Featured Credit Classes for Community Members
Are you looking to take an evening or weekend class that fits your busy lifestyle this spring? Whether you want to get in shape, learn a language or how to sing, or simply understand world events, De Anza College has a class for you.
Here’s a sample of some of our favorites this quarter.
Special Projects in Computer Information Systems
Design, implement and document a special computer programming project.
Online class conducted via the Catalyst Online system (no on-campus meetings). Access to the Internet required. Email instructor at email@example.com for contact and start class anytime before Week 6 of the quarter. Participation required in online discussions each of the 6 weeks of the class. Self-paced but work must be submitted regularly to remain in the class. Digital Learning Literacies is a new online course. There will be ample opportunity for students to practice many study skills while working through the assignments and participating in discussions. Activities include digital literacy - research, communication, presentation, discussion; learning literacies - self-directed learning, inquiry-based learning, collaboration; and reinforcing basic skills - reading, writing, math. A course such as this is often mandated as a first course for students enrolling in online courses at higher education institutions.
(CIS 77X - 65R) (CRN: 43026) (2.0 Units)
Music - Beginning Singing I
Class instruction for beginners in techniques of solo and group singing. Training in controlling tonal production, breathing, diction and musical accuracy.
(MUSI 13A.61) (CRN: 01355) (1.5 Units)
Photography - Exlporing Visual Expressions
Exploring visual expression through the photographic medium. Understanding of basic principles of perception, light, color, composition and visual awareness. Develop of critical thinking skills to express aesthetic, intellectual and emotional concerns. Instruction on the use of film and /or digital cameras, lenses and other creative controls of photography.
(PHTG 7.61) (CRN: 01728 ) (4 Units)
Tuesdays and Thursdsays, 4:30-6:20 p.m.
Theatre Arts - Appreciation of Theatre
An introduction to theatre from an audience perspective. Study of elements of dramatic art form and play production, including dramatic theory, language, space, plot, characterization, technical theatre, acting, directing, playwriting, design, and the relationship with other art forms. Includes drama written from diverse cultural and historical perspectives. Attendance at assigned performances required.
(THEA 1.61) (CRN: 02024) (4 Units)
Basic ground-strokes, serve and footwork as well as basic singles' and doubles' strategies will be covered. Includes a brief historical examination of the sport, rules, equipment, facilities and etiquette. Students will strive to understand and apply basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility and strength concepts to improve their physical condition in order to play at a more advanced level and to adapt the game to their individual physical ability, age, and gender.
Session 1 - (PE 21A95) (CRN: 42709)
Session 2 – (PE021A96) (CRN: 42081)
Advanced Beginning Tennis
A continuing introduction to the rules, equipment, facilities, etiquette, and basic strokes - volley, lob and overhead and with further development of the forehand, backhand, serve. Instructors will emphasize conventional skill development, but also encourage adaptations based on physical ability, age, strength, gender and/or genetics. A brief historical examination of how the game of tennis has changed due to the influence of individual men, women, and children, of various countries, and their styles of play or strategies. Students will review and apply basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility and strength concepts to improve their physical condition in order to play tennis at a more advanced level.
Session 1 – (PE 21B95) (CRN: 42080 )
Session 2 – (PE 21B96) (CRN: 42082)
Orientation to Lifetime Fitness (Lecture/Lab)
Students will examine current theories of health and fitness with emphasis on how wellness and personal fitness are affected by genetics, gender, and age. Each student will perform pre-assessment and post-assessment tests of their own cardiovascular capacity, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Lifestyle changes will be emphasized and behavior change tools that promote healthy choices will be discussed. Instruction on proper exercise techniques will be demonstrated.
PLEASE NOTE: Students must concurrently enroll in PE71-10 and use the Wellness Center on campus to complete the required hours. Students must have access to a computer, the Web and an individual e-mail address. Information on REQUIRED online class orientation available at http://www.deanza.edu/online-ed/
Lecture (Online) - (PE 070A 66Z) (CRN: 42066)
History of the United States to the Early National Era
A survey of the social, cultural, political, economic and intellectual development of the Colonial Era with emphasis on the era of the American Revolution, the development of the Constitution, and the role of the major ethnic, social and gender groups in the American experience.
(HIST D017A.61) (CRN: 42622) (4.0 units)
History of the United States from 1800 to 1900
A survey of the United States history (political, economic, intellectual and social development).
(HIST D017B.61) (CRN:42628) (4.0 units)
Beginning with 1750 Common Era (C.E.) and covering to the present, focusing on recent and current interactions between the world's peoples, cultures and civilizations. Interdisciplinary, multi-perspective view of world history, using a thematic approach and offering a balanced, representative and inclusive sampling of the world's cultures from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.
(HIST D003C.61) (CRN:42629) (4.0 units)
Justice, Nature and the Geographies of Identity
An exploration of natural, cultural, social, and political transformations through the lens of social and environmental justice. Analyzes contemporary social issues through local examples. Engages students in community-focused problem solving and personal reflection.
(ICS D057.01S) (CRN: 43037) (4.0 units)
Contemporary Issues in the Asian American Communities
Experiences of contemporary Asian Americans are examined in terms of issues such as identity, community, youth, and empowerment, with an interdisciplinary approach based on Asian American Studies and the social sciences.
(ICS D022.61) (CRN: 42843) (4.0 units)
Elementary Hindi (Third Quarter)
Further development of material presented in Hindi 1 and Hindi 2. Completion of introduction to the language and culture of the Hindi-speaking states and communities. Basic speaking, listening, reading and writing of Hindi will be introduced and practiced within a cultural framework. The emphasis will be on language as an expression of culture. Note: If Hindi 2 was not completed at De Anza College, World Languages prerequisite clearance is required to enroll in Hindi 3.
(HNDI D003.61) (CRN: 41382) (5.0 Units)
History of Art: Arts of Asia
A general introduction to art through major Asian artistic traditions. Focuses upon paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and architecture and their religious, cultural, historical, and social contexts. Examines arts from China, Japan, India, Central Asia, Himalayas, and Southeast Asia and assesses the contributions of Asian art in a global context.
(INTL D010.01) (CRN: 01115) (4.0 Units)
Student News Media Production
Interested in writing for a school news paper with a reach of 25,000 students? In this class, you’ll gain practical experience in creating news media content for La Voz Weekly and its website. No prerequisite.
(JOUR D061A.64Z) (CRN:42804) (1.0-3.0 units)
Freelance Online 1-Unit Series
The JOUR 62 Series provides practical experience in creating news media content for La Voz Weekly and its website.
JOUR 62A – Freelance Reporting for Student Media (CRN: 42807)
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