Featured Spring Courses
Foothill College Virtual Campus, Classes Start April 13
Foothill college has moved to a fully virtual campus in response to COVID-19. All Spring 2020 classes will be delivered virtually through June 26, starting April 13 — using Zoom, Canvas, and other online tools.
Note: some classes will be taught at the regular times listed in the schedule (synchronously). Classes designated as 'Online' will typically allow for much more flexibility, and some classes will combine both approaches.
Contact your instructor if you have any questions about the method of delivery for your spring classes. You can find faculty contact information through our searchable online directory.
To learn how we are supporting our students online, visit our Virtual Campus website.
New Class This Year
Data Analytics & Business Decisions
Core & GE Courses
- ANTH 20 Native Peoples of California CRN 41471
Instructor Michael Wilcox, CSU/UC Transferable
Learn archival research, archaeological methods and use art and field visits in this unique course.
Who are the indigenous people of the Bay Area? California was settled by Native Peoples thousands of years ago, before the Bay existed, when Grizzly Bears roamed the Peninsula.
How do We explain their presence 500 years after Columbus? Dispel the mythologies of conquest and disappearance and learn the truth about California's enduring Native Americans!
Study the many cultures of the different native inhabitants of California from the prehistoric period to the present time. The course covers an introduction to the diversity and complexity of aboriginal California, and includes their environmental adaptation, material culture, social structure, ideology, and colonization.
We offer a variety of art-related courses to fit your schedule, including evenings, weekends and online. Check out these classes with seats available for fall.
- ART 44 Ceramic Sculpture CRN 41281 Instructor Kimberly Cook
- ART 45A Beginning Handbuilding (three sections)
An introduction to basic ceramic hand-building techniques, and its historical and contemporary significance.
- ART 45F Low Temperature Ceramic Firing & Glazing Techniques CRN 41089 Instructor Andrew Ruble
- ART 46B Ceramics Potter's Wheel II CRN 41402
- BIOL 13 Marine Biology CRN 40042
Instructor Harmony Folse
- BIOL 54 H Honors Institute Seminar in Biology CRN 41444
Instructor Melissa Ko
- BUSI 12 Introduction to Data Analytics & Business Decisions CRN 41484
Instructor Laurence Lew
An introduction to the exciting field of Data Analytics and its use in business and decision making, covering a broad selection of topics focused on data collection, data analysis, data visualization and data-driven decision making. Students will acquire a working knowledge of data analytics through hands-on projects and study a variety of discipline-specific topics in fields such business, engineering, social sciences, statistics, and Artificial Intelligence. No prerequisites necessary.
- BUSI 59 Principles of Marketing Offered Both In Person and Online
Instructor Julianne Perry CRN41011
Instructor Mancuso Natahsa CRN40614
Focus on market planning strategy, determining the right product, price, distribution and promotion elements and evaluating the results of effective marketing decision-making from both a marketer's and a consumer's perspective. This course is part of a new Digital Marketin Certificate, available 2020-2021. Get started now with this course. Learn more about the program
- CNSL 72: Stress, Wellness & Coping CRN 40677
Instructor Clifton Der Bing
Explore and become familiar with symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. Learn, practice, and understand effective coping strategies to promote self-awareness, personal wellness, and academic success.
Take an Online Course to fit your schedule!
- ENGL 14 Travel the World Through Contemporary Literature 41367
- ENGL 40 Asian American Literature CRN 41209
- ENGL 47B World Literature II 41536
While traveling the world is not something you're planning at this moment, let's travel the world in your mind's eye! That is, consider taking World Literature 47B, where you'll take a literary voyage in time and place, looking at literature from around the world. Some of the tour highlights:
- When we drop into Europe, we'll start with excerpts of enlightenment and the age of science, relaxing with Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (The first science fiction novel in 1832) that reflects this new world view
- We'll also stop in France and witness the rise of existentialism; on this tour we'll read one of the first Wordless Novels by Frans Masereel--Passionate Journey (1920's)
- In a trip to Latin America, we meet Sorjuan de La Cruz (an Early feminist from 1650's) and the rise of postmodernism in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1975)
- We'll also stop for two landings in Japan looking at early forms of haiku from 1650's through 1850's and then to Modern Horror and the graphic novel-reading Junji Ito's Fragments of Horror
Get a ticket, come aboard and say Bon Voyage to the real world!
English as a Second Language
To meet our community needs, we offer non-credit (no fee) and for-credit ESL classes.
Graphics & Interactive Design
Take great GID courses!
- GID 33 Graphic Design Studio I CRN 41733 Instructor Carolyn Brown—NEWLY ADDED
- GID 36 Typography CRN 40879 Instructor Eric Kneeland
- GID 43 Illustration & Digital Imaging CRN 41734 Instructor Carolyn Brown—NEWLY ADDED
- GID 55 User Experience (UI/UX) Design CRN 41735 Instructor Carolyn Brown—NEWLY ADDED
- HIST 8 History of Latin America CRN 40740
Instructor Stephen Batham
- MATH 10 Elementary Statistics - Sign Up for Extra Support with MPS
The MPS program provides a Math 10 course that can be used to complete your general education, transfer and associate degree requirements. Learn how to register for the MPS program.
- MDIA 1 Introduction to Film Studies CRN 40458
Instructor Kristin Tripp Caldwell
- MDIA 20 Fundamental of Media Production CRN 41408
Instructor Kristin Tripp Caldwell
- MUS 2D World Music: Roots to Contemporary Global Fusion CRN 40149
ONLINE, Instructor Elizabeth Barkley
- MUS 3C Theory & Musicianship III CRN 40889
ONLINE, Instructor William Cratty
- MUS 12A - Piano
CRN 40159 or CRN 40171
- PHIL 20B History of Western Philosophy CRN 41450
Instructor Brian Tapia
- PHOT 8 Photography of Multicultural America CRN
ONLINE, Instructor Ron Herman.
3 NEWLY ADDED SECTIONS CRN 41726, 41727, 41728
Examination of photography's role in shaping ideas about race, class, gender, sexuality and national identity in America.
- PHOT 4B Photoshop for Photographers II CRN 40454
Instructor Lesley Louden
Fine tune your photo editing skills! Intermediate-level exploration with the tools for expressive communication in digital photography using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
Take a PE Activity Class for Health & Wellness
- We offer everything from aquatic fitness to golf, yoga and pilates, weight training and other ways to be in condition for summer activities and much more.
- Our experienced instructors will help you get in shape and stay healthy.
- All classes are one unit and meet three hours each week.
- See class schedule for Physical Education
- See class schedule for Dance
- KINS 4 Concepts of Physical Fitness & Wellness (two sections) Instructor Jeffery Bissell
Study of physical fitness, training principles, nutrition and body composition, stress management, appropriate exercise and health practices with application to lifelong fitness and wellness habits.
- For more information, visit the Kinesiology website or call 650.949.7742
- SOC 20 Major Social Problems CRN 41686 Instructor John Fox
An identification and analysis of contemporary social problems including (1) the role of power and ideology in the definition of social problems, (2) their causes and consequences, (3) evaluations of proposed solutions, and (4) methods of intervention.
- SPAN 1 Elementary Spanish I CRN 40166
Instructor Julio Rivera-Montanez
- SPAN 2 Elementary Spanish II CRN 41222
Instructor Julio Rivera-Montanez
Community Education Classes
Did you know you can sign up for a pool or gym membership at Foothill? Our Community Education Department also offers non-credit classes in aqua fitness, project management, continuing education in pesticide regulation, and more!
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