Business and Public Speaking 125 (3 units) - Theory and Practice relevant to a variety of business and public speaking situations. Develop informational, authoritative, and persuasive presentations. Topics include active listening, audience analysis, research, style, and delivery of public presentations.
Introduction to Environmental Studies 100 (4 units) - Overview of the major causes and consequences of pollution, natural resource depletion, and loss of biological diversity. The primary objective is to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of our natural environment, the human impacts that degrade it, and the measures we can take to protect and restore environmental quality.
Personal Branding 349 (4 units)- Examine the strategies, tools, and tactics of personal branding. Topics include : brand evaluation, brand creation, social media integration, online and off line brand management.
Creative Photography 265 (4 units)- Introduction to the technical and conceptual practice of photography and photogenic image making for artistic purposes. Using the most overwhelming popular method of digital photography- the smart phone camera, students will product original work in response to a series of lectures, online discussions, readings and assignments.
Experiencing Music 100 (4 units) - Exploration of sound- its sources, effects and organization- with emphasis on direct involvement through listening. Music of major styles and periods is introduced with emphasis on Western music. Students develop and become familiar with music technology.
Introduction to Religious Studies 100 (4 units) - This class examines what religion is, the many ways scholars have sought to understand and study it, and the various methodological approaches they have chosen.
World Religion 125 (4 units) - By studying major religious traditions of the world, students will consider how religious traditions guide the way people live their lives in an ever increasingly diverse and religiously pluralistic world. Investigations will include both historical studies and the writings of religious traditions.
Religion and Popular Culture (4 units)- This course examines what religion is, the many ways scholars have sought to understand and study it, and the various methodological approaches they have chosen.