Spring 2018: courses to consider

Foreign Languages at DVC

Are you looking for a class to take this spring? Register for a foreign language course - DVC offers 9 different languages! Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Russian, and Spanish. Below are a list of open courses.

Arabic 121 section 8006
Second Term Arabic
January 20 - May 25, 2018
MW, 7:00 – 9:50 pm, BFL-111

Chinese 121 section 1150
Second Term Mandarin Chinese
January 20 - May 25, 2018
MW, 11:00 – 12:15 pm, BFL-207
TTH, 11:00 – 11:50 pm, BFL-207

French 121 section 1305
Second Term French
January 20 - May 25, 2018
MW, 12:30 – 1:45 pm, BFL-111
TTH, 12:30 – 1:20 pm, BFL-111

Japanese 120 section 1326
First Term Japanese
January 20 - May 25, 2018
MW, 9:30 – 10:45 am, BFL-205
TTH, 9:30 – 10:20 am, BFL-205

Japanese 120 section 1358
First Term Japanese
January 20 - May 25, 2018
TTH, 2:00 – 4:15 pm, H-113

Spanish 120 section 8099
First Term Spanish
January 20 - May 25, 2018
TTH, 4:00 – 6:15 pm, BFL-209

Spanish 121 section 1092
Second Term Spanish
January 20 - May 25, 2018
MW, 9:30 – 10:45 am, BFL-212
TTH, 9:30 – 10:20 am, BFL-212

Spanish 121 section 8354
Second Term Spanish
January 20 - May 25, 2018
TTH, 2:00 – 4:15 pm, BFL-212

Spanish 121 section 8363
Second Term Spanish
January 20 - May 25, 2018
MW, 7:00 – 9:15 pm, BFL-212

Explore Health Careers - Learning Community

Health careers spring courses are a two-course program (Medical Terminology, Introduction to Health Careers) designed to help students explore different health care careers.

Class activities allow students to explore their healthcare specialty of interest while offering them a foundational understanding of healthcare systems, processes, culture, ethics, and integrated professions. Students will receive required certifications in medical areas such as HIPPA and Universal Precautions Procedures.

Students will also have the opportunity to visit local healthcare facilities and guest speakers from specialty areas. Course content is thoughtfully chosen and introduced to replicate trending healthcare practices and current standards so as to prepare students to excel in educational tracts and professional environments specific to healthcare.

HSCI-100 section 8727
Introduction to Health Care Careers

January 20 - May 25, 2018
TH, 7:00 – 9:50 pm, LHS-212

HSCI-128 section 8927
Medical Terminology
January 20 - May 25, 2018
TH, 4:00 – 6:50 pm, LHS-212

Foreign languages at DVC

Are you looking for a class to take this spring? Register for a foreign language course - DVC offers 9 different languages! Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Russian, and Spanish.

Foreign language degrees and certificates are also available!

Associate in Arts Degrees in:
• Mandarin Chinese
• French
• Italian
• Japanese
• Spanish

Associate in Arts Degrees for transfer in:
• Spanish

Certificates of Achievement in:
• Mandarin Chinese
• French
• German
• Italian
• Japanese
• Russian
• Spanish

For more information, visit DVC Foreign Language Department.

Child Development and Psychology

Have fun learning about child development while taking this UC/CSU Transferable course! Also, meets DVC General Education and IGETC.
This course examines the major physical, psychosocial, and cognitive/language developmental milestones for children, from conception through adolescence. Emphasis is on the principal theories and research supporting the understanding of child development. 

ECE-124 section 8521
Child Development and Psychology (3 units)

January 20 - May 25, 2018
M, 6:30-9:20 pm, LA-220 (only one day a week)

For more information, contact Janet Mason, Ph.D. 

Music: Jazz Studies at DVC

MUSIC-118 section 1254
History of Jazz  (3 units)
January 20 - May 25, 2018
MW, 11:00-12:20 pm, M-101
Listen to America’s original art form! Hear jazz masters swing their stories across decades of social and musical transformation. 

MUSIC-127 section 1392
Jazz Theory and Improvisation (2 units)
January 20 - May 25, 2018
TTH, 11:00-12:20 pm, M-104
This is an introductory course to the study of jazz theory with special emphasis upon spontaneous improvisation. 

MUSIC-128 section 1494
Jazz Theory and Improvisation II (2 units)
January 20 - May 25, 2018
TTH, 11:00-12:20 pm, M-104
This is an intermediate course to the study of jazz theory with special emphasis upon spontaneous improvisation. 

MUSIC-136 section 1365
Jazz Ensemble  (1 unit)

January 20 - May 25, 2018
T, 12:30-1:45 pm, M-104
TH, 12:30-2:45 pm, M-104
This big band focuses upon instrumental material from past masters and contemporary music writers. 

MUSIC-137 section 1410
Jazz Combos (1-2 units)
January 20 - May 25, 2018
MW, 12:30-1:50 pm, M-104
Small groups focus upon solid groove, dynamic interplay and extended improvisation. 

For more information, contact Dr. Matt Zebley

The Middle Ages and Renaissance

This exciting 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.

HUMAN-111 section 5195
The Middle Ages and Renaissance 
(3 units)
January 20 - May 25, 2018
Course is an online hybrid class. 
Two face-to-face meetings: January 22 and May 21.

For more information, contact Jackie Halm.

View HUMAN-111 flyer

Music: Hip Hop at DVC

MUSIC-119 section 2607
History of Hip Hop Music and Culture (3 units)
January 20 - May 25, 2018
MW, 2:00-3:20 pm, M-125

MUSIC-119 section 2603
History of Hip Hop Music and Culture (3 units)
January 20 - May 25, 2018
TTH, 2:00-3:20 pm, M-127

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-109 section 8043
Live Music Production and Stagecraft I (1 units)
January 20 - May 25, 2018
W, 4:00-7:10 pm, M-104
New class and ensemble first of its kind here at DVC: we will develop original songs with Social Messages. Live-show production experience. Practical applications of stage processes from load-in to load-out, including basic stagecraft, live sound, and light engineering will be presented. Guest artists and industry experts will be featured. 

MUSIC-209 section 18093
Jazz Theory and Improvisation II (2 units)
January 20 - May 25, 2018
W, 4:00-7:10 pm, M-104
New class and ensemble first of its kind here at DVC: we will develop original songs with Social Messages. Live-show production experience. Practical applications of stage processes from load-in to load-out, including basic stagecraft, live sound, and light engineering will be presented. Guest artists and industry experts will be featured.

For more information, contact Dr. Terence Elliott

English and History Learning Community at the San Ramon Campus

Two options: MW, 9:30 am - 12:20 pm or MW 11:00am - 1:50pm, E-229, San Ramon Campus

These linked sections form an integrated learning community, with shared texts and complementary assignments.  (In both classes we’ll be reading a graphic novel about immigration and a history of the Wonder Woman comic.) The Learning Community is designed to facilitate a deeper learning experience for students than taking the classes separately. It is open to any student needing these two courses, but you must register for both English and history.

Two options: 

ENGL-122 section 9099
Freshman English: Composition and Reading
January 20 - May 25, 2018
MW 9:30-10:50am, E-229
linked with HIST-121 section 9022
History of the United States after 1865
January 20 - May 25, 2018
MW 11:00am -12:20pm, E-229

 or

ENGL-122 section 9025
Freshman English: Composition and Reading
January 20 - May 25, 2018
MW 12:30-1:50pm, E-229

linked with

HIST-121 section 9023
History of the United States after 1865
January 20 - May 25, 2018
MW 11:00am -12:20pm, E-229

For more information, contact Bridgitte Schaffer or Chuck Shackett.

World History to 1500 at the San Ramon Campus

We’ll explore the societies, literatures, religions, and politics of ancient Egypt, Classical India and China, the medieval Islamic world, and Mesoamerica, and discover how they have shaped the world in which we live today!  This course fulfills requirements for transfer to both CSU and UC, and for the AA-T in History. 

HIST-180 section 9078
World History to 1500 (3 units)
January 20 - May 25, 2018
Hybrid class with a single face-to-face meeting on January 25.

HIST-180 section 9076
World History to 1500 (3 units)
Late-start class: February 5 - May 25, 2018
M, 5:30-9:00pm, W-219, San Ramon Campus

For more information, contact Bridgitte Schaffer.