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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

BA - Humanities

Concentration in Liberal Arts

San José State University -to- CSU, San Luis Obispo

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

The program is designed for students who are interested in interdisciplinary studies.

Preparation for the Major:

Transfer students should complete all of the CSU Lower Division GE and American Institutions Requirement prior to transfer, including the following preparation for the major:
ENGL 001A Composition I
A "C" or better is required (a "C-" is not acceptable).
No Current Equivalent
or
CSU GE Area A-2: Written Communication: Any certified CSU GE course approved for Written Communication (a grade of "C" or better is required).

WST Prerequisite:

Once the following required course has been completed with a grade of C or better, students should contact http://testing.sjsu.edu to register for the WST exam at SJSU. Upper division transfer students should pass the WST prior to their first semester at SJSU to prevent delays in registering for upper division courses.
2nd English Composition/Critical Thinking Equivalent Transfer Course
any course approve for the IGETC Critical Thinking/Second English composition Area 1B is highly recommended.
No Current Equivalent
or
ENGL 001B Composition 2
(Note: The course articulated to SJSU's ENGL 1B may be certified in Area A3 or Area C depending on the approval at the transfer institution)
No Current Equivalent

Lower Division Requirement of the Major:

HUM 085 Introduction to Liberal EducationNo Current Equivalent


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.