Associate Degree in General Studies Patterns II and III

Associate Degree in General Studies Patterns II and III

Associate Degree in General Studies Patterns II and III

About the Associate in Arts (AA) Degree in General Studies Pattern II

This pattern is intended for students who are planning to transfer to a four-year university in high-unit majors or when completion of the CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC patterns is not appropriate or advisable. (See www.assist.org or a college counselor for guidance.) Independent or out-of-state universities may also fall in this category.

About the Associate in Arts (AA) Degree in General Studies Pattern III

This pattern is intended for students who are planning to transfer to a California public four-year university (UC or CSU) and wish to use the CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC to fulfill their lower-division general education (GE) requirement.

Note:
A single course may be used to fulfill a general education requirement, a graduation or competency requirement, and a requirement in an area of emphasis, but the units may only count once toward the 60 units required for the Associate Degree and for transfer. A single course may not be used to fulfill more than one GE requirement or more than one emphasis requirement.

Requirements for the Associate in Arts (AA) Degree in General Studies Patterns II and III

  1. Choose an area of emphasis from one of four Ventura College area-of-emphasis lists below.
    • Complete the courses required for that area of emphasis (a minimum of 18 semester units of degree-applicable college credit coursework). Courses for the area of emphasis must be completed with a grade of "C" or better or “P” if the course is taken on a “pass-no pass” basis (Title 5 § 55063). Even though a “P” is allowed, it is recommended that students complete all coursework in the area of emphasis for a letter grade ("A," "B," or "C"). Note: Universities have limitations on the number of units that may be taken on a “pass-no pass" basis and therefore it is strongly recommended that students take all coursework in the area of emphasis for a letter grade. Most universities also have limitations on the number of general education units that may be completed on a "pass/no pass" basis.
    • At least 6 units of the 18 units required for the area of emphasis must be completed within a single discipline.
    • Within the chosen area of emphasis pattern, select courses that fulfill major preparation requirements for the chosen transfer institution. CSU and UC articulation can be found at www.assist.org. Other articulation can be found in the Student Services and/or Academic Affairs Office. If no articulation exists with the intended transfer institution, you may obtain guidance from recruitment counselors, the transfer institution’s departmental advisors in your major, and/or that institution's catalog or website.
  2. Complete the applicable general education pattern:
    1. For the Associate in Arts (AA) Degree in General Studies Pattern II ONLY:
      Select and complete courses from the general education pattern of a transfer institution to include, at a minimum, the following Title 5 requirements:
      • Natural Sciences (3 units),
      • Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 units),
      • Arts and Humanities (3 units),
      • Language and Rationality–English Composition (3 units),
      • Communication and Analytical Thinking (3 units), and
      • 3 additional units from any of the above areas.
    2. For the Associate in Arts (AA) Degree in General Studies Pattern III ONLY:
      Complete the CSU GE-Breadth pattern or the IGETC pattern.
      Note:
       Students who complete CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC need to apply for GE certification in the Counseling Office and may also be able to apply for a Certificate of Achievement.
  3. Complete local graduation requirements to include:
    Course ID Title Units/Hours
    Health Education
    Select at least 3 units from the following courses:3
    Child Nutrition, Health, and Safety
    College Success
    Strategies for Success in College and Life
    Emergency Medical Technician
    and Emergency Medical Technician Clinical Practicum
    Health and Wellness
    Health and Wellness: Designed for Women
    Fundamentals of Nutrition and Fitness
    Health and Wellness: Designed for Men
    Introduction to Public Health
    Drugs, Health, and Society
    Spiritual Health
    Survey of Alternative and Integrative Medicine
    Introduction to Holistic Health and Healing
    Managing Stress
    Nutrition
    Certified Nurse Assistant
    First Aid, Safety, AED, and CPR for the Professional
    Fundamentals of Kinesiology
    Patient-Centered Care III and Transition to Professional Practice 1
    Patient-Centered Care III and Transition to Professional Practice: 30-UO 1
    Paramedic Theory 1
    Physical Education/Kinesiology
    Select one of the following courses (no unit minimum):1-3
    Anatomy for Dancers
    Dance Improvisation
    Modern I
    Modern II
    Modern III
    Modern IV
    Tap I
    Tap II
    Tap III
    Tap IV
    Movement for the Theatre
    Ballet I
    Ballet II
    Ballet III
    Ballet IV
    Ballroom Dance
    Street Dance
    Jazz I
    Jazz II
    Jazz III
    Jazz IV
    Dance Performance I
    Dance Performance II
    Dance Performance III
    Dance Performance IV
    Composition I
    Composition II
    Composition III
    Composition IV
    Weight Training and Conditioning: Adaptive
    Individual and Team Sports: Adaptive
    Intercollegiate Baseball
    Intercollegiate Basketball: Men
    Intercollegiate Basketball: Women
    Intercollegiate Cross-Country: Men
    Intercollegiate Cross-Country: Women
    Intercollegiate Football
    Intercollegiate Golf
    Intercollegiate Soccer: Women
    Intercollegiate Softball: Women
    Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving: Men
    Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving: Women
    Intercollegiate Tennis: Men
    Intercollegiate Tennis: Women
    Intercollegiate Track and Field: Men
    Intercollegiate Track and Field: Women
    Intercollegiate Volleyball: Women
    Intercollegiate Water Polo: Men
    Intercollegiate Water Polo: Women
    Intercollegiate Beach Volleyball: Women
    Off-season Conditioning for Athletes I
    Off-season Conditioning for Athletes II
    Pre-season Conditioning for Athletes I
    Pre-season Conditioning for Athletes II
    Spring Intercollegiate Basketball
    Spring Intercollegiate Football
    Swimming I
    Swimming II
    Swimming III
    Swimming IV
    Aerobic and Strength Training
    Bicycle Conditioning: Spinning
    Advanced Spinning/Interval Training
    Step Aerobics
    Aerobic Kickboxing
    Cardiovascular Fitness: Machine Training
    Indoor Cross Fitness Training
    Walking to Restore Fitness
    Fitness Walking/Jogging
    Running for Fitness
    Advanced Running/Interval Training
    Life Fitness
    Weight Training and Conditioning: Free Weights
    Conditioning: Designed for Women
    Body Conditioning Boot Camp
    Basketball I
    Basketball II
    Tennis I
    Tennis II
    Volleyball I
    Volleyball II
    Soccer I
    Soccer II
    Aikido I
    Aikido II
    Self-Defense and Assault Prevention
    Yoga I
    Yoga II
    Stress Reduction Activities
    Core Balance and Fitness
    Advanced Core Balance and Fitness
    Tai Chi I
    Tai Chi II
    Movement for the Theatre
    Ethnic/Gender Studies
    Select at least 3 units from the following courses:3
    Native Peoples of North America
    United States History: Focus on Native Americans to Reconstruction
    United States History: Focus on Native Americans Since the Civil War
    Chicana Contemporary Issues
    Introduction to African and Pre-Columbian Art
    Racial&Ethnic Group Relations
    Introduction to Chicano Studies
    The Heritage of Mexico to the First Republic
    The Heritage of Mexico Since Liberation
    United States History: Focus on Chicanos since 1850
    Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x Studies Issues
    Sociology of the Chicano Community
    United States History: Focus on African Americans to Reconstruction
    United States History: Focus on African Americans Since Reconstruction
    African American Experience
    African History to 1800
    African History since 1800
    United States History: Focus on Chicanos to 1850
    United States History: Focus on Asian Americans
    Introduction to Asian Art
    Modern Latin American Art
    Cultural Anthropology
    Native Peoples of North America
    Sex, Gender, and Culture
    Introduction to African and Pre-Columbian Art
    Introduction to Women in the Arts
    Introduction to Asian Art
    Art of the Ancient Americas
    Modern Latin American Art
    Teaching in a Diverse Society
    Introduction to Chicano Studies
    Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x Studies Issues
    Chicana Contemporary Issues
    Sociology of the Chicano Community
    Community Relations and Diversity
    Intercultural Communication
    Introduction to African American Literature
    Introduction to Chicano Literature
    Introduction to Multicultural American Literature
    Women in Literature
    Introduction to Human Geography
    African American Experience
    United States History: Focus on Women to 1860
    United States History: Focus on African Americans to Reconstruction
    History of the Americas to 1821
    United States History: Focus on Native Americans to Reconstruction
    United States History: Focus on Chicanos to 1850
    The Heritage of Mexico to the First Republic
    United States History: Focus on Asian Americans
    United States History: Focus on African Americans Since Reconstruction
    United States History: Focus on Women since 1860
    History of the Americas since 1763
    United States History: Focus on Native Americans Since the Civil War
    The Heritage of Mexico Since Liberation
    United States History: Focus on Chicanos since 1850
    African History to 1800
    History of Modern Middle East
    Introduction to the History of East Asia
    African History since 1800
    Introduction to World Music
    History of Jazz
    Government & Politics of Mexico
    Global Studies
    Multicultural Psychology
    Psychology of Women
    Racial&Ethnic Group Relations
    Sociology of Gender Roles
    Sociology of the Chicano Community
    Total Units7-9
    1

    Enrollment Limitation: Applicable to students who are admitted into the Associate Degree in Nursing and Associate Degree in Paramedic Programs only

  4. Satisfactorily complete at least 60 semester units of degree-applicable college coursework (including general education, area of emphasis, and, if needed, free electives).
  5. Demonstrate competency in reading, written expression, and mathematics as defined in Title 5 § 55063 for the appropriate catalog year.
    Note: Courses used to fulfill the CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC requirements in Mathematical and Written Communication or English Composition will fulfill the mathematics and written expression requirements.
  6. Achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better in degree-applicable college credit coursework.
  7. Complete a minimum of 12 semester units in residence at the college granting the degree. Exceptions to the residency requirement can be made by the VCCCD Board of Trustees when injustice or undue hardship would result.
  8. Apply for the Associate Degree in the Counseling Office by the published deadline dates. All of the student's official transcripts and test scores (such as AP, IB, or CLEP) must be on file with the Admissions and Records office.

Areas of Emphasis for Patterns II and III Offered at Ventura College

At the time of catalog publication, a student may earn the following General Studies AA Patterns II and III (Area of Emphasis) degrees at Ventura College:

Arts and Humanities Emphasis

The Arts and Humanities area of emphasis will examine the cultural activities and artistic expressions of human beings. The courses are designed to develop students’ awareness of the ways in which people throughout the ages and in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in artistic and cultural creation and to develop students’ aesthetic understanding and ability to make value judgments. This emphasis enables the student to take courses that will satisfy lower division major preparation requirements for areas within the fields of:

  • Fine Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • English
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Foreign Languages
  • Music, and
  • Philosophy
Course ID Title Units/Hours
AES V10Introduction to African and Pre-Columbian Art3
AES V12
AES V65Introduction to Asian Art3
AES V66Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art3
AES V673
ARCH V15Design and Model Construction2
ARCH V21Architectural Graphics I3
ARCH V22Architectural Graphics II3
ARCH V25Digital Tools for Architecture3
ARCH V31Revit Practice I3
ARCH V32Revit Practice II3
ART V01Art Appreciation3
ART V02AIntroduction to the History of Western Art I3
ART V02BIntroduction to the History of Western Art II3
ART V02C3
ART V02DArt of the Ancient Mediterranean3
ART V03Introduction to African and Pre-Columbian Art3
ART V04Introduction to Renaissance and Baroque Art3
ART V05Introduction to American Art3
ART V06Introduction to Modern Art3
ART V07Introduction to Women in the Arts3
ART V08Introduction to Asian Art3
ART V09AArt of the Ancient Americas3
ART V09BIntroduction to Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art3
ART V11AColor and Design: Two-Dimensional Design3
ART V12ADrawing and Composition I3
ART V13ALife Drawing I3
ART V15ALife Painting I3
ART V16ABeginning Oil Painting I3
ART V19Three-Dimensional Design3
ART V20AIntermediate Oil Painting I3
ART V25ABeginning Sculpture I3
ART V27Metal Art Sculpture3
ART V29AIllustration I3
ART V46ABeginning Acrylic Painting I3
ART V50AHandbuilding Ceramics I3
ART V51ABeginning Ceramics I3
ART V53ACeramic Glaze Theory I3
ART V58AFigure Sculpture I3
ART V60Responsive Web Design3
ART V68Introduction to Digital Art3
ART V70AAdobe Photoshop I3
ART V71Graphic Design: Typography3
ART V72Introduction to Graphic Design3
ART V73ADigital Imaging3
ART V74ADigital Painting I3
ART V81Introduction to Motion Graphic3
COMM V05Oral Interpretation and Communication of Literature3
COMM V12Intercultural Communication3
DANC V01Dance Appreciation3
DANC V02Dance History3
DANC V03Anatomy for Dancers3
DANC V04Dance Improvisation2
DANC V10AModern I2
DANC V13ATap I2
DANC V14Movement for the Theatre2
DANC V15ABallet I2
DANC V23Ballroom Dance2
DANC V27Street Dance2
DANC V29AJazz I2
DANC V30ADance Performance I3
DANC V50AComposition I2
ENGL V01BCritical Thinking and Composition Through Literature4
ENGL V01CCritical Thinking and Writing3
ENGL V10Creative Writing3
ENGL V12Introduction to Media Writing3
ENGL V14Introduction to Creative Nonfiction3
ENGL V15Introduction to Poetry3
ENGL V16Introduction to Fiction3
ENGL V18Children's Literature and Film3
ENGL V21ABritish Literature before 18003
ENGL V21BBritish Literature since 18003
ENGL V22AAmerican Literature: Colonial Period to 18653
ENGL V22BAmerican Literature: 1865 to Present3
ENGL V23Introduction to Dramatic Literature3
ENGL V26Introduction to Shakespeare and Film3
ENGL V29AAesthetics of Film I3
ENGL V29BAesthetics of Film II3
ENGL V30World Literature: Antiquity to 16503
ENGL V31World Literature: 1650 to Present3
ENGL V33Introduction to African American Literature3
ENGL V34Introduction to Chicana/o Literature3
ENGL V35Introduction to Multicultural American Literature3
ENGL V36Women in Literature3
FILM V01Introduction to Media Aesthetics and Cinematic Arts3
FILM V02Film Production3
FILM V03ANon-Linear Editing I3
FILM V04Documentary Filmmaking3
FILM V05Narrative Filmmaking3
FILM V07Audio Production3
FILM V10Contemporary American Cinema3
FREN V01Elementary French I5
FREN V02Elementary French II5
GERM V01Elementary German I5
GERM V02Elementary German II5
ITAL V01Elementary Italian I5
ITAL V02Elementary Italian II5
JAPN V01Elementary Japanese I5
JAPN V02Elementary Japanese II5
MUS V01Fundamentals of Music3
MUS V02A
V02AL
Music Theory I
and Musicianship I
4
MUS V02B
V02BL
Music Theory II
and Musicianship II
4
MUS V02C
V02CL
Music Theory III
and Musicianship III
4
MUS V02D
V02DL
Music Theory IV
and Musicianship IV
4
MUS V03Introduction to World Music3
MUS V06History of Rock and Roll3
MUS V07History of Jazz3
MUS V08Music Appreciation3
MUS V09AWestern Music History and Literature I: Antiquity to 17503
MUS V09BWestern Music History and Literature II: 1750–Present3
MUS V24AKeyboards I2
MUS V24BKeyboards II2
MUS V24CKeyboards III2
MUS V24DKeyboards IV2
MUS V39Introduction to Music Technology3
PHIL V01Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL V02Introduction to Ethics3
PHIL V03ASurvey of World Religions: East3
PHIL V03BSurvey of World Religions: West3
PHIL V04Introduction to Logic3
PHIL V05Critical Thinking and Analytical Writing3
PHIL V06AHistory of Western Philosophy I: Ancient through Medieval3
PHIL V06BHistory of Western Philosophy II: Modern through Contemporary3
PHIL V09Zen Buddhism3
PHIL V10World Mythology3
PHIL V12Introduction to Religion3
PHIL V14Confucianism and Taoism3
PHIL V15Teachings of Jesus in Comparative Perspective3
PHOT V01Beginning Photography3
PHOT V02Digital Studio3
PHOT V04AIntermediate Photography I3
PHOT V06AIntroduction to Color Photography I3
PHOT V07History of Photography3
PHOT V08Portrait3
PHOT V09AApplied Photography I3
PHOT V70AAdobe Photoshop I3
PHOT V73ADigital Imaging3
SL V10AAmerican Sign Language: Beginning3
SL V10BAmerican Sign Language: Intermediate3
SL V10C3
SPAN V01Elementary Spanish I5
SPAN V02Elementary Spanish II5
SPAN V03Intermediate Spanish I5
SPAN V03SSpanish Heritage Language I5
SPAN V04Intermediate Spanish II5
SPAN V04SSpanish Heritage Language II5
THA V01Introduction to Theatre3
THA V02AActing I3
THA V03AVoice and Articulation I3
THA V05AStagecraft I3
THA V06AMake-Up I3
THA V07AIntroduction to Stage Lighting3
THA V08Script Analysis3
THA V11ATechnical Theatre in Production I1
THA V12Student One-Act Play Festival I2
THA V13ARehearsal and Performance I1
THA V14Movement for the Theatre2
THA V15ABeginning Directing3
THA V17AMusical Theatre History: Ancient Greece to the Golden Age of Musicals3
THA V17BMusical Theatre History: 1960s to Present Day3
THA V20Costume Design and History3
THA V22AIntroduction to Costume Technology I3
THA V28Introduction to Cinema3
THA V29AHistory of Motion Pictures I3
THA V30AFundamentals of Screenwriting3
THA V31AActing for Film and Television I3
WEL V27Metal Art Sculpture3

Liberal Studies Emphasis

The courses that fulfill the Liberal Studies area of emphasis will examine a diverse array of academic disciplines providing a breadth of knowledge necessary to prepare students in the subject matter required for a multiple subject teaching credential in elementary or special education. In addition, the coursework is designed to enable students to explore:

  • how knowledge across multiple disciplines is interrelated
  • think critically and creatively
  • write and speak clearly, coherently, and thoughtfully
  • read, understand, and evaluate all forms of text
  • evaluate the positive value and essential role of diversity
  • and formulate their own goals for continued learning and inquiry based on a foundation of intellectual curiosity.

Students pursuing this area of emphasis should follow the CSU GE-Breadth pattern, not IGETC, to satisfy the general education requirements.

Course ID Title Units/Hours
AES V10Introduction to African and Pre-Columbian Art3
AES V673
ART V01Art Appreciation3
ART V02AIntroduction to the History of Western Art I3
ART V02C3
ART V03Introduction to African and Pre-Columbian Art3
AST V01Elementary Astronomy3
AST V01LElementary Astronomy Laboratory 1
BIOL V01Principles of Biology3
BIOL V01LPrinciples of Biology Laboratory1
CD V02Child Growth and Development3
CD V03Human Development3
CD V04Observation and Assessment2.5
CD V04LObservation and Assessment Laboratory0.5
CD V05Teaching in a Diverse Society3
CD V10Introduction to Children with Special Needs3
CD V11Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education1
CD V14Visual and Performing Arts in Early Childhood Education1
CD V19Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in Early Childhood Education1
CD V20Curriculum and Strategies for Children with Special Needs 3
CD V22Behavior Management in Early Childhood Education3
CD V23
CD V24Child Nutrition, Health, and Safety3
CD V27Infant and Toddler Development3
CD V28Care and Education for Infants and Toddlers3
CD V29Adult Supervision in Early Childhood Education2
CD V62Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education 3
CD V63Introduction to Curriculum in Early Childhood Education3
CD V65Administration of Early Childhood Education Programs3
CD V66Early Childhood Teaching Practicum2
CD V66LEarly Childhood Teaching Practicum Laboratory1
COMM V01Introduction to Speech Communication3
DANC V01Dance Appreciation3
EDU V08Children's Art within a Multicultural Perspective3
EDU V09Dance and Music for Transitional Kindergarten through the Elementary Years3
EDU V10Literacy in Diverse Classrooms3
ENGL V01AEnglish Composition4
ENGL V01BCritical Thinking and Composition Through Literature4
ENGL V01CCritical Thinking and Writing3
ENGL V18Children's Literature and Film3
ENGL V21ABritish Literature before 18003
ENGL V21BBritish Literature since 18003
ENGL V22AAmerican Literature: Colonial Period to 18653
ENGL V22BAmerican Literature: 1865 to Present3
ENGL V23Introduction to Dramatic Literature3
ENGL V26Introduction to Shakespeare and Film3
ENGL V33Introduction to African American Literature3
ENGL V34Introduction to Chicana/o Literature3
FREN V01Elementary French I5
FREN V02Elementary French II5
GEOG V02Introduction to Human Geography3
GEOG V05Introduction to Weather and Climate3
GEOG V06Geography of California3
GEOG V08World Regional Geography3
GEOL V02Physical Geology3
GEOL V02LPhysical Geology Laboratory1
GEOL V03Historical Geology3
GEOL V03LHistorical Geology Laboratory1
GEOL V09Earth Science with Laboratory4
GEOL V11Introduction to Oceanography3
GEOL V21Natural Disasters3
GERM V01Elementary German I5
GERM V02Elementary German II5
HIST V44History of the Americas to 18213
HIST V46United States History to 18773
HIST V48The Heritage of Mexico to the First Republic3
HIST V54History of the Americas since 17633
HIST V56United States History since 18773
HIST V57The Heritage of Mexico Since Liberation3
HIST V59History of California3
HIST V76World History to 15503
HIST V86World History Since 15503
ITAL V01Elementary Italian I5
ITAL V02Elementary Italian II5
JAPN V01Elementary Japanese I5
JAPN V02Elementary Japanese II5
MATH V38Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers3
MUS V08Music Appreciation3
PHIL V04Introduction to Logic3
PHIL V05Critical Thinking and Analytical Writing3
PHIL V10World Mythology3
PHSC V01Concepts in Physical Science4
POLS V01American Government3
PSY V05Introduction to Developmental Psychology3
SL V10AAmerican Sign Language: Beginning3
SL V10BAmerican Sign Language: Intermediate3
SL V10C3
SPAN V01Elementary Spanish I5
SPAN V02Elementary Spanish II5
SPAN V03Intermediate Spanish I5
SPAN V03SSpanish Heritage Language I5
SPAN V04Intermediate Spanish II5
SPAN V04SSpanish Heritage Language II5
SOC V01Introduction to Sociology3
THA V01Introduction to Theatre3

Natural Sciences or Mathematics Emphasis

The courses that fulfill the Natural Sciences or Mathematics area of emphasis will examine the physical universe, its life forms and the measurement of natural phenomena. The courses are designed to develop students’ appreciation and understanding of the scientific method, along with mathematical evaluation, and to encourage an understanding of the relationships between science/mathematics and other human activities. This emphasis enables the student to take courses that will satisfy lower division major preparation requirements for areas including but not limited to:

  • Allied Health
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Geological Sciences
  • Geography
  • Health Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Physics, and
  • related disciplines.
Course ID Title Units/Hours
AG V06Introduction to Plant Science (with Laboratory)3
AG V30Plant Propagation and Production3
AG V42Plant Identification and Culture: Spring Specimens3
AG V43Plant Identification and Culture: Fall Specimens3
ANAT V01Human Anatomy4
ANPH V01Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology5
ANTH V01Biological Anthropology3
ANTH V01LBiological Anthropology Laboratory1
ANTH V35Introduction to Forensic Science3
ANTH V35LIntroduction to Forensic Science Laboratory 1
ANTH V36Forensic Anthropology3
AST V01Elementary Astronomy3
AST V01LElementary Astronomy Laboratory 1
BIOL V01Principles of Biology3
BIOL V01LPrinciples of Biology Laboratory1
BIOL V03Introduction to Organismal Biology and Ecology5
BIOL V04Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology5
BIOL V10Introduction to Environmental Issues3
BIOL V12Human Biology3
BIOL V14Field Biology4
BIOL V18Human Heredity3
BIOL V23Introduction to Plant Biology4
BIOL V29Marine Biology3
BIOL V29LMarine Biology Laboratory1
BIOL V304
BIOL V314
BIOL V322
BIOL V423
BIOT V183
BIOT V304
BIOT V314
BIOT V322
BIOT V423
CHEM V01AGeneral Chemistry I3
CHEM V01ALGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory2
CHEM V01BGeneral Chemistry II3
CHEM V01BLGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory2
CHEM V12AGeneral Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM V12ALGeneral Organic Chemistry I Laboratory2
CHEM V12BGeneral Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM V12BLGeneral Organic Chemistry II Laboratory2
CHEM V20Elementary Chemistry4
CHEM V20LElementary Chemistry Laboratory1
CHEM V21Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry3
CHEM V21LIntroduction to Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory2
CHEM V30Chemistry for Health Sciences4
CHEM V30LChemistry for Health Sciences Laboratory1
CJ V35Introduction to Forensic Science3
CJ V35LIntroduction to Forensic Science Laboratory 1
ESRM V01Introduction to Environmental Issues3
ESRM V02Introduction to Environmental Science3
ESRM V10Environmental Ecology3
ESRM V113
ESRM V14Conservation of Natural Resources3
ESRM V213
ESRM V223
GEOL V02Physical Geology3
GEOL V02LPhysical Geology Laboratory1
GEOL V03Historical Geology3
GEOL V03LHistorical Geology Laboratory1
GEOL V07Geology of National Parks3
GEOL V09Earth Science with Laboratory4
GEOL V11Introduction to Oceanography3
GEOL V21Natural Disasters3
GEOG V01Elements of Physical Geography3
GEOG V01LElements of Physical Geography Laboratory1
GEOG V05Introduction to Weather and Climate3
GEOG V06Geography of California3
GEOG V08World Regional Geography3
GEOG V16Regional Field Studies1
GEOG V22Fundamentals of Mapping and Geographic Information Systems3
GEOG V26Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Software2
GIS V22Fundamentals of Mapping and Geographic Information Systems3
GIS V26Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Software2
MATH V04College Algebra4
MATH V05Plane Trigonometry3
MATH V197
MATH V20Precalculus Mathematics5
MATH V21ACalculus with Analytic Geometry I5
MATH V21BCalculus with Analytic Geometry II5
MATH V21CMultivariable Calculus5
MATH V22Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MATH V23Introduction to Differential Equations3
MATH V38Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers3
MATH V40Exploration of Mathematical Ideas3
MATH V44Elementary Statistics4
MATH V46Applied Calculus4
MATH V52Discrete Structures3
MICR V01General Microbiology4
NS V07Pharmacology3
PHSC V01Concepts in Physical Science4
PHSO V01Human Physiology4
PHYS V01Elementary Physics5
PHYS V02A
V02AL
General Physics I: Algebra/Trigonometry-Based
and General Physics I Laboratory: Algebra/Trigonometry-Based
5
PHYS V02B
V02BL
General Physics II: Algebra/Trigonometry-Based
and General Physics II Laboratory: Algebra/Trigonometry-Based
5
PHYS V03A
V03AL
General Physics I: Calculus-Based
and General Physics I Laboratory: Calculus-Based
5
PHYS V03B
V03BL
General Physics II: Calculus-Based
and General Physics II Laboratory: Calculus-Based
5
PHYS V04
V04L
Mechanics for Scientists and Engineers
and Mechanics Laboratory for Scientists and Engineers
5
PHYS V05
V05L
Electricity and Magnetism for Scientists and Engineers
and Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory for Scientists and Engineers
5
PHYS V06
V06L
Optics, Heat, and Modern Physics: For Scientists and Engineers
and Optics, Heat, and Modern Physics Laboratory for Scientists and Engineers
5
PSY V03Introduction to Biological Psychology3
PSY V04Introductory Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences4

Social and Behavioral Sciences Emphasis

The courses that fulfill the Social and Behavioral Sciences area of emphasis will examine people as members of society. The courses are designed to:

  • develop students’ awareness of the method of inquiry used by the social and behavioral sciences
  • to stimulate critical thinking about the ways people respond to their societies; and
  • to promote appreciation of how societies and social subgroups operate.

This emphasis enables the student to take courses that will satisfy lower division major preparation requirements for majors in, but not limited to:

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology, and
  • Sociology
Course ID Title Units/Hours
AES V01Native Peoples of North America3
AES V02AUnited States History: Focus on Native Americans to Reconstruction3
AES V02BUnited States History: Focus on Native Americans Since the Civil War3
AES V11Racial and Ethnic Group Relations3
AES V20Introduction to Chicano Studies3
AES V21AThe Heritage of Mexico to the First Republic3
AES V21BThe Heritage of Mexico Since Liberation3
AES V22United States History: Focus on Chicanos since 18503
AES V23Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x Studies Issues3
AES V24Sociology of the Chicano Community3
AES V40AUnited States History: Focus on African Americans to Reconstruction3
AES V40BUnited States History: Focus on African Americans Since Reconstruction3
AES V41African American Experience3
AES V42AAfrican History to 18003
AES V42BAfrican History since 18003
AES V613
AES V63United States History: Focus on Asian Americans3
AG V12Agriculture Economics3
ANTH V02Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH V03Introduction to Archaeology3
ANTH V04Native Peoples of North America3
ANTH V05Linguistic Anthropology: Culture and Communication3
ANTH V06Sex, Gender, and Culture3
ANTH V07The Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion3
ANTH V35Introduction to Forensic Science3
ANTH V35LIntroduction to Forensic Science Laboratory 1
ANTH V36Forensic Anthropology3
BUS V01AFinancial Accounting4
BUS V01BManagerial Accounting4
BUS V17Computer Applications3
BUS V30Introduction to Business3
BUS V31Organization and Management3
BUS V32Human Resource Management3
BUS V33Business Law3
BUS V38Small Business Management3
BUS V40Organizational Behavior3
BUS V43International Business3
BUS V45Business Communications3
BUS V46Marketing3
BUS V47Sales Techniques3
BUS V49Introduction to Social Media Marketing3
BUS V50Public Relations3
BUS V53Legal Environment of Business3
CD V02Child Growth and Development3
CD V03Human Development3
CD V04Observation and Assessment2.5
CD V04LObservation and Assessment Laboratory0.5
CD V05Teaching in a Diverse Society3
CD V10Introduction to Children with Special Needs3
CD V11Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education1
CD V14Visual and Performing Arts in Early Childhood Education1
CD V19Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in Early Childhood Education1
CD V24Child Nutrition, Health, and Safety3
CD V27Infant and Toddler Development3
CD V28Care and Education for Infants and Toddlers3
CD V38Small Business Management3
CD V61Child, Family, and Community3
CD V62Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education 3
CD V63Introduction to Curriculum in Early Childhood Education3
CHST V01Introduction to Chicano Studies3
CHST V02Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x Studies Issues3
CHST V24Sociology of the Chicano Community3
CJ V01Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJ V02Concepts of Criminal Law3
CJ V03Community Relations and Diversity3
CJ V04Legal Aspects of Evidence3
CJ V05Criminal Procedures3
CJ V08Criminal Investigation3
CJ V14Juvenile Law and Procedures in California3
CJ V18Drug Investigation and Enforcement3
CJ V19Anatomy of Murder3
CJ V25Introduction to Corrections3
CJ V27 Introduction to Probation and Parole3
CJ V28Fundamentals of Criminology3
CJ V30Victimology3
CJ V35Introduction to Forensic Science3
CJ V35LIntroduction to Forensic Science Laboratory 1
CJ V36Forensic Anthropology3
CJ V37Introduction to Digital Forensics3
CJ V49Ethics for the Criminal Justice System Professional3
COMM V01Introduction to Speech Communication3
COMM V02Introduction to Communication3
COMM V03Group Communication3
COMM V15Interpersonal Communication3
COMM V16Introduction to Mass Communications3
COUN V02Career Exploration and Life Planning3
ECON V01APrinciples of Macroeconomics3
ECON V01BPrinciples of Microeconomics3
ESRM V03Introduction to Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management3
FILM V11History of International Cinema: World War II to the Present3
GEOG V02Introduction to Human Geography3
GEOG V06Geography of California3
GEOG V08World Regional Geography3
GEOG V16Regional Field Studies1
HED V20Introduction to Public Health3
HED V22Health and Social Justice3
HED V24Drugs, Health, and Society3
HIST V13African American Experience3
HIST V16United States History: Focus on Foreign Relations3
HIST V30History of the American West3
HIST V32United States History: Focus on Women to 18603
HIST V43United States History: Focus on African Americans to Reconstruction3
HIST V44History of the Americas to 18213
HIST V45United States History: Focus on Native Americans to Reconstruction3
HIST V46United States History to 18773
HIST V48The Heritage of Mexico to the First Republic3
HIST V50United States History: Focus on Asian Americans3
HIST V51United States History: Focus on African Americans Since Reconstruction3
HIST V53United States History: Focus on Women since 18603
HIST V54History of the Americas since 17633
HIST V55United States History: Focus on Native Americans Since the Civil War3
HIST V56United States History since 18773
HIST V57The Heritage of Mexico Since Liberation3
HIST V58United States History: Focus on Chicanos since 18503
HIST V59History of California3
HIST V70Introduction to Western Civilization to the Scientific Revolution3
HIST V73African History to 18003
HIST V76World History to 15503
HIST V78History of Modern Middle East3
HIST V79Introduction to the History of East Asia3
HIST V82Introduction to Western Civilization since the Scientific Revolution3
HIST V83African History since 18003
HIST V86World History Since 15503
HIST V87Introduction to the History of Science and Technology3
POLS V01American Government3
POLS V02Comparative Government3
POLS V03Introduction to Political Science3
POLS V04Introduction to Political Theory3
POLS V05Introduction to International Relations3
POLS V09United States-Mexico Relations3
POLS V10The United Nations and World Affairs4
POLS V11Government & Politics of Mexico3
POLS V12Introduction to Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management3
POLS V14Global Studies3
POLS V17Introduction to American Law3
POLS V18Introduction to Global Issues3
POLS V89C
PSY V01Introduction to Psychology3
PSY V02Personal Growth and Social Awareness3
PSY V03Introduction to Biological Psychology3
PSY V04Introductory Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences4
PSY V05Introduction to Developmental Psychology3
PSY V07Introduction to Research Methods in Social and Behavioral Sciences3
PSY V15Introduction to Abnormal Psychology3
PSY V25Psychology of Human Sexuality3
PSY V29Introduction to Personality Psychology3
PSY V30Multicultural Psychology3
PSY V31Introduction to Social Psychology3
PSY V32Psychology of Women3
SOC V01Introduction to Sociology3
SOC V02Social Problems3
SOC V03Racial and Ethnic Group Relations3
SOC V04Sociology of Gender Roles3
SOC V05Sociology of Relationships: Intimacy, Commitment, and Family Patterns3
SOC V07Sociological Analysis3
SOC V13Sociology of Deviance, Crime, and Society3
SOC V24Sociology of the Chicano Community3
SOC V31Introduction to Social Psychology3
SWHS V01Introduction to Social Work and Human Services3