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Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
Journalism

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

This degree is designed for students interested in an introduction to the field of Journalism and for students looking to further their education in the field of Journalism to best be prepared to enter the job market. Students will demonstrate a wide breadth and depth of understanding of mass media theories, methods and concepts. The degree is intended for students who are interested in Journalism and are planning on transferring to a California State University and majoring in Journalism or Mass Communications. Other similar Mass Communication concentrations are Broadcast Journalism, Entertainment Studies, Photo Communications and Public Relations.

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

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Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan for the 2023-2024 catalog year represents one possible pathway through the program. 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. Additional course descriptions may be found in the College Catalog.
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CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
JOUR 120 - Communications Reporting and WritingM3.0
JOUR 120 - Communications Reporting and Writing (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC, CSU

The course is an introduction to the writing and editing techniques used in the newspaper industry, with emphasis placed on gathering information and the principles of clarity and conciseness. Students use computers during class and lab times. The course is intended for students who are pursuing the Associate of Science Degree/Certificate of Achievement in Mass Communications with either Mass Media or Print Media Specializations.

Select one: ECON 101 / ECON 101H / ECON 102 / ECON 102H / ENGL 201 / ENGL 201H / GDSN 172 / JOUR 147 / MATH 130 / MATH 130H / PSY 190 / PHIL 112 / PHIL 112H / PHTO 190 / POLS 110 / POLS 110H / POLS 130 / SPCH 130 / SPCH 140 / SPCH 240 M3.0†
ECON 101 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of an elementary algebra course.
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ECON 101 or ECON 101H)

This introductory course has students learn to analyze and describe the performance and policies of national economic systems, with particular emphasis on the U.S. economy. The course is intended for economics or business majors and also satisfies General Education (GE) requirements. Topics include production possibilities and tradeoffs; comparative economic systems; the functions of government; national income and employment; business cycles; money and banking; monetary and fiscal policy; comparative advantage and trade policy; economic growth and stability; and income distribution and poverty.

ECON 101H - Principles of Macroeconomics Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101; Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of an intermediate algebra course.
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ECON 101 or ECON 101H)

This introductory course has students learn to analyze and describe the performance and policies of national economic systems, with particular emphasis on the U.S. economy. The course is intended for economics or business majors and also satisfies General Education (GE) requirements. Topics include production possibilities and tradeoffs; comparative economic systems; the functions of government; national income and employment; business cycles; money and banking; monetary and fiscal policy; comparative advantage and trade policy; economic growth and stability; and income distribution and poverty. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

ECON 102 - Principles of Microeconomics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of an elementary algebra course.
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ECON 102 or ECON 102H)

This introductory course in economic analysis of markets has students learn how markets work to coordinate consumers and producers, the various causes of the failure of free markets, and policies used to correct or regulate market behavior. The course is intended for economics and business majors as well as to satisfy General Education (GE) requirements, and may be taken prior to ECON 101.

ECON 102H - Principles of Microeconomics Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101; Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of an intermediate algebra course.
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.

Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ECON 102 or ECON 102H)

This introductory course in economic analysis of markets has students learn how markets work to coordinate consumers and producers, the various causes of the failure of free markets, and policies used to correct or regulate market behavior. Students complete a research project on an actual economic policy or a theoretical view. The course is intended for economics and business majors as well as to satisfy General Education (GE) requirements, and may be taken prior to ECON 101 by any student who has completed ENGL 101 with a “C” or better. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

ENGL 201 - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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 expect to transfer to four-year institutions. In the course, students learn classical critical thinking concepts and decision-making and problem-solving skills applicable to real-world scenarios by engaging with current issues using argumentative and research techniques. Students also read and write extensively while applying critical thinking skills and research techniques, demonstrating these abilities in advanced composition as they research and write a series of argumentative essay that demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, evaluate positions, and argue persuasively through clear, concise prose. The course's writing workshop component is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: in writing workshop students undertake activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Additionally, students meet with composition instructors through individual or small group conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns.

ENGL 201H - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:ENGL 101
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit) 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. In the course, students read and write extensively while applying critical thinking skills and research techniques, demonstrating advanced composition acumen by researching and writing a series of argumentative essays that demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, evaluate positions, and argue persuasively through clear and concise prose. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in advancing and refining writing and language skills, and augments students' ability to exercise critical thought. Students complete lab activities that further enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address their specific writing concerns. The course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

GDSN 172 - Publication Design (3.0 units)

Advisory:NART,285; It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: CSU

This introductory course is an exploration of publication design, a sub-discipline of graphic design and uses page-layout software (like Adobe InDesign) as the principal digital tool. Topics include the principles and elements of design, page composition, creative use of typography, color, imagery and the grid, and discussion of output and pre-press considerations for print and digital distribution, as well as current methods and styles, critical concepts, and professional practices employed by graphic designers. This course includes portfolio building, with an emphasis on professional standards.

JOUR 147 - Broadcast News (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: CSU

This course is intended for students interested in broadcasting for television. Students learn the principles and techniques of broadcast news, including gathering and writing news for television, script writing and interviewing, and the procedures and techniques of presenting the news for broadcast. This course covers law and ethics, producing news packages, live-to-tape packages, and live shots, including voiceover-to-sound (VO/SOT), producing, and directing. In the course, students have the opportunity to produce the “Río News” weekly segments for the El Paisano digital newspaper.

MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of a pre-statistics or an intermediate algebra course.
Advisory: ENGL 101; READ 101
Transfers to: UC (*crdit limit),CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students learn to read, interpret, and present data in a well-organized way via a study of frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation, and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, students learn to make generalizations about populations, including probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests.

MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of a pre-statistics or an intermediate algebra course and ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 101
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students learn to read, interpret, and present data in a well-organized way via a study of frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation, and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, students learn to make generalizations about populations, including probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of a pre-statistics or an intermediate algebra course.
Advisory:ENGL 101 and the ability to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*The UC will grant credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H or PSY 190)

This course provides an overview of the types of statistics that are important in the behavioral sciences. It is designed to teach students majoring in psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology how to present and interpret experimental data. The course focuses on hypothesis testing and the statistics used to analyze assumptions, with topics including basic probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, sampling, and inferential statistics.

PHIL 112 - Introduction to Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students have a knowledge of elementary algebra concepts, be able to engage in written composition at a college level, and read college-level texts.
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H)

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students in mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities majors.

PHIL 112H - Introduction to Logic Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory:It is advised that students have a knowledge of elementary algebra concepts and be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H)

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students in mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities majors and is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHTO 190 - Beginning Photography (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; ART 120
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students who wish to study the basic technical and conceptual approaches to contemporary photography. Traditional black and white photography techniques are explored, with special emphasis on the basic use of the 35 mm camera and enlarger as well as the processing of black and white film and printing paper. Students are required to provide their own 35 mm camera with manual controls.

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

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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.

POLS 130 - Comparative Government (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course examines the political systems of selected industrial democracies, dictatorships, and governments of the developing world. Emphasis is placed on the institutional development and political processes and cultures within these countries. The course features an examination of current political problems and a comparison of such differing ideologies as Marxism, democracy, theocracy, and totalitarianism, and is intended for students interested in the study of foreign governments as well as those who want to major in political science.

SPCH 130 - Oral Interpretation (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course focuses on the oral performance aspects of various forms of literature, including poetry, prose, and drama. The skills needed for making such public performances are addressed and students’ knowledge of the various forms of literature will be enhanced. Emphasis is placed on creating the essence of characters in a text through facial, vocal, and kinetic methods. This course is appropriate for speech majors or anyone interested in public performance and literature.

SPCH 140 - Argumentation and Debate (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (credit limit*), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPCH 140 or SPCH 240)

This course is an introduction to the principles and techniques of argumentation and debate. Effective methods of research, critical analysis, reasoning, refutation, and listening are stressed. Through debate participation and analysis, students will gain the knowledge and skills to advocate and refute argumentative positions. This course is particularly appropriate for students anticipating entering occupations where argumentation, negotiation, and issue-analysis are likely to occur.

SPCH 240 - Argumentation and Discussion (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: SPCH 140
Transfers to: UC (credit limit*), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPCH 140 or SPCH 240)

This course provides students with expanded practice and theory in argumentation. Students further develop their argumentation knowledge and skills through debate participation, observation, and discussion. The course is particularly appropriate for students anticipating entering occupations that involve extensive argumentation and deliberation such as law, communication, negotiation, and any area where argumentation and debate occur frequently.

JOUR 241 - Newspaper Production IM4.0
JOUR 241 - Newspaper Production I (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or eligibility for college composition.
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: CSU

This course is for students who want to learn production and management techniques for newspaper production. Students participate in every facet of developing a newspaper for the college community by serving as staff writers, staff photographers, editors, and layout personnel. During the semester, students publish the college newspaper, El Paisano, by having weekly assignments for different sections of the paper, including News, Features, Arts and Entertainment, Opinion, Advertising and Sports. In addition, students may be tasked with taking photographs for special Focus pages. Editors are responsible for designing their sections of the newspaper on days designated by publication deadlines by using Quark Express and Photoshop.

CSU GE C1 or C2 - Arts or HumanitiesGE3.0†

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

Arts
Select one:
ARCH 103
ART 101, 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 117, 120, 121, 130, 135, 140
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 101, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136
MUST 151, 152
PHTO 110, 130
THTR 101, 105, 105H, 110, 150

Humanities
Select one:
ANTH 104
ASL 101, 124, 201, 202
CHIN 101, 102
CHST 101, 146, 148, 148H, 150
EGSS 130
ENGL 126, 131
FR 101, 102, 201, 202
HIST 101, 102, 122,131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140, 145
JAPN 101, 102
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114,114H, 117,117H, 130, 130H, 140, 140H, 141, 141H, 142, 142H,144A, 144AH, 144B, 144BH, 145, 145H, 146A, 146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 148H, 149, 149H
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 122, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140
POLS 128, 128H, 150
SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202
SPCH 130, 132

ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (CSU GE A2)GE4.0
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or eligibility for college composition.
Transfers to:UC, CSU

This composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays that incorporate sources necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in researching, evaluating, and incorporating sources, and in learning critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original documented essays. The writing workshop component of the course is designed to assist students with improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete writing workshop activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual or small group conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the General Education requirement for Written Communication.

Total Semester Units:17.0† 
2nd Semester
Select one: JOUR 110 / JOUR 243 / JOUR 244 M3.0†
JOUR 110 - Digital Photojournalism I (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides an introduction the process of taking photographs using digital cameras, digital video cameras, and digital printing devices. Photocomposition, printing and scanning techniques using Photoshop for the use of publication, and other computer skills related to contemporary photojournalism will also be addressed. Assignments may include work for college publications. This class is recommended for students majoring in journalism or photography. Lab hours are required in addition to scheduled lecture hours.

JOUR 243 - Newspaper Production II (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: JOUR 241
Advisory:JOUR 120
Transfers to: CSU

This course is for students who want to continue to learn production and management techniques for newspaper production and earn their degree in either journalism and/or mass communications with a specialization in print media. Students write, produce, layout pages, copy edit, sell advertisements, and design pages and advertisements using InDesign, Photoshop, and other editing software for the college newspaper, El Paisano. Students also acquire production skills in formatting and file conversions for print media. Students are expected to serve in leadership roles and cover on- and off-campus news.

JOUR 244 - Digital Newspaper Production II (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: JOUR 242
Transfers to: CSU

This course is for students interested in improving their journalistic skill sets, and/or furthering their journalism career in the digital realm. Students work hands on with the variety of media platforms used to publish El Paisano Online (www.elpaisanoonline.com). Students produce content for all online aspects of the digital newspaper, including podcasting, broadcasting, news segments, and writing for a mass audience while implementing the video component of all stories. At the conclusion of the course, students will have learned the concept of immediacy for online news while keeping the reader engaged.

Select one: ECON 101 / ECON 101H / ECON 102 / ECON 102H / ENGL 201 / ENGL 201H / GDSN 172 / JOUR 147 / MATH 130 / MATH 130H / PSY 190 / PHIL 112 / PHIL 112H / PHTO 190 / POLS 110 / POLS 110H / POLS 130 / SPCH 130 M3.0†
ECON 101 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of an elementary algebra course.
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ECON 101 or ECON 101H)

This introductory course has students learn to analyze and describe the performance and policies of national economic systems, with particular emphasis on the U.S. economy. The course is intended for economics or business majors and also satisfies General Education (GE) requirements. Topics include production possibilities and tradeoffs; comparative economic systems; the functions of government; national income and employment; business cycles; money and banking; monetary and fiscal policy; comparative advantage and trade policy; economic growth and stability; and income distribution and poverty.

ECON 101H - Principles of Macroeconomics Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101; Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of an intermediate algebra course.
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ECON 101 or ECON 101H)

This introductory course has students learn to analyze and describe the performance and policies of national economic systems, with particular emphasis on the U.S. economy. The course is intended for economics or business majors and also satisfies General Education (GE) requirements. Topics include production possibilities and tradeoffs; comparative economic systems; the functions of government; national income and employment; business cycles; money and banking; monetary and fiscal policy; comparative advantage and trade policy; economic growth and stability; and income distribution and poverty. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

ECON 102 - Principles of Microeconomics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of an elementary algebra course.
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ECON 102 or ECON 102H)

This introductory course in economic analysis of markets has students learn how markets work to coordinate consumers and producers, the various causes of the failure of free markets, and policies used to correct or regulate market behavior. The course is intended for economics and business majors as well as to satisfy General Education (GE) requirements, and may be taken prior to ECON 101.

ECON 102H - Principles of Microeconomics Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101; Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of an intermediate algebra course.
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.

Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ECON 102 or ECON 102H)

This introductory course in economic analysis of markets has students learn how markets work to coordinate consumers and producers, the various causes of the failure of free markets, and policies used to correct or regulate market behavior. Students complete a research project on an actual economic policy or a theoretical view. The course is intended for economics and business majors as well as to satisfy General Education (GE) requirements, and may be taken prior to ECON 101 by any student who has completed ENGL 101 with a “C” or better. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

ENGL 201 - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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 expect to transfer to four-year institutions. In the course, students learn classical critical thinking concepts and decision-making and problem-solving skills applicable to real-world scenarios by engaging with current issues using argumentative and research techniques. Students also read and write extensively while applying critical thinking skills and research techniques, demonstrating these abilities in advanced composition as they research and write a series of argumentative essay that demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, evaluate positions, and argue persuasively through clear, concise prose. The course's writing workshop component is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: in writing workshop students undertake activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Additionally, students meet with composition instructors through individual or small group conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns.

ENGL 201H - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:ENGL 101
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit) 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. In the course, students read and write extensively while applying critical thinking skills and research techniques, demonstrating advanced composition acumen by researching and writing a series of argumentative essays that demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, evaluate positions, and argue persuasively through clear and concise prose. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in advancing and refining writing and language skills, and augments students' ability to exercise critical thought. Students complete lab activities that further enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address their specific writing concerns. The course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

GDSN 172 - Publication Design (3.0 units)

Advisory:NART,285; It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: CSU

This introductory course is an exploration of publication design, a sub-discipline of graphic design and uses page-layout software (like Adobe InDesign) as the principal digital tool. Topics include the principles and elements of design, page composition, creative use of typography, color, imagery and the grid, and discussion of output and pre-press considerations for print and digital distribution, as well as current methods and styles, critical concepts, and professional practices employed by graphic designers. This course includes portfolio building, with an emphasis on professional standards.

JOUR 147 - Broadcast News (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: CSU

This course is intended for students interested in broadcasting for television. Students learn the principles and techniques of broadcast news, including gathering and writing news for television, script writing and interviewing, and the procedures and techniques of presenting the news for broadcast. This course covers law and ethics, producing news packages, live-to-tape packages, and live shots, including voiceover-to-sound (VO/SOT), producing, and directing. In the course, students have the opportunity to produce the “Río News” weekly segments for the El Paisano digital newspaper.

MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of a pre-statistics or an intermediate algebra course.
Advisory: ENGL 101; READ 101
Transfers to: UC (*crdit limit),CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students learn to read, interpret, and present data in a well-organized way via a study of frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation, and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, students learn to make generalizations about populations, including probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests.

MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of a pre-statistics or an intermediate algebra course and ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 101
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students learn to read, interpret, and present data in a well-organized way via a study of frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation, and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, students learn to make generalizations about populations, including probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of a pre-statistics or an intermediate algebra course.
Advisory:ENGL 101 and the ability to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*The UC will grant credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H or PSY 190)

This course provides an overview of the types of statistics that are important in the behavioral sciences. It is designed to teach students majoring in psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology how to present and interpret experimental data. The course focuses on hypothesis testing and the statistics used to analyze assumptions, with topics including basic probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, sampling, and inferential statistics.

PHIL 112 - Introduction to Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students have a knowledge of elementary algebra concepts, be able to engage in written composition at a college level, and read college-level texts.
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H)

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students in mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities majors.

PHIL 112H - Introduction to Logic Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory:It is advised that students have a knowledge of elementary algebra concepts and be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H)

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students in mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities majors and is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHTO 190 - Beginning Photography (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; ART 120
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students who wish to study the basic technical and conceptual approaches to contemporary photography. Traditional black and white photography techniques are explored, with special emphasis on the basic use of the 35 mm camera and enlarger as well as the processing of black and white film and printing paper. Students are required to provide their own 35 mm camera with manual controls.

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

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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.

POLS 130 - Comparative Government (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course examines the political systems of selected industrial democracies, dictatorships, and governments of the developing world. Emphasis is placed on the institutional development and political processes and cultures within these countries. The course features an examination of current political problems and a comparison of such differing ideologies as Marxism, democracy, theocracy, and totalitarianism, and is intended for students interested in the study of foreign governments as well as those who want to major in political science.

SPCH 130 - Oral Interpretation (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course focuses on the oral performance aspects of various forms of literature, including poetry, prose, and drama. The skills needed for making such public performances are addressed and students’ knowledge of the various forms of literature will be enhanced. Emphasis is placed on creating the essence of characters in a text through facial, vocal, and kinetic methods. This course is appropriate for speech majors or anyone interested in public performance and literature.

CSU GE A3 - Critical ThinkingGE3.0†

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

Select one:
ENGL 201, 201H; PHIL 110, 110H, 112, 112H, 115; READ 101; SPCH 140

Select one: MATH 130 / MATH 130H / PSY 190 / MATH 150 (CSU GE B4)GE3.0†
Notes:
While the above course(s) are recommended, students may take any of the following courses to fulfill this requirement:  FIN 101, MATH 130/H, MATH 140, MATH 150, MATH 160, MATH 170, MATH 175, MATH 180, MATH 190/H, PSY 190.

MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of a pre-statistics or an intermediate algebra course.
Advisory: ENGL 101; READ 101
Transfers to: UC (*crdit limit),CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students learn to read, interpret, and present data in a well-organized way via a study of frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation, and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, students learn to make generalizations about populations, including probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests.

MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of a pre-statistics or an intermediate algebra course and ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 101
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students learn to read, interpret, and present data in a well-organized way via a study of frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation, and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, students learn to make generalizations about populations, including probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of a pre-statistics or an intermediate algebra course.
Advisory:ENGL 101 and the ability to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*The UC will grant credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H or PSY 190)

This course provides an overview of the types of statistics that are important in the behavioral sciences. It is designed to teach students majoring in psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology how to present and interpret experimental data. The course focuses on hypothesis testing and the statistics used to analyze assumptions, with topics including basic probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, sampling, and inferential statistics.

MATH 150 - Survey of Mathematics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of an intermediate algebra course.
Transfers to: CSU, UC

In this course students will learn to read and understand quantitative information, solve practical problems, and make sound decisions using numbers. Topics include consumer applications, logic, probability, statistics, algebra, and geometry. This course is for students who need a quantitative reasoning course for graduation or transfer.

Total Semester Units:12.0† 
Summer 1
Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (CSU GE D)GE3.0
POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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.

CSU GE E - Lifelong Learning/Self DevelopmentGE3.0

Select one:
ANTH 110
HUSR 123
CD 106
EGSS 130
KIN 159 (F'21), 170 (F'21), 190 (F'21), 191, 192, 196
COUN 101 (F’11), 104, 151 (F’98)
NUTR 110
DD 214 (see counselor for details)
PHIL 122
PSY 112, 121
EDEV 101 (F’15), 151
SOC 105, 110

Total Semester Units:6.0 
3rd Semester
MSCM 128 - Mass Media in Modern Society (CSU GE D)M3.0
MSCM 128 - Mass Media in Modern Society (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college level-texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MSCM 103 or MSCM 128)

This course in mass media surveys the history, format, laws, and significant contributors in American mass communications. Through projects and readings, students research and discuss such issues as free press, fair trial, foreign communications systems, and the relationship between free media and a democratic society.

CSU GE B2 - Biological SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ANTH 101, 101H, 101L*
BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 112*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 222*, 226*
BIOT 100*; PSY 210, 210H
BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 112*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 222*, 226*
BIOT 100; PSY 210, 210H

US HISTORY (CSU GE C2)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170.

CSU GE A1 - Oral CommunicationGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one: SPCH 100, 101, 101H, 120, 140

CSU ElectiveEL1.0

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

Total Semester Units:13.0† 
4th Semester
CSU GE F - Ethnic StudiesGE3.0

Notes:
Students who started at Rio Hondo College beginning in Fall 2021 or later and returning students who have not maintained continuous enrollment will be required to complete a course in Area F. Students who started at Rio Hondo College prior to Fall 2021 and have maintained continuous enrollment will not be required to complete a course in Area F (instead, they will complete 9 units from at least two disciplines in Area D). Please see a counselor for details.

Select one:
CHST 101
EGSS 110

CSU GE C1 - ArtsGE3.0†

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

Select one:
ARCH 103
ART 101, 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 117, 120, 121, 130, 135, 140
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 101, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136
MUST 151, 152
PHTO 110, 130
THTR 101, 105, 105H, 110, 150

CSU GE B1 - Physical SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ASTR 110, 110H, 112*, 137*
CHEM 110*, 120*,130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150, 151*, 152, 152L*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*
CHEM 110*, 120*,130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150,151*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

CSU GE B3 - Lab ScienceGE1.0

Select one if lab has not been completed in CSU B1 or B2.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'

CSU ElectiveEL3.0

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

Total Semester Units:13.0† 
Total Units for Journalism AA-T program (Transfer to CSU)61.0† 
Notes:
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
Legend:
Some classes may have higher units
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
JOUR 120 - Communications Reporting and WritingM3.0
JOUR 120 - Communications Reporting and Writing (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC, CSU

The course is an introduction to the writing and editing techniques used in the newspaper industry, with emphasis placed on gathering information and the principles of clarity and conciseness. Students use computers during class and lab times. The course is intended for students who are pursuing the Associate of Science Degree/Certificate of Achievement in Mass Communications with either Mass Media or Print Media Specializations.

Select one: ECON 101 / ECON 101H / ECON 102 / ECON 102H / ENGL 201 / ENGL 201H / GDSN 172 / JOUR 147 / MATH 130 / MATH 130H / PSY 190 / PHIL 112 / PHIL 112H / PHTO 190 / POLS 110 / POLS 110H / POLS 130 / SPCH 130 / SPCH 140 / SPCH 240 M3.0†
ECON 101 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of an elementary algebra course.
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ECON 101 or ECON 101H)

This introductory course has students learn to analyze and describe the performance and policies of national economic systems, with particular emphasis on the U.S. economy. The course is intended for economics or business majors and also satisfies General Education (GE) requirements. Topics include production possibilities and tradeoffs; comparative economic systems; the functions of government; national income and employment; business cycles; money and banking; monetary and fiscal policy; comparative advantage and trade policy; economic growth and stability; and income distribution and poverty.

ECON 101H - Principles of Macroeconomics Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101; Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of an intermediate algebra course.
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ECON 101 or ECON 101H)

This introductory course has students learn to analyze and describe the performance and policies of national economic systems, with particular emphasis on the U.S. economy. The course is intended for economics or business majors and also satisfies General Education (GE) requirements. Topics include production possibilities and tradeoffs; comparative economic systems; the functions of government; national income and employment; business cycles; money and banking; monetary and fiscal policy; comparative advantage and trade policy; economic growth and stability; and income distribution and poverty. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

ECON 102 - Principles of Microeconomics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of an elementary algebra course.
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ECON 102 or ECON 102H)

This introductory course in economic analysis of markets has students learn how markets work to coordinate consumers and producers, the various causes of the failure of free markets, and policies used to correct or regulate market behavior. The course is intended for economics and business majors as well as to satisfy General Education (GE) requirements, and may be taken prior to ECON 101.

ECON 102H - Principles of Microeconomics Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101; Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of an intermediate algebra course.
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.

Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ECON 102 or ECON 102H)

This introductory course in economic analysis of markets has students learn how markets work to coordinate consumers and producers, the various causes of the failure of free markets, and policies used to correct or regulate market behavior. Students complete a research project on an actual economic policy or a theoretical view. The course is intended for economics and business majors as well as to satisfy General Education (GE) requirements, and may be taken prior to ECON 101 by any student who has completed ENGL 101 with a “C” or better. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

ENGL 201 - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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 expect to transfer to four-year institutions. In the course, students learn classical critical thinking concepts and decision-making and problem-solving skills applicable to real-world scenarios by engaging with current issues using argumentative and research techniques. Students also read and write extensively while applying critical thinking skills and research techniques, demonstrating these abilities in advanced composition as they research and write a series of argumentative essay that demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, evaluate positions, and argue persuasively through clear, concise prose. The course's writing workshop component is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: in writing workshop students undertake activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Additionally, students meet with composition instructors through individual or small group conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns.

ENGL 201H - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:ENGL 101
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit) 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. In the course, students read and write extensively while applying critical thinking skills and research techniques, demonstrating advanced composition acumen by researching and writing a series of argumentative essays that demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, evaluate positions, and argue persuasively through clear and concise prose. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in advancing and refining writing and language skills, and augments students' ability to exercise critical thought. Students complete lab activities that further enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address their specific writing concerns. The course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

GDSN 172 - Publication Design (3.0 units)

Advisory:NART,285; It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: CSU

This introductory course is an exploration of publication design, a sub-discipline of graphic design and uses page-layout software (like Adobe InDesign) as the principal digital tool. Topics include the principles and elements of design, page composition, creative use of typography, color, imagery and the grid, and discussion of output and pre-press considerations for print and digital distribution, as well as current methods and styles, critical concepts, and professional practices employed by graphic designers. This course includes portfolio building, with an emphasis on professional standards.

JOUR 147 - Broadcast News (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: CSU

This course is intended for students interested in broadcasting for television. Students learn the principles and techniques of broadcast news, including gathering and writing news for television, script writing and interviewing, and the procedures and techniques of presenting the news for broadcast. This course covers law and ethics, producing news packages, live-to-tape packages, and live shots, including voiceover-to-sound (VO/SOT), producing, and directing. In the course, students have the opportunity to produce the “Río News” weekly segments for the El Paisano digital newspaper.

MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of a pre-statistics or an intermediate algebra course.
Advisory: ENGL 101; READ 101
Transfers to: UC (*crdit limit),CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students learn to read, interpret, and present data in a well-organized way via a study of frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation, and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, students learn to make generalizations about populations, including probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests.

MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of a pre-statistics or an intermediate algebra course and ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 101
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students learn to read, interpret, and present data in a well-organized way via a study of frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation, and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, students learn to make generalizations about populations, including probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of a pre-statistics or an intermediate algebra course.
Advisory:ENGL 101 and the ability to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*The UC will grant credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H or PSY 190)

This course provides an overview of the types of statistics that are important in the behavioral sciences. It is designed to teach students majoring in psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology how to present and interpret experimental data. The course focuses on hypothesis testing and the statistics used to analyze assumptions, with topics including basic probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, sampling, and inferential statistics.

PHIL 112 - Introduction to Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students have a knowledge of elementary algebra concepts, be able to engage in written composition at a college level, and read college-level texts.
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H)

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students in mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities majors.

PHIL 112H - Introduction to Logic Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory:It is advised that students have a knowledge of elementary algebra concepts and be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H)

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students in mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities majors and is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHTO 190 - Beginning Photography (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; ART 120
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students who wish to study the basic technical and conceptual approaches to contemporary photography. Traditional black and white photography techniques are explored, with special emphasis on the basic use of the 35 mm camera and enlarger as well as the processing of black and white film and printing paper. Students are required to provide their own 35 mm camera with manual controls.

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

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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.

POLS 130 - Comparative Government (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course examines the political systems of selected industrial democracies, dictatorships, and governments of the developing world. Emphasis is placed on the institutional development and political processes and cultures within these countries. The course features an examination of current political problems and a comparison of such differing ideologies as Marxism, democracy, theocracy, and totalitarianism, and is intended for students interested in the study of foreign governments as well as those who want to major in political science.

SPCH 130 - Oral Interpretation (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course focuses on the oral performance aspects of various forms of literature, including poetry, prose, and drama. The skills needed for making such public performances are addressed and students’ knowledge of the various forms of literature will be enhanced. Emphasis is placed on creating the essence of characters in a text through facial, vocal, and kinetic methods. This course is appropriate for speech majors or anyone interested in public performance and literature.

SPCH 140 - Argumentation and Debate (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (credit limit*), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPCH 140 or SPCH 240)

This course is an introduction to the principles and techniques of argumentation and debate. Effective methods of research, critical analysis, reasoning, refutation, and listening are stressed. Through debate participation and analysis, students will gain the knowledge and skills to advocate and refute argumentative positions. This course is particularly appropriate for students anticipating entering occupations where argumentation, negotiation, and issue-analysis are likely to occur.

SPCH 240 - Argumentation and Discussion (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: SPCH 140
Transfers to: UC (credit limit*), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPCH 140 or SPCH 240)

This course provides students with expanded practice and theory in argumentation. Students further develop their argumentation knowledge and skills through debate participation, observation, and discussion. The course is particularly appropriate for students anticipating entering occupations that involve extensive argumentation and deliberation such as law, communication, negotiation, and any area where argumentation and debate occur frequently.

IGETC 3B - HumanitiesGE3.0†

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

Select one:
ANTH 104
ASL 124, 201
CHIN 102
CHST 101, 146, 148, 148H
ENGL126
FR 102, 201, 202
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140, 145
JAPN 102
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114, 114H, 117, 117H, 130, 130H, 140, 140H, 141, 141H, 142, 142H, 144A, 144AH, 144B, 144BH, 145, 145H, 146A,146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 148H, 149, 149H
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 122, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140
POLS 128, 128H;
SPAN 102, 201, 201H, 202

ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (IGETC 1A)GE4.0
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or eligibility for college composition.
Transfers to:UC, CSU

This composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays that incorporate sources necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in researching, evaluating, and incorporating sources, and in learning critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original documented essays. The writing workshop component of the course is designed to assist students with improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete writing workshop activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual or small group conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the General Education requirement for Written Communication.

Total Semester Units:13.0† 
2nd Semester
Select one: JOUR 241 / JOUR 242 M4.0
JOUR 241 - Newspaper Production I (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or eligibility for college composition.
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: CSU

This course is for students who want to learn production and management techniques for newspaper production. Students participate in every facet of developing a newspaper for the college community by serving as staff writers, staff photographers, editors, and layout personnel. During the semester, students publish the college newspaper, El Paisano, by having weekly assignments for different sections of the paper, including News, Features, Arts and Entertainment, Opinion, Advertising and Sports. In addition, students may be tasked with taking photographs for special Focus pages. Editors are responsible for designing their sections of the newspaper on days designated by publication deadlines by using Quark Express and Photoshop.

JOUR 242 - Digital Newspaper Production I (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or eligibility for college composition and to read college-level texts.
Advisory: JOUR 241
Transfers to: CSU

This course is for students who want to learn production and management techniques of online newspaper publication. During the semester, students participate in every facet of developing and gathering the news for the online edition of El Paisano by taking on daily and weekly assignments for different sections of the newspaper, including News, Features, Arts and Entertainment, Opinion, Advertising, and Sports. In addition, students may be tasked with taking photographs for special online slide shows and developing and producing online radio podcasts, video news, and feature programs. Appointed editors distribute assignments to staff personnel during the semester and help with the development of each member of the class to produce viable online news.

Select one: GDSN 172 / ECON 101 / ECON 101H / ECON 102 / ECON 102H / ENGL 201 / ENGL 201H / JOUR 147 / MATH 130 / MATH 130H / PSY 190 / PHIL 112 / PHIL 112H / PHTO 190 / POLS 110 / POLS 110H / SPCH 130 / POLS 130 M3.0†
GDSN 172 - Publication Design (3.0 units)

Advisory:NART,285; It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: CSU

This introductory course is an exploration of publication design, a sub-discipline of graphic design and uses page-layout software (like Adobe InDesign) as the principal digital tool. Topics include the principles and elements of design, page composition, creative use of typography, color, imagery and the grid, and discussion of output and pre-press considerations for print and digital distribution, as well as current methods and styles, critical concepts, and professional practices employed by graphic designers. This course includes portfolio building, with an emphasis on professional standards.

ECON 101 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of an elementary algebra course.
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ECON 101 or ECON 101H)

This introductory course has students learn to analyze and describe the performance and policies of national economic systems, with particular emphasis on the U.S. economy. The course is intended for economics or business majors and also satisfies General Education (GE) requirements. Topics include production possibilities and tradeoffs; comparative economic systems; the functions of government; national income and employment; business cycles; money and banking; monetary and fiscal policy; comparative advantage and trade policy; economic growth and stability; and income distribution and poverty.

ECON 101H - Principles of Macroeconomics Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101; Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of an intermediate algebra course.
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ECON 101 or ECON 101H)

This introductory course has students learn to analyze and describe the performance and policies of national economic systems, with particular emphasis on the U.S. economy. The course is intended for economics or business majors and also satisfies General Education (GE) requirements. Topics include production possibilities and tradeoffs; comparative economic systems; the functions of government; national income and employment; business cycles; money and banking; monetary and fiscal policy; comparative advantage and trade policy; economic growth and stability; and income distribution and poverty. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

ECON 102 - Principles of Microeconomics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of an elementary algebra course.
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ECON 102 or ECON 102H)

This introductory course in economic analysis of markets has students learn how markets work to coordinate consumers and producers, the various causes of the failure of free markets, and policies used to correct or regulate market behavior. The course is intended for economics and business majors as well as to satisfy General Education (GE) requirements, and may be taken prior to ECON 101.

ECON 102H - Principles of Microeconomics Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101; Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of an intermediate algebra course.
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.

Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ECON 102 or ECON 102H)

This introductory course in economic analysis of markets has students learn how markets work to coordinate consumers and producers, the various causes of the failure of free markets, and policies used to correct or regulate market behavior. Students complete a research project on an actual economic policy or a theoretical view. The course is intended for economics and business majors as well as to satisfy General Education (GE) requirements, and may be taken prior to ECON 101 by any student who has completed ENGL 101 with a “C” or better. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

ENGL 201 - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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 expect to transfer to four-year institutions. In the course, students learn classical critical thinking concepts and decision-making and problem-solving skills applicable to real-world scenarios by engaging with current issues using argumentative and research techniques. Students also read and write extensively while applying critical thinking skills and research techniques, demonstrating these abilities in advanced composition as they research and write a series of argumentative essay that demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, evaluate positions, and argue persuasively through clear, concise prose. The course's writing workshop component is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: in writing workshop students undertake activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Additionally, students meet with composition instructors through individual or small group conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns.

ENGL 201H - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:ENGL 101
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit) 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. In the course, students read and write extensively while applying critical thinking skills and research techniques, demonstrating advanced composition acumen by researching and writing a series of argumentative essays that demonstrate the ability to analyze issues, evaluate positions, and argue persuasively through clear and concise prose. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in advancing and refining writing and language skills, and augments students' ability to exercise critical thought. Students complete lab activities that further enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address their specific writing concerns. The course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

JOUR 147 - Broadcast News (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: CSU

This course is intended for students interested in broadcasting for television. Students learn the principles and techniques of broadcast news, including gathering and writing news for television, script writing and interviewing, and the procedures and techniques of presenting the news for broadcast. This course covers law and ethics, producing news packages, live-to-tape packages, and live shots, including voiceover-to-sound (VO/SOT), producing, and directing. In the course, students have the opportunity to produce the “Río News” weekly segments for the El Paisano digital newspaper.

MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of a pre-statistics or an intermediate algebra course.
Advisory: ENGL 101; READ 101
Transfers to: UC (*crdit limit),CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students learn to read, interpret, and present data in a well-organized way via a study of frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation, and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, students learn to make generalizations about populations, including probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests.

MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of a pre-statistics or an intermediate algebra course and ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 101
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students learn to read, interpret, and present data in a well-organized way via a study of frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation, and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, students learn to make generalizations about populations, including probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of a pre-statistics or an intermediate algebra course.
Advisory:ENGL 101 and the ability to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*The UC will grant credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H or PSY 190)

This course provides an overview of the types of statistics that are important in the behavioral sciences. It is designed to teach students majoring in psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology how to present and interpret experimental data. The course focuses on hypothesis testing and the statistics used to analyze assumptions, with topics including basic probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, sampling, and inferential statistics.

PHIL 112 - Introduction to Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students have a knowledge of elementary algebra concepts, be able to engage in written composition at a college level, and read college-level texts.
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H)

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students in mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities majors.

PHIL 112H - Introduction to Logic Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory:It is advised that students have a knowledge of elementary algebra concepts and be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H)

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students in mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities majors and is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHTO 190 - Beginning Photography (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; ART 120
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed for students who wish to study the basic technical and conceptual approaches to contemporary photography. Traditional black and white photography techniques are explored, with special emphasis on the basic use of the 35 mm camera and enlarger as well as the processing of black and white film and printing paper. Students are required to provide their own 35 mm camera with manual controls.

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

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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.

SPCH 130 - Oral Interpretation (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course focuses on the oral performance aspects of various forms of literature, including poetry, prose, and drama. The skills needed for making such public performances are addressed and students’ knowledge of the various forms of literature will be enhanced. Emphasis is placed on creating the essence of characters in a text through facial, vocal, and kinetic methods. This course is appropriate for speech majors or anyone interested in public performance and literature.

POLS 130 - Comparative Government (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course examines the political systems of selected industrial democracies, dictatorships, and governments of the developing world. Emphasis is placed on the institutional development and political processes and cultures within these countries. The course features an examination of current political problems and a comparison of such differing ideologies as Marxism, democracy, theocracy, and totalitarianism, and is intended for students interested in the study of foreign governments as well as those who want to major in political science.

Select one: MATH 130 / MATH 130H / PSY 190 / MATH 150 (IGETC 2)GE3.0†
Notes:
While the above course(s) are recommended, students may take any of the following courses to fulfill this requirement:  MATH 130/H, MATH 150, MATH 160, MATH 170, MATH 180, MATH 190/H, PSY 190.

MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of a pre-statistics or an intermediate algebra course.
Advisory: ENGL 101; READ 101
Transfers to: UC (*crdit limit),CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students learn to read, interpret, and present data in a well-organized way via a study of frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation, and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, students learn to make generalizations about populations, including probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests.

MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of a pre-statistics or an intermediate algebra course and ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 101
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students learn to read, interpret, and present data in a well-organized way via a study of frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation, and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, students learn to make generalizations about populations, including probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of a pre-statistics or an intermediate algebra course.
Advisory:ENGL 101 and the ability to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*The UC will grant credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H or PSY 190)

This course provides an overview of the types of statistics that are important in the behavioral sciences. It is designed to teach students majoring in psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology how to present and interpret experimental data. The course focuses on hypothesis testing and the statistics used to analyze assumptions, with topics including basic probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, sampling, and inferential statistics.

MATH 150 - Survey of Mathematics (3.0 units)

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of an intermediate algebra course.
Transfers to: CSU, UC

In this course students will learn to read and understand quantitative information, solve practical problems, and make sound decisions using numbers. Topics include consumer applications, logic, probability, statistics, algebra, and geometry. This course is for students who need a quantitative reasoning course for graduation or transfer.

IGETC 1B - Critical Thinking and CompositionGE3.0†

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

Select one:
ENGL 201, 201H
PHIL 110, 110H

Total Semester Units:13.0† 
Summer 1
Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (IGETC 4)GE3.0
POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), 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.

IGETC 1C - Oral Communication (CSU Only)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
SPCH 100, 101, 101H, 120, 140

Total Semester Units:6.0 
3rd Semester
Select one: JOUR 110 / JOUR 243 / JOUR 244 M3.0†
JOUR 110 - Digital Photojournalism I (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides an introduction the process of taking photographs using digital cameras, digital video cameras, and digital printing devices. Photocomposition, printing and scanning techniques using Photoshop for the use of publication, and other computer skills related to contemporary photojournalism will also be addressed. Assignments may include work for college publications. This class is recommended for students majoring in journalism or photography. Lab hours are required in addition to scheduled lecture hours.

JOUR 243 - Newspaper Production II (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: JOUR 241
Advisory:JOUR 120
Transfers to: CSU

This course is for students who want to continue to learn production and management techniques for newspaper production and earn their degree in either journalism and/or mass communications with a specialization in print media. Students write, produce, layout pages, copy edit, sell advertisements, and design pages and advertisements using InDesign, Photoshop, and other editing software for the college newspaper, El Paisano. Students also acquire production skills in formatting and file conversions for print media. Students are expected to serve in leadership roles and cover on- and off-campus news.

JOUR 244 - Digital Newspaper Production II (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: JOUR 242
Transfers to: CSU

This course is for students interested in improving their journalistic skill sets, and/or furthering their journalism career in the digital realm. Students work hands on with the variety of media platforms used to publish El Paisano Online (www.elpaisanoonline.com). Students produce content for all online aspects of the digital newspaper, including podcasting, broadcasting, news segments, and writing for a mass audience while implementing the video component of all stories. At the conclusion of the course, students will have learned the concept of immediacy for online news while keeping the reader engaged.

MSCM 128 - Mass Media in Modern Society (IGETC 4)M3.0
MSCM 128 - Mass Media in Modern Society (3.0 units)

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college level-texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MSCM 103 or MSCM 128)

This course in mass media surveys the history, format, laws, and significant contributors in American mass communications. Through projects and readings, students research and discuss such issues as free press, fair trial, foreign communications systems, and the relationship between free media and a democratic society.

IGETC 5B - Biological SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*':

Select one:
ANTH 101, 101H, 101L*; BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 226*;
PSY 210, 210H.

IGETC 5C - Lab ScienceGE1.0

Select one if lab has not been completed in IGETC 5A or 5B.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*':
ANTH 101L*;
ASTR 112*;
BIOL 101*, 105L*, 111L*, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 226*;
CHEM 110*, 120*, 130*, 140*, 230*, 231*;
GEOG 101L*;
GEOL 151*;
PHY 120*,150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

US HISTORY (IGETC 3B)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170.

Total Semester Units:13.0† 
4th Semester
IGETC 3A - ArtsGE3.0†

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

Select one:
ARCH 103
ARTS: ART 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 117
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136
MUST 151, 152
THTR 101, 105, 105H

IGETC 5A - Physical SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ASTR 110, 110H, 112*, 137*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150, 151*, 152, 152L*
CHEM 110*, 120*, 130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

IGETC 6 - Foreign Language (UC ONLY)GE4.5

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;
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.

IGETC 7 - Ethnic StudiesGE3.0

Notes:
Students who started at Rio Hondo College beginning in Fall 2023 or later will be required to complete a course in Area 7. Students who started at Rio Hondo College prior to Fall 2023 and have maintained continuous enrollment will not be required to complete a course in Area 7 (instead, they will complete 9 units from at least two disciplines in Area 4). Please see a counselor for details.

Select one:
CHST 101
EGSS 110

UC ElectiveEL3.0

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

Total Semester Units:16.5† 
Total Units for Journalism AA-T program (Transfer to UC/CSU)61.5† 
Notes:
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
Legend:
Some classes may have higher units
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
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