Fall 2017: courses to consider

World History to 1500

One out of every 200 men on the planet is descended from Genghis Khan – find out why in World History!  In addition to the Mongols, we’ll explore the societies, literatures, religions, and politics of ancient Egypt, Classical India and China, the medieval Islamic world, and the Incas and the Aztecs, and discover how they have shaped our world today.  This course fulfills requirements for transfer to CSU and UC, and for the AA-T in History.  

Contact Bridgitte Schaffer at bschaffer@dvc.edu if you have any questions.

HIST-180 section 9476
August 11 - December 15, 2017
T Th, 9:30-10:50 AM, W-217, San Ramon Campus

Child Development and Psychology

Learn about Children while completing this UC/CSU transferable course! Also applies towards IGETC and DVC General ED requirements! 3 units

ECE-124 section 1512
August 11 - December 15, 2017
M 3:30 - 6:20 pm, LA-217

History of Jazz

Listen to America’s original art form! Hear jazz masters swing their stories across decades of social and musical transformation. 3 units.

MUSIC-118 section 2405
August 11 - December 15, 2017
MW 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Jazz Ensemble

This big band focuses upon instrumental material from past masters and contemporary music writers. 1 Unit.

MUSIC-136 section 2505
August 11 - December 15, 2017
TTH 12:30 - 2:50 pm

Jazz Combos

Small groups focus upon solid groove, dynamic interplay and extended improvisation. 1-2 Units.

MUSIC-137 section 2510
August 11-December 15, 2017
MW 12:30 - 1:50 pm

Jazz Theory and Improvisation 1 and 2

Study of jazz theory with special emphasis upon spontaneous improvisation. Students will perform in class. 2 Units.

MUSIC-127 section 2444
August 11-December 15, 2017
TTH 11:00 am - 12:20 pm

MUSIC-128 section 2449
August 11-December 15, 2017
TTH 11:00 am - 12:20 pm

History of Hip Hop Music and Culture

This course will observe and examine the development of Hip Hop as a music and cultural movement. Students will examine key figures, institutions, and social settings through readings, electronic media, videos, and hands-on projects. Students will observe how Hip Hop is not only a source of entertainment, but also a medium that analyzes and/or provides commentary regarding social, economic, political and cultural issues dealing either with cultural identity, misogyny, racism, classism, materialism, freedom of speech or freedom of sexuality.

MUSIC-119 section 2408
August 11 - December 15, 2017
M W, 9:30 - 10:50 am, M-127

MUSIC-119 section 2408
August 11 - December 15, 2017
T TH, 2:00 - 3:20 pm, M-127

History of California

Discover the history behind what makes California one of the most culturally diverse and fascinating places in the world. California has the sixth largest economy in the world, driving incredible technological growth and global cultural change throughout history. Be prepared to not only learn life-long analytical and writing skills but also to nail California history while watching 'Jeopardy'. This class is interactive, hands on and above all, fun!

HIST-124 section 9474
August 11 - December 15, 2017
Th, 4:00 - 6:50 pm, W-221, San Ramon Campus

The Bible As Literature

The class will be a special opportunity to revisit, return to, and discuss a canonical document that has had great impact in the world, especially in the development of Western culture and ideas. Students will read the Bible as literature, studying the historical, intellectual, and spiritual environments in which the texts were composed. Major themes and characters will be given close attention. Yet the stress of the course is not on religion per se, but on the literary and historical value of the Bible. All faiths, backgrounds, and students are welcome; all faith traditions will be respected as we study the Bible and engage in open discussion of both scholarly and faith-based perspectives.

ENGL- 172 section 9178
August 11 - December 15, 2017
T, 6:00 – 8:50 pm, W-220, San Ramon Campus