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Community Education classes for the lifelong learner

DVC's Emeritus program offers interest-based classes for all adults to enrich their educational experience, expand their knowledge base and learn without the hassle of homework and tests.

Click on your favorite category(s) below to see our spring 2016 courses or view a PDF version of our brochure.Once you are ready, complete our registration form.

Art and Music

Environmental Science

Food and Wine

Health and Fitness

History

Languages

Literature and Writing

Politics, Religion and Philosophy

Special Events

Tours and Travel

Call 925-969-4316, email emeritus@dvc.edu or mail in your registration form to register. 


Donations

If you would like to help support us, please make a donation to the DVC Foundation for Emeritus:  Donations are tax deductible.  Checks should be made out to: DVC Foundation with a note indicating Emeritus.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated and will allow us to continue providing quality, affordable classes to the local community.


Contact Us

Telephone: 925-969-4316

Email: emeritus@dvc.edu

Mailing Address:

Diablo Valley College
Attn: Emeritus
321 Golf Club Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

 

Please note that our office is closed on Fridays.


 

 

Spring Special Events

Class #1:  Bill Garrett, PhD, presents The Human/Dog Story: A Tail with a Heart.  Saturday, April 30, 12:30-3:30p.m., $20, Raffle tickets for sale!

Class #2:  The Spirit of Asia: In Pursuit of Education - DVC Professor Katrina Keating and her husband, Photographer and Professor, Tadashi Tsuchida present photographs and discuss their book, No Lunch, No Money, No Rice.  Saturday, March 12, 3:30-5:30p.m.

Join us on a trip to Cuba! Click the link for more information and a complete itinerary.

 

Art and Music

Class # Class Name   Location   Day   Date(s)      
  Time
  Instructor
  Fee
3 History of the American Musical: The Jazz Age                                          DVC   Monday   2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29   4-5:30p.m.   Chris Vettel, MA   $60
4 History of the American Musical: The Golden Age (1940s-1960s)   DVC   Monday   3/7, 3/14, 3/28, 4/4   4-5:30p.m.   Chris Vettel, MA   $60
5 History of the American Musical: The Times They Are A-Changing (1960s-1980s)  

DVC

  Monday   4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2   4-5:30p.m.   Chris Vettel, MA   $60
6 History of the American Musical: New Voices (1980s-2015)   DVC   Monday   5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 6/6   4-5:30p.m.  

Chris Vettel, MA

 

$60

7 Musical Theater Performance I   DVC   Monday   2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14   6-7:30p.m.   Chris Vettel, MA   $80
8 Musical Theater Performance II   DVC   Monday   4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16   6-7:30p.m.   Chris Vettel, MA   $80
9 Introduction to Zentangle®   Rossmoor   Tuesday   2/16, 2/23   2-4p.m.   Georgianna Klein, PhD   $30 plus materials fee of $12
10 Classical Music Inspired by Nature   Rossmoor   Tuesday   5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7   10a.m.-noon   Steven Lowe   $50
11 The History and Music Behind the San Francisco Symphony   Rossmoor   Wednesday   3/9   10a.m.-noon   Irwin Tallarico   $20
12 Reel to Real: A Creative Film Forum   Rossmoor   Wednesday   4/6, 4/13, 4/20   10a.m.-12:30p.m.   Lynne Thorner, MAH   $40
13 Introduction to Zentangle®   DVC   Wednesday   5/4, 5/11   6-8p.m.   Judy Bastin   $30 plus materials fee of $12

Call 925-969-4316, email emeritus@dvc.edu or mail in your registration form to register.  Online registration coming soon!    See more categories.                                                    


 

 

 Environmental Science

Class # Class Name           Location    Day    Date(s)    Time    Instructor    Fee
14 Geology of Yosemite National Park   JFK   Monday   4/25   12:30-3:30p.m.   John Karachewski   $25

   15

Central San Citizen's Academy -The other water: How used water gains new life                      

  On site, Martinez   Tuesday   4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26(12:30-3p.m.) 5/3, 5/10   6-8:30p.m.   Please call 925-229-7390 to register   Free

 Call 925-969-4316, email emeritus@dvc.edu or mail in your registration form to register.  Online registration coming soon!     See more categories.


 

 

 Food and Wine

Class # Class Name    Location    Day    Date(s)    Time    Instructor    Fee 
16 Poached Pear and Chocolate Trifle   DVC   Saturday    2/13   1-3p.m.   Chef Masumi Kodama   $30
17 Japanese Cuisine: Sushi and Tempura   DVC   Saturday   3/12   1-3p.m.   Chef Masumi Kodama   $30
18 Quick Breads   DVC   Saturday   4/16   1-3p.m.   Chef Masumi Kodama   $30
19 Gluten Free Cakes   DVC   Saturday   5/7   1-3p.m.   Chef Masumi Kodama   $30
20 Wente Vineyards: Wine and Cheese Pairing   on site, Livermore   Saturday   5/14   11a.m.-12:30p.m.   Wente Expert   $65

Call 925-969-4316, email emeritus@dvc.edu or mail in your registration form to register.  Online registration coming soon!     See more categories.


 

 

Health and Fitness

Class # Class Name   Location 
   Day    Date(s)    Time    Instructor    Fee
21 Fit After Fifty   DVC   Mondays Wednesdays Fridays   Begins Feb. 1 and ends on May 25 - 45 sessions, open enrollment        6:30-7:30a.m.   Peter Corona, PhD   $135 for all 45 classes, prorated based on start date
22 Living with Diabetes   JFK   Tuesday   2/23   1-3p.m.   Janet Franklin, RD     $20
23 Consumer Beware: Food Products Could be Hazardous to your Health                              JFK   Tuesday   3/1   1-3p.m.   Janet Franklin, RD     $20
24 Healthy Aging: Lifestyle Matters   JFK   Tuesday   3/8   1-3p.m.   Janet Franklin, RD     $20
25 Sugar: What's the Buzz?   JFK   Tuesday   3/15   1-3p.m.   Janet Franklin, RD     $20
26 Healthy Eating: What Does the Latest Research Say?   JFK   Tuesday   3/22   1-3p.m.   Janet Franklin, RD     $20
27 Healthy Eating: Strategies for One   JFK   Tuesday   3/29   1-3p.m.   Janet Franklin, RD     $20
28 Moving Meditation: Session I   JFK   Tuesday   2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15   10-11:30a.m.   Shaolin Temple Instructor     $72
29 Moving Meditation: Session II   JFK   Tuesday   3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26   10-11:30a.m.   Shaolin Temple Instructor     $72
30 Moving Meditation: Session III   JFK   Tuesday   5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7   10-11:30a.m.   Shaolin Temple Instructor     $72
31 Yoga   DVC   Friday   2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 4/1, 4/8   12-1p.m.   Jo Nash    $40
32 Modern Jazz   DVC   Friday   4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20   12-1:15p.m.   Jo Nash   $48

Call 925-969-4316, email emeritus@dvc.edu or mail in your registration form to register.  Online registration coming soon!     See more categories.


 

 

History

Class # Class Name    Location    Day    Date(s)    Time    Instructor    Fee
33 The Age of Reform: From 1250-1550   JFK   Monday   5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 6/6, 6/13   1-3p.m.   Gay Joyce, MA   $72
34 Jews, Slaves and the Slave Trade: Myths and Realities   Rossmoor   Tuesday   5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14   2-4p.m.   Ken Blady   $72
35 From Peddlers to Merchant Princes: The German Jewish Immigration Experience   Rossmoor   Thursday   2/18, 2/25, 3/10, 3/17, 3/31, 4/7   10a.m.-noon   Ken Blady   $72
36 History of the Jews of France   Rossmoor   Thursday   3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 5/5, 5/12   3:30-5:30p.m.   Ken Blady   $72
37 FDR: Founding of the American Empire   DVC   Friday   4/22   10a.m.-noon   Arthur Scott, ABD   $20

Call 925-969-4316, email emeritus@dvc.edu or mail in your registration form to register.  Online registration coming soon!     See more categories.


 

 

Languages

Class # Class Name    Location    Day    Date(s)    Time    Instructor    Fee
38 Italian for Travelers   JFK   Tuesday   3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5   10a.m.-noon   Lucia Falcone   $72
39 Spanish for Travelers   JFK   Tuesday   3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3   10a.m.-noon   Charlotte Taylor, BA   $72
40 Conversational French   JFK   Thursday   2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17   10a.m.-noon   Debra Moll, MA   $72

Call 925-969-4316, email emeritus@dvc.edu or mail in your registration form to register.  Online registration coming soon!     See more categories.


 

 

Literature and Writing

Class # Class Name    Location    Day    Date(s)    Time    Instructor    Fee
41

Witches, Kings and Blood: Macbeth in Film

  JFK   Monday   5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23   10a.m-noon   Bill Harlan, EdD   $50
42 Writing for Writers   JFK   Monday   3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18   12-2p.m.   Camille Minichino, PhD   $72
43 James Joyce's Dubliners: A Short Story Portrait of a City   JFK   Wednesday   2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16   1-3:30p.m.   Michael Walensky, PhD   $58
44 Who Really Wrote Shakespeare's Plays?   JFK   Wednesday   3/2   10a.m.-noon   Bill Harlan, EdD   $20
45 What Really Happens in Hamlet?   JFK   Wednesday   4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18   10a.m.-noon   Bill Harlan, PhD   $50

Call 925-969-4316, email emeritus@dvc.edu or mail in your registration form to register.  Online registration coming soon!     See more categories.


 

 

Politics, Religion and Philosophy

Class # Class Name    Location    Day    Date(s)    Time    Instructor    Fee
46 God in the 21st Century   JFK   Monday   3/7, 3/14, 3/21   1-3p.m.   Isabella Price, MA  

$40

47 Islam: A Religion of the Sword?   JFK   Monday   5/9, 5/16   1-3p.m.   Isabella Price, MA   $30
48 Jewish Expressions on Jesus   Rossmoor   Tuesday   3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5   2-4p.m.   Ken Blady   $72
49 Muhammed: Statesman/Politician/Mystic   DVC    Friday   3/18   10a.m.-noon   Arthur Scott, ABD    $20
50 Middle and Near East in the Next Decade: 1st Analytical Projection   JFK   Friday   2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25   10a.m.-noon   Ismail Agayev, PhD   $62
51 ISIS: Historical and Religious Foundations   DVC   Friday   3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15   1:30-3:30p.m.   Bill Garrett, PhD   $72
52 Russia, Ukraine and Other Post-Soviet States: 2nd Analytical Projection   JFK    Friday   4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29   10a.m.-noon   Ismail Agayev, PhD   $62
53 A Problem from Hell: Genocide in the 21st Century    DVC   Friday   4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3   1:30-3:30p.m.   Bill Garrett, PhD   $72
54 Within Islam: History, Ideology, 21st Century Confrontations   JFK    Friday   5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27   10a.m.-noon   Ismail Agayev, PhD    $50

Call 925-969-4316, email emeritus@dvc.edu or mail in your registration form to register.  Online registration coming soon!     See more categories.


 

 

Tours and Travel

Class # Class Name    Location    Day    Date(s)    Time    Instructor    Fee
55 Central Contra Costa Sanitary District Treatment Plant Tour (this tour is being offered outside of the 6-week class)   On site, Martinez   Tuesday   3/1   1-3p.m.   Central San Employee   $25
56 Cuba Travelogue   JFK   Saturday   2/20   1-2p.m.   Jo Mele   $5
N/A Trip to Cuba!   Please see flyer for more information                    

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