Spring 2017: courses to consider

The following courses still have room available. Special registration code may be needed to enroll after start date. Contact instructor for more information.

First Term Mandarin Chinese

This beginning Chinese course emphasizes the development of language skills for listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Pronunciation drills, sentence pattern analysis, and character reading and writing will be introduced. Aspects of Chinese culture will be discussed. CSU, UC

CHIN 120 section 3069

January 21 - May 26, 2017

M W,  12:30 - 1:45 p.m., BFL-207
T TH, 12:30 - 1:20 p.m., BFL-207


CHIN 120 section 8080

January 21 - May 26, 2017

M W,  4:00 - 6:45 p.m., BFL-207

Second Term Mandarin Chinese

A continuation of CHIN-120 for verbal and written purposes. Use of original Chinese characters is introduced at the sentence and the paragraph level. Students will be familiarized with both simplified and original writing systems. Cultural topics may include education, family, and daily life. Writing skills will be emphasized. The proficiency level should develop to a basic survival level. CSU, UC

CHIN 121 section 1150

January 21 - May 26, 2017

M W,  11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., BFL-207
T TH, 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m., BFL-207

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.

UC/CSU transferable course

ECE 124 section 1472

January 21 - May 26, 2017

T Th, 9:30 - 10:50 a.m., H-110

This course applies towards IGETC and DVC GE requirements.

Learn about world literature and cultures!

We will explore selected works of literature from around the world from the seventeenth century to the present day in English or English translations, from Immanuel Kant’s “What is Enlightenment” to Ama Ata Aidoo’s “Two Sisters.”

ENGL 273 section 2151

January 21 - May 26, 2017

M W, 12:30 - 1:50 p.m., H-105

This course is transferrable to CSU and UC, applies towards DVC GE and IGETC requirements, is a core course for the English A.A degree, and articulates with  SFSU CWL 230.

Questions? Contact Jeannie Chiu at jchiu@dvc.edu

The Roots of Hell

This course presents an introduction to humanities focused on the theme of hell. Integrating literature, philosophy, the visual arts, music, and film from international sources, students will explore themes such as guilt and responsibility, trial and redemption, and life after death from a variety of cultures. CSU, UC

HUMAN 108 section 1062

January 21 - May 26, 2017

F, 12:00 - 2:50 p.m., H-107

The Middle Ages and Renaissance

This course presents an introduction to humanities in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Integrating the visual arts, music, literature, drama, architecture, philosophy, religion, science, technology, and history, students will explore creative works and ideas from the end of the Roman period to the end of the Renaissance. CSU, UC

HUMAN 111 section 1041

February 6 - May 24, 2017

M W, 2- 3:35 p.m., H-107

The Arts and Culture of Asia

This course presents an introduction to the humanities in Asia. Integrating the visual arts, music, literature, drama, architecture, philosophy, religion, science, technology, and history, students will explore creative works and ideas from a variety of Asian cultures. Focus on modern India, China, Iran and Japan. International students are welcome. 

HUMAN 116 section 1286

January 21 - May 26, 2017

T TH, 8:00 - 9:20 a.m., H-107

This course applies towards IGETC and DVC GE requirements.

Contact instructor for add code: jhalm@dvc.edu

The Humanities in American Popular Culture

This is an introductory humanities course studying American popular culture: arts, entertainment, myths, the heroic tradition, and symbols. CSU, UC

HUMAN 123 section 1048

January 21 - May 26, 2017

M W, 9:30 - 10:50 a.m., H-109

New Storytelling Class

An introduction to storytelling designed to develop skills as storytellers in the library, classroom, home, and other settings. The class will survey various types and formats of storytelling and provide practical experience in presenting and evaluating stories. CSU

LT 111 section 8010

February 28 - May 23, 2017

T, 6 - 8:50 p.m., L-100

The instructor, Amanda Choi is a children's librarian at San Jose Public Library, a member of SJPL's Early Education Advisory committee, active in the Assoc. of Library Services to Children, an experienced teacher and storyteller who is proud to have cut her storytime teeth bringing her own two daughters to countless story and circle times at their library and school.

Develop skills as a storyteller in the library, classroom, home and other settings.

For questions contact Andy Kivel at akivel@dvc.edu or visit the DVC Library Technology Program.

Introduction to Philosophy

This course carefully and critically examines the most basic of human beliefs. Logic, epistemology, metaphysics, value theory (ethics and aesthetics), and philosophy of religion are explored at an introductory level. The vocabulary of philosophy and techniques of inquiry are included. C-ID PHIL 100, CSU, UC

PHILO 120 section 1093

January 21 - May 26, 2017

T TH, 9:30 - 10:50 a.m., H-109

Introduction to Philosophy

This course carefully and critically examines the most basic of human beliefs. Logic, epistemology, metaphysics, value theory (ethics and aesthetics), and philosophy of religion are explored at an introductory level. The vocabulary of philosophy and techniques of inquiry are included. C-ID PHIL 100, CSU, UC

PHILO 120 section 8028

January 21 - May 26, 2017

T, 7:00 - 9:50 p.m., H-107

Logic and Critical Thinking

This course introduces students to the principles of inductive and deductive inference and their practical applications in everyday situations such as problem solving and evaluation of arguments. The uses of language, formal and informal fallacies, syllogistic argument forms and scientific method will be examined. Additional emphasis is placed on developing the ability to integrate the principles of critical thinking with the techniques of effective written argument. C-ID PHIL 110, CSU, UC 

PHILO 130 section 8077

January 21 - May 26, 2017

M, 4:00 - 6:50 p.m., H-108