California State University (CSU) General Education Breadth Requirements

Transfer Information

This pattern is designed for the student planning to transfer to the California State University system. Southwestern College will certify course work completed at another California community college or any institution that participates in certifying general education course work to the CSU, including a CSU campus other than the one to which the student is transferring, only if the courses are on the approved CSU general education list at the college where they were completed. Such a course will be certified in the general education breadth area that is shown on the official certification list for the institution at which it was taken.

When course work has been taken at a regionally accredited institution that does not maintain a CSU certification list, Southwestern College can certify the course work provided that Southwestern College faculty determine that the course work is equivalent to course work on the approved Southwestern College general education breadth list. Any category of required general education courses not completed at the time of certification will have to be fulfilled according to the requirement of the transfer institution. Students who desire to transfer to one of the 23 California State University (CSU) campuses must complete 48 units of general education breadth courses, of which nine shall be at the upper-division level. Southwestern College can certify only the 39 lower-division units of general education breadth courses.

A. ENGLISH LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATIONS AND CRITICAL THINKING9
LANGUAGE AND CRITICAL THINKING
A minimum of 9 units must be distributed as follows: One course from A1, one course from A2, and one course from A3. All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
A1: ORAL COMMUNICATION
ORAL COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
A2: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
READING AND COMPOSITION FOR NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS
COLLEGE COMPOSITION: READING AND WRITING ANALYTICALLY
HONORS COLLEGE COMPOSITION: READING AND WRITING ANALYTICALLY
A3: CRITICAL THINKING
ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE
CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENT
LOGIC AND CRITICAL THINKING
B. SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY / QUANTITATIVE REASONING9
Select a minimum of 9 units, plus laboratory, must be distributed as follows: One course each in subareas B1, B2, and B4, plus laboratory activity (B3) corresponding to one of the completed science courses (B1 or B2).
B1: PHYSICAL SCIENCES
PRINCIPLES OF ASTRONOMY
SOLAR SYSTEM ASTRONOMY
DISCOVERY OF THE COSMOS
THE RADICAL UNIVERSE
LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE
ELEMENTARY ASTROPHYSICS
INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL CHEMISTRY *__
ELEMENTARY ORGANIC AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY *__
PREPARATION FOR GENERAL CHEMISTRY *__
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I *__
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II *__
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I *__
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II *__
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY *__
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY---PHYSICAL ELEMENTS
INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY
WEATHER AND CLIMATE
GEOGRAPHY OF CALIFORNIA
PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY
DINOSAURS AND THE STORY OF EARTH
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
B2: LIFE SCIENCES
BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
ANIMAL BIOLOGY: A BEHAVIORAL APPROACH
ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY
ECOMUNDO: ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FERMENTATION 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 FERMENTATION SCIENCE +
B3: LABORATORY ACTIVITY
LABORATORY IN BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
ASTRONOMY LABORATORY
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY
ANIMAL BIOLOGY LABORATORY
ECOMUNDO: FIELD STUDIES AND LABORATORY INVESTIGATIONS IN ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE **
MARINE BIOLOGY LABORATORY
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 *__
PREPARATION FOR GENERAL CHEMISTRY *__
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I *__
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II *__
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I *__
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II *__
ORGANIC ANALYSIS AND SPECTROSCOPY __
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY *__
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY LABORATORY
GENERAL GEOLOGY LABORATORY
DINOSAURS AND THE STORY OF EARTH LAB
INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL SCIENCE LABORATORY
OCEANOGRAPHY LABORATORY
COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I
COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY II
COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY III
PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS LABORATORY I
PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS LABORATORY II
PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS LABORATORY III
B4: MATHEMATICS/QUANTITATIVE REASONING 1
EXPLORING OUR WORLD-MAPS AND GEOSPATIAL SCIENCE
MATHEMATICS FOR GENERAL EDUCATION MAJORS
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
TRIGONOMETRY
MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS I
MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS II
STATWAY II
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS
APPLIED CALCULUS I
APPLIED CALCULUS II
PRE-CALCULUS WITH TRIGONOMETRY
ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I
ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II
ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III
INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
INTRODUCTION TO LINEAR ALGEBRA
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
DISCRETE STRUCTURES
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES ^
C. ARTS AND HUMANITIES9
Select a minimum of 9 units of the following. Select one course from C1, one course from C2, and one more course from either C1 or C2.
C1: ARTS (ART, CINEMA, DANCE, MUSIC, THEATER)
WORLD ARCHITECTURE I
WORLD ARCHITECTURE II
DRAWING I
INTRODUCTION TO ART
LIFE DRAWING I
PAINTING I
FILM AND DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY I
SCULPTURE I
ARTS OF AFRICA, OCEANIA, AND INDIGENOUS NORTH AMERICAS
ART AND CULTURE OF PRE-HISPANIC MEXICO
COLOR THEORY
DARKROOM AND DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I
ASIAN ART
HISTORY OF FILM AS ART (FTMA 161) ^
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
BEGINNING CERAMICS
DESIGN IN WOOD I
JEWELRY AND METALWORK I
JEWELRY AND METALWORK II
ORAL INTERPRETATION
CINEMA AS A FORM OF EXPRESSION AND COMMUNICATION (FTMA 160) ^
DANCE HISTORY AND APPRECIATION
WOMEN AND GENDER IN WORLD ART
INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC
INTRODUCTION TO JAZZ
AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC
ELECTRONIC MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
WORLD MUSIC
DEVELOPMENT OF MARIACHI: STYLE AND CULTURE
ELECTRONIC MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
SURVEY OF DRAMA
INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATRE
ACTING I
HISTORY OF FILM AS ART (FTMA 161) ^
CINEMA AS A FORM OF EXPRESSION AND COMMUNICATION (FTMA 160) ^
C2: HUMANITIES (LITERATURE, PHILOSOPHY, LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH)
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I ^
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II ^
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III ^
DEAF CULTURE ^
MANDARIN CHINESE I
MANDARIN CHINESE II
ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING: CREATIVE NON FICTION I ^
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
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
CULTURE AND THE MEDIA (FTMA 162) ^
WOMEN AND GENDER IN WORLD CULTURE
WORLD MYTHOLOGY
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
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
WORLD RELIGIONS
ASIAN PHILOSOPHY
ETHICS: THEORY AND PRACTICE
ELEMENTARY PORTUGUESE I
ELEMENTARY PORTUGUESE II
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
CULTURE AND THE MEDIA (FTMA 162) ^
D. SOCIAL SCIENCES9
Select a minimum of 9 units of the following. Select two courses from two different groups and one additional course.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I *
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II *
INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE
ETHICS AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
INTRODUCTION TO ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
FUNDAMENTALS OF CRIME AND CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
ARCHAEOLOGY AND PREHISTORY
INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA
CULTURES OF MEXICO
INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
ASIAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I *
ASIAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II *
FILIPINO-AMERICAN HISTORY *
FILIPINO-AMERICAN CULTURE *
BIOLOGY, OCEANOGRAPHY, AND GEOSCIENCE OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
PRINCIPLES OF FAMILY DEVELOPMENT
PRINCIPLES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT *
CHILD, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY
CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIC PROBLEMS
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS II
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 *
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II *
ASIAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I *
ASIAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II *
FILIPINO-AMERICAN HISTORY *
COMPARATIVE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS I *
COMPARATIVE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS II *
WOMEN IN WORLD HISTORY *
MEXICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I *
MEXICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II *
Cultural Aspects of Food and Nutrition +
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH *+
INTRODUCTION TO GENDER AND WOMEN'S STUDIES
WOMEN AND GENDER IN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY
MEXICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I *
MEXICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II *
MEXICAN AND MEXICAN-AMERICAN CULTURES IN THE UNITED STATES
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
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
MASCULINITY *
RACE AND ETHNICITY
SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION
CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS
FILIPINO-AMERICAN CULTURE *
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY
INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE
MEXICAN AND MEXICAN-AMERICAN CULTURES IN THE UNITED STATES
E. LIFELONG LEARNING AND SELF DEVELOPMENT3
Select a minimum of 3 units of the following: 2
PRINCIPLES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT *
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY I #
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY II #
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY III #
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY IV #
INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHFUL LIVING
WOMEN'S HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
FUNDAMENTALS OF NUTRITION
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH *+
LIFELONG SUCCESS
TRANSITIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
HUMAN SEXUALITY *
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DEATH AND DYING
Total Units39
*

Courses listed in more than one area

__

Underline symbol: Courses include lecture and laboratory

+

New Courses

**

Acceptance only with prior or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 145

#

Less than 3 units

/

Same as course
 

^

Modified course name and/or number

1

Must pass with a grade of "C" or better.

2

 Not all in physical activity.

CSU Graduation Requirement in American Institutions

U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals

Courses in American Institutions (U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals) are required for graduation by the CSU. Although the American Institutions requirement is not a part of the CSU GE Breadth, students are encouraged to complete the requirement prior to transfer. This requirement can be satisfied by completing any combination of two classes that, when combined, fulfill US-1, US-2 and US-3. The courses used to satisfy this requirement, may also be used to fulfill CSU General Education Breadth Area D requirements.

US-1
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I *
AMERICAN CIVILIZATION I *
AMERICAN CIVILIZATION II *
MEXICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I *
MEXICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II *
INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE
US-2
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I *
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II *
ASIAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II *
AMERICAN CIVILIZATION I *
COMPARATIVE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS I *
COMPARATIVE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS II *
MEXICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I *
INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE *
INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS *
US-3
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II *
AMERICAN CIVILIZATION II *
COMPARATIVE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS II *
MEXICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II *
INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS *
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Courses listed in more than one area

+

New Courses

NOTE: A minimum of 60 transferable units are required for transfer.

A. Communication in the English Language and Critical Thinking9-11
B. Physical Universe and Its Life Forms; Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning10
C. Arts, Literature, Philosophy, and Foreign Language9
D. Social, Political, and Economic Institutions and Behavior, Historical Background9
E. Lifelong Understanding and Self Development3
Total Units40-42