Associate Degree (A.S. or A.A.) General Education Requirements

This plan meets the minimum 18-unit general education requirement for an associate degree awarded by Southwestern College. A minimum of 60 total units should include general education courses, degree/program course requirements and elective courses are required to earn an associate degree. Students are strongly advised to see a counselor for assistance in developing an educational plan.

A. LANGUAGE AND RATIONALITY6-8
A minimum of 6 units must be distributed as follows: Select one course from A1 and one course from A2 or A3.
A1: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
READING AND COMPOSITION FOR NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS
COLLEGE COMPOSITION: READING AND WRITING ANALYTICALLY
HONORS COLLEGE COMPOSITION: READING AND WRITING ANALYTICALLY
A2: ANALYTICAL THINKING
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS
ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE
CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENT
INTRODUCTION TO MAPPING AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)
EXPLORING OUR WORLD-MAPS AND GEOSPATIAL SCIENCE
COLLEGE READING
INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING
LOGIC AND CRITICAL THINKING
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
A3: ORAL COMMUNICATION
ORAL COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION *
B. NATURAL SCIENCES3
A minimum of 3 units must be distributed as follows: select one course.
BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF ASTRONOMY
SOLAR SYSTEM ASTRONOMY
DISCOVERY OF THE COSMOS
THE RADICAL UNIVERSE
LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE
ELEMENTARY ASTROPHYSICS
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
ANIMAL BIOLOGY: A BEHAVIORAL APPROACH
ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY
ECOMUNDO: ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
MARINE BIOLOGY
HUMAN HEREDITY, EVOLUTION, AND SOCIETY
BIOLOGY OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY _
GENERAL ZOOLOGY _
INTRODUCTION TO CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY _
BIOLOGY OF PLANTS _
HUMAN ANATOMY _
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY _
GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY _
INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL CHEMISTRY _
ELEMENTARY ORGANIC AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY _
INTRODUCTORY BIOCHEMISTRY
PREPARATION FOR GENERAL CHEMISTRY _
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I _
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II _
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I _
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
ORGANIC ANALYSIS AND SPECTROSCOPY
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY _
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY---PHYSICAL ELEMENTS
INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY
WEATHER AND CLIMATE
GEOGRAPHY OF CALIFORNIA
PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE
DINOSAURS AND THE STORY OF EARTH
PLANT AND HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES
INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY
COLLEGE PHYSICS I
COLLEGE PHYSICS II
COLLEGE PHYSICS III
PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS I
PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS II
PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS III
C. HUMANITIES3
Select 3 units, one course of the following:
WORLD ARCHITECTURE I
WORLD ARCHITECTURE II
DRAWING I
DESIGN I
INTRODUCTION TO ART
LIFE DRAWING I
PAINTING I
SCULPTURE I
ARTS OF AFRICA, OCEANIA, AND INDIGENOUS NORTH AMERICAS
ART AND CULTURE OF PRE-HISPANIC MEXICO
COLOR THEORY
PRINTMAKING I
DARKROOM AND DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I
ASIAN ART
Women in Western Art History, 1550--- PRESENT
ART HISTORY SURVEY---STONE AGE TO THE AGES OF FAITH
ART HISTORY-RENAISSANCE TO CONTEMPORARY
HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
NINETEENTH THROUGH TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY ART
GRAPHIC DESIGN---TYPOGRAPHY
GRAPHIC DESIGN
BEGINNING CERAMICS
DESIGN IN WOOD I
JEWELRY AND METALWORK I
JEWELRY AND METALWORK II
HISTORY OF FILM AS ART (FTMA 161) ^
INTRODUCTION TO MOTION PICTURE (FTMA 102) ^
MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION I (FTMA 112) ^
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I ^
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II ^
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III ^
DEAF CULTURE ^
MANDARIN CHINESE I
MANDARIN CHINESE II
ORAL INTERPRETATION
ORAL HISTORY
CINEMA AS A FORM OF EXPRESSION AND COMMUNICATION (FTMA 160) ^
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC MEDIA (FTMA 163) ^
DANCE HISTORY AND APPRECIATION
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING: CREATIVE NON FICTION I
INTRODUCTION TO CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
WORLD LITERATURE I
WORLD LITERATURE II
ENGLISH LITERATURE I
ENGLISH LITERATURE II
AMERICAN LITERATURE I
AMERICAN LITERATURE II
TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE
MYTHOLOGY IN LITERATURE
LITERATURE AND FILM
MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE
LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE
CHICANO LITERATURE
AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
LITERATURE OF THE U.S. - MEXICO BORDERLANDS AND BAJA CALIFORNIA
LITERATURE BY WOMEN
HORROR, MADNESS, AND THE MACABRE
ELEMENTARY FILIPINO I
ELEMENTARY FILIPINO II
INTERMEDIATE TAGALOG I
ELEMENTARY FRENCH I
ELEMENTARY FRENCH II
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
WESTERN CIVILIZATION I
WESTERN CIVILIZATION II
WORLD HISTORY I
WORLD HISTORY II
HUMANITIES THROUGH THE ARTS I
HUMANITIES THROUGH THE ARTS II
INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES: ARTS AND IDEAS
WOMEN AND GENDER IN WORLD CULTURE
WOMEN AND GENDER IN WORLD ART
WORLD MYTHOLOGY
CULTURE AND THE MEDIA (FTMA 162) ^
ELEMENTARY ITALIAN I
ELEMENTARY ITALIAN II
INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN I
INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN II
BEGINNING JAPANESE I
INTRODUCTORY ELEMENTARY JAPANESE
CONTINUATION OF ELEMENTARY JAPANESE
BEGINNING JAPANESE II
INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I
INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II
MEXICAN AND MEXICAN-AMERICAN CULTURES IN THE UNITED STATES
INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC
INTRODUCTION TO JAZZ
AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC
ELECTRONIC MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
WORLD MUSIC
DEVELOPMENT OF MARIACHI: STYLE AND CULTURE
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
WORLD RELIGIONS
ASIAN PHILOSOPHY
ETHICS: THEORY AND PRACTICE
ELEMENTARY PORTUGUESE I
ELEMENTARY PORTUGUESE II
ELECTRONIC MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
MEXICAN AND MEXICAN-AMERICAN CULTURES IN THE UNITED STATES
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
INTRODUCTION TO ELEMENTARY SPANISH
CONTINUATION OF ELEMENTARY SPANISH
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
SPANISH FOR BILINGUALS I
SPANISH FOR BILINGUALS II
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE FOR BILINGUALS
INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION AND WRITING ON SPANISH CULTURE
INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION AND WRITING ON LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE
SURVEY OF DRAMA
INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATRE
ACTING I
ACTING FOR TELEVISION AND FILM (FTMA 116) ^
INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN AND PRODUCTION (FTMA 140) ^
LIGHTING TECHNIQUES
WRITING FOR FILM AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA (FTMA 105) ^
HISTORY OF FILM AS ART (FTMA 161) ^
CINEMA AS A FORM OF EXPRESSION AND COMMUNICATION (FTMA 160) ^
VIDEO POST-PRODUCTION AND SPECIAL EFFECTS (FTMA 120) ^
VIDEO STUDIO PRODUCTION (FTMA 113) ^
FILM PRODUCTION (FTMA 131) ^
INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO AND FILM PRODUCTION (FTMA 102) ^
INTERMEDIATE VIDEO AND FILM PRODUCTION (FTMA 112) ^
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC MEDIA (FTMA 163) ^
CULTURE AND THE MEDIA (FTMA 162) ^
ACTING FOR TELEVISION AND FILM (FTMA 116) ^
INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN AND PRODUCTION (FTMA 140) ^
D. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES3
Select 3 units, one course from the following groups
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
ARCHAEOLOGY AND PREHISTORY
INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA
CULTURES OF MEXICO
INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
FINANCIAL PLANNING AND MONEY MANAGEMENT
CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIC PROBLEMS
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS II
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I *
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II *
INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE
ASIAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I *
ASIAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II *
FILIPINO-AMERICAN HISTORY *
FILIPINO-AMERICAN CULTURE
MEXICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I *
MEXICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II *
MEXICAN AND MEXICAN-AMERICAN CULTURES IN THE UNITED STATES
WOMEN IN WORLD HISTORY *
INTRODUCTION TO GENDER AND WOMEN'S STUDIES
WOMEN AND GENDER IN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
MASCULINITY *
BIOLOGY, OCEANOGRAPHY, AND GEOSCIENCE OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY: CULTURAL ELEMENTS
AMERICAN CIVILIZATION I
AMERICAN CIVILIZATION II
WESTERN CIVILIZATION I *
WESTERN CIVILIZATION II *
WORLD HISTORY I *
WORLD HISTORY II *
COMPARATIVE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS I
COMPARATIVE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS II
WOMEN IN WORLD HISTORY *
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I *
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II *
ASIAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I *
ASIAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II *
FILIPINO-AMERICAN HISTORY *
MEXICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I *
MEXICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II *
PRINCIPLES OF FAMILY DEVELOPMENT
PRINCIPLES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT
CHILD, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION *
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY
EXPLORING OUR WORLD-MAPS AND GEOSPATIAL SCIENCE
ETHICS AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
INTRODUCTION TO ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
HUMAN SEXUALITY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY *
LEARNING
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
FUNDAMENTALS OF CRIME AND CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
MASCULINITY *
RACE AND ETHNICITY
SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION
CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY *
SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY
OTHER3
If needed, please select one additional course from Area A, B, C or D to satisfy the 18 unit minimum requirement per Title 5 Associate Degree Requirements
Total Units18-20
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