Summer 2017: courses to consider

Child Development and Psychology

This course examines the major physical, psychosocial, and cognitive/language developmental milestones for children, both typical and atypical, from conception through adolescence. Emphasis is on the principal theories and research methodologies supporting the understanding of child development. 

ECE-124 section 8015
June 16 - July 26, 2017
M W, 5 :30 - 9:45 pm, H-110


Child, Family, and Community

An introduction to the issues involved in early childhood education related to the entire learning environment of a child with emphasis on the family and community. Examination of the impact of family systems and culture on children's development will occur. Study of community and society as it impacts the family and the child with an introduction to community resources available to support contemporary family life. C-ID CDEV 110, CSU

ECE-130 section 3933
June 16 - July 6, 2017
M T W Th, 8 :15 am - 12:50 pm, LA-218

Developmentally Appropriate Practice for Infants and Toddlers

This course applies current theory and research to the care and education of infants and toddlers in group settings. It examines essential policies, principles and practices that lead to quality care and developmentally appropriate curriculum for children birth to 36 months, including elements of responsive environments and collaboration with families. CSU

ECE-230 section 8864
June 20 - July 27, 2017
T Th, 5 :30 - 9:45 pm, LA-218

History of the United States before 1865

This course traces the ideology of freedom through the early history of the United States of America. Special concern is given to the paradoxes of slavery, genocide, and debt as key mechanisms for the economic growth and political power that drove the United States to later global prominence. The differing perspectives of the diverse sectors of American society (gender, class, ethnicity, religion) will be highlighted and analyzed. Course format will emphasize student discussion of early American documents and modern feature films.

HIST-120 section 9265
June 19- July 26, 2017
M W 5:30 - 9:45 pm, W-217, San Ramon Campus 

For more information, contact Dr. Daniel Robinson at .

Printmaking: Monotype

This course is an exploration of monotype (single image) processes utilizing a painterly approach to printmaking. Emphasis will be on traditional and contemporary methods. 

ART-109 section 8034
June 19- July 27, 2017
M T W Th 12:45 - 5:00 pm, A-101 

For more information, contact 925-969-2244,  or .  

Printmaking: Stencil and Screen Print

The study of stencil  and screen print , which are utilized in various fine art media and commercial industries in the contemporary world. Students will learn the principles of stencil  through screen print and stencil monotype,  including usage of photo positives and digital imagery.

ART-116 section 8037
June 19- July 27, 2017
M T W Th 12:45 - 5:00 pm, A-101 

For more information, contact 
925-969-2244,  or

Fall 2017: courses to consider

History of Hip Hop Music and Culture

This course will observe and examine the development of Hip Hop as a music and cultural movement. Students will examine key figures, institutions, and social settings through readings, electronic media, videos, and hands-on projects. Students will observe how Hip Hop is not only a source of entertainment, but also a medium that analyzes and/or provides commentary regarding social, economic, political and cultural issues dealing either with cultural identity, misogyny, racism, classism, materialism, freedom of speech or freedom of sexuality.

MUSIC-119 section 2408
August 11 - December 15, 2017
M W,  9:30 - 10:50 am, M-127

MUSIC-119 section 2408
August 11 - December 15, 2017
T TH, 2:0 0 - 3:20 pm, M-127

History of California 

Discover the history behind what makes California one of the most culturally diverse and fascinating places in the world. California has the sixth largest economy in the world, driving incredible technological growth and global cultural change throughout history. Be prepared to not only learn life-long analytical and writing skills but also to nail California history while watching 'Jeopardy'. This class is interactive, hands on and above all, fun! 

HIST-124 section 9474
August 11 - December 15, 2017
Th, 4:00 - 6:50 pm, W-221, San Ramon Campus

The Bible As Literature

The class will be a special opportunity to revisit, return to, and discuss a canonical document that has had great impact in the world, especially in the development of Western culture and ideas.  Students will read the Bible as literature, studying the historical, intellectual, and spiritual environments in which the texts were composed. Major themes and characters will be given close attention.  Yet the stress of the course is not on religion per se, but on the literary and historical value of the Bible.  All faiths, backgrounds, and students are welcome; all faith traditions will be respected as we study the Bible and engage in open discussion of both scholarly and faith-based perspectives.

ENGL- 172 section 9178
August 11 - December 15, 2017
T, 6:00 – 8:50 pm, W-220, San Ramon Campus