Class Schedules

Special Programs


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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 (

EOPS Program

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, 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:1017Time:8 a.m. - 12 p.m. TThLocation:A 214Instructor:Rocchio M P

Course Number:1018Time:Arrange-9 HoursLocation:ONLINEInstructor:Simmons B B

Course Number:1019Time:Arrange-9 HoursLocation:ONLINEInstructor:Simmons B B

Course Number:1020Time:Arrange-9 HoursLocation:ONLINEInstructor:Meyer W J

AHIS 5, Latin American Art History 1   •   3 units; UC, CSU

Course Number:1025Time:Arrange-9 HoursLocation:ONLINEInstructor:Simmons B B

AHIS 11, Art Appreciation: Introduction to Global Visual Culture   •   3 units; UC, CSU

Course Number:1026Time:8 a.m. - 12 p.m. MWLocation:A 214Instructor:Medvedev N

Course Number:1027Time:Arrange-9 HoursLocation:ONLINEInstructor:Meyer W J

AHIS 17, Arts of Asia   •   3 units; UC, CSU

Course Number:1028Time:Arrange-9 HoursLocation:ONLINEInstructor:Lee O

AHIS 21, Architectural History: Ancient to 1850   •   3 units; UC, CSU

Course Number:1029Time:Arrange-9 HoursLocation:ONLINEInstructor:Rocchio M P

AHIS 72, American Art History   •   3 units; UC, CSU

Course Number:1031Time:Arrange-9 HoursLocation:ONLINEInstructor:Dastin E R

ANTHRO 2, Cultural Anthropology   •   3 units; UC, CSU

Course Number:1037Time:10:15 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. MTWThLocation:LA 243Instructor:Denman J F

BIOL 9, Environmental Biology   •   3 units; UC, CSU

Course Number:1058Time:8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. TThLocation:SCI 145Instructor:Baghdasarian G

Course Number:1059Time:Arrange-9 HoursLocation:ONLINEInstructor:Mclaughlin D

CHEM 9, Everyday Chemistry   •   5 units; UC*, CSU

Course Number:1089Time:1:30 - 6:35 p.m. TThLocation:SCI 153Instructor:Chung G G

Course Number: 1089 Time:1:30 - 6:35 p.m. MWLocation:SCI 322Instructor:Chung G G

COM ST 37, Intercultural Communication   •   3 units; UC, CSU

Course Number:1128Time:Arrange-9 HoursLocation:ONLINEInstructor:Grass N L

DANCE 2, Dance in American Culture   •   3 units; UC, CSU

Course Number:1180Time:Arrange-9 HoursLocation:ONLINEInstructor:Van Wormer V M

ECE 11, Child, Family and Community   •   3 units; UC, CSU

Course Number:1191Time:Arrange-9 HoursLocation:ONLINEInstructor:Andrews T D

ENGL 10, Ethnic Literature of the U.S.   •   3 units; UC, CSU

Course Number:1267Time:Arrange-9 HoursLocation:ONLINEInstructor:Davison IV G S

FRENCH 1, Elementary French I   •   5 units; UC, CSU

Course Number:1309Time:10:15 a.m. - 1:05 p.m. MTWThFLocation:DRSCHR 222Instructor:Staff

Course Number: 1309 Time:Arrange-2 HoursLocation:DRSCHR 219Instructor:

GEOG 7, Introduction to Environmental Studies   •   3 units; UC, CSU

Course Number:1312Time:12:30 - 4:45 p.m. TThLocation:DRSCHR 208Instructor:Leddy G

HIST 10, Ethnicity and American Culture   •   3 units; UC*, CSU

Course Number:1332Time:8 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. MWLocation:HSS 106Instructor:Marino J M

Course Number:1333Time:10:15 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. MTWThLocation:HSS 104Instructor:Cruz J S

Course Number:1334Time:12:30 - 2:35 p.m. MTWThLocation:HSS 105Instructor:Wilkinson Jr E C

Course Number:1335Time:Arrange-9 HoursLocation:ONLINEInstructor:Maync T M

JAPAN 1, Elementary Japanese I   •   5 units; UC, CSU

Course Number:1348Time:10:15 a.m. - 1:05 p.m. MTWThFLocation:MC 2Instructor:Staff

Course Number: 1348 Time:Arrange-2 HoursLocation:DRSCHR 219Instructor:

LING 1, Introduction to Linguistics   •   3 units; UC, CSU

Course Number:1389Time:10:15 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. MTWThLocation:HSS 155Instructor:Thomas Ja

MEDIA 10, Media, Gender, and Race   •   3 units; UC*, CSU

Course Number:1450Time:10:15 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. MTWThLocation:CMD 203Instructor:Chicas H K

Course Number:1451Time:Arrange-9 HoursLocation:ONLINEInstructor:Dickinson L M

Course Number:1452Time:Arrange-9 HoursLocation:ONLINEInstructor:Shaw R D

MUSIC 33, Jazz in American Culture   •   3 units; UC*, CSU

Course Number:1464Time:8 - 10:05 a.m. MTWThLocation:PAC 114Instructor:Fiddmont F K

Course Number:1465Time:10:15 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. MTWThLocation:PAC 114Instructor:Fiddmont F K

MUSIC 36, History of Rock Music   •   3 units; UC, CSU

Course Number:4027Time:6:30 - 9:20 p.m. TWThLocation:PAC 116Instructor:Cheesman J M

SPAN 1, Elementary Spanish I   •   5 units; UC, CSU

Course Number:1552Time:9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. MTWThLocation:DRSCHR 217Instructor:Trives T

Course Number: 1552 Time:Arrange-2 HoursLocation:DRSCHR 219Instructor:

WGS 10, Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies   •   3 units; UC, CSU

Course Number:1569Time:8 - 10:05 a.m. MTWThLocation:HSS 256Instructor:Brickley B

Course Number:1570Time:10:15 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. MTWThLocation:DRSCHR 205Instructor:Anderson St M

Course Number:1571Time:12:30 - 4:45 p.m. TThLocation:HSS 263Instructor:Klein M C

WGS 30, Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Popular Culture   •   3 units; UC, CSU

Course Number:1572Time:8 - 10:05 a.m. MTWThLocation:HSS 103Instructor:Westerband Y

* (meets UC Berkeley American Cultures graduation requirement)

Internship Program

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 to find out how to get involved in SMC’s Internship Program, and to 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 ( 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 ( 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 (

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 (

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:7003Time:9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. TThLocation:BUNDY 440Instructor:Torrez P J

ESL 913: Intermediate Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation   •   0 units

Course Number:7004Time:9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MWLocation:BUNDY 435Instructor:Mumba A I

ESL 915: Advanced Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation   •   0 units

Course Number:7006Time:9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MWLocation:BUNDY 428Instructor:Kunimoto T A

Course Number:7014Time:8:30 - 11:30 a.m. SLocation:BUNDY 428Instructor:Joshi K

ESL 961: Beginning Reading and Writing   •   0 units

Course Number:7007Time:9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MWLocation:BUNDY 440Instructor:McGee N

ESL 963, Intermediate Reading and Writing   •   0 units

Course Number:7008Time:9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. TThLocation:BUNDY 435Instructor:McGee N

ESL 965, Advanced Reading and Writing   •   0 units

Course Number:7009Time:9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. TThLocation:BUNDY 428Instructor:Borgardt M L

Course Number:7010Time:12 - 3 p.m. SLocation:BUNDY 428Instructor:Joshi K

ESL 973: Intermediate Idioms, Prepositions, and Vocabulary   •   0 units

Course Number:7011Time:1:30 - 4:30 p.m. MWLocation:BUNDY 435Instructor:Bronstein M G

ESL 975: Advanced Idioms, Prepositions, and Vocabulary   •   0 units

Course Number:7012Time:1:30 - 4:30 p.m. TThLocation:BUNDY 428Instructor:Torrez P J

ESL 980: ESL US Citizenship Test Preparation   •   0 units

Course Number:7013Time:6 - 8 p.m. MWLocation:BUNDY 440Instructor: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:7016Time:10 a.m. - 1 p.m. TThLocation:MC 8Instructor:Charles V

SST 905, Organics Recycling   •   0 units

Course Number:7015Time:5 - 8 p.m. TThLocation:MC 8Instructor:Huls J

SST 909, Sustainable Food Systems   •   0 units

Course Number:7017Time:1:30 - 4:30 p.m. TThLocation:MC 8Instructor:Grebler G

Sustainability Services Technician – Certificate of Completion SST 901, Fundamentals of Sustainability   •   0 units

Course Number:7016Time:10 a.m. - 1 p.m. TThLocation:MC 8Instructor:Charles V

SST 904, Sustainability Assessment   •   0 units

Course Number:7018Time:1:30 - 4:30 p.m. MWLocation:LA 223Instructor:Huls J & Cooley S

SST 906, Introduction to Clean Technologies   •   0 units

Course Number:7019Time:5 - 8 p.m. MWLocation:MC 8Instructor:Huls J

For program information, please call 310-434-3399, email, or visit the website (

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 or call 310-434-4182.

ET 31B, Digital Video Editing   •   3 units

Course Number:4012Time:6:30 - 9:35 p.m. MTThLocation:CMD 280Instructor:Louie W B

Course Number: 4012 Time:Arrange-3 HoursLocation:CMD 280Instructor:Staff

Scholars Program

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,

  • Loyola-Marymount University,

  • Occidental College,

  • Pomona College, and

  • Chapman College.

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.

Continuing Students:

  • 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

  • Life Science

  • Mathematics

  • Physical Science

  • Social Science

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:1061Time:8 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. MTWThLocation:SCI 124Instructor:Scuric Z

ECON 1, Principles of Microeconomics   •   3 units; UC, CSU

Course Number:1195Time:8 - 10:05 a.m. MTWThLocation:HSS 156Instructor:Lee S K

ECON 2, Principles of Macroeconomics   •   3 units; UC, CSU

Course Number:1206Time:10:15 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. MTWThLocation:HSS 156Instructor:Lee Sam

ENGL 2, Critical Analysis and Intermediate Composition   •   3 units; UC, CSU

Course Number:1249Time:10:15 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. MTWThLocation:DRSCHR 214Instructor:Livanis L

Course Number:1253Time:10:15 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. MTWThLocation:DRSCHR 202Instructor:Engelmann D S

MATH 54, Elementary Statistics   •   4 units; UC, CSU

Course Number:1434Time:7:50 - 10 a.m. MTWThFLocation:LS 203Instructor:Odom L H

PHILOS 51, Political Philosophy   •   3 units; UC, CSU

Course Number:1488Time:8 - 10:05 a.m. MTWThLocation:HSS 154Instructor:Oifer E R

POL SC 1, National and California Government   •   3 units; UC, CSU

Course Number:1505Time:8 - 10:05 a.m. MTWThLocation:HSS 252Instructor:Schultz C K

POL SC 51, Political Philosophy   •   3 units; UC, CSU

Course Number:1519Time:8 - 10:05 a.m. MTWThLocation:HSS 154Instructor:Oifer E R

* (meets UC Berkeley American Cultures graduation requirement)

Study Abroad

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 (

Spring Break 2020 Programs

  • Catalina Island

  • Costa Rica

  • 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, 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.