Winter quarter classes begin January 5th.

course CMST 201

Comforting Net or Withering Web?

Walls fall. Social media weaves a comforting net for many, and a withering web for others. Explore the phenomena of Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and others in Social Media & Society, Facebook, Family and Fate.
Social Media & Society
(CMST 201). TWThF 11:30-12:30pm. Item 1850, Section AU.

course CMST& 201 + ENGL& 090

Please pass the people-reading skills, but hold the comma splices!

The art of the English language intersects with the intricacies of interpersonal communication as PC professors Kate Goschen and Dr. Lara Starcevich collaborate to present a team-taught course that links the fundamentals of English writing and grammar with introspective reflections on the delicate dance of human interaction.
Interpersonal Communication + Fundamentals of English (CMST& 201 + ENGL& 090). TWThF 9:10-11:20am. Items 1870 + 2230, Section AU.

course ENGL& 102

Make Your Evenings Count!

Make the best of a busy schedule by joining Composition 102, a seminar-styled class, two evenings a week. Read and discuss a variety of texts, including classic and contemporary stories and poems by familiar and unfamiliar authors as you study both humor and complex literary critical schools. Writings will be informal and formal as well as creative and critical.
Composition II (ENGL& 102). TTh 6:10-8:20 pm. Item 2520, Section PU.

course ENGL& 220 + Film 100

Revolution in Hollywood

1960s America was marked by the war in Vietnam as well as by large cultural shifts and political unrest. This revolutionary spirit influenced Hollywood, and the 1960s saw major changes to the American film industry, including the introduction of new types of feature films, cinematic technologies, and aesthetic styles. 1960s films continue to influence how we understand cinema today. Films in this course will include Breakfast at Tiffany’s and The West Side Story, as well as Arthur Penn’s Bonnie and Clyde, whose graphic realism changed how violence is depicted on the big screen; Easy Rider, an early independent film celebrating youth and counterculture; and Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho with its famous shower scene, one of the most iconic moments in cinematic history. 

The Art of Film (Film 100). TTH 1:30-3:40pm. Item 2675, Section AU.

course ENGL 181

Help Produce a Literary Journal

Tidepools is Peninsula College’s own art, literature, and music magazine published by student co-editors. Gain hands-on experience in publishing and media and be immersed in the music, art, and literature of the Olympic Peninsula. This is a variable credit class, and you may sign up for 1, 2, or 3 credits. Tidepools is an award-winning annual magazine that has been published on our campus for more than fifty years.
Literary Magazine Production II
(ENGL 181). TWF 12:35-1:25pm. Item 2530, Section AU.

course HIST& 214

Discover the Northwest and Yourself!

Come and learn about the history of the Northwest! What makes the Northwest different than the East Coast or the South? Why are we a clash of politics and perspectives over microbrews? Ever wonder why Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, and Starbucks got rooted here? Find out how it all got going and find out about yourself.
Pacific NW History
(HIST& 214). Online. Item 2910, Section COL.

course MUSC& 141

Music Theory Is Back!

Pitch. Melody. Harmony. Rhythm. Form. If you're serious about music and want to build a solid base of musical knowledge, these are fundamental concepts you need to understand and master. Music Theory I will start you on your way as you analyze works of the masters, share insights with classmates and compose your own music. Music reading skills helpful, but you can learn this during the first week. For more information, email or call Dr. David Jones at or 417-6405.
Music Theory I
(MUSC& 141). TWThF 8:00-9:00am. Item 3670, Section AU.

course MUSC 136

Big Band Sounds at Peninsula College

Are you interested in rehearsing and performing with a jazz big band? If you are, talk to PC music professor Dr. David Jones ( or 417-6405) and find out how you can become part of one of the peninsula’s most popular musical ensembles. Trumpets and trombones are particularly needed, but other instruments will be considered as well. The PC Jazz Ensemble performs at least seven concerts a year, on campus and off.
Jazz Ensemble
(MUSC 136). TTh 1:30-3:40pm. Item 3720, Section AU.

course MUSC 146

Calling All Jazz Singers!

Learn to sing vocal Jazz and perform in concerts all over the peninsula. You’ll meet great people, discover the joy of singing and learn more about yourself in the process. Sign up for one of two sections of Peninsula College Vocal Ensemble!
Vocal Ensemble I
(MUSC 146). TTh 10:20-12:20pm. Item 3768, Section AU. WF 10:20-12:20pm, Item 3778 Section BU.

course PHIL& 115

Learn the Art of Intellectual Self-Defense

An interactive investigation of the art of intellectual self-defense provides practical tools for avoiding deception and manipulation in everyday contexts. Learn how to spot fallacies in advertising, analyze stereotypes, assess surveys, dissect medical claims, and evaluate news reporting. Also learn principles of correct reasoning that are vital to the practice of rational persuasion. Course counts as a humanities offering.
Critical Thinking
(PHIL& 115). TWThF 9:10-10:10am. Item 4240, Section AU.

course PHIL& 120

Want to Be Another Sherlock Holmes?

Master the P’s and Q’s of modern logic and learn how to make “brilliant deductions” like Sherlock Holmes. Also learn how to apply logical tools to test the validity of complex arguments without needing to know what the arguments are even about. Course satisfies the Quantitative Skills Requirement for the AA transfer degree.
Symbolic Logic
(PHIL& 120). TWThF 11:30-12:30pm. Item 4250, Section AU.

course PSYC& 220

The of Mysteries of the Mind

One in four adults suffers from a diagnosable mental illness. If you want to learn more about what they are going through, or if you plan on working in the medical field, then you need to know about abnormal psychology. With Dr. Mattson as your guide, explore what it means for behavior to be “abnormal” and learn about the symptoms, treatments, and issues surrounding many psychological disorders. Prerequisite: PSYC 100.
Abnormal Psychology
(PSYC& 220). TWThF 11:30-12:30pm. Item 4340, Section AU.

course SOC 120

Why Do We Do What We Do?

What happens if you randomly break out in dance? Or sing? What if you illegally download a song? Why would you do it? Find possible answers through thought-provoking readings and films and group discussions as you investigate how and why people conform to or break social norms, how they change over time, and how society responds to the most serious transgressions. Prerequisite: SOC& 101 or the permission of the instructor.
Sociology of Deviance
(SOC 120). TWThF 11:30-12:30pm. Item 4370, Section AU.

course SOC& 201

Gaining Insight Through Volunteerism

Did you ever wonder what causes homelessness, or how poverty affects children? Examine these and other issues and be part of a service-learning project in the community. Volunteering a little more than an hour each week during winter quarter will give you “real-life” insight. Your experiences will enrich your understanding of class discussions and thought-provoking films, activities, and lectures.Prerequisite: SOC& 101
Social Problems
(SOC& 201). TTh 1:30-3:00pm. Item 4380, Section AU.

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Winter quarter begins January 5th.