DVC

Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA has a variety of courses that deal with gender-related issues.

Note: All the information has been retrieved from DVC Catalog 2005-2006 and the online catalog at www.dvc.edu. Please double check before you register in case they have made any changes.

Divisions

Addiction Studies :: Business Management :: Economics
English :: Family Life Education :: Film
Health Science :: History :: Psychology
Social Science :: Sociology :: Special Education

Addiction Studies

  • ADS-101: Introduction to Substance Abuse and Treatment
    • 3 units SC
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • recommended: eligibility for ENGL 122 or equilavent
    • This course provides basic core knowledge and theories about addiction, treatment, and public policy. CSU

  • ADS-155: Diverse Communities and Social Services
    • 3 units SC
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • recommended: eligibility for ENGL 122 or equilavent
    • Meets the State Department of Social Services licensing requirement for DSS III, Program and Curriculum Development.
    • This course investigates the impact of health status, lifestyle/behavior patterns, and personal and cultural beliefs on individual and group access to social services. Groups studied will include Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Native Americans, and Pacific Rim cultures, among others. The course will examine in detail effective strategies for cross and inter-cultural work in social services, with particular emphasis on addiction prevention, intervention, and treatment services. CSU

  • ADS-170: Introduction to Codependency and Family Issues
    • 3 units SC
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • ADS 101 or equivalent; Eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent
    • This course is an examiniation of biological, phychological, and socialogical issues revelant to family functioning, with a focus on chemically dependent families. Included in this is a close examination of codependency and family system variables, such as family structure, communication and emotional closeness. CSU

Business Management

  • BUSMG-131: Women As Managers (a.k.a. Gender Issues in Management)
    • 3 units LR
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • An exploration of selected aspects of management as they relate to women in management positions. Course will explore legal, social, and economic factors that have caused the present inequalities. Techniques in mentoring, networking, competing, communicating, and leadership roles will be studied. Supervision, goal setting, motivation, management styles, and career planning for women will be discussed. CSU

Economics

  • ECON-101: Economics of Public Issues
    • 3 units SC
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • recommended: ENGL 122 or equivalent
    • Examination of the economic aspects of selected current public issues such as price controls, crime, education, poverty, pollution, inter- national trade, and taxes. Analyzes the role of economics as a social science in understanding causes of, and policies for dealing with, current public issues. CSU

English

  • ENGL-173: Introduction to Gay and Lesbian Multicultural Voices in Literature
    • 3 units SC
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • recommended: ENGL 122
    • This course presents 20th century literature and related arts by and about gay men and lesbians from Hispanic/Latino, African-American, European-American, Asian-American, Native American cultural, ethnic, and class groups. Under scrutiny will be literature written by gay men and lesbians with a focus on language, ideology, substance, and form. Through a study of the artist’s work and an understanding of the historical, social, and psychological forces shaping literature and related arts, students should reach a heightened awareness of a segment of society not often studied. Through criticism of and writing about the art, the students should also reach a greater understanding of artistic excellence. CSU, UC

  • ENGL-190: Women’s Literature
    • 3 units SC
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • recommended: ENGL 122
    • This course presents literature and related arts by and about women from at least three of the following cultural, ethnic, and racial groups: Hispanic-Latina American, African-American, European-American, Asian-American, and Native American cultural, ethnic and racial groups, Under scrutiny will be women’s prescribed role in society as well as the language, ideology, substance and form of the artistic renderings. Through a study of the artist’s work and an understanding of the historical, social, and psychological forces shaping the art, students should reach a heightened awareness of women’s contributions and struggles in our society as well as in others. Through criticism of and writing about the art, the students should also reach a greater understanding of artistic excellence. CSU, UC

Family Life Education

  • FAMLI-124: Child Development and Psychology
    • 3 units SC
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • recommended: eligibility for ENGL 122 or equilavent
    • Meets the State Department of Social Services licensing requirement for DSS I, Child/Human Growth and Development.
    • Study of human development and behavior from conception through adolescence, with emphasis on principal theories and supporting data basic to understanding the physiological, social and psychological determinants of human behavior. CAN FCS 14, CSU, UC

  • FAMLI-130: Child, Family, and Community
    • 3 units SC
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • recommended: eligibility for ENGL 122 or equilavent
    • Meets the State Department of Social Services licensing requirements for DSS II, 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 on a child of the variety of family systems including ethnic and subcultural variations. 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. CSU

  • FAMLI-144: Diversity in Early Childhood Education Classrooms
    • 3 units SC
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • Co-requisite: FAMLI 124 or equivalent (may be taken prior to enrollment in FAMLI 144)
    • recommended: eligibility for ENGL 122 or equilavent
    • This course is designed to evaluate biases with regard to race, gender, culture, disability, class, and age within the early childhood setting and to provide age appropriate curriculum ideas, activities, and materials which would help to eliminate these biases. CSU

Film

  • FILM-284: Introduction to Film: Women in Cinema
    • 3 units SC
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • recommended: ENGL 122 or equivalent
    • This course is a survey of the major influences of women on film history. The course includes lec- tures and the viewing of key films by notable women directors, producers, screenwriters, editors and actors who have influenced the development of film arts around the world. An analysis of how social, economic, and historical forces have shaped women’s role in the development of film will be stressed, as well as, the growth of global media culture, and how film communicates as an art form. CSU, UC

Health Science

  • HSCI-125: Consumer Health
    • 3 units SC
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • recommended: eligibility for ENGL 122 or equilavent
    • This course is designed to examine consumer aspects of health and medical care in contemporary society. Course study will include topics such as evaluating health care delivery systems, health care providers, and health insurance plans. Students will also learn how to critically assess health information and health-related services and products, as well as, where to obtain health information, services and products. CSU

  • HSCI-127: Drugs, Health and Society
    • 3 units SC
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • recommended: eligibility for ENGL 122 or equilavent
    • This course will be an in depth study of drug use in our society, particularly the most commonly used and abused drugs. This course will examine the common uses and health effects of drugs such as: over the counter remedies, prescription drugs, herbal remedies, recreational drugs and illicit drugs. CSU, UC

  • HSCI-140: Human Sexuality
    • 3 units SC
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • recommended: eligibility for ENGL 122 or equilavent
    • This is an introductory course examining human sexuality from a biological and cross-cultural perspective. Historical and traditional influences, as well as current perspectives will be presented. This course will facilitate students’ knowledge of each other’s cultures and traditions as they relate to sexuality. Topics that will be examined include sexual anatomy and physiology, gender issues, sex research, relationships and intimacy, communication, sexual behaviors, sexual orientation, sexual minorities, contraception, abortion, sexually transmitted diseases, and enhancing sexual fulfillment. CSU, UC

  • HSCI-170: Women’s Health
    • 3 units SC
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • recommended: eligibility for ENGL 122 or equilavent
    • An exploration of the biological, socio-political, and psychological aspects of women’s health and medical care in contemporary society. The course examines current scientific knowledge and human behavior as it relates to health issues of particular concern to women such as self-health, reproductive management, menopause, nutrition, health research, breast cancer, infectious disease and stress. CSU, UC (credit limits may apply to UC-see counselor)

History

  • HIST-170: History of Women in the United States (Pre-Colonial – 1877)
    • 3 units SC
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • recommended: eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent
    • This course is a survey, of United States history (pre-colonial-1877) emphasizing women’s life experiences within the context of larger historical changes. The course will examine the commonalties of women’s experience based on their gender and the differences among women based on their race, ethnicity, class, and region. The course will explore how women fostered and were affected by social, political, economic, and cultural transformations. The course will consider the impact of the U.S. and California Constitutions and the activities of federal, state, and local governments on the experience of women. Transfer Credit: UC credit limitations. See counselor. CSU

  • HIST-171: History of Women in the United States (1877 – Present)
    • 3 units SC
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • recommended: eligibility for ENGL 122 or equivalent
    • This course is a survey of United States history (1877-present) emphasizing women’s life experiences within the context of larger historical changes. The course will also examine the commonalities of women’s experience based on their gender and the differences among women based on their race, ethnicity, class, and region. The course will explore how women fostered and were affected by the industrialization, secularization and urbanization of the United States, and the development of the United States as a world power. Women’s abilities to mobilize and change the political institutions and the Constitution will be a main theme. The impact of federal, state, and local governments on women in California will be emphasized. Transfer Credit: UC credit limita- tions. See counselor. CSU

Psychology

  • PSYCH-160: Psychology of Women
    • 3 units SC
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • recommended: eligibility for ENGL 122 or equilavent
    • Examination of various factors in the development of gender identity, including personality, social processes, biology, and culture. CSU, UC

Social Science

  • SOCSC-120: Women and Social Change in The United States: 1890 Present
    • 3 units SC
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • recommended: eligibility for ENGL 122 or equilavent
    • A systematic analysis of the experience of American women from the Progressive Era to the present, emphasizing both the commonalities of women’s experience based on their gender, and the differences among women based on their ethnic identification, social class and region. The course will focus on political, economic and cultural change in the U.S. and California, how women have fostered it and been affected by it, and on the changing roles of women in the family and the continuity of the American experience. In addition analysis of the political philosophies of the framers of the U.S. Constitution and the rights and obligations of citizens under the U.S. Constitution with an emphasis on gender issues. Finally, the course will focus on the California Constitution, the natures and processes of Cali- fornia State and local government and the relationships between state, locan and federal government with an emphasis on gender issues. CSU, UC

  • SOCSC-125: Social Science Techniques and Field Studies
    • 3 units SC
    • may be repeated twice
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • recommended: eligibility for ENGL 122
    • Examines and utilizes methodology and techniques of the social science disciplines to develop and complete an independent research project. Areas of exploration include a community’s cultural, economic, and political concerns, historical sites, organizations, etc. CSU, UC

  • SOCSC-160A: Conflict Resolution Between Individuals
    • 1.5 units SC
    • 27 hours lecture per term
    • recommended: eligibility for ENGL 118
    • An interdisciplinary course exploring theories of conflict and its resolution. Emphasis will be on solving cases involving conflict between individuals. CSU

  • SOCSC-220: Women and Society
    • 3 units SC
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • recommended: eligibility for ENGL 122 or equilavent
    • A multicultural and interdisciplinary examination of women’s changing roles in American society since 1900 and the social institutions and values which shape those roles, including federal, state, and local governments and the U.S. and California Constitutions. Considers the significant events and developments shaping the social, political, and economic status of women and the importance of race/ethnicity, class, region, and sexual orientation in differentiating the experiences and opportunities of women. CSU, UC

Sociology

  • SOCIO-121: Introduction to Social Problems
    • 3 units SC
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • recommended: eligibility for ENGL 122 or equilavent
    • A survey of perspectives on major social problems, primarily in the urban industrial setting. Includes sources, consequences of and means of coping with a variety of social problems. The scientific methodology required for accurate analysis is emphasized. Topics will be taken from a range of possible items such as problems of the aging, health care needs, mental illness, environ- mental issues, labor force conditions, poverty, crime, juvenile delinquency, suicide, addiction, abuse, migration and relations with minority groups, or membership in deviant subcultures. CAN SOC 4, CSU, UC

  • SOCIO-122: Critical Thinking About Social and Cultural Issues
    • 3 units SC
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • Prerequisite: ENGL 122 or equivalent
    • Critical reasoning in sociology is a process of questioning, analyzing and evaluating oral and written ideas, concepts, and interpretations of the political, economic and social issues and patterns found in human societies. This process will include an introduction to the principles of logic, the structure of language, the scientific method, and prevailing theoretical models in sociology. Specific writing skills will be developed through a series of increasingly complex analytical essays and through instruction in meta- phor, analogy, comparing and contrasting, the nature of evidence, as well as essay structure and expression. The goal is for students to learn how to identify sociological viewpoints, to gather and analyze socialogical information, to recognize sociological relationships and patterns, and to see the relevancy of sociological insights and theories as a background for understanding current events and issues. CSU, UC

  • SOCIO-124: Gender, Culture and Society
    • 3 units SC
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • recommended: eligibility for ENGL 122
    • A multidimensional examination of the socialization of sex roles in United States society and other cultures, including the mechanisms by which gender roles develop and the social consequences for society. The course examines the social and cultural processes and institutional arrangements that give meaning to being a woman and a man in society. CSU, UC

  • SOCIO-125: Introduction to Marriage and Family
    • 3 units SC
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • recommended: eligibility for ENGL 122
    • An examination of basic issues concerning marriage, family and kinship in African-American, Euro-American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American families. Emphasis on cross-cultural and cross-societal comparisons, kinship groups, the nature of human marriage, relationship of the family to other social institutions, child rearing, plural marriages, family politics, and speculations concerning the future of the family. CAN FCS 12, CSU, UC

Special Education

  • SPEDU-101: Introduction to Disabilities
    • 3 units SC
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • recommended: ENGL 122 or equivalent
    • This course examines historical and cultural developments of disability issues, and compares international perspectives to understand the changing roles of people with disabilites. The legal and functional definitions of physical, communicative, sensory, psychological, neuro- logical, and developmental disabilites will be emphasized. Acquired versus congenital disabil- ities will be differentiated, and all forms of chronic/progressive illnesses will be explored. CSU

  • SPEDU-102: Historical Perspectives of Disabilities And the Law
    • 3 units SC
    • 54 hours lecture per term
    • recommended: ENGL 122 or equivalent
    • This course will examine the legal rights of the disabled, beginning with historical roots of the disability movement in the United States. Essential understanding of the earliest to current legislation governing access to education in federal, state, and local legal mandates will be emphasized. CSU