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Take This Class: Experimental Offering in Design Technology (DESGN 299)

Students of the drone class, Experimental Offering in Design Technology, gather around Sean Franklin (left), who describes the various operations that are available in the drone unit they were flying in the Student Center at American River College on Feb. 2, 2019.
February 13, 2019

The sound of mechanical buzzing fills the air in the Student Center at American River College. Plastic propellers zip around the room as different groups of students control their movement. Occasionally...

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.
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...

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.
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...

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

Prof. Eifersten lectures during his class. (Photo by 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...

Take this class: PSYC 390 – Psychology of Death and Dying

Professor Nancy Miller explains an exercise where she asks students to arrange cards with words on them in order of most important to least important to them in her class Psychology 390 or Psychology of Death and Dying, on Tuesday, April 29, 2013.
May 7, 2013

The moment a life has come to an end is often difficult for people to come to terms with.  Family members and friends can be left mourning for their relatives’ deaths with immense distress and a sense...

Take this class: Astronomy 320

Professor Paulo Alfonso, originally from Portugal, discussed the Higgs Boson during his Astronomy 320 lecture. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)
April 23, 2013

Stars, black holes, anti-matter, mutual annihilation, and scientific speculation. Those are only a few of the topics that are covered in Astronomy 320 with Professor Paulo Afonso. Walking into the room,...

Take this class: PHIL 350: philosophy of religion

Professor Dennis Holden lecturing his class on contingent existence during the course Philosophy of Religion. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)
April 2, 2013

What is faith? What is evil and why does it exist? Is there an afterlife?  Philosophy of Religion is a course that examines these and many other questions associated with religion. The class consists...

Take This Class: MUSM 342

Professor Eric Chun on Mar. 7, 2013 giving a lecture that covers microphones and microphone use.
March 12, 2013

Recording is a very intricate thing to do. When recording any music, vocals or sounds, it’s very important that you understand what types of microphones, amps and instruments you're using. You also need...

Take this Class: Business 300

Professor Richard Gonzalez lectures his Business 300 class on Economics. (Photo by Emily K. Rabasto)
February 13, 2013

Business 300 takes a principled approach to the business state of mind. Every lecture includes the various aspects the business world has to offer. Whether you have plans to work in the field or not,...

Take this class: ARTPH 305 – Digital Photography

Take this class: ARTPH 305 – Digital Photography
December 5, 2012

In a campus full of exams, research papers and other such gratuitous assignments that don’t cater to your artistic side, you may want to give Art Photography 305 a try. It is not an easy A, but it is...

Take this class: TA 437 Stage Makeup

Take this class: TA 437 Stage Makeup
November 26, 2012

The Class TA 437, or Stage Make-up, isn’t your average YouTube makeup tutorial. After learning techniques to work with highlight, shadow, color and more, students learn how to work through the whole...

Take This Class: FITNS 381 – Weight Training

Keith Grimm, a business major, lifting dumbbell weights for his weight training class on Oct. 29. (Photo by Bryce Fraser)
November 7, 2012

Straining muscles, struggling bodies and the sound of steel bars colliding with more steel – it may sound like the 1977 documentary “Pumping Iron,” but it’s actually the FITNS 381 Weight Training...

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