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- Associate degree
Continuing Professional: No
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): No
Most Popular Majors
- Biological and Physical Sciences: Unknown
- Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other: Unknown
- Humanities: Unknown
- Social Science Research Methods: Unknown
Special Study Options
Distance Learning Opportunities: Yes
Study Abroad: Yes
Weekend/Evening College: No
Teacher Certification: No
Classes typically consist of around 35 students.
De Anza professors take great lengths to familiarize themselves with their classes. For example, many instructors make an effort to memorize all of their pupils' names. Plus, they frequently advertise their office hours in case a student needs help. Professors are also willing to spend extra time on concepts that are not readily picked up by their classes. Overall, they take great pride in their work.
Testing & Grading Procedures
There are no testing or grading procedures that are standardized across De Anza College. Due to large classes, the majority of professors prefer to hand out multiple-choice exams with typically one essay or short-answer section. Exams usually have the largest weight on the grade and are accompanied by one or two large projects. Homework is rarely accounted for and quizzes usually make up only a small portion of the grade. Some professors, though, either don't administer any exams or base the entire grade on three or four tests.
Typical Lecture - Single Day
The students enter. The professor collects any due assignments and commences the lecture. Occasional inquiries and jokes are thrown at the students as a mode of interaction. After the bell rings at the end of class, the sound of closing pencil pouches and backpacks slowly elevates until the professor either disrupts the noise to make a few important announcements or simply dismisses the class.
Typical Course - Start to Finish
As late students scramble for open seats, the professor hands out the syllabus and gives an introductory lecture to the course; there's often an easy homework assignment to jump-start the pupils. By the third week, the class experiences a visible number of vacant seats, while the professor attempts to create a more homey atmosphere. Following the first midterm, the class dwindles down to the few dedicated students, and the directions for the major final project are distributed and explained. Nothing changes until the tenth week, when the professor exudes fatigue and begins to occasionally fill up class time with relevant movie clips. In the eleventh week, the farewell speech is made along with final exam preparations. Students begin to cram for the final exam that ends the quarter.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
Don't be afraid to fill up your schedule, but be reasonable.
Tips to Succeed
- A mere classroom education will not get anyone too far, so be sure to join clubs or work/intern, preferably in a field of interest.
- Do not procrastinate; take as many required courses as early as possible. Four to five classes a quarter is demanding but reasonable.
African American: 7%
Asian American: 15%
Native American: 1%
Average Faculty Salary