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Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
Elementary Teacher Education

The Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer (AA-T) Degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for Elementary Teacher Education majors (or similar majors) at a CSU campus that offers baccalaureate degrees.

This degree is designed for students interested in an introduction to the field of Liberal Studies, Integrated Teachers Education and for students looking to further their understanding of Elementary Teacher Education. These courses will provide students with a solid foundation in Elementary Teacher Education that will serve them for transferring to a California State University.

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan represents one possible pathway through the program. Be advised that each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements. Please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Map is for reference only for the 2020-2021 catalog year. Please refer to the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format) for additional course descriptions.
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CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (CSU GE A2)M3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a composition course that enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary to academic and professional success. Students will become proficient in research techniques, learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections, and apply these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of this course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills. Students will complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct documentation form. Students will meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the General Education requirement for Written Communication.

CD 106 - Child Growth and Development (CSU GE E)M3.0
CD 106 - Child Growth and Development (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following coursers: CD 106 or PSY 112)

This course provides an overview of human growth from conception to adolescence. The theories of development relevant to life through the teenage years are introduced and the social, emotional, cognitive and physical aspects of these early stages of life are addressed. This course is appropriate for students preparing for a profession working with children and their families or those interested in furthering their understanding of child and adolescent development. This course is also designed to meet the Department of Social Service Classification DS1 and applies toward the State of California Title 5 requirement for the Child Development Permit.

HIST 101 - History of World Civilization to the 17th Century (CSU GE C2)M3.0
HIST 101 - History of World Civilization to the 17th Century (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is a survey of the political, economic and social development of world civilization up to the 17th century. Special emphasis is placed on the origins of the earth’s principal centers of civilization, their subsequent interaction, and the emergence of a world economic, political, and intellectual order. This course is designed for the student who wishes to increase their understanding and appreciation of cultural, political, and intellectual diversity, as well as the process of intercultural interaction. This course also satisfies a course requirement for the History for Transfer (AA-T) degree.

CSU ElectiveEL3.0

Select a course that transfers to CSU. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:12.5 
2nd Semester
MATH 140 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers (CSU GE B4)M4.0
MATH 140 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed to deepen and extend the student's understanding of the foundations of the mathematics taught in elementary school. Because it is intended for the student preparing to teach at that level, it frequently refers to and uses materials and methodology appropriate for students at that level, but it is not a methods course. The course is concept-driven with an emphasis on problem solving. Concrete manipulatives are used to give meaning to abstract mathematical concepts. Topics include numeration and place value concepts, models and algorithms for operations with whole numbers, integers, fractions and decimals, and the structure and properties of the real number system.

Select one: LIT 102 / LIT 102H (CSU GE C)M3.0
LIT 102 - Approaches to Literature (3.0 units)


Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 102 or LIT 102H)

This course is designed for students who wish to study the four general literary forms: poetry, drama, short story, and novel. Emphasis will be placed on critical thinking, critical reading, and composing. Compositions will be based upon discussion, analysis and interpretations of literature, and upon the relationship of Western and Non-Western literature to contemporary thought.

LIT 102H - Approaches to Literature Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 102 or LIT 102H)

This course is designed for students who wish to study the four general literary forms: poetry, drama, short story, and novel. Emphasis will be placed on critical thinking, critical reading, and composing. Compositions will be based upon discussion, analysis and interpretations of literature, and upon the relationship of Western and Non-Western literature to contemporary thought. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

ED 110 - Introduction to TeachingM3.0
ED 110 - Introduction to Teaching (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed to introduce students to the profession of teaching through lecture and observation of K-12 classrooms and public schools. The major aspects of the teaching profession will be examined, the diversity of the public school system will be discussed, and students will gain experience in all three levels of the K-12 system. This course is intended for students considering a career in teaching. 45 hours of structured fieldwork is required.

GEOG 103 - World Regional Geography (CSU GE D)M3.0
GEOG 103 - World Regional Geography (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores the world's geographic regions, including Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, Southwest Asia, China, Southeast Asia, Middle America, South America, Japan, Europe, and Russia. The course describes the cultural, economic, and environmental aspects of each of these geographic regions. It provides a geographic perspective that enhances global awareness and geographic literacy.

CSU ElectiveEL3.0

Select a course that transfers to CSU. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:16.0 
Summer 1
BIOL 101 - General Biology (CSU GE B2)M4.0
BIOL 101 - General Biology (4.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 or MATH 053B or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: BIOL 101 or BIOL 200)

General Biology 101 is a general education course, open to all students, and is designed to provide an introduction to concepts and principles of modern biology. Topics covered will include cell structure and function, energy relationships, genetic control mechanisms, concepts of evolution, biological diversity, and ecosystem function. The laboratory component of the course emphasizes the application of the scientific method as a tool to understanding living systems.

Total Semester Units:4.0 
3rd Semester
Select one: ENGL 201 / ENGL 201H (CSU GE A3)M3.5
ENGL 201 - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 201 or ENGL 201H)

This advanced composition course is open to all students who have successfully completed ENGL 101 and is designed for those who expect to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Students will read and write extensively, while applying critical thinking skills and research techniques. Students will demonstrate these abilities in advanced composition as they research and write a series of argumentative essays, which demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, evaluate positions, and argue persuasively through clear, concise prose. The lab component of this course is designed to assist students in advancing and refining their writing and language skills and will augment their ability to exercise critical thought. Students will complete lab activities that further enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct documentation form. Students will meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns.

ENGL 201H - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking Honors (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of at least a "C" or better
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 201 or ENGL 201H)

This advanced composition course is open to all students who have successfully completed ENGL 101 and is designed for those who expect to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Students will read and write extensively, while applying critical thinking skills and research techniques. Students will demonstrate these abilities in advanced composition as they research and write a series of argumentative essays, which demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, evaluate positions, and argue persuasively through clear, concise prose. This Honors section is open to all students who have completed ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better. Students will be expected to analyze issues in more depth and write on them at greater length than they would in a non-honors section.

PHY 120 - Physics for Everyday Use (CSU GE B1)M4.0
PHY 120 - Physics for Everyday Use (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive no credit from UC for PHY 120 if taken after PHY 150 or PHY 211)

This course investigates the basic characteristics of matter and the interactions that govern its behavior and emphasizes how remarkable everyday phenomena are. Examples from popular culture (movies, TV, and sports) are emphasized. Topics include how to describe an object’s motion, how to explain changes in an object’s motion, the roles of work and energy, and other topics. The course is oriented to the non-science major, stresses conceptual understanding, and is intended to present students with an opportunity to see how our world works.

Select one: ART 105 / ART 105H / ART 110 / DANC 199 / DANC 199H / MUS 133 / THTR 101 (CSU GE C1)M3.0
ART 105 - Survey of Western Art: Prehistory through the Middle Ages (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ART 105 or ART 105H)

This course presents a broad overview of Prehistoric, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Early Christian, Islamic, and Medieval art and architecture. This course is appropriate for all students pursuing the degree in Studio Art or Art History or seeking to fulfill general education requirements in Fine Arts and Humanities.

ART 105H - Survey of Western Art: Prehistory through the Middle Ages Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ART 105 or ART 105H)

This course presents a broad overview of Prehistoric, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Early Christian, Islamic, and Medieval art and architecture. This course is appropriate for all students pursuing the degree in Studio Art and/or seeking to fulfill general education requirements in Fine Arts and Humanities. This course is designed for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

ART 110 - Understanding Visual Art (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

ART 110 is a lecture course that provides the student with an introduction to the study of visual art: its vocabulary, its forms, the many roles it plays in society, and the variety of processes artists master in its making. Students gain insight into current approaches used in interpreting meaning from art and explore questions about the ways in which value is assigned to the art object. Using examples from cultures around the world and across time, this course offers a broad overview to any student interested in art and culture and to those seeking to fulfill general education requirements in Fine Arts and Humanities.

DANC 199 - Dance Appreciation (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This survey course is a multicultural exploration of one of the world's oldest and most universal art forms. Dance is analyzed in terms of body, effort, space, and shape; and examined to determine cultural, social, and political influences. In addition, the history of dance techniques and dance genres are investigated through lecture, film, and performance. This course is designed for students seeking to broaden their understanding of dance while fulfilling their general education arts requirement, and for dance majors pursuing an Associate of Arts Degree in Dance or Certificate of Achievement in Dance.

DANC 199H - Dance Appreciation Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite:ENGL 101
Advisory:READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC, CSU

This survey course is a multicultural exploration of one of the world's oldest and most universal art forms. Dance is analyzed in terms of body, effort, space, and shape; and examined to determine cultural, social, and political influences. In addition, the history of dance techniques and dance genres are investigated through lecture, film, and performance. This course is designed for students seeking to broaden their understanding of dance while fulfilling their general education arts requirement, and for dance majors pursuing an Associate of Arts Degree in Dance or Certificate of Achievement in Dance. The course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

MUS 133 - Music Appreciation (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is a survey of musical practices from various periods of music history with an emphasis on social, political and commercial contexts. Types of music to be covered will include Classical, Jazz, Rock, Blues and World Music. This course is targeted for students seeking to fulfill the general education requirement in the arts.

THTR 101 - Theatre Arts Appreciation (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is for students seeking an overview of the entire field of theatre. The practice and theory of the following are explored: costume, set and lighting design, acting, directing, playwriting, criticism, play structure, theatre architecture, and producing. The instructor includes a brief historical overview and organizes at least one field trip to a professional theatre production.

Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (CSU GE D)M3.0
POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

Total Semester Units:13.5 
4th Semester
GEOL 150 - Physical GeologyM3.0
GEOL 150 - Physical Geology (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

Physical Geology, which fulfills the physical science general education requirement, is an introduction to the principles of geology with emphasis on Earth processes. This course focuses on the internal structure and origin of the Earth and the processes that change and shape it. Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Oil, Beaches, Tsunamis, Rocks, Rivers, Glaciers, Plate Tectonics, Minerals, Continent and Mountain Building are among the many diverse topics that are explored.

GEOL 151 - Physical Geology LaboratoryM1.0
GEOL 151 - Physical Geology Laboratory (1.0 units)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: GEOL 150
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

Physical Geology Laboratory engages students with a "hands-on" review of the principles presented in Geology 150 and their application to everyday life. Laboratory exercises will include (but are not limited to) the identification of minerals, igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, topographic and geologic map exercises demonstrating the work of water, wind, ice and gravity and effects of tectonic activity.

CHEM 120 - Introduction to ChemistryM5.0
CHEM 120 - Introduction to Chemistry (5.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 with a grade of "C" or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: CHEM 110, CHEM 120)

This one-semester course is designed for students intending to major in science or engineering. The course primarily prepares students for Chemistry 130; additionally, it fulfills the general education requirement in the physical sciences. This course introduces the fundamental principles of general chemistry, with emphasis on chemical nomenclature and quantitative problems in chemistry. The lecture presents classical and modern chemistry including atomic theory, periodic properties, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, acids and bases, gas laws and solutions. The laboratory introduces the techniques of experimental chemistry with examples from all areas of chemistry.

Select one: HIST 143 / HIST 143H (CSU GE D)M3.0
HIST 143 - History of the United States to 1877 (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is a survey of United States history from Native American origins to post Civil War Reconstruction. Social, economic, political and cultural developments are explored with an emphasis on the independence movement, Revolutionary War, the new Republic, westward expansion and the Civil War. This course is designed for students interested in the foundational history of the United States. It is recommended for all history majors and fulfills the CSU/UC American Institutions requirement and the American Institutions requirement for the Associate degree. This course also satisfies a requirement for the History for Transfer (AA-T) degree.

HIST 143H - History of the United States to 1877 Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is a survey of United States history from Native American origins to post Civil War Reconstruction. Social, economic, political and cultural developments are explored with an emphasis on the independence movement, Revolutionary War, the new Republic, westward expansion and the Civil War. This course is designed for students interested in the foundational history of the United States. It is recommended for all history majors; it fulfills the CSU/UC American Institutions requirement and the American Institutions requirement for the Associate degree and is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements. This course also satisfies a requirement for the History for Transfer (AA-T) degree.

Select one: SPCH 101 / SPCH 101H (CSU GE A1)M3.0
SPCH 101 - Public Speaking (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPCH 101, SPCH 101H or SPCH 102)

This introductory course is designed to prepare students to be effective oral communicators in all aspects of public presentations including design and delivery of the public speech. The course is appropriate for all students interested in developing their public speaking knowledge and skills such as speech communication majors, future teachers, and future business leaders.

SPCH 101H - Public Speaking Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPCH 101, SPCH 101H or SPCH 102)

This introductory course is designed to prepare students to be effective oral communicators in all aspects of public presentations including design and delivery of the public speech. The course is appropriate for all students interested in developing their public speaking knowledge and skills such as speech communication majors, future teachers, and future business leaders. This course is designed for students eligible for the Honors Program.

Total Semester Units:15.0 
Total Units for Elementary Teacher Education AA-T program (Transfer to CSU)61.0 
Notes:
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
ENGL 101 - College Composition and ResearchM3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a composition course that enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary to academic and professional success. Students will become proficient in research techniques, learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections, and apply these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of this course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills. Students will complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct documentation form. Students will meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the General Education requirement for Written Communication.

CD 106 - Child Growth and Development (IGETC 4)M3.0
CD 106 - Child Growth and Development (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following coursers: CD 106 or PSY 112)

This course provides an overview of human growth from conception to adolescence. The theories of development relevant to life through the teenage years are introduced and the social, emotional, cognitive and physical aspects of these early stages of life are addressed. This course is appropriate for students preparing for a profession working with children and their families or those interested in furthering their understanding of child and adolescent development. This course is also designed to meet the Department of Social Service Classification DS1 and applies toward the State of California Title 5 requirement for the Child Development Permit.

Select one: SPCH 101 / SPCH 101H (IGETC 1C)M3.0
SPCH 101 - Public Speaking (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPCH 101, SPCH 101H or SPCH 102)

This introductory course is designed to prepare students to be effective oral communicators in all aspects of public presentations including design and delivery of the public speech. The course is appropriate for all students interested in developing their public speaking knowledge and skills such as speech communication majors, future teachers, and future business leaders.

SPCH 101H - Public Speaking Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPCH 101, SPCH 101H or SPCH 102)

This introductory course is designed to prepare students to be effective oral communicators in all aspects of public presentations including design and delivery of the public speech. The course is appropriate for all students interested in developing their public speaking knowledge and skills such as speech communication majors, future teachers, and future business leaders. This course is designed for students eligible for the Honors Program.

HIST 101 - History of World Civilization to the 17th Century (IGETC C2)M3.0
HIST 101 - History of World Civilization to the 17th Century (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is a survey of the political, economic and social development of world civilization up to the 17th century. Special emphasis is placed on the origins of the earth’s principal centers of civilization, their subsequent interaction, and the emergence of a world economic, political, and intellectual order. This course is designed for the student who wishes to increase their understanding and appreciation of cultural, political, and intellectual diversity, as well as the process of intercultural interaction. This course also satisfies a course requirement for the History for Transfer (AA-T) degree.

Total Semester Units:12.5 
2nd Semester
Select one: LIT 102 / LIT 102H (IGETC C2)M3.0
LIT 102 - Approaches to Literature (3.0 units)


Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 102 or LIT 102H)

This course is designed for students who wish to study the four general literary forms: poetry, drama, short story, and novel. Emphasis will be placed on critical thinking, critical reading, and composing. Compositions will be based upon discussion, analysis and interpretations of literature, and upon the relationship of Western and Non-Western literature to contemporary thought.

LIT 102H - Approaches to Literature Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 102 or LIT 102H)

This course is designed for students who wish to study the four general literary forms: poetry, drama, short story, and novel. Emphasis will be placed on critical thinking, critical reading, and composing. Compositions will be based upon discussion, analysis and interpretations of literature, and upon the relationship of Western and Non-Western literature to contemporary thought. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

ED 110 - Introduction to TeachingM3.0
ED 110 - Introduction to Teaching (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed to introduce students to the profession of teaching through lecture and observation of K-12 classrooms and public schools. The major aspects of the teaching profession will be examined, the diversity of the public school system will be discussed, and students will gain experience in all three levels of the K-12 system. This course is intended for students considering a career in teaching. 45 hours of structured fieldwork is required.

GEOG 103 - World Regional Geography (IGETC 4)M3.0
GEOG 103 - World Regional Geography (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course explores the world's geographic regions, including Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, Southwest Asia, China, Southeast Asia, Middle America, South America, Japan, Europe, and Russia. The course describes the cultural, economic, and environmental aspects of each of these geographic regions. It provides a geographic perspective that enhances global awareness and geographic literacy.

Select one: ART 105 / ART 105H / ART 110 / DANC 199 / DANC 199H / MUS 133 / THTR 101 (IGETC 3A)M3.0
ART 105 - Survey of Western Art: Prehistory through the Middle Ages (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ART 105 or ART 105H)

This course presents a broad overview of Prehistoric, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Early Christian, Islamic, and Medieval art and architecture. This course is appropriate for all students pursuing the degree in Studio Art or Art History or seeking to fulfill general education requirements in Fine Arts and Humanities.

ART 105H - Survey of Western Art: Prehistory through the Middle Ages Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ART 105 or ART 105H)

This course presents a broad overview of Prehistoric, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, Roman, Early Christian, Islamic, and Medieval art and architecture. This course is appropriate for all students pursuing the degree in Studio Art and/or seeking to fulfill general education requirements in Fine Arts and Humanities. This course is designed for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

ART 110 - Understanding Visual Art (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

ART 110 is a lecture course that provides the student with an introduction to the study of visual art: its vocabulary, its forms, the many roles it plays in society, and the variety of processes artists master in its making. Students gain insight into current approaches used in interpreting meaning from art and explore questions about the ways in which value is assigned to the art object. Using examples from cultures around the world and across time, this course offers a broad overview to any student interested in art and culture and to those seeking to fulfill general education requirements in Fine Arts and Humanities.

DANC 199 - Dance Appreciation (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This survey course is a multicultural exploration of one of the world's oldest and most universal art forms. Dance is analyzed in terms of body, effort, space, and shape; and examined to determine cultural, social, and political influences. In addition, the history of dance techniques and dance genres are investigated through lecture, film, and performance. This course is designed for students seeking to broaden their understanding of dance while fulfilling their general education arts requirement, and for dance majors pursuing an Associate of Arts Degree in Dance or Certificate of Achievement in Dance.

DANC 199H - Dance Appreciation Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite:ENGL 101
Advisory:READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC, CSU

This survey course is a multicultural exploration of one of the world's oldest and most universal art forms. Dance is analyzed in terms of body, effort, space, and shape; and examined to determine cultural, social, and political influences. In addition, the history of dance techniques and dance genres are investigated through lecture, film, and performance. This course is designed for students seeking to broaden their understanding of dance while fulfilling their general education arts requirement, and for dance majors pursuing an Associate of Arts Degree in Dance or Certificate of Achievement in Dance. The course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

MUS 133 - Music Appreciation (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is a survey of musical practices from various periods of music history with an emphasis on social, political and commercial contexts. Types of music to be covered will include Classical, Jazz, Rock, Blues and World Music. This course is targeted for students seeking to fulfill the general education requirement in the arts.

THTR 101 - Theatre Arts Appreciation (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is for students seeking an overview of the entire field of theatre. The practice and theory of the following are explored: costume, set and lighting design, acting, directing, playwriting, criticism, play structure, theatre architecture, and producing. The instructor includes a brief historical overview and organizes at least one field trip to a professional theatre production.

IGETC 2 - Math/Quantitative Reasoning (UC ONLY)*GE3.0†

Note:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
MATH 130, 130H, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 190H, 191, 250, 260, 270;
PSY 190

Total Semester Units:15.0† 
Summer 1
BIOL 101 - General Biology (IGETC 5B)M4.0
BIOL 101 - General Biology (4.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 or MATH 053B or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: BIOL 101 or BIOL 200)

General Biology 101 is a general education course, open to all students, and is designed to provide an introduction to concepts and principles of modern biology. Topics covered will include cell structure and function, energy relationships, genetic control mechanisms, concepts of evolution, biological diversity, and ecosystem function. The laboratory component of the course emphasizes the application of the scientific method as a tool to understanding living systems.

Total Semester Units:4.0 
3rd Semester
Select one: ENGL 201 / ENGL 201H (IGETC 1B)M3.5
ENGL 201 - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 201 or ENGL 201H)

This advanced composition course is open to all students who have successfully completed ENGL 101 and is designed for those who expect to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Students will read and write extensively, while applying critical thinking skills and research techniques. Students will demonstrate these abilities in advanced composition as they research and write a series of argumentative essays, which demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, evaluate positions, and argue persuasively through clear, concise prose. The lab component of this course is designed to assist students in advancing and refining their writing and language skills and will augment their ability to exercise critical thought. Students will complete lab activities that further enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct documentation form. Students will meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns.

ENGL 201H - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking Honors (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of at least a "C" or better
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 201 or ENGL 201H)

This advanced composition course is open to all students who have successfully completed ENGL 101 and is designed for those who expect to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Students will read and write extensively, while applying critical thinking skills and research techniques. Students will demonstrate these abilities in advanced composition as they research and write a series of argumentative essays, which demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, evaluate positions, and argue persuasively through clear, concise prose. This Honors section is open to all students who have completed ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better. Students will be expected to analyze issues in more depth and write on them at greater length than they would in a non-honors section.

PHY 120 - Physics for Everyday Use (IGETC 5A & 5C)M4.0
PHY 120 - Physics for Everyday Use (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 050 or MATH 050D or MATH 053 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive no credit from UC for PHY 120 if taken after PHY 150 or PHY 211)

This course investigates the basic characteristics of matter and the interactions that govern its behavior and emphasizes how remarkable everyday phenomena are. Examples from popular culture (movies, TV, and sports) are emphasized. Topics include how to describe an object’s motion, how to explain changes in an object’s motion, the roles of work and energy, and other topics. The course is oriented to the non-science major, stresses conceptual understanding, and is intended to present students with an opportunity to see how our world works.

MATH 140 - Mathematics for Elementary TeachersM4.0
Notes:
Math 140 does not meet GE Breadth in Math

MATH 140 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed to deepen and extend the student's understanding of the foundations of the mathematics taught in elementary school. Because it is intended for the student preparing to teach at that level, it frequently refers to and uses materials and methodology appropriate for students at that level, but it is not a methods course. The course is concept-driven with an emphasis on problem solving. Concrete manipulatives are used to give meaning to abstract mathematical concepts. Topics include numeration and place value concepts, models and algorithms for operations with whole numbers, integers, fractions and decimals, and the structure and properties of the real number system.

Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (IGETC 4)M3.0
POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

Total Semester Units:14.5 
4th Semester
GEOL 150 - Physical GeologyM3.0
GEOL 150 - Physical Geology (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

Physical Geology, which fulfills the physical science general education requirement, is an introduction to the principles of geology with emphasis on Earth processes. This course focuses on the internal structure and origin of the Earth and the processes that change and shape it. Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Oil, Beaches, Tsunamis, Rocks, Rivers, Glaciers, Plate Tectonics, Minerals, Continent and Mountain Building are among the many diverse topics that are explored.

GEOL 151 - Physical Geology LaboratoryM1.0
GEOL 151 - Physical Geology Laboratory (1.0 units)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: GEOL 150
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

Physical Geology Laboratory engages students with a "hands-on" review of the principles presented in Geology 150 and their application to everyday life. Laboratory exercises will include (but are not limited to) the identification of minerals, igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, topographic and geologic map exercises demonstrating the work of water, wind, ice and gravity and effects of tectonic activity.

CHEM 120 - Introduction to ChemistryM5.0
CHEM 120 - Introduction to Chemistry (5.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 with a grade of "C" or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: CHEM 110, CHEM 120)

This one-semester course is designed for students intending to major in science or engineering. The course primarily prepares students for Chemistry 130; additionally, it fulfills the general education requirement in the physical sciences. This course introduces the fundamental principles of general chemistry, with emphasis on chemical nomenclature and quantitative problems in chemistry. The lecture presents classical and modern chemistry including atomic theory, periodic properties, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, acids and bases, gas laws and solutions. The laboratory introduces the techniques of experimental chemistry with examples from all areas of chemistry.

Select one: HIST 143 / HIST 143H M3.0
HIST 143 - History of the United States to 1877 (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is a survey of United States history from Native American origins to post Civil War Reconstruction. Social, economic, political and cultural developments are explored with an emphasis on the independence movement, Revolutionary War, the new Republic, westward expansion and the Civil War. This course is designed for students interested in the foundational history of the United States. It is recommended for all history majors and fulfills the CSU/UC American Institutions requirement and the American Institutions requirement for the Associate degree. This course also satisfies a requirement for the History for Transfer (AA-T) degree.

HIST 143H - History of the United States to 1877 Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is a survey of United States history from Native American origins to post Civil War Reconstruction. Social, economic, political and cultural developments are explored with an emphasis on the independence movement, Revolutionary War, the new Republic, westward expansion and the Civil War. This course is designed for students interested in the foundational history of the United States. It is recommended for all history majors; it fulfills the CSU/UC American Institutions requirement and the American Institutions requirement for the Associate degree and is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements. This course also satisfies a requirement for the History for Transfer (AA-T) degree.

Total Semester Units:12.0 
Summer 2
IGETC 6 - Foreign Language (UC ONLY)GE4.5
Notes:
(Lang. other Eng - UC only) *Area 6 - foreign language (only if not taken in HS)

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
Courses in this area that also appear in IGETC 3B Humanities may be counted toward both areas.

Proficiency equivalent to two years of high school study in the same language or select one:
ASL 101, 102, 201;
CHIN 101, 102;
FR 101, 102, 201, 202;
JAPN 101, 102;
LATN 101, 102;
SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202
There are additional ways to satisfy the Language Other than English Requirement. Please see a counselor for advisement.

Total Semester Units:4.5 
Total Units for Elementary Teacher Education AA-T program (Transfer to UC/CSU)62.5† 
Notes:
Some classes may have higher units
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
† Some classes may have higher units.
** this course has prerequisite, please click on course name to view.
GE = General Education Course. Some of these courses also meet degree requirements. Please see a counselor to find out which ones meet both the general education and degree requirement
M = Major Course
EL = Elective Course
   

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