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General Education

Requirements for the Associates Degree 2019-2020

 

General Associate Degree, Competency and Other Requirements

  1. UNIT REQUIREMENT: Sixty (60) associate degree appropriate units with a letter grade of "C" or better in all courses is required for graduation.
  2. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: At least 24 units are required which must include courses in each of the General Education areas, A through E (see reverse side). All courses must be completed with a letter grade of "C" or better.
  3. PHYSICAL WELL-BEING REQUIREMENT: Complete at least one of the physical education activity courses with the following prefixes: DNCE, KINA, KINF, KINI, KINL, KINS, KINX with a grade of "C" or better or "P" (Pass).
  4. READING COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: This requirement is met by completing one of the following with a grade of "C" or better.
    1. READ 90 Reading College Texts OR
    2. AMLA 33R American Language Advanced Reading OR
    3. Obtaining placement into READ 100 on the Reading placement exam.
  5. MATH COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: This requirement is met by completing one of the following with a grade of "C" or better:
    1. MATH 71 Intermediate Algebra OR
      MATH 71B Intermediate Algebra - Second Half OR
      MATH 71X Practical Intermediate Algebra OR
    2. Completing a more advanced college level mathematics course OR
    3. Obtaining a satisfactory score on the Intermediate Algebra Competency Examination.
  6. GPA REQUIREMENT: A Mt. San Antonio College degree total grade point average and all college total grade point average of 2.0.
  7. RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT:
    12 units in residence.
  8. THE MAJOR REQUIREMENT FOR THE ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE: Students must complete all required courses in an approved occupational major with a minimum grade of "C" in each course.
  9. REQUIREMENT FOR THE ASSOCIATE IN ARTS IN LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES DEGREE: Students must complete a pattern of 18 or more units from the courses identified within a specific area of emphasis with a minimum grade of "C" in each course.
  10. PETITION FOR GRADUATION: All students must file a petition for graduation before the deadline with the Admissions and Records (A&R) Office. Students must have all required documents and transcripts on file with A&R. Check with the A&R Office for deadlines.

 

A. Communication in the English Language

(6 units minimum): Select at least one course from each group (A-1 & A-2).

  • A-1: Select one course from the following
    Course Title
    ENGL 1A Freshman Composition
    ENGL 1AH Freshman Composition – Honors
  • A-2: Select one course from the following
    Course Title
    SPCH 1A Public Speaking
    SPCH 1AH Public Speaking-Honors
    SPCH 2 Fundamentals of Communication 
    SPCH 8 Professional and Organizational Speaking
    SPCH 8H Professional and Organizational Speaking - Honors

 

 

B. The Physical Universe and Life

(3 units minimum): One Course from the Physical Science (B-1) OR Life Sciences (B-2).

  • B-1: Physical Science
    Course Title
    ASTR 5 Introduction to Astronomy
    ASTR 5H Introduction to Astronomy - Honors
    ASTR 5L Astronomical Observing Laboratory 
    ASTR 7 Geology of the Solar System
    ASTR 8 Introduction to Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
    CHEM 9 Chemistry for Everyday Life
    CHEM 10 Chemistry for Allied Health Majors 
    CHEM 20 Introductory Organic and Biochemistry
    CHEM 40 Introduction to General Chemistry
    CHEM 50 General Chemistry I
    CHEM 50H General Chemistry I - Honors
    CHEM 51 General Chemistry II
    CHEM 51H General Chemistry II - Honors
    GEOG 1 Physical Geography
    GEOG 1H Physical Geography - Honors 
    GEOG 1L Physical Geography Laboratory
    GEOG 1LH Physical Geography Laboratory -Honors
    GEOL 1 Physical Geology
    GEOL 2 Historical Geology
    GEOL 7 Geology of California
    GEOL 8 Earth Science
    GEOL 8H Earth Science - Honors
    GEOL 8L Earth Science Laboratory
    GEOL 9 Environmental Geology
    GEOL 9L Environmental Geology Laboratory
    GEOL 10 Natural Disasters
    GEOL 30 Global Climate Change
    METO 3 Weather and the Atmosphere Environment
    METO 3L Weather and Atmosphere Environment Laboratory
    OCEA 10 Introduction to Oceanography
    OCEA 10H Introduction to Oceanography- Honors
    OCEA 10L Introduction to Oceanography Laboratory
    PHSC 3 Energy Science
    PHSC 9 Physical Science
    PHYS 1 Physics
    PHYS 2AG General Physics
    PHYS 2BG General Physics
    PHYS 4A Engineering Physics
    PHYS 4B Engineering Physics
    PHYS 4C Engineering Physics
    PHYS 6A General Physics with Calculus
    PHYS 6B General Physics with Calculus
  • B-2: Life Science
    Course Title
    AGOR 1 Horticultural Science
    ANAT 10A Introductory Human Anatomy
    ANAT 10B  Introductory Human Physiology
    ANAT 35 Human Anatomy
    ANAT 36 Human Physiology
    ANTH 1 Biological Anthropology
    ANTH 1H Biological Anthropology - Honors
    ANTH 1L Biological Anthropology Laboratory
    BIOL 1 General Biology
    BIOL 2 Plant and Animal Biology
    BIOL 3 Ecology and Field Biology
    BIOL 4 Biology for Majors
    BIOL 4H Biology for Majors - Honors
    BIOL 6 Humans and the Environment
    BIOL 6L Humans and the Environment Laboratory
    BIOL 8 Cell and Molecular Biology
    BIOL 17 Neurobiology and Behavior
    BIOL 20 Marine Biology
    BIOL 21 Marine Biology Laboratory
    BIOL 25 Conservation Biology
    BIOL 34 Fundamentals of Genetics
    BIOL 34L Fundamentals of Genetics Laboratory
    MICR 1 Principles of Microbiology
    MICR 22 Microbiology
    PSYC 1B Biological Psychology

 

 

C. Arts and Humanities

(6 units): Two courses (6 units) minimum with at least one course from Arts (C-1) AND one course from Humanities (C-2).
* Courses may not be double counted to satisfy more than one area

  • C-1: Arts – Select one course (3 units)
    Course Title
    AHIS 1 Introduction to the Visual Arts and Art History
    *AHIS 3 History of Women and Gender in Art
    *AHIS 3H History of Women in Art - Honors
    AHIS 4 History of Western Art: Prehistoric-Gothic 
    AHIS 4H History of Western Art: Prehistoric-Gothic - Honrs
    AHIS 5 History of Western Art: Renaissance-Modern
    AHIS 5H Hist of Western Art: Renaissance-Modern - Honrs
    AHIS 6 History of Modern Art
    AHIS 6H History of Modern Art - Honors
    AHIS 8 History of Medieval Art and Architecture
    *AHIS 9 History of Asian Art and Architecture
    AHIS 10 A History of Greek & Roman Art & Architecture
    *AHIS 11 History of African, Oceanic & Native Amer. Art
    *AHIS 11H History of African, Oceanic & Native Amer. Art – Honors
    *AHIS 12 History of Pre-Columbian Art & Architecture
    *AHIS 12H History of Pre-Columbian Art & Architect - Honors
    *AHIS 13 World Art and Visual Culture
    *AHIS 14  Rome: The Ancient City
    *AHIS 15  Culture and Art of Pompeii
    ARCH 250 World Architecture: Prehistory - Middle Ages
    ARCH 251 World Architecture: Renaissance through the Contemporary Era
    ARTB 1 Introduction to the Visual Arts and Art History
    ARTB 14 Basic Studio Arts
    ARTD 15A Drawing: Beginning
    ARTD 20 Design: Two-Dimensional
    ARTD 25A Beginning Painting I
    ARTD 46A Printmaking: Introduction to Monotype
    ARTD 47A Printmaking: Photo and Alternative Processes
    ARTG 20 Art, Artists and Society
    ARTS 22 Design: Three-Dimensional
    ARTS 30A Ceramics: Beginning I
    ARTS 40A Sculpture: Beginning
    DN-T 20 History and Appreciation of Dance
    FASH 9 History of Fashion
    ID 14 History of Furniture & Decorative Arts 
    MUS 7 Fundamentals of Music
    MUS 11A Music Literature Survey
    MUS 11B Music Literature Survey
    MUS 12 History of Jazz
    MUS 13 Introduction to Music Appreciation
    MUS 13H Introduction to Music Appreciation-Honors
    MUS 14A World Music
    MUS 14B American Folk Music
    MUS 15 Rock Music History and Appreciation
    MUS 15H Rock Music History and Appreciation - Honors
    PHOT 15 History of Photography
    SPCH 4 Performance of Literature
    THTR 9 Introduction to Theater Arts
    THTR 10 History of Theater Arts
    THTR 11 Principles of Acting I
  • C-2: Humanities – Select one course (3 units)
    Course Title
    ARAB 1 Elementary Arabic
    ARAB 2 Continuing Elementary Arabic
    CHIN 1 Elementary Chinese
    CHIN 2 Continuing Elementary Chinese
    CHIN 3 Intermediate Chinese
    CHIN 4 Continuing Intermediate Chinese
    ENGL 1B English – Introduction to Literary Types
    ENGL 1BH English – Introduction to Literary Types - Honors
    FRCH 1 Elementary French
    FRCH 2 Continuing Elementary French
    FRCH 3 Intermediate French
    FRCH 4 Continuing Intermediate French
    FRCH 60  French Culture Through Cinema
    GERM 1 Elementary German
    GERM 2 Continuing Elementary German
    GERM 3 Intermediate German
    *HIST 1 History of the United States
    *HIST 3 World History: Prehistoric to Early Modern
    *HIST 3H World Hist: Prehistoric to Early Modern - Honors
    *HIST 4 World History: Early Modern to the Present
    *HIST 4H World Hist: Early Modern to the Present - Honors
    *HIST 7 History of the United States to 1877
    *HIST 7H History of the United States to 1877 - Honors
    *HIST 8 History of the United States from 1865
    *HIST 8H History of the United States from 1865 - Honors
    *HIST 10 History of Premodern Asia
    *HIST 11 History of Modern Asia
    *HIST 16 The Wild West History, 1800-1890
    *HIST 19 History of Mexico
    *HIST 30 History of African American 1619-1877
    *HIST 31 Histo+A19:B40ry of the African American
    *HIST 35 History of Africa
    *HIST 36 Women in American History
    *HIST 39 California History
    *HIST 40 History of the Mexican American
    *HIST 44 History of Native Americans
    HUMA 1 Humanities and the Human Experience
    HUMA 1H Humanities & the Human Experience - Honors
    ITAL 1 Elementary Italian
    ITAL 2 Continuing Elementary Italian
    ITAL 3 Intermediate Italian
    ITAL 4 Continuing Intermediate Italian
    ITAL 60 Italian Culture through Cinema
    JAPN 1 Elementary Japanese
    JAPN 2 Continuing Elementary Japanese
    JAPN 3 Intermediate Japanese
    JAPN 4 Continuing Intermediate Japanese
    JAPN 5 Advanced Japanese
    LATN 1 Elementary Latin
    LATN 1H Elementary Latin - Honors
    LATN 2 Continuing Elementary Latin
    LATN 2H Continuing Elementary Latin - Honors
    LIT 1 Early American Literature
    LIT 2 Modern American Literature
    LIT 3 Multicultural American Literature
    LIT 6A Survey of English Literature
    LIT 6B Survey of English Literature
    LIT 10 Survey of Shakespeare
    LIT 11A World Literature to 1650
    LIT 11B World Literature from 1650
    LIT 14 Introduction to Modern Poetry
    LIT 15 Introduction to Cinema
    LIT 20 African American Literature
    LIT 25 Contemporary Mexican American Lit 
    LIT 36 Introduction to Mythology
    LIT 40 Children’s Literature
    LIT 46 The Bible as Literature: Old Testament
    LIT 47 The Bible as Literature: New Testament
    PHIL 5 Introduction to Philosophy
    PHIL 5H Introduction to Philosophy - Honors
    PHIL 12 Introduction to Ethics
    PHIL 12H Introduction to Ethics - Honors
    PHIL 15 Major World Religions
    PHIL 15H Major World Religions - Honors
    PHIL 20A History of Ancient Philosophy
    PHIL 20AH History of Ancient Philosophy - Honors
    PHIL 20B History of Modern Philosophy
    PHIL 20BH History of Modern Philosophy - Honors
    *POLI 5 Political Theory I- Ancient to Contemporary
    *POLI 7 Political Theory II- Early Mod-Contemporary
    SIGN 101 American Sign Language 1
    SIGN 101H American Sign Language 1 - Honors
    SIGN 102 American Sign Language 2
    SIGN 103 American Sign Language 3
    SIGN 104 American Sign Language 4
    SIGN 202 American Deaf Culture
    SPAN 1 Elementary Spanish
    SPAN 1S Spanish for the Spanish Speaking
    SPAN 2 Continuing Elementary Spanish
    SPAN 2S Continuing Spanish for the Spanish Speaking 
    SPAN 3 Intermediate Spanish
    SPAN 4 Continuing Intermediate Spanish

 

 

D. Social, Political and Economic Institutions

(6 units): Two courses (6 units) minimum with at least one course from D-1 AND at least one course from D-2
* Courses may not be double counted to satisfy more than one area

  • D-1: U.S. History & American Institutions
    (Select one)
    Course Title
    *HIST 1 History of the United States
    *HIST 7 History of the United States to 1877
    *HIST 7H History of the United States to 1877 - Honors
    *HIST 8 History of the United States from 1865
    *HIST 8H History of the United States from 1865 - Honors
    *HIST 30 History of African American 1619-1877
    *HIST 31 History of the African American
    *HIST 36 Women in American History
    *HIST 40 History of the Mexican American
    *HIST 44 History of Native Americans
    POLI 1 Intro. to American Government & Politics
    POLI 1H Intro. to American Government & Politics - Honors
    POLI 25 Latino Politics in the United States
    POLI 35 African American Politics
  • D-2: Elective course
    (Select one)
    Course Title
    AGAG 1 Food Production, Land Use, and Politics – A Global Perspective
    *AHIS 3 History of Women and Gender in Art
    *AHIS 3H History of Women and Gender in Art - Honors
    *AHIS 9 History of Asian Art and Architecture
    *AHIS 11 History of African, Oceanic & Native American Art
    *AHIS 11H Hist of African, Oceanic, & Native American Art – Hon
    *AHIS 12 History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture
    *AHIS 12H History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture - Honors
    *AHIS 13 World Art and Visual Culture
    *AHIS 14 Rome: The Ancient City
    *AHIS 15 Culture and Art of Pompeii
    ANTH 3 Archaeology
    ANTH 4 Archaeology
    ANTH 5 Cultural Anthropology
    ANTH 5H Cultural Anthropology - Honors
    ANTH 6 Language and Culture: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
    ANTH 30 The Native American
    BUSC 1A Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics
    BUSC 1AH Principles of Economics-Macroeconomics-Honors
    BUSC 1B Principles of Economics - Microeconomics
    BUSC 1BH Principles of Economics-Microeconomics- Honors
    BUSL 100 American Law and Democracy
    CHLD 1 Child, Family, School and Community
    *CHLD 10 Child Growth and Lifespan Development
    *CHLD 10H Child Growth & Lifespan Development – Honors
    *CHLD 11 Child and Adolescent Development
    *FASH 14 Dress, Culture, and Identity
    GEOG 2 Human Geography
    GEOG 2H Human Geography - Honors
    GEOG 5 World Regional Geography
    GEOG 8 Urban Geography
    GEOG 30 Geography of California
    GEOG 30H Geography of California - Honors
    *HIST 3 World History: Prehistoric-Early Modern
    *HIST 3H World History: Prehistoric-Early Mod - Honors
    *HIST 4 World History: Early Modern to the Present
    *HIST 4H World History: Early Modern-Present - Honors
    *HIST 10 History of Premodern Asia
    *HIST 11 History of Modern Asia
    *HIST 16 The Wild West - A History, 1800-1890
    *HIST 19 History of Mexico
    *HIST 35 History of Africa
    *HIST 39 California History
    *HIST 44 History of Native Americans
    JOUR 100 Introduction to Mass Media
    JOUR 107 Race, Culture, Gender, & Mass Media Images
    *NF 28 Cultural and Ethnic Foods
    POLI 2 Comparative Politics
    *POLI 5 Political Theory I - Ancient to Contemporary
    *POLI 7 Political Theory II - Early Modern to Contemporary
    POLI 9 International Relations
    POLI 10 Environmental Politics
    PSYC 1A Introduction to Psychology
    PSYC 1AH Introduction to Psychology - Honors
    *PSYC 14 Developmental Psychology
    *PSYC 14H Developmental Psychology - Honors
    *PSYC 15 Introduction to Child Psychology
    PSYC 19 Abnormal Psychology
    PSYC 20 Introduction to Social Psychology
    *PSYC 25 The Psychology of Women
    R-TV 01 Introduction to Electronic Media
    SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology
    SOC 1H Introduction to Sociology - Honors
    SOC 2 Contemporary Social Problems
    SOC 2H Contemporary Social Problems - Honors
    SOC 4 Introduction to Gerontology
    SOC 5 Introduction to Criminology
    SOC 5H Introduction to Criminology - Honors
    SOC 12 Introduction to Research Methods in the Social Sciences
    SOC 14 Marriage and the Family
    SOC 14H Marriage and the Family-Honors
    *SOC 15 Child Development
    SOC 20 Introduction to Race and Ethnicity
    SOC 20H Introduction to Race and Ethnicity - Honors
    SOC 40 Introduction to Sex and Gender Roles
    SPCH 7 Intercultural Communication
    SPCH 7H Intercultural Communication - Honors
    *SPCH 26 Interpersonal Communication
    *SPCH 26H Interpersonal Communication - Honors
    SPCH 30 Introduction to Communication Theory

 

 

E. Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

(3 units): Select one course from the following.
* Courses may not be double counted to satisfy more than one area

  • Course Title
    AD 3 Chemical Dependency: Intervention, Treatment and Recovery
    BIOL 5 Contemporary Health Issues
    BIOL 13 Human Reproduction, Development and Aging
    BIOL 15 Human Sexuality
    BIOL 15H Human Sexuality - Honors
    *CHLD 10 Child Growth and Lifespan Development
    *CHLD 10H Child Growth and Lifespan Development - Honors
    *CHLD 11 Child and Adolescent Development
    COUN 5 Career and Life Planning
    FCS 41 Life Management
    KIN 34 Fitness for Living
    LEAD 55 Exploring Leadership
    NF 10 Nutrition for Health and Wellness
    NF 12 Sports Nutrition
    NF 25 Introduction to Nutrition Science
    NF 25H Introduction to Nutrition Science - Honors
    *NF 28 Cultural and Ethnic Foods
    *PSYC 14 Developmental Psychology
    *PSYC 14H Developmental Psychology - Honors
    *PSYC 15 Introduction to Child Psychology
    *PSYC 25 The Psychology of Women
    PSYC 26 Psychology of Sexuality
    PSYC 33 Psychology for Effective Living
    PUBH 24 Introduction to Public Health
    *SOC 15 Child Development
    *SPCH 26 Interpersonal Communication
    *SPCH 26H Interpersonal Communication - Honors
    STDY 100 University-level Practices for Academic Success
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