactive content. Enabling publication to multiple platforms, including Flash Player and AIR, Apple iOS, Google Android, Windows, and OS X desktop, HTML5 Canvas, WebGL, or even custom platforms like Animated SVG, and reach viewers on virtually any desktop or mobile device. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL ARTS G195 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

Digital Design for Human Anatomy

Prerequisites: DART G195

Advisories: BIOL 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, physician’s 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

Course Outline

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

DIGITAL MEDIA G100 – 3 Units

Course Outline

Digital Media, Introduction

The course enables students to develop a broad perspective of design communication theory, processes and tools, applications, and career opportunities in digital media. Students will apply design elements and principles to projects ranging from print media publications, digital video and audio presentations, and website design. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DIGITAL MEDIA G102 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

Recording Studio Basics

(Formerly known as: Digital Media G050, Sound Recording I)

Introduction to fundamental concepts and techniques of mixing boards, amplifiers, microphones, signal processors and their application to both live and studio sound reinforcement. Basic introduction to computer based recording with Avid Pro Tools HD systems. Microphone placement, physics of sound as it relates to recording, sound reinforcement and studio setup techniques. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G113 – 3 Units

Course Outline

Pro Tools 101 – AVID Certification

The course provides the student with an introduction of Pro Tools, the standard software used throughout the recording industry. The course covers basic audio editing tools and techniques, plug-ins and mixing in the Pro Tools environment. The student will learn how to build multi-track sessions of live instruments, MIDI sequences, virtual instruments, audio loops and beats. Additional topics include an introduction to automation, dialog editing and audio post production for film and video. AVID Pro Tools Level 1 certification exam is included with the course. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G115 – 3 Units

Course Outline

Recording Studio Production Techniques

(Formerly known as: Sound Recording II)

Advisories: Digital Media G112

Introduction to multitrack recording and production using AVID Pro Tools HD systems. Contemporary recording studio production techniques including microphone selection, placement, analog and digital signal paths, speaker monitors and studio acoustics. Techniques for recording drums, bass, piano, guitar, woodwinds, strings and vocals. Practical hands-on experience with professional recording artists and student collaborations. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G118 – 3 Units

Course Outline

Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools

(Formerly known as: Music G051 Digital Audio Production)

Mixing and mastering multitrack recordings using Pro Tools. EQ, compression, reverb, delays, tempo maps, harmonic distortion, multi-band compression. Comparison and contrast of various styles of mixing including jazz, classical, country, rock, hip hop and electronica etc. Example exercises featuring professional recordings and mixes. Understanding and applying mixing concepts such as balance, dimension, and monitoring. Deliver final mixes that translate accurately to various speaker systems and listening environments. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G130 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

Digital Media Production, Introduction

(Formerly known as: Media Production, Introduction, TV Studio 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

Course Outline

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, postproduction, and exhibition/distribution. C-ID: FTVE 130. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G160 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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 G191 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

Digital Media – Cooperative Work Experience

Prerequisites: DM G100 and DM G140 or DM G160 or DM G111

This course provides the student with an opportunity to take part in a supervised work experience in the field of Digital Media. Students extend their classroom-based occupational instruction through participation in a supervised cooperative workplace experience in Digital Media. The student, instructor, and employer will cooperatively develop one learning objective. One unit of credit will be awarded for 75 hours of paid or 60 hours of unpaid employment for successful completion of learning objective. The maximum units a student can earn in a term for general work experience is 6 units, and for occupational work experience it is 8 units. Students may earn up to a maximum of 16 semester units or 24 quarter units of work experience education. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

DIGITAL MEDIA G200 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

Video Editing 2

(Formerly known as: Non-Linear Editing II)

Advisories: DM 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, key-framing, 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

DRAFTING G090 – 0.5-1 Unit

Course Outline

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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

DRAFTING G101 – 4 Units

Course Outline

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

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

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

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.

E

Ecology

ECOLOGY G100 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

ECONOMICS G110 – 3 Units

Course Outline

Contemporary Economic Issues and Problems

(Formerly known as: American Economic Problems)

Provides an introduction to the basic tools and concepts of economic analysis with an emphasis of applying economic theory to current problems and issues. Topics include scarcity, decision making, supply and demand, and the effects of policy applied to selected issues such as crime, drug control, healthcare, pollution, and poverty. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ECONOMICS G120 – 3 Units

Course Outline

Economic History of the United States

(Same as: History G110)

A survey of US economic development from colonial origins to the present, evaluating the various agents of growth. Emphasis is on the changing nature of American capitalism as well as U.S. involvement in the global economy. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ECONOMICS G170 – 3 Units

Course Outline

Principles of Micro Economics

(Formerly known as: Economics G180, Micro Economics)

Prerequisites: Math G030. or Math G040, or MathPlacement 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. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ECONOMICS G175 – 3 Units

Course Outline

Principles of Macro Economics

(Formerly known as: Economics G285 Macro-Economics)

Prerequisites: Math G030, or Math G040, or Math 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. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

Education

EDUCATION G102 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

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

Technology Proficiencies for Teachers I

Advisories: Computer Business Applications G101 and CBA 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

The Teaching Profession

Advisories: English G100

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 45 hours of assigned fieldwork.C-ID EDUC 200. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

Engineering Technology

ENGINEERING G101 – 2 Units

Course Outline

Introduction to Engineering and Technology

This course provides an overview of occupations in engineering and related technologies. It is designed to familiarize students with the educational requirements, employment opportunities, and nature of their responsibilities as scientists and engineers. This course is an introduction to the engineering profession and various processes used by engineers and technologists. The course explores different branches of engineering, functions of an engineer, and characteristics of the industries in which engineers work. This course is designed for the student who is exploring career opportunities in engineering technologies. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY G100 – 4 Units

Course Outline

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.

English

ENGLISH G090 – 5 Units

Course Outline

Accelerated Preparation for College Writing and Reading

Advisories: Students are encouraged to seek additional support from the Writing Center

As an alternative to the English G098 and English G099 sequence, this course prepares students for college writing through a highly intensive, accelerated format, focusing on expository and argumentative writing, standard English, and critical thinking and reading. Successful completion allows students to enroll in ENGL G100. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH G095 – 2 Units

Course Outline

English Basic Skills Corequisite

Prerequisites: English G098 or GWC English Placement Exam, or Multiple Measures Evaluation

Corequisites: English G100

Supplemental writing course providing instruction in basic conventions of college reading and writing to promote success in a concurrent English G100 course. Success in this course will be based on attendance and satisfactory completion of in-class reading and writing assignments. Requires concurrent enrollment in specified sections of English G100. This class is intended for students who place into English G99 but want to enroll directly into English G100. Concurrent-enrollment support for English G100. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

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 English G090 or Placement Test

This pre-collegiate course, one level below College Composition (English G100), requires students to read, analyze, and respond to texts in order to write coherent essays composed of developed paragraphs. Essays may respond primarily to academic, expository non-fiction texts. Students will practice revising their essays and edit according to standards of written English. Some students may need additional support from the Writing Center. Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit in English G090. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH G100 – 4 Units

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Freshman Composition

Prerequisites: English G099 or English G090, ESL G120, 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 G103 – 5 Units

Course Outline

Freshman Composition Intensive

Prerequisites: English G090, English G099, or placement test.

English G103 is an intensive English course that allows students to fulfill their English composition requirement while concurrently receiving extra time, support and assistance. The Freshman Composition component of the class emphasizes composition and revision of essays, critical thinking, critical reading and documentation. The remedial component of the class provides extra assistance in English writing skills, grammar, sentence structure, usage, and punctuation, with concentration on writing expository paragraphs. The emphasis on paragraph development will complement writing of the expository and argumentative essay. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

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 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 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 War)

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

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 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 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 other writers. 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. C-ID: ENGL 200. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

English Reading and Writing Center

ENGLISH READING & WRITING CENTER G001 – 1.25 Units

Course Outline

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. 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. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH READING & WRITING CENTER G003 – 1.25 Units

Course Outline

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH READING & WRITING CENTER G020 – 0.18-0.5 Units

Course Outline

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. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. 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. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH READING & WRITING CENTER G023 – 0.5 Units

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Writing a Unified Paragraph

(Formerly known as: ENGL 034, ENGL 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. 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. 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. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH READING & WRITING CENTER G030 – 0.5 Units

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Guided Reading Development

(Formerly known as: ENGL 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. 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. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ENGLISH READING & WRITING CENTER G034 – 2 Units

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Intermediate Reading Strategies

(Formerly known as: ENGL 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. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

English as a Second Language

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE G031 – 5 Units

Course Outline

ESL Core Course, Level 3

Prerequisites: Placement by ESL assessment process.

Advisories: ESL G032 and/or ESL G033

This course is the third grammar-writing course in a series of seven levels. While the focus is grammar-writing, this core class is a 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

Course Outline

ESL Reading/Writing, Level 3

Prerequisites: Placement by ESL assessment process.

Advisories: ESL G021 and/or ESL G022 and/or concurrent enrollment in ESL G031 and/or ESL G033.

A 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

Course Outline

ESL Listening/Speaking, Level 3

Prerequisites: 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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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 an 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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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 G120 – 5 Units

Course Outline

ESL Advanced Composition

Focuses on the study of English composition for students whose first language is not English. Includes the study of advanced grammar and sentence structure, paragraph and essay organization and development. Develops academic literacy with the introduction of research writing and academic citation. Develops students’ abilities to read, analyze, interpret, and respond to published materials that are linguistically, conceptually, and culturally challenging. Introduces and reinforces effective strategies for reducing errors and improving self-editing skills. This course is designed to prepare students for English 100. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

Environmental Studies

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES G100 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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 G160 – 4 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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 G190 – 1.5-3.5 Units

Course Outline

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 internationally. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

ESL Writing Center

ESL WRITING CENTER G011 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

Basic Present, Past, and Future Tense Skills Development

(Formerly known as: ESLW G012, G013)

This course focuses on the correct usage of present, past, and future tense verbs. Students will learn when to use these tenses, how to ask questions and give answers, how and when to use contractions, how to form “wh-questions”, how to form the negative, and how to use the verb “be.” Open entry/open exit. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ESL WRITING CENTER G025 – 0.5 Units

Course Outline

Sentence Combining and Past Habit-”Used to”

(Formerly known as: ESLW G015)

This course is a study of introductory sentence combining in written English, focusing on coordinating conjunctions and simple adverb clauses of time, contrast, and cause and effect. This course also focuses on the correct usage of “Used To” to talk about past habits or past situations that no longer exist in the present. Students will learn to contrast the past and the present using “used to” and time expressions. The lessons include learning to ask and answer yes/no and “wh-questions”, form negative sentences, and differentiate between “used to” and “be used to” (be accustomed to). Open entry/open exit. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ESL WRITING CENTER G026 – 0.5 Units

Course Outline

Introduction to Spelling and Prepositions

(Formerly known as: ESLW G027)

This course focuses on basic spelling rules which help students to use sounds to spell correctly. This course also provides an introductory study of prepositions used in written English, focusing on prepositions of place and time. Open entry/open exit. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ESL WRITING CENTER G044 – 0.5 Units

Course Outline

The Formation and Use of Modal Auxiliaries

This course focuses on the correct usage of Modals. Students will learn what Modals are, how to form them, and how they are used. Open entry/open exit. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ESL WRITING CENTER G054 – 0.5 Units

Course Outline

The Formation and Use of Passive Voice, and Participial Adjectives

(Formerly known as: ESLW G055)

This course focuses on the correct usage of passive voice and participial adjectives. Students will learn what they are, how to form them, and where they are used. Open entry/open exit. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

ESL WRITING CENTER G056 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

Present and Past Perfect and Perfect Progressive Tenses

(Formerly known as: ESLW G057, G058, G059)

This class focuses on the usage of the present perfect, present perfect progressive, past perfect, and the past perfect progressive tense forms and their applications in writing. Open entry/open exit. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

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Floral Design & Shop Management

FLORAL DESIGN G110 – 3 Units

Course Outline

Basic Floral Design

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 G115 – 2 Units

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Wedding Designs

Advisories: Floral 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

Advisories: Floral 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 décor. 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

Advisories: Floral 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

Course Outline

Creativity and Competition

Advisories: Floral 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

Course Outline

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

Advisories: Floral 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 G192C – 1-4 Units

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Cooperative Work Experience – Occupational

This course will enable students to earn college unit(s) on-the-job by learning or improving knowledge or skills related to their educational or occupational goals. Occupational Cooperative Work Experience is discipline-specific in that students’ job and learning objectives relate to the Work Experience course. Students can work in either paid or unpaid (Internship) positions. Student may earn up to 4 CWE units per semester, maximum of 16 CWE combined units while at GWC. Units are awarded upon achievement of approved learning objectives and completion of required hours worked. Each unit of credit requires paid employees to document 75 hours (volunteers or unpaid employees – 60 hours) during the semester. Student must have: 1. Consent of academic program faculty and division dean. 2. Consent of CWE Program Coordinator or designee. 3. Working in a job directly related to college major or career goal. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

French

FRENCH G180 – 5 Units

Course Outline

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

GEOGRAPHY G100 – 3 Units

Course Outline

World Regional Geography

Advisories: English G100

World Regional Geography is an introductory course to geography. It provides an overview of the world using geographic concepts to identify the diversity and similarity of physical and human landscapes in a variety of world regions. Through a spatial approach, World Regional Geography introduces world geographic realms, explores the inter-relationships between human societies and natural environments and provides students with unique perspectives on our changing world. Through the study of physical characteristics, as well as the historic and contemporary (social, economic and political) dynamics of places, students will gain the knowledge to better understand and critically evaluate current cultural and environmental world conditions. This course will increase student’s global awareness to become more informed world citizens and consumers. Regional elements covered include major characteristics, population trends, physical geography, cultural geography and how these elements relate to current global issues. 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: Math 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

Course Outline

Physical Geography Laboratory

(Formerly known as: GEOG G181)

Prerequisites: Enrollment in or completion of GEOG G180

Corequisites: Enrollment in or completion of GEOG 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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Human Geography

(Formerly known as: Geography G104, Intro to Geography: Cultural Geography)

Advisories: Previous completion or concurrent enrollment in English G100

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 and landscape, political-economic systems, religion and language, social structures, urbanization, and the environment. Recommended for transfer students majoring in the social sciences, humanities and liberal arts. C-ID: GEOG 120. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

GEOGRAPHY G190 – 2 Units

Course Outline

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Advisories: Completion of or concurrently enrolled in English G098 and Math 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

GEOLOGY G105 – 3 Units

Course Outline

General Geology

This is a course designed specifically for non-science majors desiring a three unit non-laboratory survey course in geology. The Scientific Method is used to illustrate the discovery of natural physical processes on Earth. Content includes aspects of geology with emphasis on recent discoveries of plate tectonics and the movement of continents. Students will study topics such as important minerals, rock classification, mountain building and interior processes responsible for landscape development. This course will also cover historical topics such as the geologic time scale, the fossil record and evolution of life from marine organisms to land plants and animals. The latter portion of the course covers environmental geology with the impacts humans have on Earth and how the Earth impacts humans through landslides, flash floods, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. 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. C-ID: GEOL 121. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. Offered fall semester only.

GEOLOGY G110 – 4 Units

Course Outline

Physical Geology

(Formerly known as: Geology G100)

This is a course designed for non-science and science majors desiring a four unit course with a laboratory. The Scientific Method is used to illustrate the discovery of natural physical processes on Earth. Content includes the formation of mountain ranges, volcanoes ocean basins and plate tectonics. Students will study minerals and the rock cycle with igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. The geologic time scale is employed to illustrate the fossil record and evolution of life from early marine organisms to land plants and animals. Once an understanding of basic process of the Earth is understood the focus of the course will cover the impacts humans have on Earth and how the Earth impacts humans through landslides, flash floods, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. The laboratory consists of hands on exercises, which supplements lecture material and field trips to local geologic formations during class time. C-ID GEOL 101. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

GEOLOGY G120 – 4 Units

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Historical Geology

An introduction to the development of the Earth through time. This course utilizes the scientific method to understand the geologic evolution of land forms such as mountains, oceans, canyons, faults and the tectonic development of the Earth. This course examines how tectonic activity shaped landscapes, climate and the development of life, which started in the ocean and evolved onto land. The geologic time scale is used to understand plant and animal evolution, extinctions and how modern plant and animal forms developed. C-ID: GEOL 111. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. Offered spring semester only.

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Health Education

HEALTH EDUCATION G100 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

HISTORY G110 – 3 Units

Course Outline

Economic History of the United States

(Same as: Economics G120)

A survey of US economic development from colonial origins to the present, evaluating the various agents of growth. Emphasis is on the changing nature of American capitalism as well as U.S. involvement in the global economy. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

HISTORY G120 – 3 Units

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Asian Civilizations

This course introduces students to the rich variety of Asian civilizations with special emphasis on geographic and demographic patterns and the dynamics of ancient, 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 an historical perspective. In addition, this course examines the implications of Western colonization, independence struggles, and twentieth century wars in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. 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)

This course allows students to explore United States History through the perspective and experiences of American women. Students will compare cultural constructs of gender with the reality of women’s lifestyles and their contributions to economic, political, and social change. The 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

This survey course traces the transformation of California from the prehistoric era to the present, highlighting the uniqueness of the state. This course will offer a colorful array of stories examining the diverse geography of the region and the many peoples who, over the centuries, have made California their home. Topics include the Indigenous peoples of California, early explorers, Spanish missions, Mexican ranchos, the Bear Flag Revolt, the California Gold Rush, Statehood, the Railroad era, Progressive Era reforms, Hollywood, the “West” as myth and memory, the Great Depression Era, World War II development, suburbanization, conflict and activism in marginalized populations, the new conservatism, ecological issues, the changing politics of the state and current events. Recommended for transfer students. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

HISTORY G150 – 3 Units

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History of Latin America

This course navigates students through major historical, political, social, and economic moments and developments in the region labeled as Latin America. The course begins with the encounter and developments between European empires, with emphasis on the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, and the indigenous population of the Western Hemisphere during the 15th and 16th century. The course also takes into account the construction and development of the Spanish and Portuguese colonial society, the course of independence, the creation of the nation-state, the influence of foreign powers and major international wars, and the changing political environment of the 19th, 20th, and 21st century. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

HISTORY G161 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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. C-ID: HIST 150. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

HISTORY G162 – 3 Units

Course Outline

World History 2

(Formerly known as: History G195 World History Since 1500)

Advisories: Geography G100: Students are advised to have a basic knowledge of global geography.

This course is an exploratory survey of diverse cultural, political, and socio-economic societies in numerous geographical arenas of the world since 1500. The course also addresses unique historical developments and concepts from the Early Modern Era to the current day. Students will also assess contemporary challenges of global interaction and interdependence. Recommended for transfer students. C-ID: HIST 160. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

HISTORY G170 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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. C-ID: HIST 130. 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. C-ID: HIST 140. 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. C-ID: HIST 180. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

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Intercollegiate Athletics

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS G235 – 3 Units

Basketball Team – Women

(Formerly known as: PE G270, P E 270AD)

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 course is for students who have successfully auditioned for the GWC Intercollegiate Women’s basketball team; eligibility auditions will be held during the first week of class. May be taken for a letter grade or on a pass, no-pass basis. Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. Students may enroll in this course four times. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS G236 – 3 Units

Basketball 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 course is for students who have successfully auditioned for the GWC Intercollegiate Men’s basketball team; eligibility auditions will be held during the first week of class. May be taken for a letter grade or on a pass, no-pass basis. Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. Students may enroll in this course four times. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS G239 – 3 Units

Softball Team – Women

(Formerly known as: PE G274)

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 course is for students who have successfully auditioned for the GWC Intercollegiate Women’s softball team; eligibility auditions will be held during the first week of class. May be taken for a letter grade or on a pass, no-pass basis. Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. Students may enroll in this course four times. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade.

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS G240 – 3 Units

Baseball Team

(Formerly known as: PE G240)

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 course is for students who have successfully auditioned for the GWC Intercollegiate Men’s baseball team; eligibility auditions will be held during the first week of class. May be taken for a letter grade or on a pass, no-pass basis. Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. Students may enroll in this course four times. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS G243 – 3 Units

Cross Country Team – Women

(Formerly known as: PE G272)

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 course is for students who have successfully auditioned for the GWC Intercollegiate Women’s cross country team; eligibility auditions will be held during the first week of class. May be taken for a letter grade or on a pass, no-pass basis. Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. Students may enroll in this course four times. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS G244 – 3 Units

Cross Country Team – Men

(Formerly known as: PE G244)

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 course is for students who have successfully auditioned for the GWC Intercollegiate Men’s cross country team; eligibility auditions will be held during the first week of class. May be taken for a letter grade or on a pass, no-pass basis. Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. Students may enroll in this course four times. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS G246 – 3 Units

Football Team

(Formerly known as: PE G246)

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 course is for students who have successfully auditioned for the GWC Intercollegiate football team; eligibility auditions will be held during the first week of class. May be taken for a letter grade or on a pass, no-pass basis. Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. Students may enroll in this course four times. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS G249 – 3 Units

Soccer Team – Women

(Formerly known as: PE G273)

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 course is for students who have successfully auditioned for the GWC Intercollegiate Women’s soccer team; eligibility auditions will be held during the first week of class. May be taken for a letter grade or on a pass, no-pass basis. Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. Students may enroll in this course four times. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS G250 – 3 Units

Soccer Team – Men

(Formerly known as: PE G250)

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 course is for students who have successfully auditioned for the GWC Intercollegiate Men’s soccer team; eligibility auditions will be held during the first week of class. May be taken for a letter grade or on a pass, no-pass basis. Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. Students may enroll in this course four times. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS G253 – 3 Units

Swimming Team – Women

(Formerly known as: PE G275)

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 course is for students who have successfully auditioned for the GWC Intercollegiate Women’s swimming team; eligibility auditions will be held during the first week of class. May be taken for a letter grade or on a pass, no-pass basis. Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. Students may enroll in this course four times. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS G254 – 3 Units

Swimming Team – Men

(Formerly known as: PE G252)

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 course is for students who have successfully auditioned for the GWC Intercollegiate Men’s swim team; eligibility auditions will be held during the first week of class. May be taken for a letter grade or on a pass, no-pass basis. Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. Students may enroll in this course four times. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS G255 – 3 Units

Track Team – Women

(Formerly known as: PE G277)

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 course is for students who have successfully auditioned for the GWC Intercollegiate Women’s track team; eligibility auditions will be held during the first week of class. May be taken for a letter grade or on a pass, no-pass basis. Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. Students may enroll in this course four times. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS G256 – 3 Units

Track Team – Men

(Formerly known as: PE G256)

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 course is for students who have successfully auditioned for the GWC Intercollegiate track and field team; eligibility auditions will be held during the first week of class. May be taken for a letter grade or on a pass, no-pass basis. Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. Students may enroll in this course four times. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS G259 – 3 Units

Volleyball Team – Women

(Formerly known as: PE G278)

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 course is for students who have successfully auditioned for the GWC Intercollegiate Women’s volleyball team; eligibility auditions will be held during the first week of class. May be taken for a letter grade or on a pass, no-pass basis. Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. Students may enroll in this course four times. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS G260 – 3 Units

Volleyball Team – Men

(Formerly known as: PE G258)

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 course is for students who have successfully auditioned for the GWC Intercollegiate Men’s volleyball team; eligibility auditions will be held during the first week of class. May be taken for a letter grade or on a pass, no-pass basis. Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. Students may enroll in this course four times. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS G263 – 3 Units

Water Polo 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.

This course is for students who have successfully auditioned for the GWC Intercollegiate Women’s water polo team; eligibility auditions will be held during the first week of class. May be taken for a letter grade or on a pass, no-pass basis. Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. Students may enroll in this course four times. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS G264 – 3 Units

Water Polo Team – Men

(Formerly known as: PE G260)

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 course is for students who have successfully auditioned for the GWC Intercollegiate Men’s water polo team; eligibility auditions will be held during the first week of class. May be taken for letter grade or on a pass, no-pass basis. Students must be enrolled in twelve units during the semester in which they participate. Students may enroll in this course four times. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS G279 – 3 Units

Beach Volleyball – Women

(Formerly known as: PE G279)

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 course is for students who have successfully auditioned for the GWC Intercollegiate Women’s beach volleyball team; eligibility auditions will be held during the first week of class. May be taken for a letter grade or on a pass, no-pass basis. Students must be enrolled in twelve unites during the semester in which they participate. Students may enroll in this course four times. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

Interpreting

INTERPRETING G100 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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 G190 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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 be 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

JOURNALISM G185 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

Newspaper Production, Advanced

Prerequisites: Journalism G284

This is a course in newspaper production. Class members will produce The Western Sun campus newspaper and website. Students will learn to write articles, take photographs and shoot video 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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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.

JOURNALISM G289 – 3 Units

Course Outline

Multiplatform Journalism

This introductory course helps students to transform and restate journalism from an online perspective using the internet. The course allows students to practice and organize the basics of online publishing and writing. Students work within the constructs of social media by utilizing the tools and technologies to create websites, write and assemble multimedia content for the online environment. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

JOURNALISM G290 – 3 Units

Course Outline

Introduction to Public Relations

This course covers public relations fundamentals: research, planning, communication and evaluation. Topics include targeting special publics, the use of public relations tools, developing public relations programs and the importance of social responsibility. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

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Kinesiology

KINESIOLOGY G100 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

First Aid/Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation

A course in CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation), AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and basic first aid. Emphasizes injury prevention, early medical care, first aid for common injuries and lifesaving skills. Successful completion qualifies a student for the American Red Cross Standard First Aid Card, and CPR Certification. C-ID: KIN 101. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

KINESIOLOGY G110 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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 G279 – 3 Units

Course Outline

Sports Management

This course covers the professional skills and mindset of successful sport managers including community and youth sport, intercollegiate sport, professional sport, facility and event management and legal considerations in sport management. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

KINESIOLOGY G281 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

LEARNING G005 – 2 Units

Course Outline

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.

Learning Skills

LEARNING SKILLS G002 – 0.5-1 Unit

Course Outline

Reading Readiness

(Formerly known as: SPED G002, Computer Tutor Lab for Reading)

This course is designed to provide independent study opportunities for Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) students in the Resource/High Tech Center. This course is a self-paced lab to address individual needs in reading skills. Students must be referred through assessment and/ or instructor. Registration is available only through the DSPS Office. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

LEARNING SKILLS G006 – 0.5-1 Unit

Course Outline

Math Readiness

(Formerly known as: SPED G006, Computer Tutor Lab for Math)

This course is designed to provide independent study opportunities for Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) students in the Resource/High Tech Center. This course is a self-paced lab to address individualized needs in math skills. Students must be referred through assessment and/or instructor. Registration is available through the DSPS Office. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

Library

LIBRARY G110 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

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. Class work 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; UC.

LIBRARY G120 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

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

MANAGEMENT G110 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

Customer Service

(Formerly known as: Customer Service for the 21st Century)

This course teaches students skills, strategies, and techniques 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

Course Outline

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.

MANAGEMENT G163 – 1.5 Units

Course Outline

Basic Accounting Concepts for Small Business

(Same as: Accounting G163)

This course teaches small business owners to perform basic accounting functions such as managing receivables and payables, bank reconciliations, and financial statements. The course also equips small business owners with the ability to read and understand financial statements in order to analyze operational performance, evaluate financial condition, and assess certainty of future cash flows. This course will also provide information for developing start-up cost estimates and financial projections. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

Marketing

MARKETING G100 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

Digital Marketing and Electronic Commerce

(Formerly known as: E-Commerce—Selling On The Internet, Internet Marketing – e-Commerce)

This course examines digital marketing and electronic commerce – how they are conducted and managed, as well as major opportunities, limitations, issues, and risks. The course also explores electronic commerce strategy, social and mobile marketing, online security, and how to develop an electronic commerce presence in both business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) models. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

MARKETING G157 – 1.5 Units

Course Outline

Finding and Knowing Your Customer

(Formerly known as: 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.

MARKETING G167 – 1.5 Units

Course Outline

Marketing and Social Media for Entrepreneurs

This course is designed to enable new and existing small business owners with concepts and strategies to market their idea or business using social media and other methods. This course includes understanding basic marketing concepts, leveraging social media, and developing a marketing plan. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

Mathematics

MATHEMATICS G010 – 4 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

MATHEMATICS G040 – 5 Units

Course Outline

Accelerated Elementary and Intermediate Algebra

Equivalent to a first and second year high school algebra course accelerated into one semester. Taught in a combined large lecture and laboratory format. Software used requires access to a computer. It is taught using group lectures in conjunction with computer assignments and laboratory work. Topics include: properties of real numbers; simplifying polynomial, rational, and radical expressions; solving linear, quadratic, rational, and radical equations in one variable; graphing and solving systems of linear equations in two variables, absolute value, rational exponents, quadratic equations and inequalities, linear and quadratic functions, conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences, and series. A scientific calculator will be required. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

MATHEMATICS G080 – 5 Units

Course Outline

Pre-Statistics

Prerequisites: MATH G010

This course is designed for students whose education plan calls for Math G160: Introduction to Statistics. It may not be suitable for students on a STEM degree pathway. Please see a counselor for more information. The course covers requisite topics from Intermediate Algebra including linear equations and inequalities, linear regression analysis, exponential functions, exponential equations, descriptive statistics, probability, sampling distributions including the Normal distribution, and the use of graphing calculators and/or computer software. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

MATHEMATICS G091 – 2 Units

Course Outline

Support for College Algebra

Corequisites: MATH G115

This co-requisite course is intended for students that enroll into College Algebra, Math G115. It provides supplemental instruction in basic algebra skills and concepts needed for success in College Algebra computations and applications. Success in this course will be based on attendance and satisfactory completion of in-class assignments. Requires concurrent enrollment in specified sections of College Algebra, Math G115. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

MATHEMATICS G092 – 2 Units

Course Outline

Support for Trigonometry

Corequisites: MATH G120

This co-requisite course is intended for students that enroll into Trigonometry, Math G120. It provides supplemental instruction in basic algebra skills and concepts needed for success in Trigonometry computations and applications. Success in this course will be based on attendance and satisfactory completion of in-class assignments. Requires concurrent enrollment in specified sections of Trigonometry, Math G120. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

MATHEMATICS G096 – 2 Units

Course Outline

Support for Introduction to Statistics

Corequisites: MATH G160

This co-requisite course is intended for students that enroll into Introduction to Statistics G160. It provides supplemental instruction in basic algebra skills and concepts needed for success in Introduction to Statistics computations and applications. Success in this course will be based on attendance and satisfactory completion of in-class assignments. Requires concurrent enrollment in specified sections of Introduction to Statistics G160. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, not degree applicable.

MATHEMATICS G100 – 3 Units

Course Outline

Liberal Arts Mathematics

Prerequisites: Math G030, or Math G040, Math G080, or Math 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. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MATHEMATICS G103 – 3 Units

Course Outline

Statistics for Elementary Teachers

(Formerly known as: Elem. Teachers Math. 3-Probability & Statistics)

Prerequisites: GWC Math placement level of 50 or higher or MATH G030 or MATH G040, or MATH G080

This course is designed for prospective teachers. This course is an activity-based exploration of statistics aligned with the California State Mathematics Standards. Topics include data representation and analysis, randomization and sampling, measures of central tendency and variability, hypothesizing and statistical inference. UC Credit Limitations: Math G103, G104 and G106 combined—maximum credit, one course; no credit for G103 if taken after G160/G160H. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. Offered spring semester only.

MATHEMATICS G104 – 3 Units

Course Outline

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

(Formerly known as: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 1)

Prerequisites: Math G030, or Math G040, or MATH G080, or Math Placement Assessment

This course is designed for the prospective elementary school teacher. Topics include problem-solving, structure and arithmetic of the real numbers and other numerical systems, set theory, and manipulatives. This course is designed to develop and reinforce conceptual understanding of the national and state curriculum standards for elementary school mathematics, including the common core. C-ID MATH 120. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MATHEMATICS G115 – 4 Units

Course Outline

College Algebra

Prerequisites: Math G030, or Math G040, or Math 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

Course Outline

Trigonometry

Prerequisites: Math G030, or Math G040 or Math Placement Assessment

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. C-ID 851. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

MATHEMATICS G140 – 4 Units

Course Outline

Business Calculus

(Formerly known as: Math130 Survey of Calculus)

Prerequisites: Mathematics G115 or Mathematics 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

Course Outline

Introduction to Statistics

Prerequisites: Math G030, or Math G040, or Math G080 or Math Placement Assessment

This course includes 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 OR C-ID: SOCI 125. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MATHEMATICS G170 – 5 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

Calculus 1

Prerequisites: Mathematics G170 or Mathematics Placement Assessment or Math G115 and Math G120

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 210 OR C-ID: MATH 211. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MATHEMATICS G185 – 5 Units

Course Outline

Calculus 2

Prerequisites: Mathematics G180 or Mathematics 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

Course Outline

Applied Linear Algebra

(Formerly known as: Math 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. C-ID: MATH 250. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. Offered spring semester only.

MATHEMATICS G280 – 5 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

Ordinary Differential Equations

Prerequisites: Math 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

Course Outline

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.

Music

MUSIC G068 – 4 Units

Course Outline

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 G101 HONORS – 3 Units

Course Outline

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. 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 G101 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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 an 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 G103 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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 G105 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

History and Appreciation of the Musical Theater

(Same as: Humanities G108)

This course explores all of the elements which make the Musical Theater one of the premier art forms of the 21st 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.

MUSIC G109 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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 G127 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

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 G128 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

Wind Band Skills 2

Prerequisites: Music G127 and Audition required

This course is a continuation of the skills introduced in Wind Band Skills 1 for those students having minimal collegiate band experience and wish to develop their skills further. Development of fundamental wind band skills previously introduced will be explored in more depth, with emphasis on proper group rehearsal and individual practice techniques. Development of section rehearsal skills will also be emphasized, encouraging students to develop leadership roles within the group. Students must have a minimum individual performance skill level in order to take this course, as this is an ensemble-based course dependent on student to student interaction. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

MUSIC G129 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

Wind Band Skills 3

Prerequisites: Music G128 and Audition Required

This course is a continuation of the skills developed in Wind Band Skills 2 and is oriented toward those students with limited collegiate wind band experience who wish to further develop their musical and ensemble skills. Introduction of secondary and intermediate wind band skills are utilized as a continuation of the fundamental skills developed in the first two courses. Emphasis is placed on development of multi-faceted individual practice, intermediate level section rehearsal techniques, and intermediate performance skills with musical interpretation. Students must have a minimum performance skill level in order to take this course, as this is an ensemble-based course dependent on student-to-student interaction. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

MUSIC G130 – 1.0 Units

Course Outline

Wind Band Skills 4

Prerequisites: MUS G129

This is the final course in the Wind Band Skills sequence and is oriented toward those students with limited collegiate wind band experience who wish to further develop their musical and ensemble performance skills. Utilization of advanced wind band and musical skills is developed as a continuation of the techniques presented in the previous courses in the sequence. Development of advanced musical techniques as applied to individual and ensemble rehearsal and performance practices. Development of individual approach to musical interpretation with advanced performance skills. Students must meet a minimum performance skill level in order to take this course; this is an ensemble-based course dependent on student-to-student interaction. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

MUSIC G139 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

MUSIC G145 – 2 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

Voice for Musical Theater 2

(Formerly known as: MUSIC 151 AD, Broadway and Opera Voice Class)

(Same as: Theater G148)

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.

MUSIC G152 – 2 Units

Course Outline

Voice for Musical Theater 3

(Same as: Theater G156)

Prerequisites: Music G151 or Theater G148

Advisories: Music G115, or Music G121, or Music G141 and Music 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

Course Outline

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 Music G115, or Music G141 – Music 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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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 masterworks 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

Course Outline

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. 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

Course Outline

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 Neopolitain 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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

Wind Symphony

This is an advanced performance ensemble 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

Course Outline

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

NURSING G070 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

NURSING G099 – 2 Units

Course Outline

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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

NURSING G130 – 9 Units

Course Outline

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. The nursing process will be utilized as the framework for patient-centered nursing care. Concept-based curriculum provides the structure of the curriculum and is threaded throughout the course. Concurrent practice in the college laboratory and clinical experience in health care or community facilities are required. Permission required. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

NURSING G131 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

Professional Nursing 1

(Formerly known as: 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

Course Outline

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 G190 – 4 Units

Course Outline

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 (LVN) 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 G192C – 1-4 Units

Course Outline

Cooperative Work Experience – Occupational

This course will enable students to earn college units(s) on-the-job by learning or improving knowledge or skills related to their educational or occupational goals. Occupational Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) is discipline-specific in that student’s job and learning objectives relate to the Work Experience course. Students can work in either paid or unpaid (Internship) positions. Students may earn up to 4 CWE units per semester, maximum of 16 CWE combined units while at GWC. Units are awarded upon achievement of approved learning objectives and completion of required hours worked. Each unit of credit requires paid employees to document 75 hours. A volunteer or unpaid employee requires 60 hours for each unit of credit during the semester. Student must have: 1. Consent of academic program faculty and division dean. 2.Consent of CWE Program Coordinator or designee. 3. Working in a job directly related to college major or career goal. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

NURSING G240 – 8 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

Professional Nursing 2

Prerequisites: Nursing G140, Biology G225, Sociology G100

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 G270 – 8 Units

Course Outline

Health and Illness 4

Prerequisites: Nursing G240 and Biology G210

Corequisites: Nursing G271

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

Course Outline

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

PEACE STUDIES G100 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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 G150 – 3 Units

Course Outline

Social Justice and Peacebuilding

This introductory course presents an inter-disciplinary study of race and ethnicity through the lens of peacebuilding. This course examines social justice movements as they relate to socioeconomic equity, food equity, environmental justice, metropolitan gentrification, the criminal justice system, and civil rights. Students will explore strategies to help contribute to social justice movements from local to global levels. This course includes a service learning component. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PEACE STUDIES G225 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

PHILOSOPHY G100 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

History of Ancient Philosophy

This course will examine the main figures and topics of Ancient Western Philosophy. The original writings of the Pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and subsequent Greek and Roman Philosophers will be read and discussed. The focus will be on critically reading, analyzing, and discussing the ideas these Philosophers presented in their historical context within the discipline of Philosophy. C-ID PHIL 130. Lecture. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHILOSOPHY G110 – 3 Units

Course Outline

Philosophy of the East

This course will provide a general explanation and comparison of the world’s major Eastern religions and philosophies. It will include critical analysis of the principal philosophies and related religious beliefs of the East, including Hinduism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. Particular attention is given to understanding sacred literature in its historical context to better appreciate the relevant beliefs. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

PHILOSOPHY G111 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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; UC.

PHILOSOPHY G150 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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. C-ID: POLS 120. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

Photography

PHOTOGRAPHY G120 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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 G190 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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

PHYSICAL EDUCATION G101 – 1 Unit

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Jogging for Fitness

This course is designed to provide an introduction to jogging as a cardiorespiratory fitness activity. This course is intended for individuals who are beginning a fitness program and have minimal experience jogging. Topics to be discussed will include: cardiorespiratory endurance, proper techniques, fitness program design and evaluation, equipment and safety, persistence and motivation, and nutrition basics. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

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

 

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 Unit

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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. See 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: P E 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 Unit

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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 units. 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 Unit

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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 Unit

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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 Unit

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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 Science

PHYSICAL SCIENCE G100 – 4 Units

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Introductory Physical Science

This course provides an introductory level coverage of the physical sciences, including physics, chemistry, geology, the atmosphere and astronomy. Emphasis is placed on applications of the laws of physical science. A background in the physical sciences is developed starting with physics and chemistry, followed by the application of these fields to the study of geology and meteorology, and finally, to the solar system and universe. Appropriate laboratory activities and mathematical calculations will reinforce the physical, chemical and geological concepts. UC credit limitations: No credit if taken after a college level course in Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology or Physics. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

Physics

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: Math 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, Atomic Physics)

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. C-ID PHYS 110 Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. Offered spring semester only.

PHYSICS G185 – 4 Units

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Calculus Based Physics: Mechanics

(Formerly known as: General Physics: Mechanics and Sound)

Prerequisites: Math 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 Math 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.

Political Science

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

Advisories: English G100

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. The course provides students with the necessary tools to evaluate political issues, 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; UC.

POLITICAL SCIENCE G110 – 3 Units

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International Relations

Advisories: English G100

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. C-ID: POLS 140 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 an overview of the American legal system including its development, structure, and history. The course will review the legal and judicial process in the United States; explain legal sources, research, and reasoning; and introduce the various areas of law. C-ID LPPS 110. 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)

Advisories: English G100

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. C-ID: POLS 110 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))

Advisories: English G100

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 English 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; UC.

Professional Physical Education

PROFESSIONAL PHYSICAL EDUCATION G200 – 2 Units

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Water Safety Instruction

Advisories: Intermediate level of swimming

Advanced water skills and the opportunity to qualify for the Red Cross emergency water safety & water safety instructor certificates. UC credit limitations: Any or all of these courses (PPE140, G142, G146, G150, G160, G180, G191, G200) combined—maximum credit, 8 units. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

Psychology

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; UC.

PSYCHOLOGY G140 – 4.0 Units

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Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Prerequisites: MATH G030 or MATH G080

The use of probability techniques, hypothesis testing, and predictive techniques to facilitate decision-making. Topics include descriptive statistics; probability and sampling distributions; statistical inference; correlation and linear regression; t-tests; analysis of variance, chi-square tests; and application of technology for statistical analysis including the interpretation of the relevance of the statistical findings. Applications using data from disciplines including psychology, social sciences, life and health sciences, and education. C-ID MATH 110. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

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. C-ID: PSY 170 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 Math G160 or PSYC G140

Introduction to basic research methods used in the social sciences including such topics as research design, experimental procedures, descriptive methods (naturalistic observation and correlational studies), instrumentation, and the collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of research data. 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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Science

Biology | Chemistry | Physics

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: Math G030, or Math G040, or Math Placement Assessment and Chem G180, or Chem G185, or Chem G220, or Chem G225

Advisories: English G099, or English G090

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: Math G030, or Math G040, or Math 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 example). C-ID: BIOL 150. 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: Math G030, or Math G040, or Math Placement Test

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). C-ID: BIOL155. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G186 – 5 Units

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Diversity of Organisms

Prerequisites: Biology G180 and Math G030, or Math G040, or Math G115, or Math G120, or Math G170, or Math 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. C-ID: BIOL 140. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

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 English G090, or Placement Test, and Math G030, or Math G040, or Mathematics Placement Assessment

Major concepts of general microbiology are discussed, including 1) prokaryotic and eukaryotic 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; UC.

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 English G090, or Placement Test and Math G030, or Math G040, or Math 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, physician’s 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. C-ID: BIOL 110B. 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 Enlglish G090, or Placement Test and Math G030, or Math G040, or Math 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. C-ID: BIOL 120B. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

BIOLOGY G260 – 3 Units

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Biostatistics

Prerequisites: Biology G180 or Biology G182 or Biology G186 or Biology G210 and Math G120 or Math G170 or Math 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-paramedic tests. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.


CHEMISTRY G110 – 5 Units

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Introduction to Chemistry

Prerequisites: MATH G030 or MATH G040 or GWC Math Placement level of 100 or higher

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. C-ID: CHEM 102. 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: MATH G030 or MATH G040 or GWC Math Placement Level 100

This course is an introduction to the principles and calculations of chemistry and practice in basic laboratory techniques. It is designed specifically for students planning to take Chemistry G180 (General Chemistry A). 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: Math G030, or Math G040, or Math placement of 50 or higher, and CHEM G130 or Chemistry placement exam score 20 or higher

This is the first semester of a one-year course in general chemistry intended for majors in science and engineering. This course examines the composition, properties, and transformations of matter. The laboratory portion of this course provides a hands-on examination of these concepts. 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 G205 – 1 or 2 Units

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Chemistry Instructional Assistant

Prerequisites: Instructor’s permission

Students in this course assist in the teaching of chemistry lab or lecture sections. To be eligible for this course a student must have successfully completed the class in which they plan to assist. Students assist instructors by some combination of the following: monitoring lab safety, clarifying lab skills and techniques, explaining experiments, engaging in active-learning lecture classrooms by guiding course topic discussions, or answering questions about lecture content. Students will prepare and present one or more oral or written presentations of lab or lecture topics. Needs instructor’s permission. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Transferable to CSU.

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: Math 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, Atomic Physics)

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. C-ID PHYS 110 Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC. Offered spring semester only.

PHYSICS G185 – 4 Units

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Calculus Based Physics: Mechanics

(Formerly known as: General Physics: Mechanics and Sound)

Prerequisites: Math 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 Math 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

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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree 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.

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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

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 G110 – 3 Units

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Introduction to Marriage and the Family

Advisories: SOC 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 G111 – 3 Units

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Introduction to Social Justice

This course is an applied study to race and ethnicity in the United States. We will examine social justice movements in relation to ethnic and racial groups to better understand the complex socio-economic, cultural and political conditions among key social groups. C-ID SJS 110. 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. C-ID: SOCI 160. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

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

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. C-ID: SPAN 220 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. C-ID: SPAN 230 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 two 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: SPAN G290)

Prerequisites: Spanish G165 or Spanish 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

THEATER ARTS G100 – 3 Units

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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

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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

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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

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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. C-ID: THTR 152” Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

THEATER ARTS G108 – 3 Units

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History and Appreciation of the Musical Theater

(Same as: Humanities G108)

This course explores all of the elements which make the Musical Theater one of the premier art forms of the 21st 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

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Acting for the Camera

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

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Theater History and Literature – Classical to 1800

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

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Theater History and Literature – 1800 to Modern

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

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Theater Practicum 1 – Performance

(Formerly known as: Theater Arts G142)

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. C-ID: THTR 191” Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

THEATER ARTS G116 – 1-2 Units

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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. Transferable to CSU; UC.

THEATER ARTS G117 – 1-2 Units

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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. Transferable to CSU; UC.

THEATER ARTS G118 – 1-2 Units

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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. Transferable to CSU; UC.

THEATER ARTS G119 – 3.0 Units

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Improvisation for Theater, Film and Television

This course encompasses the study, rehearsal and performance of individual and group scenes of improvisation. Areas of study will include principles and techniques of improvisational acting specifically designed to increase the actor’s creativity, problem solving and performance skills in theater, film and television genres. Emphasis will be placed on the creative process as well as individual performance, ensemble work and the development of the actor’s physical, vocal, and emotional instrument as it relates to improvisational performance. Students are required to attend Golden West College Theater Arts Department productions. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

THEATER ARTS G120 – 3 Units

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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

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Play Performance 1

(Formerly known as: THEATER ARTS G171)

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. Transferable to CSU; UC.

THEATER ARTS G126 – 1-2 Units

Course Outline

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. Transferable to CSU; UC.

THEATER ARTS G127 – 1-2 Units

Course Outline

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. Transferable to CSU.

THEATER ARTS G128 – 1-2 Units

Course Outline

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

Classical Play Performance 1

(Formerly known as: Theater Arts G172)

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. C-ID: THTR 191” Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

THEATER ARTS G136 – 1-2 Units

Course Outline

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. Transferable to CSU; UC.

THEATER ARTS G137 – 1-2 Units

Course Outline

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. Transferable to CSU.

THEATER ARTS G138 – 1-2 Units

Course Outline

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. Transferable to CSU.

THEATER ARTS G146 – 2 Units

Course Outline

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

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

Voice for Musical Theater 3

(Same as: MUS G152)

Prerequisites: Theater Arts G148, or Music G151 or permission of instructor

Advisories: Music G121, or Music 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 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

Voice for Musical Theater 4

(Same as: Music G153)

Prerequisites: Music G152 or Theater Arts G156

Advisories: Music G121, or Music G15, or Music G141- Music 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

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

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 G166 – 2 Units

Course Outline

Stagecraft

This course is an introduction to materials, tools and procedures of theatrical stagecraft including scenery construction, set painting, stage lighting and rigging, stage props and technical theatre operations. Emphasis will be placed on the vocabulary, theory, skills, application and collaborative nature of stagecraft and technical theater production. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

THEATER ARTS G167 – 2 Units

Course Outline

Stagecraft 2 – Intermediate

Prerequisites: Theater Arts G166 or equivalent course with permission of instructor

Students in this course will continue the study of theatrical stagecraft including scenery construction, set painting, stage lighting and rigging, stage props and technical theatre operations along with an introduction to stage projections. There will be an emphasis on vocabulary, theory, skills, application and the collaborative nature of stagecraft and technical theater production at an intermediate level. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

THEATER ARTS G168 – 2.0 Units

Course Outline

Stagecraft 3 – Advanced

Prerequisites: Theater Arts G167 or equivalent course with permission of instructor

Students will continue the study of theatrical stagecraft with an emphasis on vocabulary, theory, skills, application and the collaborative nature of stagecraft and technical theater production at a demonstrated advanced level of skill. Students will organize, fabricate or arrange the structural elements of theatrical stagecraft as specified. Deductive, experiential, inductive and practiced learning as it relates to theatrical stagecraft and its execution in scenery construction, scenic painting, stage lighting and rigging, stage props, technical theatre operations and stage projections will be employed. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

THEATER ARTS G169 – 2 Units

Course Outline

Stagecraft 4 – Advanced 2

Prerequisites: Theater Arts G168 or equivalent course with permission of instructor

Students will continue the study of theatrical stagecraft at an advanced level reflecting consistent excellence, execution and creative problem solving. Strong and focused emphasis on professional level application of vocabulary, theory, skills, and the collaborative nature of stagecraft and technical theater production will be expected. Students will employ accepted stagecraft concepts and previously introduced learning practices. Students will assume leadership roles in the organization, fabrication, execution and/or arrangement of the structural elements of theatrical stagecraft as required in scenery construction, scenic painting, stage lighting and rigging, stage props, technical theatre operations and stage projections. Lecture & lab. Transferable to CSU.

THEATER ARTS G170 – 1-2 Units

Course Outline

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. Transferable to CSU; UC.

THEATER ARTS G174 – 3.0 Units

Course Outline

Scenic Painting

This course is an introduction to and practical application of theatrical scene painting techniques. Students will explore theatrical scene painting equipment and supplies and study color theory, textures and faux finishes. Students will develop necessary skills to be demonstrated through class projects including the painting of scenery for live theatrical productions. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

THEATER ARTS G175 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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 stagecraft. 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

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

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

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. C-ID: THTR 174 Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

THEATER ARTS G179 – 3 Units

Course Outline

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 G180 – 2 Units

Course Outline

Basic Costume Sewing, Construction and Wardrobe Techniques

This course introduces students to the principles and techniques of basic costume construction, sewing, use of fabrics and development of simple patterns in a theatrical context. The course will also emphasize basic theatrical wardrobe production practices including preparing, changing and maintaining theatrical costumes before, during and after theatrical performances, inventory control, wardrobe cleaning and storing techniques. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

THEATER ARTS G185 – 3 Units

Course Outline

Stage Scenery 2 – Projection Design and Production

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Musical Theater Performance 1

(Formerly known as: Musical Theater Workshop, Musical Theater Production and Performance 1)

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. C-ID: THTR 191 Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

THEATER ARTS G211 – 2 Units

Course Outline

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. Transferable to CSU; UC.

THEATER ARTS G212 – 2 Units

Course Outline

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. Transferable to CSU; UC.

THEATER ARTS G213 – 2 Units

Course Outline

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. Transferable to CSU; UC.

Tutoring Skills

TUTORING SKILLS G020 – 0.5 Units

Course Outline

Basics of Tutoring

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

This course will provide the tutor with supervised practice in conducting individualized and small-group tutoring sessions with Golden West College students. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

TUTORING SKILLS G107 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

Introduction to Tutoring

Prerequisites: Permission of the Instructor upon being hired as a tutor in the Tutorial and Learning Center.

This course teaches the essential skills necessary to effectively tutor students and fulfills state guidelines for community college tutor training. Guidelines are provided to teach tutors to: determine learning needs; to set short term goals; and to select and sequence activities to best accomplish those goals. This course includes lectures and supervised practice in conducting individual and/or small group tutoring sessions. Tutors also share their experiences in group discussions. Lecture & lab. Pass/no pass only. Transferable to CSU.

TUTORING SKILLS G111 – 0.5 Units

Course Outline

The Tutoring Process

Prerequisites: Permission of the Instructor

Advisories: Tutoring Skills G107

This course focuses on the intermediate skills of communication needed to tutor effectively and methods of evaluating tutor performance. The tutor is provided with the means to analyze their own communication patterns and tutoring techniques. Individualized class equivalent to nine hours. Lecture. Pass/no pass only. Transferable to CSU.

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Vietnamese

VIETNAMESE G180 – 5 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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.

World Languages

FRENCH G180 – 5 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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. Not transferable, AA/AS degree only.

SIGN G180 – 4 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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 G160 – 4 Units

Course Outline

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. C-ID: SPAN 220 Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SPANISH G165 – 5 Units

Course Outline

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. C-ID: SPAN 230 Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

SPANISH G180 – 5 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

Elementary Spanish 2

(Formerly known as: Elementary Spanish)

Prerequisites: Spanish G180 or two 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

Course Outline

Mexican Culture and Civilization

(Formerly known as: SPAN G290)

Prerequisites: Spanish G165 or Spanish 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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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 G180 – 5 Units

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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

Course Outline

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.