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Students

Associate in Arts or Science Degree/
General Education & Graduation Requirements
2018 - 2019

General Education Completion

Completion of the Foothill College general education pattern requires that students successfully earn a minimum of 30 units from the courses listed below with at least one course in humanities, English, natural sciences (with laboratory), social and behavioral sciences, communication and analytical thinking, United States cultures and communities, and two courses in lifelong learning from two different academic departments. Courses may only be used in one area.

IMPORTANT!: It is imperative to note that the Foothill College general education pattern is only appropriate for students pursuing the Foothill College Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree. However, it is not appropriate for students pursuing an A.A.-T or A.S.-T degree. Students planning to earn an A.A.-T or A.S.-T must complete either the IGETC or CSU GE Breadth general education pattern. Note that completion of the IGETC or CSU GE Breadth pattern may also be used to satisfy the general education requirements for the Foothill A.A./A.S. degree. Because there are significant differences between the three patterns, the student is strongly advised to meet with a counselor to determine which pattern will best meet the student's goals.

General Ed Requirements Available as Online Courses

Fully online courses are listed BELOW. Please see Online Schedule of Classes for verification.

  • If you need any additional degree information or confirmation, please contact the Counseling Division.

 

Area I - Humanities

ONLINE COURSE TITLE UNITS
ART 1 Introduction to Art 4.5
ART 2A History of Art: Western Art From Prehist - Early Christianity 4.5
ART 2AH Honors Art History: Western Art From Prehist - Early Christianity 4.5
ART 2B History of Western Art Middle Ages-Renaissance 4.5
ART 2BH Honors History of Western Art Middle Ages-Renaissance 4.5
ART 2C History of Western Art from the Baroque to Modernism 4.5
ART 2E History Of Women in Art 4.5
ART 2F Introduction to Asian Art 4.5
ART 2J American Art 4.5
ART 4A Fundamentals in Drawing 4
ART 5A 2-D Foundations 4
ART 20B Color II 4
ART 36 History of Graphic Design 4
CRWR 6 Introduction to Creative Writing 5
CRWR 39A Introduction to Short Fiction Writing 5
CRWR 41A Poetry Writing 5
DANC 10 Topics In Dance History 5
ENGL 5 Gay & Lesbian Literature 4
ENGL 7 Native American Literature 4
ENGL 12 African American Literature 4
ENGL 14 Traveling The World through Contemporary Literature 4
ENGL 16 Introduction to Literature 4
ENGL 17 Introduction to Shakespeare 4
ENGL 18A Vampire Literature: Multicultural Representations 4
ENGL 22 Women Writers 4
ENGL 24 Unmasking Comics: The Dawn of the Graphic Novel 4
ENGL 31 Latino/A Literature 4
ENGL 34C Literature into Film 4
ENGL 37 Science Fiction Literature: Reimagineering Reality 4
ENGL 40 Asian American Literature 4
ENGL 41 Literature of Multicultural America 4
ENGL 43A Survey of British Literature I: Beowulf to the Late 18th Century 5
ENGL 43AH Honors Survey of British Literature I: Beowulf to the Late 18th Century 5
ENGL 43B Survey of British Literature II: The Romantic Period to the Present 5
ENGL 43BH Honors Survey of British Literature II: The Romantic Period to the Present 5
ENGL 45A Survey of American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865 5
ENGL 45AH Honors Survey of American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865 5
ENGL 45B Survey of American Literature II: 1865 to the Present 5
ENGL 45BH Honors Survey of American Literature II: 1865 to the Present 5
ENGL 47A World Literature I 5
ENGL 47AH Honors World Literature I 5
ENGL 47B World Literature II 5
ENGL 47BH Honors World Literature II 5
ENGL 49 California Literature: Golden State, Geographies & Histories 4
GID 1 History of Graphic Design 4
HUMN 1 Cultures, Civilizations & Ideas: The Ancient World 4
HUMN 2 Cultures, Civilizations & Ideas: Of Empires & Conflict 4
HUMN 3 World Myths in Literature, Art And Film 4
HUMN 3H Honors World Myths in Literature, Art And Film 4
HUMN 4 Trauma and the Arts 4
HUMN 4H Honors Trauma and the Arts 4
HUMN 5 Cultures, Civilizations & Ideas: The Modern World 4
HUMN 6 Cultures, Civilizations & Ideas: The Contemporary World 4
HUMN 7 Global Religions: Contemporary Practices & Perspectives 4
HUMN 7H Honors Global Religions: Contemporary Practices & Perspectives 4
HUMN 9 Once Upon a Time? The Immortal Lure of Fairy Tales 4
JAPN 14A Advanced Conversation I 4
JAPN 14B Advanced Conversation II 4
MDIA 1 Introduction to Film Studies 4
MDIA 1H Honors Introduction to Film Studies 4
MDIA 2A History of Film 1895 - 1945 4
MDIA 2B History of Film 1945 - Current 4
MDIA 2C Current Trends in Film, TV & the Internet 4
MDIA 4 Experimental Film & Video 4
MDIA 7 Documentary Film 4
MDIA 11 Introduction to Popular Culture 4
MDIA 13 Video Games & Popular Culture 4
MUS 1 Introduction to Music 4
MUS 2A Great Composers and Music Masterpieces Of Western Civilization 5
MUS 2B Great Composers and Music Masterpieces Of Western Civilization 5
MUS 2C Great Composers and Music Masterpieces Of Western Civilization 5
MUS 2D World Music: Roots to Contemporary Global Fusion 5
MUS 7 Contemporary Music Styles: Rock, Pop & Jazz 4
MUS 7D Contemporary Music Styles: The Beatles 4
MUS 7E History of the Blues 4
MUS 7F Music in Film 4
MUS 8 Music of Multicultural America 5
MUS 8H Honors Music of Multicultural America 5
MUS 11D History of Electronic Music: Origins - 1970 4
MUS 11E History of Electronic Music: 1970 - Present 4
MUS 11F Video Games & Popular Culture 4
PHIL 4 Introduction to Philosophy 4
PHIL 12 Philosophy of Science 4
PHIL 20A History of Western Philosophy from Socrates through St. Thomas 4
PHIL 20B History of Western Philosophy from the Renaissance through Kant 4
PHIL 24 Comparative World Religions: East 4
PHIL 25 Comparative World Religions: West 4
PHOT 5 Introduction to Photography 4
PHOT 8 Photography of Multicultural America 4
PHOT 8H Honors Photography of Multicultural America 4
PHOT 10 History of Photography 4
PHOT 10H Honors History of Photography 4
PHOT 11 Contemporary Issues in Photography 4
PHOT 11H Honors Contemporary Issues in Photography 4
SPAN 4 Intermediate Spanish I 5
SPAN 5 Intermediate Spanish II 5
SPAN 6 Intermediate Spanish III 5
THTR 1 Introduction to Theatre 4
THTR 2A History of Dramatic Literature: Classical To Moliere 4
THTR 2B History of Dramatic Literature: Moliere To Modern 4
THTR 2F History of American Musical Theatre 4
THTR 8 Multicultural Theatre Arts in Modern America 4
THTR 12A Stage & Screen 4

Area II - English

ONLINE COURSE TITLE UNITS
ENGL 1A Composition and Reading 5
ENGL 1AH Honors Composition and Reading 5

Area III - Natural Sciences - with laboratory

ONLINE COURSE TITLE UNITS
ANTH 1 with Introduction to Physical Anthropology 4
ANTH 1L Physical Anthropology Laboratory 1
CHEM 30A Survey of Organic & Inorganic Chemistry 5
GEOG 1 Physical Geography 5
PHYS 2A General Physics 5

Area IV - Social and Behavioral Sciences

ONLINE COURSE TITLE UNITS
ANTH 2A Cultural Anthropology 4
ANTH 2AH Honors Cultural Anthropology 4
ANTH 2B Patterns of Culture 4
ANTH 3 World Prehistory: The Rise & Fall Of Early Civilizations 4
ANTH 5 Magic, Science, And Religion 4
ANTH 8 Introduction to Archaeology 4
ANTH 12 Applied Archaeology 4
ANTH 14 Linguistic Archaeology 4
ANTH 15 Medical Anthropology: Methods & Practice 4
ANTH 20 Native Peoples of California 4
ANTH 22 The Aztec, Maya, Inca & Their Predecessors 4
BUSI 22 Principles of Business 5
BUSI 22H Honors Principles of Business 5
BUSI 53 Survey of International Business 4
CHLD 1 Child Growth & Development: Prenatal Through Early Childhood 4
CHLD 2 Child Growth & Development Ii: Middle Childhood Through Adolescence 4
ECON 1A Principles of Macroeconomics 5
ECON 1B Principles of Microeconomics 5
ECON 9 Political Economy 4
ECON 25 Intro to Global Economy 4
GEOG 2 Human Geography 4
GEOG 5 Introduction to Economic Geography 4
GEOG 10 World Regional Geography 4
HIST 3A World History from Prehistory to 750 CE 4
HIST 3B World History from 750 CE to 1750 CE 4
HIST 3C World History from 1750 CE to the Present 4
HIST 4A History of Western Civilization To 800 AD 4
HIST 4B History of Western Civilization 700 - 1800 AD 4
HIST 4C History of Western Civilization 1789 - Present 4
HIST 8 History of Latin America 4
HIST 10 History of California: The Multicultural State 4
HIST 17A Hist of Us - to 1815 4
HIST 17B Hist of Us 1812 to 1914 4
HIST 17C History of Us from 1914 to Present 4
HIST 18 Intro to Middle Eastern Civ 4
HIST 20 History of Russia & the Soviet Union 4
KINS 2 Sport in Society 5
KINS 10 Women in Sports 5
KINS 51 Performance Enhancing Substances in Sport & Exercise 4
POLI 1 Introduction to American Government 5
POLI 3 Intro to Political Phil/Political Theory 5
POLI 3H Honors Intro to Political Phil/Political Theory 5
POLI 9 Political Economy 4
POLI 15 International Relations/World Politics 4
PSYC 1 General Psychology 5
PSYC 4 Introduction to Biopsychology 5
PSYC 9 Positive Psychology 4
PSYC 10 Research Methods & Designs 5
PSYC 14 Child and Adolescent Development 4
PSYC 21 Psychology of Women: Sex & Gender Differences 4
PSYC 22 Psychology of Prejudice & Discrimination 4
PSYC 25 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 4
PSYC 30 Social Psychology 4
PSYC 33 Introduction to Personality Psychology 4
PSYC 40 Human Development 5
PSYC 49 Human Sexuality 4
SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology 5
SOC 10 Research Methods & Design 5
SOC 11 Introduction to Social Welfare 5
SOC 15 Law & Society 4
SOC 19 Alcohol & Drug Abuse 4
SOC 20 Major Social Problems 4
SOC 23 Race & Ethnic Relations 4
SOC 28 Sociology of Gender 4
SOC 30 Social Psychology 4
SOC 40 Aspects of Marriage And Family 4
SPED 2 Psychological Aspects of Disability 4
WMN 5 Introduction to Women's Studies 4
WMN 21 Psychology of Women: Sex & Gender Differences 4

Area V - Communication and Analytical Thinking

ONLINE COURSE TITLE UNITS
COMM 1A Public Speaking 5
COMM 1AH Honors Public Speaking 5
COMM 2 Interpersonal Communication 5
COMM 3 Introduction to Communication Studies 5
COMM 4 Group Discussion 5
COMM 55 Career & Leadership Communication in the Global Workplace 5
C S 1A Object-Oriented Programming Methodologies in Java 4.5
C S 1AH Honors Object-Oriented Programming Methodologies In Java 4.5
C S 1B Intermediate Software Design in Java 4.5
C S 1C Advanced Data Structures & Algorithms in Java 4.5
C S 2A Object-Oriented Programming Methodologies In C++ 4.5
C S 2AH Honors Object-Oriented Programming Methodologies In C++ 4.5
C S 2B Intermediate Software Design In C++ 4.5
C S 2C Advanced Data Structures & Algorithms In C++ 4.5
C S 3A Object-Oriented Programming Methodologies in Python 4.5
ENGL 1B Composition, Critical Reading & Thinking through Literature 5
ENGL 50C Technical Writing 5
GEOG 11 Introduction to Mapping & Spatial Reasoning 4
GIST 11 Introduction to Mapping & Spatial Reasoning 4
MATH 1A Calculus 5
MATH 1B Calculus 5
MATH 10 Elementary Statistics 5
MATH 12 Calculus for Business & Economics 5
MDIA 3 Intro to Film & Media Criticism 4
PHIL 1 Critical Thinking & Writing 5
PHIL 7 Introduction to Symbolic Logic 5
SOC 7 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 5

Area VI - United States Cultures and Communities

ONLINE COURSE TITLE UNITS
CHLD 51A Affirming Diversity in Education 4
COMM 10 Gender, Communication & Culture 5
COMM 12 Intercultural Communication 5
ENGL 7 Native American Literature 4
ENGL 12 African American Literature 4
ENGL 40 Asian American Literature 4
ENGL 45A Survey of American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865 5
ENGL 45AH Honors Survey of American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865 5
ENGL 45B Survey of American Literature II: 1865 to the Present 5
ENGL 45BH Honors Survey of American Literature II: 1865 to the Present 5
HIST 10 History of California: The Multicultural State 4
MDIA 8A Race & Gender in American Media 4
MDIA 12 Popular Culture & United States History 4
MUS 8 Music of Multicultural America 5
MUS 8H Honors Music of Multicultural America 5
PHOT 8 Photography of Multicultural America 4
PHOT 8H Honors Photography of Multicultural America 4
SOC 8 Popular Culture 4
SOC 23 Race & Ethnic Relations 4
SPED 1 Introduction to Disabilities 4
THTR 8 Multicultural Theatre Arts in Modern America 4
WMN 5 Introduction to Women's Studies 4

Area VII - Lifelong Understanding

The student must successfully complete a total of four units or more in lifelong learning from two different academic departments. For the purpose of this area, ATHL, DANC, PHDA and PHED will be considered one academic department.

ONLINE COURSE TITLE UNITS
BIOL 8 Basic Nutrition 5
CNSL 90 Introduction to Online Learning 1.5
COMM 2 Interpersonal Communication 5
COMM 10 Gender, Communication & Culture 5
COMM 12 Intercultural Communication 5
COMM 55 Career & Leadership Comm in Global Workplace 5
CRLP 7 Self-Assessment 4
CRLP 55 Lifelong Learning Strategies 3
CRLP 73 Effective Resume Writing 1
CRLP 74 Successful Interviewing Techniques 1
HLTH 20 Introduction to Public Health 5
HLTH 21 Contemporary Health Concerns 4
HLTH 22 Health & Social Justice 4
HLTH 23 Drugs, Health & Society 4
KINS 4 Concepts of Physical Fitness & Wellness 4
LIBR 10 Research Paper Search Strategies 1
LIBR 10H Honors Research Paper Search Strategies 1
PSYC 49 Human Sexuality 4
SOC 19 Alcohol & Drug Abuse 4
SOC 40 Aspects of Marriage & Family 4
SPED 1 Introduction to Disabilities 4

Petition for Graduation

Minimum Proficiency - English/Math

ONLINE COURSE TITLE UNITS
ENGL 1A Composition and Reading 5
or ENGL 1AH Advanced Composition & Reading 5
MATH 105* Intermediate Algebra 5

MATH 105* completed with a letter grade of "C" or better. *Intermediate Algebra or equivalent means MATH 17 or 105 or 108, or mathematics placement test score indicating eligibility for a mathematics course beyond the level of MATH 105, or completion of a higher-level course with a grade of "C" or better, or completion of a bachelor degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university.

Note: The student who intends to transfer to a four-year school must meet additional requirements for general education. We strongly encourage you to meet frequently with your counselor. Challenges and questions related to general education or proficiency requirements should be directed to your counselor or the appropriate academic division office.

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