PHTG 301
Basic Photography

Course Description

This is an introduction to black and white photography, providing an overview of the 35mm single-lens reflex camera operating system. Students will gain a basic understanding of film processing, printing, and finishing while developing critical thinking skills to analyze historical, cultural, conceptual, and practical aspects of a medium used worldwide. The course is preparation for further work in photography including digital imaging.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
37534 PHTG 301 02Y ······· TBA-TBA Lisa Teng ONLINE
··W···· 12:30 PM-03:20 PM A65
······· TBA-TBA

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2024-01-08 to 2024-03-29.
Class Syllabus: Download Syllabus
PHTG-301.02Y: HYBRID, meets on-campus and online. This class meets each week on-campus and online as noted in the class listing. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at .

Course Details

0 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 2
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 3
Gen Ed
Non-GE Class
Program Status
Not Program Applicable
Non-credit Class
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Grading

General Course Statement

General Statement
NONCREDIT: (This is a noncredit enhanced, CTE course.)

Requisite and Advisory

  • ESL D261. and ESL D265., or ESL D461. and ESL D465., or eligibility for EWRT D001A or EWRT D01AH or ESL D005.
  • Pre-algebra or equivalent (or higher), or appropriate placement beyond pre-algebra
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