Paralegal Studies General Education

Fullerton College 2019-2020

Courses Accepted by ABA for Paralegal General Education

Paralegal Studies Associate in Science Degree General Education

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

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Area A: Language and Rationality

A1. Written Communication
ENGL 100 FCollege Writing4
or ENGL 100HF Honors College Writing
or ENGL 101 F Enhanced College Writing
A2. Analytical Thinking
Select 3 units from the following:3
Public Speaking for Business4
Public Speaking4
Interpersonal Communication3
Intercultural Communication3
Small Group Communication3
Essentials of Argumentation4
Critical Reasoning and Writing4
Honors Critical Reasoning and Writing
Critical Thinking and Writing About Literature4
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
READ 142 F College Reading: Logical Analysis and Evaluation4
Introduction to Research Methods4
Total Units11

Area B: Natural Sciences and Mathematics

B1. Physical Sciences and Life Sciences
Select 3 units from the following:3
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 II (beg F 13)5
Physical Geology3
Physical Geology Lab1
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
Astronomy Lab2
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 II (beg F 13)4
Physics with Calculus for the Life Sciences II (beg F 13)4
General Physics I4
General Physics II (beg F 13)4
General Physics III (beg F 13)4
Technical Science3
Life Sciences:
General Human Anatomy (beg F 12)4
Human Physiology (beg F 13)5
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 Biotechnology 13
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
Environmental Biology Lab1
Conservation Biology3
Natural History of California3
Applied Botany (beg F 13)4
Applied Entomology (beg F 13)3
Plant Pathology (beg F 13)3
Medical Microbiology (beg F 13)4
General Microbiology (beg F 13)5
Human Nutrition3
Honors Human Nutrition
B2. Mathematics
Select 3 units from the following:3
Intermediate Algebra4
Combined Elementary and Intermediate Algebra6
Intermediate Algebra for Statistics and Liberal Arts4
or higher within the Math Division
Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science (beg F 13) 24
Honors Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science
Total Units6

Area C: Arts and Humanities

C1. Visual Arts, Music, Theatre and Dance
Select 3 units from the following:3
Fundamentals of Art3
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 Art (beg F 13)3
Women in the Arts3
Art History: The Art of Asia3
Art History: Pre-Columbian Art3
American Cinema to the 1960's3
World Cinema to 19453
World Cinema 1946 to Present3
Introduction to Dance World Cultures (beg F 11)1
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
Jazz History - An Appreciation3
Music Appreciation3
Introduction to Opera3
History of Rock Music3
Introduction to Photography from Analog to Digital (beg F 09)3
Introduction to Theatre Appreciation3
Musical Theatre History (beg F 12)3
Modern Dramatic Literature3
C2. Literature, Philosophy, Religion and Foreign Language
Select 3 units from the following:3
Introduction to Liberal Studies3
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 (beg F'19) 13
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 Period 13
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 13
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
African-American History I 23
Western Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Western Civilization I) 23
Honors Western Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Western Civilization II)
Western Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Western Civilization II) 23
Honors Western Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Honors Western Civilization II)
World Civilizations to 1550 (formerly World Civilizations I) 23
Honors World Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Honors World Civilizations I)
World Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly World Civilizations II) 23
Honors World Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Honors World Civilizations II)
Ancient Egypt 23
History of the United States to 1877 (formerly History of the United States) 23
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) 23
Honors History of the United States Since 1877 (formerly Honors History of the United States II)
Women in United States History 23
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)3
The American Religious Experience3
The Religion of Islam (beg F 11)3
Introduction to Asian Religions (beg F 11)3
Foreign Language 101 F or Foreign Language 101HF
Foreign Language 102 F or Foreign Language 102HF
Foreign Language 201 F
Foreign Language 203 F
Foreign Langauge 204 F
Foreign Language 205 F
Foreign Language 206 F
Foreign Language 207 F
Total Units6

Area D: Social and Behavioral Sciences

D1. Social, Political and Economic Institutions
Select 3 units from the following:3
Ethics in Accounting3
Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion3
Honors Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion
Cultures of Latin America3
Celtic Cultures3
Introduction to Business3
Principles of International Business3
Legal Environment of Business3
Honors Legal Environment of Business
International Business Law3
Business Law I (formerly BUS 241AF)3
Principles of Economics-Micro3
Honors Principles of Economics-Micro
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) 23
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 Americans (beg F 13)3
Introduction to Asian Pacific American Studies3
Asian Pacific American History3
Contemporary Social Justice Movements 13
Honors Contemporary Social Justice
Global Geography3
Honors Global Geography
California Geography3
Economic Geography3
Western Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Western Civilization I) 23
Honors Western Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Western Civilization II)
Western Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Western Civilization II) 23
Honors Western Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Honors Western Civilization II)
World Civilizations to 1550 (formerly World Civilizations I) 23
Honors World Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Honors World Civilizations I)
World Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly World Civilizations II) 23
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 23
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) 23
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) 23
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 23
History of California (beg F 11)3
Introduction to Marketing3
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
Dying and Death3
Sociology of Gender3
Honors Sociology of Gender
Sociology of Religion3
Honors Sociology of Religion
Drugs and Society3
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity3
Introduction to Criminology3
D2. Social Behavior and Self-Understanding
Select 3 units from the following:3
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
The Entrepreneurial Mindset (formerly Business Plan Development) (beg F'17)3
Financial Investments3
Child Development3
Infant/Toddler Development and Observation3
Child in the Home and Community3
Personal Growth and Life Transitions3
Cultural Geography3
Mass Media Survey (beg F 13)3
Psychology of Sport (beg F 13)3
Stress Management3
Techniques and Principles of Coaching 13
Sports and Society3
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 Adjustment3
Social Psychology (beg F 11)3
Honors Social Psychology
Introduction to Sociology3
Honors Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems3
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 13
Introduction to Women's Studies3
Honors Introduction to Women's Studies
Total Units6

Graduation Requirement for Paralegal Studies Associate in Science Degree

  1. Completion of 27 units of specified course work in the major with a grade of C or better.
  2. Completion of 24 units of general education as shown above with a grade of C or better in all courses (note this is different from the standard AA/AS degree general education list for other majors at Fullerton College).
  3. Completion of one (1) unit of physical education activity; AJ 135 F or PE 243 F or PE 266 F or WELL 242 F. The exception for 21 year-olds no longer applies.
  4. Completion of the Multicultural requirement - this can also count as a GE course (see below).
  5. Completion of MATH 040 F or higher satisfies the Math graduation requirement.
  6. Completion of additional units will be needed to meet the total of at least 60 degree applicable units required for graduation. An overall GPA of 2.0 (or better) is required.

Multicultural Education Requirement

Every student must complete the Multicultural Education Requirement to graduate with an AS degree. Refer to the current college catalog for courses that meet this requirement. Note: You may use the same course to meet both the Multicultural and a general education requirement as long as the course is also on the above General Education list for the Paralegal AS degree. For example, SOC 101 F meets both the Multicultural and a GE requirement for D2.

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 CSU GE (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.