Multicultural Center

Intercultural/International Studies Division


Office Hours: 






Thursday, December 3, 1-3pm

Friday, December 4, 1-3:30pm

Tuesday, December 8, 1:30-3:00pm

Wednesday, December 9, 2:00-5:00pm


Winter Break:

Thursday, December 17, 2015 through Sunday, January 3, 2016


Welcome to our Division!


The Intercultural/International Studies Division provides programs of study that increase understanding of the many cultures and languages of the world today.The Intercultural/International Studies Division (IIS) includes:


Departments and Areas of Study:


We are located at the Multicultural Center (MCC), see a campus map here.


The Multicultural Center

MCC Students


Come visit us or if you need to reserve a space for your meeting or event please click below!


The Multicultural Center at De Anza College is a gathering place for intellectual and cultural enrichment, programs, services, and facilities for students, faculty, staff, and our community. The goal of the Center is to provide an environment that recognizes cultural differences, respects cultural uniqueness, and facilitates cross-cultural interaction, learning and appreciation.


Read more about Multicultural Center.



World Languages


World Languages Poster


To see the World Language Proposed Offerings for Fall 2015, Click here.


World Language Prerequisite Clearance

Please see World Language Prerequisites  if you are registering for any World Language courses numbered 2-6 (e.g., SPAN 3).


Don't forget to fill out the World Language Prerequisite Form, 4 weeks prior to enrollment!


For more Information CLICK HERE





 Check out our Campus community partners!

The Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action


The Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education



Winter 2016 Seats Available:

ICS D005.61/ARTS D002F.61

History of Art/Multicultural

TTH 4:30-6:20PM  VPA 132

Lee, So Kam


ICS/SPCH D007.01

Intercultural Communication

MW 8:30-10:20AM MCC-12

Piper McNulty


ICS/SPCH D007.06

Intercultural Communication

MW 3:30-5:20PM MLC 113

Cole, Constance


ICS D010.01

Intro to African American Studies

TTH 10:30AM-12:20PM   L65

Lewis, Julie



History of Africa to 1800

TTH 4:00-5:50PM L61

Brown, Tamika


ICS D042.02

California Native Americans

TTH 3:30-5:20PM L66

de Bourbon, Soma


ICS D045.01

Survey Native American Arts

TTH 6:30-8:20PM   MCC-13

de Bourbon, Soma


 Coming in Winter 2016

Save the date!  Everyone is invited.

Thursday, March 3, 9:30-4:30

Campus Center


9th Annual LEAD Global Issues Conference

this year featuring speakers and workshops that tell the stories of Migrants and Refugees


“Out of Time, Out of Place”


On the main stage:

10:30-11:20 Professor Catherine Ramirez – “Assimilation and Non-Citizenship”


11:30-12:20 Professor Tony Samara – “Innovations in Segregation:  Displacement and Unequal Development in Silicon Valley”


12:30-1:20 Journalist Reese Erich – “The Syrian Crisis Explained: Civil War, ISIS, Refugees, and US Foreign Policy”


1:30-2:20 Photojournalist David Bacon – “Illegal People:  How Globalization Creates Migration”


2:30-3:20 Moderated Panel Discussion with featured speakers


And featuring student led workshops throughout the day from 9:30-4:30.

The LEAD Global Issues Conference

is sponsored annually by DASB

LEAD is a program of VIDA –

The Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action


For more information, please contact

The following World Language Classes are proposed for Winter 2016:


FREN 1 Elementary French 1st Qtr

FREN 2 Elementary French 2nd Qtr


GERM 1 Elementary German 1st Qtr

GERM 2 Elementary German 2nd Qtr


HNDI 2 Elementary Hindi 2nd Qtr


ITAL 2 Elementary Italian 2nd Qtr


JAPN 1 Elementary Japanese 1st Qtr

JAPN 2 Elementary Japanese 2nd Qtr

JAPN 3 Elementary Japanese 3rd Qtr

JAPN 5 Intermediate Japanese 2nd Qtr


KORE 1 Elementary Korean 1st Qtr

KORE 2 Elementary Korean 2nd Qtr


MAND 1 Elementary Mandarin 1st Qtr

MAND 2 Elementary Mandarin 2nd Qtr

MAND 5 Intermediate Mandarin 2nd Qtr


PERS 2 Elementary Persian 2nd Qtr


RUSS 2 Elementary Russian 2nd Qtr


SIGN 1 Elementary American Sign Language 1st Qtr

SIGN 2 Elementary American Sign Language 2nd Qtr


SPAN 1 Elementary Spanish 1st Qtr

SPAN 2 Elementary Spanish 2nd Qtr


VIET 2 Elementary Vietnamese 2nd Qtr

If you have successfully completed the First Quarter coursework at another institution (including high school), and plan to register for the second quarter, please submit the World Languages Prerequisite Clearance Form.

Degrees and Certificates: 

Click the information pages identified on the left to get degree and certificate requirements and links to other similar resources. If you cannot find the information you're looking for, please call the IIS division office at 408.864.8769 or e-mail






















Examples of World Art

/International studies Division
Office: Multicultural Center
Contact: Jo Ann Okabe-Kubo
Phone: 408.864.8769


Last Updated: 12/3/15