Spring 2021 Courses
World Prehistory in Arch.
ANTR 8 · crn: 33235 · 3 units
Survey of world prehistory as reconstructed through archaeological evidence. Topics include Paleolithic cultural practices from early tool use and mobile communities through settled living in complex agricultural societies to the establishment, rise and collapse of the first major civilizations in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Oceania. Subsistence, economic networks, social systems, power distributions, symbols and ideology will be discussed, as well as ecological effects of urbanization in the past.
Biological Anthropology Lab
ANTR 1L · crn: 33382 · 3 units
This laboratory course is offered as a supplement to Introduction to Biological Anthropology either taken concurrently or in a subsequent term. Laboratory exercises are designed to introduce students to the scientific method and explore genetics, human variation, human and non-human primate anatomy and behavior, the primate/hominin fossil record and other resources to investigate processes that affect human evolution.
Prerequisite: ANTR 1 with a minimum grade of C (May be taken concurrently) Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENG 1A
Early Care and Education (ECE)
Preschool Foundations: Social
ECE 80 B · crn: 33044 · 1 unit
Introduction to the social and emotional development domain of the California Preschool Learning Foundations and Frameworks including the strands of self, social interaction, and relationships. Provides practical strategies for implementing the curriculum frameworks developed for this domain. Applicable to required or professional development units for Child Development Permit holders, pre-school, transitional kindergarten, and early-primary teachers.
Preschool Foundations: History
ECE 80 E · crn: 33045 · 1 unit
Introduction to the history and social science domain of the California Preschool Learning Foundations and Frameworks including strands of self and society, civics, history, geography, ecology, and economics. Provides practical strategies for implementing the curriculum frameworks developed for this domain. Applicable to required or professional development units for Child Development Permit holders, pre- school, transitional kindergarten, and early-primary teachers.
Preschool Foundations: Health
ECE 80 A · crn: 33043 · 1 unit
Introduction to the health domain of the California Preschool Learning Foundations and Frameworks including strands of health habits, safety, and nutrition. Provides practical strategies for implementing the curriculum frameworks. Applicable to required or professional development units for Child Development Permit holders, as well as pre-school, transitional kindergarten, and early-primary teachers.
Preschool Foundations: Math
ECE 80 F · crn: 33047 · 1 unit
Introduction to the mathematics domain of the California Preschool Learning Foundations and Frameworks including the strands of number sense, algebra and functions, measurement, geometry, and mathematical reasoning. Provides strategies for implementing the curriculum frameworks developed for this domain. Applicable to required or professional development units for Child Development Permit holders, pre-school, transitional kindergarten, and early primary teachers.
Introduction to Oceanography
GEOL 12 · crn: 30479 · 3 units
Tuesdays & Thursdays
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Introduction to the oceans, the history of oceanic science, instrumentation and exploration; marine geology including plate tectonics and shoreline processes; physical and chemical properties of sea water; causes and effects of currents, tides, and waves; introduction to the basic types of marine life, the basic marine habitats and ecosystems; distribution of marine resources and the Law of the Sea.
Global Studies (GS)
GS 2 · crn: 31978 · 3 units
Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:30 am - 10:45 pm
This course introduces students to the origins, current status, and future trends of major transnational issues confronting the global community. Topics can include population trends, economic development and inequality, basic human needs (for food, water health care), human rights, international conflict and security concerns, and environmental problems. The course also focuses on global governance, including the study of collective global responsibilities.
Strongly Recommended: ENG 104 with a minimum grade of P
KIN 6 · crn: 32099 · 3.5 units
This course emphasizes the theoretical and hands on skills required of personal trainers, coaches and fitness professionals. This course will bridge the gap between exercise science, kinesiology and practical hands-on learning by integrating the latest in scientific and physiologically based research. This class will have lectures, labs, group work/discussions and assignments.
KIN PF · crn: 31308 · 1 unit
An independent, self paced, personal activity program planned and implemented in conjunction with student goals. Based on goals and results of a fitness assessment and health risk appraisal, an individualized program is developed through personal counseling. Programs can include a physical assessment profile, a health risk appraisal, an individualized exercise/activity program, nutrition counseling, health/wellness education, and behavior modification. The student is required to meet with the instructor on campus at the beginning and end of the semester. This is a hybrid class in which the students are assessed and there is a lecture component in the beginning of the class. At the end of the term the students will be reassessed and there will be individual instruction, handouts and another face-to-face lecture.
KIN VB2 · crn: 30902 · 1 unit
This is a course designed and developed for the intermediate level volleyball player. It is a continuation of beginning volleyball with an emphasis in executing the fundamental skills and techniques of power volleyball at a higher level. This course differs from beginning volleyball in that set patterns and systems of offense and defense are used in a team strategy. BEFORE ENROLLING student should have proficiency in the skills of passing and setting.
Strongly Recommended: KIN VB1 with a minimum grade of C
Zumba Fitness Workout 1
KIN ZUM1 · crn: 33361 · 1 unit
Zumba is a Latin-inspired, dance-fitness workout class that incorporates Latin American inspired music, along with jazz, hip hop, pop, country and African inspired international music. Zumba workouts will use choreographed steps and movements to form a fitness based calorie burning dance workout.
Weight Training 2
KIN WT2 · crn: 32127 · 1 unit
Weight Training 2 is a continuation course to the Basic course WTW1. The Principles of Training, Level 2 terminology and weight training biomechanics will be presented. Level 2 programs and possible variations will be applied in the prescription of the personal weight training program. The course will incorporate lectures on possible injuries and prevention in a more advanced weight training setting. Implementation of goal setting, tracking, analyzing, progressing individual programs will be included.
Strongly Recommended: KIN WT1 with a minimum grade of C
Spanish Speakers I
SPAN 21 · crn: 33065 · 5 units
Tuesdays & Thursdays
12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
This course is designed for bilingual students whose heritage language is Spanish and for linguistically qualified students who wish to improve their reading and writing Spanish skills. It provides students with instruction that builds upon their existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, and their cultural heritage and knowledge. The course will help students develop critical and integrative thinking skills; enhance their knowledge of Hispanic cultures as manifested in Spanish-speaking countries and the United States; understand sociopolitical realities; examine and recognize dialectal, social, and contextual variations; improve strategic speaking, reading, and writing skills; and master grammar points of concern to bilingual and heritage Spanish speakers. This course is conducted entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish heritage speaker proficiency or the equivalent intermediate level as assessed.
Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 2B · crn: 32416 · 5 units
Mondays & Wednesdays
12:30 pm - 2:20 pm
A course covering the reading of contemporary works, advanced review of grammar emphasis on speaking and composition, and further discussion of cultural topics.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2A with a minimum grade of C.