Moorpark College General Education Requirements

Moorpark College General Education Requirements

Applies to Associate Degrees in General Studies Pattern I & All Associate Degrees in Specific Majors

All Students pursuing the Associate Degree (AA) in General Studies Pattern I, must complete this General Education plan in its entirety (areas A-F) as part of their degree requirements. Students completing an Associate Degree in a Specific Major (AA/AS) (for example: Anthropology or Business Administration) must complete areas A-E below (but not F) of this General Education plan. Area F is only required for General Studies, with an area of emphasis. A minimum of 60 degree-applicable units is required for the Associate Degree. 

This pattern does not apply for Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT), UC Transfer Pathways (UCTP) Degrees, or Associate Degrees in General Studies Patterns II and III, with an area of emphasis. 

A. Natural Sciences

A minimum of 6-semester units with one course from section 1 - Biological Science & one course from section 2 - Physical Science

A1 - Biological Science

Course ID Title Units/Hours
ANAT M01Human Anatomy4
ANPH M01Human Anatomy and Physiology6
ANSC/EATM M17Animal Diversity3.5
ANTH M01Biological Anthropology3
or ANTH M01H Honors: Biological Anthropology
ANTH M01LBiological Anthropology Lab1
BIOL M01Introduction to Biology4
BIOL M02AGeneral Biology I5
or BIOL M02AH Honors: General Biology I
BIOL M02BGeneral Biology II5
BIOL M02CGenetics and Molecular Biology5
BIOL M03Marine Life and Its Environment4
BIOL M05Field Biology: A Natural History of California4
BIOL M16Human Biology3
BIOL M16LHuman Biology Lab1
BIOL M17Heredity, Evolution and Society3
BIOL M18Human Biology for Pre-Allied3
BOT M01Introduction to Botany5
BOT M06Plants and Society4
ENSC M02Environment and Human Interactions4
MICR M01General Microbiology5
PHSO M01Human Physiology4
or PHSO M01H Honors: Human Physiology
PSY M02Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience3
or PSY M02H Honors: Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience
ZOO M01Introduction to Zoology5

A2 - Physical Science

Course ID Title Units/Hours
AST M01An Introduction to Astronomy3
AST M01LAn Introduction to Astronomy Laboratory1
CHEM M01AGeneral Chemistry I5
or CHEM M01AH Honors: General Chemistry I
CHEM M01BGeneral Chemistry II5
CHEM M07AOrganic Chemistry I5
CHEM M07BOrganic Chemistry II5
CHEM M11Foundations of General, Organic, and Biochemistry5
CHEM M12Introductory Chemistry I4
CHEM M13Introductory Chemistry II5
ENSC M01Environmental Science3
ENSC M01LEnvironmental Science Lab1
ENSC M03Energy Resources and Conservation3
GEOG M01Physical Geography3
GEOG M01LPhysical Geography Lab1
GEOG M05Introduction to Weather and Climate3
GEOL M02Physical Geology3
or GEOL M02H Honors: Physical Geology
GEOL M02LPhysical Geology Lab1
GEOL M03Earth History3
GEOL M03LEarth History Lab1
GEOL M05The World Ocean3
GEOL M18Field Geology1
GEOL M61Natural Disasters3
GEOL M121Earth Science with Lab4
PHSC M01Principles of Physical Science3
PHSC M01LPrinciples of Physical Science Laboratory1
PHYS M01Descriptive Physics3
PHYS M01LDescriptive Physics Laboratory1
PHYS M10AGeneral Physics I4
PHYS M10ALGeneral Physics I Lab1
PHYS M10BGeneral Physics II4
PHYS M10BLGeneral Physics II Laboratory1
PHYS M20AMechanics of Solids and Fluids4
PHYS M20ALMechanics of Solids and Fluids Laboratory1
PHYS M20BThermodynamics, Electricity, and Magnetism4
PHYS M20BLThermodynamics, Electricity, and Magnetism Laboratory1
PHYS M20CWave Motion, Optics, and Modern Physics4
PHYS M20CLWave Motion, Optics, and Modern Physics Laboratory1

B. Social & Behavioral Sciences

A minimum of 6 semester units with one course from section 1 - American History/Institutions and one course from section 2 - Social & Behavioral Sciences

B1 - American History/Institutions

Course ID Title Units/Hours
HIST M25History of the United States3
or HIST M25H Honors: History of the U.S
HIST M130United States History Through Reconstruction3
HIST M131African American History to 18773
HIST M133History of Mexican Americans3
HIST M135Native American History and Culture3
HIST M137History of American Women3
or HIST M137H Honors: History of American Women
HIST M140United States History 1865 to the Present 3
HIST M141African American History Since 18773
HIST M145Race and Ethnicity in American History3
POLS M01Introduction to Politics3
POLS M03American Government & Politics3
or POLS M03H Honors: American Government and Politics
POLS M05National, State and Local Politics3

B2 - Social & Behavioral Sciences

Course ID Title Units/Hours
ANSC/EATM M09Animal Behavior3
ANTH M02Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH M03Archaeology3
ANTH M06Introduction to Native American Studies3
ANTH M07Peoples and Cultures of the World3
ANTH M08Linguistic Anthropology3
ANTH M09Sex, Gender, and Culture3
ANTH M11The Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion3
ANTH M13The Chumash and Their Neighbors: Indians of California3
ANTH M14Monkeys, Apes, and Humans3
ANTH M15Egyptology: Archaeology of the Land of the Pharaohs3
ANTH M16Mysteries of the Ancient Maya3
ANTH M17Forensic Anthropology3
ANTH M18Culture, Health, and Healing3
BUS M30Introduction to Business3
CD M02Human Development: Infancy through Adolescence3
CD M03Child, Family, and Community3
or CD M03H Honors: Child, Family, and Community
CD M05Teaching in a Diverse Society3
CJ M01Introduction to Criminal Justice3
or CJ M01H Honors: Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ M02Concepts of Criminal Law3
CJ M03Community Relations3
CJ M08Introduction to Constitutional Law3
COMM M04Interpersonal Communication3
COMM M12Intercultural Communications3
COMM M13Gender Communication3
ECON M170Economic History of the US3
ECON M201Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON M202Principles of Macroeconomics3
or ECON M202H Honors: Principles of Macroeconomics
ETHS M01Introduction to Chicana/o Studies3
ETHS M10Introduction to African American Studies3
ETHS M40Introduction to Ethnic Studies3
FTMA M100/JOUR M01Introduction to Mass Communications3
FTMA M108Women in Cinema3
GEOG M02Cultural Geography3
GEOG M03World Regional Geography3
or GEOG M03H Honors: World Regional Geography
HIST M25/M25HHistory of the United States3
HIST M130United States History Through Reconstruction3
HIST M131African American History to 18773
HIST M133History of Mexican Americans3
HIST M135Native American History and Culture3
HIST M137History of American Women3
or HIST M137H Honors: History of American Women
HIST M140United States History 1865 to the Present 3
HIST M141African American History Since 18773
HIST M143History of California3
HIST M145Race and Ethnicity in American History3
HIST M150World History: From Prehistory to 15003
HIST M152History of Asia from Prehistory to 16003
HIST M160World History: From 1450 to the Present3
HIST M162History of Asia From 1600 To The Present3
HIST M164History of Latin America3
HIST M170Western Civilization: From Prehistory to 16003
HIST M180Western Civilization: From 1600 To The Present3
NTS M07Cultural Foods3
PHIL M03Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy3
PHIL M22Ethics of Business3
POLS M01Introduction to Politics3
POLS M02Comparative Politics3
POLS M03American Government & Politics3
or POLS M03H Honors: American Government and Politics
POLS M04International Relations3
POLS M05National, State and Local Politics3
POLS M06Intro to Political Theory3
POLS M09 Introduction to Political Science Research Methods3
PSY M01Introduction to Psychology3
or PSY M01H Honors: Introduction to Psychology
PSY M03Personal Growth & Soc Awarenes3
PSY M04Child Psychology3
PSY M05Social Psychology3
PSY M06Introduction to Behavioral Research Methods3
PSY M07Developmental Psychology (Lifespan)3
PSY M08Abnormal Psychology3
PSY M10Dying and Death3
PSY M13Human Sexuality3
PSY M14Cross-Cultural Psychology3
PSY M16Personality Theories3
SOC M110Introduction to Sociology3
or SOC M110H Honors: Introduction to Sociology
SOC M115Social Problems3
SOC M120Introduction to Research Methods3
SOC M130Introduction to Marriage and Family3
SOC M140Introduction to Gender3
SOC M150Introduction to Race and Ethnicity3
SOC M160Introduction to Criminology3
SOC M212Introduction to Sociology of Religion3
SOC M216Sociology of Deviant Behavior3
SOC M218Organized Crime and Terrorism3

C. Humanities

A minimum of 6 semester units with one course from section 1 - Fine/Performing Arts and one course from section 2 - Humanities

C1 - Fine/Performing Arts

Course ID Title Units/Hours
ART M30Drawing and Composition I3
ART M70Beginning Ceramics I3
ARTH M100Understanding Art3
or ARTH M100H Honors: Understanding Art
ARTH M110History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic3
ARTH M120History of Western Art: Renaissance through Modern3
ARTH M130History of Art: Asian3
ARTH M150History of Western Art: Modern through Contemporary3
COMM M05Oral Interpretation of Literature3
DANC M01Dance Appreciation3
or DANC M01H Honors: Dance Appreciation
DANC M03Dance History3
DANC M10ABallet I-Fundamentals2
DANC M11AJazz Dance I - Fundamentals2
DANC M12AModern Dance I - Fundamentals2
DANC M31World Dance Cultures3
DES M100Design and Society3
or DES M100H Honors: Design and Society
DES M101Design History3
or DES M101H Honors: Design History
DES M130Design I3
FTMA M101Introduction to Cinema3
FTMA M102Introduction to Television Studies3
FTMA M103Introduction to Media Aesthetics3
FTMA M104Introduction to Documentary Studies3
FTMA M105History of International Cinema I: Emergence to World War II3
FTMA M106History of International Cinema II: World War II to the Present3
FTMA M107Directors and Genres3
FTMA M108Women in Cinema3
FTMA M109Contemporary American Cinema3
FTMA M110Contemporary Global Cinema3
FTMA M115Introduction to Media Writing3
HUM M07Survey of the Arts3
MUS M01Music Fundamentals3
MUS M02AMusic Theory I3
MUS M04Survey of World Music3
or MUS M04H Honors: Survey of World Music
MUS M08Music Appreciation3
or MUS M08H Honors: Music Appreciation
MUS M09AMusic History I3
or MUS M09AH Honors: Music History I
MUS M09BMusic History II3
or MUS M09BH Honors: Music History II
PHOT M10Beginning Photography3
PHOT M40History of Photography3
THA M01Introduction to Theatre3
or THA M01H Honors: Introduction to Theatre
THA M02AActing I3
THA M04History of the Theatre THA M04H3

C2 - Humanities

Course ID Title Units/Hours
CHIN M100Elementary Chinese: Mandarin I4
COMM M26Rhetoric of Popular Culture3
ENGL M01BLiterature: Critical Thinking and Composition4
or ENGL M01BH Honors Literature: Critical Thinking and Composition
ENGL M10ACreative Writing3
ENGL M10BAdvanced Creative Writing3
ENGL M13ASurvey of American Literature I3
ENGL M13BSurvey of American Literature II3
ENGL M14Introduction to Poetry3
ENGL M15ASurvey of English Literature I3
ENGL M15BSurvey of English Literature II3
ENGL M16Introduction to Fiction3
ENGL M17Shakespeare3
ENGL M20Introduction to Drama3
ENGL M29AThe Bible as Literature (Old Testament)3
ENGL M29BThe Bible as Literature (New Testament) 3
ENGL M30AMasterpieces of World Literature I3
ENGL M30BMasterpieces of World Literature II3
ENGL M40Children's Literature3
FREN M100Elementary French I4
FREN M110Elementary French II4
FTMA M102Introduction to Television Studies3
FTMA M104Introduction to Documentary Studies3
FTMA M108Women in Cinema3
GERM M100Elementary German I4
GERM M110Elementary German II4
HIST M150World History: From Prehistory to 15003
HIST M152History of Asia from Prehistory to 16003
HIST M160World History: From 1450 to the Present3
HIST M162History of Asia From 1600 To The Present3
HIST M170Western Civilization: From Prehistory to 16003
HIST M180Western Civilization: From 1600 To The Present3
HUM M07Survey of the Arts3
HUM M10AEthics, Culture and the Arts: The Roots of the Humanities3
HUM M10BEthics, Culture and the Arts: Humanities and the Modern World3
HUM M11Conflict and the Human Condition3
HUM M14Humanities in the United States3
ITAL M100Elementary Italian I4
JAPN M100Elementary Japanese I4
JAPN M110Elementary Japanese II4
JOUR M05Introduction to Visual Communication3
LAT M100Elementary Latin I4
NS/RADT M17Healthcare Ethics3
PHIL M01Intro to Philosophy3
or PHIL M01H Honors: Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL M02Introduction to Ethics3
or PHIL M02H Honors: Introduction to Ethics
PHIL M03Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy3
PHIL M08Philosophy of Religion3
PHIL M11World Religions: West3
PHIL M12World Religions: East3
PHIL M13The Classical Mind3
PHIL M14The Modern Mind3
PHIL M21Ethics of Living and Dying3
PHIL M22Ethics of Business3
SPAN M100Elementary Spanish I5
SPAN M110Elementary Spanish II5
SPAN M200Intermediate Spanish I5
SPAN M210Intermediate Spanish II5

D. Language & Rationality

A minimum of 6 semester units with one course from section 1 - English Composition and one course from section 2 - Communication/Analytical Thinking

D1 - English Composition

Course ID Title Units/Hours
ENGL M01AEnglish Composition4
or ENGL M01AH Honors: English Composition

D2 - Communication/Analytical Thinking

Course ID Title Units/Hours
COMM M01Public Speaking3
or COMM M01H Honors: Public Speaking
COMM M02Introduction to Persuasion3
COMM M07Argumentation and Debate3
COMM M25Introduction to Rhetorical Criticism3
CS M01Introduction to Computer Science3
CS M10JIntroduction to Computer Programming Using Java4
CS M125Programming Concepts and Methodology I3
CS M155Discrete Structures3
ENGL M01BLiterature: Critical Thinking and Composition4
or ENGL M01BH Honors Literature: Critical Thinking and Composition
ENGL M01CCritical Thinking and Composition3
or ENGL M01CH Honors: Critical Thinking and Composition
MATH M03Intermediate Algebra5
MATH M05College Algebra for STEM Studies3
MATH M06Trigonometry3
MATH M07Precalculus and Trigonometry6
MATH M10Mathematics for Elementary Teachers3
MATH M11College Algebra for the Liberal Arts3
MATH M12Mathematical Reasoning for Liberal Arts3
MATH M15Introductory Statistics4
or MATH M15H Honors: Introductory Statistics
MATH M16AApplied Calculus I3
MATH M16BApplied Calculus II3
MATH M21Discrete Mathematics3
MATH M25ACalculus with Analytic Geometry I5
or MATH M25AH Honors: Calculus With Analytic Geometry I
MATH M25BCalculus with Analytic Geometry II5
or MATH M25BH Honors: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
MATH M25CCalculus with Analytic Geometry III5
MATH M31Introduction To Linear Algebra3
MATH M35Applied Differential Equations3
MATH M37DSProbability & Statistics for Data Science3
MATH M42DSMathematics of Machine Learning for Data Science
PHIL M05Critical Thinking and Analytic Writing3
PHIL M07Introduction to Logic3
PHIL M09Introduction to Symbolic Logic3

E. Health and Physical Education/Kinesiology

A minimum of two courses, one from each subarea

E1 - Health Education

(one course/no unit minimum):

Course ID Title Units/Hours
CD M23Health, Safety, & Nutrition3
HED M01Health and Society2
HED M03Nutrition, Fitness, and Stress Management3
HED M05First Aid, CPR, AED & Emergency Procedures3
HED M07Personal Health3
NS M35Holistic Healthcare Practices1.5
NTS M01Introduction to Nutrition Science3
NTS M07Cultural Foods3

E2 - Physical Education/Kinesiology

(one course/no unit minimum)

Course ID Title Units/Hours
CJ M09ABujinkan Fundamentals-Practical Self-Defense2
CJ M09BBujinkan Intermediate - Practical Self-Defense2
Any ICA/KIN (formerly PE) activity course 1
Any Dance activity course 2
1

Except KIN M01, M13, M13L, M16, M17, M18, M20, M21, M22, M25, M26, or

2

any Dance activity course except DANC M24, M26, M31, M53, M56.

F. Ethnic/Gender Studies

A minimum of three units. For General Studies degree with an Area of Emphasis ONLY (Patterns I, II, and III); NOT required for a degree in a Specific Major. The course can be the same course already used for GE in Areas A-C. 

Area F - Ethnic/Gender Studies

Course ID Title Units/Hours
ANTH M02Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH M07Peoples and Cultures of the World3
ANTH M09Sex, Gender, and Culture3
ANTH M13The Chumash and Their Neighbors: Indians of California3
ARTH M130History of Art: Asian3
CD M05Teaching in a Diverse Society3
COMM M12Intercultural Communications3
COMM M13Gender Communication3
DANC M31World Dance Cultures3
ENGL M30AMasterpieces of World Literature I3
ENGL M30BMasterpieces of World Literature II3
ETHS M01Introduction to Chicana/o Studies3
ETHS M10Introduction to African American Studies3
ETHS M40Introduction to Ethnic Studies3
FTMA M108Women in Cinema3
GEOG M02Cultural Geography3
GEOG M03World Regional Geography3
or GEOG M03H Honors: World Regional Geography
HIST M131African American History to 18773
HIST M133History of Mexican Americans3
HIST M135Native American History and Culture3
HIST M137History of American Women3
or HIST M137H Honors: History of American Women
HIST M141African American History Since 18773
HIST M145Race and Ethnicity in American History3
HIST M164History of Latin America3
PSY M14Cross-Cultural Psychology3
SOC M140Introduction to Gender3
SOC M150Introduction to Race and Ethnicity3