Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum
The courses listed below will fulfill the lower division general education requirements for all UC campuses.
Completion of the IGETC will permit a student to transfer from Mt. SAC to a campus in either the University of California (UC) system or California State University (CSU) without the need, after transfer, to take additional lower-division general education courses to satisfy university general education requirements. It should be noted that completion of the IGETC is not an admission requirement for transfer to UC or CSU, nor is it the only way to fulfill the lower-division general education requirements of UC or CSU prior to transfer. Students pursuing majors that require extensive lower-division preparation may not find the IGETC option to be advantageous (i.e. Engineering, Sciences).
A minimum grade of "C" is required in each course. (A grade of "C-" is not acceptable.)
NOTE: UC limits transfer credit for some courses. Students may review the UC Transfer Course Agreement (TCA) with a counselor or educational advisor
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AREA 1. ENGLISH COMMUNICATION
Choose one course from each group.
Group A: English CommunicationOne of the following must be satisfied.
Course Title AMLA 1A College Composition for Non-Native English Speakers ENGL 1A Freshman Composition ENGL 1AH Freshman Composition - Honors ENGL 1AM College Composition for Non-Native English SpeakersGroup B: Critical Thinking Composition Course Title ENGL 1C Critical Thinking and Writing ENGL 1CH Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors ENGR 1C Engineering Critical Thinking PHIL 9 Critical Thinking and Writing PHIL 9H Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors
Group C: Oral Communication(CSU Requirement only)
Course Title SPCH 1A Public Speaking SPCH 1AH Public Speaking-Honors SPCH 2 Fundamentals of Communication
AREA 2. MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS AND QUANTITATIVE REASONING
Choose one course.
Course Title BUSC 17 Applied Business Statistics ENGR 285 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for Engineers MATH 100 Survey of College Mathematics MATH 110 Elementary Statistics MATH 110H Elementary Statistics - Honors MATH 110S Integrated Statistics MATH 120 Finite Mathematics MATH 130 College Algebra MATH 140 Calculus for Business MATH 160 Precalculus Mathematics MATH 180 Calculus and Analytic Geometry MATH 181 Calculus and Analytic Geometry MATH 260 Linear Algebra MATH 280 Calculus and Analytic Geometry MATH 285 Linear Algebra & Differential Equations MATH 290 Differential Equations PSYC 10 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences SOC 23 Introduction to Statistics in Sociology and Social Sciences
AREA 3. ARTS AND HUMANITIES
Choose three courses minimum, at least one course from Arts group and one course from
the Humanities group.
* Courses may not be double counted to satisfy more than one area
Course Title AHIS 1 Introduction to the Visual Arts and Art History or ARTB 1 Introduction to the Visual Arts and Art History *AHIS 3 History of Women and Gender in Art *AHIS 3H History of Women and Gender in Art - Honors AHIS 4 History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic AHIS 4H History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic - Honors AHIS 5 History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern AHIS 5H History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern - Honors 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 & Architecture AHIS 10 A History of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture *AHIS 11 History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art *AHIS 11H History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art - Honors *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 ARCH 250 World Architecture: Prehistory to the Middle Ages ARCH 251 World Architecture: Renaissance through the Contemporary Era DN-T 20 History and Appreciation of Dance 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 & Appreciation MUS 15H Rock Music History and Appreciation - Honors THTR 10 History of Theater Arts
Humanities Courses: Students who have attended schools where English is not the language of instruction in grade 9 or higher should discuss potential UC credit limitations with a counselor or educational advisor before completing language classes in this area.
Course Title CHIN 3 Intermediate Chinese CHIN 4 Continuing Intermediate Chinese ENGL 1B English - Intro to Literary Types ENGL 1BH English - Intro to Literary Types - Honors FRCH 3 Intermediate French FRCH 4 Continuing Intermediate French FRCH 60 French Culture Through Cinema GERM 3 Intermediate German GERM 60 German Culture Through Cinema *HIST 1 History of the United States *HIST 3 World History: Prehistoric to Early Modern *HIST 3H World History: Prehistoric to Early Modern - Honors *HIST 4 World History: Early Modern to the Present *HIST 4H World History: Early Modern to the Present - Honors *HIST 7 History of United States to 1877 *HIST 7H History of United States to 1877 - Honors *HIST 8 History of United States from 1865 *HIST 8H History of United States from 1865 - Honors *HIST 9 Asian American and Pacific Islander History *HIST 10 History of Premodern Asia *HIST 10H History of Premodern Asia - Honors *HIST 11 History of Modern Asia *HIST 11H History of Modern Asia - Honors *HIST 16 The Wild West -A History, 1800-1890 *HIST 18 History of Latin America *HIST 19 History of Mexico *HIST 30 History of the African American 1619-1877 *HIST 31 History 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 The Humanities and Human Experience—Honors ITAL 3 Intermediate Italian ITAL 4 Continuing Intermediate Italian ITAL 60 Italian Culture Through Cinema ITAL 61 Italian Culture Through Food JAPN 3 Intermediate Japanese JAPN 4 Continuing Intermediate Japanese JAPN 5 Advanced Japanese JAPN 62 Japanese Culture Through Anime and Manga LING 2 Languages, Gender, and Power LING 3 Languages, Cultures, and Writing in East Asia 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 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 Introduction to Ancient Philosophy PHIL 20AH Introduction to Ancient Philosophy - Honors PHIL 20B Introduction to Modern Philosophy PHIL 20BH Introduction to Modern Philosophy - Honors *POLI 5 Political Theory I - Ancient to Contemporary *POLI 7 Political Theory II - Early Modern to Contemporary PUBH 20 History of Western Medicine SIGN 104 American Sign Language 4 SIGN 202 American Deaf Culture SPAN 3 Intermediate Spanish SPAN 4 Continuing Intermediate Spanish
AREA 4. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Choose three courses from a minimum of two different subject areas.
* Courses may not be double counted to satisfy more than one area
Course Title *AHIS 3 History of Women & Gender in Art *AHIS 3H History of Women & Gender in Art-Honors *AHIS 9 History of Asian Art and Architecture *AHIS11 History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art *AHIS 11H History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art - Honors *AHIS 12 History of Precolumbian Art & Architecture *AHIS 12H History of Precolumbian Art & Architecture - Honors *AHIS 13 World Art and Visual Culture *AHIS 14 Rome: The Ancient City *AHIS 15 Culture and Art of Pompeii ANTH 4 Archaeology ANTH 5 Cultural Anthropology ANTH 5H Cultural Anthropology - Honors ANTH 6 Language and Culture: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology ANTH 15 Peoples and Cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean ANTH 16 Peoples and Cultures of South Asia ANTH 17 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East ANTH 30 The Native American ANTH 50 Introduction to Science, Technology, and Society 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 GEOG 2 Human Geography GEOG 2H Human Geography - Honors GEOG 5 World Regional Geography GEOG 8 Urban Geography GEOG 30 Geography of California *HIST 1 History of the United States *HIST 3 World History: Prehistoric to Early Modern *HIST 3H World History: Prehistoric to Early Modern - Honors *HIST 4 World History: Early Modern - Present *HIST 4H World History: 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 9 Asian American and Pacific Islander History * HIST 10 History of Premodern Asia *HIST 10H History of Premodern Asia - Honors * HIST 11 History of Modern Asia *HIST 11H History of Modern Asia - Honors *HIST 16 The Wild West - A History, 1800-1890 *HIST 18 History of Latin America
Course Title *HIST 19 History of Mexico *HIST 30 History of the African American 1619-1877 *HIST 31 History 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 NF 28 Cultural and Ethnic Foods POLI 1 Introduction to American Government and Politics POLI 1H Introduction to American Government and Politics - Honors *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 POLI 25 Latino Politics in the United States POLI 35 African American/ Black Politics PSYC 1A Introduction to Psychology PSYC 1AH Introduction to Psychology - Honors PSYC 14 Developmental Psychology PSYC 14H Developmental Psychology - Hon PSYC 15 Introduction to Child Psychology PSYC 19 Abnormal Psychology PSYC 20 Introduction to Social Psychology PSYC 25 The Psychology of Women SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology SOC 1H Introduction to Sociology - Honors SOC 2 Contemporary Social Problems SOC 2H Contemp 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 20 Intro to Race and Ethnicity SOC 20H Intro to Race and Ethnicity - Honors SOC 40 Introduction to Sex & Gender Roles SOC 110 Introduction to Social Justice SOC 130 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies SPCH 7 Intercultural Communication SPCH 7H Intercultural Communication - Honors SPCH 26 Interpersonal Communication SPCH 26H Interpersonal Communication- Honors SPCH 30 Intro to Communication Theory SPCH 30H Introduction to Communication Theory - Honors
AREA 5. PHYSICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Choose two courses, one physical science and one biological science, at least one must include a laboratory. Laboratory must be a corresponding section to the lecture taken. Laboratory courses are defined with a "+" sign.
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 Intro to Stars, Galaxies, & Universe CHEM 9 Chemistry of 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 Atmospheric Environment +METO 3L Weather & Atmospheric Environment Laboratory OCEA 10 Introduction to Oceanography OCEA 10H Intro to Oceanography-Honors +OCEA 10L Introduction to Oceanography Lab +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
Course Title +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 20 Marine Biology +BIOL 21 Marine Biology Laboratory BIOL 25 Conservation Biology BIOL 34 Fundamentals of Genetics +BIOL 34L Fundamentals of Genetics Lab +MICR 1 Principles of Microbiology +MICR 22 Microbiology PSYC 1B Biological Psychology +ZOOL 3 Fundamentals of Zoology
UC Requirements Only
LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH - The minimum proficiency requirement is met by completing one of the courses listed below or by completion of two years of high school study in the same language with a grade of “C-” or better.
|ARAB 1||Elementary Arabic|
|CHIN 1||Elementary Chinese|
|FRCH 1||Elementary French|
|GERM 1||Elementary German|
|ITAL 1||Elementary Italian|
|JAPN 1||Elementary Japanese|
|KORE 1||Elementary Korean|
|LATN 1||Elementary Latin|
|LATN 1H||Elementary Latin - Honors|
|SIGN 101||American Sign Language 1|
|SIGN 101H||American Sign Language 1-Honrs|
|SPAN 1||Elementary Spanish|
|SPAN 1S||Spanish for the Spanish Speaking|
Students from non-English speaking countries should see a counselor or an educational advisor for language proficiency equivalencies.
CSU Requirements Only
CSU GRADUATION REQUIREMENT IN U.S. HISTORY, CONSTITUTION, AND AMERICAN IDEALS
Note: UCSB requires a college-level U.S. history or government course.
Option 1: HIST 7 (or 7H) + HIST 8 (or 8H)
Option 2: Completion of one course from U.S. History plus one course from American Institutions:
United States History HIST 1 HIST 7 HIST 7H HIST 8 HIST 8H HIST 30 HIST 31 HIST 36 HIST 40
American Institutions POLI 1 POLI 1H POLI 25 POLI 35
The American Institution & U.S. History courses may be used to fulfill the 9 units indicated in AREA 3 or AREA 4.