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Liberal Arts

A.A. Degree

  • University Studies (IGETC)
  • University Studies (CSU)
  • Liberal Arts (Multiple Subjects)

After completing the Liberal Studies major, students transfering to a four-year institution will be prepared for additional study at the upper division level.

The curriculum is designed to provide a non-professional liberal education that will prepare students with broad knowledge and critical thinking skills for many professional programs.

Contact:

(408) 848-4701

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Liberal Arts A.A. Degree University Studies (IGETC)

Students will qualify for an Associate of Arts degree by completing the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), listed below, and a sufficient number of transferable courses to total 60 units. Courses taken in areas 1 through 5 must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Students must meet Gavilan College GPA and residency requirements.

Courses listed under more than one discipline or area may be used only once to satisfy an area.

AREA 1 - English Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 units Three courses required, one each from A, B, and C A: English Composition - ENGL 1A B: Critical Thinking - ENGL 1C or PHIL 4 C: Oral Communication - CMUN 1A, 5, 8 or 10 AREA 2 - Mathemati cal Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 units One course: ECON/GBUS 11; MATH 1A, 1B, 1C, 2, 2C, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8A, 8B, MATH 9, 10, 14, MATH/CSIS 26 AREA 3 - Arts and Humanities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 units Three courses, at least one in the Arts and one in the Humanities Arts: ART 1A, 1B, 6, 20, ART/HIST 21; HUM 6; MUS 1A, 1B; THEA 1, 3, 7 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 Science. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 (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 Area 6 - History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 units One combination is required: HIST 1 & 2; HIST 1 & 19; HIST 2 & 18; POLS 1 with either HIST 1, 2, 18 or 19 Area 7 - Electives or Preparation for Major . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-20 units Electives must be transferable courses. Total Units Required for A.A.: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . minimum of 60 UNITS (Areas 1-7 plus completion of general education requirements)

Liberal Arts A.A. Degree University Studies (CSU)

Students will qualify for an Associate of Arts degree from Gavilan College by completing the California State University (CSU) pattern, listed below, and 15-21 transferrable units for a total of 60 transferable units. Within the 60 transferable units, 30 general education units (Areas A-E) must be completed with a grade of “C” or better in each course, including ALL units in Area A (9 units) and Area B-4 (3-5 units).

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 (lab courses are underlined). 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): ECON/GBUS 11; MATH 1A, 1B, 1C, 2, 2C, 5, 6, 7, MATH 8, 8A, 8B, 9, 10, 12, 14, MATH/CSIS 26 Area C - Arts, Literature, Philosophy AND Foreign Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 units ENGL 1B Composition and Literature (3 units) (required) Choose one course from the following list: C-1 Arts (Art, Dance, Music, Theatre) - minimum of two units from one of these courses: ART 1A, 1B, 2A, 3A, 6, 8A, 10A, 13, 14**, 20, 21, 25A CD 25A CMUN 2 HIST 21 HUM 6, 10 MUS 1A, 1B, 3A, 4A THEA 1, 3, 4, 7, 12A, 20 Choose one course from the following list: C-2 Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Languages) ART 11, 21 ENGL 2A-E, 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 10 PHIL 1, 3A, 3B, 6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 8, 15 SOC 10 Area D - Social, Political and Economic Institutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 units Select one course from Requirement 1: 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 Select two courses from Requirement 2: REQUIREMENT 2: 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/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/JOUR10 Area E - Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 units 1. One unit from any Physical Education activity course 2. Select two units from the following list: AH 3, 11 BIO 11 CD 2+3 (acceptable for Area E only if taken in combination) GUID 1, 6 HE 1, 2 PSYC 2+ 3 (acceptable for Area E only if taken in combination), 5, 41 SOC 21 Total (AREAS A-E): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 UNITS Plus completion of 15-21 elective transferrable units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-21 units Total Units Required for A.A.: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . minimum of 60 UNITS Courses listed under more than one discipline or area may be used only once to satisfy an area.

Liberal Arts A. A. Degree
Multiple Subjects

The major will prepare students for many professional programs. Students planning to transfer to a 4-year institution (such as San Jose State University) for the purpose of seeking the Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential (Elementary Education) should complete Allied Health 3 and both Child Development 2 and Child Development 3, and may expect to transfer not more than 7 additional units of Child Development lower division classes as electives. For further advice, consult with an advisor at the intended university and see the “major-to-major” articulation agreement between Gavilan College and that university.

Major Requirements:

Complete one course from each area. Any remaining units needed to reach a minimum of 19 units may be completed by selecting any course from areas 1-5.

 

Area 1 - English & Communication Skills . . . . . . . . . . . 3 units ENGL 1B, 2A-E, 2H-J, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B CMUN 1, 2, 8, 10 Area 2 - Mathematics & Natural Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5 Units Mathematics - Any baccalaureate level mathematics Biological Sciences: ANTH 1 BIO 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 20 ECOL 1; AH 8, 9, 11, 15 Physical Science: ASTR 1 CHEM 1A, 1B, 12A, 12B, 30A, 30B GEOL 1 GEOG 1 PHYS 1, 2A, 2B, 4A, 4B, 4C PSCI 1 Area 3 - Social Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Units ANTH 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10 CD 2, 3, 7 CMUN 4 ECON 1, 2, 10 GEOG 2 HIST 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 12, 14, 18, 19 JOUR 10 PHIL 12 POLS 1, 3, 4, 12 PSYC 1A, 1B, 2, 3, 7, 41 SOC 1A, 1B, 3, 4, 10, 21 SSCI 1 Area 4 - Humanities & Fine Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5 units ART 1, 11, 20, 21 PHIL 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 4, 6A, 6B, 8, 15 HIST 7A, 7B, 21 HUM 3, 4, 5, 10 MUS 1 THEA 1 SPAN 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 9A,12A, 12B Area 5 - Computer Science & Information Systems . . . . . . . . 2-4 UNITS CSIS 1, 2 Total Units for Major: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . minimum of 19 UNITS Plus completion of general education requirements . . . . . . . units vary Total Units Required for A.A.:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . minimum of 60 UNITS

Courses listed under more than one discipline or area may be used to satisfy only one area.

General Education Requirements: Along with the major course requirements listed, students should see General Education Requirements.

Recommended Electives: Any transfer course