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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

BA - Behavioral Science

Interdepartmental

San José State University -to- Butte College

Community College students should meet with a counselor as soon as possible to determine the equivalent courses offered at that institution. Students should complete as many as possible of the lower division requirements listed below, prior to transfer.

Lower Division Course Requirements

Community College Course Equivalents

STAR Act (SB 1440):

The Anthropology department accepts the AA-T in either Anthropology, Psychology or in Sociology (SB 1440 degree) for transfer into this major. We recommend transfers complete the following articulated courses when course choices for the AA-T in Anthropology, Psychology or in Sociology are available. We strongly encourage students to take courses which clear the American Institution requirement and 2nd semester/quarter of English composition as part of their CSU GE or IGETC requirements for the AA-T degree (doing so will increase greater choice in the 60 units of SJSU course work to be taken after transfer).

WST Prerequisite:

Beginning Fall 2014 the prerequisite for the WST is the completion of the CSU GE A3 with a grade of C or better. All students are strongly encouraged to complete a second English composition course as part of their lower division GE prior to transferring to SJSU (either to meet CSU GE Area A3 or C2). In doing this students will be more prepared to pass the WST and 100W course at SJSU.
Once the following recommended course has been completed with a grade of C or better, students should contact our testing office: testing.sjsu.edu to register for the WST exam at SJSU (passing the WST prior to your first semester at SJSU will prevent delays in registration for upper division courses):
2nd English Composition/Critical Thinking Equivalent Transfer Course
any course approve for the IGETC Critical Thinking/Second semester English composition 1B area is highly recommended
CMST 14 Argumentation and Debate (*)
   OR
ENGL 11 Communication & Critical Thinking
   OR
MATH 7 Formal Logic and Writing
   OR
PHIL 7 Formal Logic and Writing
   OR
PHIL 8 Methods of Argument
or
ENGL 001B Composition 2Engl 4 Introduction to Literature
   OR
ENGL 11 Communication & Critical Thinking

Lower Division Requirements of the Major

ANTH 011 Cultural AnthropologyAnth 4 Cultural Anthropology
   OR
Anth 4H Honors Cultural Anthropology
PSYC 001 General PsychologyPSY 1 Principles of Psychology (*)
SOCI 001 Introduction to SociologySoc 2 Principles of Sociology
STAT 095 Elementary StatisticsMATH 18 Introduction to Statistics
   OR
SOCI 015 Statistical Applications in the Social SciencesMATH 18 Introduction to Statistics
   OR
UNVS 015C Statway C: Statistics-Concepts & MethodsNo Current Equivalent
Please note: A course that articulates to UNVS 015C may be used in "lieu of" the statistics course required by this major through Summer 2016. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better.

Take one additional lower division course in anthropology:

ANTH 012 Introduction to Human EvolutionAnth 2 Physical Anthropology (*)
   OR
Anth 2H Honors Physical Anthropology
   OR
ANTH 013 ArchaeologyNo Current Equivalent
   OR
ANTH 025 Human Lifecourse in ContextNo Current Equivalent
or see the major advisor upon transferring to SJSU regarding other anthropology courses which may transfer.

Take one additional lower division course in psychology:

PSYC 018 Introduction to Research MethodsNo Current Equivalent
or see the major advisor upon transferring to SJSU regarding other psychology courses which may transfer.

LDTP Approved Courses (*)

The following Butte College courses are approved for the following LDTP course descriptors shown on the right.
CMST 14Argumentation
PSY 1Introductory Psychology
Anth 2Introduction to Biological/Physical Anthropology
LDTP courses are acceptable "in lieu of" each other.
LDTP courses are not necessarily "equivalent" or "identical" in content.


IMPORTANT TRANSFER INFORMATION:

Prior to transferring to San Jose State University all transfers must earn at least 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter), including the CSU four basic skill courses required for CSU admission eligibility. Within those 60 semester/90 quarter units students are strongly encouraged to complete the following:

1. Lower Division Major Course Requirements (especially for STEM Majors):
Complete as many of the lower division courses required for the major as possible. Many of these courses may be double counted as part of the CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. These requirements are shown above.

2. General Education Requirements:
Complete all the CSU GE Breadth requirements at the community college (39 semester units/58 quarter units). The approved courses for each area can be found at www.ASSIST.org under the link "CSU GE-Breadth Certification Courses" for your college. Many of these courses can be double counted to meet the major requirements shown above, so choose your courses wisely. Please see your college counselor/advisor to review your general education in order to receive FULL OR PARTIAL CERTIFICATION PRIOR TO TRANSFER to San Jose State University.

3. Second Semester English Composition highly recommended:
Complete the second semester English composition course (or equivalent) with a grade of "C" or better prior to registering for the WST and 100W course at SJSU. Approved courses can be found above within the lower division major requirements. Be sure to select this course as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. Once this course is complete, students are encouraged to take the WST exam at SJSU to avoid delays in enrollment for other SJSU required courses. To register for the WST contact our Testing office at testing.sjsu.edu.

4. American Institutions Requirement (US 1, US 2, and US 3 must be completed):
This requirement is normally 2 courses and can be taken as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements (GE Area D and sometimes Area C). The approved courses can be found at www.ASSIST.org under the link "CSU US History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.