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Faculty

upcoming program faculty:

TBA for Summer 2024.


Past Program Faculty:

Florence 2019:

Dr. Lisa Boutin-VitelaDr. Lisa Boutin-Vitela has taught Art History at Cerritos College since 2012. Previously, she was a lecturer at UCLA, Loyola Marymount, and California State University, Long Beach. She received her Ph.D. in Art History from UCLA with an emphasis on Italian Renaissance art. Lisa has lived in Rome as a study-abroad student and has spent long periods of time in Mantua and Florence conducting dissertation research. Lisa looks forward to introducing students to Italian culture and teaching the ART 102 course through on-site visits to Florence's churches, palaces, piazzas, and museums. 

In Summer 2019, she taught:

ART 102: Art History II Renaissance to Rococo (3 units)
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC
Fulfills Plan B (CSU) -- C: Fine Arts (1.) requirement
Fulfills Plan C (IGETC) -- Area 3: Arts (A.) requirement
Recommendation: ENGL 52, or ENGL 72 or ESL 152 and READ 54 or READ 97 or equivalent with grades of Pass or "C" or higher. 
Description: This course covers art and its role in human affairs from the Renaissance to the Rococo with an emphasis on giving students an understanding of all of the visual arts. It is designed to be of interest and value to the art and non-art major alike.

Dr. Steve CliffordDr. Steve Clifford has taught at Cerritos College since August 2003. His Ph.D. is from the University of Washington (Seattle), where he studied gender theory, modernism, and 20th century British and American literature. He spent the 2015-2016 academic year on a research sabbatical, gathering information to create and implement a study abroad program at Cerritos College, researching prospective sites for the program pilot in Dublin, Paris, and Florence. Steve is eager to encourage students to study literature and develop their writing skills as they encounter new global cultures and broaden their understanding of those cultures through academic travel.

In summer 2019, he taught (students may enroll in either of these but not both):

ENGL 102: Introduction to Literature (3 units)
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC
Fulfills Plan B (CSU) – C.2. Humanities requirement
Fulfills Plan C (IGETC) – Area 3.B. Humanities requirement
Prerequisite: Completion of English 100 with a grade of “C” or higher, or “pass,” or the equivalent.
Course Description: This course introduces representative works from major genres, develops students’ close reading and analytical writing skills, and promotes appreciation and critical understanding of the cultural, historical, and aesthetic qualities of literature as produced by authors who reflect culturally diverse backgrounds.

ENGL 110: Critical Thinking Through Literature (4 units)
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC
Fulfills Plan B (CSU) -- A.3. Critical Thinking requirement
Fulfills Plan C (IGETC) – Area 1.B. Critical Thinking—English Composition requirement
Prerequisite: Completion of English 100 with a grade of “C” or higher, or “pass,” or the equivalent.
Course Description: In this course, students apply critical thinking skills, close textual analysis, and research practices in writing analytic, argumentative essays about literary fiction, poetry, and drama.

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