Featured Fall Courses
Fall Quarter Starts Sept. 26
Join us on our main campus for face-to-face classes!
In-person, hybrid or fully online—we have a robust schedule of courses this fall.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Your fall classes in Canvas will NOT display on your Canvas Dashboard until the first day of the quarter.
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 fall 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.
Core & GE Courses
Foothill has a variety of fall classes to fit your needs and interests.
A free press is an integral part of a democratic society. Through fair and balanced reporting, a citizenry has access to the information necessary for informed decision-making. This fall, join us in reviving The Script, our Foothill student news site.
Regster for a foundational course to get started. We have two options for both — hybrid or fully online.
Learn more about the Journalism program, including The Script and Journalism Club.
Looking to explore imaginative writing? Take Introduction to Creative Writing.
Featured On-Campus Courses
Courses in solar system and stellar astronomy provide you with a non-technical introduction to the worlds with which we share our solar system, the life and death of stars, the formation of galaxies, and the evolution of the universe.
All taught in-person this fall. Choose TTh or MW meeting times for ASTR 10B.
Featured STEM Courses
If you are looking for STEM courses to fit your schedule, here is a sampling with open seats—with in-person, online and hybrid options. See department schedules for class details.
We offer a wide range of biology courses every quarter at Foothill. Here are a few of special interest this fall.
View our chemistry schedule for in-person lectures and labs, including these courses this fall.
We offer courses in Software Design in JAVA; Linux Shell Programming; and Introduction to Cloud Computing in Amazon Web Services, and much more.
Get started this quarter with ENGR 6 Engineering Graphics; and/or ENGR 10 Introduction to Engineering.
Would you like extra help with Math 10: Statistics and/or Precalculus I & II for STEM?
Our Math Performance Success program team firmly believes that any student who is willing to put in the time and energy and is provided with the appropriate support and services can be successful in Math. Learn more about MPS for fall.
Check out our Mathematics class schedule for these and our other course options this quarter.
Courses By Department
Choose from 20 accounting course descriptions this fall—with on-campus, online and late start class sections. Topics include accounting for non-profits or small business; accounting ethics or information systems; auditing or fraud examination. We've got a course for you, whether you are starting out in your studies or looking for a professional development course.
Get a broad global understanding of humankind through Athropology. We offer a wide selection of interesting courses. See what's offered this fall.
- Physical Anthropoogy (Honors too!)
- Cultural Anthropology
- Magic, Science and Religion
- Introduction to Archaeology, plus a survey class and/or lab
- Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
- ART 1: Introduction to Art — Hybrid, 10-11:50 AM TTh, CRN 20272
Examine new ways of thinking about the visual arts, including visual elements and artistic media, particularly as they contribute to the development of visual literacy.
- ART 2J: American Art — Online, CRN 20372
Study the history of the culturally diverse arts produced in North America from prehistory to the present.
Choose from two Certificate of Achievement programs in Business at Foothill— Data Analytics or Digital Marking. For complete details, see Business Administration degrees and certificates requirements.
Certificate Courses Offered this Fall
- BUSI 11 Introduction to Information Systems
- BUSI 12 Introduction to Data Analytics and Business Decisions
- BUSI 59 Principles of Marketing
- BUSI 59A Online Marketing
- BUSI 59C Marketing Content Strategy & Branding
- BUSI 59E Email Marketing
Do you want to improve your communication style? We have seats open in classes to help you master Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, or Group Discussion.
English for Second Language Learners
- NCEL 425 Developing Listening & Speaking Skills— Hybrid, on campus at Sunnyvale
- NCEL 411 Advanced-Beginning—In person, on campus at Sunnyvale
Explore with great stories this fall. Take one of our literature courses for inspiration and interaction with a community
- ENGL 8 Children's Literature
- ENGL 11 Introduction to Poetry
- ENGL 40 Asian American Literature
- ENGL 43A Survey of British Literature I
Graphic & Interactive Design
- GID 68A Introduction fo Virtual Reality Design — Online, CRN 21648,
Introduction to the core principles and foundations of design for virtual reality (VR) and immersive experiences.
Explore contemporary topics in public health - an important and timely subject. Choose from Introduction to Public Health; Contemporary Health Concerns; and Drugs, Health and Safety.
Choose from a range of history courses, including History of Western Civilization (to 800 CE or 1789-present) and History of the United States (to 1815; 1812-1914; or 1914-present), with both online and in-person options.
Of Special Interest This Fall
New This Fall
When conflict is assumed as necessary to storytelling, how does art conceptualize peaceful revolution and resistance to war? Through the examination of literature, film, performance art, and video games, this course examines the representation of non-violent movements in the popular imagination.
We offer a series of Japnese courses each quarter. Seats are still open this fall for JAPN 1 Elementary Japanese and JAPN 4 Intermediate Japanese.
Kinesiology courses introduce you to the basic physiological, psychological, sociological and mechanical
principles of human movement. If you love the challenges of physical activities and sports and the rewards that come with it, consider a career in one of the fields of Kinesiology
or take one of our courses that satisfies a GE requirement.
Choose from a wide range of courses, including Introduction to Film Studies; History of Film: 1895-1945; Introduction to Film Media Criticism; American Cinema; and Introduction to Popular Culture, including Honors; Video Game and Popular Culture; and Fundamentals of Video Production.
Music and Music Technology
Take a music or music technology class to learn a new skill, enhance your life, or just for enjoyment. We offer both music fundamentals, theory and studio technology, as well as music history and culture. Plus, in-person piano classes are back on Saturday!
We still have seats open for Photoshop for Photographers I; Introduction to Photography; and Photography of American Cultures, including Honors.
Of Special Interest in Photography this Fall
We offer a wide range of psychology courses at Foothill! Choose from General Psychology; Introduction to Biopsychology; Psychology of Prejudice Discrimination; Positive Psychology; Psychology of Women: Sex Gender Differences; Social Psychology; and more. Visit our Psychology Department for details about the program. See the schedule for what's offered this quarter!
We offer a series of Spanish courses each quarter. Seats are still open this fall for SPAN 1-3 Elementary Spanish and SPAN 4-5 Intermediate Spanish.
Our Theatre Arts program includes courses that teach you everything about being on and behind the theatre stage. You'll find classes for acting and singing; technical theatre production and lighting; costume construction; and multicultural theatre arts in modern America. See what's offered this quarter!
Physical Education (PHED)
Stay active and healthy! Take a PE Activity Class for health & wellness.
We offer everything from yoga and pilates, weight and cardio training, hiking and golf, and other ways to get in shape, stay healthy and have fun—for the cost of a 1-unit course!
Health Careers at Foothill
Dental Assisting Apprenticeship Program
GET PAID WHILE YOU LEARN!
Check out your course textbooks for the full quarter!
Chromebooks and calculators also available. Email, Phone or Ask Library Staff
Academic Dates & Deadlines
Observance of Veteran's Day. Campus closed.
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