Online Education

Online Education Center

Orientation Details

Online Orientation for ICS -D011.-64Z
(It is highly recommended that you print out this page for future reference.)
Instructor Contact Information
Instructor Tamika Brown
Office Hours Thursdays 1pm -7pm via cell phone and by appointment
Office Location TBA
Office Phone 408 219-6244
A Message from your Instructor

I am delighted to be your instructor for this course. I am a member of the Intercultural and International Studies Division at De Anza College, and a distance learning instructor, for many years. I am glad you've decided to take this course in the Distance Learning format and I look forward to meeting all of you personally. You can leave me a voice mail message anytime. I will get back to you as soon as I can. I hope you find this class to be interesting and informative and that it helps to meet your educational goals.

Roots of the African-American Experience presents the historical and cultural story of a family showing how the institution of slavery affected African-Americans and other Americans. Topics covered include: the universality of human experience that permeates different cultures, and the value of one's cultural heritage and that of others.

Alex Haley's Roots video series is available from the Library West Computer Lab located on the lower level of Learning Center West (LCW). Videos can be checked out or viewed in the lab. To check out videos you must present your valid DASB card and Distance Learning Center I.D. card. The DASB card can be obtained from DASB Card Office located on the lower level of the Hinson Center (also referred to as the Campus Center). The Distance Learning Center I.D. cards are available from the Distance Learning Center in MLC250.

Videos are also available for rental from many video rental outlets including Netflix.

Hours of Study
Be prepared to spend a minimum of 12 hours per week using and studying the course materials.
How to get started in your course
  • Apply for admission to De Anza College and register for this class, if you have not already done so. Completing this orientation DOES NOT enroll you in the course.
  • Attend the on-campus first class meeting, OR complete the online orientation and submit the Student Information Form.
  • Read the course syllabus carefully.
  • Obtain the required course materials and determine your video program viewing schedule.
  • Consult the Course Calendar in the syllabus and start your Weeks 1 and 2 readings and assignments.
  • The syllabus will no longer be distributed to students at the orientation meeting or at the distance learning office. Therefore, if you want a hard copy of the syllabus, you must print it from the "Syllabus" link on the Distance Learning web site.

Online Education
Building: MLC 210

Phone: 408.864.8969
M-Th: 9:00a-5:00p
F: 9:00a-4:00p


Last Updated: 1/27/16