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Online Courses Fall 2011

Enrollment must be verified. After registering for your web course, email the instructor with current email contact information on or before the first day of class to verify enrollment and to receive class login instructions. If this step is not completed by the first day of classes, you will not be officially registered for the course that semester. To register after the first day of the semester, you must obtain a signature or email authorization and present it with their enrollment card to register.

Because this is an online course, you must access the course many times during the week to stay up to date with email correspondences, discussion forums, assignments, and assessments. This is not a self-paced course. Many students think that distance education will somehow be easier than a face-to-face class, only to discover that the workload is different but by no means less time consuming or difficult. For success in this course, be sure you have both the time and the technology to undertake it.

For success in this course, you must have access to a reliable computer, your MyCOM email account, and a functioning Internet connection. You should also have a backup plan should your system or your Internet provider fail you. Since all of your assignments are posted on to the course website you must have a basic understanding of how to use email and attachments, navigate the Internet, and communicate online.

Acess to a reliable computer and Internet connection are required. You should also have a backup plan should your system or your Internet provider fail you. Since we will be using the Moodle learning management system, you must at least have a basic understanding of how to navigate the Internet and communicate online.

BUS 144 Business Communication – 3.0 Units

Advisory: ENGL 079
Students will learn to write letters, memoranda, resumes, reports, and other business documents easily and effectively. Assignments will be submitted to the instructor via email.

In this online business writing course, students will need access to a computer, an Internet connection, and Microsoft Word.
Students should be familiar with sending and receiving email and with using a Web browser to navigate and search Web sites. There are no on-campus attendance requirements for this course except for a final exam. Books are needed the first week of class. Students should plan on spending at least six hours per week in studying and developing their writing skills.

Once students have officially enrolled in this section, they must email instructor, Brian Wilson, by August 15, 2011, to verify enrollment in the class and their email address to avoid being dropped. Find out more on the Business Communication web page or call 415.485.9322.
Transfer Credit: CSU

CRN 80861 \ B Wilson

CHEM 105 Chemistry in the Human Environment – 3.0 Units

A one-semester nonmathematical course for liberal arts and non-science majors, with or without lab (CHEM 105L) to fulfill G.E. requirements in physical sciences. Stresses a humanistic approach to chemistry, introducing concepts via important social and environmental contexts.

Once students have officially enrolled in this section, they must email instructor, Erik Dunmire, by August 15, 2011, to verify their enrollment in the class and their email address to avoid being dropped. Find out more on the Chemistry 105 webpage or call 415.485.9510.
Transfer Credit: CSU/UC

CRN 80464 \ E Dunmire

CIS 110 Introduction to Computer Information Systems – 3.0 Units

A general introduction to computers and information processing for all students, this transfer level course will allow students to work with personal computers using application software for word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. This section requires students to have an email address, Internet connection, and sufficient Internet experience to be able to use a Web browser to fill out forms, download files, and navigate Web sites. Because this is a Windows based course, you must have access to a computer running Windows XP, Vista or 7. There are no on-campus attendance requirements for this course except for a final exam. Communication is by email and phone.

Once students have officially enrolled in this section, they must email instructor Mike Ransom by August 15, 2011, to verify their enrollment in the class and their email address to avoid being dropped. Find out more on the: COM Business and Information Systems web page or call 415.485.9579. ($3 materials fee)
Transfer Credit: CSU/UC

CRN 80016 \ M Ransom

Danc 108 Dance History – 3.0 Units

Dance History probes the traditions of dance in communities around the world in an attempt to understand the oldest and most compelling of languages, the art of communication called dance. This course is offered via the internet and requires that each student have access to a computer with an Internet connection. There are no on-campus attendance requirements for this course.

Register early. This class fills up before the semester begins.

There will be three assignments per unit. Each unit is two weeks, so you will have two weeks to answer questions from the text, videos, and to participate in the discussion board topics.

Once students have officially enrolled in this section, they must email instructor Sandi Weldon by August 15, 2011, to verify their enrollment in the class and their email address to avoid being dropped. For more information call 415.457.8811ext. 7732 or email Sandi Weldon.

CRN 81434 \ CRN 81831 \ S Weldon

EDUC 111 Foundations of Teaching – 3.0 Unit

This course explores what it means to be a professional teacher in today's high-stakes environment of education. Building upon a strong mentoring approach, this course helps students make decisions about their teaching future by fostering an awareness of the realities of teaching in America today. Practical perspectives for meeting the challenges of teaching as well as practical and foundational topics will provide student with a well-rounded view of the teaching profession.

There are no on-campus attendance requirements. Because this is an online course, you must access the course at least 3 times a week to stay up to date with discussions and assignments. Be prepared for this participatory type of online course that unfolds week-by-week, and know in advance that it is not a correspondence or self-paced course. Students who do not access and participate in the course at least 3 times a week, will not receive a passing grade.

Once students have officially enrolled in a section, they are required to sign into their MyCOM account on August 15, 2011. Choose Education 111 from your course list and this will lead you to the Moodle course room. For more information about getting a MyCOM account, read the FAQ's on the MyCOM portal login page.

If you are on the wait list or need to add the course, you must email the instructor, Dr. Sandy Boyd, as soon as possible to request an add code. Please include your full name, the title and section number of the class you wish to add, and your COM Student ID in your email.

CRN 80856 \ S Boyd

ENGG 235 Engineering Mechanics: Statics – 3.0 Units

Prerequisites: Physics 207A and Math 124 (may be taken concurrently)

An introduction for engineering students to applied vector mechanics of rigid bodies in static equilibrium. Students will learn standard engineering techniques for the analysis of external and internal forces in structures, distributed force problems, friction, centroids and moments of inertia.

This section requires students to have Internet access and the ability to navigate web sites, upload and download electronic documents, and utilize online conferencing software. Students will use the Internet to participate in live lectures and/or view archived recordings, to communicate with the instructor and classmates, and to submit assignments. Exams must be taken in person on specified dates. Once students have officially enrolled in this section, they must email instructor, Erik Dunmire, by August 15, 2011, to verify their enrollment in the class and their email address to avoid being dropped. Find out more on the ENGG 235 webpage.
Transfer credit: CSU/UC

81864 \ E Dunmire

ENGL 150 Reading and Composition (1A) – 3.0 Units

Prerequisite: ENGL 120 or 120SL

This course is intended to develop and refine writing, reading, and critical thinking abilities. Various works will be read and discussed. The student's writing is principally expository and argumentative. Students are required to have an email address, Internet connection, and sufficient Internet experience to be able to visit various sites. There are no on-campus attendance requirements for these sections.

Communication is by email, online conferencing, and phone. Once students have officially enrolled in a section, they are required to sign into their MyCOM account for important class information after 6pm on August 15, 2011. The MyCOM announcement will include information on how to access the online class. Students should also check their MyCOM mail for messages from the instructor. For information about getting a MyCOM account, read the FAQ's on the MyCOM login page.

If you are on the wait list or if you are attempting to add the course, get more information and further instructions on the English 150 webpage.

CRN 81074 \ CRN 81075 \ CRN 81349 \ I Kelly

ENGL 151 Reading and Composition (1B) 4.0 Units

Prerequisite: ENGLISH 150 (Four lecture hours weekly.)

This is a critical thinking/composition course that highlights literary texts as material from which students will derive samples to use in critical constructions of their own. The term "literary evidence" is broadly defined here to include critical and argumentative essays, biographical or historical discussions, belletristic writing, and textual analysis, as well as poetry, drama, short stories, and novels. Students will develop skills in analysis, interpretation, informal logic, and expository and persuasive essay writing. They will learn to identify arguments, both in persuasive polemical discourse where arguments are presented and defended, and in subtler, more emotional texts where arguments are implied or masked. They will develop skills in recognizing and distinguishing fallacious reasoning from cogent reasoning in a variety of formats. Student essays will be expected to demonstrate a capacity for presenting complex ideas (problems with ambiguous or multiple solutions, for example) in a clear, coherent, convincing manner, with particular attention to matters of organization and style. A minimum of eight thousand words of writing (including forum discussions and revisions) will be required.

There are no on-campus attendance requirements. Because this is an online course, you must access the course at least 3 times a week to stay up to date with forum discussion assignments, assessments, and email correspondences. So please be prepared for this participatory type of online course that unfolds week-by-week, and know in advance that it is not a correspondence or self-paced course. Students who do not access and participate in the course at least 3 times a week, will be denied access.

Once students have officially enrolled in a section, they are required to sign into their MyCOM account for important class information after 6pm on August 15, 2011. The MyCOM announcement will include information on how to access the online class. Students should also check their MyCOM mail for messages from the instructor. For more information about getting a MyCOM account, read the FAQ's on the MyCOM portal login page.

If you are on the wait list or if you are attempting to add the course, you are required to email the instructor, Alisa Klinger, as soon as possible for further instructions. Please include your full name, the title and section number of the class you wish to add, and you COM Student ID (if you have one) in your email. You may also direct general questions about this class to me as well. Please put English 151 in the subject field.

I look forward to our adventure in online learning!

CRN 80201 \ CRN 80202 \ A Klinger

HED 115 Weight Control, Exercise and Nutrition – 3.0 Units

This course is designed to act as an educational support program and resource center for individuals who desire to develop or desire to help others develop a new healthier lifestyle, including weight management, exercise, and proper nutritional behaviors. The latest research in the wellness and fitness field will be emphasized.There are no on-campus attendance requirements.

Before the start of the session, students will receive an announcement/email via the MyCOM portal with information on how to access the online class and a course syllabus. Once students have officially enrolled, they are required to sign into their MyCOM account and enter the course website after 6pm on August 15, 2011. For more information about getting a MyCOM account, read the FAQ's on the MyCOM portal login page.

If you are on the wait list or if you are attempting to add the course, you are required to email the instructor, Kathleen Smyth, before the start of the session for further instructions. Please include your full name, the title and section number of the class you wish to add, and your COM Student ID (if you have one) in your email.

You may also direct general questions about this class to me prior to the first day of class. Please put HED 115 in the subject field.

CRN 80806 \ K Smyth

HED 119 Effective Teaching Strategies in Wellness and Fitness – 3.0 Units

Advisory: HED 116 or PE 116
This course is designed to help students become more effective wellness and fitness professionals by developing a toolbox of practical teaching, learning, and evaluation methods that can be implemented in this field.
Transfer Credit: CSU

CRN 81294 \ C Rogow

HED 130 Contemporary Health Issues – 3.0 Units

This is a critical thinking course requiring students to write weekly essays on various topics in health education, participate in discussion forums, complete assigned readings, and take assessments. This course will include, but not be limited to, the study of physical and psychological health, creating healthy relationships, avoiding and overcoming harmful habits, prevention of disease, and developing healthy lifestyles. Specific topics may include managing stress, birth control, pregnancy, childbirth, sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS, drug, alcohol and tobacco use and abuse, nutrition and fitness, aging, environmental health, and consumerism. There are no on-campus attendance requirements.

Before the start of the session, students will receive an announcement/email via the MyCOM portal with information on how to access the online class and a course syllabus. Once students have officially enrolled, they are required to sign into their MyCOM account and enter the course website after 6pm on August 15, 2011. For more information about getting a MyCOM account, read the FAQ's on the MyCOM portal login page.

If you are on the wait list or if you are attempting to add the course, you are required to email the instructor, Kathleen Smyth, before the start of the session for further instructions. Please include your full name, the title and section number of the class you wish to add, and your COM Student ID (if you have one) in your email.

You may also direct general questions about this class to me prior to the first day of class. Please put HED 130 in the subject field.

CRN 80809 \ K Smyth

HED 140 Stress Management and Health – 3.0 Units

This course will examine the theoretical framework of stress and stress management techniques. Areas of study will include: defining stress, understanding psychological theories of stress, causes of stress and health consequences of stress. Students will examine and analyze strategies to manage and cope with stress, such as time management, relaxation techniques, communication skills, diet and exercise. All materials will be presented in a manner that can be understood with a background in biology or chemistry.
Transfer Credit: CSU

CRN 81494 \ C Rogow

Math 095 Basic and Intermediate Math Skills – 2.0 Units

Prerequisite: MATH 85 or satisfactory score on the Math Assessment Test
This course covers addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, mixed numerals, and decimals, square roots, percents and common divisors, and least common multiples; the arithmetic to include ratio and proportions; some pre-algebra topics; and measurement to include area and volume.

CRN 81829 \ G Golitzin

Math 101 Elementary Algebra – 3.0 Units

Prerequisite: Math 95 or 95B
An introduction to elementary algebra. Topics will include linear equations, inequalities, systems with applications, polynomials, rational expressions, exponents, roots, radicals and quadratic equations.

Once students have officially enrolled in this section, they must email instructor, George Golitzin, by August 15, 2011, to verify their enrollment in the class and their email address to avoid being dropped.

CRN 80347 \ G Golitzin

Math 103 Intermediate Algebra – 5.0 Units

Prerequisite: Math 101 or 101XY Five lecture hours weekly
This course is an extension of many of the concepts introduced in elementary algebra. The real number properties, polynomials, rational expressions, first degree equations, inequalities and applications and complex numbers are treated in greater detail. In addition, functions and their graphs, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, linear programming, exponential and logarithmic functions will be covered. This course will satisfy the prerequisite for Math 121. This course will be offered in the Math Lab (individualized mode) as well as the lecture/discussion mode.

To find out more at www.maulaallen.net. Communication is by postal mail, email and online conferencing. Once students have officially enrolled in this section, they must email instructor, Maula Allen, by August 15, 2011, to verify their enrollment in the class and their email address to avoid being dropped.

CRN 80355 \ M Allen

Math 115 Probability and Statistics – 4.0 Units

Prerequisites: Math 103 or 103AB or 103XY or satisfactory score on Math Assessment Test
Descriptive statistics, probability, probability data distributions, data sampling, central limit theorem, estimation and hypothesis testing, correlation and linear regression and an introduction to analysis of variance. Find out more at the Math 115 webpage. Communication is by postal mail, email and online conferencing. Once students have officially enrolled they must send an email to the instructor, Ira Lansing, with an email address. For a similar course with on campus availability see the Television Course/Distance Learning section of MATH 115 Televised Course in the course listings.

Once students have officially enrolled in this section, they must email instructor, Ira Lansing, by August 15, 2011, to verify their enrollment in the class and their email address to avoid being dropped.

CRN 80366 \ I Lansing

MMST 101 Orientation to Multimedia – .5 Unit

This course will provide a general introduction and familiarization of the COM Multimedia Studies Program and the local media industry. Lecture and lab components will cover basic computer skills required for entry into the Certificate of Achievement program, an orientation to the lab facilities and other program resources. It will also cover career information including industry salaries, job titles and requisite skills, employment trends, and other relevant occupational information about this dynamic field.

Student Log-in Procedure
Once you have registered via the COM Web site or at the Student Services Office in Kent field or IVC, visit http://www.geek-school.com and register using a valid email address. Reply to the auto-email send to this address to register to the course site. Once you have registered on this course site, Email the instructor at, James Gonzalez, to get the Enrollment Key that will get you access to the course materials on the www.geek-school.com website.

CRN 81045 \ J Gonzalez

MMST 131A Web Design I – 3.0 Units

Software: Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, Fireworks CS5

This course will provide an introduction to designing webpages. Students will evaluate the design of existing websites and use current professional-level software to design and develop a small working website that is attractive, functional, and easy to use.

Student Log-in Procedure
Once you have registered via the COM website or at the Student Services Office in Kentfield or IVC, visit http://www.geek-school.com and register using a valid email address. Reply to the auto-email send to this address to register to the course site. Email the instructor, James Gonzalez, to get the Enrollment Key that will get you access to the course materials on the www.geek-school.com.

Find out more on the MMST 131A webpage.

CRN 81443 \ J Gonzalez 

MMST 131B Web Design II – 3.0 Units

Prerequisite: MMST 131A
Software: Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, Fireworks CS5

This is a second semester Web design course providing more intermediated-level information and resources for designing, and maintaining attractive and effective Web sites. Students will use current professional-level software to create small Web sites formatted with cascading style sheets and employing HTML templates.

Student Log-in Procedure
Once you have registered via the COM Web site or at the Student Services Office in Kent field or IVC, visit http://www.geek-school.com and register using a valid email address. Reply to the auto-email sent to this address to register to the course site. Once you have registered on this course site, Email the instructor at James Gonzalez to get the Enrollment Key that will get you access to the course materials on the www.geek-school.com website.

Find out more on the MMST 131B web page.

CRN 81445 \ J Gonzalez

MMST 131C Web Design III – 3.0 Units

Prerequisite: MMST 131B
Software: Adobe DreamweaverCS5, Flash CS5 and Leading Content Management

An in-depth continuation of MMST 131B providing advanced information and resources for creating medium to large websites. Students will use content management software and CSS templates to designs, create and manage database-driven sites such as online magazines, blogs, web portals, online stores, and other sites requiring frequent and dynamic updating of content.

Student Log-in Procedure
Once you have registered via the COM Web site or at the Student Services Office in Kent field or IVC, visit: http://www.geek-school.com and register using a valid email address. Reply to the auto-email send to this address to register to the course site. Once you have registered on this course site, Email the instructor, James Gonzalez to get the "ENROLLMENT KEY" that will get you access to the course materials on the www.geek-school.com web site.

For more information: MMST 131C

CRN 81446 \ J Gonzalez

PHIL 110 Introduction to Philosophy – 3.0 Units

Prerequisite: English 98

This course is an online introduction to major thinkers, movements and ideas in the western philosophical tradition. This course requires students to have an email address, Internet connection and sufficient Internet experience to be able to visit various sites, engage in chat room discussions, submit papers and take online exams. There are no on-campus requirements for this section. Students can communicate by phone, email and online conferences.

Once students have registered they must send an email message to the instructor, John Marmysz by 8/15/11 to verify their enrollment and their email address to avoid being dropped.

CRN 80543 \ CRN 81068 \ J Marmysz

PE 119 Effective Teaching Strategies in Wellness and Fitness – 3.0 Units

Advisory: PE 116

This course is designed to help students become more effective wellness and fitness professionals by developing a toolbox of practical teaching, learning and evaluation methods that can be implemented in this field. Transfer Credit: CSU

CRN 81326 \ C Rogow

May be taken as PE 119 or HED 119. Students receive credit for only one course.

PE 120 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology – 3.0 Units

This course provides an introduction to the theoretical and applied aspects of psychology in sport and exercise settings. Transfer Credit: CSU

CRN 80567 \ C Rogow

PE 121 Personal Trainer Certification Course – 3.0 Units

Advisory: BIOL 107 or PE 107 Hybrid Course: on-campus lecture, 1.5 hrs/wk Web Based lecture/lab, 3 hrs/wk TBA

This course is designed to prepare students to meet the stringent certification standards set forth by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Through a variety of health and fitness training and evaluation techniques, students engage in an assortment of practical experiences, while developing a thorough understanding of core exercise concepts and principals.

This is a hybrid course. Students should not sign up for this class unless they can attend the mandatory class meeting once a week, which will include both lecture and practicum experience. Students will be required to spend a significant amount of time preparing for practice exams, mastering proper exercise techniques and reading.

Because this course has an online component, students are expected to access the course many times during the week to stay up to date with email correspondences, discussion forums, assignments, and assessments. This is not a self-paced course. Many students think that distance education will somehow be easier than a face-2-face class, only to discover that the workload is different but by no means less time consuming or difficult. For success in this course, be sure you have both the time and the technology to undertake it.

For success in this course, you must have access to a reliable computer, your MyCOM email account, and a functioning Internet connection. You should also have a backup plan should your system or your Internet provider fail you. Since all of your assignments are posted on to the course website you must have a basic understanding of how to use email and attachments, navigate the Internet, and communicate online.

Before the start of the session, students will receive an announcement/email via the MyCOM portal with information on how to access the online class and a course syllabus. Once students have officially enrolled, they are required to sign into their MyCOM account and enter the course website after 6pm on the first official day of the term: August 15, 2011. For more information about getting a MyCOM account, read the FAQ's on the MyCOM portal login page.

If you are on the wait list or if you are attempting to add the course, you are required to email the instructor: Kathleen Smyth before the start of the session for further instructions. Please include your full name, the title and section number of the class you wish to add, and your COM Student ID (if you have one) in your email.

If you have any questions prior to the first day of class, please feel free to email me, putting PE 121 in the subject field: Kathleen Smyth

CRN 80568 Arr 3 hours per week \ KTD/WEB \ K Smyth

PSY 114 The Psychology of Human Development – 3.0 Units

The psychology of development from conception through old age. This course requires six hours of study per week plus the three hours spent with web-based lecture and activity materials. You should have an email address, Internet connection and be able to write academic papers and take exams online. You should also be available for a phone discussion at least one time during the semester. Students must register an email address with the college upon enrollment. Enrolled students must email the instructor: Yolanda Van Ecke before the start of course.

CRN 80053 \ CRN 81582 \ Y Van Ecke

PSY 130 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology – 3.0 Units

This course will examine the psychological theories and techniques that are applied to sport, exercise and other achievement-related situations. The course will emphasize the enhancement of performance and personal growth of athletes, coaches, and exercise participants. Students will also learn mental skills that they will be able to transfer from sport and exercise settings to their everyday lives.

CRN 81736 \ C Rogow

SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I – 5.0 Units

This course involves speaking, understanding, reading, and writing Spanish with an introduction to Hispanic culture. Labs and audiovisual materials are included. Transfer Credit: CSU/UC

CRN 81405 R Ostojic-Portello

In-Class Lec M 4:10-6:00pm, KTD/LC 36

Lab 3hrs/wk TBA, KTD/LC 150

Please Note: This class is offered in a hybrid format, which is a combination of in-class meetings and online instruction.

WE 298ABCD and 299ABC Work Experience 298ABCD and 299ABC

Earn college credit while working, whether paid or volunteer! Lean new skills and improve job knowledge. Personalized learning objectives are developed in cooperation with work supervisors and college instructor. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 7 units including Work Experience and have a job, paid or volunteer.

There are no on-campus attendance requirements. Because this is an online course, you must access the course at least once a week to stay up to date with discussions and assignments. Be prepared for this participatory type of online course that unfolds week-by-week, and know in advance that it is not a correspondence or self-paced course. Students who do not access and participate in the course at least once a week, will not receive a passing grade. Distance education is not easier than a traditional face-to-face course; the content is just presented in a different modality. For success in this course, be sure you have both the time and the technology to undertake it, as well as working at your job.

You must have access to a reliable computer and a functioning Internet connection. You should also have a backup plan should your system or your Internet provider fail you. Since we will be using the Moodle learning management system, you must at least have a basic understanding of how to navigate the Internet and communicate online.

Once students have officially enrolled in a section, they are required to sign into their MyCOM account on the first official day of the term: August 15, 2011. Choose Work Experience from your course list and this will lead you to the Moodle course room. For more information about getting a MyCOM account, read the FAQ's on the MyCOM portal login page.

If you are on the wait list or need to add the course, you must email the instructor, Dr. Sandy Boyd, as soon as possible to request an add code. Please include your full name, the title and section number of the class you wish to add, and your COM Student ID in your email.

Occupational Work Experience

WE 298A CRN 80764 Enrolled in 7 units and employed 5 hrs/wk S Boyd Occupational Work Experience 1 Unit

WE 298B CRN 80767 Enrolled in 7 units and employed 10 hrs/wk S Boyd Occupational Work Experience 2 Units

WE 298C CRN 81450 Enrolled in 7 units and employed 15 hrs/wk S Boyd Occupational Work Experience 3 Units

WE 298D CRN 80773 Enrolled in 7 units and employed 20 hrs/wk S Boyd Occupational Work Experience 4 Units

General Work Experience

WE 299A CRN 80776 Enrolled in 7 units and employed 5 hrs/wk S Boyd General Work Experience 1 Unit

WE 299B CRN 80779 Enrolled in 7 units and employed 10 hrs/wk S Boyd General Work Experience 2 Units

WE 299C CRN 80782 Enrolled in 7 units and employed 15 hrs/wk S Boyd General Work Experience 3 Units