Spring 2018 Open Courses' Instructors' Descriptions



ART DO10A-41 CRN #45025
TTH 6:30-9:15PM
Instructor Patricia Jauch
Art 10A three-dimensional design address the nature of physical space and form in various hands-on application.The primary building blocks of our study will include line, plane, volume and space in relevance to the elements of both 2-D and 3-D design. The elements of texture, color and volume will be integrated into the creation of 3-D objects emphasizing fabrication and craftsmanship in various themes.

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Astronomy 4.62 Solar System Astronomy CRN #45590 
TTH 6:30 - 8:45 pm
Instructor: Eric PetersonSee the planets! 
Our nearby space explore.
From the Sun to Eris, let's take a tour.
Volcanoes on Mars, geysers on Triton,
Seats available, we'll keep a light on.
Around the planets, many moons abound.
Phobos and Deimos are not even round.
The Enceladan seas surely are wet.
But is life in their fold? Please place your bet.
Our Sun is just one star among billions;
Many planets follow them in trillions.
Our quest for aliens has not begun.
We may find zillions, or we may find none.
Let's seek the truth, in foul or fair weather.
We will only have to break our tether.

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CIS-053.61Y CRN #43311
M-W 06:00 -07:50 PM
Instructor: Tuan Nguyen
CIS 53, "Java for Mobile development" will give you the knowledge to become an Android mobile phone developer. Having Android phone is not required to take the course

In the current economy, mobile software application is considered one of the hottest areas:


There is a great demand for people with the skills to develop mobile software application in Android. Someone with a basic Java knowledge can quickly learn to program in Android. Programming in Android is really fun using the graphical tool Android Studio. If you have good Android software development skills you can find top jobs, or get paid by publishing your Android apps on the Google Play Store.
"CIS 53 Java for Mobile development" will give you the knowledge to become an Android mobile phone developer. Register now! (Having Android phone is not required)

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COMMD010.06Y CRN #45524
TTh 9:30-11:20 a.m.
Instructor: Shagundeep Kaur
Be a Successful Communicator ….Anywhere
Employers want graduates who are leaders; can communicate well; and can work in a diverse team. Learn all this and more in the class which fulfills the Oral Communication GE requirement. Never again will you wonder how to negotiate a raise; talk to your loved ones; and manage conflict. Tech skills get you in the door, but soft skills get you to the top floor! Take the first step to your future and join the class.

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Coun D80Y-01 CRN #458485
Wed 12:30-2:20pm
Instructor: Betty Inoue
Special Topics: Transfer Success
This course is designed for students who want to successfully and thoughtfully manage the process of transferring to a university. Learn about taking active steps to transfer and understand the many options available to students: types of degrees, university systems, majors, and financial aid choices. Students will explore effective decision-making processes to choose a major and a transfer school.  Students will also learn about the application process and develop personal statements to be used to apply to private schools or University of California. 

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ES 1-65z CRN #40612 Introduction to Environmental Studies (online)
ES 1-64z CRN #44987 Introduction to Environmental Studies (online)
Instructor: Jana Sanders
Curious about all this talk of climate change and resource degradation? Want a fun, online and interactive course in which you can learn more about the environment and the natural world that surrounds us? Then ES 1, Intro to Environmental Studies, is for you! We will discover what's going on with environmental issues and current events, how we can make simple changes to save money and lighten our footprint, and look at local policies and projects to strengthen environmental protection. Let's take a quick trip through the environmental history in the US and beyond and explore the many ways in which we depend on the natural environment. Learn how you can make change and leave the world a better place! This course is 100% online and fulfills GE credits for graduation and transfer.
ES 050.64Z, CRN #44716
Intro to Environmental Resource Management and Pollution Prevention (100% Online)
Instructor: Jeff Staudinger, Industrial Ecologist and Environmental Engineer

Do you care about having clean air to breathe and clean water to drink?
About not being exposed to harmful chemicals and toxic waste?
About reducing the effects of climate change?
About using clean renewable energy resources like solar instead of dirty old fossil fuels?
About having enough water be available to avoid drought restrictions and wells running dry?
Then take this class and learn about these issues and how people out there are addressing them – and how you can help in that fight!

Your instructor has over 20 years of real-world experience in the environmental protection field, including with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the federal government agency responsible for protecting human health and the environment from the effects of pollution, waste, and toxic/hazardous materials.

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0677 EWRT-002.-09 Critical Reading, Writing and Thinking (CLAS)
MW 10:00 AM-12:15 PM
Instructor: HOWLAND, STEPHEN L46 
This is a course about the personal and political, about the rival claims of private and public life, about self-help and about collective choices. Among our texts is a novella about vampires by Carlos Fuentes, and Dave Egger’s tech utopia/dystopia novel, The Circle. Posing questions about the nature of the self, the world, and justice, each of our books challenges different kinds of received wisdom. And as we proceed, you’ll see that beneath the ‘enlightened skepticism’ of our authors lies a spirit of optimism, a sense that in seeing things accurately, we can better take action. Ultimately what we’ll be talking about is values, our sense of the good, right, and true. By course’s end, you should have a better understanding of, and fluency about, the world in which we live, and thus be better equipped to find your own place in it.
EWRT 002.29 CRN 45647
TTh 4 to 6:15 PM
Instructor: Jahan
Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking is the name of the course, and true to its name, this course is thought-provoking and exciting. You will learn about the what, how, and why and the past, present, and future of critical thinking. You will practice and apply critical thinking skills not only to what you read and write, but to your own decision-making processes. We turn to logic, reason, philosophy, literature, cinematic arts, and issues that affect us to help us think about what is the right thing to do for us, for our fellow human beings, and for the world around us. The two books you will buy for the course are very affordably priced and the other sources we will use can be found for free.

EWRT2.03, CRN>00815, 7:30-9:45am MW
EWRT2.19 CRN>43546, 12:30-2:45pm MW
Instructor: Luis Limcolioc
Learn critical thinking by seeing and writing. Many of us learned how to read from "picture" books.
In this class we will return to images and text to practice visual literacy--critical thinking that examines how image and text combined convey meaning. The readings for the class include short essays with images, photography portfolios, web pages, advertisements, excerpts from graphic novels, and a novel saturated with images. You will learn how to write essays in response to these readings, with an emphasis on the composing process, the ability to develop your own ideas, and the importance of audience. If you enroll in the early morning section, you will find a calm, serene campus atmosphere with plenty of available parking.

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HIST 0010-01 - California History - CRN #44566
MW 1:30 -3:20 PM
Instructor: Hickling
In California History we look at how California fits in as a U.S. state and also as a unique place with a unique culture. We will explore current topics that are vital to discuss and act on by looking at their story in California. These will include patriarchy, equality and inequality, ethics, and activism. You will actually become an historian by interviewing a Californian and telling his or her history and placing her or him within the story of California History. This course fulfills a requirement for IGETC in Area 4. See you April 9th!
Women in American History
HIST 009-01: CRN #43337
WMST 009-01: CRN #43615
Tues.- Thurs. 1:30-3:20 PM 
Instructor: Hickling
In Women's History we look at roles of individual women as well as society's roles for women starting with traditional history and exploring new possibilities of herstory. We will explore current topics that are vital to discuss and act on by looking at their story related to American women. These will include patriarchy, equality and inequality, ethics, and activism. You will become an historian by interviewing a woman and telling her story within the story of American Women. This course fulfills a requirement for IGETC in Area 4. See you April 10th!

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HUMA 10.03 Human Sexuality - CRN #01028 
MTWTh 9:30am – 10:20am
Instructor: Fran Jackler, Ph.D.
This class is an opportunity to explore one’s self-identity, values and boundaries related to sexuality and personal and professional relationships. The often-competing aspects of biology, sociology, psychology and culture have impacts across generations and decisions and actions throughout one’s lifespan. This class provides a safe space for discussion and critical analysis of sexuality and diversity, including sex, gender, and sexual orientation. Let’s learn and explore together....

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ICS002A-01S CRN 45642
Wed 4-6 PM
Instructor Kimberly Vinall
Language and power
Do you speak “proper” Spanish”? Do you speak Spanish the “right” way? Have you ever wondered what “proper” Spanish is and who decided that it was “proper” anyway? This class has 2 goals: 1) to explore questions of how power works through language; and 2) to prepare participants to work as LEAD mentors in the Fall quarter 2018. Knowledge of Spanish is not required, as other languages will be considered as we explore what language is, who gets to decide, what a native speaker is, and how notions of standard languages function to marginalize people. In the process, you will have a chance to explore your own linguistic histories and identities. It is also not required that participants become LEAD mentors. Being a LEAD mentor is a paid position and it is an exciting opportunity to work in a classroom as well as develop relationships with faculty members. 


JOUR 62b CRN #42808 (Online)
Freelance Photography for Student News Media
Instructor: Cecilia Deck
Do you like taking photos of people and places? Join La Voz News student media as a photojournalist. This one-unit hands-on class helps produce De Anza College’s award-winning student-run newspaper, website and video. On-campus orientation Tuesday April 10 from 7-8:30 p.m. OR Wednesday April 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Room L41.
JOUR 62c CRN #42809 (Online)
Freelance Video for Student News Media
Instructor: Cecilia Deck
Video skills? Join La Voz News student media as a videographer. This one-unit hands-on class helps produce De Anza College’s award-winning student-run newspaper, website and video. On-campus orientation Tuesday April 10 from 7-8:30 p.m. OR Wednesday April 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Room L41.
JOUR 62d CRN #42810 (Online)
Freelance Digital for Student News Media
Instructor: Cecilia Deck
Ready to take your online/social media up a notch? Join La Voz News student media as a digital/social media producer. This one-unit hands-on class helps produce De Anza College’s award-winning student-run newspaper, website and video. On-campus orientation Tuesday April 10 from 7-8:30 p.m. OR Wednesday April 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Room L41.
JOUR 62e CRN #42811 (Online)
Freelance Graphics for Student News Media
Instructor: Cecilia Deck
Can you draw, create cartoons and comics and/or have an eye for graphic design? Join La Voz News student media as a graphic designer. This one-unit hands-on class helps produce De Anza College’s award-winning student-run newspaper, website and video. On-campus orientation Tuesday April 10 from 7-8:30 p.m. OR Wednesday April 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Room L41.
JOUR 62f CRN #42912 (Online)
Freelance Copy Editing

Instructor: Cecilia Deck
Do you appreciate good grammar and clear, concise writing? You’ll ramp up your own writing skills when you join La Voz News student media as a copy editor. This one-unit hands-on class helps produce De Anza College’s award-winning student-run newspaper, website and video. On-campus orientation Tuesday April 10 from 7-8:30 p.m. OR Wednesday April 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Room L41.
JOUR 80 CRN #45666
Hybrid – meets Tuesdays 9:30-11:20 a.m. and online
Introduction to Public Relations
Instructor: Gail McElroy
Public relations is all about creating a positive image. Explore this growing career field and create a hands-on public relations campaign project. CSU transferable lower division JOUR class.

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KNES 1A-02L  CRN # 44619

Saturdays 12:00 - 1:50pm

Instructor: Mary Donahue
Novice swimming, which is held in shallow water, has students who can swim a little, others who can not swim at all, and a few who have never been in a pool or are afraid to be in the pool. Some students in this class will be over their fear and able to swim some, but not quite ready for a beginning swim class in water deeper than they are tall.
Others are self taught, or have not swum for quite awhile and want to relearn.
Others know breaststroke, but not freestyle.
Many had some kind of swim class previously, but just didn’t learn. I teach from the very beginning. I don’t assume anyone knows how to float (and many tell me they thought they could not float, until this class).
The teaching assistants and I teach from in the pool, not up on the deck.
Come play in the pool! If you think you can't learn to swim, please read https://marydonahue.org/letters-from-novice-students

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(CID 45764) MET 10 – Weather and Climate Processes – MW 9:30-11:45am in S42
(CID 45778) MET 10L – Meteorology Laboratory – MW 12:30-1:45pm in S48A
(CID 45779) MET 10L – Meteorology Laboratory – TTh 11:30-12:45pm in S48A
Meteorology with Terrence Mullens
Knock out a Science Requirement while Having Fun and learning about our Weather!
From droughts and mudslides raging across California to Hurricanes raging across the Atlantic, there’s a lot of crazy weather out there, and it affects you in more ways than you can imagine! Join me in Spring, 2018 as we uncover the mysteries of our violent atmosphere, learn about how we are impacting our weather, and talk about why it is so hard to make a good weather prediction. Topics include El Nino, Climate Change, Extreme Weather, Rainfall in California, and answers to many of the questions you’ve had about weather (like “Why is the sky blue?” or “Why don’t we get Hurricanes in California?” or “Why is it called Meteorology in the first place?”). We have classes to meet both your Science and Laboratory Requirements!

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POLID001.3SY - CRN #45409
M-Th 9:30-10:20am
Instructor: Ishmael Tarikh, Esq.
American Government highjacked by madman. De Anza students flock to class to gain greater
There couldn’t be a more fascinating time to take a basic political science course. Not a day goes by where there isn’t some revelation that doesn’t demonstrate the need for Americans to become more informed about the workings of our government.
And… there’s the bonus of fulfilling a general education requirement while being challenged by the most provocative instructor at De Anza College. All this is available this Spring Quarter. But, there is a catch…you must enroll now! Why not become more informed, more empowered, and more engaged??? All that awaits you is truly making America great.
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THEAD001.02 CRN# 44575 - Appreciation of Theatre
T/TH 10:30am - 12:20pm
Instructor: Peter Ray Juarez
What is theatre and why is it more important than ever? Did you know the Bay Area is the third largest theatre center in the country with over four hundred theatre companies? Become a witness to how the power of storytelling can raise awareness and provide entertainment. This course provides an introduction to theatre where we will explore how these live-performances come to life by the creative efforts and collaboration of so many people such as playwrights, choreographers, technicians, designers, directors, actors, and audience members. We will have the opportunity to go and see some local theatre, and explore scripts such as Hookman by Lauren Yee, God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, and Anon(ymous) by Naomi Lizuka. This class will provide you with some insights and an understanding as a future theatre-goer, and equip you with the tools necessary in becoming an active member in the theatre arts community.

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