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2021-2022 Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum Requirements

Completion of all of the requirements in the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) will permit a student to transfer from a community college to a campus in either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system without the need to take additional lower-division, general education courses to satisfy campus general education requirements after transfer.

The course requirements for all areas must be completed before the IGETC can be fully certified. Each course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Students can also visit assist.org to see which courses will complete lower-division major preparation requirements. Students must see a counselor to have the IGETC pattern certified before transferring. Students who have selected a specific campus for transfer should consult with a counselor before following the IGETC pattern.

Courses listed in more than one area may only be used to fulfill one area, unless otherwise noted.

Area 1: English Communication

For CSU, choose one course from each area for a total of three courses (three units each for a total of nine units). For UC, choose two courses, one from area 1A and one from area 1B (three units each for a total of six units). Complete area 1C if you are completing an associate degree for transfer (ADT).
Area Courses
1A
  • ENGWR 300 College Composition; ENGWR 480 Honors College Composition*
  • HONOR 375 Honors College Composition
1B
  • COMM 311 Argumentation and Debate; COMM 315 Persuasion; COMM 482 Honors Seminar: Persuasion within Social Issues
  • ENGWR 301 College Composition and Literature; ENGWR 302 Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking
  • HONOR 341 Honors Seminar: Persuasion within Social Issues
1C

COMM 301 Introduction to Public Speaking; COMM 331 Group Discussion*; COMM 361 The Communication Experience*

  • * These courses have limited transfer credit. Courses listed in more than one GE area can only be used to fulfill a single area. Students who plan to take any of these courses should meet with a counselor to discuss the limitations on transfer credit.

Area 2: Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning

Choose one course for a total of three units.
Area Courses
2A
  • ECON 310 Statistics for Business and Economics*
  • HONOR 393 Introduction to Probability and Statistics - Honors
  • MATH 300 Introduction to Mathematical Ideas; MATH 341 Calculus for Business and Economics*; MATH 350 Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences I*; MATH 351 Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences II*; MATH 355 Calculus for Biology and Medicine I*; MATH 356 Calculus for Biology and Medicine II*; MATH 370 Pre-Calculus Mathematics*; MATH 400 Calculus I*; MATH 401 Calculus II*; MATH 402 Calculus III*; MATH 410 Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • POLS 382 Statistics for Social Science
  • PSYC 330 Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences*
  • STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics*; STAT 480 Introduction to Probability and Statistics - Honors*
  • * These courses have limited transfer credit. Courses listed in more than one GE area can only be used to fulfill a single area. Students who plan to take any of these courses should meet with a counselor to discuss the limitations on transfer credit.

Area 3: Arts and Humanities

Choose one course from each area, plus an additional course from either area, for a total of nine units.
Area Courses
3A Arts
  • ARTH 300 Art Appreciation; ARTH 303 Art Survey: Ancient to 14th Century; ARTH 307 Italian Renaissance Art; ARTH 309 Renaissance Tradition in Art; ARTH 311 Art Survey: Modern Art; ARTH 312 Women in Art; ARTH 324 Women in Art; ARTH 325 Native American Art History; ARTH 328 Survey of African Art; ARTH 332 Asian Art; ARTH 333 Introduction to Islamic Art
  • DANCE 386 Dance History
  • ENGLT 488 Honors - Literature Adapted into Film*
  • FMS 300 Introduction to Film Studies; FMS 305 Film History*; FMS 320 Film Genre
  • HONOR 378 Honors - Literature Adapted into Film*
  • MUFHL 300 Introduction to Music*; MUFHL 308 Introduction to Music: Rock & Roll; MUFHL 310 Survey of Music History and Literature (Greek Antiquity to 1750); MUFHL 311 Survey of Music History and Literature (1750 to the present); MUFHL 315 Jazz History; MUFHL 321 Basic Musicianship*; MUFHL 330 World Music; MUFHL 400 Music Theory and Musicianship I; MUFHL 416 Studies in Contemporary Composition Techniques, Performance, and Literature
  • PHOTO 420 History of Photography*
  • RTVF 305 Film History*
  • TA 300 Introduction to the Theatre; TA 302 History and Theory of the Theatre I; TA 303 History and Theory of the Theatre II; TA 305 Script Analysis; TA 306 Diversity in American Drama (1960 to Present)
3B Humanities
  • ARTH 328 Survey of African Art; ARTH 333 Introduction to Islamic Art
  • DEAF 316 American Sign Language IV
  • ENGLT 303 Introduction to the Short Story; ENGLT 310 English Literature I; ENGLT 311 English Literature II; ENGLT 320 American Literature I; ENGLT 321 American Literature II; ENGLT 330 African American Literature; ENGLT 335 Latino, Mexican-American, and Chicano Literature; ENGLT 336 Race and Ethnicity in Contemporary American Literature; ENGLT 340 World Literature I; ENGLT 341 World Literature II; ENGLT 343 Contemporary Regional World Literature; ENGLT 345 Mythologies of the World; ENGLT 360 Women in Literature; ENGLT 365 Introduction to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Literature**; ENGLT 402 Introduction to Shakespeare and Film; ENGLT 488 Honors - Literature Adapted into Film*
  • ENGWR 301 College Composition and Literature
  • FMS 488 Honors Seminar: Introduction to Critical Theory*
  • HIST 364 Asian Civilization; HIST 365 Asian Civilization; HIST 380 History of the Middle East; HIST 485 Recent United States History - Honors
  • HONOR 350 Honors Seminar: Introduction to Critical Theory*; HONOR 364 Honors Seminar: Philosophy of the Martial Arts; HONOR 366 Recent United States History - Honors; HONOR 378 Honors - Literature Adapted into Film*
  • HUM 300 Classical Humanities; HUM 301 Introduction to the Humanities; HUM 310 Modern Humanities; HUM 320 Asian Humanities; HUM 324 Global Islam: Culture and Civilization; HUM 331 Latin American Humanities; HUM 332 American Humanities; HUM 339 African American Humanities; HUM 370 Women and the Creative Imagination
  • PHIL 300 Introduction to Philosophy; PHIL 304 Introduction to Asian Philosophy; PHIL 310 Introduction to Ethics; PHIL 315 Contemporary Moral Issues; PHIL 330 History of Classical Philosophy; PHIL 331 History of Modern Philosophy; PHIL 338 Contemporary Philosophy; PHIL 350 Philosophy of Religion; PHIL 352 Introduction to World Religions*; PHIL 356 Introduction to the Bible; PHIL 360 Social/Political Philosophy; PHIL 485 Honors Seminar: Philosophy of the Martial Arts
  • SPAN 411 Intermediate Spanish; SPAN 412 Intermediate Spanish; SPAN 413 Spanish for Native Speakers I; SPAN 415 Spanish for Native Speakers II; SPAN 425 Advanced Reading and Conversation; SPAN 426 Introduction to Mexican American Literature; SPAN 427 Introduction to Spanish American Literature
  • VIET 411 Intermediate Vietnamese; VIET 412 Intermediate Vietnamese
  • * These courses have limited transfer credit. Courses listed in more than one GE area can only be used to fulfill a single area. Students who plan to take any of these courses should meet with a counselor to discuss the limitations on transfer credit.
  • ** These courses are approved for IGETC beginning in fall 2021. See all new approvals for fall 2021.

Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Choose three courses from at least two different areas for a total of nine units.
Area Courses
4
  • ANTH 310 Cultural Anthropology; ANTH 313 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology: Medical Focus; ANTH 316 Global Forces in Culture Change; ANTH 323 Introduction to Archaeology; ANTH 324 World Prehistory; ANTH 331 The Anthropology of Religion; ANTH 332 Native Peoples of California; ANTH 334 Native Peoples of North America; ANTH 336 Anthropology of Sex, Sexuality and Gender; ANTH 341 Introduction to Linguistics; ANTH 374 Birth to Death: The Anthropology of Primate Culture and Behavior
  • BUS 345 Law and Society*
  • COMM 325 Intercultural Communication*; COMM 480 Honors Seminar: Political Campaign Communication
  • DEAF 351 Introduction to American Deaf Culture
  • ECE 312 Child Development; ECE 314 The Child, the Family and the Community
  • ECON 300 Survey of Economics; ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics; ECON 304 Principles of Microeconomics; ECON 306 Environmental Economics
  • ETHNS 300 Introduction to Ethnic Studies; ETHNS 320 The African American Experience; ETHNS 330 The Asian American Experience in America; ETHNS 340 Chicanos/Mexican Americans in the U.S.; ETHNS 344 The Latino Experience in America
  • GEOG 302 Environmental Studies & Sustainability; GEOG 310 Human Geography: Exploring Earth's Cultural Landscapes; GEOG 320 World Regional Geography; GEOG 322 Geography of California
  • HIST 301 History of Western Civilization (to 1660); HIST 302 History of Western Civilization; HIST 307 History of World Civilizations to 1500; HIST 308 History of World Civilizations, 1500 to Present; HIST 310 History of the United States *#; HIST 311 History of the United States *#; HIST 314 Recent United States History#; HIST 320 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis *#; HIST 321 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis *#; HIST 331 Women in American History#; HIST 344 Survey of California History: A Multicultural Perspective; HIST 360 History of African Civilizations; HIST 364 Asian Civilization; HIST 365 Asian Civilization; HIST 370 History of the Americas through the 19th Century Wars of Independence; HIST 371 History of the Americas from the 19th Century Wars of Independence to the Present#; HIST 373 History of Mexico; HIST 380 History of the Middle East; HIST 485 Recent United States History - Honors
  • HONOR 340 Honors Seminar: Political Campaign Communication*; HONOR 366 Recent United States History - Honors; HONOR 367 Introduction to Government: United States – Honors
  • JOUR 310 Mass Media and Society*; JOUR 320 Race and Gender in the Media
  • KINES 308 Women in Sport*
  • NUTRI 310 Cultural Foods of the World
  • POLS 301 Introduction to Government: United States#; POLS 302 Comparative Politics; POLS 304 Introduction to Government: California; POLS 310 Introduction to International Relations; POLS 311 International Political Economy; POLS 312 Politics of the Middle East; POLS 313 Latin America; POLS 314 Modern Europe and the Unification Process; POLS 315 Pacific Rim; POLS 317 Global Studies: Africa; POLS 318 Global Studies: Central Asia; POLS 319 Global Studies: Southeast Asia; POLS 320 Introduction to Political Theory; POLS 324 Revolutions & Ideologies; POLS 481 Introduction to Government: United States - Honors
  • PSYC 300 General Principles; PSYC 320 Social Psychology; PSYC 335 Research Methods in Psychology; PSYC 340 Abnormal Behavior; PSYC 356 Human Sexuality; PSYC 368 Cross Cultural Psychology; PSYC 371 Life Span Developmental Psychology
  • RTVF 300 Mass Media and Society*
  • SJS 300 Introduction to Social Justice Studies**; SJS 310 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies**
  • SOC 300 Introductory Sociology; SOC 301 Social Problems; SOC 302 Introduction to Social Research Methods;  SOC 310 Marriage and the Family;  SOC 321 Race, Ethnicity and Inequality in the United States; SOC 341 Sex and Gender in the U.S.
  • TA 306 Diversity in American Drama (1960 to Present)
  • # These courses can be used to fulfill both area 4 and the US History, Constitution and American Ideals graduation requirement. Please see your counselor for more information.
  • * These courses have limited transfer credit. Courses listed in more than one GE area can only be used to fulfill a single area. Students who plan to take any of these courses should meet with a counselor to discuss the limitations on transfer credit.
  • ** These courses are approved for IGETC beginning in fall 2021. See all new approvals for fall 2021.

Area 5: Physical and Biological Sciences

Choose one course from each area for a minimum of seven to nine units. Courses in area 5C may also be used in areas 5A or 5B where appropriate. Related lecture courses must be completed prior to or concurrently with lab.
Area Courses
5A Physical Science
  • ASTR 300 Introduction to Astronomy
  • CHEM 300 Beginning Chemistry+*; CHEM 305 Introduction to Chemistry+*; CHEM 306 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry+*; CHEM 309 Integrated General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry+; CHEM 400 General Chemistry I+; CHEM 401 General Chemistry II+*; CHEM 420 Organic Chemistry I+; CHEM 421 Organic Chemistry II+
  • GEOG 300 Physical Geography: Exploring Earth's Environmental Systems; GEOG 305 Global Climate Change; GEOG 306 Weather and Climate
  • GEOL 300 Physical Geology*; GEOL 305 Earth Science*; GEOL 310 Historical Geology*; GEOL 330 Introduction to Oceanography
  • HORT 302 Soils, Soil Management, and Plant Nutrition+*
  • PHYS 310 Conceptual Physics*; PHYS 350 General Physics+*; PHYS 360 General Physics+*; PHYS 370 Introductory Physics - Mechanics and Thermodynamics+*; PHYS 380 Introductory Physics - Electricity and Magnetism, Light and Modern Physics+*; PHYS 411 Mechanics of Solids and Fluids+*; PHYS 421 Electricity and Magnetism+*; PHYS 431 Heat, Waves, Light and Modern Physics+*
  • PLTS 310 Soils, Soil Management, and Plant Nutrition+*
5B Biological Science
  • ANTH 300 Biological Anthropology; ANTH 303 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
  • BIOL 300 The Foundations of Biology*; BIOL 307 Biology of Organisms +BIOL 308 Contemporary Biology*; BIOL 310 General Biology +*; BIOL 342 The New Plagues: New and Ancient Infectious Diseases Threatening World Health; BIOL 350 Environmental Biology; BIOL 352 Conservation Biology; BIOL 400 Principles of Biology +; BIOL 410 Principles of Botany +; BIOL 420 Principles of Zoology +; BIOL 430 Anatomy and Physiology +; BIOL 431 Anatomy and Physiology +; BIOL 440 General Microbiology +; BIOL 485 Honors Seminar in Genetics
  • HONOR 385 Honors Seminar in Genetics
  • PSYC 312 Biological Psychology+
5C Laboratory
  • ANTH 301 Biological Anthropology Laboratory
  • ASTR 400 Astronomy Laboratory
  • BIOL 307 Biology of Organisms +*; BIOL 309 Contemporary Biology Lab* BIOL 310 General Biology +*; BIOL 400 Principles of Biology +; BIOL 410 Principles of Botany +; BIOL 420 Principles of Zoology +; BIOL 430 Anatomy and Physiology +; BIOL 431 Anatomy and Physiology +; BIOL 440 General Microbiology +
  • CHEM 300 Beginning Chemistry+*; CHEM 305 Introduction to Chemistry+*; CHEM 306 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry+*; CHEM 309 Integrated General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry+; CHEM 400 General Chemistry I+; CHEM 401 General Chemistry II+*; CHEM 420 Organic Chemistry I+; CHEM 421 Organic Chemistry II+
  • GEOG 301 Physical Geography Laboratory
  • GEOL 301 Physical Geology Laboratory*; GEOL 306 Earth Science Laboratory*; GEOL 311 Historical Geology Laboratory*
  • HORT 302 Soils, Soil Management, and Plant Nutrition+*
  • PHYS 350 General Physics+*; PHYS 360 General Physics+*; PHYS 370 Introductory Physics - Mechanics and Thermodynamics+*; PHYS 380 Introductory Physics - Electricity and Magnetism, Light and Modern Physics+*; PHYS 411 Mechanics of Solids and Fluids+*; PHYS 421 Electricity and Magnetism+*; PHYS 431 Heat, Waves, Light and Modern Physics+*
  • PLTS 310 Soils, Soil Management, and Plant Nutrition+*
  • PSYC 312 Biological Psychology+
  • + These courses may be counted in both categories in which they are listed.
  • * These courses have limited transfer credit. Courses listed in more than one GE area can only be used to fulfill a single area. Students who plan to take any of these courses should meet with a counselor to discuss the limitations on transfer credit.

Area 6: Language Other Than English

 This is a UC requirement only. Students must demonstrate proficiency equivalent to two years of high school study in a single language. The following courses also fulfill this requirement. Consult a counselor for more information on how to fulfill this requirement.
Area Courses
6A
  • DEAF 310 American Sign Language I; DEAF 312 American Sign Language II; DEAF 314 American Sign Language III; DEAF 316 American Sign Language IV*
  • HMONG 401 Elementary Hmong; HMONG 402 Elementary Hmong II
  • SPAN 401 Elementary Spanish; SPAN 402 Elementary Spanish; SPAN 411 Intermediate Spanish*; SPAN 412 Intermediate Spanish*; SPAN 413 Spanish for Native Speakers I
  • VIET 401 Elementary Vietnamese; VIET 402 Elementary Vietnamese; VIET 411 Intermediate Vietnamese*; VIET 412 Intermediate Vietnamese*
  • * These courses have limited transfer credit. Courses listed in more than one GE area can only be used to fulfill a single area. Students who plan to take any of these courses should meet with a counselor to discuss the limitations on transfer credit.

US History, Constitution, and American Ideals

 This is a CSU graduation requirement only – it is not required for IGETC certification. Choose one of the following options.
Option Courses
Option 1 Complete POLS 301 Introduction to Government: United States, plus one of the following:
  • HIST 310 History of the United States (To 1877); HIST 311 History of the United States; HIST 320 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis; HIST 321 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis; HIST 331 Women in American History; HIST 371 History of the Americas from the 19th Century Wars of Independence to the Present
Option 2 Complete HIST 310 History of the United States or HIST 320 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis, plus one of the following:
  • HIST 311 History of the United States (1865 - Present); HIST 314 Recent United States History; HIST 321 History of the United States: African-American Emphasis
  • POLS 304 Introduction to Government: California

New Approvals Effective Fall 2021

The following courses are approved for IGETC beginning in fall 2021.
Course Number Course Title IGETC Area
ENGLT 365 Introduction to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Literature 3B
PHIL 315 Contemporary Moral Issues 3B
SJS 300 Introduction to Social Justice Studies 4
SJS 310 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies 4