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Aging

Caring for Your Elderly Loved One: The Blessings & Challenges
Gloria Lopez, M.S.N., R.N.
Coordinator, Health Services

Archaeology

Collapse of the Ancient Maya
Brandon Lewis, Ph.D.
Earth Science

Art

Art in the Antarctic
Simon Balm, Ph.D.
Earth Science

William Blake & the Visual Arts
Lawrence Driscoll, Ph.D.
English

Astronomy

Art in the Antarctic Astronomy at the South Pole
Simon Balm, Ph.D.
Earth Science

California

California Curiosities
Saul Rubin
Journalism

The California Gold Rush
Vicki Drake
Earth Science

Rediscovering the Golden State: The Future California
William A. Selby
Earth Science

Central America

Collapse of the Ancient Maya
Brandon Lewis, Ph.D.
Earth Science

Children

How to Help with Your Children’s Homework Without DOING it for Them
Ann Carroll
Mathematics

TV & Video Games: Ideas on How to Stop the Battles with Your Children
Carol Davis
English

China

Iron & Silk: Literature of Contemporary China
Hari Vishwanadha
English

To Dam or Not to Dam: The Three Gorges Dam in China
Vicki Drake
Earth Science

Climate & Weather

What's Happening to Our Weather?
William A. Selby
Earth Science

College

(See Education)

Communication

Can’t We All Just Get Along? Tips on Improving Interpersonal Relationships
Intercultural Communication
Communication in the Workplace
Coping with Public Speaking Anxiety
Mars & Venus? Communication & the Sexes
Persuasion
Nancy Grass Hemmert
Communication

Culture

America’s Love Affair with Celebrity Love Affairs
Is Popular Culture Dumbing Us Down or Making Us Smarter?
TV & Video Games: Ideas on How to Stop the Battles with Your Children
Carol Davis
English

Freud & Cocaine
Lawrence Driscoll, Ph.D.
English

California Curiosities Offbeat Museums
Saul Rubin
Journalism

Disaster Preparedness

Health Preparedness for a Disaster
Gloria Lopez, M.S.N., R.N.
Coordinator, Health Services

Education

Education: What’s Left After You Forget All the Stuff You Learned
How to Help with Your Children’s Homework Without DOING it for Them
Ann Carroll
Mathematics

Incorporating Media Literacy Curriculum Into Any Class Podcasting in the Classroom
Nick Pernisco
Communication

The Necessary Ingredients for a Successful College Experience
Tina Feiger, Ed.D.
Psychology

Entertainment

Interning in Film & TV
Gloria Mottler
Internship Program Coordinator, Academy of Entertainment & Technology

Environment

Rediscovering the Golden State: The Future California What's Happening to Our Weather?
William A. Selby
Earth Science

Ethics

Ethics & Cloning Ethics & Same-Sex Marriage Is Morality Grounded in Religion?
James Stramel, Ph.D.
Philosophy

Fashion

A Close Look at the Fashion Industry Your Appearance (Clothes) Speak Before You Do
Fereshteh Mobasheri
Fashion Design

Film

Films of Satyajit Ray & Indian Society
Hari Vishwanadha
English

Finances

Where Did My Money Go? Managing Your Personal Finances
Greg Brookins
Business

Gay & Lesbian

Coming Out & Outing Ethics & Same-Sex Marriage
Gay Parenting
Gays in the Military
Same-Sex Marriage/Civil Unions
James Stramel, Ph.D.
Philosophy

The Wild Boys: William Burroughs, American Literature & Homophobia
Lawrence Driscoll, Ph.D.
English

Gender

Iranian-American Women
Elham Gheytanchi
Sociology

Mars & Venus? Communication & the Sexes
Nancy Grass Hemmert
Communication

Health

Caring for Your Elderly Loved One: The Blessings & Challenges
Health Preparedness for a Disaster
Take Control of Your High Blood Pressure!
Gloria Lopez, M.S.N., R.N.
Coordinator, Health Services

History

The California Gold Rush
Vicki Drake
Earth Science

Collapse of the Ancient Maya
Brandon Lewis, Ph.D.
Earth Science

Oral History
Karen Knotts
Library

India

Dharma, Kharma, Maya & Moksha: The Ancient Indian Search for the Truth
Films of Satyajit Ray & Indian Society
Is There Intelligent Life in the Universe? An Introduction to Indian Mythology
Hari Vishwanadha
English

Iran

Iranian-American Women
Iranian Politics
Elham Gheytanchi
Sociology

Libraries

The Living Library: Harnessing Its Power
Karen Knotts
Library

Literature

An American Poet Reads Her Work
Contemporary American Poetry: The Poet Laureates & Some Younger Poets
Translating Poetry
Carol Davis
English

Iron & Silk: Literature of Contemporary China
Hari Vishwanadha
English

Jewish-American Fiction Writing & Its Future
Eric Wasserman
English

The Wild Boys: William Burroughs, American Literature & Homophobia
William Blake & the Visual Arts
Lawrence Driscoll, Ph.D.
English

Mathematics

How Much Mathematics Can You Learn from a Dead Chicken?
Ann Carroll
Mathematics

Media

Blogs & How They Empower Today’s Information-Savvy Youth
Incorporating Media Literacy Curriculum Into Any Class
Media Literacy: Being Critical About Our Media Society
Podcasting in the Classroom
Nick Pernisco
Communication

Middle East

Iranian-American Women
Iranian Politics
Popular Images of Middle Easterners in the U.S.
Elham Gheytanchi
Sociology

Museums

Offbeat Museums
Saul Rubin
Journalism

Mythology

Is There Intelligent Life in the Universe? An Introduction to Indian Mythology
Hari Vishwanadha
English

Personal Improvement

Can’t We All Just Get Along? Tips on Improving Interpersonal Relationships
Nancy Grass Hemmert
Communication

Psychological Issues at Each Stage of Life
Tina Feiger, Ed.D.
Psychology

Your Appearance (Clothes) Speak Before You Do
Fereshteh Mobasheri
Fashion Design

Philosophy

Dharma, Kharma, Maya & Moksha: The Ancient Indian Search for the Truth
Hari Vishwanadha
English

Photography

A Day in the Life of a Commercial Photographer Travel Photography
Blue Fier
Photography

Digital Photography: Taking Great Pictures
Craig Mohr
Photography

Poetry

An American Poet Reads Her Work
Contemporary American Poetry: The Poet Laureates & Some Younger Poets
Translating Poetry
Carol Davis
English

Psychology

Psychological Issues at Each Stage of Life
Tina Feiger, Ed.D.
Psychology

Religion

Is Morality Grounded in Religion?
James Stramel, Ph.D.
Philosophy

Russia

Russia from the Inside: Insight from an American Living Abroad
Carol Davis
English

Santa Monica College

SMC as a Community Resource
Judy Neveau
Director, Community Relations

South Pole

Astronomy at the South Pole
Simon Balm, Ph.D.
Earth Science​

Travel

Travel Photography
Blue Fier
Photography

U.S. Government

The Constitution & Its Ambiguities
David Finkel, J.D.
SMC Trustee

Women

American Feminism in the 21st Century Women & the Workforce: Shattering the Glass Ceiling
Carol Davis
English

Iranian-American Women
Elham Gheytanchi
Sociology

Workplace

Communication in the Workplace
Nancy Grass-Hemmert
Communication

Women & the Workforce: Shattering the Glass Ceiling
Carol Davis
English