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Take This Class; Homeland Security 304

Take This Class; Homeland Security 304

Cameron Weaver and Cameron Weaver

October 14, 2014

Amidst the hot-button issues of illegal immigration and border security, American River College is offering Homeland Security-sponsored courses at its off-campus McClellan center to assist students looking to further their educational goals in the field. Transportation and Border Security is a...

TTC: Soc 320: Minorities in America

Professor Pamela Chao lectures her class on how we define ourselves and how society define us in her Soc 320 class.

Jose Garcia and Walter Jones

September 12, 2014

By Walter Jones and Jose Garcia With the recent tensions in Ferguson, Mo. students may find it worthwhile to learn about the racial debate in America. Professor Pamela Chao, instructor of Sociology 320: Minorities in America, teaches with passion and an open mind as she brings light to topics that...

Take This Class: Speech 311: Argumentation and Debate

Take This Class: Speech 311: Argumentation and Debate

Kevin Sheridan and Kevin Sheridan

April 30, 2014

Whether you’re going into politics or you just enjoy a good debate from time to time, the ability to make a good argument for your side can be a valuable skill to have. Students who want to learn how to make a strong and structured argument should take Speech 311: Argumentation and Debate. The focus of the...

Take This Class: Anthropology 330: Magic, Witchcraft and Religion

Take This Class: Anthropology 330: Magic, Witchcraft and Religion

Kevin Sheridan and Kevin Sheridan

April 2, 2014

Many people today strive to be educated about many different people and cultures. Students who strive to be multicultural in the modern world, should take Anthropology 330: Magic, Witchcraft and Religion. This class examines the supernatural beliefs and rituals of traditional African, Asian and Nati...

Take This Class: ENGLT 378: Young Adult Literature

Take This Class: ENGLT 378: Young Adult Literature

Kyle Moore and Kyle Moore

March 10, 2014

On Thursday, Feb. 13, students in professor Susan Howes’ Young Adult Literature course enjoyed a Harry Potter party. Students came dressed in Harry Potter attire, armed with Hogwarts shirts, wands, capes, Harry Potter-style glasses, even “muggle” socks. Howe encouraged students to bring to their own Harr...

Take This Class: ENGLT 308: Graphic novels and manga

Professor Bob Lyman showing an example on D2L of what he is looking for in an answer during class. (Photo by Brandon Nelson)

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

February 25, 2014

When most students think of English literature, they likely think of names like Shakespeare and Orwell. They do not, however, think of Neil Gaiman, Joe Sacco or Frank Miller, unless of course, they have a love for graphic novels. American River College professor Bob Lyman, knows that the graphic novel...

Take This Class: HIST 300: History of Western Civilization

Take This Class: HIST 300: History of Western Civilization

Michael Pacheco and Michael Pacheco

February 7, 2014

History is much more than just looking at the exploits of our past people. It is an analysis as to why it happened, and American River College Professor William Wrightson makes students think beyond what any textbook shows. History of Western Civilization (HIST 300) covers pre-civilization through...

Take This Class: Fitns 331 Boot Camp Fitness

Using two hand weights, Cleveland Braswell executes rotating punches during a three-part circuit workout during the Boot Camp Fitness class at American River College. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)

Natasha Honeywood and Natasha Honeywood

December 3, 2013

There is a class on campus that will push students to their absolute limits and challenge them mentally and physically. Rain or shine, Fitns 331: Boot Camp Fitness can be found in the main gym or outside, 7:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. This class is taught by men’s tennis coach Bo...

Take this class: Theater Arts 350: Theory and Techniques of Acting 1

Professor Williams outlines on the whiteboard about monologues, their structure, and in what situations they are used or seen. This class not only teaches acting techniques, also writing.

Michael Pacheco and Michael Pacheco

November 13, 2013

Acting goes beyond just saying your lines according to the script. It is about making the human connection with your audience, and making your statement be felt, heard, and understood. In Theater Arts 350:Theory and Techniques of Acting I,1:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays, professor Sam...

Take this class: HIST: 327: History of The Chicano/Mexican American

Professor Delgado-Campbell passes out a quiz to her students after announcing cultural events they may attend to help them better understand the course.

Alisha Kirby and Alisha Kirby

November 13, 2013

Hanging from the wall in many high school history classrooms is a poster that reads “Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Yet the New York Times ran a story in 2011 with the headline “U.S. Students Remain Poor at History, Tests Show.” When only 2 percent of 12th graders...

Take this class: MUFHL 308 Introduction to Music: Rock and Roll

Prof. Eifersten lectures during his class. (Photo by Brandon Nelson)

Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson

November 6, 2013

<!--- Rock and Roll, Eifertsen, Human Services, American River College ---!> When you recall a familiar song you heard at a random point in time, you start taping your toes as memories of concerts flood your mind. Whether it’s classic rock ‘n’ roll or new age rock, it’s a binding force...

Film Genres: Horror/Thriller

Film Genres: Horror/Thriller

Kameron Schmid and Kameron Schmid

September 17, 2013

Screams can be heard in Raef Hall on Tuesdays. Arm rests are clenched, toes are curled, and most importantly, notes are taken. This is Film Genres: Horror & Thriller, perhaps the most popular film class on campus. Pamela Downs, Professor of this class for “ten or eleven years,” delights in...

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