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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
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- Columbia 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 1B Advanced Composition and Introduction to Literature
   OR
Engl 1C Critical Reasoning and Writing
   OR
HIST 5 Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science
   OR
PHILO 5 Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science
or
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisENGL 1B Advanced Composition and Introduction to Literature

Lower Division Preparation for the Major:

SPAN 001A Elementary SpanishSpan 1A Spanish: Beginning
SPAN 001B Elementary SpanishSpan 1B Spanish: Beginning
And
SPAN 025A Intermediate SpanishSpan 2A Spanish: Intermediate (*)
SPAN 025B Intermediate SpanishSpan 2B Spanish: Intermediate (*)
Or
SPAN 020A Spanish for Spanish SpeakersNo Current Equivalent
SPAN 020B Spanish for Spanish SpeakersNo Current Equivalent

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

HUM 085 Introduction to Liberal EducationNo Current Equivalent
SOCI 001 Introduction to SociologySocio 1 Introduction to Sociology (*)
BIOL 021 Human BiologyNo Current Equivalent
CHEM 030A Introductory ChemistryCHEM 5 Introductory Chemistry: Environmental Emphasis
   AND
CHEM 5L Introductory Chemistry: Environmental Emphasis Laboratory
MATH 012 Number SystemsMath 4A Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I
CHAD 070 Lifespan Development in the 21st CenturyPSYCH 10 Lifespan Human Development

LDTP Approved Courses (*)

The following Columbia College courses are approved for the following LDTP course descriptors shown on the right.
Span 2AIntermediate Spanish I
Span 2BIntermediate Spanish Sequence
Socio 1Introduction to Sociology
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.