Note: Check Class Schedule for the most accurate list of classes.
Black Collegians Program
The Santa Monica College Black Collegians is an academic-transfer program that promotes academic excellence and guides students through the transfer process. Students are assisted in examining their options for transfer and in completing an educational plan which will lead to transferring to the institution of their choice.
Since 1990, nearly 400 SMC Black Collegians have transferred to four-year colleges and universities. They are currently attending or have graduated from institutions such as Spelman College, Howard University, CSU Long Beach, USC, Stanford, UCLA, and UC Berkeley.
Some of the special benefits that students receive from the Black Collegians Program include: a personal counselor who will support and guide students throughout their stay at SMC; a special “College Success” course that will help students strengthen skills to enhance academic success; innovative academic and personal growth forums; a mentor who will advise and direct; access to a network of supportive peers, teachers and staff members; scholastic recognition and monetary awards.
If you feel you can benefit from the opportunities offered by the Black Collegians Program, please apply in Counseling & Transfer Services or the African American Collegian Centers in the Student Services Center SSC 201. For additional information, contact Counselor Sherri Bradford at 310-434-3635.
Center for Students with Disabilities (DSPS)
The Center for Students with Disablities (DSPS) is designed to assist students with disabilities, so they may have equal access to all programs and activities on campus. Our primary goal is to encourage and promote independence in students so they may achieve their full potential. We strive to provide the highest quality programs and services to our students with disabilities.
To join our program, make an appointment to see a DSPS counselor by calling us at 310-434-4265. To reach a Learning Disabilities (LD) specialist, call 310-434-4684.
Dual Enrollment Program
The Santa Monica College Dual Enrollment program offers college classes at local high school sites. These classes are open to all SMC students.
For more information about the program, please visit the Dual Enrollment website (smc.edu/highschoolprograms).
EOPS supports the enrollment, retention, graduation, and transfer of Santa Monica College students who are challenged by economic and educational disadvantages. Our services include counseling, priority registration, tutoring, financial assistance, workshops, and free school supplies. For more information, visit our website at smc.edu/eops, stop by the EOPS office located in the Student Services Center SSC 238 or call us at 310-434-4268.
Global Citizenship Degree Requirement
A student meeting the Global Citizenship degree requirement will develop an awareness of the diversity of cultures within the United States and/or an appreciation for the interconnectedness of cultural, ecological, economic, political, social and technological systems of the contemporary world. This prepares the student to make a responsible contribution to a rapidly changing global society. The student must take a minimum of three (3) units in one of the following areas: American Cultures, Ecological Literacy, Global Studies, Service Learning, or a Santa Monica College Study Abroad Experience.
AHIS 1, Western Art History I • 3 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:1017 Time:8 a.m. - 12 p.m. TTh Location:A 214 Instructor:Rocchio M P
Course Number:1018 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Simmons B B
Course Number:1019 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Simmons B B
Course Number:1020 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Meyer W J
AHIS 5, Latin American Art History 1 • 3 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:1025 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Simmons B B
AHIS 11, Art Appreciation: Introduction to Global Visual Culture • 3 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:1026 Time:8 a.m. - 12 p.m. MW Location:A 214 Instructor:Medvedev N
Course Number:1027 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Meyer W J
AHIS 17, Arts of Asia • 3 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:1028 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Lee O
AHIS 21, Architectural History: Ancient to 1850 • 3 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:1029 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Rocchio M P
AHIS 72, American Art History • 3 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:1031 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Dastin E R
ANTHRO 2, Cultural Anthropology • 3 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:1037 Time:10:15 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:LA 243 Instructor:Denman J F
BIOL 9, Environmental Biology • 3 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:1058 Time:8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. TTh Location:SCI 145 Instructor:Baghdasarian G
Course Number:1059 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Mclaughlin D
CHEM 9, Everyday Chemistry • 5 units; UC*, CSU
Course Number:1089 Time:1:30 - 6:35 p.m. TTh Location:SCI 153 Instructor:Chung G G
Course Number: 1089 Time:1:30 - 6:35 p.m. MW Location:SCI 322 Instructor:Chung G G
COM ST 37, Intercultural Communication • 3 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:1128 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Grass N L
DANCE 2, Dance in American Culture • 3 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:1180 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Van Wormer V M
ECE 11, Child, Family and Community • 3 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:1191 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Andrews T D
ENGL 10, Ethnic Literature of the U.S. • 3 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:1267 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Davison IV G S
FRENCH 1, Elementary French I • 5 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:1309 Time:10:15 a.m. - 1:05 p.m. MTWThF Location:DRSCHR 222 Instructor:Staff
Course Number: 1309 Time:Arrange-2 Hours Location:DRSCHR 219 Instructor:
GEOG 7, Introduction to Environmental Studies • 3 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:1312 Time:12:30 - 4:45 p.m. TTh Location:DRSCHR 208 Instructor:Leddy G
HIST 10, Ethnicity and American Culture • 3 units; UC*, CSU
Course Number:1332 Time:8 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. MW Location:HSS 106 Instructor:Marino J M
Course Number:1333 Time:10:15 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:HSS 104 Instructor:Cruz J S
Course Number:1334 Time:12:30 - 2:35 p.m. MTWTh Location:HSS 105 Instructor:Wilkinson Jr E C
Course Number:1335 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Maync T M
JAPAN 1, Elementary Japanese I • 5 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:1348 Time:10:15 a.m. - 1:05 p.m. MTWThF Location:MC 2 Instructor:Staff
Course Number: 1348 Time:Arrange-2 Hours Location:DRSCHR 219 Instructor:
LING 1, Introduction to Linguistics • 3 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:1389 Time:10:15 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:HSS 155 Instructor:Thomas Ja
MEDIA 10, Media, Gender, and Race • 3 units; UC*, CSU
Course Number:1450 Time:10:15 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:CMD 203 Instructor:Chicas H K
Course Number:1451 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Dickinson L M
Course Number:1452 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Shaw R D
MUSIC 33, Jazz in American Culture • 3 units; UC*, CSU
Course Number:1464 Time:8 - 10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:PAC 114 Instructor:Fiddmont F K
Course Number:1465 Time:10:15 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:PAC 114 Instructor:Fiddmont F K
MUSIC 36, History of Rock Music • 3 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:4027 Time:6:30 - 9:20 p.m. TWTh Location:PAC 116 Instructor:Cheesman J M
SPAN 1, Elementary Spanish I • 5 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:1552 Time:9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. MTWTh Location:DRSCHR 217 Instructor:Trives T
Course Number: 1552 Time:Arrange-2 Hours Location:DRSCHR 219 Instructor:
WGS 10, Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies • 3 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:1569 Time:8 - 10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:HSS 256 Instructor:Brickley B
Course Number:1570 Time:10:15 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:DRSCHR 205 Instructor:Anderson St M
Course Number:1571 Time:12:30 - 4:45 p.m. TTh Location:HSS 263 Instructor:Klein M C
WGS 30, Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Popular Culture • 3 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:1572 Time:8 - 10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:HSS 103 Instructor:Westerband Y
* (meets UC Berkeley American Cultures graduation requirement)
An internship is an off-campus or on-campus work experience that is designed to enhance student learning in the classroom. Through internships, students achieve “Learning Objectives” designed to help expand career options, learn about the ‘work culture,’ and develop new job skills.
Students interested in becoming interns can go to smc.edu/internship to find out how to get involved in SMC’s Internship Program, and to
smc.edu/jobs4u to find out about the many kinds of internships that are available.
To be eligible for an internship class, a student must be a ‘continuing student’ at Santa Monica College. A continuing student is one who attended SMC the previous Fall or Spring semester and completed at least 6 units. For example, a Fall semester or Summer session intern is required to have attended SMC the previous Spring semester and completed at least 6 units. A Spring semester intern is required to have attended SMC the previous Fall semester and completed at least 6 units.
To enroll in an internship, students are required to attend a one-hour Internship Orientation meeting at the beginning of the semester. Visit our website (smc.edu/internship) or call the Career Services Center for the orientation meeting schedule.
Students earn college credit based on the number of internship hours worked. Each unit of college credit requires 60 hours of unpaid (volunteer), or 75 hours of paid work per semester. The General Internship classes are listed in this schedule of classes under Counseling and Testing. The classes are Counseling 90A, B, C, and D, and range from 1 to 4 units of credit. General Internships need not be related to the student’s educational or career goals.
F-1 students must see the immigration coordinator at the International Educational Center before enrolling in an internship.
Several departments at SMC also offer Specific Internships that are related to a student’s major or career goal. These internships combine on-the-job learning experiences with college curriculum, and are for students who are beginning, changing, or advancing in a career, or who are moving ahead in a major. Students can call the Career Services Center at 310-434-4337 to find out which departments offer internships.
SMC’s Career Services Center hosts an Internship Fair each Spring semester, offering students the opportunity to meet potential employers and ask questions about the internships being offered. Visit our website (smc.edu/internship) to find out when the next Internship Fair will be held.
For further information or for help in finding an internship, call the Career Services Center at
310-434-4337, or visit our website (smc.edu/internship).
Latino Center / Adelante Program
The Latino Center Adelante Program is a success-oriented program focusing on academic achievement, transfer, cultural awareness, and personal growth. Adelante classes are offered each semester and emphasize verbal, written, and critical thinking skills essential to college success. The classes accentuate the Latino experience within the context of a course’s subject, and most classes offer credits that are transferable to the UC and CSU systems.
Students who join Adelante:
Receive priority for enrolling in Adelante classes;
Participate in classes with a large Latino enrollment;
Join a network of Latino students and faculty;
Become eligible for specially designated Latino Center scholarships; and
Take classes with professors who have a special interest in promoting Latino student success.
The Adelante Program helps participants stay on track as they work toward meeting their educational goals. The support network offered by Adelante includes one-on-one bilingual counseling, peer mentoring, and the opportunity to develop supportive relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
For more information about the Adelante Program, please contact counselor Maria Martinez, or visit the Latino Center located in the Student Services Center SSC 201. You may also visit the Latino Center webpage (smc.edu/latino).
Mentor Program in the Arts
Santa Monica College’s Mentor Program in the Arts provides extremely gifted students in the fine and applied arts with one-on-one support training by professionals in their special fields. Designed for individuals whose talents exceed the scope of the traditional curriculum at the College, the Mentor Program is tailored to students whose continuing education or professional careers depend on juried performances or compiled portfolios of work.
Students in the program embark on a course of study in an intense learning environment with individual or small-group instruction in two areas: art and music. The program usually includes a public exhibition or performance. Upon completing the program, students are individually guided through the process of transferring to a university, art school, music conservatory, or other appropriate institution to continue their studies. In some cases, students are helped to launch their professional careers directly through placement in apprenticeship programs or employment with professionals in the field.
To participate, students must demonstrate exceptional ability and commitment. Each department has its own policies for admission, prerequisites, and corequisites in the program. The selection process is determined by a faculty committee and includes a portfolio review or an audition. This review usually takes place at the end of a semester for participation in the program the following semester. Students selected may participate for up to four semesters under the direct supervision and guidance of a designated Mentor.
Through the SMC Associates support group, scholarships, materials, and other resources are often made available to help these students. Students interested in participating in the Mentor Program should contact the chair of the department in which they would like to study as soon as possible. For other information, contact the appropriate Department Chair.
Noncredit Career Development and College Preparation
SMC offers free noncredit certificate career development and college preparation programs and courses for adults 18 and over. Whether you are interested in learning new skills or are ready to jumpstart a new career, noncredit offers courses and programs to help you achieve your goals. Certificates of Completion (Noncredit) and Certificates of Competency (Noncredit) are designed to help prepare students for college credit courses or to develop skills to enter the workforce. Noncredit certificates are not applicable towards credit certificates or an associates degree.
ESL – Noncredit
If you are interested in enrolling in Noncredit ESL, please contact the Noncredit Registration office. Students enrolling in noncredit ESL must attend an Orientation and Assessment prior to registering.
ESL 911: Beginning Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation • 0 units
Course Number:7003 Time:9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. TTh Location:BUNDY 440 Instructor:Torrez P J
ESL 913: Intermediate Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation • 0 units
Course Number:7004 Time:9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MW Location:BUNDY 435 Instructor:Mumba A I
ESL 915: Advanced Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation • 0 units
Course Number:7006 Time:9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MW Location:BUNDY 428 Instructor:Kunimoto T A
Course Number:7014 Time:8:30 - 11:30 a.m. S Location:BUNDY 428 Instructor:Joshi K
ESL 961: Beginning Reading and Writing • 0 units
Course Number:7007 Time:9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MW Location:BUNDY 440 Instructor:McGee N
ESL 963, Intermediate Reading and Writing • 0 units
Course Number:7008 Time:9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. TTh Location:BUNDY 435 Instructor:McGee N
ESL 965, Advanced Reading and Writing • 0 units
Course Number:7009 Time:9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. TTh Location:BUNDY 428 Instructor:Borgardt M L
Course Number:7010 Time:12 - 3 p.m. S Location:BUNDY 428 Instructor:Joshi K
ESL 973: Intermediate Idioms, Prepositions, and Vocabulary • 0 units
Course Number:7011 Time:1:30 - 4:30 p.m. MW Location:BUNDY 435 Instructor:Bronstein M G
ESL 975: Advanced Idioms, Prepositions, and Vocabulary • 0 units
Course Number:7012 Time:1:30 - 4:30 p.m. TTh Location:BUNDY 428 Instructor:Torrez P J
ESL 980: ESL US Citizenship Test Preparation • 0 units
Course Number:7013 Time:6 - 8 p.m. MW Location:BUNDY 440 Instructor:Mumba A I
Sustainability Systems and Technology – Noncredit
Students interested in noncredit Certificate of Completion can register directly through Corsair Connect.
Sustainability in Organics Aide – Certificate of Completion SST 901, Fundamentals of Sustainability • 0 units
Course Number:7016 Time:10 a.m. - 1 p.m. TTh Location:MC 8 Instructor:Charles V
SST 905, Organics Recycling • 0 units
Course Number:7015 Time:5 - 8 p.m. TTh Location:MC 8 Instructor:Huls J
SST 909, Sustainable Food Systems • 0 units
Course Number:7017 Time:1:30 - 4:30 p.m. TTh Location:MC 8 Instructor:Grebler G
Sustainability Services Technician – Certificate of Completion SST 901, Fundamentals of Sustainability • 0 units
Course Number:7016 Time:10 a.m. - 1 p.m. TTh Location:MC 8 Instructor:Charles V
SST 904, Sustainability Assessment • 0 units
Course Number:7018 Time:1:30 - 4:30 p.m. MW Location:LA 223 Instructor:Huls J & Cooley S
SST 906, Introduction to Clean Technologies • 0 units
Course Number:7019 Time:5 - 8 p.m. MW Location:MC 8 Instructor:Huls J
For program information, please call 310-434-3399, email email@example.com, or visit the website (smc.edu/noncredit).
Promo Pathway Program
The Promo Pathway is an innovative partnership between Santa Monica College and the industry trade organization PromaxBDA, formed to increase diversity in the entertainment promotions workforce. The program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and professional relationships necessary for entry level employment in the Digital Media Industry. Students prepare for careers as writer/producer/editors of on-air promotions, commercial advertisements and public service announcements; and also for employment in related areas including social media marketing, media strategy and planning, public relations, publicity, advertising, and interactive media marketing. Students can complete both a Certificate of Achievement, and an Associate Degree in Entertainment Marketing/Promotion Production. For more information, visit the Promo Pathway website at smc.edu/promo or call 310-434-4182.
ET 31B, Digital Video Editing • 3 units
Course Number:4012 Time:6:30 - 9:35 p.m. MTTh Location:CMD 280 Instructor:Louie W B
Course Number: 4012 Time:Arrange-3 Hours Location:CMD 280 Instructor:Staff
The Scholars Program at Santa Monica College is a highly demanding, enriched educational program that prepares students with outstanding scholastic achievements for transfer to a four-year college or university. Students completing the Scholars Program are recognized as well-prepared and are guaranteed priority consideration at the junior level in most majors at:
University of California, Los Angeles,
University of California, Santa Cruz,
University of California, Irvine,
California State University, Northridge,
Pomona College, and
Scholars Program students receive a number of benefits including:
Priority registration at Santa Monica College;
A special Scholars counselor and Scholars tutor to help during their semesters at Santa Monica College;
Special Scholars Classes limited to 25 students;
Workshops and other assistance in registration, financial aid, and housing at their transfer institutions; and
Special invitations to a variety of programs at Santa Monica College and the participating universities.
To be eligible for the Scholars Program, students must first apply through the Scholars Program Office and meet the following requirements:
Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in high school,
Must be eligible to take English 1, and
Must write an essay to be evaluated by the Scholars Program Coordinator and the Scholars Counselor.
Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in at least 12 units of UC/CSU transferable courses and
Must have an A or B in English 21 or English 1 at SMC.
Once accepted into the program, students are required to:
Maintain a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0,
Complete special Scholars Program courses, and
Complete all pre-major and general education requirements set by their transfer institution.
The special Scholars Program courses are rigorous, university-level sections that satisfy general education requirements in the following areas:
English Composition and Critical Thinking
For further information, please call Teresa Garcia in the Scholars Program Office at 310-434-4371.
Note: Scholars students will receive Scholars credit for any section of Biology 21 or 23.
BIOL 21, Cell Biology and Evolution • 4 units; UC*, CSU
Course Number:1061 Time:8 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:SCI 124 Instructor:Scuric Z
ECON 1, Principles of Microeconomics • 3 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:1195 Time:8 - 10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:HSS 156 Instructor:Lee S K
ECON 2, Principles of Macroeconomics • 3 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:1206 Time:10:15 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:HSS 156 Instructor:Lee Sam
ENGL 2, Critical Analysis and Intermediate Composition • 3 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:1249 Time:10:15 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:DRSCHR 214 Instructor:Livanis L
Course Number:1253 Time:10:15 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:DRSCHR 202 Instructor:Engelmann D S
MATH 54, Elementary Statistics • 4 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:1434 Time:7:50 - 10 a.m. MTWThF Location:LS 203 Instructor:Odom L H
PHILOS 51, Political Philosophy • 3 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:1488 Time:8 - 10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:HSS 154 Instructor:Oifer E R
POL SC 1, National and California Government • 3 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:1505 Time:8 - 10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:HSS 252 Instructor:Schultz C K
POL SC 51, Political Philosophy • 3 units; UC, CSU
Course Number:1519 Time:8 - 10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:HSS 154 Instructor:Oifer E R
* (meets UC Berkeley American Cultures graduation requirement)
Studying abroad is an enriching, life-changing experience! There is no substitute for the experience of living in another culture and learning — first-hand — how others think, live, and work.
Santa Monica College offers faculty-led Study Abroad programs designed to take students to another country and immerse them in an exciting and engaging learning program. Each program gives students the opportunity to earn SMC credit as they expand their own intercultural awareness and foster a more global experience. Students who successfully complete a minimum of three (3) semester units while attending a Study Abroad program will fulfill SMC’s Global Citizenship graduation requirement for the Associate degree.
For program information, please visit the IEC’s Study Abroad website (smc.edu/studyabroad).
Spring Break 2020 Programs
Helsinki and Tallinn
Veterans Resource Center
The Veterans Resource Center at Santa Monica College serves military veterans entering college for the first time or returning to college to further their education. The Center acts as a liaison between SMC students and the Veterans Administration, verifying enrollment for veterans and their dependents who claim benefits under the G.I. Bill or the Veterans’ Vocational Rehabilitation Program. We can also assist veterans with referrals to various veteran-serving programs in the Los Angeles area. For more information, visit our website at smc.edu/veterans, stop by the VRC office located in the Liberal Arts building, Room 135, or call us at 310-434-8205.
Santa Monica College provides access to its services, classes, and programs without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, handicap, or gender. All students are eligible to apply for special programs. Please see program coordinator or attend orientation for additional information.