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PHOT 1 BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY I4 Units
Fundamentals of black and white still photography. Introduction to the historical development of the medium and the role that photography has played in shaping social issues and and its effect on culture. Practical investigation of photography's potential to contribute to personal visual expression. Exposure to multiple perspectives on photography as practiced and contributed by diverse cultures. Topics cover photographic seeing, camera operation, use of aperture and shutter settings for aesthetic and sensitometric control, film processing, printing, and use of natural light for personal expression and communication. Introduction to electronic imaging processes.
Advisory: This course is included in the Analog Photography family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lecture-laboratory, 1.5 hours laboratory. (78 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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PHOT 2 BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY II4 Units
Emphasis on control of available light through use of tripods and push-processing; use of electronic flash and studio lights; attributes of various films and appropriate chemistry for each; graded papers; larger format cameras, introduction to sensitometry; specialized developing and printing techniques, enhancing personal photographic expression; digital manipulation of the photographic image.
Prerequisite: PHOT 1 or equivalent.
Advisory: This course is included in the Analog Photography family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lecture-laboratory, 1.5 hours laboratory. (78 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
PHOT 3 BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY III4 Units
Formerly: PHOT 50
Exploration of photographic seeing through the use of advanced processing and printing techniques; introduction to the Zone System and film calibration; creating special effects; high contrast and infrared films; integration of aesthetics and technique, emphasis on development of a personal style.
Prerequisite: PHOT 2.
Advisory: This course is included in the Analog Photography family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in PHOT 50.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lecture-laboratory, 1.5 hours laboratory. (78 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
PHOT 4A DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I4 Units
Formerly: PHOT 65A
Introduction to the tools for expressive communication in digital photography using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Development of skills in image capture, enhancement, printing, and web publishing, for both fine art and commercial applications.
Advisory: PHOT 1, 5 or equivalent; this course is included in the Digital Photography family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in PHOT 65A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lecture-laboratory, 1.5 hours laboratory. (78 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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PHOT 4B DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II4 Units
Formerly: PHOT 65B
Intermediate-level exploration with the tools for expressive communication in digital photography using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Development of skills in image capture, enhancement, printing, and web publishing, for both fine art and commercial applications.
Advisory: PHOT 4A or equivalent experience; this course is included in the Digital Photography family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in PHOT 65B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lecture-laboratory, 1.5 hours laboratory. (78 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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PHOT 4C DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY III4 Units
Formerly: PHOT 65C
Advanced-level exploration with the tools for expressive communication in digital photography using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Development of skills in image capture, enhancement, printing, and web publishing, for both fine art and commercial applications.
Advisory: PHOT 4B or equivalent; this course is included in the Digital Photography family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in PHOT 65C.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lecture-laboratory, 1.5 hours laboratory. (78 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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PHOT 5 INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY4 Units
A survey of the historical and practical aspects of photography as an art form. Students will be introduced to the use of light, composition and communication through images. Significant photographers from a diversity of backgrounds will inspire students in the practice of photography and developing an appreciation of the varied uses of the photographic image in our culture.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 2 hours lecture-laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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PHOT 8 PHOTOGRAPHY OF MULTICULTURAL AMERICA4 Units
Examination of photography's role in shaping ideas about race, class, gender, sexuality and national identity in America. Critical analysis of images from a wide range of genres including: commercial photography, portraiture, social documentary, photojournalism, ethnographic and scientific photography, erotica, and fine-art photography are discussed within their historical and social context.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in PHOT 8H.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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PHOT 8H HONORS PHOTOGRAPHY OF MULTICULTURAL AMERICA4 Units
Examination of photography's role in shaping ideas about race, class, gender, sexuality and national identity in America. Critical analysis of images from a wide range of genres including: commercial photography, portraiture, social documentary, photojournalism, ethnographic and scientific photography, erotica, and fine-art photography are discussed within their historical and social context. The honors course offers an enriched and challenging experience for the more talented student, including deeper content, more rigorous grading, and more demanding and creative assignments requiring application of higher-level thinking, writing, and communication skills.
Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in PHOT 8.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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PHOT 10 HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY4 Units
The history of still photography from the earliest investigations of the camera obscura to late 20th Century electronic imaging. Emphasis on the role of photographs as a social and cultural force and on our artistic heritage of camera work.
Advisory: PHOT 1 or equivalent; not open to students with credit in PHOT 10H.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
PHOT 10H HONORS HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY4 Units
The history of still photography from the earliest investigations of the camera obscura to late 20th Century electronic imaging. Emphasis on the role of photographs as a social and cultural force and on our artistic heritage of camera work. The honors course offers an enriched and challenging experience for the more talented student, including deeper content, more rigorous grading, and more demanding and creative assignments requiring application of higher-level thinking, writing, and communication skills.
Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.
Advisory: PHOT 1 or equivalent; not open to students with credit in PHOT 10.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
PHOT 11 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PHOTOGRAPHY4 Units
Survey of contemporary issues in photography. Critical theory and other issues surrounding contemporary photographic practices are explored through the style and content of work by selected contemporary photographers. Censorship, copyright, appropriation, and other current issues affecting the contemporary photographer are discussed. The interplay of traditional and digital photography and how it affects our concepts of truth, reality, society, and culture.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in PHOT 11H or 59.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
PHOT 11H HONORS CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PHOTOGRAPHY4 Units
Survey of contemporary issues in photography. Critical theory and other issues surrounding contemporary photographic practices are explored through the style and content of work by selected contemporary photographers. Censorship, copyright, appropriation, and other current issues affecting the contemporary photographer are discussed. The interplay of traditional and digital photography and how it affects our concepts of truth, reality, society, and culture. The honors course offers an enriched and challenging experience for the more talented student, including deeper content, more rigorous grading, and more demanding and creative assignments requiring application of higher-level thinking, writing, and communication skills.
Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in PHOT 11 or 59.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
PHOT 13 EXPERIMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY4 Units
Exploration of experimental approaches to creative photography, using silver and nonsilver processes. Introduction to digital manipulation of images.
Advisory: PHOT 2; this course is included in the Analog Photography family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in PHOT 56.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lecture-laboratory, 1.5 hour laboratory. (78 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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PHOT 20 INTRODUCTION TO COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY4 Units
Formerly: PHOT 70
Introduction to history of color processes. Introduction to the theories, principles, instruction in color correction and manipulation, and expressive potential of digital color photography.
Advisory: PHOT 5 or 65A or 72; this course is included in the Digital Photography family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in PHOT 70.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lecture-laboratory, 1.5 hours laboratory. (78 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
PHOT 22 PHOTOJOURNALISM4 Units
Formerly: PHOT 63
Instruction in basic skills needed for effective online and print photography for use in newspapers, magazines, web journals and blogs with emphasis on developing appropriate behavior and craft needed in meeting deadlines for photojournal publication. Assignments include news photographs, human interest and feature pictures, and the picture story. Special emphasis on print quality, picture editing, layout design, image content and captioning. Introduction to digital capture, preparation of files and transmittal of photographs, and video and sound recording techniques.
Prerequisite: PHOT 2.
Advisory: This course is included in the Photography-Professional Practices family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in PHOT 63.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lecture-laboratory, 1.5 hours laboratory. (78 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
PHOT 51 ZONE SYSTEM PHOTOGRAPHY4 Units
An exploration of the Zone System through use of special processing and fine printing techniques. A study of the integration of aesthetics, film calibration, development of film, printing, and techniques associated with the Zone System. Acquisition of fine printing and archival processing techniques suitable for producing exhibit quality presentations. Application of understanding of Zone System to both digital and color materials. Appreciation of contributions by photographers of diverse backgrounds.
Prerequisite: PHOT 2.
Advisory: This course is included in the Analog Photography family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lecture-laboratory, 1.5 hours laboratory. (78 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
PHOT 57A PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT4 Units
This is a professional practices class for the organization and assembly of a photographic portfolio from concept to final presentation. This intensive advanced class requires the student to build a group of photographic works that function both individually and as a group. Goal setting for the vocational and transfer students and packaging work for school, job and exhibition applications will be a priority. Concerns will include how to build a portfolio and organize images that communicate clearly, how to utilize technical execution for effective communication and techniques for giving and receiving feedback to further photographic projects.
Prerequisites: PHOT 1, 2, 3 or PHOT 5, 4A, 4B or instructor's permission.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
PHOT 57B PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES IN PHOTOGRAPHY4 Units
Organization of photographic work from prior classes and projects to meet individual goals including transfer, exhibition and employment. Development of professional materials such as resume, website and business cards as well as finalization of a photographic portfolio to meet the qualifications for an A.A. Degree in Photography. Develop support materials for applications and exhibitions. Student must share work with photography community through exhibition or other methods of display.
Prerequisite: PHOT 57A or instructor's permission.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
PHOT 68A DARKROOM TOPICS IN PHOTOGRAPHY1 Unit
Investigation of a specific aspect or topic of photography through discussion and demonstration by the instructor(s).
Advisory: PHOT 1 or 5; this course is included in the Analog Photography family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture-laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
PHOT 68B DIGITAL TOPICS IN PHOTOGRAPHY1 Unit
Investigation of a specific aspect or topic of photography through discussion and demonstration by the instructor(s).
Advisory: PHOT 1 or 5; this course is included in the Digital Photography family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture-laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
PHOT 68C STUDIO LIGHTING TOPICS IN PHOTOGRAPHY1 Unit
Investigation of a specific aspect or topic of photography through discussion and demonstration by the instructor(s).
Advisory: PHOT 1 or 5.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture-laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
PHOT 68E LECTURE TOPICS IN PHOTOGRAPHY1 Unit
Investigation of a specific aspect or topic of photography through discussion and demonstration by the instructor(s).
Advisory: PHOT 1 or 5.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture-laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
PHOT 68F EXHIBITION TOPICS IN PHOTOGRAPHY1 Unit
Investigation of a specific aspect or topic of photography through discussion and demonstration by the instructor(s).
Advisory: PHOT 1 or 5; this course is included in the Photography-Professional Practices family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture-laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
PHOT 71 THE PHOTOGRAPHIC BOOK4 Units
Exploration of the book for the display and sharing of photographic imagery including the history of the photographic book and its uses in fine art, commercial and documentary photography. Use of appropriate technology for creation of photographic books including digital image editing, color correction, graphic design and typography. Investigation of sequencing and presentation of photographs in book format for communication.
Prerequisite: PHOT 1 or 5 or 4A or equivalent experience.
Advisory: This course is included in the Photography-Professional Practices family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lecture-laboratory, 1.5 hours laboratory. (78 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
PHOT 72 LIGHTROOM & PHOTOGRAPHIC DESIGN4 Units
Develop intermediate photographic skills with the use of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and photographic design techniques. Evaluate and utilize current methods of workflow including archiving, file management, development, image publishing, beginning color management and printing. Build skills in composition, design, project editing and visual communication. Utilize design principles to create images that communicate effectively.
Advisory: PHOT 1 or 5 or equivalent experience; this course is included in the Digital Photography family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
PHOT 74 STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES4 Units
Introduction and overview to large format (view camera), digital medium format cameras, and studio lighting; exploration of photographic practices in a studio environment; emphasis on developing effective skills and techniques necessary to begin a career in studio photography.
Advisory: PHOT 2, 4A and 72; this course is included in the Photography-Professional Practices family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lecture-laboratory, 1.5 hours laboratory. (78 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
PHOT 78A LANDSCAPE FIELD STUDY IN PHOTOGRAPHY1 Unit
Investigation of a specific aspect or topic of photography through discussion and demonstration by the instructor(s) in the field.
Advisory: PHOT 1 or 5.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture-laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
PHOT 78B SOCIAL CONCERNS FIELD STUDY IN PHOTOGRAPHY1 Unit
Investigation of a specific aspect or topic of photography through discussion and demonstration by the instructor(s) in the field.
Advisory: PHOT 1 or 5.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture-laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
PHOT 78C DOCUMENTARY FIELD STUDY IN PHOTOGRAPHY1 Unit
Investigation of a specific aspect or topic of photography through discussion and demonstration by the instructor(s) in the field.
Advisory: PHOT 1 or 5.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture-laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
PHOT 78D MUSEUM/GALLERY FIELD STUDY IN PHOTOGRAPHY1 Unit
Investigation of a specific aspect or topic of photography through discussion and demonstration by the instructor(s) in the field.
Advisory: PHOT 1 or 5; this course is included in the Photography-Professional Practices family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture-laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.