Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

BA - Liberal Studies

Concentration in Cross-Cultural Studies in Mexican and American Education

San José State University -to- Canada 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

Second Course in English Composition:

ENGL 002 Critical Thinking and WritingEngl 165 Advanced Composition
ENGL 110 Composition, Literature and Critical Thinking
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisENGL 110 Composition, Literature and Critical Thinking
Engl 165 Advanced Composition

Lower Division Preparation for the Major:

SPAN 001A Elementary SpanishSpan 110 Elementary Spanish
Span 111 Elementary Spanish I
Span 112 Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 001B Elementary SpanishSpan 120 Advanced Elementary Spanish
Span 121 Advanced Elementary Spanish I
Span 122 Advanced Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 025A Intermediate SpanishSpan 130 Intermediate Spanish (*)
SPAN 131 Intermediate Spanish I (*)
SPAN 132 Intermediate Spanish II (*)
SPAN 025B Intermediate SpanishSPAN 140 Advanced Intermediate Spanish (*)
SPAN 020A Spanish for Spanish SpeakersSPAN 150 Spanish for Heritage Speakers I
SPAN 020B Spanish for Spanish SpeakersSPAN 152 Spanish for Heritage Speakers II

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

HUM 085 Introduction to Liberal EducationNo Current Equivalent
SOCI 001 Introduction to SociologySoci 100 Introduction to Sociology (*)
BIOL 021 Human BiologyBIOL 130 Human Biology
BIOL 132 Human Biology Laboratory
CHEM 030A Introductory ChemistryCHEM 210 General Chemistry I (*)
CHEM 192 Elementary Chemistry
MATH 012 Number SystemsNo Current Equivalent
CHAD 070 Lifespan Development in the 21st CenturyPsyc 200 Developmental Psychology

LDTP Approved Courses (*)

The following Canada College courses are approved for the following LDTP course descriptors shown on the right.
Span 130Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 131Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 132Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 140Intermediate Spanish II
Soci 100Introduction to Sociology
CHEM 210General Chemistry for Science Majors I, with Lab
LDTP courses are acceptable "in lieu of" each other.
LDTP courses are not necessarily "equivalent" or "identical" in content.


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 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

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 under the link "CSU US History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.