Other Academic Institutions
Astronomy 103: Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System | Janet McLarty-Schroeder, MS
This course is a non-technical introduction to astronomy, with emphasis on the sun, planets, moons, and smaller bodies which make up the solar system. Topics include the nature of light, the atom, telescopes, an examination of the planets and their moons and rings, the origin of the solar system, comets, asteroids, and meteors, catastrophic events, and the search for planets around other stars.
Glendale Community College
Speech 101: Public Speaking | Casey Jones, MA
An introductory course focusing on public speaking - the process of learning to speak in front of a group of people in a structured, deliberate, organized manner in a variety of public speaking environments. Through their reading of research-based theories and principles of human communication, and critical analysis of public discourse, students learn to research, compose, present and evaluate various types of speeches including informative and persuasive presentations. The course focuses on developing skills in the areas of language, listening, ethics and diversity, audience discussions, written assignments, verbal and nonverbal communication exercises, and oral presentations, students learn the essential elements of public speaking and how extemporaneous speeches are used in personal and professional contexts. This course satisfies speech requirements for those students who expect to transfer to college and universities.
Anthropology 3: Culture and Language | Claire Cesareo, PhD (ABD)
An examination of the complex relationship between language and culture. Topics include the structure of language, language acquisition, the origin of language, bilingualism, non-verbal communication, language change, and linguistic diversity.