Late Start and Recently Added Classes at DVC

Many late-start and short-term classes begin throughout the term. Check below for a list of classes available at DVC in spring 2021! 

Classes are offered throughout the term.

All Late Start Courses

*Note: Most spring 2021 classes in both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon will be taught by remote instruction. Please see class schedule for more details. Most student services will also be offered remotely.

Course Name Section Course Title Days Start Date End Date
COUNS-095 7108 Educational Planning   5/15/21 5/15/21
COUNS-095 7166 Educational Planning   5/12/21 5/12/21
COUNS-095 7173 Educational Planning   5/15/21 5/15/21
COUNS-095 7179 Educational Planning   5/18/21 5/18/21
COUNS-095 7180 Educational Planning   5/20/21 5/21/21
COUNS-095 9007 Educational Planning TTH 5/11/21 5/13/21
COUNS-096 7006 Orientation for Student-Athletes Student-Athletes MTWTH 5/17/21 5/20/21
DENTL-120 3458 Orientation to the Dental Assisting Program TH F 5/13/21 5/21/21
KNICA-098 8701 Intercollegiate Pre-Participation Orientation MTWTH 5/17/21 5/20/21
Late Start Class Showcase

History of Baroque to 20th Century Art

ARTHS-197-1163

Visit romantic utopias, bloody battlefields, and houses of ill-repute! Meet doomed royalty, revolutionary heroes, and lots of nudes! Witness amazing inventions, nightmare visions, and zany behavior! Satisfies both major and CSU GE/IGETC general education requirements. Questions? Contact Hannah Tandeta, htandeta@dvc.edu.

Introduction to Business

BUS-109-9247

How do you start your own business? Can I invest in the Stock Market? Is advertising different from marketing? Join us for Introduction to Business and get answers to these questions and more.

Introduction to Business is an ideal course for ALL students and ALL majors, focusing on basic business principles and theory. Topics include Ethics, International Business, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management and Marketing.

Loann Winkler, Business 109 instructor

Multicultural Perspectives of American Theatre

DRAMA-142-5167

What do Hamilton, Crazy Horse, and Vietnam have in common? These are all subjects of play written by contemporary Latinx, Native, and Vietnamese American playwrights. This class looks at the diversity of contemporary American Theatre through the voices of those whose stories have not been heard. Read plays and watch videos (all readings and videos are at no cost to you!), discuss on online forums including making your own video comments and seeing your peers on Flip Grid, and engage in some creativity using your own voice! 

I am inspired by the playwrights, spoken word artists, and poets of our beautifully diverse country. You are part of that diversity and we will be watching a project of my own [dreamer] project: an Undocuplay, that shows the stories of undocumented college students in California. What is your story?  

Directing Yourself: Creating Original Work for the Stage

DRAMA-155DY-5567

Storytellers have had the power to move hearts and minds since the dawn of time – now’s the time for you to tell your stories! DRAMA 155DY-5567 Directing Yourself: Creating Original Work for the Stage will help you do just that. Join the amazing company of artists that make us laugh, make us cry, and help make the world a better place by writing original work and sharing their vision. You will write and direct your own work, and share in the work of others. Your stories are unique – come share them with us. If you have any questions about the class, please email me at bmcbrien@dvc.edu. Looking forward to working with you!

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Introduction to Musical Theater

DRAMA-170-4700

Come sing your troubles away! Intro to Musical Theater is a performance class that teaches how to combine the skills of singing, dancing, and acting in the presentation of a song from musical theater. Students will learn and integrate acting, movement, and singing to create a believable character on stage. A wide variety of musical theater styles and historical periods will be covered.

First-Year College Composition and Reading

ENGL-122-9213

Clear and effective communication is key in all parts of our lives. And now more than ever with the changes that our country has gone through in the past year, the ability to express clearly what we need and want seems crucial.

We welcome you to this 12-week version of English 122, where we’ll learn to organize and present information in a way that people can fully understand and appreciate—and that has a social impact. We will use only two books: one is a reader with eight short chapters focusing on sentence and grammar skills followed by ten excellent readings; and the second is a highly praised non-fiction work titled Rising Out of Hatred about a young man whose experience in college gives him the courage to confront painful truths about himself and his values growing up. For our essays, we will use our own personal values as our basic ground and then compare and contrast them to the values and ideas expressed in the works that we read. We will explore and write about the influence of family, what we do when things aren’t working in the way we expect, how we speak to the troubles of our age, and where the courage to grow and change comes from. Join us!

Critical Thinking: The Shaping of Meaning in
Language

ENGL-126-9220

This course focuses on the development of logical reasoning, analysis of expository and persuasive texts, and analytical and argumentative writing skills. It is designed to develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills beyond the level expected in ENGL-122 through the analysis, evaluation and synthesis of arguments in diverse expository texts.

Introduction to Film and Media Arts

FTVE-205-5185

This course will examine major trends and genres in the world of film and media. Analysis of how plot, theme and character are developed in a visual medium and how the language and syntax of film conveys meaning as compared to media, literature and drama will be emphasized. The relationship of film and media to historical, social, and cultural trends will also be examined. Topics include modes of production, narrative and non-narrative forms, visual design, editing, sound, genre, ideology and critical analysis.

History of California

HIST-124-9030

Welcome to HIST 124-9030 "History of California"! You’re in good hands: I have been teaching California history for 25 years, 15 of those years online. I know how to help online students succeed. In this class you’ll take short quizzes and you will write essays. Don’t flinch! These essays will help you learn to write clearly and argue persuasively--an invaluable skill in life, generally, or if you’re transferring to UC or CSU. Join me for Spring 2021 and we’ll crush these units!

HIST 124 fulfills part of CSU's U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals Requirement, and course requirements in IGETC Areas 3 or 4. It can also help fulfill CSU's "C2" GE requirements.

History 124 - History of California

The American Multicultural Experience

HUMAN-115-2790

This course presents an introduction to the multicultural diversity of contemporary American creative expression through an integrative survey of the visual arts, literature, music, thought and religion, dance, theater, and film. This course will examine contemporary creative works in relation to their historical roots, as well as the contemporary cultural context in which they have been created.

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Film, Fiction & Criticism

HUMAN-118-4193

Examine literary works and the films that have been adapted from those works according to their aesthetics, meaning, and cultural context. Our interdisciplinary analysis of film and fiction will deepen our appreciation for what literature and film teach us about ourselves and one another.

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Introduction to Kinesiology

KINES-210-3093
KINES-210-5112

In this gateway transfer course, you will explore various sub-disciplines related to the study of human movement and examine the areas of history, sociology, biomechanics, physiology, and psychology, as they relate to the sport and exercise environment. In addition, students will explore Kinesiology career opportunities by completing a career portfolio, as well as reflecting upon teaching, research, and professional practice within the discipline. This course, which most community college students need to get accepted into a CSU Kinesiology program, will also introduce the concepts and skills of locating, evaluating, synthesizing, and communicating information in various formats such as class discussions, expressive writing and  research.

Shelly Pierson

Professional Aspects of Personal Training

KINES-250-3470

Interested in becoming a certified personal trainer?

Well, you’ve come to the right place. This spring, DVC is offering a skill based personal training course that parallels industry standard and mirrors the workplace of today (both virtually and in-person). This course will provide the basic knowledge and skill-set to become a successful personal trainer. This is a hybrid course, meeting both online and in person twice a week starting 2/8/21. The best part about this course is that you will learn to conduct comprehensive fitness assessments, develop fitness programs, all while learning how to help clients successfully achieve their fitness and wellness goals. This course is part of a certificate program that will provide you a platform to sit for and pass a national personal training exam and become employed.

Self Defense

KNCMB-110-8244

In Karate, students will learn more than just how to block, punch, and kick. They will do more than just improve their cardio and fitness. They will learn about the history and philosophy of karate, develop confidence in one's self, and best of all, make some new friends in class. Students will gain knowledge and skills from a quality instructor who has taught and learned in Japan. He is a DVC alumni and is a St. Mary's Graduate in Kinesiology. Sensei Derek Baure has been recognized in several martial arts organizations. In spring 2021 if you join us in Karate, you will learn traditional and modern techniques from karate to strengthen your body and mind.

Combatives instructor David Baure

Karate

KNCMB-134-8248

In Karate, students will learn more than just how to block, punch, and kick. They will do more than just improve their cardio and fitness. They will learn about the history and philosophy of karate, develop confidence in one's self, and best of all, make some new friends in class. Students will gain knowledge and skills from a quality instructor who has taught and learned in Japan. He is a DVC alumni and is a St. Mary's Graduate in Kinesiology. Sensei Derek Baure has been recognized in several martial arts organizations. In spring 2021 if you join us in Karate, you will learn traditional and modern techniques from karate to strengthen your body and mind.

AV Essentials

MUSX-100-2328
MUSX-101-2327

Prepare for a career in the growing AV technology industry

Learn the essentials of Audio, Video, Networking and more

Courses partially fulfill requirements for:

  • Music Industry Studies (AS Degree)
  • Music Industry Studies (Certificate)
  • AV Technology (AS Degree)
  • AV Technology (Certificate)
  • Commercial Music Technology and Production (AA Degree)

Intro to Electronic Music and MIDI

MUSX-172-5086

MUSX-172 is the best way to get started on producing your own music! REGISTER NOW for Spring 2021 and get EXCLUSIVE DVC student access to Cubase!

MUSX-172 Introduction to Electronic Music and MIDI

Introduction to Music Technology and Pro Tools

MUSX-174-1390

AVID certified instructor, Bill Wolter is a guitarist, composer, bandleader and audio professional who has worked on countless albums, AAA video games, mobile games, and feature length films.

Improve your music and audio skills, this course is focused on real world, creative, and fun projects in Pro Tools.  Pro Tools  is Industry Standard  Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software used in nearly every professional recording studio and used in audio post production for films and video games.

Nutrition and Health: Personal Applications

NUTRI-115-9369

Your food choices are key to staying healthy and decreasing the risk of chronic disease. This class will teach you how to identify foods to increase or decrease in your diet. The goal is to eat better based on scientific knowledge, computerized dietary assessment and a Registered Dietitian instructor support.

 


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