‘It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.’ 

Mid-term exam study guide posted in week six module


Upload your project and check your grades via:  https://yccd.blackboard.com/ 


click here for an excellent 15min TED presentation on Childhood Trauma and it's effects as adults

click here for an interesting article on the benefit of bananas

click here for a great visual of how much sugar is in our foods


Fall 2015 extra credit opportunities 

Throughout the semester there are free health related seminars which will enhance your understanding of current topics.  To earn 20 points (100 points maximum) you must attend one or several of these seminars and turn into Dr. Shrock a 5x8 card signed by the presenter with a one-sided summation of what you learned. 

Student Health Services Healthy Living talks
all talks are Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 in New Technologies building, East Campus
(on Coldwell between gym and Student Services building)
click here for flyer with complete info


Oct 8  


Jennifer Smith

Symptoms of Depression

MCAT 213

What can be done if depression impairs your ability to function successfully. Learn best practices of self-care. Identify characteristics of symptoms inclusive of ethnicity and diversity. 

Oct 15


Nicholas Hatten, Executive Director
of the San Joaquin Pride Center

LGBT Cultural Sensitivity Course

MCAT 213


Founded in 2011, the San Joaquin Pride Center has quickly become the trusted source for LGBT related issues/topics within the Central Valley. This presentation focuses on empowering the community to create safe spaces for LGBT people and of what it is to be LGBT in the Central Valley. 

Oct 21


Dr. Victor DeNoble

Biology of Addiction
click for flyer

Mary Stuart Rogers
Center, West Campus

6:00-7:30 pm

“Before he made a living as a national speaker crusading against the cigarette companies, he used to work for one.  DeNoble was hired in 1980 by Phillip Morris at the age of 26. This informative and entertaining presentation by Dr. Victor DeNoble will provide valuable information on the biology of addiction. Dr. DeNoble raises awareness of the extreme addictiveness of tobacco products and other drugs as well as the deceptive tactics of the tobacco industry.

Nov 12


Derek Waring

Stress Less

MCAT 213


Join us and learn how to reduce the stress in your life. You will learn how to recognize the signs of stress and gain techniques that you can use to effectively manage it

Nov 19


Amy Yribarren, R.N. &  Gayle Buchanan


MCAT 213 

Is preventing pregnancy important to YOU? Come learn about the MOST EFFECTIVE ways to prevent pregnancy!


Science Colloquium Talks
Science Community Center, MJC West Campus, Room 115,
Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm
previous talks: https://share.yosemite.edu/view.aspx?i=1EH5 

Sept.  30    David Shiba, MD, “Chemotherapy” Nearly all of us have been touched by cancer, either                              ourselves, friends, or family. 

Oct.   21     John Seager, President, Population Connection, “Human Population

Nov. 4        Dale Phillips, MJC Computer Science, “How Does a Computer Work its Magic?

Nov. 18      Jody Strait, MJC Student,  “Conservatives and Fighting Global Warming: An Either/Or?”

Dec. 2        Des Orsinelli, Engineer, “A Light Look at Reversing a Warming Planet”

                                                     Modesto Area Science Project
                                                    Fridays in Sierra 132 from 7:30pm
4 December: “Making Fuels from Sunlight, Water, and Air” Dr. Frances Houle from the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis will discuss how artificial photosynthesis can produce new fuel

Thursday Nights, Forum 110, 7:00-9:00PM, MJC East Campus, 435 College Avenue
Open to the Public Free of Charge - click here for event flyer  

8 October - Terms and Conditions May Apply 
Terms and Conditions May Apply examines the privacy issues involved in online user-service agreements. What information about ourselves are we giving away when we click “I accept,” and what might be the consequences of doing so?

22 October - Black in America: Black and Blue  
In this CNN special, Soledad O’Brien investigates the growing tension between police officers and young African-American men. With incisive interviews and footage of confrontations, this documentary raises important questions about relations between police and communities of color.
5 November - The Hunting Ground  
The Hunting Ground is about rape at American colleges. The film focuses on student activists who allege that school administrators are not doing enough in terms of punishing assailants, respecting the dignity of victims, publicizing sexual assault rates, and improving the safety of students.

19 November - Harvest of Empire
This film, which is subtitled The Untold Story of Latinos in America, argues that the growing presence of Latinos in America can be viewed as a “harvest of empire” and needs to be understood within the context of the United States’ history of intervention in Latin America.

3 December - How to Survive a Plague 
How to Survive a Plague looks back at the early years of the AIDS epidemic and shows how a small group of activists--up against death, discrimination, and indifference--pressed hard for the government and the pharmaceutical industry to improve treatment for AIDS, turning a deadly disease into a manageable condition. 


Learning Resource Center Workshops
Throughout the semester the library/learning resource center offers 2 hour workshops on citation in MLA and/or researching strategies. There are additional workshops as well, but I will grant credit for either of these two.

click here for all workshop times and locations
or Pdf info sheet


Discover Yosemite National Park: (click here for the Yosemite NP website)
Travel 2 hours to Yosemite National Park and discover it's wonders and earn 20 points, even if you have been before! To earn the extra credit, bring you car admission receipt ($30.00) and write on one side of a 5x8 card on what you experienced.