Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)

University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) Requirements

This plan is a 38–41 unit, general education pattern which meets all lower-division general education requirements at most California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) campuses. It should be noted that completion of the IGETC is not a requirement for admission to a CSU or UC, nor will its completion guarantee admission to a CSU or UC campus.

The IGETC plan is not the only way to fulfill lower-division general education requirements. Depending on a student’s major or field of interest, the student may find it advantageous to fulfill the CSU’s general education requirements or those of the UC campus or college to which the student plans to transfer. Some colleges within the UC system will not accept IGETC, depending on the major. Students wishing to use a course to meet General Education Breadth or IGETC requirements must be sure that the course is approved for the academic year in which it was taken. It is strongly recommended that the student consult with a counselor to determine which general education pattern is the most appropriate for him/her.

The course requirements for all areas must be completed before the IGETC can be certified. Each course must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

An acceptable score on an English Advanced Placement (AP) exam may be used to meet the English composition requirement but may not be used to meet the Critical Thinking English composition requirement.

AREA 1: ENGLISH COMMUNICATION
CSU–3 courses required, one each from 1A, 1B and 1C. UC–2 courses required, one from 1A and 1B.
1A: ENGLISH COMPOSITION
READING AND COMPOSITION FOR NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS
COLLEGE COMPOSITION: READING AND WRITING ANALYTICALLY
HONORS COLLEGE COMPOSITION: READING AND WRITING ANALYTICALLY
1B: CRITICAL THINKING - ENGLISH COMPOSITION
CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENT
LOGIC AND CRITICAL THINKING
1C: ORAL COMMUNICATION (CSU ONLY)
ORAL COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Note: If ENGL 116 or PHIL 103 were completed prior to fall 1993, both courses are required for IGETC certification. Beginning fall 1993, only one course is required.
AREA 2: MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS AND QUANTITATIVE REASONING
A minimum of 3 units must be distributed as follows: One course.
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
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
Note: MATH 119, 120, 121, 122, 250, 251 and 252 may have transfer unit credits limited by either UC or CSU or both. Consult with a counselor for additional information. Please refer to the UC Transferable Course Agreement.
AREA 3: ARTS AND HUMANITIES
A minimum of 9 units must be distributed as follows: One course from 3A, one course from 3B and one more course from 3A and 3B.
3A: ARTS
INTRODUCTION TO ART
ARTS OF AFRICA, OCEANIA, AND INDIGENOUS NORTH AMERICAS
ART AND CULTURE OF PRE-HISPANIC MEXICO
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
WOMEN AND GENDER IN WORLD ART
INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC
INTRODUCTION TO JAZZ
AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC
WORLD MUSIC
DEVELOPMENT OF MARIACHI: STYLE AND CULTURE
SURVEY OF DRAMA
INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATRE
HISTORY OF FILM AS ART (FTMA 161)
3B: HUMANITIES
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III ^
MANDARIN CHINESE II *
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 II *
INTERMEDIATE TAGALOG I *
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
WORLD MYTHOLOGY
CULTURE AND THE MEDIA (FTMA 162) **
INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN I *
INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN II *
INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I *
INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II *
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
WORLD RELIGIONS
ASIAN PHILOSOPHY
ETHICS: THEORY AND PRACTICE
ELEMENTARY PORTUGUESE II *
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II *
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I *
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II *
SPANISH FOR BILINGUALS II *
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE FOR BILINGUALS *
INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION AND WRITING ON SPANISH CULTURE
INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION AND WRITING ON LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE
AREA 4: SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
A minimum of 9 units must be distributed as follows: three courses from at least two groups/disciplines.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I *
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II *
INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE
INTRODUCTION TO ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
ARCHAEOLOGY AND PREHISTORY
INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA
CULTURES OF MEXICO
ASIAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I
ASIAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II *
FILIPINO-AMERICAN HISTORY
FILIPINO-AMERICAN CULTURE
BIOLOGY, OCEANOGRAPHY, AND GEOSCIENCE OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
PRINCIPLES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY
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 *
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
SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY
INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE
FILIPINO-AMERICAN CULTURE
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
AREA 5: PHYSICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Two courses and a minimum of 7–9 semester units required, one course from 5A and one course from 5B. One must include a laboratory from 5C; the laboratory course must correspond to a lecture course in 5A or 5B (i.e. GEOG 100 and 101 or BIOL 100 and 101.) .
5A: PHYSICAL SCIENCE
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 **
5B: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE
BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
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 *__
5C: LABORATORY ACTIVITY
This requirement can be satisfied by completion of any of the following laboratory courses:
ASTRONOMY LABORATORY
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY **
ANIMAL BIOLOGY LABORATORY
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 __
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY *__
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY LABORATORY **
DINOSAURS AND THE STORY OF EARTH LAB
GENERAL GEOLOGY 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
AREA 6: LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH (UC REQUIREMENT ONLY)
1. Proficiency equivalent to two years of high school study in the same language with a grade of “C” or better
2. Satisfactory completion, with “C” grades or better, of two years of formal schooling at the sixth grade level or higher in an institution where the language of instruction is not English. The appropriate documentation such as a letter from the ministry of education must be presented to the evaluation offce to substantiate that the required coursework was completed. High school transcripts are not acceptable unless they clearly state that the two years of instruction were done in the student’s native language other than English. Students who cannot provide such documentation should either pass one of the examinations or test listed below in 3 through 5, or satisfactorily complete an appropriate language course at Southwestern College, as outlined in 6 below.
3. Satisfactory score, 500 or higher, in the SAT II: Subjects Test in languages other than English. Consult the College Board for exact scores over 500 after May 1995 and requirements before May 1995.
4. Satisfactory score, 3 or higher, in the College Board Advanced Placement Examinations in languages other than English.
5. Satisfactory score, 5 or higher, in the International Baccalaureate Higher Level Examinations in languages other than English.
6. Completion of one of the following courses or sequences of courses with a grade of “C” or better. The following courses (or higher-level course) at Southwestern College fulfill the requirement:
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I ^
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II ^
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III ^
MANDARIN CHINESE I
MANDARIN CHINESE II *
ELEMENTARY FILIPINO I
ELEMENTARY FILIPINO II *
INTERMEDIATE TAGALOG I *
ELEMENTARY FRENCH I
ELEMENTARY FRENCH II
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I *
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II *
ELEMENTARY ITALIAN I
ELEMENTARY ITALIAN II
INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN I *
INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN II *
BEGINNING JAPANESE I
INTRODUCTORY ELEMENTARY JAPANESE
and CONTINUATION OF ELEMENTARY JAPANESE
BEGINNING JAPANESE II
INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I *
INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II *
ELEMENTARY PORTUGUESE I
ELEMENTARY PORTUGUESE II *
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
INTRODUCTION TO ELEMENTARY SPANISH
and 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 *
AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS (CSU REQUIREMENT ONLY)
(U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals)
Courses in American Institutions (United States History, Constitution and American Ideals) are required for graduation by the CSU only. Students who plan to transfer to the CSU 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.
NOTE: Courses used to meet this requirement may be used to satisfy requirements for IGETC in Area 4, Social and Behavioral Sciences.
US-1
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I *
AMERICAN CIVILIZATION I *
AMERICAN CIVILIZATION II *
MEXICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I *
MEXICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II *
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 *
BIOL 140ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY3
GEOG 110INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY3
GEOL 110INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY3

NOTE: IGETC minimum required General Education units for transfer 

A. English Communication10-11
B. Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning3
C. Arts and Humanities9
D. Social and Behavioral Sciences9
E. Physical and Biological Sciences7-9
Total Units38-41

Please consult with a counselor for additional information.

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Listed in more than one area but shall not be certified in more than one area.

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Transfer unit credits may be limited by either the UC or CSU or both.

 JPN 101A & SPAN 101A are prerequisites & not IGETC eligible

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 Underlined courses include lecture and laboratory.