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Psychopharmacology homepage

Students, if you need to fill out your schedule in these last days before the Spring 2016 semester begins, you might think about PSY 315 – a new class at SCC.

Called “Psychopharmacology, ” the course explores the effects of drugs on the brain and behavior. The short-and long-term effects of both recreational and psychotherapeutic drugs are examined.  Students will learn how drugs alter different circuits in the brain and how these changes play a role in various aspects of cognition, psychological disorders, recreational drug use, drug abuse, learning, and brain disease.

There is one section of this course, and it is held at the SCC Davis Center.

Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
T-Th       09:30-10:50AM LEC A.Keys   Davis 108   19996    Textbook

Whether you are a psychology major, or need a social science class in your education plan, this might be the one you’re looking for.

For other options of classes with seats available in  them, visit the SCC Open Class page on our website. The latest list was good as of 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

Tasmanian delegation hompage

A group of educators from the University of Tasmania (the southernmost island off Australia) visited Sacramento City College on Monday to learn about our community college and the notion of community college education.
Tasmania does not have a community college system, and only one university. But the delegation believes a two-year college option for their students would be a good bridge between their high school system and the university. They were here to learn how we do it.

Davis banner

SCC’s Davis Center has open spaces in several classes as of Monday, January 11.
If you have the ability to drive from Sacramento to Davis and can attend classes at our state-of-the-art facility on the West campus of UC Davis, a host of opportunities await you.
Take a look at the schedule below and see if any of these classes might fit in your educational plan.

SCC Davis Center – Open Classes Spring 2016

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Class #SectionClass Name   Lec/LabTermStart TimeEnd TimeDaysRoomInstructor
20556341ADMJ 320LECFT4:30PM5:50PMMW214Pytel, Darren
18222341GEOG 310LECFT11:00AM12:20PMTTH108Knettle, John R.
19995341NUTRI 310LECFT9:30AM10:50AMMW119Coppola, Jessica
19996341PSYC 315LECFT9:30am10:50amTTH108Keys, Alan
18396341SOC 301LECFT11:00AM12:20PMTTH205TBA

Business

Class #SectionClass Name   Lec/LabStart TimeEnd TimeDaysRoomInstructor
17084341ECON 302LECFT8:00AM9:20AMMW119Camp, Kevin

Humanities and Fine Arts

18617341MUFHL 315LECFT4:00PM5:20PMTTH205Wrenn, Robert
18024342PHIL 300LECFT3:00PM4:20PMTTHCarboni, Joshua
19493341 PHIL 352LECFT11:00AM12:20PMTTH 212Naify, James
The above section will be taught at DaVinci High School, 1400 East 8th Street, Room 24, Davis

Kinesiology, Health, Athletics

Class #SectionClass Name   Lec/LabTermStart TimeEnd TimeDaysRoomInstructor
16705341HEED 300LECFT8:00AM9:20AMMW214Bomberry, Deskaheh

Language and Literature

Class #SectionClass Name   Lec/LabTermStart TimeEnd TimeDaysRoomInstructor
19033341ENGWR 303LECFT8:00AM10:05AMMW112Mahmood, Iqbal

Mathematics/Statistics & Engineering

Class #SectionClass Name   Lec/LabTermStart TimeEnd TimeDaysRoomInstructor
16654341MATH 120LECFT8:00AM9:30AMMWF204Mendez-Nunez, Luis
18518346MATH 120LECFT6:30PM9:05PMMW212Norman, Ben Eric

Science and Allied Health

Class #SectionClass Name   Lec/LabTermStart TimeEnd TimeDaysRoomInstructor
18397341BIOL 314LECFT9:30AM10:50AMTTH123Naganuma, Kenneth
19036341GEOL 345LECFT5:30PM6:50PMTTH114Wynne, Daniel
Anthropology of Religion

There are a number of openings in Anthropology of Religion classes for the upcoming Spring 2016 semester.

This course is a cross-cultural study of the forms and functions of religions, spiritual beliefs, and their associated rituals in various societies of Africa, Asia, aboriginal Australia, Oceania, South America, native North America, and elsewhere. The emphasis of the course is on understanding beliefs and rituals within their social contexts and on broad comparison to derive insight into the general functions of beliefs and rituals in human life.

If you are looking for a class to fill out your schedule, and it goes in your education plan, look at the availability below (which was correct as of Jan. 8) and consider adding one of these classes.

Sign up today!

ANTH 331 LEC
SCC MAIN  T06
P. LindellMW
01:30pm – 02:50pm
Jan 16 – May 18
18323
3.00 Units
Open
ANTH 331 LEC
SCC MAIN  T04  1
P. LindellTh
10:30am – 11:50am
Jan 16 – May 18
19125
3.00 Units
Open
ANTH 331 LEC
SCC MAIN  T04  1
P. LindellTBA
 
Jan 16 – May 18
19125
3.00 Units
Open
ANTH 331 LEC
SCC MAIN  T04  1
P. LindellT
02:30pm – 03:50pm
Jan 16 – May 18
18324
3.00 Units
Open
ANTH 331 LEC
SCC MAIN  T04  1
P. LindellTBA
 
Jan 16 – May 18
18324
3.00 Units
Open
ANTH 331 LEC
Davis Cntr  Davis  205
B. WynnMW
01:00pm – 02:20pm
Jan 16 – May 18
18322
3.00 Units
Open

For more information on all open classes, please visit the Los Rios Open Class webpage.

UTP Pass

In September 2015, Los Rios students approved a new Univeral Transit Pass (UTP)  fee that allows students to use all public transit bus and light rail systems at a greatly reduced rates in Sacramento, El Dorado, Amador and Yolo counties, and the cities of Folsom and Elk Grove.

Effective with the Spring 2016 semester, the UTP fee charged to students is changing, along with how the UTP works. Here’s the latest information:

FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS:

  • A UTP is available to eligible students who enroll in more than three (3) units at any one college in the district, have a photo ID and have paid ALL fees.
  • The UTP fee will vary depending on the number of units a student is enrolled in at $2.10 per unit, up to a maximum of $31.50 (if enrolled in 15 or more units across the District).  For example, a student enrolled in 4 units will pay $8.40; a student enrolled in 10 units will pay $21.00; a student enrolled in 12 units will pay $25.20.
  • Students enrolled in 3 or fewer units at any one college may purchase a monthly Regional Transit pass for half the regular rate at any Los Rios College Business Services Office (the rate is currently $100 for a basic monthly RT pass, so the rate for Los Rios College students is $50).
  • There is NO reduction in fees for students who have a BOG fee waiver.

SUMMER TERM:

  • All summer students enrolled in summer session will be charged the same UTP fee (regardless of unit load) – That fee is $10.
  • There is NO reduction in fees for students who have a BOG fee waiver.

For more information, go to the Los Rios website: http://www.losrios.edu/lrc/lrc_sainfo.php#rtpass

photo of young woman with laptop computer

Please be advised that online enrollment and other services related to eServices will be unavailable beginning at 11:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, as the system undergoes regular maintenance.

The scheduled maintenance is expected to be complete by 9 a.m. (and no later than 6 p.m.) on Sunday, Jan. 10.

The maintenance also affects the Employee Self Service (ESS) program and related PeopleSoft systems.

Writing Center

Becoming a writing tutor is a great way to help other students while strengthening your own communication skills and gaining employment experience.

Writing tutors help students improve their writing through one-on-one sessions based on the students’ writing assignments. Tutors promote an understanding of the writing process and encourage students to solve problems and think critically, as well as help students learn specific writing and grammar concepts. They work with students from any SCC course at any stage of the writing process.

The Writing Center is looking for applicants who:

  • possess good writing abilities,
  • have completed English Writing 300 or ESL Writing 340 with an A or B,
  • want to help other students become better writers,
  • are students taking at least six (6) units at SCC,
  • have a faculty recommendation, and
  • are available to attend regular tutor training sessions.

Students who are hired must also sign up for a one-unit tutor training course.

Come to the Writing Center in LR-144 to pick up an application!

Or call with questions:

  • Meghan Facciuto 916-650-2987
  • Writing Center Front Desk 916-558-2126
Women's holiday hoops

SCC’s Women’s Basketball team won the Championship of the Mike Gervasoni Memorial Classic at DeAnza College on Dec. 30 with a 61-53 victory over San Mateo. The Panthers won all three games in the tournament. Redshirt freshman guard Jessica Lauderdale earned MVP honors and was named to the All-Tournament team as well. Sophomore Aleea Reese also earned All-Tournament honors. Congratulations to the Panthers, who are now 12-3 on the season with Big 8 conference play to come.

students strumming guitars in quad

Students may pick up Spring semester Access cards (student IDs) and UTP stickers (transit stickers).

Pick-up locations include the main campus and at the Davis and West Sacramento centers. See the calendar for specific dates, times and locations.

Students enrolled in 3 units or fewer may purchase a monthly pass at $50 each for January, February, March, April and May.

For more information, visit the Los Rios Community College District website.