ACCOUNTING 001 5.00 Units
INTRODUCTORY ACCOUNTING I (UC:CSU)
DESCRIPTION: The course covers the accounting information system, including recording and reporting of business transactions with a focus on the accounting cycle, the application of generally accepted accounting principles, the financial statements, and statement analysis.
ACCOUNTING 002 5.00 UNITS
INTRODUCTORY ACCOUNTING II (UC:CSU)
PREREQUISITE: Accounting 1 or Accounting 21 and 22 with a grade of "C" or better. DESCRIPTION: This course will cover managerial and cost accounting topics including cost terms, cost behavior and cost systems as well as the use of accounting data for planning, budgeting, and control.
ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 001 3.00 Units
INTRODUCTION TO ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE (UC:CSU)
DESCRIPTION: Philosophy, history, and theories of the criminal justice system, including the roles and functions of the local, state, and federal jurisdictions. Theories, functions, and interrelationships among criminal justice agencies; law enforcement, courts, and corrections; crime causation, correctional theory, analysis and the social impact of crime. The conceptual approach utilized in this course recognizes that criminal justice is itself a distinct academic discipline rather than an interdisciplinary course of study.
ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 002 3.00 Units
CONCEPTS OF CRIMINAL LAW (UC:CSU)
DESCRIPTION: An introduction to the historical development, philosophy, and basic legal concepts of criminal law. The course includes an examination of constitutional provisions, legal research, legal analysis, and the functioning of criminal law as a social force. It also includes a detailed examination of legal definitions, classifications of law, penalties, corpus delecti, criminal intent, parties to a crime, defenses to crime, and a brief introduction to laws of arrest and judicial procedure.
ALLIED HEALTH 033 3.00 Units
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (CSU)
PREREQUISITE: English 28. DESCRIPTION: This course is designed for students interested in learning more about medical terminology and basic anatomy and applying this knowledge to a variety of allied health professions. Students will develop a comprehensive medical vocabulary applicable to all specialties of medicine through the study of Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes and root words. Students will also develop a basic understanding of anatomy and the function of major body systems.
ANTHROPOLOGY 101 3.00 Units
HUMAN BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION (UC:CSU)
NOTE: This course satisfies Area 5 (Physical & Biological Sciences) requirements for the IGETC. DESCRIPTION: This course explores the field of physical anthropology emphasizing the evolution of the human species. Topics will include human heredity, mechanisms of evolutionary change, human variation, and the reconstruction of human evolutionary history through the study of the fossil record and the study of our closest biological relatives, the living monkeys and apes.
ANTHROPOLOGY 102 3.00 Units
HUMAN WAYS OF LIFE: CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (UC:CSU)
NOTE: This course satisfies Area 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) required for the IGETC. DESCRIPTION: Comparative survey of human culture, including the study of human society, language, religion, political and economic organization, with examples drawn from contemporary preliterate, peasant, and urban societies.
ANTHROPOLOGY 111 2.00 Units
LABORATORY IN HUMAN BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION (UC:CSU)
NOTE: This course satisfies a Life Science lab requirement - must be taken in the same semester or after Anthropology 101. DESCRIPTION: This course will enable students to apply key concepts and techniques in physical anthropology. Through the understanding and use of scientific methodology, students will experience how to solve problems related to genetics, human variation, the living primates, and human paleontology.
ANTHROPOLOGY 322 3.00 Units
CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES IN HEALTH AND HEALING
This course provides an introduction to the field of medical anthropology – the study of human health, disease and curing from a cross-cultural, historical, archeological, and evolutionary perspective. Societies throughout the world recognize certain bodily, emotional, and mental conditions as undesirable and in need of change. Individual and societal definitions of disease and responses to illness are shaped by biological characteristics, social dynamics, cultural values, and collective expectations. In this course we will examine various theories, methods, and frameworks in order to explore how health, illness, and healing are conceptualized and experienced in different cultures. Topics will include: medical ecology, cultural and political ecologies of disease, gender and health, medical systems as cultural systems, international health issues and programs, mental illness, and social definitions of health and illness.
ART 102 3.00 Unit(s)
SURVEY OF ART HISTORY II (UC:CSU)
NOTE: Art 101 is not a prerequisite for Art 102. DESCRIPTION: This course introduces the student to the visual arts of Western Europe and the U.S., beginning with the Renaissance and ending in the 20th Century. The work of such artists as Michelangelo and Picasso will be covered along with such art movements as Impressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism.
ART 103 3.00 Unit(s)
ART APPRECIATION I (UC:CSU)
DESCRIPTION: This broad introduction to the nature, vocabulary, media, and history of art, with selections from western and non-western cultures, is designed to expand visual awareness and understanding of the visual arts as a unique medium for human inter-relationships.
BUSINESS 001 3.00 Units
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (UC:CSU)
NOTE: Students who are Business majors or who are considering a change to that major are advised to take this course as a foundation. DESCRIPTION: It is a survey of the fundamental aspects of all phases of business including entrepreneurship alternative, management/leadership, marketing, accounting, law, financial management and institutions, investing through the securities market, and challenges facing global markets.
BUSINESS 005 3.00 UNITS
BUSINESS LAW I (UC:CSU)
DESCRIPTION: This course covers the essentials of the law of contracts: agency, employment, personal property, bailment, sales, and real property in their application to every day problems pertaining to business and to the individual. Elementary safeguards regarding sales and sales contracts are covered.
BUSINESS 032 3.00 UNITS
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS (CSU)
DESCRIPTION: This course covers the principles and techniques of effective business writing which includes the development of the ability to analyze, organize and compose various types of written and oral business communication. Emphasis is placed on writing clear, concise and persuasive letters, memos and reports, and the psychology of business letter composition and communications.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT 001 3.00 Units
CHILD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT (UC:CSU)
RECOMMENDED: For those interested in professions involving children. NOTE: It is recommended that all Child Development students take the Math and English assessment placement test before or concurrently with this course. NOTE: This course is a prerequisite for Child Development 3, 4, 7, 8, 22 and 23. Required for Teaching Permit. DESCRIPTION: This is an introductory Child Development course covering the theoretical concepts of human development, focusing on growth and development from conception through adolescence. The physical, cognitive and psychosocial domains of development as well as the ways in which nature and environment influence growth will be studied within cultural and family context.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT 002 3.00 Units
EARLY CHILDHOOD: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES (CSU)
PREREQUISITE: Verification of an annual tuberculosis test. NOTE: This course is a prerequisite for Child Development 3, 4, 7, 8, 22 and 23. Required for Teaching Permit. DESCRIPTION: The student becomes aware of various types of educational programs available to children ages 0-8 years of age. The student will be exposed to career opportunities, the role and responsibilities of a teacher and age appropriate curriculum in Early Childhood programs. The student will study the field from historical and cultural perspectives. The student will study the curriculum components and teaching modalities that are critical in an early learning program.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT 010 3.00 Units
HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION (CSU)
RECOMMENDED: Child Development 1 and 2. NOTE: Required for Teaching Permit. DESCRIPTION: This course includes information on the nutritional needs and physical and mental well being of children from birth to adolescence. Information dealing with special problems/disabilities is included. Habits and attitudes towards health are discussed. Community resources which are available to assist in the physical and mental well being of the child are explored.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT 011 3.00 Units
CHILD, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY (CSU)
RECOMMENDED: Child Development 1 and 2. NOTE: Required for Teaching Permit. DESCRIPTION: A study is made on the effect of children's homes, schools and communities on children's development. Special emphasis is placed on the dynamics of human relations in the multicultural urban setting. Emphasis is placed on familiarizing students with techniques used in parent-teacher conferences to enable them to relate better to the families of the children in their classrooms. Students are taught to perceive parents as partners in their child's educational experience.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT 034 3.00 Units
OBSERVING AND RECORDING CHILDREN'S BEHAVIOR (CSU)
RECOMMENDED: Child Development 1, 2, 3, 4, and 11. DESCRIPTION: This course includes observing, recording and interpreting children's behavior in a variety of settings. Emphasis is placed on learning to use different tools for assessment of children's growth and development. Students are exposed to a variety of behavioral and environmental assessment tools and are given observation projects to practice utilizing the instruments.
COMPUTER SCIENCE - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 901 3.00 Units
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS AND THEIR USE (UC:CSU)
DESCRIPTION: Examination of information systems and their role in business. Focus on information systems, database management systems, networking, e-commerce, ethics and security, computer systems hardware and software components. Application of these concepts and methods through hands-on projects developing computer-based solutions to business problems.
COMPUTER SCIENCE - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 902 3.00 Units
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE (UC:CSU)
DESCRIPTION: This course introduces students to fundamental concepts of computer science and programming. Applications will NOT be taught. Programming will be introduced with the BASIC/Visual Basic programming language. This class is intended for Computer Science, Engineering, Math and Science majors. It is a prerequisite for all CSIT programming classes and is acceptable as a prerequisite for application classes.
COMPUTER SCIENCE - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 983 3.00 Units
MICROSOFT NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE ADMINISTRATION
This is the second of three courses that collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses; CS982, CS983, and CS984, this course primarily covers the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as configuring and troubleshooting name resolution, user and group management with Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) and Group Policy, implementing Remote Access solutions such as DirectAccess, VPNs and Web Application Proxy, implementing Network Policies and Network Access Protection, Data Security, deployment and maintenance of server images, as well as update management and monitoring of Windows Server 2012 environments. This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Exam 411: Administering Windows Server 2012, which is the second of three exams required for MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification.
COMPUTER SCIENCE - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 991 1.00 Units
ADVISORY: CS972, CS980, CS987 or Equivalent Experience. DESCRIPTION: This is an intermediate to advanced networking lab for any current or previous Cisco, Security, and VMware students. The primary goal is to help students prepare for their Cisco ICND/CCNA, CompTIA Security+ v2, or VMware VCA/VCP-DCV certifications. Cisco students will access practice certification exams, perform routing/switching labs, as well as, review Ethernet, IPv4, IPv6, NAT, VLANs, STP, OSPF, EIGRP networking concepts. Security students have access to Ethical Hacking, Forensics, CNSS 4011 Security Awareness, and CSSIA CompTIA Security+ lab environments. VMware students will conduct labs and review concepts related to installation, configuration and management of ESXi servers and vCenter. Lab assignments can be scheduled and conducted independently. Students will have 24/7 remote access to real Cisco hardware, Security+ v2 pods, and VMware vSphere 5.x based-pods as appropriate.
COMM 121 3.00 Units
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (UC:CSU)
DESCRIPTION: This is an advanced course in the analysis of the principles and significance of interpersonal social interactions in all areas of life. Perception, building positive relationships, personal disclosure, self-fulfilling prophecies, effective listening, communication apprehension, verbal and non-verbal communication, the impact of gender and culture on communication, expressing emotion, assertiveness, aggression, and conflict management will be examined.
COUNSELING 020 3.00 UNITS
POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION: THE SCOPE OF CAREER PLANNING (UC:CSU)
RECOMMENDED: Counseling 008 should be taken prior to Counseling 020. DESCRIPTION: This course provides students with the information to make appropriate educational, career and lifestyle choices. Topics examined include educational programs and their requirements, career resources and the career decision-making process, career planning, personal assessment, steps for success, values clarification, exploring personality and interests, skills assessment, the world of work, career options, making decisions, job search, preparing a winning resume, interviewing skills, and strategies for managing your career. Students will design their own educational plan.
COUNSELING 040 3.00 UNITS
COLLEGE SUCCESS SEMINAR (UC:CSU)
RECOMMENDED: Counseling 005 should be taken prior to Counseling 040. DESCRIPTION: This course will examine issues related to higher education that impact student success. Topics will include an overview of academic success skills, value and purpose of higher education, diversity in higher education, learning styles and memory, WLAC college policies and resources, health and wellness issues, decision making , factors that impact lifelong learning, effective oral, interpersonal and written communication strategies, critical thinking, career exploration and educational planning.
DEN HY 463 3.00 UNITS
HEALTH CAREERS RESEARCH AND CAPSTONE PROJECT
DESCRIPTION: Introduction to the capstone project and evaluation of scientific evidence-based literature. Basic research design components and writing skills will be discussed. Analysis of career options for the health sciences as well as an in-depth discussion of health science education including teaching methodology and learning styles. This is an upper division course, under the pilot program (SB 850), allowing for granting the Baccalaureate Degree in the community college setting.
ECONOMICS 001 3.00 Units
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I (UC:CSU)
PREREQUISITE: Mathematics 115 or higher. DESCRIPTION: Explores the decision-making process of the individual, the firm, and the industry when confronted with scarcity. Topics include: forms of business organizations, the role of government in the economic system, and labor-management relations.
ECONOMICS 002 3.00 Units
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS II (UC:CSU)
PREREQUISITE: Mathematics 115 or higher. NOTE: Economics 1 is not a prerequisite for Economics 2. DESCRIPTION: This course explores the causes of unemployment, inflation, dollar depreciation, economic stagnation, as well as policy changes. Topics include: the national income, business fluctuations, the financial system, public finance and international economics.
EDUCATION 230 1.00 UnitENGLISH 101 3.00 Unit
ONLINE STUDENT SUCCESS LAB
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to introduce new online students to the basics of how to succeed in an online class. This is the ideal first course for those new to online learning. This course also serves new online instructors to better empathize with and ensure the success of their online students.
COMPOSITION AND CRITICAL THINKING (UC:CSU)
PREREQUISITE: Completion of English 28 or ESL 8 with a grade of 'C' or better or appropriate placement level demonstrated through the English assessment process. DESCRIPTION: This is a college-level freshman composition course which focuses on expository writing and argumentation and requires the writing of a minimum of 6000 words in essays and a research paper. Students study a variety of texts written at the college level, including literature, that reflect current academic concerns relating to issues of language, ethnicity, class, gender, identity, psychology, and cultural studies. The course is intended for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.
ENGLISH 103 3.00 Units
COMPOSITION AND CRITICAL THINKING (UC:CSU)
PREREQUISITE: English 101 with a grade of 'C' or better. DESCRIPTION: This course, which meets the transfer critical thinking requirement, is designed to develop transfer-ready critical thinking, reading, and writing skills beyond the level achieved in English 101. Based on college-level readings, the course will focus on the development of logical reasoning and analytical and argumentative writing skills with a minimum of 10000 words of student writing submitted over the semester.
FAMILY AND CONSUMER STUDIES 021 3.00 Units
DESCRIPTION: This course deals with basic concepts of human nutrition throughout life, aimed at achieving and maintaining optimum health. Food compositions and the nutritional aspects of food preparation are explored.
FINANCE 008 3.00 Units
PERSONAL FINANCE AND INVESTMENTS (CSU)
Students receive and apply the principles of accounting, banking, finance, office methods, management and production, to one's personal affairs. Family budgeting, consumer credit, home ownership, life and property insurance, investment and savings plans, social security and retirement plans.
FIRE TECHNOLOGY 201 3.00 Units
FIRE PROTECTION ORGANIZATION (CSU)
DESCRIPTION: This course provides an overview of a career in fire protection and related fields. The philosophy and history of fire protection/service; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics will be discussed. Included will be the preparation of a resume, oral examination practice sessions and discussions regarding physical. medical and background examinations as required for employment.
GEOGRAPHY 001 3.00 Units
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY (UC:CSU)
DESCRIPTION: This course analyzes spatial patterns of the Earth's physical features and processes. The connections between Earth's water, air, land, and life are investigated at global, regional, and local scales providing a general synthesis of the broad field of physical geography.
GEOGRAPHY 015 2.00 Units
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY LABORATORY (UC:CSU)
DESCRIPTION: Acquire hands-on experience in the techniques Geographers use to understand our world. Topics include analyzing Earth-sun relationships, weather and climate, vegetation, landforms, and natural hazards. Instrumentation involves using topographic maps, satellite images, weather instruments, geospatial software and more.
GEOLOGY 001 3.00 Units
PHYSICAL GEOLOGY (UC:CSU)
DESCRIPTION: Minerals, rock types, geologic landforms, volcanoes, earthquakes, and continental drift are emphasized.
HEALTH 011 3.00 Units
PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHFUL LIVING (UC:CSU)
DESCRIPTION: This course will survey information regarding personal and community health and basic principles of healthful living. Such subjects as stress management, substance abuse, chronic diseases, and reproductive health, nutrition, exercise, mental health and personal care will be covered. Recommend taking English 101 before enrolling.
HISTORY 011 3.00 Units
POLITICAL AND SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES I (UC:CSU)
DESCRIPTION: A survey of political, economic, cultural and foreign policy areas of America from its roots in Europe through Reconstruction.
HUMANITIES 030 3.00 Units
THE BEGINNINGS OF CIVILIZATION (UC:CSU)
DESCRIPTION: This survey of cultural heritage of Western Civilization, from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece to the early Renaissance, presents a history of cultures and values with emphasis on artistic, literary, musical, religious and philosophical traditions using a wide variety of audio/visual materials.
MARKETING 001 3.00 UNITS
PRINCIPLES OF SELLING (CSU)
DESCRIPTION: This course covers creating effective selling presentations, and persuasive communications.
MANAGEMENT 013 3.00 UNITS
SMALL BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP (CSU)
DESCRIPTION: This course discusses the challenges of entrepreneurship, and provides the tools to enhance success. The course provides a detailed treatment of strategic planning for small businesses, an in-depth coverage of creating and managing the business, new sources of small business funding, effective decision making, and hands-on experience for creating a business plan.
MUSIC 111 3.00 Units
MUSIC APPRECIATION I (UC:CSU)
Designed for non-Music majors, this course meets Humanities/Fine Arts requirements; a survey of a wide variety of musical styles and periods, past and present in Western musical tradition. The emphasis is on perceptive listening, with expository readings.
POLITICAL SCIENCE 001 3.00 Units
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES (UC:CSU)
DESCRIPTION: This course studies the United States political system: theory, structure, functions of national, state and local government. Meets U.S. Constitution requirement.
PSYCHOLOGY 001 3.00 UNITS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I (UC:CSU)
DESCRIPTION: The course presents a survey of scientific theories, research and findings in behavior, including such topics as personality, perception, memory, motivation, emotion, learning, intelligence, consciousness, thinking, human relationships, abnormal behavior, and an overview of what psychologists do.
PSYCHOLOGY 014 3.00 Units
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (UC:CSU)
DESCRIPTION: This course deals with maladaptive behavior of human beings. Topics covered include history of abnormal psychology, classifications, clinical frameworks, causal factors, treatment and outcomes of mental illness, assessment utilizing the DSM-IV, therapy, and prevention. Major categories of mental disorders are presented including mood, anxiety, stress, somatoform, dissociative, psychosexual, personality, and schizophrenia.
PSYCHOLOGY 041 3.00 Units
LIFE-SPAN PSYCHOLOGY: FROM INFANCY TO OLD AGE (UC:CSU)
DESCRIPTION: This course presents the psychological development of the person from the prenatal stage through old age and death. Emphasis is placed on theories and their application to the behavioral, cognitive, social, and interconnectedness of all stages of life.
REAL ESTATE 001 3.00 Units
REAL ESTATE PRINCIPLES (CSU)
NOTE: Required for salesperson's license. DESCRIPTION: This beginning course in real estate fundamentals is required for the real estate salesperson's license and is highly recommended as a foundation course in real estate. Real estate economics, terminology and definitions, real estate law, ownership rights, real estate investment and career opportunities, as well as other subjects vital to a basic understanding of real estate are covered.
REAL ESTATE 003 3.00 Units
REAL ESTATE PRACTICES (CSU)
DESCRIPTION: This course covers the day-to-day activities of the real estate brokerage business from the viewpoint of both the owner and the sales staff. It gives practical training in such topics as: time management, human relations, client psychology, financing, leasing, appraising and property management. The course is required for those seeking the sales and California broker's license.
SOCIOLOGY 001 3.00 Units
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (UC:CSU)
DESCRIPTION: Introduction to the systematic study of groups and societies humans build and how these influence our behavior. This includes the study of social structure, social inequality, social institutions, and the changing shape of society.
SPANISH 001 5.00 Units
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I (UC:CSU)
DESCRIPTION: Fundamentals of Spanish pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, and culture. Stresses the ability to understand, read, write, and speak simple Spanish. Instructors will assign 16-18 hours of lab assignments as part of this class. Students taking this class on-campus will complete 16-18 hours of lab work for these courses in the first floor of the HLRC Building. Students taking this class online will complete 16-18 hours of lab work online.
TUTOR 001T 0.00 Units
SUPERVISED LEARNING ASSISTANCE
DESCRIPTION: No-cost academic help in a variety of subject matters. Students work one-on-one or in small groups with tutor-coaches. All tutoring/learning assistance/academic coaching is FREE to West students.
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