Major Areas of Study and Focus
Environmental Studies Department
De Anza's Environmental Studies Department integrates physical,
biological, human, socioeconomic and political principles.
non-formal methods of teaching help students acquire the basics of this
field. These include a scientific foundation, an understanding of
social and economic concepts, and an awareness of the behaviors that
protect or damage the earth and its resources.
Visit the ES department Web site to learn about programs, certificates and degrees. Take a general education course or consider one of the several ES certificate or degree programs.
Community and Civic Engagement
The Institute of Community and Civic Engagement advances education
for democracy with full participation of all of our communities as its
- Empower students to be agents of change in the social,
economic, political realities of their lives, their communities and
- Define education as a transformative and deeply relevant force in students' lives. more.
Look for a new designation for Community Service Learning classes starting with fall searchable online schedule.
California History Center
The recipient of numerous awards and honors,
the California History Center is an active focal point for California
history studies and has been recognized as an "outstanding educational
facility" by the State of California.
Emphasizing living history,
the center provides students with a unique opportunity to "encounter
the historic site, document, or experienced individual, and personally
interpret and recreate a period in history."
A national registered landmark
located on the De Anza campus, the center offers credit classes, changing
exhibits, a video documentation program and publishes at least one major
book each year.
ES 58: Introduction to Green Building (Lecture) 1 Unit
An overview of strategies to implement a green building project within
ESCI 20: Introduction to Biodiversity (Lec/Lab) 5 Unit
Introduction to biodiversity conservation as a branch of the
environmental sciences, conservation biology and related scientific
HIST 28: Social Environmental History (Lecture) 4 Unit
A historical survey of human societies and their influence on the
environments in which they developed.
MET 10: Weather Processes (Lecture) 4 Unit
Introduction to the principles of the science of meteorology including:
history of the science; origin, evolution and structure of the
PHIL 17: Critical Consciousness and Social Change (Lecture) 1 Unit
Introduction to the basic issues and concepts related to social change.
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See the searchable schedule for more information about these and our other course offerings.