One Decade. Over 300 New Courses.

Just in the past 10 years, Santa Monica College has crafted over 300 new courses in 58 subject areas to meet student, community and industry needs. Here are just a few:

And 291 more!

See a complete list below.

Emeritus College Courses


Accounting

ACCTG 26 – Advanced Business Law

ACCTG 9 – Accounting Ethics


Anthropology

ANTHRO 10 – Forensic Anthropology

ANTHRO 19 – The Culture of Food

ANTHRO 21 – Peoples and Power in Latin America

ANTHRO 22 – Magic, Religion, and Witchcraft

ANTHRO 7 – Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology


Art History

AHIS 18 – Introduction to African Art History

AHIS 5 – Latin American Art History 1

AHIS 6 – Latin American Art History 2


Astronomy

ASTRON 6 – Archaeoastronomy

ASTRON 7 – Cosmology

ASTRON 8 – Introduction to Astrophysics

ASTRON 9 – Astrophysics with Calculus


Automotive Technology

AUTO 40 – Automotive Maintenance and Operation

AUTO 45 – Automotive Braking Systems

AUTO 46 – Automotive Electrical Systems

AUTO 47 – Suspension and Steering

AUTO 50 – Emerging and Alternative Auto Technology


Biological Sciences

BIOL 94C – Cell and Molecular Biology Research Methods

NUTR 4 – Healthy Lifestyle: Food and Fitness


Business

BUS 15 – Introduction to Insurance with Code and Ethics

BUS 16 – Personal Insurance

BUS 17 – Property and Liability Insurance

BUS 18 – Commercial Insurance

BUS 34 – Introduction to Social Media Marketing

BUS 47 / COUNS 47 – Personal Finance for Students

BUS 64 – Business Protocol and Professionalism

BUS 82 – Supply Chain Management

BUS 83 – Operations Management


Chemistry

CHEM 19 – Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

CHEM 9 – Everyday Chemistry


Communication Studies

COM ST 22 – Introduction to Competitive Speech and Debate

COM ST 30 – Introduction to Communication Theory

COM ST 31 – Research Methods for Communication Studies

COM ST 36 – Gender and Communication

COM ST 9 – Introduction to Communication Studies


Computer Applications

CIS 9A / CS 9A – Technology Project Management I

CIS 9B / CS 9B – Technology Project Management II

CIS 36R – Microsoft Office Publisher

CIS 39 – MS Outlook - Comprehensive Course

CIS 58 – Designing Accessible Websites

CIS 61 – Fireworks

CIS 64 – Illustrator

CIS 65 – Flash Catalyst

CIS 67 – WordPress


Computer Science

CS 25 – Embedded Systems

CS 30 – MATLAB Programming

CS 41 – Linux Network Administration

CS 43 – Windows Network Administration

CS 53A – iOS Development with Objective-C

CS 53B – iOS Mobile App Development

CS 53C – iOS Advanced Mobile App Development

CS 75 – Network Protocols and Analysis

CS 78 – Secure Server Installation and Administration

CS 83R – Server-Side Ruby Web Programming

CS 86 – Android Development

CS 87A – Python Programming

CS 6 – Virtual Worlds and Game Programming


Cosmetology

COSM 10A – Related Science 1A

COSM 10B – Related Science 1B

COSM 11E – Curly Hair Techniques 1

COSM 21E – Curly Hair Techniques 2

COSM 31E – Curly Hair Techniques 3

COSM 41A – Hair Cutting 4

COSM 46 – Nail Care 4

COSM 50C – Written Preparation for State Board Exam

COSM 50E – Written Preparation For Esthetician State Board Exam

COSM 50N – Written Preparation For Nail Care State Board Exam

COSM 71 – Cosmetology Instructional Techniques: Theory

COSM 72 – Applied Instructional Techniques

COSM 73 – Cosmetology Instructional Materials

COSM 74 – Techniques for Assessment

COSM 75A – Instructional Techniques in Salon 1

COSM 75B – Instructional Techniques in Salon 2

COSM 75C – Instructional Techniques in Salon 3

COSM 75D – Instructional Techniques in Salon 4

COSM 95A – Salon Experience

COSM 95B – Salon Experience

COSM 95C – Salon Experience

COSM 95D – Salon Experience


Counseling and Testing

COUNS 26 – Technology Literacy for Academic Success

COUNS 51 – Test Taking/Memory Strategies

COUNS 52 – Textbook/Memory Strategies

COUNS 53 – Phonics, Spelling and Vocabulary Development

COUNS 54 – Organizational Strategies

COUNS 55 – Student Success Strategies

COUNS 56 – Written Language Strategies

COUNS 57 – Listening, Note Taking and Memory

COUNS 58 – Math Strategies

COUNS 59 – Textbook Strategies Using Technology


Dance

DANCE 10 – Fundamentals of Dance Technique

DANCE 19 – Ballroom Dance

DANCE 2 – Dance in American Culture

DANCE 27B – Intermediate Brazilian Dance

DANCE 29 – Middle Eastern/North African Dance

DANCE 37 – Beginning Pointe

DANCE 38 – Intermediate Pointe

DANCE 70 – Dance Staging Technique

DANCE 75 / ECE 75 – The Teaching of Dance for Children


Early Childhood Education

ECE 17 – Introduction to Curriculum

ECE 19 – Teaching in a Diverse Society

ECE 20 – High Scope Key Experience Curriculum

ECE 30 – Children with Challenging Behaviors

ECE 31 – Communicating with Families

ECE 47 – Developing Family Childcare

ECE 50A – Parent Skills Development

ECE 54 – Documentation: Making Learning Visible

ECE 55 – Environment As The Third Teacher

ECE 61 – Teacher/Child Interactions

ECE 70 – The Hanen Language Program

ECE 71 – Infants and Toddler Education and Care


Education

EDUC 24 – Paraeducator Fieldwork Experience


Energy Efficiency

ENERGY 1 – Introduction to Energy Efficiency

ENERGY 2 – Residential Building Science

ENERGY 3 – Commercial Building Science


English

ENGL 20 – Reading and Writing 2

ENGL 300 – Advanced Writing


English Literature

ENGL 49 – Asian Mythology

ENGL 61 – Introduction to the Fairy Tale

ENGL 9 – Literature of California


Entertainment Technology

ET 17 – Advanced 3D Level Design

ET 24B – 3D Character Animation

ET 24C – Advanced 3D Character Animation

ET 25B – 3D Character Creation

ET 25C – 3D Character Rigging

ET 30 – Animation Project

ET 31A – Digital Video Fundamentals

ET 31B – Digital Video Editing

ET 39 – Digital Audio for Games

ET 59 – Motion Graphics II

ET 63 – Digital Tracking and Integration

ET 80 – Digital Effects Project


Environmental Studies

ENVRN 14 / HIST 14 – U.S. Environmental History

ENVRN 20 / PHILOS 20 – Environmental Ethics

ENVRN 22 – Environmental Politics and Policies

ENVRN 32 / HIST 32 – Global Environmental History

ENVRN 40 – Environmental Psychology


Fashion Design and Merchandising

FASHN 18 – Computer Assisted Fashion Illustration and Design

FASHN 19 – Fashion Marketing

FASHN 20 – Window Display for Fashion


Film Studies

FILM STUDIES 31 – Introduction to Digital Filmmaking

FILM STUDIES 32 – Advanced Digital Filmmaking

FILM STUDIES 32L – Advanced Digital Filmmaking Lab

FILM STUDIES 33 – Directing the Short Film

FILM STUDIES 33L – Directing the Short Film Lab

FILM STUDIES 40 – Cinematography

FILM STUDIES 5 – Film and Society

FILM STUDIES 50 – Production Sound


Geography

GEOG 11 / GLOBAL 11 – World Geography: Introduction to Global Studies

GEOG 24 – Geospatial Imagery: Maps for the Twenty-First Century

GEOG 94 – Introduction to Geoscience Field Methods


Geology

GEOL 3 – Introduction to Environmental Geology

GEOL 35C – Field Studies: Central California

GEOL 35D – Geology Field Studies: Death Valley and the Basin

GEOL 94 – Introduction to Geoscience Field Methods


Global Studies

GLOBAL STUDIES 10 – Global Issues

GLOBAL STUDIES 3 / MEDIA 3 – Global Media

GLOBAL 35 – Global Citizenship Field Study

GLOBAL STUDIES 5 – International Political Economy: Introduction to Global Studies

GLOBAL STUDIES 95 – Global Los Angeles - Experiential Learning


Graphic Design

GR DES 60 – Design Research

GR DES 61 – User Experience Design 1

GR DES 62 – User Experience Design 2

GR DES 65 – Web Design 1

GR DES 66 – Web Design 2

GR DES 67 – Web Design 3

GR DES 71B – Motion Graphics 2

GR DES 75 – Mobile Design 1

GR DES 76 – Mobile Design 2


Health Education

HEALTH 60 / NURSNG 60 – Multicultural Health and Healing Practices


Interaction Design

IXD 310 – Interactive Design Studio

IXD 350 – Interctive Storytelling

IXD 330 – Interaction Design Studio

IXD 360 – Product Design

IXD 370 – Design for Community Change

IXD 430 – Tangible Interaction

IXD 410 – Project Management for Design

IXD 450 – Interaction Design Portfolio

IXD 470 – Interaction Design Senior Studio

IXD 490 – Interaction Design Internship


Interior Architectural Design

INTARC 29 – Computer Skills for Interior Architectural Design

INTARC 34B – 3D Applied Design Theory

INTARC 39 – Green Design for Interiors

INTARC 54 – Universal Design for Interiors

INTARC 65 – Digital Illustration for Interiors

INTARC 71 – Contemporary Spatial Design Studies


Journalism

JOURN 15 – Introduction to Multimedia Storytelling


Kinesiology Physical Education

KIN PE 10C – Advanced Fitness Lab

KIN PE 14B – Intermediate Cross Country

KIN PE 14C – Advanced Cross Country

KIN PE 16A – Beginning Rock Climbing

KIN PE 16B – Intermediate Rock Climbing

KIN PE 25D – Golf Player Development

KIN PE 34B – Intermediate Karate

KIN PE 4 – Introduction to Sport Psychology

KIN PE 41M – Self Defense - Men

KIN PE 43B – Intermediate Soccer

KIN PE 43D – Competitive Soccer

KIN PE 46 – Performance Cheerleading

KIN PE 5A – Beginning Badminton

KIN PE 5B – Intermediate Badminton

KIN PE 5C – Advanced Badminton

KIN PE 49D – Basic SCUBA

PRO CR 7 – Coaching of Soccer

PRO CR 8 – Coaching of Basketball

PRO CR 9 – Coaching of Volleyball


Linguistics

LING 1 – Introduction to Linguistics


Language

ASL 1 – American Sign Language 1

ASL 2 – American Sign Language 2

ARABIC 1 – Elementary Arabic 1

CHNESE 4 – Intermediate Chinese 2

CHNESE 9 – Chinese Culture and Tradition

ENGL 85 – Reading and Writing 1

ENGL 990 – English Acceleration Support

ESL 16C – Sentence Structure and Punctuation

ESL 971 – Beginning Idioms, Prepositions, and Vocabulary

ESL 28 – Academic Vocabulary Skills

ESL 10G – Multiple Skills Preparation: Listening, Speaking, and Grammar

ESL 10W – Multiple Skills Preparation: Reading and Writing

JAPAN 9 – Japan: Culture and Civilization

KOREAN 3 – Intermediate Korean I

KOREAN 4 – Intermediate Korean 2

PORTGS 1 – Elementary Portuguese 1

SPAN 12 – Spanish for Native Speakers 2

TURKSH 1 – Elementary Turkish 1


Mathematics

MATH 18 – Intermediate Algebra for Statistics and Finite Mathematics

MATH 26 – Functions and Modeling for Business and Social Science

MATH 49 – Beginning and Intermediate Algebra for Statistics and Finite Mathematics


Music

MUSIC 46 / TH ART 53 – Production for the Younger Audience

MUSIC 57 – Advanced Vocal Performance Techniques

MUSIC 69D – Interpretation of 20th Century Piano Music

MUSIC 70C – Intermediate Strings Orchestra

MUSIC 79A – Jazz Improvisation

MUSIC 81 – Introduction to Mariachi Performance


Music History and Appreciation

MUSIC 36 – History of Rock Music


Nursing

NURSNG 900 – Supervised Tutoring


Office Technology

OFTECH 10 – Skill Building on the Keyboard

OFTECH 20 – Medical Vocabulary

OFTECH 21 – Medical Terms and Transcription 1

OFTECH 22 – Medical Terms and Transcription 2

OFTECH 23 – Medical Billing (Medisoft)

OFTECH 24 – Medical Coding/Billing 1

OFTECH 25 – Medical Coding/Billing 2

OFTECH 26 – Medical Coding/Billing 3

OFTECH 27 – Medical Office Procedures

OFTECH 28 – Electronic Health Records

OFTECH 30 – Legal Office Procedures

OFTECH 31 – Legal Terms and Transcription

OFTECH 40 – HIT Implementation Project Manager 1

OFTECH 41 – HIT Implementation Project Manager 2

OFTECH 50 – HIT Trainer 1

OFTECH 51 – HIT Trainer 2


Philosophy

PHILOS 11 – Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics


Photography

PHOTO 21 – Alternative Photographic Processes

PHOTO 29 – Video Production for Still Photographers

PHOTO 30 – Techniques of Artificial Lighting

PHOTO 31 – Lighting for People 1

PHOTO 32 – Lighting for People 2

PHOTO 33 – Lighting for Products

PHOTO 5 – Digital Asset Management, Modification and Output

PHOTO 60 – Business Practices in Photography

PHOTO 64 – Community Documentary Photography


Photovoltaic Systems

PV 1 – Introduction to Solar Energy Systems

PV 2 – Intermediate Solar Photovoltaic System Installation

PV 3 – Advanced Solar Photovoltaic Systems

PV 4 – Photovoltaic Technical Sales


Political Science

POL SC 3 – Introduction to Politics: Justice, Power and Agency

POL SC 31 – Introduction to Public Policy

POL SC 95 – Public Policy - Experiential Learning


Psychology

Psych 320 – Cognitive Psychology

PSYCH 7 – Research Methods in Psychology


Recycling and Resource Management

RRM 1 – Introduction to Recycling Resource Management

RRM 2 – Culture and Zero Waste

RRM 3 – Resource Management and Zero Waste for Communities

RRM 4 – Resource Management and Zero Waste in Business


Respiratory Therapy

RES TH 29 – Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Therapy

RES TH 30 – Adult Critical Care Monitory and Diagnostics

RES TH 60 – Respiratory Physiology

RES TH 70 – Respiratory Pathophysiology


Science

SCI 10 – Principles and Practice of Scientific Research


Sociology

SOCIOL 1 S – Introduction to Sociology - Service Learning

SOCIOL 2 S – Social Problems - Service Learning


Theatre Arts

TH ART 16 – Advanced Stage Movement For The Actor

TH ART 25 – Introduction to Theatrical Sound

TH ART 31 – Introduction to Stage Management

TH ART 55 – Advanced Production - Small Theatre Venue

TH ART E30 – Dramatic Interpretation Through Movies


Varsity Intercollegiate Sports

VAR PE 20V – Advanced Football for Men

VAR PE 60 – Conditioning for Intercollegiate Sport


Women’s Studies

WOM ST 20 – Women, Feminisms, and Social Movements: A Global Approach

WOM ST 30 – Women and Popular Culture


Emeritus College Courses

Computer Training

OCC E01 – Word Processing

OCC E10 – Using Data Files

PHOTO E10 – Digital Photography II

OCC E20 – Using the Internet Safely for Older Adults


Health & Conditioning

HEALTH E21 – Yoga Health & Safety, Principles & Practices for Older Adults

HEALTH E22 – Chi Gong Principles & Practices for Older Adults

HEALTH E23 – T'ai Chi Principles & Practices for Older Adults

HEALTH E24 – Physical Fitness Principles & Practices for Older Adults

HEALTH E25 – Strength & Stamina Training Principles & Practices for Older Adults


Music Appreciation & History

MUSIC E30 – Opera Appreciation