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

2021-2022

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.
A1: ENGLISH COMPOSITION
READING AND COMPOSITION FOR NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS
COLLEGE COMPOSITION: READING AND WRITING ANALYTICALLY
HONORS COLLEGE COMPOSITION: READING AND WRITING ANALYTICALLY
COLLEGE COMPOSITION FOR MULTILINGUAL STUDENTS [FA21] +
A2: COMMUNICATION AND ANALYTICAL THINKING
STRUCTURES [FA18]
BIOSTATISTICS [FA20]
BUSINESS MATHEMATICS [FA19]
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS
ORAL COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION *
CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENT
INTRODUCTION TO MAPPING AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)
EXPLORING OUR WORLD-MAPS AND GEOSPATIAL SCIENCE
INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA I (FOR LIBERAL ARTS MAJORS) (or any higher-numbered math course, except support courses)
LOGIC AND CRITICAL THINKING
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
CRITICAL READING AND THINKING [FA19]
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
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
NATURAL HISTORY OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS [FA19]_
THE SCIENCE OF BREWING BEER [FA18] ^
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 _
GENERAL, ORGANIC, AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY [FA19]__
ELEMENTARY ORGANIC AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY __
THE SCIENCE OF BREWING BEER [FA18] ^
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
FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS I [FA18]
FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS II [FA18]
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:
INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE [FA21]* +
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
HISTORY OF FILM AS ART
INTRODUCTION TO MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION
MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION I
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
FILM AND DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY I [FA18]
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I
FILIPINO-AMERICAN CULTURE [FA21]* +
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III
DEAF CULTURE
MANDARIN CHINESE I
MANDARIN CHINESE II
ORAL INTERPRETATION
ORAL HISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC MEDIA
CINEMA AS A FORM OF EXPRESSION AND COMMUNICATION
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
ACADEMIC ESL ADVANCED READING AND GRAMMAR IV [FA21] +
ELEMENTARY FILIPINO I
ELEMENTARY FILIPINO II
INTERMEDIATE FILIPINO I
ELEMENTARY FRENCH I
ELEMENTARY FRENCH II
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
INTRODUCTION TO MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION TO WRITING FOR TELEVISION MOTION PICTURE, AND MEDIA
MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION I
TELEVISION STUDIO PRODUCTION
ACTING FOR THE CAMERA I
VIDEO POST-PRODUCTION, GRAPHICS, AND SPECIAL EFFECTS
CINEMATOGRAPHY I
TECHNICAL DESIGN AND PRODUCTION
CINEMA AS A FORM OF EXPRESSION AND COMMUNICATION
HISTORY OF FILM AS ART
CULTURE AND THE MEDIA
INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC MEDIA
WESTERN CIVILIZATION I *
WESTERN CIVILIZATION II *
WORLD HISTORY I *
WORLD HISTORY II *
MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA [FA18]*
HUMANITIES THROUGH THE ARTS I
HUMANITIES THROUGH THE ARTS II
INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES: ARTS AND IDEAS
CULTURE AND THE MEDIA
WOMEN AND GENDER IN WORLD CULTURE
WOMEN AND GENDER IN WORLD ART
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
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
FILIPINO-AMERICAN CULTURE [FA21]* +
MEXICAN AND MEXICAN-AMERICAN CULTURES IN THE UNITED STATES *
INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE [FA21]* +
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
HONORS ELEMENTARY SPANISH I [FA18]
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
PLAY ANALYSIS FOR PERFORMANCE, PRODUCTION, AND APPRECIATION [FA18]
ACTING I
ACTING FOR THE CAMERA I
TECHNICAL DESIGN AND PRODUCTION
LIGHTING TECHNIQUES
D. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES3
Select 3 units, one course from the following groups
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
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW [FA18]
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
ARCHAEOLOGY AND PREHISTORY
CULTURES OF MEXICO
MAGIC, RELIGION, WITCHCRAFT, AND HEALING [FA21] +
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
FINANCIAL PLANNING AND MONEY MANAGEMENT
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
EXPLORING OUR WORLD-MAPS AND GEOSPATIAL SCIENCE
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
MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA [FA18]*
CULTURAL ASPECTS OF FOOD AND NUTRITION [FA18]
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH [FA18]
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 *
CRITICAL ISSUES IN CHICANA/LATINA STUDIES [FA21] +
INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
HUMAN SEXUALITY
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DEATH AND DYING [FA19]
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
RACE AND ETHNICITY
SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION
CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS
FILIPINO-AMERICAN CULTURE *
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY
SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER [FA21]* +
MEXICAN AND MEXICAN-AMERICAN CULTURES IN THE UNITED STATES *
INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE *
CRITICAL ISSUES IN CHICANA/LATINA STUDIES [FA21] +
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS [FA18]
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