Oxnard College General Education Requirements

Oxnard 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: Addictive Disorders Studies or Paralegal Studies) must complete areas A-E below (but not F) of this General Education plan. Area F is only required for General Studies majors. A minimum of 60 degree-applicable units is required for the Associate Degree. This pattern does not apply for Associate Degrees for Transfer, UC Transfer Pathways Degrees, or Associate Degrees in General Studies Patterns II and III. 

OC GE 2022-2023

A. Natural Sciences

Complete a minimum of 6 semester units with one course from Area A1 - Biological Science & one course from Area A2 - Physical Science

A1. Biological Science:

Course ID Title Units/Hours
ANAT R101General Human Anatomy4
ANTH R101Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
or ANTH R101H Honors: Introduction to Biological Anthropology
ANTH R101LIntroduction to Biological Anthropology Lab1
ANTH R118Introduction to Forensic Science3
BIOL R100Marine Biology3
BIOL R100LMarine Biology Laboratory1
BIOL R101General Biology3
or BIOL R101H Honors: General Biology
BIOL R101LGeneral Biology Laboratory1
BIOL R120Principles of Biology I4
BIOL R120LPrinciples of Biology I Lab: Intro to Cellular and Molecular Biology1
BIOL R122Principles of Biology II4
BIOL R122LPrinciples of Biology II Laboratory1
BIOL R155Principles of Botany3
BIOL R155LPrinciples of Botany Laboratory1
ESRM R100Introduction to Environmental Science3
ESRM R100LIntroduction to Environmental Science Laboratory1
MICR R100Principles of Microbiology3
MICR R100LPrinciples of Microbiology Laboratory2
MST R100Marine Biology3
MST R100LMarine Biology Laboratory1
PHSO R101Human Physiology5
PSY R105Introduction to Physiological Psychology3

A2. Physical Science:

Course ID Title Units/Hours
AST R101Introduction to Astronomy3
AST R101LAstronomy Laboratory1
CHEM R104General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry5
CHEM R110Elementary Chemistry5
CHEM R112Elementary Organic and Biological Chemistry5
CHEM R120General Chemistry I5
CHEM R122General Chemistry II5
CHEM R130Organic Chemistry I5
CHEM R132Organic Chemistry II5
GEOG R101Elements of Physical Geography3
GEOG R101LPhysical Geography Laboratory1
GEOG R103Introduction to Weather and Climate3
GEOL R101Physical Geology3
GEOL R101LPhysical Geology Laboratory1
GEOL R103Introduction to Oceanography3
GEOL R103LIntroduction to Oceanography Laboratory1
GEOL R114Historical Geology3
GEOL R114LHistorical Geology Laboratory 1
GEOL R121Earth Science with Laboratory4
GEOL R130Environmental Geology3
MST R103Introduction to Oceanography3
MST R103LIntroduction to Oceanography Laboratory1
PHSC R170Concepts in Physical Science4
PHYS R101College Physics 14
PHYS R101LCollege Physics 1 Laboratory1
PHYS R102College Physics 24
PHYS R102LCollege Physics 2 Laboratory1
PHYS R121Physics with Calculus 15
PHYS R122Physics with Calculus 25
PHYS R131Physics for Scientists and Engineers 15
PHYS R132Physics for Scientists and Engineers 25
PHYS R133Physics for Scientists and Engineers 35

B. Social & Behavioral Sciences

Complete a minimum of 6 semester units with one course from Area B1 - American History/Institutions and one course from Area B2 - Social & Behavioral Sciences

B1. American History/Institutions:

Course ID Title Units/Hours
CHST R107History of Mexicans in the United States3
HIST R107History of Mexicans in the United States3
HIST R108African-American History3
HIST R117History of American Women3
HIST R130History of the United States I3
or HIST R130H Honors: History of the United States I
HIST R140History of the United States II3
or HIST R140H Honors: History of the United States II
POLS R100Introduction to Politics3
POLS R101Government of the United States I: Institutions and Politics3
POLS R102Introduction to Law and Society3

B2. Social & Behavioral Sciences:

Course ID Title Units/Hours
ADS R131Abnormal Psychology3
ANTH R102Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
or ANTH R102H Honors: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH R103Introduction to Archaeology3
ANTH R105Sex, Gender and Culture3
ANTH R106Psychological Anthropology3
ANTH R107The Anthropology of Native Americans3
ANTH R110People of the World: The Cultures of Globalization and Change3
ANTH R111Magic, Witchcraft and Religion: Anthropology of Belief3
or ANTH R111H Honors: Magic, Witchcraft and Religion: Anthropology of Belief
ANTH R113Ancient Civilizations of the Americas3
ANTH R114African American Culture and Experience3
ANTH R115Introduction to Language and Culture3
ANTH R116Science, Technology, and Human Values3
ANTH R118Introduction to Forensic Science3
ANTH R119Introduction to Border Studies3
ASL R110Introduction to Deaf Studies3
BRS R101Introduction to Border Studies3
CHST R101Introduction to Chicana/o Studies3
CHST R102Chicana/o Cultural Identity3
CHST R107History of Mexicans in the United States3
CHST R108Sociology of the Chicano Community3
ECE R102Child Growth and Development3
ECE R106Child, Family and Community3
ECE R108The Exceptional Child3
ECON R100Introduction to Economics and Contemporary Economics Issues3
ECON R201Introduction to the Principles of Microeconomics3
or ECON R201H Honors: Introduction to the Principles of Microeconomics
ECON R202Introduction to the Principles of Macroeconomics3
or ECON R202H Honors: Introduction to the Principles of Macroeconomics
EDU R122Introduction to Education3
ETHS R107The Anthropology of Native Americans3
ETHS R110Introduction to Social Justice Studies3
ETHS R114African American Culture and Experience3
ETHS R119Introduction to Border Studies3
FTVE R100Introduction to Electronic Media3
GEOG R102World Regional Geography3
GEOG R104Geography of California3
GEOG R105Introduction to Human Geography3
GLST R101Introduction to Global Studies3
GLST R102Global Issues and Problems3
HIST R104History of California3
HIST R107History of Mexicans in the United States3
HIST R108African-American History3
HIST R109History of Mexico3
HIST R110History of the Middle East3
HIST R117History of American Women3
HIST R124Sports in American History3
HIST R125U.S. Foreign Policy and Covert Action3
or HIST R125H Honors: U.S. Foreign Policy and Covert Action
HIST R126History of Latin America3
HIST R130History of the United States I3
or HIST R130H Honors: History of the United States I
HIST R140History of the United States II3
or HIST R140H Honors: History of the United States II
HIST R150World History I3
or HIST R150H Honors: World History I
HIST R160World History II3
or HIST R160H Honors: World History II
IDS R102Science, Technology, and Human Values3
PHIL R114Social Philosophy3
POLS R100Introduction to Politics3
POLS R101Government of the United States I: Institutions and Politics3
POLS R102Introduction to Law and Society3
POLS R104Introduction to International Relations3
POLS R108Comparative Politics3
POLS R120Political Theory3
POLS R125U.S. Foreign Policy and Covert Action3
or POLS R125H Honors: U.S. Foreign Policy and Covert Action
PSY R101General Psychology3
or PSY R101H Honors: General Psychology
PSY R102Interpersonal Relations3
PSY R104Research Methods in Psychology3
PSY R107Sex Roles3
PSY R108Developmental Psychology3
PSY R110Human Sexuality3
PSY R111The Exceptional Child3
PSY R122Psychology of Gender3
PSY R131Abnormal Psychology3
SJS R110Introduction to Social Justice Studies3
SJS R120Introduction to Women's Studies3
SJS R130Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3
SOC R101Introduction to Sociology3
or SOC R101H Honors: Introduction to Sociology
SOC R102Social Problems3
SOC R103Race and Ethnic Relations3
SOC R104Sex Roles3
SOC R106Contemporary Family in American Society3
SOC R108Sociology of the Chicano Community3
SOC R111Introduction to Social Research3
SOC R114Social Philosophy3
SOC R116Crime and Society3
SOC R119Introduction to Social Work and Human Services3
SOC R140Sociology of Gender3
URBS R101Introduction to Urban Studies3

C. Humanities

Complete a minimum of 6 semester units with one course from Area C1 - Fine/Performing Arts and one course from Area C2 - Humanities

C1. Fine/Performing Arts:

Course ID Title Units/Hours
ART R101Introduction to Art and Visual Culture3
ART R102Western Art I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages3
or ART R102H Honors: Western Art I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages
ART R103Western Art II: Renaissance to Contemporary3
or ART R103H Honors: Western Art II: Renaissance to Contemporary
ART R104AColor and Design: 2-D Foundations3
ART R106ADrawing and Composition I3
ART R140Multicultural Children's Art3
ART R171Modern Art3
ART R172Art of the Ancient Americas3
or ART R172H Honors: Art of the Ancient Americas
ART R174Latin American Art3
or ART R174H Honors: Latin American Art
DANC R100Dance Appreciation3
FTVE R107History of Film3
FTVE R130Beginning Single Camera Production3
FTVE R135Beginning TV Studio Production3
FTVE R155Advanced Studio Production3
MUS R101Fundamentals of Music3
MUS R103Music Appreciation3
MUS R109Music of Latin America3
MUS R116History of Rock Music3
MUS R130Understanding Music and Dance for Elementary Education3
THTR R111Introduction to Theatre3
THTR R151Acting I3

C2. Humanities:

Course ID Title Units/Hours
ART R174Latin American Art3
or ART R174H Honors: Latin American Art
ASL R101American Sign Language 14
ASL R102American Sign Language 24
ASL R103American Sign Language 34
ASL R104American Sign Language 44
ENGL R102Critical Thinking through Composition and Literature4
or ENGL R102H Honors: Critical Thinking through Composition and Literature
ENGL R103Creative Writing3
ENGL R104English Literature I3
ENGL R105English Literature II3
ENGL R107American Literature I3
ENGL R108American Literature II3
ENGL R111Shakespeare3
ENGL R112Literature by Women3
ENGL R124Introduction to LGBTIQ Literature3
ENGL R125Children's Literature3
ENGL R126Introduction to Chicana/o Literature3
ENGL R129Introduction to Latinx Literature3
ENGL R134African-American Literature3
ESL R100College Writing Preparation for Non-Native Speakers4
ETHS R134African-American Literature3
FILI R101Elementary Filipino 14
FILI R102Elementary Filipino 24
FTVE R100Introduction to Electronic Media3
FTVE R110Introduction to Media Writing3
HIST R109History of Mexico3
HIST R117History of American Women3
HIST R126History of Latin America3
HIST R150World History I3
or HIST R150H Honors: World History I
HIST R160World History II3
or HIST R160H Honors: World History II
PHIL R101Introduction to Philosophy3
or PHIL R101H Honors: Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL R102Introduction to Ethics3
or PHIL R102H Honors: Introduction to Ethics
PHIL R103Survey of World Religions: East3
PHIL R104Survey of World Religions: West3
PHIL R105History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy3
PHIL R106History of Modern Philosophy3
PHIL R108World Mythology3
PHIL R110Philosophy of Religion3
PHIL R114Social Philosophy3
PHIL R115Comparative World Religions3
or PHIL R115H Honors: Comparative World Religions
PHIL R116Contemporary Moral Issues3
SOC R114Social Philosophy3
SPAN R100Elementary Spanish I4
SPAN R110Elementary Spanish II4
SPAN R200Intermediate Spanish I4
SPAN R210Intermediate Spanish II4
SPAN R220Spanish for Heritage Speakers I4
or SPAN R220H Honors: Spanish for Heritage Speakers I
SPAN R232Latin American Literature3
or SPAN R232H Honors: Latin American Literature
SPAN R234Latin American and Spanish Film3
SPAN R236Cultures of Latin America3
or SPAN R236H Honors: Cultures of Latin America

D. Language & Rationality

Complete a minimum of 6 semester units with one course from Area D1 - English Composition and one course from Area D2 - Communication/Analytical Thinking. 

D1. English Composition:

Course ID Title Units/Hours
ENGL R101College Composition4
or ENGL R101H Honors: College Composition
Courses in Area D1 also meet Competency in written expression as required for Associate degrees.

D2. Communication/Analytical Thinking:

Course ID Title Units/Hours
COMM R100ESL Academic Oral Communication3
COMM R101Introduction to Oral Communication3
COMM R107Argumentation and Debate3
COMM R110Small Group Communication3
COMM R111Interpersonal Communication3
COMM R113Intercultural Communication3
ENGL R102Critical Thinking through Composition and Literature4
or ENGL R102H Honors: Critical Thinking through Composition and Literature
ENGL R128Composition and Critical Thinking through Non-Fiction3
MATH R005Beginning and Intermediate Algebra for Statistics and Liberal Arts6
MATH R015Beginning and Intermediate Algebra6
MATH R101Mathematics for the Liberal Arts Major3
MATH R102Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers4
MATH R105Introductory Statistics4
MATH R105HHonors: Introductory Statistics4
MATH R106Business Calculus4
MATH R115College Algebra4
MATH R116College Trigonometry3
MATH R117Precalculus and Trigonometry6
MATH R120Calculus with Analytic Geometry I5
MATH R121Calculus with Analytic Geometry II5
MATH R122Calculus with Analytic Geometry III5
MATH R134Linear Algebra3
MATH R143Differential Equations3
PHIL R100Critical Thinking3
PHIL R107Introduction to Logic3
PHIL R111Critical Thinking and Analytic Writing3
PHIL R112Symbolic Logic3
PSY R103Beginning Statistics for Behavioral Science3
PSY R104Research Methods in Psychology3
SOC R125Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences3
All math courses listed in Area D2, including PSY R103 and SOC R125, also meet Competency in Mathematics as required for all Associate degrees.

E. Health and Physical Education/Kinesiology

Complete a minimum of two courses; one course from Area E1 and one course from Area E2.

E1. Health Education:

One course/no unit minimum

Course ID Title Units/Hours
HED R101Health and Society3
HED R102Fitness/Nutrition/Mental Wellness3
HED R103Women's Health3
HED R104Personal Health and Wellness3
HED R105CPR, AED, First Aid, and Personal Safety3
HED R113Introduction to Public Health3
HED R114Introduction to Nutrition Science3
EMT R109Emergency Medical Responder3
EMT R169Emergency Medical Technician8.5
FT R090USLA Lifeguard Academy I3
KIN R100Introduction to Kinesiology3

E2. Physical Education/Kinesiology:

One course/no unit minimum

Course ID Title Units/Hours
DANC R102AModern Dance I2
DANC R102BModern Dance II2
DANC R104AModern Jazz I2
DANC R104BModern Jazz II2
DANC R110AMexican Folklorico Dance I2
DANC R110BMexican Folklorico Dance II2
DANC R112AIntroduction to Hip-Hop Dance1
DANC R112BBeginning Hip-Hop Dance1
FT R173Fire Service Physical Fitness 2.5
ICA R110Intercollegiate Cross-Country-Men3
ICA R120Intercollegiate Soccer-Men3
ICA R122Conditioning for Men's Soccer0.5-2
ICA R130AIntercollegiate Basketball-Men/Fall3
ICA R130BIntercollegiate Basketball-Men/Spring2
ICA R132Conditioning for Men’s Basketball0.5-2
ICA R140Intercollegiate Baseball-Men3
ICA R142Conditioning for Men’s Baseball0.5-2
ICA R160Intercollegiate Cross Country-Women3
ICA R162Conditioning for Cross Country0.5-2
ICA R165Conditioning for Athletes0.5-2
ICA R170Intercollegiate Soccer-Women3
ICA R172Conditioning for Women’s Soccer0.5-2
ICA R180Intercollegiate Softball-Women3
ICA R182Conditioning for Women's Softball0.5-2
ICA R190AIntercollegiate Basketball-Women/Fall3
ICA R190BIntercollegiate Basketball-Women/Spring2
ICA R192Conditioning for Women's Basketball0.5-2
KIN R120AKickboxing for Fitness I1
KIN R120BKickboxing for Fitness II1
KIN R121ABoxing for Fitness I1
KIN R121BBoxing for Fitness II1
KIN R122Self-Defense2
KIN R123Escrima/Filipino Martial Arts1
KIN R124Jujitsu1
KIN R140Walking for Fitness1
KIN R141Running for Fitness1
KIN R142AYoga I1
KIN R142BYoga II1
KIN R143Pilates Mat1
KIN R144Core Stability and Stretch1
KIN R145ABody Conditioning Boot Camp I1
KIN R145BBody Conditioning Boot Camp II1
KIN R146AWeight Training and Conditioning I1
KIN R146BWeight Training and Conditioning II1
KIN R147AWomen's Conditioning I2
KIN R147BWomen's Conditioning II2
KIN R148Power Lifting and Free Weights1
KIN R162ASoccer I1
KIN R162BSoccer II1
KIN R163ABasketball I1
KIN R163BBasketball II1
KIN R164ABaseball I1
KIN R164BBaseball II1
KIN R165AVolleyball I1
KIN R165BVolleyball II1

F. Ethnic/Gender Studies

Complete a minimum of three units. Area F applies only to General Studies Majors (Patterns I, II, and III); it is not required for other AA/AS degrees.

Ethnic/Gender Studies:

Course ID Title Units/Hours
ANTH R102Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
or ANTH R102H Honors: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH R105Sex, Gender and Culture3
ANTH R107The Anthropology of Native Americans3
ANTH R114African American Culture and Experience3
ANTH R119Introduction to Border Studies3
BRS R101Introduction to Border Studies3
CHST R101Introduction to Chicana/o Studies3
CHST R102Chicana/o Cultural Identity3
CHST R107History of Mexicans in the United States3
CHST R108Sociology of the Chicano Community3
ECE R107Teaching in a Diverse Society3
ENGL R112Literature by Women3
ENGL R124Introduction to LGBTIQ Literature3
ENGL R126Introduction to Chicana/o Literature3
ENGL R129Introduction to Latinx Literature3
ENGL R134African-American Literature3
ETHS R107The Anthropology of Native Americans3
ETHS R110Introduction to Social Justice Studies3
ETHS R114African American Culture and Experience3
ETHS R119Introduction to Border Studies3
ETHS R134African-American Literature3
GEOG R102World Regional Geography3
GLST R101Introduction to Global Studies3
HED R103Women's Health3
HIST R107History of Mexicans in the United States3
HIST R108African-American History3
HIST R109History of Mexico3
HIST R117History of American Women3
HIST R124Sports in American History3
PSY R107Sex Roles3
PSY R110Human Sexuality3
PSY R122Psychology of Gender3
SJS R110Introduction to Social Justice Studies3
SJS R120Introduction to Women's Studies3
SJS R130Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3
SOC R103Race and Ethnic Relations3
SOC R104Sex Roles3
SOC R108Sociology of the Chicano Community3
SOC R140Sociology of Gender3
SPAN R232Latin American Literature3
or SPAN R232H Honors: Latin American Literature