Fall 2021

Section 0392 of COMM98
Independent Study in Communication Studies -- : Aug 16 - Dec 10 2021

Section 0393 of COMM98
Independent Study in Communication Studies -- : Aug 16 - Dec 10 2021

Section 0394 of COMM98
Independent Study in Communication Studies -- : Aug 16 - Dec 10 2021

Section 1121 of MEDIA10
Film Appreciation -- : Sep 02 - Dec 10 2021
Students enrolling in this section are expected to participate in a weekly one-hour small group Zoom discussion at 12, 1 or 2 pm. Students should have reliable internet access and a functioning webcam. All other course material will be delivered asynchronously.This is a Late Start class beginning on 09/02 and it does not meet during finals week. All students are welcome to enroll in this class and this section will have extra support for the Lanzamiento initiative, designed to support academic achievement among Latinx and first-generation college students. Students who enroll in Lanzamiento sections have dedicated resources available to them, including: academic counseling, peer tutoring and success coaching, library support, mental health services, financial aid workshops, and opportunities to learn about transferring to a four-year university. Themes of bilingualism, transnational experiences, immigrant communities, Latinx authorship, academic scholarship, and activism are relevant to the Lanzamiento initiative. More information is available on the Lanzamiento webpage.

Section 3720 of MEDIA10
Film Appreciation -- : Sep 01 - Dec 10 2021
Students enrolling in this section are expected to participate in a weekly one-hour small group Zoom discussion at 5, 6 or 7 pm. Students should have reliable internet access and a functioning webcam. All other course material will be delivered asynchronously.This is a Petaluma Transfer Track class and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end do not meet during finals week.

Summer 2021

Section 8292 of MEDIA10
Film Appreciation -- : Jun 14 - Aug 01 2021
Students enrolling in this section are expected to participate in a twice weekly one-hour small group Zoom discussion at 6, 7 or 8 pm. Students should have reliable internet access and a functioning webcam. All other course material will be delivered asynchronously.

Section 8945 of COMM98
Independent Study in Communication Studies -- : Jun 14 - Aug 05 2021

Spring 2021

Section 4441 of COMM98
Independent Study in Communication Studies -- : Jan 20 - May 23 2021

Section 4442 of COMM98
Independent Study in Communication Studies -- : Jan 20 - May 23 2021

Section 4443 of COMM98
Independent Study in Communication Studies -- : Jan 20 - May 23 2021

Section 4453 of MEDIA10
Film Appreciation -- : Feb 04 - May 16 2021
This is a Late Start class beginning on 02/04. Students enrolling in this section are expected to participate in a weekly one-hour small group Zoom discussion at 12, 1 or 2 pm. Students should have reliable internet access and a functioning webcam. All other course material will be delivered asynchronously.

Section 6500 of MEDIA10
Film Appreciation -- : Feb 03 - May 16 2021
Students enrolling in this section are expected to participate in a weekly one-hour small group Zoom discussion at 5, 6 or 7 pm. Students should have reliable internet access and a functioning webcam. All other course material will be delivered asynchronously. This is a Petaluma Transfer Track class and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals week.

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Michael Traina began his academic training as a Radio-Television-Film and Religious Studies major at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.  Interested in teaching, Traina pursued a Master’s in Mass Communication Theory and landed a job at Antelope Valley College in Los Angeles County where he served for 13 years on the full-time faculty.  In 2008, he accepted a position at Santa Rosa Junior College and relocated to Petaluma where he teaches Film & Media Studies. 

Mike’s professional career in the film industry began as a programmer for the American Film Institute at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.  His experience curating American independent films for AFI lead to a two decade career running film festivals in both Northern and Southern California.  In 1997, he wrote and directed his first feature film, Verses, and has since worked on a wide variety of film and television projects in China, Greece, and the U.S.  He has been an invited guest to several film festivals around the world as a filmmaker and juror.  He currently directs the Petaluma Film Alliance, a program of the SRJC Foundation that operates the Petaluma Cinema Series and produces Film Fest Petaluma, the city’s annual shorts festival.

Mike’s insatiable wanderlust has brought him to over 60 countries in the last 20 years. He is a strong advocate for international education and has spent two semesters teaching in London and one in Paris where he has engaged students in making films, participating in international film festivals, and visiting major movie studios.