Associate Degree General Education Requirement Fullerton College

2019-2020

Twenty-four (24) units total minimum requirement - Three (3) units in each of the following eight (8) sub-categories.

NOTE: This list does not meet the requirements for UC or CSU transfer.

Area A: Language and Rationality (6 units)

A1 - Written Communication - must be completed with a grade of C or better (3 units)
Business Communications3
College Writing4
Honors College Writing
Enhanced College Writing5
Reporting and Writing3
A2 - Analytical Thinking (3 units)
Public Speaking for Business4
Critical Reasoning and Writing for Business (formerly Writing for Business) (beg F'17)3
Honors Critical Reasoning and Writing for Business (formerly Honors Writing for Business)
Introduction to Personal Computers4
Honors Introduction to Personal Computers
Introduction to Information Systems4
Honors Introduction to Information Systems
Public Speaking4
Interpersonal Communication3
Intercultural Communication3
Small Group Communication3
Essentials of Argumentation4
Introduction to Radio, TV and Film3
Introduction to Programming Concepts in C++4
Critical Reasoning and Writing4
Honors Critical Reasoning and Writing
Critical Thinking and Writing About Literature4
Intermediate College Writing3
Mass Media Survey3
Honors Mass Media Survey
Introductory Probability and Statistics 14
Honors Introductory Probability and Statistics
Logic and Critical Thinking3
Critical Thinking/Writing3
Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science (beg F 13) 14
Honors Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science
College Reading: Logical Analysis and Evaluation4
Introduction to Probability and Statistics 14
Introduction to Research Methods4

Area B: Natural Sciences and Mathematics

B1 - Physical Sciences and Life Sciences (3 units)
Physical Sciences:
Chemistry for Daily Life4
Chemistry for Allied Health Science5
Chemistry in a Changing World3
Preparation for General Chemistry5
General Chemistry I5
General Chemistry II5
Physical Geology3
Earth Science Survey3
Survey of Natural Disasters3
Historical Geology4
Geology of National Parks and Monuments3
Introduction to Weather and Climate3
Geology of Orange County Area2
Earth Science for Educators4
Introduction to Climate Science3
Astronomy3
Honors Astronomy
Geology of California3
Introduction to Oceanography3
Honors Introduction to Oceanography
Environmental Geology3
Physical Geography3
Honors Physical Geography
Relativity for Poets3
Elementary Physics4
Physics for the Life Sciences I4
Physics for the Life Sciences II4
Physics with Calculus for the Life Sciences I4
Physics with Calculus for the Life Sciences II4
General Physics I4
General Physics II4
General Physics III4
Technical Science3
Life Sciences:
General Human Anatomy (beg F'12)4
Human Physiology5
Physical Anthropology3
Honors Physical Anthropology
Principles of Biology (beg F'11)4
General Biology5
Honors General Biology
Human Biology3
Biology of Insects and Spiders3
Plants and People (beg F'11)3
Genetics and Biotechnology in Society3
Marine Mammal Biology and Conservation3
Organismal Biology5
Introduction to Biotechnology3
Marine Biology3
General Zoology (beg F'11)5
General Botany (beg F'11)5
Cell and Molecular Biology (beg F '11)4
General Ecology4
Environmental Biology3
Conservation Biology (beg F'10)3
Natural History of California3
Health Science3
Applied Botany4
Applied Entomology3
Plant Pathology3
Medical Microbiology4
General Microbiology5
Human Nutrition3
Honors Human Nutrition
B2 - Mathematics (3 units)
Math Proficiency Exam (see catalog and/or counselor for information)
Business Mathematics3
Intermediate Algebra (or higher within the Math Division)4
Combined Elementary and Intermediate Algebra6
Intermediate Algebra for Statistics and Liberal Arts4
or higher within the Math Division
Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science 14
Honors Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science
Introduction to Probability and Statistics 14

Area C: Arts and Humanities

C1 - Visual Arts, Music, Theatre and Dance (3 units)
Fundamentals of Art (beg F'19) 23
Introduction to Art3
Art History: Ancient to Medieval3
Art History: Renaissance to Modern3
Honors Art History: Renaissance to Modern
Art History: Impressionism to Present3
The Museum Experience (formerly Museum Survey)3
Art History: The Art of Mexico3
Art History: American Art3
Color Theory3
Basic Design3
Three-Dimensional Design3
Applied Painting: Floral2
Ceramics: Beginning Handbuilding (formerly ART 150AF)3
Ceramics: Beginning Throwing3
Fundamentals of Sculpture3
Beginning Jewelry Fabrication3
Drawing for Non-Art Majors2
Basic Drawing3
Expressive Drawing3
Life Sculpture3
Beginning Life Drawing3
Watercolor for Non-Art Majors2
Beginning Watercolor Painting3
Beginning Painting3
Honors Creative Arts - Art3
Life Painting3
Women in the Arts 23
Art History: The Art of Asia3
Art History: Pre-Columbian Art3
Painting: Narrative 23
Media Aesthetics3
American Cinema to the 1960's3
World Cinema to 19453
World Cinema 1946 to Present3
Contemporary American Cinema (formerly Contemporary Cinema)3
Dance Appreciation3
Dance History3
Dance Appreciation: A Classical Ballet Retrospective3
Multicultural Dance in the U.S. Today3
Fashion History: The Evolution of Dress, Culture and Style (formerly Fashion History of Costume)3
Ethnic Costume3
History of Architecture and Furnishings I (formerly History of Architecture I)3
Music Fundamentals3
Music Reading3
Beginning Musicianship1
Intermediate Musicianship1
Introduction to Music Theory3
Harmony I3
Electronic Music I: Beginning Music Production3
Jazz History - An Appreciation3
Music Appreciation3
Introduction to Opera3
History of Rock Music3
Survey of Music History3
Collegiate Chorale1
Honors Creative Arts - Music3
Fullerton College Symphony1
Concert Band1
Fullerton College Symphonic Winds1
Concert Choir1
Fullerton College Master Chorale1
Introduction to Concert Hour1
Introduction to Piano for Non-Music Majors1
Introduction to Photography3
Introduction to Photography from Analog to Digital (beg F'09)3
Introduction to the Theatre3
Introduction to Theatre Appreciation3
Musical Theatre History (beg F'12)3
Beginning Principles of Playwriting3
Modern Dramatic Literature3
Oral Interpretation3
Introduction to Sound Technology3
Sound Reinforcement Techniques2
Sound Design for the Theatre2
Honors Creative Arts - Theatre3
C2 - Literature, Philosophy, Religion and Foreign Language (3 units)
Introduction to Liberal Studies (beg F'13)3
Introduction to Literature3
Honors Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Creative Writing3
Introduction to Dramatic Literature3
Introduction to Poetry3
The Short Story3
Introduction to Film Studies3
Intermediate Creative Writing 23
Introduction to Language Structure and Use3
British Literature to 18003
Honors British Literature to 1800
British Literature since 18003
Honors British Literature since 1800
Contemporary Literature3
American Literature to the Civil War3
Honors American Literature to the Civil War
American Literature from the Civil War to the Present3
Honors American Literature from the Civil War to the Present
World Literature through the Early Modern Period3
Honors World Literature through the Early Modern Period
World Literature since the Early Modern Period3
Honors World Literature since the Early Modern Period
Introduction to Shakespeare3
Honors Introduction to Shakespeare
Survey of Children's Literature3
Survey of Young Adult Literature 23
Folklore and Mythology3
Honors Folklore and Mythology
The Bible as Literature3
The Novel3
Science Fiction3
Survey of Chicano/a Literature3
Survey of Native American Literature3
Intermediate Creative Writing: Poetry (beg F'10)3
Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction3
African-American History I (beg F'02) 13
Western Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Western Civilization I) (beg F'15) 13
Honors Western Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Western Civilization II)
Western Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Western Civilization II) (beg F'15) 13
Honors Western Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Honors Western Civilization II)
World Civilizations to 1550 (formerly World Civilizations I) (beg F'02) 13
Honors World Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Honors World Civilizations I)
World Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly World Civilizations II) (beg F'02) 13
Honors World Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Honors World Civilizations II)
Ancient Egypt 13
History of the United States to 1877 (formerly History of the United States) (beg F'16) 13
Honors History of the United States to 1877 (formerly Honors History of the United States I)
History of the United States Since 1877 (formerly History of the United States II) (beg F'16) 13
Honors History of the United States Since 1877 (formerly Honors History of the United States II)
Women in United States History (beg Spr'06) 13
Introduction to Philosophy3
Honors Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Religious Studies3
World Religions3
Honors World Religions
Social and Political Philosophy3
Introduction to Ethics3
Women's Issues in Philosophy3
Introduction to Christianity (beg F'11)3
History of Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval (beg F'11)3
History of Philosophy: Modern and Contemporary (beg F'11)3
Introduction to Judaism (beg F'11)3
The Holocaust (formerly PHIL 198AF) (beg F'17)3
The American Religious Experience ((beg F'17))3
The Religion of Islam ((beg F'11))3
Introduction to Asian Religions ((beg F'11))3
Foreign Language 101 F or 101HF, 102 F, 102HF, 201 F, 203 F, 204 F, 205 F, 206 F, 207 F
Total Units0

Area D: Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 units)

D1 - Social, Political and Economic Institutions (3 units)
Ethics in Accounting3
Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion3
Honors Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion
Cultures of Latin America3
Celtic Cultures3
Introduction to Business (beg F'14)3
Principles of International Business3
Business Economics3
Legal Environment of Business (beg F'12)3
Honors Legal Environment of Business
International Business Law3
Business Law I (formerly BUS 241AF)3
Principles of Economics-Micro3
Honors Principles of Economics-Micro
Principles of Economics-Macro3
Honors Principles of Economics-Macro
American Ethnic Studies4
Honors American Ethnic Studies
Introduction to Bilingual-Crossculturalism (beg F'13)3
Introduction to African-American Studies3
African-American History I (beg F'11) 13
African-American History II3
Introduction to Chicana/o Studies (formerly ETHS 140 F)3
Chicana/o History I (formerly ETHS 141 F)3
Chicana/o History II (formerly ETHS 141 F)3
Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues (formerly ETHS 142 F)3
Honors Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues
History of the Native Americans3
Introduction to Asian Pacific American Studies3
Asian Pacific American History3
Contemporary Social Justice Movements .3
Honors Contemporary Social Justice
Global Geography3
Honors Global Geography
Global Environmental Problems3
California Geography (beg F 14)3
Economic Geography (beg F 14)3
Western Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Western Civilization I) 13
Honors Western Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Western Civilization II)
Western Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Western Civilization II) 13
Honors Western Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Honors Western Civilization II)
World Civilizations to 1550 (formerly World Civilizations I) 13
Honors World Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Honors World Civilizations I)
World Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly World Civilizations II) 13
Honors World Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Honors World Civilizations II)
Survey of United States History (formerly Survey of American History)3
Survey of British History I (beg F'11)3
Survey of British History II ((beg F'11))3
Ancient Egypt 13
Asian Civilizations I (formerly HIST 160AF)3
Asian Civilizations II (formerly HIST 160BF)3
Introduction to the Middle East (beg F'11)3
Honors Introduction to the Middle East
History of the United States to 1877 (formerly History of the United States) 13
Honors History of the United States to 1877 (formerly Honors History of the United States I)
History of the United States Since 1877 (formerly History of the United States II) 13
Honors History of the United States Since 1877 (formerly Honors History of the United States II)
History of the Americas (formerly HIST 162AF)3
History of the Americas II (formerly HIST 162BF)3
Women in United States History 13
History of California (beg F 11)3
Introduction to Marketing (beg F'14)3
American Government3
Honors American Government
Contemporary American Politics (beg F'11)3
Honors Contemporary American Politics
Introduction to Political Theory3
California Government and Politics3
Introduction to the Study of Politics3
Comparative Politics (beg F'07)3
Government and Politics of the Middle East3
Introduction to Public Administration3
Introduction to International Relations (beg F'07)3
Introduction to Public Law (beg F'11)3
Social Problems3
Dying and Death3
Sociology of Gender3
Honors Sociology of Gender
Sociology of Religion3
Honors Sociology of Religion
Drugs and Society3
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (beg F 14)3
Introduction to Criminology3
D2 - Social Behavior and Self-Understanding (3 units)
Cultural Anthropology3
Honors Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Archaeology (beg F'11)3
Honors Introduction to Archaeology
Language and Culture3
Field Course in Archaeology (beg F'13)3
Personal Financial Management3
The Entrepreneurial Mindset (formerly Business Plan Development) (beg F'17)3
Creativity Matters!3
Financial Investments (beg F'13)3
Human Relations in Organizations (formerly Human Relations in Business)3
Child Development3
Infant/Toddler Development and Observation3
Child in the Home and Community3
Introduction to Leadership Development (beg F'15)3
Career and College Success (formerly Career/Life Planning)3
Diversity in the World of Work3
Personal Growth and Life Transitions3
Cultural Geography3
Stress Management (beg F'15)3
Techniques and Principles of Coaching (beg F'16)3
Sports Management3
Psychology of Sport3
Sports and Society3
Fitness for Living (formerly Physical Fitness as a Lifelong Concept)3
General Psychology3
Honors General Psychology
Introduction to Applied Psychology3
Human Sexuality3
Cross Cultural Psychology3
Developmental Psychology: Life Cycle3
Child Psychology (beg F'11)3
Research Methods in Psychology (beg F'11)4
Honors Research Methods in Psychology
The Brain and Behavior3
Abnormal Psychology (beg F'11)3
The Psychology of Adjustment (beg F'12)3
Social Psychology (beg F'11)3
Honors Social Psychology
Introduction to Sociology3
Honors Introduction to Sociology
Sociology of Women (beg F'07)3
Honors Sociology of Women
Sociology of Aging3
Marriage and Family3
Honors Marriage and Family
Introduction to LGBTQ Studies 23
The Body-Mind Connection3
Introduction to Women's Studies3
Honors Introduction to Women's Studies

Graduation Requirements for Associate Degree

  1. Completion of 18 or more units of specified course work in a major with a C or higher (see catalog for major course requirements).
  2. Completion of 24 units of general education as shown above (CSU GE Area A1, A2, A3 and A4 must have grades of C or better) OR 39 units as stipulated by the CSU General Education Certification requirements OR 37-39 units as stipulated by the IGETC requirements. Courses appearing in more than one Area may only be counted in one Area.
  3. Completion of one unit of physical education or dance activity class; AJ 135 F or PE 243 F or PE 266 F or WELL 242 F.
  4. Completion of the Multicultural requirement (see below).
  5. Completion of Reading requirement (see below).
  6. Completion of additional units will be necessary in order to meet the total of at least 60 degree applicable units required for graduation. An overall grade point average of 2.0 (or better) is required.
  7. Completion of last 12 degree applicable units or minimum of 24 degree applicable units total must be taken at Fullerton College.

Multicultural Education Requirement

Beginning Fall Semester 1996, to meet this requirement, every student must complete one course from the following: 1
Multicultural Issues within Administration of Justice3
Cultural Anthropology (beg F 06)3
Honors Cultural Anthropology
Language and Culture (beg F 99)3
Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion3
Honors Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion
Principles of International Business (beg F 98)3
International Business Law3
Child in the Home and Community (beg F'99)3
Anti-Bias Perspective/Diversity Seminar (beg F'14)3
World Cinema to 1945 (beg F'00)3
World Cinema 1946 to Present (beg F'00)3
Intercultural Communication3
Diversity in the World of Work3
Multicultural Dance in the U.S. Today (beg F'03)3
World Literature through the Early Modern Period (beg F'09)3
Honors World Literature through the Early Modern Period
World Literature since the Early Modern Period (beg F'09) 13
Honors World Literature since the Early Modern Period
Survey of Children's Literature (beg F'97)3
Survey of Young Adult Literature3
Folklore and Mythology (beg F'06)3
Honors Folklore and Mythology
Survey of Chicano/a Literature (beg F '10)3
American Ethnic Studies4
Honors American Ethnic Studies
Introduction to Bilingual-Crossculturalism3
Introduction to African-American Studies (beg F'19)3
African-American History I (beg F'19)3
African-American History II (beg F'19)3
Introduction to Chicana/o Studies (formerly ETHS 140 F) (beg F'17)3
Chicana/o History I (formerly ETHS 141 F) (beg F'17)3
Chicana/o History II (formerly ETHS 141 F) (beg F'17)3
Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues (formerly ETHS 142 F) (beg F'17)3
Honors Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues
History of the Native Americans3
Contemporary Social Justice Movements3
Honors Contemporary Social Justice
Ethnic Costume3
Cultural Aspects of Food3
Global Geography3
Honors Global Geography
Cultural Geography3
Urban Geography: Introduction to the City (beg F 12)3
Western Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Western Civilization I) (beg F'00)3
Honors Western Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Western Civilization II)
Western Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Western Civilization II) (beg F'00)3
Honors Western Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Honors Western Civilization II)
World Civilizations to 1550 (formerly World Civilizations I) (beg F'99)3
Honors World Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Honors World Civilizations I)
World Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly World Civilizations II) (beg F'99)3
Honors World Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Honors World Civilizations II)
Ancient Egypt (beg F 11)3
Introduction to the Middle East (beg F'12)3
Honors Introduction to the Middle East
History of the Americas II (formerly HIST 162BF)3
Women in United States History (beg F'02)3
Introduction to Spanish-Language Reporting (beg F'15) 13
Understanding Multicultural Markets in U.S. (beg F'03)3
Sports and Society (beg F'99)3
World Religions (beg F'98)3
Honors World Religions
Introduction to Asian Religions (beg F'98)3
International Law3
Introduction to the Study of Politics (beg F'11)3
Cross Cultural Psychology (beg F'03)3
Introduction to Sociology3
Honors Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems (beg F'99)3
Marriage and Family (beg F'10)3
Honors Marriage and Family
Sociology of Religion3
Honors Sociology of Religion
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (beg F'14)3
Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3
Introduction to Latin American Literature (beg F'03)3
Multicultural Perspectives in American Theatre (beg F'03)3

A student may use the Multicultural Education course listed above to also meet a major or general education requirement for the Associate degree.

Graduation Reading Requirement

Proficiency in reading may be satisfied by one of the following:

  1. Completion of a degree (AA/AS or higher) from a regionally-accredited college or university confirmed by submission of an official transcript from a regionally-accredited college or university.
  2. A Fullerton College placement test score indicating a placement into READ 142 F if taken prior to 11/16/2018, or a reading proficiency test approved by the Fullerton College Reading Department.
  3. A pass grade of C or better in READ 096 F (formerly READ 056BF), READ 142 F, ESL 185 F or ESL 189 F; or an equivalent course with a grade of C- or higher confirmed by submission of official transcripts from a regionally-accredited college or university.
  4. A passing grade of C or better in any course in the IGETC (1B); or CSUGE (A2) Critical Thinking category; or an equivalent course with a grade of C- or higher confirmed by submission of official transcripts from a regionally-accredited college or university.
  5. A passing grade of C or better in the Fullerton College AA/AS degree General Education pattern Area A2 (Analytical Thinking),or an equivalent course with a grade of C- or higher confirmed by submission of official transcripts from a regionally-accredited college or university.

"Equivalent Disclaimer" - Courses taken at another college must be equivalent to courses offered at Fullerton College.