Fall 2017: courses to consider

World History since 1500

Come learn about World History from 1500 to the present!  This late-start course focuses on interactions between different regions of the world, emphasizing belief systems, environmental transformations, issues of family and gender, and political and economic organization.  In particular, we’ll learn about Admiral Zheng He and the Chinese Treasure Fleet which, in the early 1400s, looked set to conquer the world; we’ll use a graphic novel to recover the story of an enslaved woman in colonial Africa; and we’ll investigate the successes and failures of democratic revolutions in the modern era.  The course is UC and CSU transferable.  

Contact Bridgitte Schaffer at bschaffer@dvc.edu if you have any questions.

HIST-181 section 9321
LATE START: September 11 - December 12, 2017
M, 5:30 – 9 pm, E-226, San Ramon Campus

History of California

This history of the state you live in is amazing!  HIST 124 is a survey of the history of California, from the arrival of its original Indian settlers up to the present, with special emphasis on the state's ethnic diversity. In particular, this fall we’ll study Angel Island Immigration Station and consider what it can teach us about contemporary immigration policies; we’ll learn about Harvey Milk and the birth of the gay rights movement in San Francisco; and we’ll celebrate the 50thanniversary of the “Summer of Love”!  The course is UC and CSU transferable.

Contact Bridgitte Schaffer at bschaffer@dvc.edu if you have any questions.

HIST-124 section 9473
August 11 - December 12, 2017
MW, 9:30 – 10:50 am, E-227, San Ramon Campus

Child Development and Psychology

Learn about Children while completing this UC/CSU transferable course! Also applies towards IGETC and DVC General ED requirements! 3 units

ECE-124 section 1512
August 11 - December 15, 2017
M 3:30 - 6:20 pm, LA-217

History of Jazz

Listen to America’s original art form! Hear jazz masters swing their stories across decades of social and musical transformation. 3 units.

MUSIC-118 section 2405
August 11 - December 15, 2017
MW 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Jazz Ensemble

This big band focuses upon instrumental material from past masters and contemporary music writers. 1 Unit.

MUSIC-136 section 2505
August 11 - December 15, 2017
TTH 12:30 - 2:50 pm

Jazz Combos

Small groups focus upon solid groove, dynamic interplay and extended improvisation. 1-2 Units.

MUSIC-137 section 2510
August 11-December 15, 2017
MW 12:30 - 1:50 pm

Jazz Theory and Improvisation 1 and 2

Study of jazz theory with special emphasis upon spontaneous improvisation. Students will perform in class. 2 Units.

MUSIC-127 section 2444
August 11-December 15, 2017
TTH 11:00 am - 12:20 pm

MUSIC-128 section 2449
August 11-December 15, 2017
TTH 11:00 am - 12:20 pm

History of Hip Hop Music and Culture

This course will observe and examine the development of Hip Hop as a music and cultural movement. Students will examine key figures, institutions, and social settings through readings, electronic media, videos, and hands-on projects. Students will observe how 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-119 section 2408
August 11 - December 15, 2017
M W, 9:30 - 10:50 am, M-127

MUSIC-119 section 2408
August 11 - December 15, 2017
T TH, 2:00 - 3:20 pm, M-127

The Bible As Literature

The class will be a special opportunity to revisit, return to, and discuss a canonical document that has had great impact in the world, especially in the development of Western culture and ideas. Students will read the Bible as literature, studying the historical, intellectual, and spiritual environments in which the texts were composed. Major themes and characters will be given close attention. Yet the stress of the course is not on religion per se, but on the literary and historical value of the Bible. All faiths, backgrounds, and students are welcome; all faith traditions will be respected as we study the Bible and engage in open discussion of both scholarly and faith-based perspectives.

ENGL- 172 section 9178
August 11 - December 15, 2017
T, 6:00 – 8:50 pm, W-220, San Ramon Campus

Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design

This course is a study of theories and applications of two-dimensional design and color in visual art and design. The formal, theoretical, cultural, contemporary, as well as historical elements of two-dimensional design will be explored. ARTS 100, CSU, UC

ART- 101 section 3989
August 11 - December 15, 2017
T TH, 9:30 am– 12:20 pm, A-302