Dr. David Overly
David Overly, Ph.D. has been a professor of English and humanities at Citrus College for twenty-eight years. In 2012, he taught world literature in the study-abroad program in Florence, Italy. In 2015, he established the Citrus College peace studies program, the third such program at a California community college. He has visited Oslo multiple times, including once as a journalist covering the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony. He looks forward to sharing Oslo with his students.
HUM 123 Introduction to Peace Studies - Saving Civilization
(3 Units AA/AS; Citrus C2; CSU; IGETC 3B; UC; CSUGE C2; Strongly recommended: ENGL 101) An introduction to peace and conflict studies, with an emphasis on war's destructive impact on art, literature, and philosophy. The course examines the meanings and reasons for war, as well as strategies for peace.
Dr. Cathrine Besancon
Dr. Cathrine "Catie" Besancon did her undergraduate studies at UCLA and her graduate work in Art History at USC. With extensive training in Art History, she teaches a variety of classes at Citrus College, including the introductory surveys of Western art, 100A and B, as well as more specialized classes on Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance art. In her classes, students are exposed to a range of different approaches to art history - covering topics including culture, gender, politics, race and religion - and are challenged to actively engage with the materials under study.
ART 100 Art History and Appreciation - Fundamentals
(3 Units AA/AS; Citrus C1; CSU; IGETC 3A; UC; CSUGE C1; Strongly recommended: ENGL 101) A study of the basic art principles and elements and how they are applied to art forms from prehistoric times to the present.