California State University and University of California Campus Specific General Education/Breadth Requirements

There are several ways that a transfer student may fulfill the CSU and UC lower-division general education requirements prior to transfer. Depending on a student’s major and field of interest, the student may find it better to take courses fulfilling those of the transfer campus or college to which the student plans to transfer. Students pursuing majors that require extensive lower-division preparation may not find the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum or the CSU General Education Certification option to be advantageous.

Students are urged to consult the CSU or UC campus catalog; consult with their FC academic counselor; and use the FC Counseling Resource Center or the Cadena/Transfer Center to obtain additional information regarding CSU and UC campus specific transfer general education course patterns and lists.

AREA A: ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION AND CRITICAL THINKING - Select one course in each sub-area: A1, A2 and A3 (9-12 units)9-12
Course can be used in one area. 1
Area A1: Oral Communication
Public Speaking for Business (beg F'16)4
Public Speaking4
Interpersonal Communication3
Small Group Communication3
Essentials of Argumentation 14
Area A2: Written Communication
College Writing4
Honors College Writing
Enhanced College Writing5
Area A3: Critical Thinking
Essentials of Argumentation 14
Critical Reasoning and Writing4
Honors Critical Reasoning and Writing
Critical Thinking and Writing About Literature4
Intermediate College Writing3
Logic and Critical Thinking3
Critical Thinking/Writing3
College Reading: Logical Analysis and Evaluation4
AREA B: SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY AND QUANTITATIVE REASONING - Select one course in each of the sub-areas B1, B2 and B4, plus complete a science lab requirement by selecting a course from B1 or B2 that includes lab, or by selecting the course in B3 that matches one of the courses selected in B1 or B2 (9-14 units):9-14
Courses also count for Area B3. 3
B1: Physical Science
Chemistry for Daily Life 34
Chemistry for Allied Health Science 35
Chemistry in a Changing World3
Preparation for General Chemistry 35
General Chemistry I 35
General Chemistry II (beg F'15) 35
Physical Geology3
Earth Science Survey3
Historical Geology 34
Geology of National Parks and Monuments3
Introduction to Weather and Climate3
Earth Science for Educators 34
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 Physics 34
Physics for the Life Sciences I 34
Physics for the Life Sciences II 34
Physics with Calculus for the Life Sciences I 34
Physics with Calculus for the Life Sciences II 34
General Physics I 34
General Physics II 34
General Physics III 34
B2: Life Science
General Human Anatomy 34
Human Physiology 35
Physical Anthropology3
Honors Physical Anthropology
Principles of Biology4
General Biology 35
Honors General Biology
Human Biology3
Biology of Insects and Spiders3
Plants and People3
Genetics and Biotechnology in Society3
Marine Mammal Biology and Conservation3
Organismal Biology 35
Introduction to Biotechnology3
Marine Biology 33
General Zoology 35
General Botany 35
Cell and Molecular Biology 34
General Ecology 34
Environmental Biology3
Conservation Biology3
Natural History of California3
Applied Botany 34
Applied Entomology 33
Plant Pathology 33
Medical Microbiology 34
General Microbiology 35
B3: Laboratory Activity
Physical Anthropology Lab 31
Human Biology Laboratory 31
Physical Geology Lab 31
Earth Science Survey Lab 31
Introduction to Weather and Climate 33
Astronomy Lab 32
Introduction to Oceanography: Field Experience 31
Environmental Biology Lab 31
Physical Geography Laboratory 31
B4: Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
Liberal Arts Mathematics3
Introductory Probability and Statistics4
Honors Introductory Probability and Statistics
College Algebra for Business Calculus4
Calculus for Business4
College Algebra4
Honors College Algebra
Trigonometry4
Calculus I (formerly MATH 150AF)4
Honors Calculus I (formerly MATH 150HF)
Calculus II (formerly MATH 150BF)4
Honors Calculus II
Discrete Structures4
Discrete Mathematics4
Graph Theory and Linear Algebra4
Multivariable Calculus (formerly MATH 250AF)4
Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (formerly MATH 250BF)4
Linear Algebra4
Ordinary Differential Equations4
Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science4
Honors Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science
Introduction to Probability and Statistics4
AREA C: ARTS AND HUMANITIES - Select at least one course in each sub-area (C1 and C2) for a minimum of 9 semester units in Area C (9-13 units):9-13
Course can only be used in one area. 1
ART 196HF, MUS 196HF, and THEA 196HF count as one course. 2
C1: Arts (Art, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theater)
Fundamentals of Art
Introduction to Art
Art History: Ancient to Medieval
Art History: Renaissance to Modern
Honors Art History: Renaissance to Modern
Art History: Impressionism to Present
Art History: The Art of Mexico
Art History: American Art
Color Theory
Basic Design
Three-Dimensional Design
Ceramics: Beginning Handbuilding (formerly ART 150AF)
Ceramics: Beginning Throwing
Fundamentals of Sculpture (beg F'13)
Beginning Jewelry Fabrication
Drawing for Non-Art Majors
Basic Drawing
Expressive Drawing
Honors Creative Arts - Art 23
Women in the Arts3
Art History: The Art of Asia3
Art History: Pre-Columbian Art3
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 Appreciation (beg F'19)3
Dance History3
Dance Appreciation: A Classical Ballet Retrospective3
Multicultural Dance in the U.S. Today3
Introduction to Film Studies3
Music Fundamentals3
Music Reading3
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
Honors Creative Arts - Music 23
Introduction to Photography3
Introduction to Photography from Analog to Digital (beg F'14)3
Introduction to the Theatre3
Introduction to Theatre Appreciation3
Musical Theatre History3
Oral Interpretation3
Honors Creative Arts - Theatre 23
C2: Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Languages Other than English):
Introduction to Liberal Studies (beg F'13)3
Elementary Chinese - Mandarin I5
Elementary Chinese - Mandarin II5
Intermediate Chinese - Mandarin III4
Intermediate Chinese - Mandarin IV4
Introduction to Literature3
Honors Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Creative Writing3
Introduction to Dramatic Literature3
Introduction to Poetry3
The Short Story3
Introduction to Language Structure and Use (beg F'12)3
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 Literature3
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
African-American History I 13
Elementary French I5
Elementary French II5
Intermediate French III4
Intermediate French IV4
Elementary German I5
Elementary German II5
Intermediate German III4
Intermediate German IV4
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 13
Elementary Italian I5
Elementary Italian II5
Intermediate Italian III4
Intermediate Italian IV4
Elementary Japanese I5
Elementary Japanese II5
Intermediate Japanese III4
Intermediate Japanese IV4
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 Christianity3
History of Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval3
History of Philosophy: Modern and Contemporary3
Introduction to Judaism3
The Holocaust (formerly PHIL 198AF)3
The American Religious Experience (beg F'16)3
The Religion of Islam3
Introduction to Asian Religions3
Elementary Portuguese I5
Elementary Portuguese II5
Elementary Spanish I5
Honors Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II5
Honors Elementary Spanish II
Spanish for the Spanish Speaker5
Intermediate Spanish III4
Intermediate Spanish IV4
Introduction to Spanish Literature3
Introduction to Latin American Literature3
Children's Literature/Spanish3
Modern Dramatic Literature3
AREA D: SOCIAL SCIENCES - Select three courses from two or more disciplines (represented by course prefix) (9-12 units)9-12
Course can be used in only one area. 1
Cultural Anthropology3
Honors Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Archaeology3
Honors Introduction to Archaeology
Language and Culture3
Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion3
Honors Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion
Cultures of Latin America3
Celtic Cultures3
Introduction to Business (beg F'18)3
Principles of International Business (beg F'18)3
Business Economics (beg F'18)3
Child Development 13
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 African-American Studies3
African-American History I3
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 Movements3
Honors Contemporary Social Justice
Global Geography3
Honors Global Geography
Global Environmental Problems3
California Geography3
Cultural Geography3
Economic Geography3
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 I3
Survey of British History II3
Ancient Egypt 13
Asian Civilizations I (formerly HIST 160AF)3
Asian Civilizations II (formerly HIST 160BF)3
Introduction to the Middle East3
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 California3
Mass Media Survey3
Honors Mass Media Survey
Sports and Society (beg F'14)3
American Government3
Honors American Government
Contemporary American Politics3
Honors Contemporary American Politics
Introduction to Political Theory3
California Government and Politics3
Introduction to the Study of Politics3
Comparative Politics3
Government and Politics of the Middle East3
Introduction to Public Administration (beg Spr'07)3
Introduction to International Relations3
Introduction to Public Law3
General Psychology3
Honors General Psychology
Cross Cultural Psychology3
Child Psychology3
Research Methods in Psychology4
Honors Research Methods in Psychology
The Brain and Behavior3
Abnormal Psychology3
Social Psychology3
Honors Social Psychology
Introduction to Sociology3
Honors Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems3
Dying and Death3
Sociology of Women3
Honors Sociology of Women
Sociology of Gender3
Honors Sociology of Gender
Sociology of Aging3
Marriage and Family3
Honors Marriage and Family
Sociology of Religion3
Honors Sociology of Religion
Drugs and Society3
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity3
Introduction to Criminology3
Introduction to Research Methods4
Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3
Introduction to Women's Studies3
Honors Introduction to Women's Studies
AREA E: LIFELONG LEARNING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT3-4
Select one course for a minimum of 3 units, or select two courses including 1 unit of PE Activity to total a minimum of 3 units (3-4 units):
Child Development 13
Introduction to Personal Computers (beg F'13)4
Intercultural Communication3
Introduction to Leadership Development (beg F'15)3
Career and College Success (formerly Career/Life Planning)3
Personal Growth and Life Transitions3
Health Science3
Human Nutrition3
Honors Human Nutrition
Stress Management3
Techniques and Principles of Coaching3
Sports Management3
Psychology of Sport3
Fitness for Living (formerly Physical Fitness as a Lifelong Concept)3
Human Sexuality3
Developmental Psychology: Life Cycle3
The Body-Mind Connection3
One Unit Maximum: All Physical Education Activity courses (except PE 113 F) including 1 unit maximum from:
Introduction to Dance World Cultures (beg F'14)1
Conditioning for Dance2
Dance Technique I1
Dance Technique II1
Jazz I1
Tap Dance I1
Tap Dance II (beg F'14)1
Hip Hop Dance I1
Social Dance1
Dance for Theatre1
Classical Dance Fundamentals1
Middle Eastern Dance (beg F'08)1
Afro-Caribbean Dance1
Flamenco Dance I1
Introduction to Ballet2
Ballet I: Beginning Ballet2
Ballet II: Advanced Beginning Ballet2
Ballet III: Intermediate Ballet2
Commercial Dance (beg F'08)1
Latin Jazz (beg F'08)1
Introduction to Modern Dance2
Beginning Modern Dance (formerly DANC 107 F)2
Advanced Beginning Modern Dance (formerly DANC 108 F)2
Intermediate Modern Dance2
Dance Composition/Choreography3
Dance Production (beg F'08)2
Dance Repertory2
Stress Management and Relaxation Training1.5
PLEASE NOTE: CSUs have a graduation requirement in U.S. HISTORY, CONSTITUTION AND AMERICAN IDEALS that can be fulfilled by selecting:
1) U.S. Government: POSC 100 F or POSC 100HF
2) U.S. History (one course required from the following): ETHS 101 F or 101HF, 130 F, 131 F, 152 F, 160 F; HIST 127 F, 170 F or 170HF, 171 F or 171HF, 190 F, 191 F, 270 F
Total Units39-55