Online Education

Online Education Center

Orientation Details

Online Orientation for HUMI-D009.-62Z
(It is highly recommended that you print out this page for future reference.)
Instructor Contact Information
Instructor Carl Jech
Office Hours Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00 PM
Office Location MLC-210
Office Phone 408-864-8999 X3700
A Message from your Instructor

Welcome to Humanities 9! I have been teaching Religion and Philosophy courses in the Foothill/De Anza Community College District for over 30 years. I assure you that if you put your heart into this course you will get a great deal out of it. You can reach me in person during my office hours, or leave me a message at your convenience by voice mail. I will do my best to reply in a timely manner.

PLEASE NOTE: If students cannot attend the 3 scheduled on campus exams, it is the students responsibility to find a proctor in your area.

This is a general survey course. We will focus on basic fundamentals in the major religious traditions of the world. I will do my best to bring depth and breadth to the course through the various means available to us in distance learning. We will explore the religious dimension of human life and experience, including religious language, attitudes, images, myths, metaphors, symbols, and the rituals relating the history and practice of religion, and we will observe how women and men throughout history and in different cultures have lived and expressed a religious faith based on their sense of the sacred.

Students in this course are required to view eleven video programs. Weekly reading assignments will be found in detail in the course syllabus.

Students who do the Online Orientation will need to come to the Distance Learning Center office to pick up the handouts that will not be included in the online syllabus.

Grading will be based on three exams and a 5-7 page Term Paper.

Hours of Study
Be prepared to spend a minimum of 10 hours per week using and studying the course materials.
Course Meetings
Meetings for HUMI-D009.-62Z with Carl Jech
Date Start End Room Meeting For
09/25/2012 06:30 PM 07:30 PM E-35 Orientation
10/16/2012 06:30 PM 07:30 PM E-35 Review
10/23/2012 06:30 PM 08:00 PM E-35 Exam
11/13/2012 06:30 PM 07:30 PM E-35 Review
11/20/2012 06:30 PM 08:00 PM E-35 Exam
12/04/2012 06:30 PM 07:30 PM E-35 Review
12/11/2012 06:30 PM 08:30 PM E-35 Exam
Video programs for this course are shown weekly on cable TV in Silicon Valley. Below are channel listings by community.

Comcast Cable
Channel 27 Channel 75
Los Altos
Los Gatos
Mountain View
San José
Santa Clara
East Palo Alto
Menlo Park
Palo Alto
Stanford University
The channel numbers listed are subject to change. Consult your local cable guide for the most current information.

For problems or questions concerning the De Anza College cable TV broadcasts, please contact the Broadcast Media Center at 408-864-8300.

Check your syllabus for specific broadcast information or visit our Technology web page for general information on days and times.

Most courses with video content are also available via streaming media. Please check the course syllabus and/or instructions within the Catalyst shell for additional information on access to streaming media.


Webcasts and Videostreaming

The video lessons for this course are also available as videostreams. If you would like to access your video lessons from a computer you will need:

  • RealPlayer installed on the computer.
  • A high speed Internet connection.

To access the videostreams go to and follow the logon instructions on this page. You will not be able to logon until the first day of instruction.

If you do not already have RealPlayer you may download it for free. Some courses use Quicktime instead of RealPlayer. Instructions for downloading are in your Catalyst course.

Keep in mind that network congestion either at De Anza College or with your ISP can affect the smooth delivery of the videostream.

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 Orientation Meeting or complete the Online Orientation and submit the Student Information Form.
  • View Eleven video programs or access video streaming on computer desktop.
  • Complete the reading assignments.
  • Complete a 5-7 page Term Paper.
  • Pass the three scheduled exams.

  • 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