Child Development and Psychology
This course examines the major physical, psychosocial, and cognitive/language developmental
milestones for children, both typical and atypical, from conception through adolescence.
Emphasis is on the principal theories and research methodologies supporting the understanding
of child development.
TRANSFERS TO UC/CSU and meets DVC AND IGETC GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS.
Child, Family, and Community
An introduction to the issues involved in early childhood education related to the
entire learning environment of a child with emphasis on the family and community.
Examination of the impact of family systems and culture on children's development
will occur. Study of community and society as it impacts the family and the child
with an introduction to community resources available to support contemporary family
life. C-ID CDEV 110, CSU
Developmentally Appropriate Practice for Infants and Toddlers
This course applies current theory and research to the care and education of infants
and toddlers in group settings. It examines essential policies, principles and practices
that lead to quality care and developmentally appropriate curriculum for children
birth to 36 months, including elements of responsive environments and collaboration
with families. CSU
History of the United States before 1865
This course traces the ideology of freedom through the early history of the United States of America. Special concern is given to the paradoxes of slavery, genocide, and debt as key mechanisms for the economic growth and political power that drove the United States to later global prominence. The differing perspectives of the diverse sectors of American society (gender, class, ethnicity, religion) will be highlighted and analyzed. Course format will emphasize student discussion of early American documents and modern feature films.
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
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
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