Are you interested in a field study adventure or learning a foreign language? These are just a few of the new class offerings for Spring at College of DuPage.
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Introduction to Forensic Anthropology (ANTHR-2400-003)
Introduces students to the identification of the bones of the human skeleton and techniques used to recover and treat forensic material. Topics include use of skeletal remains to identify age at death, biological sex, ancestry and stature; identification of traumatic, pathological and occupational markers on the skeleton; and determination of time since death and post-mortem damage. Includes discussion of ethics involved in forensic anthropology.
Elementary Arabic II (ARABI-1102-005 and ARABI-1102-010)
Continues the development of the ability to speak, understand, read, and write Arabic in a cultural context. For students who have successfully completed Arabic 1101 or equivalent or one year of high school Arabic.
Field Natural History (BIOLO-1800-FS033 and PHYS-1800-FS033)
Desert Trekking - Discover the natural history of Anza-Borrego Desert in southern California in January. Travel through geologic history hiking canyons, mountains and desert washes. Search for big horn sheep and explore the Salton Sea to experience one of the greatest migratory bird sites in North America. Experience the work of earthquakes as we trek on the San Andreas Fault line. Be prepared to hike three to six miles each day.
Regional Biology: Hummingbird Research (BIOLO-1800-FS035)
Belize: Operation Ruby-Throat: Partner with science by assisting with the observations, capture, banding and release of ruby-throated hummingbirds at the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary in north central Belize. Citizen science and natural history blend while learning about these tiny birds, other neotropical migrants and resident bird species through in-hand views and comprehensive presentations. Wildlife sightings will also take place at the Community Baboon Sanctuary, the Belize Zoo featuring animals of Belize, during a boat ride on the New River, and at the Mayan city archeological site of Altun Ha. Participants must be able to walk one to two miles over moderate terrain.
IT Proposals and Presentations (CIS-1270-001)
Introduces tools and techniques used to develop and present effective proposals for IT projects. Audience identification, stakeholder classification and decision making criteria will be covered. Recommended: CIS 1150 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent
Issues in Private Security (CRIMJ-1141-005)
Theories, principles, and practices of private sector security and loss prevention in a post-9/11 world. Hazard and risk assessment methodology is addressed along with strategies for dealing with both internal and external threats. Industry best practices are incorporated throughout the course, while viewing the discipline of private security from both entry-level and management perspectives.
Critical Incident Management (CRIMJ-2120-003)
Exploration of the role of various public safety personnel in managing disaster response operations. The nature of disaster, complexities of disaster response operations, and the roles and responsibilities of various emergency management personnel will be examined through case studies.
Modern Dance I (DANCE-1104-001)
Introduction to body awareness, and movement in space. Technique, placement, and creative experiences are included in this course. Concepts of dance composition are studied through improvisation, vocabulary, and special awareness.
Modern Dance II (DANCE-1105-001)
A continuation of Modern Dance I. Further work on body awareness, and movement in space. Technique, placement, and creative experiences are included in this course. Concepts of dance composition are studied through improvisation, vocabulary, and spatial awareness.
Introduction to Biomedical Technology (ELECT-1221-001)
Introduction to operation and maintenance of biomedical equipment and instrumentation. Basic terminology, fundamental measurements, recording and monitoring of medical instrumentation will be covered.
Programmable Logic Devices (ELECT-1820-001)
Introduction to Digital system programming using FPGA and CPLD.
Great Filmmakers: Alfred Hitchcock (ENGLI-1800-FS040 and ENGLI-2800-FS040)
Explore the evolution of a silent film director to one of the most successful directors of the 20th century. From his first feature film in 1924, "The Pleasure Garden" to his last in 1976, “Family Plot,” few directors could boast of directing films for more than 50 years. During this time Hitchcock defined a new genre of film called a “Hitchcock film,” which came to be known as a suspense film with a twist.
Middle East History From 1500 (HISTO-2200-010)
Course examines the history, culture, and identity of the people of the Middle East from 1500 to the present day. Topics include Middle Eastern cultural roots; the formation of distinctive identity; social, economic, cultural and political contributions; the unique issues and challenges of Middle Eastern people, and the role and legacy of their involvement in the history of the world.
Spa and Recreational Management (HOSP-2105-001)
Orientation to spa and recreational management within a resort. Highlights the role of wellness, relaxation, and entertainment to the guest experience. Emphasis is also placed on business relationship between spa and hotel property.
AWS Sense 1 Certification (MANUF-1820-001)
This course will prepare a student for AWS Sense 1 certification.
Social Media as News (MCOMM-2100-001)
Uses Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Linked-in, listservs, blogs and other interactive online media to develop students as citizen journalists. Students will publish writing, video and audio for social commentary and news values on current events and seek audience interaction.
The James Bond Phenomenon (MPTV-2820-001)
This class is a decade-by-decade study of the impact and influence of Ian Fleming’s creation, James Bond, on popular culture, with emphasis on how the longest-running and most successful film franchise in the history of cinema (made by one production company) crafted the series and changed with the times. Screenings, lectures, discussions, and production projects will be used. Dissect the various element of a Bond film from a critical viewpoint by recognizing technical and aesthetic elements of the directing, screenwriting, cinematography, editing, sound and acting.
5K Training (PHYS-1800-FS030)
Running in Nature: Learn How to Run a 5K: Learn how to train and run a 5K while exploring our forest preserves. This class is designed for the first-time runner. Start off walking and progress to running. Students should have the ability to walk two miles before signing up for this class. Expect to work outside of class time.
Bella Italia! Culture and Landscapes (PHYS-1800-FS032 and SPEEC-1800-FS032)
Explore the dynamics of intercultural communication, encounter diverse Italian populations and explore some of the finest Italian landscapes and landmarks on this active travel study to Italy. Visit Vatican City and the Coliseum in Rome, bicycle the Tuscan countryside, hike the rugged coastal Cinque Terre, see the architectural masterpieces of the Renaissance in Florence and Milan, and experience the small town Italy few tourists ever visit. Expect to hike/walk between five and 10 miles a day.
Sea Kayaking Vietnam and Angkor Wat (PHYS-1800-FS051)
Paddling and Pathways Vietnam is a country of friendly people, limestone formations, river deltas, delectable cuisine and fascinating adventure. Visit Hanoi, known for Buddhist pagodas and water puppet shows. Kayak Halong Bay, past thousands of limestone formations to secluded beaches from a private traditional "Junk" boat. Hike the ancient streets of Hoi An. Enjoy the fruits of your labor with a Vietnamese cooking class. Visit "China Beach" and explore Nhatrang Bay, one of the most beautiful in the world, by kayak. Hike the Cu Chi Tunnels and experience a Cao Dai Prayer Ceremony. Bike past rice paddies in the heart of rural Vietnam-Mekong Delta, complete with a home stay. Tour Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon. Hike a massive temple complex, Angkor Wat, one of the most fascinating religious sites in the world.
Introduction to Research Methods (SOCIO-2200-AFT41)
Examination of social science research methods from theoretical, applied and ethical points of view. Acquaints students with qualitative and quantitative techniques and procedures used to measure human behavior, gather and analyze data, and evaluate and report on the findings
Hispanic World Through Current Events (SPANI-2820-001)
Acontecimientos actuales en el mundo hispano provides an in depth understanding of the Spanish-speaking world through the interpretation, analysis, and discussion of current events. The class is conducted entirely in Spanish. For students who have intermediate-high to advanced fluency in Spanish.
Havana Nights: The Culture of Cuba (SPEEC-1800-FS035)
Explore intercultural communication as you glean insights into Cuba’s remarkable social and natural history. Examine the island with a focus on societal structure, music, art and religion. Only recently open to Americans through strict educational programming, take this chance to get a rare glimpse into Cuba's dynamic culture.
Designed to help actors develop material to bring into a variety of auditions. A course that helps students become familiar and more confident with the auditioning process.
Food Service Skills II (VOCSK-0642-001)
Beginning/intermediate skills required for food service occupations. Includes demonstration and hands-on learning in sanitation, safe food handling, safety issues, food preparation and cooking.
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