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Guided Pathways

Guided Pathways

Environmental Studies Emphasis, AA A0411

Program: A0411
Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.
Suggested Sequence of Coursework
Fall Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4.0
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 5.0
BIOL 6 Humans & the Environment 3.0
BIOL 6L (or) Humans & Environment Lab
GEOL 9 (or) Environmental Geology
BUSC 1A (or) Prin of Econ-Macroecon
Total:   12.0
Winter Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4.0
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3.0
Total:   7.0
Spring Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S ARTS Area C-1 Arts Course 3.0
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3.0
BIOL 6 Humans & the Environment 6.0
BIOL 6L (or) Humans & Environment Lab
GEOL 9 (or) Environmental Geology
BUSC 1A (or) Prin of Econ-Macroecon
Total:   12.0
Summer Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 3.0
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course 0.5
Total:   3.5
Fall Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S BEHAV Area D-2 Elective Course 3.0
AA/S USHIS Area D-1 Hist/Pol Sc Course 3.0
Total:   6.0
3 units Scientific Inquiry and Quanti. Reas. 3 units Social Science area
Winter Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3.0
Total:   3.0
Spring Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3.0
Total:   3.0
3 units Social Science area Electives to meet 60 Degree Applicable Units
Program Notes

Degree requirements include reading competency. This requirement is met by attaining eligibility for READ 100 or by completing READ 90.  Complete the online Assessment Questionnaire (AQ) at https://www.mtsac.edu/assessment/aq/   

Required Courses:  Choose a combination of any 3 courses:
BIOL 6  Humans and the Environment
BIOL 6L Humans and the Environment Laboratory
GEOL 9 Environmental Geology
BUSC 1A Principles of Economics – Macroeconomics
POLI 10 Environmental Politics

Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning-Choose a minimum of three units from the following: 
BIOL 1 General Biology
BIOL 3 Ecology and Field Biology
BIOL 4 Biology for Majors
BIOL 20 Marine Biology
BTNY 3 Plant Structures, Functions, and Diversity
CHEM 10 Chemistry for Allied Health Majors
CHEM 40 Introduction to General Chemistry
CHEM 50 General Chemistry I
GEOG 1 Physical Geography
GEOG 1L Physical Geography Laboratory
GEOG 10 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
GEOL 1 Physical Geology
GEOL 8 Earth Science
GEOL 8L Earth Science Laboratory
MATH 110 Elementary Statistics or
    PSYC 10 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
MATH 140 Calculus for Business
MATH 160 Precalculus Mathematics
MATH 180 Calculus and Analytic Geometry
METO 3 Weather and the Atmospheric Environment
METO 3L Weather and Atmospheric Environment Laboratory
BIOL 99A Special Projects in Biology
OCEA 10 Introduction to Oceanography
OCEA 10L Introduction to Oceanography Laboratory
PHYS 1 Physics
PHYS 2AG General Physics
PHYS 4A Engineering Physics
PHSC 3 Energy Science

Social Science Choose two of the following options:
ANTH 5 Cultural Anthropology
BUSC 1B Principles of Economics – Microeconomics
GEOG 2 Human Geography
GEOG 5 World Regional Geography
GEOG 30 Geography of California
PHIL 12 Introduction to Ethics 
POLI 1  Introduction to American Government and Politics
SOC 2 Contemporary Social Problems

Recommended Electives:
GEOL 24 Geologic Field Studies: Central California
GEOL 25 Geologic Field Studies: Southern California
GEOL 29 Special Topics in Field Geology
HIST 1 History of the United States
HIST 4 World History: Early Modern to the Present
HIST 39 California History

46.5
Total number of Units
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