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Credit/Noncredit Class Schedule - Fall 2009
This schedule is subject to change without prior notice. Evening classes are shaded.

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There is still time to register!                                       Last day to add a full-semester class is Sept. 6

This fall College of Marin is offering a number of new and featured classes

At the College of Marin Kentfield Campus, students can learn more about major political developments in the Middle East by enrolling in our new class titled The Middle East: A Political Perspective or explore computer programming by enrolling in Introduction to Computer Programming. There are hundreds of classes to choose from. The Kentfield Campus is located at 835 College Ave., in Kentfield.

For more information about class listings refer to the fall schedule of classes

Students living in the Novato area who are planning to transfer to a four-year university can now enroll in several classes that satisfy transfer requirements at the Indian Valley Campus (IVC). This semester the IVC Campus is featuring several core transfer courses, including Interpersonal Communication and Introduction to Logic. Also, for students interested in developing their artistic abilities, IVC is featuring a Drawing and Composition 1 class this fall. IVC is located at 1800 Ignacio Blvd., in Novato. For more information about fall classes at IVC click here.

New Classes at Kentfield IVC Featured Classes Focusing on Transfer

POLS 117                                                                         3.0 Units
The Middle East: A Political Perspective
A survey of the major political developments in the Middle East in their historical and cultural context from the rise of Islam to the present, emphasizing the developments of the twentieth century. Transfer Credit: CSU/UC
81341 M Paules
Lecture W 6:40pm-9:30pm, KTD/HC169

COMP 130                                                                        4.0 Units
Introduction to Computer Programming
Prerequisites: MATH 103 and COMP 110 or concurrent enrollment.
This course offers an introduction to problem solving using a structured, object-oriented programming language like C/C++ for those without prior programming experience. Examples and programming assignments are drawn from many areas, involving both numerical and non-numerical applications. Transfer Credit: CSU/UC
81357 M. Chia
Lecture MW 7:10pm-8:30pm, KTD/SC124
Lab MW 8:40pm-10:00pm, KTD/SC144





SPCH 120                                                                           3.0 Units
Interpersonal Communication
This course introduces principles of effective communication in interpersonal relationships. It is the study of verbal and nonverbal communication, person perception, conflict resolution, listening, and communication barriers. Students will learn to identify communication behaviors and patterns in interpersonal relationships, both theirs and others. Transfer Credit: CSU/UC
80329 R Gaiz
Lecture W 6:10pm-9:00pm, IVC/BLDG16/

ART 130                                                                             4.0 Units
Drawing and Composition I
The development of drawing skills, perspective, form and composition, exploration of graphic materials; both traditional and experimental means of expression will be examined. Required of all art majors. A non obligatory donation of $20 will be requested at the first meeting to help pay model fees. ($10 material fee) Transfer Credit: CSU/UC
81042, S Lacke
Lecture S 9:10am-12:00pm, IVC/BLDG13/MW122
Lab S 1:10pm-4:00pm, IVC/BLDG13/ MW122
Meets 6 hours plus a one-hour lunch.

PHIL 112                                                                            3.0 Units
Introduction to Logic
Prerequisite: ELIGIBLE ENGL 150 Introduces students to the formal study of logic, the discipline that establishes the validity of arguments. Transfer Credit: CSU/ UC
81366 J Marmysz
Lecture R 6:10pm-9:00pm, IVC/BLDG19/OL21

kentfield featured classes kentfield featured classes

BIOL 099                                                                         3.0 Units
General Science
Many students feel unprepared to take college level science courses. This is an introductory course designed for students who have not taken or were previously unsuccessful in other science courses, and for students who have been away from school for an extended period of time. The class covers basic scientific principles and concepts of the physical and life sciences and prepares students to move into other science classes with the information, understanding, and skills required to succeed. Introductory topics in biology, chemistry, geography, geology, meteorology, and physics are discussed. This course also provides an excellent overview of the most important topics in science today for anyone interested in learning more about the natural world.
80034 A Gearhart
Lecture W 6:10pm-9:00pm, KTD/SC166 and 1 hr/wk TBA
Late start. Meets 13 weeks. May also be taken as GEOL 99. Students receive
credit for only one course.

BIOL 101                                                                         3.0 Units
Field Biology
This outdoor field course is designed to give nonmajors in biology an overview of Marin’s varied plant and animal communities. Most of Marin’s 25 biotic community types are investigated, including aquatic and terrestrial. Identification of plants, animals, and ecology are major areas of emphasis. Transfer Credit: CSU
81387 J Mueller
Lec T 6:10pm-9:00pm, KTD/SC190
Lab and 3 hrs/wk TBA

BIOL 104                                                                         3.0 Units
The Ecology of Infectious Diseases
Through the study of microorganisms and their ecology, students will gain an understanding of the distribution, spread and control of infectious diseases, including past and current epidemics such as: Lyme disease, plague, malaria, ebola, and hanta virus disease. This course will enable students to understand the difficulties surrounding vaccination programs, and the impact of infectious diseases on the human experience. It will also provide a solid foundation for those students wishing to pursue careers in microbiology, public health, biomedical science, or urban planning. Transfer Credit: CSU
80918 J Deneris
Lec W 2:10pm-5:00pm, KTD/SC191

BIOL 138                                                                            4.0 Units
Introduction to Environmental Science
This science-based course takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the environmental crisis that confronts us all. Our studies combine ideas and information from natural sciences (such as biology, chemistry and geology) and social sciences (such as economics, politics, and ethics) to present a general idea of how nature works and how humans and ecosystems are interconnected. Transfer Credit: CSU/UC
80413 J Mueller, V Smith
Lec MW 6:10pm-9:00pm, KTD/SC190
May also be taken as GEOL 138. Students receive credit for only one course.

BIOL 142                                                                            3.0 Units
Environmental Policy and Planning
This course is a study of federal, state, and local environmental legislation. It is a chronology of America’s awakening to environmental issues and a study of our efforts to resolve these issues through the planning process. An understanding of the content of this course is vital for environmental scientists, planners, and developers. Transfer Credit: CSU/UC
80415 E Hagstrom
Lec W 6:10pm-9:00pm, KTD/SC191
May also be taken as GEOL 142. Students receive credit for only one course.

BIOL 143                                                                            3.0 Units
Stewardship of Marin Parks and Open Space
Besides making Marin a desirable place in which to live and travel, its non urbanized parks and open space areas carry with them a great responsibility: preservation and enhancement of their best qualities for present and future generations. This course includes essential background material, interviews with current management personnel, and field visits to parkland and open space areas of special interest. Transfer Credit: CSU
81395 P DaSilva
Lec R 6:10pm-9:00pm, KTD/SC190 and 2 hrs/wk TBA

BIOL 160                                                                            3.0 Units
Soil: Ecology and Management
This course covers key aspects to understanding the role of soils in our environment. Topics include the history of humans and their relationship to soil, soil formation and evolution, classification, the physical and biological properties of soil and their interrelationships, the relationships between soil properties and its ability to support plant growth, and approaches to use soil in a sustainable manner. Transfer Credit: CSU
81396 F Agudelo-Silva
Lec T 2:10pm-6:00pm, KTD/SC130

Fall classes start Aug. 17

There is still time to register and space is available in many classes. Students can enroll for classes through September 6. For information on how to enroll go to Classes start Aug. 17.

Due to budget cuts many community colleges in the Bay area have announced that they are cutting classes from their fall schedules. This fall, despite the economic downturn, College of Marin will not eliminate classes from its fall 2009 schedule that meet minimum enrollment requirements.

Students also should note that the California legislature recently raised enrollment fees to $26 per unit. Financial aid is available to eligible students. For information about financial aid call (415) 485-9409.

Attending College of Marin for the first two-years of your four-year degree or for job training is still a great deal when compared to the cost of attending four-year universities.

Comparative Fees Fee history

Fees for 2009-10 full time enrollment  

  • CA Community College   $780 (30 units at $26 per unit)
  • CA State University        $4,827
  • University of California   $8,720 

Fiscal Year   Fee (per unit)

  • 1984 –85  $5*
  • 1991-92   $6
  • 1993-94   $10
  • 1994-95   $13
  • 1998-99   $12
  • 1999-00   $11
  • 2003-04   $18
  • 2004-05   $26
  • 2006-07   $20
  • 2009        $26

*Prior to 1984, community colleges charged no fee

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