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SECTION IV

 

ASSOCIATE DEGREE

REQUIREMENTS

 

THE ASSOCIATE DEGREES

Pasadena City College offers the following Associates degrees:

 

Associate in Arts Degree (AA), (p.73)

Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T), (p.89)Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T), (p.89)Associate in Science Degree (AS) (p.120) with

  the Certificate of Achievement (p.120)

 

1) General Education Requirements: a broad exposure to a variety of areas of study

 

2) Major Preparation: an in-depth study of a particular field or area of emphasis

 

3) Electives: courses selected by a student to meet the required units for a degree

 

These are the rules pertaining to degrees:

 

•   All of the Associate degrees require at least sixty (60) units. 

•   Upon completion of requirements, a student will be granted an Associate in Arts, Associate in Arts for Transfer, or an Associate in Science for Transfer and/or an Associate in Science Degree with Certifiate of Achievement.

•   Students may earn multiple Associate in Arts degrees as long they complete the major requirements for the various degrees.

•   Students may earn only one Associate in Science (AS) degree with a Certificate of Achievement. (NOTE: Students may earn multiple Certificates of Achievement, see page 120      ).

 • Responsibility for filing a petition for graduation rests with the student, and all transcripts for high school and prior college work attempted must be on file for the petition to be considered.

•   File the petition for graduation in the Counseling Division by the published deadline date.

 

CATALOG RIGHTS

When graduation requirements are revised, a student with continuous enrollment may graduate under the new requirements or the requirements in effect at the time of the student’s initial enrollment. Continuous enrollment is defined as attending PCC at least one semester during each academic year without missing two consecutive semesters.  A student whose first term of enrollment at Pasadena City College is the Summer of 2009 may elect to graduate under the provisions of the 2008-2009 Catalog if he/she maintains continuous enrollment. Students whose first term is the Fall of 2009, or any term thereafter, must follow the provisions of the appropriate subsequent Catalog.

 

PHILOSOPHY OF GENERAL EDUCATION

General education requirements guide the student toward an intelligent understanding of the whole self and of the physical and social world. These requirements encourage the student to explore different areas of human inquiry not only to gain a basic understanding of these areas, but also to comprehend and use the principles, methods, values and thought processes of these disciplines. These explorations include an examination of the physical universe, its life forms and natural phenomena, human behavior and artistic and creative accomplishments. Basic to these studies and to the student’s effectiveness in society is the capacity to think clearly, logically and analytically; to communicate clearly both orally and in writing; to perform quantitative functions; to find information; and to examine and evaluate that information using critical thinking skills.

After completing the general education requirements, the graduate should have the skills, knowledge, and insights to evaluate and appreciate the physical environment, culture, and society. To promote these skills and knowledge, Pasadena City College has developed Institutional Learning Outcomes and Competencies. The major areas of knowledge and skills that these outcomes seek to address are found on page 17 of this Catalog.

 

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE (AA)

The Associate in Arts is awarded by Pasadena City College in recognition of completion of a minimum of 60 units which include the following:

 

•   Major or area of emphasis in one of the disciplines listed below, and detailed listings beginning on page 77.

•   One of the following general education patterns:

a. Traditional AA Degree – The PCC general education pattern, which is detailed in the section below.

b. The CSU General Education Requirements (CSU Breadth) detailed on page 104.

c. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer                Curriculum (IGETC) detailed on page 103.

 

The Associate in Arts is awarded in the following disciplines:

 

•   Business

•      Chinese

•   Communication Arts

•   Engineering and Technology

•   English – Literature

• French

•   Gender, Ethnicity, and Multicultural Studies

•   German

•   Humanities

•   Italian

•   Japanese

•   Kinesiology and Wellness

•   Linguistics

•   Music

•   Natural Sciences

•   Russian

•   Social and Behavioral Sciences

•   Spanish

•   Speech Communication

 

 

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS:

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

1. A minimum of 60 units, 18 of which must be in one major or area of emphasis.

 

2. Only courses numbered 1-99 may be counted toward the 60 units.

 

3. All competency and general educational requirements must be completed.

 

4. A minimum grade point average of 2.00 must be obtained in courses numbered 1 to 99 completed at PCC and in comparable courses completed at other regionally accredited institutions.

 

5. At least 15 units of the required 60 units, in courses numbered 1-99, must be completed at PCC. No more than 6 units may be transferred from another college if earned after the student’s last enrollment at PCC. Active-duty servicemembers can complete PCC’s academic residency at any time they are enrolled. Reservists and National Guardsmen on active-duty are covered in the same manner.

 

6. Courses may not be counted more than once to meet the general education requirements (Areas A-G). A course may be used to satisfy the requirements of a major as well as the general education requirements, but the units shall count only once.

 

7.     The AA general education pattern explained below does not prepare students for transfer. Students who intend to transfer to a CSU, UC, or private school are advised to complete the CSU general education requirements, IGETC, or the unique general education pattern of the private school.

 

COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS

1. Reading – One course (with grade C or better) from the following: English 1A, 1C, 14, 100, 130, any English course which fulfills Area C (Humanities), or by satisfactory score on equivalency exam.

 

2.     Written Expression – One course (with grade C or better) from the following: English 1A or by satisfactory score on equivalency exam.

 

3. Mathematics – Complete one course (with grade C or better) from one of the following: Business 14A, 14B, Computer Science 45, Mathematics 131, 133AB, 134AB, 139, 141, Statistics 15, 18, 50, or a Math course that fulfills the general education requirement in Critical Thinking or by satisfactory score on an equivalency exam.

 

4. Diversity – Complete three (3) units in courses designated as either “Global Studies” or “Ethnic and Gender Studies” as listed in this College Catalog starting on page 75. The courses which can satisfy the diversity requirement and are also general education are designated by the () symbol in the list below.

 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

A. Natural Sciences (lecture and lab must be in the   same discipline.)           3 units

Anatomy 25

Anthropology 1 and 1L

Astronomy 1

Biology 1A, 1B, 1C, 2, 3, 4, 11, 14, 16, 30,

   37, 38, 39, 40

Chemistry 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 8A, 8B, 10 and 10L,

   22

Envs 1, 3, 30, 40

Geography 1and 1L

Geology 1, 1F, 2, 2F, 3, 3F, 4 and 40, 6, 8,

   12 and 12 F or 12L, 16 and 40, 22 and 40,

   30A-M, 40

Microbiology 2

Physical Science 3 and 3L, 37

Physics 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2A, 2B, 10 and 10L,

   31A, 31B

Physiology 1, 2A, 2B

 

B. Social and Behavioral Sciences        3 units

Anthropology 1, 1L, 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 31

Communication 1

Economics 1A, 1B

English 12

Envs 2

Geography 2, 3, 5, 10

History 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 5A, 5B, 7A, 7B,

   8, 9A, 9B, 12, 16, 18, 19, 25A, 25B,

   25C, 25D, 25F, 25I, 27A, 27B, 29A, 29B,

   30, 31, 38, 41, 50

Linguistics 12, 14, 16, 17

Political Science 1, 2, 6, 7, 21, 22

Psychology 1, 2, 5, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 31,

   33, 41

Sociology 1, 2, 14, 15, 16, 22, 24, 25, 29, 31,

   41

 

C. Humanities                                         3 units

American Sign Language 10A, 10B

Arabic 1, 2

Armenian 1, 2

Architecture 24A, 24B

Art 1A, 1B, 2, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 5,

   7, 8, 9

Chinese 1, 2, 2A, 3, 4, 10, 12, 22

Dance 21A, 21B

English 1B, 5A, 5B, 9, 10, 11, 12, 24, 25A, 25C,

   25D, 25E, 25F, 25G, 25H, 25I, 25J, 26, 30A,

   30B, 30C, 44A, 44B, 44C, 45A, 45B, 46A,

   46B, 47, 48, 49A, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54,

   57, 59, 60, 61, 78A, 78B, 82A, 82B, 82C

French 1, 2, 3, 4, 5A, 5B, 6, 10, 12, 16, 50

German 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 12

Greek 1, 2

Hebrew 1, 2, 3

Humanities 1, 2, 3, 4

Italian 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 12, 50

Japanese 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 12

Latin 1, 2

Linguistics 10, 11, 12

Music 7A, 7B, 21, 22, 23, 24A, 24B, 25, 26,

   27, 28

Philosophy 1, 3, 7, 8, 20A, 20B, 31, 37

Portuguese 1, 2, 3, 4

Religious Studies 1, 2, 3

Russian 1, 2, 3, 4, 11

Spanish 1, 2, 2A, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 12, 25,

   42A, 42B, 44A, 44B,

Theater Arts 1, 5, 7A, 7B

     

D. Language and

    Rationality                 9 units    3 units each

1. English Composition                   3 units

    English 1A, 1B

2. Oral Communication                   3 units

    Speech 1, 10

3. Critical Thinking                         3 units

    **Business 14A, 14B

    Computer Information Systems 62

    Computer Science 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 43, 45

    English 1C

    **Mathematics 3, 5A, 5B, 5C, 7A, 7B, 8, 9,

    10, 12, 15, 22, 38, 55

    Philosophy 25, 30, 33

    Physical Science 2

    Speech 6, 12

    **Statistics 15, 18, and 50

    **These courses also meet the mathematics competency requirement

 

E. American Institutions                         6 units

1. History 7A, 7B, 25A, 25B, 29A, 29B, 31,

...    or 41...................................... 3 units

    AND

2. Political Science 1........................ 3 units

 

F. Health Education                                2 units

Biology 19

Counseling 12

Health Education 2A, 2E, 44

Nutrition 11

 

G. Physical Activity                                 2 units

A maximum of 4 units of Physical Education Activity or Dance Activity (Dance 21A and 21B are excluded) may be counted toward the degree. Music 61 may be substituted for 1 unit of PE activity each semester. Exemption is granted if the student has a physical limitation and submits a physician’s recommendation which is approved by PCC Health Services.

 

Diversity Requirements

PCC Policy #4060 on Degrees, Certificates and Transfer Certifications states that a student who applies for either an AA or AS degree “must demonstrate competency in reading, writing, mathematics and diversity.” The Diversity Requirement states that a student must complete 3 units in courses designated as either “Global Studies” or “Ethnic and Gender Studies.”

 

 

GLOBAL STUDIES

Pasadena City College and the community it serves have long been identified as closely tied to international, cultural and educational affairs. The College provides outstanding opportunities for students wishing to emphasize international education.

 

1. Africa:

Anthropology 1 (Physical Anthropology)

Art 2 (History of African and African-American Art)

Dance 4A (World Ethnic Dance: Africa)

History 2A/2B (History of World Civilizations
   To/From 1500)

History 24A (Special Topics in History-Africa)

History 27A (Traditional Africa)

History 27B (Modern Africa)

Music 38B (African Drumming)

 

2. Asia:

Art 3A-B (History of Asian Art)

Chinese 8A-B (Introduction to Chinese
   Conversation - Mandarin)

Chinese 9A-C (Chinese Conversation - Mandarin)

Chinese 10 (Chinese Civilization)

Chinese 12 (Chinese Literature in Translation)

Dance 4C (World Ethnic Dance: Central and

   Southeast Asia)

Dance 4E (World Ethnic Dance: India)

English 48 (Asian Literature)

History 2A/B (History of World Civilization

   To/From 1500)

History 18 (History of South Asia, Southeast Asia

   and the Pacific)

History 19 (History of China, Japan, and Korea)

History 24B (Special Topics in History – Asia)

History 24G (Special Topics in History-World)

Japanese 5 (Reading and Composition)

Japanese 8A-B (Introduction to Japanese

   Conversation)

Japanese 9A-C (Japanese Conversation)

Japanese 10 (Japanese Civilization)

Japanese 11 (Inside Japan)

Japanese 12 (Japanese Literature in Translation)

Music 27 (Asian Music)

Music 38C (Chinese Music Ensemble)

Religious Studies 2 (Comparative Religions: Far East)

 

3. Europe:

Art 4B (History of European Medieval Art)

Art 4C (History of European Renaissance and

   Baroque Art)

Anthropology 30E (Anthropological Field Studies –

   England)

Anthropology 30F (Anthropological Field Studies –

   Italy)

Dance 4D (World Ethnic Dance: British Isles/Europe)

English 44A-C (Masterpieces of Literature)

English 46A-B (English Literature)

French 5A-B (Survey of French Literature)

French 9A-B (French Conversation)

French 10 (French Civilization)

German 5 (Introduction to German Literature)

German 8 A-C (Introduction to German Conversation)

German 10 (German Civilization)

History 1A-B (History of European Civilization

   To/From 1715)

History 2A/B (History of World Civilizations

   To/From 1500)

History 5A-B (History of Great Britain

   To/From 1714)

History 24C (Special Topics in History – Europe)

History 24G (Special Topics in History – World)     

Italian 8A-B (Introduction to Italian Conversation)

Italian 10 (Italian Civilization)

Italian 50 (Italian Film as Dramatic Literature)

Music 21 (Music Appreciation)

Philosophy 20A (History of Ancient Philosophy)

Philosophy 20B (History of Modern Philosophy)

Religious Studies 3 (Comparative Religions:

   Near East)

Russian 11 (Russian Civilization)

Spanish 5 (Introduction to Spanish Literature)

Spanish 6A (Introduction to Spanish-American

   Literature)

Spanish 6B (Introduction to Spanish-American
   Literature)

Spanish 9A-C (Spanish Conversation)

Spanish 25 (Spanish Composition)

Spanish 42 A-B (Civilization of Spain and Portugal)

 

4. Latin America:

Art 7 (Pre-Columbian Art)

Art 8 (History of Mexican and Chicano Art)

Dance 4B (World Ethnic Dance – The Americas)

Dance 4H (World Ethnic Dance: Spain/Portugal)

History 8 (History of California)

History 9A (Latin America: Pre-Columbian to 1825)

History 9B (Latin America: 1825 to the Present)

History 24D (Special Topics in History –

   Latin America)

History 24G (Special Topics in History – World)

History 30 (History of Mexico)

Music 26 (Latin American Music)

Spanish 44 A-B (Civilization of Latin America)

 

5. Middle East:

Art 4A (History of Ancient Art in the West)

Art 9 (History of Islamic Art)

Dance 4G (World Ethnic Dance: Mediterranean/

   Middle East)

History 16 (History of the Middle East)

History 24E (Special Topics in History – Middle East)

Music 38D (Middle East Music Ensemble)

Religious Studies 3 (Comparative Religions:
   Near East)

 

ETHNIC AND GENDER STUDIES

Pasadena City College promotes cross cultural understanding and an appreciation of diversity in all its forms. The courses listed below have been identified as providing that understanding and appreciation. Students wishing to study American Indian, Asian American, Chicano and African American cultures are referred to the following general education courses:

 

(Courses preceded with an asterisk (*) are college courses approved by the California State Department of Education for school staff preparation in the history, culture and current problems of racial and ethnic minorities in accordance with Article 3.3, Education Code Section 13344.1.)

 

1. African American Studies:

*Art 2 (History of African and African-American Art)

*English 50 (Afro-American Literature)

History 29A (African American History to 1865)

History 29B (African American History from 1865)

*Music 25 (Afro-American Music)

*Psychology 29 (Psychology of the Afro-American)

*Sociology 29 (Sociology of the African-American)

 

2. Asian American Studies:

English 52 (Asian American Literature)

*History 41 (History of Asian Pacific Americans)

*Psychology 41 (Psychology of the Asian American)

*Sociology 41 (Sociology of the Asian American)

 

3. Chicano/Latina/o Studies:

*Anthropology 31 (Mexican and Chicano Culture)

*Art 8 (History of Mexican and Chicano Art)

*English 47 (Mexican and Chicano Literature)

History 8 (History of California)

*History 31 (History of Mexican Americans in the

   United States)

*Philosophy 31 (Contemporary Chicano Philosophy)

*Psychology 31 (Studies in Chicano Behavior)

*Sociology 31 (Chicano Sociology)

*Spanish 31 (Language of the Barrio)

 

4. Cross Cultural Studies:

Anthropology 2 (Cultural Anthropology)

Child Development 24E (Special Topics –
   Multicultural Issues)

Geography 2 (Cultural Geography)

Geography 3 (World Regional Geography)

Dance 21A-B (Dance History: Cultural and Social
   Heritage)     

English 12/Linguistics 12 (Intercultural Communication)

English 25I (Post-Colonial Literatures)

Linguistics 12 (Intercultural Communication)

Music 23 (Music Cultures of the World)

Sociology 14 (Introduction to Ethnic Studies)

 

5. Gender Studies:

English 25C (Images of Women in Literature)

History 25B (Women in American Society)

 

6. Health Sciences Diversity Courses:

Anesthesia Technician 118 (Anesthesia Technician

   Clinical Seminar)

Dental Assisting 111 (Applied Human Behavior)

Dental Assisting 110 (Introduction to Dental
   Essentials)

Dental Assisting 123A (Chairside Techniques)

Dental Hygiene 104B (Clinical Dental Hygiene
   Theory and Practice)

Dental Hygiene 104C (Clinical Dental Hygiene
   Theory and Practice)

Dental Hygiene 119A (Community Dental Health)

Dental Hygiene 109 (Dental Health Education
   and Communication)

Dental Hygiene 121 (Clinical Practice in Alternative

   Settings)

Medical Assisting 111A (Medical Office Procedures I)

Nursing 50 (Foundational Nursing Care)

Nursing 51 (Beginning Nursing)

Nursing 52 (Intermediate Nursing Care)

Nursing 53 (Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing)

Nursing 125 (Fundamental of Vocational Nursing –

   Theory)

Nursing 126 (Intermediate Vocational Nursing –
   Theory)

Radiologic Technology 113B (Clinical Learning
   Experience)

 

7. Native American Studies:

Anthropology 12 (American Indian Cultures)

*English 51 (Native American Mythology and
   Literature)

*History 12 (The North American Indian)

 

 

MAJOR OR AREA OF EMPHASIS

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Major or Area of Emphasis.............. 18 units

                                                       minimum

 

Choose a major or area of emphasis from among the choices listed below:

 

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

 

Business

Associate in Arts Degree

 

Responsible Division: Business and Computer

Technology

 

This area of emphasis is primarily intended to prepare students to transfer to a university and earn a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. The study of Business gives the student an understanding of the social and economic environment in which we live and provides a common body of knowledge for all students who specialize in any business field. It is the purpose of this area of emphasis to develop in students the interpersonal, technical, and managerial competence necessary for successful performance in business, industry, government, and education. Students who choose this field of study will accomplish several objectives. The first of these is to prepare for lifelong professional careers in commerce, finance and industry, as well as for management careers in the public and non-profit sectors. A second objective is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to obtain professional, entry level positions in one or another functional area of the business enterprise, or in some particular field of business. The primary objective, however, is transfer in the field of Business Administration. Specialized options in a bachelors’ degree program such as accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, information systems, and other specializations are widely available in CSU, UC, and private schools.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

 

Program Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate a productive working knowledge of the basic functions of a business enterprise, including: accounting, entrepreneurship, economics, business law, finance, human resource management, ethics and marketing.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the communication process in a business and professional setting, including: written, oral, non-verbal, electronic communication, and active listening.

 

Requirements for the area of emphasis

(18 units minimum)

Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. All courses must be numbered 1-99. Students must complete at least 18 units chosen from the courses listed below:

 

Accounting:

Acctg 1A, 1B, 10

 

Business:

Bus 2, 9, 10, 11A, 12A, 12B, 14A, 14B, 16

 

Business Information Technology and Computer Information Systems:

BIT 25 or CIS 1 or CIS 10

 

Economics:

Econ 1A, 1B

 

Math:

Math 5A

 

Statistics:

Stat 15 or 50

 

 

Chinese

Associate in Arts Degree

 

Responsible Division: Languages

 

The Chinese program offers a broad spectrum of courses, ranging from language instruction to studies of civilization, culture, literature, and the arts.  Language courses focus on all four skills—reading and listening comprehension, writing, and speaking.  Non-language courses provide training in critical thinking while exploring cultural and literary themes in a historical context.  The purpose of this major is twofold: to develop proficiency in written and spoken communication as well as to foster an understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity. The skills acquired will prepare students to pursue careers in education, journalism, business, linguistics, art, music, and international relations.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary.  When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

 

Program Outcomes:

1.     Demonstrate language skills and cultural knowledge in Chinese by submission of a portfolio of completed work.

 

Requirements for the major in Chinese

(18 units minimum)

 

Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Students must complete a minimum of eighteen (18) units selected from the courses listed below.

 

Chinese:

Chnse 2, 2A, 3, 4, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B, 9C, 10, 12, 22

 

 

Communication Arts

Associate in Arts Degree

 

Responsible Divisions: Performing and Communication Arts, Visual Arts and Media Studies, English

 

This area of emphasis is intended to align with preparation for transfer to universities in such majors as Art, Communication, English, Journalism, Television and Radio, Theatre Arts, and other similar fields of study. Communicating well and understanding the communication process are essential to professional success in many fields. People communicate to influence, to persuade, and to express. Learning to communicate effectively is one important reason for the study of Communication Arts. Studying the communication process helps one understand how the human mind works. Analyzing the messages in advertisements, television programs, and political speeches helps one to understand our society. Studying communication in everyday relationships, groups, and organizations shows us how these systems are created and maintained. Areas of study include face-to-face interaction, group process, organizational communication, rhetoric, advocacy, intercultural communication, political communication, and performance studies. Communication Arts students can expect to develop skills essential for leadership and career development, and for understanding and interpreting events.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

 

Program Outcomes:

1. Read and critically analyze argumentative contexts using written and performative techniques.

2. Use relevant examples in support of a thesis.

3. Communicate using college-level grammar/syntax.

4. Demonstrate an awareness of cultural diversity and audience perceptions.

 

Requirements for the area of emphasis

(18 units minimum)

Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. All courses must be numbered 1-99. Students must complete 18 units with at least 3 units in three of the disciplines listed below.

 

Art/Design:

Art 1A, 1B, 11A, 15, 16, 18, 24, 31A, 31B, 32A, 34A, 40, 50A, 50B, 50C, 51A, 51B, 52, 56

 

Communication:

Comm 1    

 

English:

Engl 3, 5A, 5B, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 24, 25A, 25C, 25D, 25E, 25F, 25G, 25H, 25I, 25J, 26, 30A, 30B, 30C, 34, 35, 36, 37, 44A, 44B, 44C, 45A, 45B, 46A, 46B, 47, 48, 49A, 49B, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 57, 59, 60, 61, 78A, 78B, 82A, 82B, 82C        

 

Journalism:

Journ 2, 4A, 4B, 5, 7A, 7B, 9, 21, 22, 23     

 

Photography:

Photo 21, 22A, 22B, 23A, 23B, 24A, 24B, 25, 26A, 26B, 26C, 27, 30, 31  

 

Speech:

Speech 2, 3, 4, 5A, 5B, 6, 8, 9, 12             

 

Television and Radio:

TVR 1, 2A, 2B, 7, 12, 14A, 14B, 15, 16A, 16B, 17A, 17B, 18, 19, 21, 24   

 

Theatre Arts:

Thart 2A, 2B, 2C, 4A, 4B, 5, 6, 8, 10A, 10B, 12A, 12B, 13, 15, 26, 29, 30, 41, 75

 

 

Engineering and Technology

Associate in Arts Degree

 

Responsible Divisions: Business and Computer Technology, Engineering and Technology, Mathematics, Natural Sciences

 

The Engineering and Technology area of emphasis allows students the opportunity to pursue multidisciplinary programs of study at the university level. This area of emphasis provides a flexible environment for high-achieving students to study complex engineering disciplines such as architectural engineering, biochemical engineering, computer sciences, electromechanical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, engineering mathematics, engineering physics, and other similar disciplines at CSU, UC, and private universities.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

 

Program Outcomes:

1. Cognition / Curriculum: Analyze and evaluate disciplinary concepts and principles to solve complex problems

2. Information Competency / Resource Planning:
Synthesize research findings, disciplinary techniques and technology in the resolution of a capstone assessment

3. Student Goals: Successfully realize cumulative achievement to achieve Degree attainment or transfer.

 

Requirements for the area of emphasis

(18 units minimum)

Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. All courses must be numbered 1-99. Students must complete 18 units with at least 3 units in three of the disciplines listed below.

 

Architecture:

Arch 10A, 10B, 11, 12A, 12B, 14, 20A, 20B, 22A, 22B, 24A, 24B

 

Computer Information Systems:

CIS 1, 2, 10, 11, 14, 16, 22, 30, 31, 36, 38, 40, 50, 55, 60, 62, 64, 66, 70, 74, 80, 81

 

Computer  Science:

CS 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 18, 38, 39, 43, 45, 50, 66, 80

 

Electricity and Electronics:

Eltry 12, Eltrn 9, 15, 25, 31, 32

 

Engineering:

Engr 1A, 1B, 2, 6, 10, 14, 15A, 15B, 16, 17

 

Engineering Design Technology:

EDT 8A, 8B, 8C, 17

 

Mathematics:

Math 3, 5A, 5B, 5C, 7A, 7B, 8, 9, 10, 22, 55

 

Physics:

Phys 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2A, 2B, 31A, 31B

 

 

English Literature

Associate in Arts Degree

 

Responsible Division: English

 

This area of emphasis is intended to align student course work with preparation for transfer to universities in such majors as English, Literature, Comparative Literature, World Literature, and other similar disciplines in CSU, UC, and private schools. Courses in this major encompass traditional literary history and interpretation as well as cross-cultural inquiry and current theoretical debates. Literature majors are trained in critical reading, writing, and thinking, as well as in literary interpretation. Literature is the study of representation, ideas, language, and culture. As such, it is a source of knowledge and pleasure, as well as a field of study. Literary texts are social documents in artistic form which speak to us as much about historical issues as about aesthetic matters. Literature students learn to think critically and to understand the role that texts play in a given society, past or present.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

 

Program Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate sensitivity to and an analytical grasp of the nuances of literary language

2. Demonstrate critical thinking skills, specifically in relation to poetry, drama, fiction, or other types of literature

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the ways that literature helps to illuminate the human condition

4. Demonstrate reading skills relevant to literary study

5. Demonstrate writing skills relevant to literary study.

 

Requirements for the area of emphasis

(18 units minimum)

Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. All courses must be numbered 1-99. Students must complete English 1C or English 26 and 15 units consisting of courses from at least three of the five categories listed below and including a minimum of two Literary Survey courses.

 

Literary Survey (2 courses):

Engl 30A, 30B, 30C, 44B, 44C, 46A, 46B

 

Literary Origins:

Engl 44A, 45A, 45B, 78A, 78B, 82A, 82B, 82C

 

Gender and Ethnic Literature:

Engl 24, 25C, 47, 48, 50, 51, 52

 

Genre and Modes in Literature:

Engl 25A, 25D, 25E, 25F, 25G, 34, 35, 36, 37, 49A, 49B, 53, 57, 60, 61

 

Special Topics in Literature:

Engl 25H, 25I, 25J, 26, 54, 59

 

 

French

Associate in Arts Degree

 

Responsible Division: Languages

 

The French program offers a broad spectrum of courses, ranging from language instruction to studies of civilization, culture, literature, and the arts.  Language courses focus on all four skills—reading and listening comprehension, writing, and speaking.  Non-language courses provide training in critical thinking while exploring cultural and literary themes in a historical context.  The purpose of this major is twofold: to develop proficiency in written and spoken communication as well as to foster an understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity. The skills acquired will prepare students to pursue careers in education, journalism, business, linguistics, art, music, and international relations.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary.  When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

 

Program Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate language skills and cultural knowledge in French by submission of a portfolio of completed work.

 

Requirements for the major in French

(18 units minimum)

 

Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Students must complete a minimum of eighteen (18) units selected from the courses listed below.

 

French:

Frnch 2, 3, 4, 5A, 5B, 6, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 50

 

 

Gender, Ethnicity, and Multicultural Studies

Associate in Arts Degree

 

Responsible Division: Performing and Communication Arts, Visual Arts and Media Studies, English, Languages, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences

 

In this area of emphasis history, culture, and contemporary issues are explored and analyzed through the intersecting perspectives of ethnicity, race, class, and gender. The curriculum combines an interdisciplinary knowledge of our socio-cultural world. Courses are open to all students in the College. Enrollment is encouraged for those who are seriously concerned about diversity and the quality of life in the 21st century. This area of emphasis prepares students for Gender, Ethnicity, and Multicultural Studies; Ethnic Studies; Women’s Studies; and similar disciplines at CSU, UC, and private schools. Fields in which such concerns can find application are teaching, urban planning, social services, politics, recreation, law, the ministry, and many others. Such fields of study typically require advanced degrees.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

 

Requirements for the area of emphasis (18 units minimum)

Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. All courses must be numbered 1- 99. Students must complete at least one course from at least three of the categories listed below:

 

Multicultural Studies:

Anthr 2, Geog 2, 3, Engl 12, 25I, Hist 8, Ling 12,

Music 23, Socio 14

 

Gender Studies:

Hist 25B, Engl 25C

 

African American Studies:

Art 2, Dance 4A, Engl 50, Hist 27A, 27B, 29A, 29B, Music 25, Psych 29, Socio 29

 

American Indian/Native American Studies:

Anthr 12, Engl 51, Hist 12

 

Asian America/Pacific Islander Studies:

Art 3A, 3B, Chnse 10, 12, Dance 4C, 4E, Engl 48, 52, Hist 18, 19, 41, Jpnse 10, 11, 12, Music 27, Psych 41, Socio 41

 

Mexican American/Chicano/Latino Studies:

Anthr 31, Art 7, 8, Dance 4B, 4H, Engl 47, Hist 9A, 9B, 30, 31, Music 26, Psych 31, Philo 31,

Socio 31, Span 31, 42A, 42B, 44A, 44B

 

 

German

Associate in Arts Degree

 

Responsible Division: Languages

 

The German program offers a broad spectrum of courses, ranging from language instruction to studies of civilization, culture, literature, and the arts.  Language courses focus on all four skills—reading and listening comprehension, writing, and speaking.  Non-language courses provide training in critical thinking while exploring cultural and literary themes in a historical context.  The purpose of this major is twofold: to develop proficiency in written and spoken communication as well as to foster an understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity. The skills acquired will prepare students to pursue careers in education, journalism, business, linguistics, art, music, and international relations.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary.  When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

 

Program Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate language skills and cultural knowledge in German by submission of a portfolio of completed works.

 

Requirements for the major in German

(18 units minimum)

 

Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Students must complete a minimum of eighteen (18) units selected from the courses listed below.

 

German:

Grman 2, 3, 4, 5, 8A, 8B, 8C, 9A, 9B, 9C, 10, 12

 

 

Humanities

Associate in Arts Degree

 

Responsible Divisions: Engineering and Technology, Performing and Communication Arts, Visual Arts and Media Studies, English, Languages, Social Sciences

 

The term Humanities refers to a broad range of subjects, including art, architecture, history, music, dance, languages, literature, philosophy, ethics, and religion. Students who select Humanities as an area of emphasis study the achievements of the human heart and mind; they work within a variety of disciplines in order to acquire a deeper understanding of themselves, civilization, and the world. Students have the opportunity to study the diverse strands of human thought and culture. They train for a career where a broad humanistic understanding is appropriate, or acquire self cultivation through interdisciplinary study. This area of emphasis is intended to align student course work with preparation for transfer to universities in such majors as Architecture, Art, English, Foreign Languages, History, Humanities, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Theatre Arts, and other similar fields of study. Such majors are widely available in most CSU, UC, and private schools.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

 

Program Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the Humanities and their relation to the student and the student’s own goals, world civilization, and the natural world.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the achievements of the human mind and heart in a variety of disciplines, such as Art, English Literature, Theatre Arts, Foreign Languages, History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.

3. Be prepared to pursue preferred areas of study at transfer universities enriched by a strong background in the Humanities.

 

Requirements for the area of emphasis

(18 units minimum)

 

Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. All courses must be numbered 1-99. Students must complete 18 units with at least 3 units in three of the disciplines listed below.

 

Architecture:

Arch 10A, 11, 12A, 24A, 24B

 

Art:

Art 1A, 1B, 2, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 5, 7, 8, 9

 

English:

Engl 5A, 5B, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 24, 25A, 25C, 25D, 25E, 25F, 25G, 25H, 25I, 25J, 26, 30A, 30B, 30C, 34, 35, 36, 37, 44A, 44B, 44C, 45A, 45B, 46A, 46B, 47, 48, 49A, 49B, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 57, 59, 60, 61, 78A, 78B, 82A, 82B, 82C

 

Foreign Language:

(includes all courses numbered between 1-99 in American Sign Language, Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish)

 

History:

Hist 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 5A, 5B, 7A, 7B, 8, 9A, 9B, 12, 16, 18, 19, 24A-G, 25A-F, 25I, 27A, 27B, 29A, 29B, 30, 31, 38, 41, 50

 

Humanities:

Human 1, 2, 3, 4

 

Music:

Music 7A, 7B, 21, 22, 23, 24A, 24B, 25, 26, 27, 28

 

Philosophy:

Philo 1, 3, 7, 8, 20A, 20B, 25, 30, 31, 33, 37

 

Religious Studies:

Relgs 1, 2, 3

 

Theatre Arts:

Thart 2A, 2B, 2C, 5, 6, 7A, 7B, 8, 12A, 12B

 

 

Italian

Associate in Arts Degree

 

Responsible Division: Languages

 

The Italian program offers a broad spectrum of courses, ranging from language instruction to studies of civilization, culture, literature, and the arts.  Language courses focus on all four skills—reading and listening comprehension, writing, and speaking.  Non-language courses provide training in critical thinking while exploring cultural and literary themes in a historical context.  The purpose of this major is twofold: to develop proficiency in written and spoken communication as well as to foster an understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity. The skills acquired will prepare students to pursue careers in education, journalism, business, linguistics, art, music, and international relations.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

 

Program Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate language skills and cultural knowledge in Italian by submission of a portfolio of completed work.

 

Requirements for the major in Italian

(18 units minimum)

 

Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Students must complete a minimum of eighteen (18) units selected from the courses listed below.

 

Italian:

Italn 2, 3, 4, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B, 9C, 10, 12, 50

 

 

Japanese

Associate in Arts Degree

 

Responsible Division: Languages

 

The Japanese program offers a broad spectrum of courses, ranging from language instruction to studies of civilization, culture, literature, and the arts.  Language courses focus on all four skills—reading and listening comprehension, writing, and speaking.  Non-language courses provide training in critical thinking while exploring cultural and literary themes in a historical context.  The purpose of this major is twofold: to develop proficiency in written and spoken communication as well as to foster an understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity. The skills acquired will prepare students to pursue careers in education, journalism, business, linguistics, art, music, and international relations.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

 

Program Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate language skills and cultural knowledge in Japanese by submission of a portfolio of completed work.

 

Requirements for the major in Japanese

(18 units minimum)

 

Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Students must complete a minimum of eighteen (18) units selected from the courses listed below.

 

Japanese:

Jpnse 2, 3, 4, 5, 8A. 8B, 9A, 9B, 9C, 10, 11, 12

 

 

Kinesiology and Wellness

Associate in Arts Degree

 

Responsible Divisions: Kinesiology, Health and Athletics, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Counseling, Health Sciences

 

The area of emphasis in Kinesiology and Wellness provides for a student with an understanding of physical education, health promotion, and the mechanics of human bodily movement. The word kinesiology comes from the Greek, kinesis, which means to move. Kinesiology is the study of the art and science of human movement. The discipline of Kinesiology is dedicated to the study of human movement as it relates to sport, dance, and exercise. This area of emphasis is intended to align student course work with preparation for transfer to universities in such bachelor degree majors as Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Physical Education, and other similar fields of study. Kinesiology and Wellness is designed for the student preparing, in the long run, to become a physical education teacher, to study a health-related profession, or to pursue a career in other related fields that typically require a bachelor’s degree.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

 

Program Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate a competence in human anatomy, chemistry, physiology, and biomechanical movement.

2. Understand the behavioral, historical and sociological aspects of human movement.

3. Comprehend theoretical approaches and major concepts of health and nutrition.

4. Have knowledge and apply the fundamentals, rules and regulations of a variety of sports.

 

Requirements for the area of emphasis

(22 units minimum)

 

Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. All courses must be numbered 1-99. Students must complete 22 units with a minimum number of units in each of the categories listed below.

 

Required Course  (9 units minimum):

Hed 44, Peth 3, 97

 

Physical Education and  Movement (3 units minimum):

Peth 5, 6, 27C, 31A, 31B, 48, Hed 20, Peact 3A – 95C 

Any Physical Education Activity Course

( Maximum credit 4 units)

 

Behavioral Development and Diversity (3 units minimum):

Psych 1, 5, 25, Socio 1, 14, 29, 31, 41, Coun 10, 11, 12, 17

 

Scientific and Nutrition Background (7 units minimum):

Anat 25 or Physo 2A

Physo 1 or Physo 2B

Chem 10 and 10L, Chem 1A or  Chem 2A

Biol 11, Biol 1A, Biol 1B or Biol 1C

Micro 2, Nutri 11

 Phys 10 and 10L, Phys 1A, 2A or 31A

 

 

Linguistics

Associate in Arts Degree

 

Responsible Divisions: Languages, English, Social Sciences, Performing and Communications Arts

 

This program of study provides students with insight into the study of language and language behavior.  The theoretical foundations of linguistics provide the basis for gaining insight into language structure and use. Multidisciplinary in nature, this area of emphasis includes social, psychological, and historical aspects of language.  The goal of this field of study is to develop a student’s capacity to observe, assess, and analyze how language operates.  Students who complete this area of emphasis are prepared for advanced study in Linguistics and Foreign Languages at CSU, UC, and private universities. Employment in education, research, communication, psychology, speech pathology, cultural studies, and child development typically requires an advanced degree.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

 

Program Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate understanding of the systems and functions of human languages.

2. Use critical thinking skills to analyze and synthesize various aspects of human languages.

 

Requirements for the area of emphasis

(18 units minimum)

 

Students must complete the core course and additional requirements. All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

 

Core course (required): 

Ling 10 or Engl 10

Students are strongly encouraged to take this course before other linguistic courses.

 

Additional requirements: Students must complete three courses (9 units) from the following:

 

Linguistics:

Ling 11 or Engl 11

Ling 12 or Engl 12

Ling 14, 16, 17, Anthr 5, SLPA 18

 

Additional Options: Students must also take either two additional courses (at least 6 units) listed above or two foreign language courses (at least 6 units) listed below. Students must take foreign language courses from the same language, if choosing a foreign language as an additional option.

 

American Sign Language:

ASL 10A, 10B, 10C, 10D

 

Arabic:

Arbic 1, 2

 

Armenian:

Armen 1, 2

 

Chinese:

Chnse 1, 2, 2A, 3, 4

 

French:

Frnch 1, 2, 3, 4

 

German:

Grman 1, 2, 3, 4

 

Greek:

Greek 1, 2

 

Hebrew:

Hebrw 1, 2, 3

 

Italian:

Italn 1, 2, 3, 4

 

Japanese:

Jpnse 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

Latin:

Latin 1, 2

 

Portuguese:

Port 1, 2, 3, 4

 

Russian:

Russ 1, 2, 3, 4

 

Spanish:

Span1, 2, 2A, 3, 4, 25, 31

 

 

Music  

Associate in Arts Degree

 

Responsible Division: Performing and Communication Arts

 

A degree in the Music major from Pasadena City College enables students to develop musical proficiency and prepares students to successfully audition on their primary instrument for acceptance into a university music department or to fulfill the needs of students who wish to have career goals in the field of music. This major is intended to align student course work with preparation for transfer to universities in Music, Music (Performing), Music Education, Music Industry and Technology, Musical Theatre, and other similar fields of study. Such majors are widely available in many CSU, UC, and private schools. Students completing this degree typically continue in the fields of music performance and/or teaching.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

 

Program Outcomes:

1. Present successful solo performances using appropriate repertoire for their chosen instrument/voice with technical proficiency, musicality and stylistic awareness.

2. Perform and/or participate successfully in small and large ensembles, using time management and interpersonal skills to assist in the production of a collaborative musical work.

3. Write analytical, historical, critical, biographical, and research oriented projects on topics in music, covering each of the musical-historical periods from the Middle Ages to the modern era.

4. Use standard music references and resources (reference works, periodicals, software, etc.) in both their on and off line formats.

5. Use a variety of technological resources and tools to enhance their performing, composing and music production.

 

Requirements for the major (38 units minimum)

 

Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. All courses must be numbered 1-99. Students must complete all of the following courses:

 

Music:

Music 1, 2A, 2B, 2C, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 7A, 7B, 10 (Music 10 must be completed 4 times)

 

Students must complete four additional units from the following courses:

Music:

Music 8, 9A-L

 

Recommended:

Music:

Music 5A, 5B

 

 

Natural Sciences

Associate in Arts Degree

 

Responsible Division(s): Natural Sciences,

Mathematics

 

This area of emphasis offers a broad and interdisciplinary foundation in the sciences necessary for continued training at the upper division (or advanced) level  for many bachelor degree programs in the natural sciences including biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics, and many others. It is a starting point for students who are preparing for careers in business, industry, medicine, health sciences, education, and government, where scientific and technical skills are in great demand.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

 

Program Outcomes:

1. Successfully apply the scientific method to solve problems and act as a responsible global citizen.

2. Synthesize the major paradigms in 3 of the 5 disciplines in the Natural Sciences Division.

3. Demonstrate adequate preparation for advanced study in one focal discipline within the Natural Sciences Division.

 

Requirements for the area of emphasis

(18 units minimum)

 

Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. All courses must be numbered 1-99. Students must complete 18 units with at least 3 units in three of the following five categories listed below:

 

Biological Sciences:

Anthr 1 and 1L

Anat 25 or Physo 2A

Biol 1A, 1B, 1C, 2, 3, 4, 5A-B, 11, 14, 16, 19, 25, 26, 28, 30, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40

Micro 2, Nutri 11

Physo 1 or Physo 2B

Psych 2

 

Chemistry:

Chem 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 8A, 8B, 10, 10L, 22

 

Environmental Studies:

Envs 1, 2, 3, 30, 40

 

Geosciences:

Geog 1 & 1L, 10, 30, Geol 1 & 1F, 2 & 2F, 3 & 3F, 4, 6, 8, 16, 22, 23, 24, 30A-M, 40

Geol 12 & 12F & 12L

 

Mathematics and Statistics:

Math 3, 5A, 5B, 5C, 7A, 7B, 8, 9, 10, 22, 55, Stat 50

 

Physics & Physical Sciences:

Astron 1, 12

Physc 3 & 3L, 37

Phys 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2A, 2B, 10 & 10L, 31A, 31B

 

 

Russian

Associate in Arts Degree

 

Responsible Division: Languages

 

The Russian program offers a broad spectrum of courses, ranging from language instruction to studies of civilization, culture, literature, and the arts.  Language courses focus on all four skills—reading and listening comprehension, writing, and speaking.  Non-language courses provide training in critical thinking while exploring cultural and literary themes in a historical context.  The purpose of this major is twofold: to develop proficiency in written and spoken communication as well as to foster an understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity. The skills acquired will prepare students to pursue careers in education, journalism, business, linguistics, art, music, and international relations.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

 

Program Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate language skills and cultural knowledge in Russian by submission of a portfolio of completed work.

 

Requirements for the major in Russian

(18 units minimum)

 

Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Students must complete a minimum of eighteen (18) units selected from the courses listed below.

 

Russian:

Russ 2, 3, 4, 11

 

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Associate in Arts Degree

 

Responsible Division: Social Sciences

 

The degree in social and behavioral sciences is concerned with providing a broad understanding of the social, cultural, and intellectual world in which we live. Social and behavioral science students have a diverse interest in human problems and seek a liberal education in a broad spectrum of understandings, insights, and appreciations. Multidisciplinary in nature, this area of emphasis seeks to provide an understanding of the interrelationships and varied methodologies of its many subject areas. The goal of this area of emphasis is to develop students’ intellectual and emotional understanding, appreciation, insights, and flexibility in order for them to succeed in government services, commerce or industry, and teaching.  Students who receive an associate degree in the Social and Behavioral Sciences typically continue their studies at a university to receive a bachelor’s degree in such disciplines as Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

 

Requirements for the area of emphasis

(18 units minimum)

 

Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. All courses must be numbered 1-99. Students must complete 18 units with at least 3 units in three of the disciplines listed below.

 

Anthropology:

Anthr 1 and 1L, 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 30A-H, 31

 

Child Development:

Chdv 10, 11

 

Economics:

Econ 1A, 1B

 

Geography:

Geog 2, 3, 5

 

History:

Hist 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 5A, 5B, 7A, 7B, 8, 9A, 9B, 12, 16, 18, 19, 24A-G, 25A-F, 25I, 27A, 27B, 29A, 29B, 30, 31, 38, 41, 50

 

Linguistics:

Ling 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17

 

Political Science:

Polsc 1, 2, 6, 7, 21, 22

 

Psychology:

Psych 1, 2, 5, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 31, 33, 41

 

Religious Studies:

Relgs 1, 2, 3

 

Sociology:

Socio 1, 2, 14, 15, 16, 22, 24, 25, 29, 31, 41

 

 

Spanish 

Associate in Arts Degree

 

Responsible Division: Languages

 

The Spanish program offers a broad spectrum of courses, ranging from language instruction to studies of civilization, culture, literature, and the arts.  Language courses focus on all four skills—reading and listening comprehension, writing, and speaking.  Non-language courses provide training in critical thinking while exploring cultural and literary themes in a historical context.  The purpose of this major is twofold: to develop proficiency in written and spoken communication as well as to foster an understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity and knowledge of the rich cultural and literary tradition of Spain and Latin America. The skills acquired will prepare students to pursue careers in education, journalism, business, linguistics, art, music, and international relations.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

 

Program Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate language skills and cultural knowledge in Spanish by submission of a portfolio of completed work.

 

Requirements for the major in Spanish

(18 units minimum)

 

Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Students must complete a minimum of eighteen (18) units selected from the courses listed below.

 

Spanish:

Span 2, 2A, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 12, 25, 31, 42A, 42B, 44A, 44B

 

 

Speech Communication 

Associate in Arts Degree

 

Responsible Division: Performing and Communication Arts

 

A degree in Speech Communication from Pasadena City College prepares students for upper division (advanced level) coursework and several entry level positions within the field. This area of emphasis is primarily intended to prepare students to transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication or Communication Studies. Students develop verbal, nonverbal and interpersonal communication skills, apply critical thinking skills, and learn about human communication in multiple contexts. The Speech Communication major helps students to improve their relationship skills in both personal and professional life as well as prepares them for advancements in their careers.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.

 

Program Outcomes:

1. Articulate the role of communication in multiple contexts.

2. Demonstrate competencies for ethical communication.

3. Critically analyze various communication practices.

4. Demonstrate effective verbal, nonverbal and written communication in diverse forms and contexts.

 

Requirements for the major in Speech Communication (18 units minimum)

 

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. All courses must be numbered 1-99.

 

Required Courses:

Students must compete all of the following:

 

Speech:

Speech 1, 6, 10

 

Additional Courses:

Students must complete at least 9 additional units from the following courses:

 

Speech:

Speech 2, 3, 4, 5A, 5B, 8, 9, 12

 

 

Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T) and
Associate in Science Degree for Transfer (AS-T) to CSU

 

The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an “associate degree for transfer,” a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn one of these degrees, students must complete a minimum of 60 required semester units of CSU-transferable coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AA-T or AS-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree (unless the major is a designated “high-unit” major). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

 

The degree requires completion of:

 

•   A minimum of 60 CSU-transferable units (courses numbered 1-99)

•   A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 must be obtained in all CSU-transferable coursework completed at PCC and in comparable courses at other regionally accredited institutions. While a minimum 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA.

•   Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in an “AA-T” or “AS-T” major as detailed in the catalog or addenda. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or better or a “P” if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.

•   At least 15 units of the required 60 units, must be completed at PCC. No more than 6 units may be transferred from another college if earned after the student’s last enrollment at PCC.

•   Certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth, see page 104 or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), see page 103.

 

The AA-T and AS-T degrees are awarded in the following disciplines:

 

•   Administration of Justice (AS-T)

•  Art History (AA-T)

•   Communication (AA-T)

•   Geology (AS-T)

•   History (AA-T)

•   Mathematics (AS-T)

•   Psychology (AA-T)

•   Sociology (AA-T)

•   Studio Arts (AA-T)

• Theater Arts (AA-T)

 

 

Administration of Justice (AS-T)

The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T) prepares students for entry-level positions as police officers, police reserve officers, police assistants, and community service officers in police and sheriffs departments and for positions in private security as well as preparation for careers in probation, parole, and federal law enforcement agencies.

Emphasis is on critical thinking, oral communication skills, and writing skills essential to today’s law enforcement employees. Students are kept informed of changes in law enforcement such as community policing, laws of arrest, search and seizure, and updates to the state penal code. Role playing and Moot court presentation are included to enhance oral communication skills and preparation of written reports. Training is also provided in the area of crime analysis and use of computer technology in law enforcement.

 

Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer Degree

 

REQUIRED TWO COURSES (6 UNITS)

ADJUS 10 – Introduction to the Administration of
                 Justice (3)

ADJUS 12 – Concepts of Criminal Law (3)

 

LIST A: SELECT 2 COURSE FROM BELOW (6 UNITS)

ADJUS 14 – Legal Aspects of Evidence (3)

ADJUS 19 – Principles of Investigation (3)

ADJUS 18 – Community Relations (3)

 

LIST B: SELECT 2 COURSES FROM BELOW
(MINIMUM 6 UNITS)

SOCIO 1 – Introduction To Sociology (3)

STAT 18 – Statistics For Behavioral or

              Social Sciences (4)

   OR

STAT 50 – Elementary Statistics (4)

PSYCH 1 – Introductory Psychology (3)

POLSC 1 – Introduction to American Government (3)

   OR

SOCIO 2 – Contemporary Social Problems (3)

 

REQUIRED SUBTOTAL............................... 18-19

CSU General Education or IGETC

  Pattern.................................................... 39-41

CSU transferrable units to meet 60 unit maximum

  for degree................................................... 1-3

 

DEGREE TOTAL............................................. 60

 

Student Learning Outcomes: 

1. Identify the education stages to successfully enter a law enforcement academy consisting of academics, physical training, firearms and Code of Ethics requirements for the law enforcement officer as a professional.

2. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of the law enforcement profession consisting of the role of the police, courts and corrections.

3. Explain an understanding of the role of the community in a partnership with law enforcement including, but not limited to interpersonal skills of effective written  and oral communications plus critical thinking required of a law enforcement officer

4. Outline and discuss the moral/legal aspects of the use of firearms, impact weapons, chemical agents, Laws of Evidence, the preparation of search warrants and the collection of physical evidence at a crime scene.

 

Art History (AA-T)

The Associate in Arts Degree in Art History for Transfer at Pasadena City College promotes an understanding of art across cultures and geographic boundaries. Students are taught to apply fundamental art and art historical terminology, and an appreciation of process, to analyze works, in order to articulate the historical, social, and aesthetic functions of art.

The Associate in Arts Degree in Art History for Transfer degree will be awarded upon completion of coursework totaling 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. (Students completing this degree are not required to fulfill additional local graduation requirements.)

 

Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer Degree

 

REQUIRED CORE: 9 UNITS

ART 1A – History of Western Art (3)

ART 1B – History of Western Art (3)

ART 11A – Foundation Drawing (3)

 

LIST A: SELECT ONE COURSE (3 UNITS)

ART 3A – History of Asian Art (3)

ART 2 – History of African and

            African-American Art (3)

ART 3B – History of Asian Art (3)

ART 7 – Pre-Columbian Art (3)

ART 8 – History of Mexican and Chicano Art (3)

ART 9 – History of Islamic Art (3)

 

LIST B: SELECT ONE COURSE (3 UNITS)

ART 31A – Color And Composition-

               Two-Dimensional Design (3)

ART 32A – Design-Three Dimensional (3)

ART 12A – Life Drawing-Beginning (3)

ART 40 – Introduction to Digital Tools (3)

ART 38A – Ceramics (3)

PHOTO 21 – Elementary Photography (3)

ART 25 – Sculpture (3)

ART 16 – Perspective (3)

ART 20A – Painting (3)

ART 23A – Printmaking-Intaglio and Relief (3)

ART 23B – Printmaking-Lithography (3)

ART 23B – Printmaking-Monotype (3)

ART 26 – Sculpture (3)

ART 34A – Crafts–Materials And Processes (3)

ART 38B – Ceramics (3)

ART 39A – Handbuilt Ceramics (3)

ART 50A – Introduction To Advertising/

               Graphic Design (3)

ART 51A – Lettering Fundamentals (3)

 

LIST C: SELECT ONE COURSE (3 UNITS)

ART 4A – History of Ancient Art in the West (3)

ART 4B – History of European Medieval Art (3) 

ART 4C – History Of European Renaissance

             and Baroque Art (3)

ART 4D – History Of Modern Art In Europe

              and America (3)

ART 5 – Art Fundamentals (3)

HIST 2A – History of World Covilizations to 1500 (3)

HIST 1A – History of European Civilization (3)

HIST 2B – History of World Civilizations

               from 1500 (3)

HIST 1B – History of European Civilization

               from 1715 (3)

 

REQUIRED SUBTOTAL .................................. 18

CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern.... 39-41

Transferable Electives (as needed to reach
60 transferable units)

 

DEGREE TOTAL ..........................................  60

 

Student Learning Outcomes:

1. Express an understanding of the contribution of art to humanity.

2. Communicate an understanding of the artistic contributions of diverse peoples.

3. Utilize critical thinking to discuss works of art in an historical context.

4. Demonstrate how works of art communicate visual meaning.

 

Communication (AA-T)

This area of emphasis is intended to align with preparation for transfer into the CSU system in such majors as Art, Communication, English, Journalism, Television and Radio, Theatre Arts, and other similar fields of study. Communicating well and understanding the communication process are essential to professional success in many fields. People communicate to influence, to persuade, and to express. Learning to communicate effectively is one important reason for the study of Communication Arts. Studying the communication process helps one understand how the human mind works. Analyzing the messages in advertisements, television programs, and political speeches helps one to understand our society. Studying communication in everyday relationships, groups, and organizations shows us how these systems are created and maintained. Areas of study include face to face interaction, group process, organizational communication, rhetoric, advocacy, intercultural communication, political communication, and performance studies. Communication Arts students can expect to develop skills essential for leadership and career development, and for understanding and interpreting events.

The Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer degree will be awarded upon completion of coursework totaling 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the above major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. (Students completing this degree are not required to fulfill additional local graduation requirements.)

 

Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer Degree

 

REQUIRED CORE: 3 UNITS

SPEECH 1 – Fundamentals of Speech (3)

 

LIST A: SELECT ANY 2 COURSES (6 UNITS)

SPEECH 9 – Communication and Group

                Leadership (3)

SPEECH 10 – Interpersonal Communication (3)

SPEECH 12 – Argumentation and Critical

                  Thinking (3)

   OR

SPEECH 6 – Argumentation and Debate (3)

 

LIST B: SELECT ANY 2 COURSES FROM BELOW

OR FROM ANY LIST A COURSE NOT USED ABOVE

(6 UNITS)

SPEECH 3 – Voice and Diction (3)

SPEECH 4 – Oral Interpretation (3)

SPEECH 5A – Competitive Speech (1)

SPEECH 5B – Forensics (1)

SPEECH 8 – Readers’ Theatre (3)

COMM 1 – Survey of Mass Communication (3)

ENGL 12 – Intercultural Communication (3)

   OR

LING 12 – Intercultual Communication (3)

 

LIST C: SELECT ANY 1 COURSE FROM BELOW OR FROM ANY LIST A OR B COURSE NOT USED ABOVE (3 UNITS)

ANTHRO 2 – Cultural Anthropology (3)

SOCIO 1 – Introductory Sociology (3)

PSYCH 1 – Introduction to Psychology (3)

ENGL 1B – Reading and Compostion (4)

ENGL 1C – Intermediate Composition-Critical

               Thinking and Argument (4)

JOURN 4A – Reporting And Newswriting (3)

 

REQUIRED SUBTOTAL............................... 18

CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern. 39-41

Transferable Electives (as needed to reach

60 transferable units)

 

DEGREE TOTAL ........................................ 60

 

Student Learning Outcomes:

1. Articulate the role of communication in multiple contexts.

2. Demonstrate competencies for ethical communication.

3. Critically analyze various communication practices.

4. Demonstrate effective verbal, nonverbal and written communication in diverse forms and contexts.       

 

Geology (AS-T)

The Associate in Science Degree in Geology for Transfer provides a foundation in the physical sciences necessary for continued training at the upper division level for geology majors. It is a starting point for students who are preparing for careers in education, geoscience research, and government, where scientific and technical skills are in great demand.

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.  All courses must be numbered 1-99.  Students must complete a minimum of 28 units, as set forth below.  Additional CSU transferable units may be used to reach the 60 unit maximum for the degree if necessary.

The Associate in Science Degree in Geology for Transfer degree will be awarded upon completion of coursework totaling 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the above major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. (Students completing this degree are not required to fulfill additional PCC graduation requirements.)

 

Associate in Science Degree in Geology for Transfer

 

REQUIRED CORE (28 UNITS)

GEOL 1 – Physical Geology (4)

GEOL 2 – Historical Geology (4)

CHEM 1A – General Chemistry and Chemical

                Analysis (5)

CHEM 1B – General Chemistry and Chemical

                Analysis (5)

MATH 5A – Calculus (5)

   AND

MATH 5B – Calculus (5)

 

REQUIRED SUBTOTAL................................... 28

CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern.... 39-41

CSU transferable units to meet 60

maximum for degree....................................... 1-3

 

DEGREE TOTAL ............................................ 60

 

Student Learning Outcomes: 

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the physical structure and morphology of the earth and operation of earth systems through the plate tectonic paradigm.

2. Articulate the general physical and biological history of the Earth through time.

3. Identify and classify earth materials, and demonstrate an understanding of their chemical makeup.

 

History (AA-T)

Knowledge of the past is a prerequisite for understanding the present and preparing for the future. The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer Degree offers an array of courses designed to enable students to comprehend how they, their nation, and the contemporary world have been shaped by historical events and forces. It is only by studying the history of other civilizations and cultures that we hope to gain perspective on our own. In addition to producing teachers and historical researchers, the AA-T in History helps prepare students for other careers. Majoring in history is excellent preparation for students interested in a teaching career, the legal profession, or advanced work in the discipline. Students wishing to become business executives, administrators, and public servants profit immensely by gaining the methodological skills of the historian. Historians learn to gather, synthesize, analyze, and interpret evidence; they become skilled in presenting their conclusions to a general audience in a lucid and logical manner. History is an excellent foundation for a broadly based education in the liberal arts.

The Associate in Arts in History for Transfer Degree will be awarded upon completion of coursework totaling 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the above major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. (Students completing this degree are not required to fulfill additional local graduation requirements.)

 

Associate in Arts in History for Transfer Degree

 

REQUIRED CORE: 6 UNITS

HISTORY 7A – United States History to 1876 (3)

HISTORY 7B – United States History from 1876 (3)

 

LIST A: SELECT TWO COURSES (6 UNITS)

HISTORY 2A – History of World Civilizations

                    To 1500 (3)

HISTORY 1A – History of European Civilization

                    to 1715 (3)

HISTORY 2B – History of World Civilizations

                    from 1500 (3)

HISTORY 1B – History of European Civilization

                    from 1715 (3)

 

LIST B: SELECT ONE COURSE FROM EACH GROUP

(6 UNITS)

 

GROUP 1

History 2A – History of World Civilizations

                    to 1500 (3)

History 2B – History of World Civilizations

                    from 1500 (3)

History 27A – Traditional Africa (3)

History 9A – Latin America: Pre-Columbian

                    to 1825 (3)

History 9B – Latin America: 1825 To Present (3)

History 16 – History of The Middle East (3)

History 18 – History of South Asia, Southeast Asia,

                    and The Pacific (3)

History 19 – History of China, Japan, And Korea (3)

History 27B – Modern Africa (3)

History 30 – History of Mexico (3)

History 12 – The North American Indian (3)

History 25B – Women in American Society (3)

History 29A – African American History to 1865 (3)

History 29B – African American History

                     from 1865 (3)

History 31 – History of Mexican Americans in the

                    United States (3)

History 41 – History of Asian Pacific Americans (3)

 

GROUP 2

History 1A – History of European Civilization

                    to 1715 (3)

History 1B – History of European Civilization

                    from 1715 (3)

History 2A – History of World Civilizations

                    to 1500 (3)

History 2B – History of World Civilizations

                    from 1500 (3)

History 5A – History of Great Britain to 1714 (3)

History 5B – History of Great Britain from 1714 (3)

History 8 – History of California (3)

History 25A – Great Personalities in U.S.

                     History (3)

History 25C – The American West (3)

History 25D – America’s Relations with other

                   Nations (3)

History 25F – America and the two World Wars (3)

History 25I – Issues of The Vietnam War (3)

History 50 – History And Historians (3)

Political Science 1 – Introduction to American

                                Government (3)

Political Science 2 – Comparative Government (3)

Economics 1A – Principles Of Economics (3)

Economics 1B – Principles Of Economics (3)

Philosophy 37 – Philosophy Of Religion (3)

RELGS 1 – Religious Issues, Personalities,

               and Values (3)

Anthropology 2 – Cultural Anthropology (3)

Anthropology 3 – Introduction To Archaeology (3)

Geography 2 – Cultural Geography (3)

Sociology 14 – Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3)

 

REQUIRED SUBTOTAL................................... 18

CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern.... 39-41

Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60

transferable units)

 

DEGREE TOTAL ............................................ 60

 

Student Learning Outcomes: 

1. Demonstrate through original written and/or oral analysis the ability to identify important events in historical eras; evaluate variables of historical phenomena; and analyze the causes and impact of significant change in a global context.

2. Demonstrate awareness and critique the value of varied sources of historical information including professional lectures, secondary texts, primary documents, visual arts, fiction, oral histories, community studies, and/or current journalistic reports.

3. Demonstrate responsibility as self-directed listeners, readers, and researchers.

4. Compare and contrast the experiences and issues of subsets of minorities with that of mainstream in power, including concerns of race, class, and gender.

5. Demonstrate respect for diversity of opinions on historical debates.

6. Apply the analysis of history to create a plan for fulfilling civic responsibilities as community and international citizens.

 

Mathematics (AS-T)

The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer (AS-T) prepares a student for transfer into the CSU system for further study in pure or applied mathematics. Earning a 4-year degree in mathematics prepares students for careers in which mathematical skills are in great demand, such as science, technology, engineering, computer science, business, industry, medicine, education or government.

The goal of this degree is to provide a clear pathway for transfer students applying to the California State University (CSU). Completion of the Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer (AS-T) ensures transfer students will complete the lower division general education requirements as well as the articulated lower division major requirements for the bachelor’s degree in Mathematics prior to transferring.

 

Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer Degree

 

REQUIRED COURSES (15 UNITS)

MATH 5A – Calculus (5)

MATH 5B – Calculus (5)

MATH 5C – Calculus (5)

 

LIST A: SELECT 1 COURSE FROM BELOW (5 UNITS)

MATH 10 – Linear Algebra and Applications (5)

 

LIST B: SELECT 1 COURSE FROM BELOW (4-5 UNITS)

MATH 55 – Differential Equations (5)

MATH 22 – Discrete Mathematics (4)

CS 2 – Fundamentals of Computer Science (5)

PHYS 1A – General Physics (5)

STAT 50 – Elementary Statistics (4)

 

REQUIRED SUBTOTAL............................... 24-25

CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern..... 39-41

 

DEGREE TOTAL ............................................ 60

 

Student Learning Outcomes:

1. Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.

2. Increase the ability to read, write, and discuss mathematics.

3. Develop an understanding of the usefulness of mathematics to other disciplines and life.

 

Psychology (AA-T)

Psychology is the scientific study of human and animal behavior and mental processes, including cognition, emotion, sensation, perception, and interaction. In pursuing the Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer Degree, students acquire skills in research, information gathering, and analytic thinking. Students majoring in psychology develop critical thinking, problem solving, and written and verbal communication skills. As psychology majors, students have learning opportunities that are relevant to many types of careers, including business, education, government, nonprofit organizations, and within health and human services, etc.

The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer degree will be awarded upon completion of coursework totaling 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. (Students completing this degree are not required to fulfill additional local graduation requirements.)

 

Associate in Arts Degree in Psychology for Transfer

 

REQUIRED COURSES (11 UNITS)

PSYCH 1 – Introductory Psychology (3)

PSYCH 5 – Research Methods In Psychology (4)

STAT 18 – Statistics for Behavioral and Social

              Sciences (4)

  OR

STAT 50 – Elementary Statistics (4)

 

LIST A: SELECT ONE COURSE (3-4 UNITS)

PSYCH 2 – Elementary Physiological Psychology (3)

BIOL 3 – Topics in Human Biology (4)

BIOL 11 – General Biology (4)

 

LIST B: SELECT ONE COURSE FROM BELOW

(3–4 UNITS)

Psych 21 – Developmental Psychology: The Child (3)

Psych 22 – Developmental Psychology:

                 The Adult (3)

Psych 24 – Lifespan Developmental Psychology (3)

 

LIST C: SELECT ONE COURSE (3 UNITS)

Psych 23 – Social Psychology (3)

Psych 25 – Human Sexuality (3)

Psych 29 – Psychology of Afro-American (3)

Psych 31 – Studies in Chicano Behavior (3)

Psych 33 – Psychology Of Personal And Social

                 Adjustment (3)

Psych 41 – Psychology of the Asian American (3)

 

REQUIRED SUBTOTAL............................... 20-22

CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern..... 39-41

Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60

transferable units)

 

DEGREE TOTAL ............................................ 60

 

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of behavior and cognitive processes.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of cross cultural and contemporary psychological perspectives.

3. Explain psychodynamic principles.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical principles in psychological research.

5. Research and apply psychological concepts and theories to scientific and/or popular media.

 

Sociology (AA-T)

Sociology is the scientific study of society, social institutions and social relationships. A key contribution of the discipline is that social factors matter. Our lives are not only shaped by personal psychology, but also by our place in the social world. Sociology examines how social structures, such as the workplace, political, economic, educational, and religious institutions affect individuals and how individuals influence these structures. Sociologists also explore how people’s socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexualities, and marital status affect their attitudes, behavior, and chances in life. Sociologists organize their knowledge in theories which they both create and test through social research. Often such research is aimed at understanding important social issues and problems. Sociologists study the patterns of behavior that characterize human interaction. They seek to discover the main forces that unite and separate social groups and to determine the conditions that transform social life.

The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer degree will be awarded upon completion of coursework totaling 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. (Students completing this degree are not required to fulfill additional local graduation requirements.)

 

Associate in Arts Degree in Sociology for Transfer

 

REQUIRED COURSES: (3 UNITS)

SOCIO 1 – Introductory Sociology (3)

 

LIST A: SELECT 2 COURSES (7 UNITS)

Socio 2 – Contemporary Social Problems (3)

Stat 18 – Statistics for Behavioral and

              Social Sciences (4)

   OR

Stat 50 – Elementary Statistics (4)

 

LIST B: SELECT ANY 2 COURSE (6 UNITS)

Socio 14 – Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3)

Socio 15 – Crime, Delinquency and Society (3)

Socio 24 – Marriage and the Family (3)

Psych 23 – Social Psychology (3)

 

LIST C: SELECT ANY 1 COURSE FROM BELOW OR FROM ANY COURSE NOT USED FROM LIST B (3 UNITS)

Socio 16 – Urban Sociology (3)

Socio 22 – Sociology of Aging (3)

Socio 29 – Sociology of the African-American (3)

Socio 31 – Chicano Sociology (3)

Socio 41 –Sociology of the Asian American (3)

Anthro 2 – Cultural Anthropology (3)

Psych 1 – Introductory Psychology (3)

 

REQUIRED SUBTOTAL................................... 19

CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern..... 39-41

Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60

transferable units)

 

DEGREE TOTAL ............................................ 60

 

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Articulate the role of sociological theories in multiple social contexts.

2. Identify and explain major sociological and theoretical perspectives.

3. Critically analyze important social issues and problems.

4. Identify patterns of behavior that characterize human interaction.

 

Studio Arts (AA-T)

The Associate in Arts Degree in Studio Arts for Transfer provides a solid preparation for transfer majors in the various areas of studio art, including ceramics, drawing, jewelry and craft, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Additionally, the studio courses align well with preparation for transfer majors in related fields such as design, photography, cinema studies and other areas of study at UC, CSU, and private colleges and universities.

The Associate in Arts Degree in Studio Arts for Transfer degree will be awarded upon completion of coursework totaling 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. (Students completing this degree are not required to fulfill additional local graduation requirements).

 

Associate in Arts Degree in Studio Arts for Transfer Degree

 

REQUIRED CORE: 12 UNITS

Art 1B – History of Western Art (3)

Art 31A – Color and Composition-Two-Dimensional

               Design (3)

Art 32A – Design-Three Dimensional (3)

Art 11A – Foundation Drawing (3)

 

LIST A: SELECT ONE COURSE (3 UNITS)

Art 1A – History of Western Art (3)

Art 3A – History of Asian Art (3)

Art 3B – History of Asian Art (3)

Art 2 – History of African and African-American

            Art (3)

Art 4A – History of Ancient Art In The West (3)

Art 4B – History of European Medieval Art (3) 

Art 4C – History of European Renaissance and

             Baroque Art (3)

Art 4D – History of Modern Art in Europe and

             America (3)

 

LIST B: SELECT THREE COURSES (9 UNITS)

Art 12A – Life Drawing-Beginning (3)

Art 11B – Concepts in Drawing (3)

Art 20A – Painting (3)

Art 23A – Printmaking-Intaglio and Relief (3)

Art 38A – Ceramics (3)

Art 25 – Sculpture (3)

Art 40 – Introduction to Digital Tools (3)

Photo 21 – Elementary Photography (3)

Art 31B – Design Advanced Two-Dimensional

               Design (3)

Art 34A – Crafts–Materials And Processes (3)

Art 36A – Jewelery/Metal Fabrication (3)

Art 39A – Handbuilt Ceramics (3)

Art 51A – Lettering Fundamentals (3)

Art 50A – Introduction To Advertising/Graphic

               Design (3)

Art 20B – Painting (3)

Art 26 – Sculpture (3)

Art 50B – Intermediate Advertising/Graphic

               Design (3)

 

REQUIRED SUBTOTAL................................... 24

CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern.... 39-41

Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60

transferable units)

 

DEGREE TOTAL ..........................................  60

 

Student Learning Outcomes: 

1.     Display competence in the use of tools, materials and concepts by completing a portfolio of original art and design projects.

2.     Evaluate works of art and design through critical discussion and written assignments.

3.  Demonstrate, through the analysis of aesthetic and cultural values, an understanding of the contribution of art and design to human experience.

 

Theater Arts (AA-T)

The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer is designed to build students’ performance skills in the area of theatrical production—including acting, stagecraft, and technical theatre; to enrich students’ aesthetic and intellectual proficiency in theatre, theatre history, and literature; and to provide pre-professional training.  The AA-T in Theatre Arts emphasizes production and experience in the creation of theatrical performances.  At the same time, the degree offers courses in all aspects of the theatre, both artistic and academic. Faculty, staff, and students work closely together to build a solid foundation in the practical, artistic, and historical aspects of theatre.

The Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer will prepare students for transfer to a CSU system.  The AA-T in Theatre Arts will be awarded upon completion of coursework totaling 60 California State University (CSU) transferable units including the above major requirements and the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University General Education (CSUGE) requirements with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. (Students completing this degree are not required to fulfill additional local graduation requirements.)

 

Associate in Arts in Theatre Arts for Transfer Degree

 

REQUIRED CORE: 9 UNITS

Thart 1 – Introduction to Theatre (3)

   OR

Thart 5 – History of Theatre Arts (3)

Thart 2A – Acting Fundamentals (3)

Thart 28 – Studio Production (1)

   OR

Thart 29 – Rehearsal and Performance (1)

   OR

Thart 30 – Stage Techniques (1)

 

LIST A: SELECT 3 COURSES (9 UNITS)

Thart 2B – Intermediate Acting (3)

Thart 13 – Introduction to Scenic Design (3)

Thart 41 – Fundamentals of Stage Lighting (3)

Thart 15 – Costume Crafts (3)

Thart 10A – Makeup for Stage and Screen (1)

Thart 9 – Script Analysis (3)

Thart 12A - Technical Theatre (4)

Thart 28 – Studio Production (1)

   OR

Thart 29 - Rehearsal and Performance (1)

   OR

Thart 30 - Stage Techniques (1)

 

REQUIRED SUBTOTAL................................... 18

CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern..... 39-41

Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60

transferable units)

 

DEGREE TOTAL............................................. 60

 

Student Learning Outcomes:  

1. Demonstrate an understanding of theatre concepts, elements, and terminology.

2. Collaborate with others in the production of theatrical works.

3. Research, analyze, and interpret dramatic literature and theatre arts.

 


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