Courses to Consider

Check out these new courses at DVC starting in fall 2019!

Digital Marketing

  • Digital Marketing Fundamentals (BUSMK-259) 3 Units, August 26 - October 18

This course explores the rapidly evolving world of digital marketing and how it is reshaping the way businesses and brands engage their customers. A detailed understanding of digital marketing concepts, tools, tactics, and strategies will be covered. Students will also create an integrated digital marketing campaign.

  • Social Media Marketing (BUSMK-260) 3 Units, August 26 - October 18

This interactive course provides a thorough grounding in all facets of social media marketing. The development of a social media strategy, building a target audience profile, choosing appropriate social media platforms, crafting engaging social media content, and creating an effective social media marketing plan will be covered. Emphasis is placed on fostering effective collaboration, demonstrating tactical execution, and monitoring social media.

  • Digital Marketing Analytics (BUSMK-261) 3 Units, October 21 - December 15

This course applies analytical tools to translate business intelligence into structured content that helps firms improve Internet marketing results. Students will use various web-analytical software tools to compare search engine formats, social media use, geo-location analysis, and mobile digital analytics. Familiarity with strategic operations of web analytics and the technologies used in these business functions will be explored.

  • Content Marketing (BUSMK-262) 3 Units, October 21 - December 15

This course covers strategic approaches to content creation, management, and distribution for use across multiple platforms to help support an organization’s brand. Developing a content marketing strategy and plan, creating compelling content, and monitoring content performance will be emphasized.

Learn more about the new certificate of achievement in digital marketing.

Mandarin Chinese

  • CHIN-120 First Term Mandarin Chinese (CHIN-120) 5 units, August 26 – December 15

Note: This course is equivalent to two years of high school study.
New time: Monday/Wednesday 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm, and Tuesday/Thursday 6:45 pm to 9:15 pm

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. This course is designed for beginners to learn Pinyin and Simplify Chinese characters. Aspects of Chinese culture will also be discussed. CSU, UC

  • CHIN-121 Second Term Mandarin Chinese (CHIN-121) 5 units, August 26 – December 15

Prerequisite: CHIN-120 or two years of high school study, or equivalent
Note: Students may meet equivalency in a variety of ways. To determine equivalency, students should seek assistance at Admissions and Records.
New time: Monday/Wednesday 6:45 pm to 9:15 pm

This is the second course in a sequence of Mandarin Chinese language courses. The course continues skill building in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in the Mandarin Chinese language. The expansion of vocabulary (characters) and more advanced communicative functions and structures, as well as a deeper examination of the cultures of Mandarin Chinese-speaking countries are emphasized. Students may use either of the Chinese writing systems to develop their knowledge and ability. CSU, UC

  • CHIN-220 Third Term Mandarin Chinese (CHIN 220) 5 units, August 26 – December 15

Prerequisite: CHIN-121 or three years of high school study, or equivalent
Note: Students may meet equivalency in a variety of ways. To determine equivalency, students should seek assistance at Admissions and Records.
New time: Monday/Wednesday 6:45 pm to 9:15 pm

This is the third course in a sequence of Mandarin Chinese language courses. Students will learn to develop fluency in understanding, speaking, reading and writing Chinese. The uses of the six basic functional components of the Chinese sentence are expanded and new vocabulary and idiomatic expressions are introduced. Selected readings about Chinese culture and literature will be explored. This course is taught entirely in original Chinese characters, and students may use either of the Chinese writing systems to develop their knowledge and ability. CSU, UC

  • CHIN-221 Fourth Term Mandarin Chinese (CHIN 221) 5 units, August 26 – December 15

Prerequisite: CHIN-220 or four years of high school study, or equivalent.
Note: Students may meet equivalency in a variety of ways. To determine equivalency, students should seek assistance at Admissions and Records.
New time: Monday/Wednesday 6:45 pm to 9:15 pm

This is the fourth course in a sequence of Mandarin Chinese language courses. Students will be able to develop fluency in all aspects of the Chinese language with particular attention to literary forms as reflected in the contemporary Chinese world. This course reviews grammar and develops reading and writing skills in Chinese. Passages from Chinese literature and readings about Chinese culture will be studied. Computer skills in Chinese will be introduced. Students may use either of the Chinese writing systems to develop their knowledge and ability. CSU, UC

Chinese Tutors Training

  • CHIN-299 Student Instructional Assistant (CHIN 299) August 26 – December 15

Applications must be approved through the Instruction Office. Students must be supervised by a DVC instructor. Students will work as instructional assistants, lab assistants and research assistants in this department. The instructional assistants will function as group discussion leaders, meet and assist students with problems and projects, or help instructors by setting up laboratory or demonstration apparatus. Students may not assist in course sections in which they are currently enrolled. CSU

For questions, please contact Professor Sheree Lin

Geography

  • Drone Remote Sensing and Mapping (GEOG-165) 3 Units, September 5 - December 15

This course introduces Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) operations, data acquisition, and data processing techniques. Topics include UAS safety procedures, air space restrictions, flight mission planning, and data processing. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and the requirements for obtaining UAS pilot certification are presented. the laboratory component of the course will offer students experience with UAS flight operations, data processing, and analysis. CSU

Learn more about the Geographic Information Systems Department

Political Science

  • Model United Nations (POLSC-252) 3 Units, August 26 - December 15

This class will provide an in depth analysis of the strategies and structures of the United Nations and its specialized agencies and convene model United Nations meetings. There will be discussions on and examination of major crises in the world such as the environment, immigration, globalization and fighting against international terrorism and the involvement of the United Nations to deal with them.

Learn more about the new associate in arts for transfer degree in political science.

Short-term courses at the DVC San Ramon Campus:

Administration of Justice

  • Criminal Law (ADJUS-121) 3 Units, October 22 – December 12

This course presents the historical development and philosophy of American law, statutory law, including classifications, definitions and legality, case and constitutional law as it applies to situations and individuals in the justice system, and methodology and concepts of law and their role as a social force. The course emphasizes California criminal statutes. This course lasts 8 weeks. Half of the course content is online and half is in person, at the San Ramon Campus of DVC.

Art History

  • History of Medieval and Renaissance Art (ARTHS-196) 3 Units, October 22 – December 13

The course presents the history of Western art from the Early Christian Period through the Renaissance. Stylistic changes are related to significant social and cultural changes. Consideration is given to the changing role of the artist, socially, culturally, and within patronage systems. This course lasts 8 weeks.  Half of the course content is online and half is in person, at the San Ramon Campus of DVC.

History

  • History of the United States before 1865 (HIST-120) 3 Units, August 26 - October 16

This course presents a multicultural history of the United States before 1865. Students will explore social, political, cultural and economic experiences and contributions of African American, Asian American, European American, Latino/a American, and Native American men and women in the development of United States society. The origins, nature, and impact of the U.S. Constitution on United States history before 1865 including the political philosophies of the framers, the operation of political institutions, and the rights and obligations of citizens will also be covered.  This course lasts 8 weeks.  Half of the course content is online and half is in person, at the San Ramon Campus of DVC.  Paired with HIST 121 Section 9373, students can thus complete both halves of US History in one semester.

  • History of the United States after 1865 (HIST-121) 3 Units, October 21 - December 11

This course presents a multicultural history of the United States from 1865 to present. Students will explore social, political, cultural, and economic factors in the development of United States' society. Topics will include the operation and the continuing evolution of local, state and federal governments under the U.S. and California constitutions and the experiences of groups from diverse backgrounds such as European Americans, Asian Americans, African Americans, Native Americans and Latino/a Americans. The growing international role of the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present will also be examined.  This course lasts 8 weeks.  Half of the course content is online and half is in person, at the San Ramon Campus of DVC.  Paired with HIST 120 Section 9059, students can thus complete both halves of US History in one semester.

Humanities

  • Introduction to Humanities: Arts and Ideas (HUMAN-105) 3 Units, August 27 – October 17

This is a non-chronological course that introduces students to the integration of creative arts and the world of ideas. Students will learn to analyze, interpret, and relate masterworks selected from literature, music, drama, painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, dance, and film, to trends in philosophy, religion and scientific thought. Works from diverse global cultures may be selected from throughout the various ages of history. Emphasis is placed on the student's personal interaction with human creative expression.  This course last 8 weeks and meets at the San Ramon Campus of DVC.

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