General Education and Transfer Programs
Gavilan’s general education (GE) requirements introduce students to a variety of means through which they comprehend and interact with the modern world. The GE requirements are central both to the college’s mission and to its associate’s degrees.
Completion of the GE requirements will develop students’ abilities to think and communicate clearly, both orally and in writing; to use mathematics and employ the scientific method; to understand the modes of inquiry in major disciplines; to be aware of other cultures and other eras; to apply critical thinking to ethical and social issues; and to develop the capacity for self understanding and improvement. The student will also develop a depth of knowledge in a specific field of interest. In completing the requirements, students will come to understand basic principles, concepts and methodologies that may be unique to a specific discipline or universal in the quest for knowledge.
AREA A – Communications in the English Language
After completing courses in Area A, students will be able to do the following:
• Receive, analyze, and effectively respond to verbal communication.
• Formulate, organize and logically present verbal information.
• Write clear and effective prose using forms, methods, modes and conventions of English grammar that best achieve the writing’s purpose.
• Advocate effectively for a position using persuasive strategies, argumentative support, and logical reasoning.
• Employ the methods of research to find information, analyze its content, and appropriately incorporate it into written work.
·• Read college course texts and summarize the information presented.
• Analyze the ideas presented in college course materials and be able to discuss them or present them in writing.
• Communicate conclusions based on sound inferences drawn from unambiguous statements of knowledge and belief.
• Explain and apply elementary inductive and deductive processes, describe formal and informal fallacies of language and thought, and compare effectively matters of fact and issues of judgment and opinion.
AREA B – Physical Universe and its Life Forms
After completing courses in Area B, students will be able to do the following:
• Explain concepts and theories related to physical and biological phenomena.
• Identify structures of selected living organisms and relate structure to biological function.
• Recognize and utilize appropriate mathematical techniques to solve both abstract and practical problems.
• Utilize safe and effectives laboratory techniques to investigate scientific problems.
• Discuss the use and limitations of the scientific process in the solution of problems.
• Make critical judgments about the validity of scientific evidence and the applicability of scientific theories.
• Utilize appropriate technology for scientific and mathematical investigations and recognize the advantages and disadvantages of that technology.
• Work collaboratively with others on labs, projects, and presentations.
• Describe the influence of scientific knowledge on the development of world’s civilizations as recorded in the past as well as in present times.
AREA C – Arts, Foreign Language, Literature and Philosophy
After completing courses in Area C, students will be able to do the following:
• Demonstrate knowledge of the language and content of one or more artistic forms: visual arts, music, theater, film/television, writing, digital arts.
• Analyze an artistic work on both its emotional and intellectual levels.
• Demonstrate awareness of the thinking, practices and unique perspectives offered by a culture or cultures other than one’s own.
• Recognize the universality of the human experience in its various manifestations across cultures.
• Express objective and subjective responses to experiences and describe the integrity of emotional and intellectual response.
• Analyze and explain the interrelationship between self, the creative arts, and the humanities, and be exposed to both non-Western and Western cultures.
• Contextually describe the contributions and perspectives of women and of ethnic and other minorities.
AREA D – Social, Political, and Economic Institutions
After completing courses in Area D, students will be able to do the following:
• Identify and analyze key concepts and theories about human and/or societal development.
• Critique generalizations and popular opinion about human behavior and society, distinguishing opinion and values from scientific observation and study.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the use of research and scientific methodologies in the study of human behavior and societal change.
• Analyze different cultures and their influence on human development or society, including how issues relate to race, class and gender.
• Describe and analyze cultural and social organizations, including similarities and differences between various societies.
AREA E – Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development
After completing courses in Area E, students will be able to do the following:
• Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of personal development.
• Examine the integration of one’s self as a psychological, social, and physiological being.
• Analyze human behavior, perception, and physiology and their interrelationships including sexuality, nutrition, health, stress, the social and physical environment, and the implications of death and dying.
AREA F – Cultural Diversity
After completing courses in Area F, students will be able to do the following:
• Connect knowledge of self and society to larger cultural contexts.
• Articulate the differences and similarities between and within cultures.
An Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree will be awarded to those currently possessing an associate’s degree provided:
1. The second degree major includes a minimum of 18 new units,
2. Courses used to satisfy major requirements for the previous degree(s) are not used to satisfy any of the new 18 major units, and
3. A student completes the last 12 units or has completed a total of 48 units at Gavilan College.
For continuing students, the general education and major requirements for the additional degree are those listed in the college catalog for the academic year in which the student first takes courses for the first degree or any subsequent catalog thereafter.
Continuous attendance is defined as enrollment in at least one regularly transcripted course per year, including summer.
For returning students, the requirements are those listed in the college catalog for the year in which the student returns or any subsequent catalog thereafter.
An associate’s degree (A.S. or A.A.) at Gavilan College can be achieved by completing a combination of general education courses and a specific major selected from the Gavilan Catalog. A minimum of 60 degree-applicable units (courses numbered 1-299) are required to earn a degree at Gavilan College.
To be eligible for graduation a student must:
1) Complete a minimum of 60 overall units, to include major course requirements, general education, and electives when necessary to add up to 60 total units. To earn a Certificate a student must complete only major course requirements.
2) Complete all major requirements courses with a grade of "C" or better in each course.
3) Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) or higher for all work attempted. A grade of “C” or better is also required in each course in Area A and Area B-4 (mathematics), of the general education pattern.*
4) Complete the last 12 units or have completed 48 units at Gavilan College.
5) Complete a graduation petition for each associate degree, certificate of completion, certificate of achievement and award of achievement they wish to recieve. These petitions must be filed with the Admissions and Records office by mid-April for spring or summer graduation and mid-October for fall graduation.
* There are three (3) general education patterns that lead to an associate degree. Two are transfer level patterns (IGETC and CSU), and one is designed for those students who may not be interested in transferring to a university. It is also possible to complete an A.A./A.S. degree while also preparing for transfer. Consult with any Gavilan counselor for details.
Associate’s Degree General Education Requirements (2006-2007)
Area Semester Units
A. COMMUNICATION IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE 6-9
One course from each of these areas (A grade of "C" or better is required in each course):
A-1 Oral Communication – CMUN 1A, 5, 8, or 10
A-2 Written Communication – ENGL 1A or ENGL 250
A-3 Reading – ENGL 260 or SSCI 270A or SSCI 270B with a grade of "C" or better, or demonstrate reading proficiency at the college level. (Competency may be verified by an approved test.)
B. PHYSICAL UNIVERSE AND ITS LIFE FORMS 6-14
The Physical or Life Science requirement will include at least one course that has a laboratory section
One course from each of these areas.
B-1 Physical Science - ASTR 1; CHEM 1A, 1B, 12A, 12B, 30A, 30B; GEOG 1; GEOL 1, 13; PHYS 1, 2A, 2B, 4A, 4B, 4C, PSCI 1, 2
B-2 Life Science – ANTH 1; ECOL 1; BIO 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 20
B-3 Laboratory Activity – Lab courses are underlined and are included in B-1 and B-2
B-4 Mathematics – Minimum of Math 205 or equivalent. (Competency may be verified by an approved test.)
C. ARTS, FOREIGN LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY 5
One course from each area.
C-1 Fine and Performing Arts – Art, Theatre Arts, Music (other than area 2); CMUN 2; HUM 10; JOUR (other than JOUR 10)
C-2 Cultural History, Foreign Language, Philosophy – ART 11; ART/HIST 21; ENGL 1B, 1C, 2A-F, 2H, 2I, 2J,
4A, 4B, 5A, 5B, 9A, 9B, 9C; HIST 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4B, 5, 6, 7A, 7B, 10, 12, 14, 18, 19; HUM 3, 4, 5, 10; JOUR/SOC 10; PHIL 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 4, 6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 8, 15; any foreign language
D. SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AND ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONS 9
One course from area D-1, and two courses from area D-2.
D-1 U.S. History and Political Institutions Select one course (3 units) from: HIST 1, 2, 5, 18, 19 or POLS 1
D-2 Behavioral, Economic and Social Science Select two courses (6 units) from: AJ 6, 10; ANTH 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10; General Business 1; CMUN 4; ECON 1, 2, 10; GEOG 2; HIST 1, 2, 3, 4A, 5, 4B, 6, 10, 12, 14, 18, 19; JOUR/SOC 10; POLS 1, 3, 4; AJ/CMUN/POLS/PSYC 6; POLS/PHIL 12; PSYC 1A, 1B; PSYC/CD 2, 3, 7; SOC 1A, 1B, 3, 4; SSCI 1
E. LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT 3
1 One unit from any Physical Education activity class or Intercollegiate Sport *
2 Minimum of two units from: AH 3, 30; AH/BIO 11; CSIS 1, 2, 6, 8, 45, 51; GUID 1/PSYC 5, GUID 6, 200; HE 1, 2; PHIL 3B, 6B, 8, 15; POLS/PSYC 27; PSYC/CD 2, 3; PSYC 41; SOC 21
* Note: As some CSUs require two units of Physical Education, an additional unit is recommended.
F. CULTURAL DIVERSITY 0-6
Two courses from the following list; courses may also count under appropriate areas for other general education
AH 3, AH/BIO 11; ANTH 3, 5, 9, 10; ART 10A, 11, 20; ART/HIST 21; CD/PSYC 7; CMUN 4; ENGL 2B, 2E, 2H, 2I; GEOG 2; HIST 3, 5, 6, 10, 12; PHIL 6A, 15; POLS 3, 4; SOC 3; SPAN 9A, 12A, 12B; THEA 1
The Gavilan Community College
District has entered into a mutual agreement with seven other community Colleges to accept the general education of these colleges. The participating colleges are:
De Anza College (Cupertino)
Evergreen Valley College (San Jose)
Foothill College (Los Altos Hills)
Gavilan College (Gilroy)
Mission College (San Jose)
Ohlone College (Fremont)
San Jose City College (San Jose)
West Valley College (Saratoga)
Students who obtain a Certification of Completion of Associate Degree General Education or complete an associate degree at any of the participating colleges will have both their general education course work and graduation proficiencies accepted as completed at any one of the participating campuses. No additional general education course work will be required if the certification is officially presented. Students will still be required to complete all major courses and prerequisites needed for a degree.
The process for obtaining a Certification of Gavilan College General Education is as follows:
1) The student requests General Education Certification from the Gavilan College Admissions and Records Office.
2) If transcripts are to be used from other colleges, official copies must be on file with the Records Office.
3) A copy of the certification will be given to the student.
4) Gavilan College will honor the certification presented from the participating colleges only if it is transmitted in the same manner as an official transcript. Student copies will not be honored.
Please note that only the colleges listed above participate in this agreement and these agreements are subject to change. Check with a counselor.
Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution such as the University of California, California State University or a private university or college can generally complete the freshman and sophomore level work at Gavilan College and enter the four-year institution with junior standing.
The requirements of universities vary. It is therefore advisable that students consult their counselor for more detailed information. Students should choose their courses at Gavilan in accordance with the lower division requirements of the university of their choice in order to be prepared for their major at the university. (The Counseling Office is located in SC108, (408) 848-4723.)
College catalogs which describe specific admissions and graduation requirements for the four-year colleges and universities are located at the Gavilan Career/Transfer Resource Center, SC 101.
Gavilan College has completed lower division course-to-course, major-to-major, and general education agreements with all California State University (CSU), University of California (UC) and a number of private university campuses. These agreements ensure that participating universities will accept certain courses taken at Gavilan College to satisfy general education, major, or elective university requirements.
The articulation officer, counselors and the Career/Transfer Resource Center staff have lists of participating institutions. Articulation agreements are also available online. See information on www.assist.org.
The IGETC can be used by community college transfer students to fulfill lower division general education requirements in either the CSU or UC system without the need, after transfer, to take additional lower division general education courses, as long as your IGETC completion is certified at the community college. Obtain the Certification form from Admissions and Records.
Students are strongly encouraged to complete all IGETC requirements prior to transfer.
Partial IGETC - If you are approaching readiness for transfer and, for good cause, are unable to complete one or two IGETC courses, you may be eligible to complete IGETC after transferring. Typical situations which constitute good causes for not completing one or two IGETC courses are illness, unavailable or cancelled courses, military service and unexpected hardships, such as family or employment problems, experienced in the final term before transfer.
If your petition for partial certification of IGETC is approved, you may be able to complete IGETC in one of the following ways:
1) Take a certified IGETC course, in the area to be completed, at any California community college, when you are not enrolled at a California State University or a University of California, such as during summer session.
2) Complete the requirement at a California community college while concurrently enrolled at UC or CSU. You will be subject to the UC or CSU campus rules regarding concurrent enrollment, so this option may not be available at your university campus.
3) Take a comparable course at the UC or CSU campus to which you will be transferring. This option is at the discretion of each campus, so it may not be a choice available to you.
You will be expected to complete IGETC before the beginning of the second full year of enrollment at your UC or CSU campus. Check with your campus advisor after you transfer for more information, including which options are available and which UC or CSU courses may be comparable to the IGETC courses remaining to be completed.
All UC and CSU campuses will accept IGETC with the exception of Fifth and Revelle Colleges at UC, San Diego. Since all majors are available at each of the five colleges at UC, San Diego, students will not be restricted in their choice of major if they use the IGETC.
A course cannot be used to satisfy more than one subject area of the IGETC (general education). However, major prerequisite courses can be used (double counted) to satisfy IGETC requirements.
CSU campuses’ limitations on double counting of general education courses toward major preparations are not changed by IGETC.
Students who wish to be certified for both CSU and UC systems should take CMUN 1A or 10 in Area 1 for CSU and meet the foreign language requirement for UC. Completing both provides flexibility and choices.
The courses for all IGETC areas must be completed with a grade of “C” or better before IGETC can be certified. A grade of “C-” is not acceptable.
University of California does not grant credit for College Level Examination Program exams. CLEP credit CANNOT be used to certify IGETC. Some California State Universities will grant CLEP credit for certain areas and some will not grant credit at all. Transfer students are advised to contact the university they will be attending for specific information regarding CLEP credit.
The university considers you a transfer applicant if you enrolled in a regular session at another college or university. Do not disregard your previous college record and apply as a first-time student.
If you plan to attend a California community college before applying to the university, you should take courses that satisfy university and college requirements and fulfill prerequisites in your selected major. University and community college counselors can help you with your planning.
The UC system includes the following campuses:
Irvine Los Angeles
San Diego San Francisco
Santa Barbara Santa Cruz
Students transferring to a campus of the UC system should review the course articulation agreement between Gavilan College and UC. This agreement lists every course offered by Gavilan College and stipulates which of the courses will be accepted by UC for credit toward the baccalaureate degree. Consult a counselor for complete information or go online with ASSIST (see ad on previous page). Students transferring to UC should also study the catalog of the campus to which they wish to transfer.
There are basically several ways in which you can meet UC’s minimum admission requirements as a transfer student. These requirements are described below. In all cases, you must have at least a “C” (2.0) average in all transferrable coursework.
1. If you were eligible for admission to UC when you graduated from high school, satisfing the Subject, Scholarship and Examination Requirements - you are eligible to transfer if you have a “C “ (2.0) average in your transferrable college coursework.
2. If you met the Scholarship Requirement but did not satisfy the Subject Requirement, you must take transferable college courses in the missing subjects, earning a “C” or better in each required course, and an overall “C” (2.0) average in all transferrable coursework to be eligible to transfer.
3. If you met the Scholarship Requirement but not the Examination Requirement, you must complete a minimum of 12 semester (18 quarter) units of transferable work and earn an overall “C” (2.0) average in all transferable college coursework completed.
4. If you were not eligible for admission to UC when you graduated from high school because you did not meet the Scholarship Requirement, you must:
A. Complete 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of transferable college credit with a grade point average of at least 2.4, and;
B. Complete the following course pattern requirement, earning a grade of “C” or better in each course:
• two transferable college courses (3 semester or 4-5 quarter units each) in English composition, and;
• one transferable college course (3 semester or 4-5 quarter units) in mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning, and;
• four transferable college courses (3 semester or 4-5 quarter units each) chosen from at least two of the following subject areas: the arts and humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, the physical and biological sciences.
Students who satisfy IGETC prior to transferring to UC will satisfy Option 4B of the transfer admission requirements.
The minimum admission requirements for non-resident transfer applicants are the same as those for residents, except that non-residents must have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher in all transferable college coursework.
UC/CSU Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum
IGETC - 2006-2007
Completion of all the requirements of the IGETC will permit a student to transfer from a community college to the California State University or the University of California without the need, after transfer, to take additional lower-division general education courses to satisfy campus general education requirements. All areas must be satisfied, and all courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better and must be certified by Gavilan College's Admissions and Records Office.
AREA 1 – ENGLISH COMMUNICATION 9 units
CSU – Three courses required, one each from A, B and C
UC – Two courses required, one each from A and B
A: English Composition – ENGL 1A
B: Critical Thinking – ENGL 1C or PHIL 4
C: Oral Communication (CSU requirement only) – CMUN 1A, 5**, 8 or 10
AREA 2 – MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS AND QUANTITATIVE REASONING 3 units
One course: GBUS/ECON 11; MATH 1A, 1B, 1C, 2, 2C, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8A, 8B, 9, 10, 14; MATH/CSIS 26
AREA 3 – ARTS AND HUMANITIES 9 units
Three courses, at least one in the Arts and one in Humanities
Arts – ART 1A, 1B, 6, 20; ART/HIST 21; MUS 1A, 1B; THEA 1, 3**, 7; HUM 6**
Humanities – ENGL 1B, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2H, 2I, 2J, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B; HIST 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4B, 5, 6, 7A, 7B, 10, 12, 14, 18, 19; HUM 3, 4, 5, 10; PHIL 1, 3A, 3B, 6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 8, 15; SPAN 2A, 2B
AREA 4 – SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 9 units
Three courses from at least two disciplines or an interdisciplinary sequence
ANTH 2, 3, 5, 10; CD/PSYC 2, 3; CMUN 4; ECON 1, 2, 10; GEOG 2; HIST 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4B, 5, 6, 10, 12, 14, 18, 19; JOUR/SOC 10; POLS 1, 3, 4; POLS/PHIL 12; PSYC 1A, 1B; SOC 1A, 1B, 3, 4; SSCI 1
AREA 5 – PHYSICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 7-9 units
Two courses, (minimum of 7 units) one Physical Science course and one Biological Science course,
one of which must include a lab and be a 4 unit course (Lab courses are underlined)
Physical Science - ASTR 1; CHEM 1A, 1B, 12A , 12B, 30A, 30B; GEOL 1; GEOG 1; PSCI 1, 2**;
PHYS 1, 2A, 2B, 4A, 4B, 4C
Biological Sciences – ANTH 1; BIO 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15; ECOL 1
Language other than English (UC requirement only) - Complete two years of the same foreign language at high school level with a grade of “C” or better, OR earn a score of three or higher on the Foreign Language Advanced Placement exam OR complete up to the equivalent of SPAN 1B, JPN 1B** and FRNH 1B** at Gavilan OR the equivalent at another college.
CSU Graduation Requirement in U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals – Not part of IGETC and you may NOT use the following courses to satisfy requirements for IGETC. (May be completed prior to transfer.)
For the baccalaureate degree, one of the following combinations is required: HIST 1 & 2, HIST 1 & 19, HIST 2 & 18, POLS 1 with either HIST 1, 2, 18 or 19.
NOTE: Transfer credit of certain courses (especially Science & Math) may be limited by either UC or CSU or both. Consult with a counselor.
** Approved for fall 2006 Approved retroactively for fall, 1999
Courses listed under more than one discipline or area may be used only once to satisfy an area.
The California State University system includes the following campuses:
Gavilan College courses numbered 1-99 are transferable to all of the 23 CSU campuses. Courses numbered 100-199 are occupational and may transfer to CSU institutions (see below). Consult a counselor for complete information.
Academic units transferred from Gavilan College to CSU institutions may be applied to one of the following three areas by the receiving campuses:
1. Credit toward the major
2. General education credit
3. Elective credit
A study of the receiving institution’s catalog or exploring ASSIST will aid students in determining where transferable courses completed at Gavilan College will be applied at the CSU campus. Students should consult with a counselor regarding transfer requirements.
Students transferring to the California State University system will qualify for admission as upper division transfers if they have completed 60 transferable semester units with a GPA of 2.0 (“C”) or better (non-residents 2.4 or better.) Within the 60 unit requirement, the 9 units in Area A, Area B-4 (Mathematics), and 18 additional semester units of general education course work must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or better in each course.
Students who complete the CSU General Education Breadth pattern will be considered to have satisfied the lower division general education requirements for the California State University B.A./B.S. degree. A minimum of 9 semester units of general education coursework must be completed at the upper division level after transfer. Some CSU campuses require more than 9 units.
Students should request a General Education Certification from the Office of Admissions and Records before transferring. See a counselor for further information.
Area A: Communications in the English Language:
Courses will cover the principles and applications of language towards logical thought, clear precise expression, and critical evaluation of communication. English composition courses will include both expository and argumentative writing. In this area, courses emphasize oral and written communication skills, and sharpen analytical thinking.
Area B: Physical Universe and its Life Forms:
These courses examine the physical universe, its life forms, and its natural phenomena. Courses will help students develop appreciation and understanding of the scientific method, mathematics, and statistics, and encourage understanding of the relationship between science, technology, and other human activities.
Area C: Arts, Foreign Language, Literature and Philosophy:
These courses study the cultural activities and artistic expression of human beings. Courses will increase student awareness of ways in which people through the ages and in different cultures have responded to both their own internal landscapes and to the world around them in artistic and cultural creation. Humanities courses will also develop in student’s aesthetic understanding, logical thinking skills, and an ability to make sound value judgments.
Area D: Social, Political, and Economic Institutions:
These courses focus on people as members of societies. Courses will acquaint students with methods of inquiry used in the social and behavioral sciences. The courses will stimulate critical thinking about people’ actions and interests on the local, national, and global levels, and will promote appreciation of social and cultural pluralism.
Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self Development:
Courses in this area will equip students for lifelong understanding and development as physiological, social, and psychological beings. These courses have universal and durable utility in aiding students to make choices which will contribute to personal and social well-being, and to the achievement of self-actualization through the integration of physical, emotional, social, technological, and intellectual development.
CSU General Education (Breadth) Requirements 2006-2007
certified by Gavilan College
(Students must request a general education certification from Gavilan College's Admissions and Records Office before transferring.)
AREA A – Communication in the English Language and Critical Thinking 9 units
Select one course from each category. All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
A-1 Oral Communication – CMUN 1A, 5**, 8 or 10
A-2 Written Communication – ENGL 1A
A-3 Critical Thinking – PHIL 2, 4 or ENGL 1C
AREA B – Physical Universe and its Life Forms 9 units
One course from each category. The Physical or Life Science course must include a laboratory section.
B-1 Physical Science – ASTR 1; CHEM 1A, 1B, 12A, 12B, 30A, 30B; GEOG 1; GEOL 1, 13; PHYS 1, 2A, 2B, 4A, 4B, 4C; PSCI 1, 2**
B-2 Life Science – ANTH 1; ECOL 1; BIO 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 20
B-3 Laboratory Activity – Lab courses are underlined and are included in B-1 and B-2
B-4 Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (Grade “C” or better) – GBUS/ECON 11; MATH 1A, 1B, 1C, 2, 2C, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8A, 8B, 9, 10, 12, 14; MATH/CSIS 26
AREA C – Arts, Literature, Philosophy and Foreign Language 9 units
Required: English 1B and one course from C-1, and one course from C-2
C-1 Arts – (Art, Dance, Music, Theatre) - Minimum of 2 units from one of these courses – ART 1A, 1B, 2A, 3A, 6, 8A, 10A,
13, 14, 20; ART/CD 25A; ART/HIST 21; CMUN 2/THEA 4; HUM 6**, 10; MUS 1A, 1B, 3A, 4A; THEA 1, 3**, 7, 12A, 20**
C-2 Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Languages) – ART 11, ART/HIST 21; ENGL 2A-F, 2H, 2I, 2J, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B,
9A-C; Foreign Language: FRNH 1A**, 1B**; JPN 1A**, 1B**; SPAN 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 9A, 12A, 12B; HIST 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4B, 5, 6, 7A, 7B, 10, 12, 14, 18, 19; HUM 3, 4, 5, 10; JOUR/SOC 10; PHIL 1, 3A, 3B, 6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 8, 15
AREA D – Social, Political, and Economic Institutions 9 units
Two requirements: select one course from Requirement 1, and 2 courses from Requirement 2
Requirement 1: HIST 1, 2, 18, 19 or POLS 1
Note: For the baccalaureate degree, one of the following combinations is required: HIST 1 & 2, HIST 1 & 19, HIST 2 & 18, POLS 1 with either HIST 1, 2, 18, or 19.
D-1 Anthropology and Archeology – ANTH 2, 3, 5, 8, 10
D-2 Economics – ECON 1, 2, 10
D-3 Ethnic Studies - CMUN 4, HIST 10, 12; SOC 3
D-4 Gender Studies – HIST 5, 6; SOC 4
D-5 Geography – GEOG 2
D-6 History – HIST 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4B, 5, 6, 10, 12, 14, 18, 19
D-7 Interdisciplinary Social and Behavioral Science – ANTH 9, CMUN 4, AJ/CMUN/POLS/PSYC 6; PSYC /CD 7; SSCI 1
D-8 Political Science, Government, and Legal Institutions – POLS 1, 3, 4; POLS/PHIL 12
D-9 Psychology – PSYC 1A, 1B; PSYC/CD 2, 3
D-0 Sociology and Criminology – SOC 1A, 1B, 3, 4; SOC/JOUR 10
AREA E – Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development 3 units
1. One unit from any Physical Education activity course
2. Two units from – AH 3; AH/BIO 11; GUID 6**; HE 1, 2; PSYC/CD 2 + 3 (acceptable for Area E only if taken in combination); PSYC 5/GUID 1; PSYC 41; SOC 21
NOTE: Transfer credit of certain courses (especially Science & Math) may be limited by either UC or CSU or both. Consult with a counselor.
** Approved for fall 2006 Approved retroactively for fall, 1999 Approved retroactively for fall, 2005
A Transfer Admissions Agreement is a formal agreement between a student in attendance at Gavilan College and a receiving baccalaureate granting institution to which the student intends to transfer. The agreement guarantees admission to a transfer university a year in advance for the fall semester. It may also guarantee admission into a major.
Because the requirements of universities vary, it is advisable that students consult a counselor for more detailed information.
Gavilan College has Transfer Admission Agreements with the following universities:
California State University, Monterey Bay
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
University of California, Davis
University of California, Riverside
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Clara University
Certain private universities have completed course agreements with Gavilan College to facilitate student transfer. The following universities have provided Gavilan students with a course transfer pattern for students who plan to attend these private institutions:
Academy of Art University (San Francisco)
Boston University (Engineering Program)
Brigham Young University (BYU)
Brigham Young University (Hawaii)
Cleveland Chiropractic College
Cogswell Polytechnical College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Golden Gate University
Loma Linda College (nursing agreement)
Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
Mills College (Oakland)
Monterey Institute of International Studies
Samuel Merritt College (Nursing)
United States International University (USIU)
University of Phoenix
University of San Francisco (USF)
University of Santa Clara
University of Southern California (USC)
University of the Pacific (School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences)