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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

BS - Environmental Studies

Concentration in Environmental Restoration and Resource Management

San José State University -to- Diablo Valley 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

Preparation for the Major:

ENVS 010 Life on a Changing PlanetBIOSC 101 Fundamentals of Biological Science
ECON 001B Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsEcon 221 Principles of Microeconomics
BIOL 001A Foundations of BiodiversityBIOSC 130 Principles of Cellular and Molecular Biology (*)
   AND
BIOSC 131 Principles of Organismal Biology, Evolution & Ecology (*)
PHYS 002A Fundamentals of PhysicsPhys 120 General College Physics I
STAT 095 Elementary StatisticsMATH 142 Elementary Statistics with Probability
or
UNVS 015C Statway C: Statistics-Concepts & Methods
Please note: A course that articulates to UNVS 015C may be used in "lieu of" the statistics course required by this major through Summer 2014. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better.
MATH 144 Statway II
General Chemistry Equivalent Transfer Course
(or CHEM 1A taken at SJSU) Note: This major only requires completion of one semester or two quarters of General Chemistry in lieu of CHEM 1A taken at SJSU.
Chem 120 General College Chemistry I
   OR
Chem 121 General College Chemistry II

Lower Division Requirement of the Major:

ENVS 001 Introduction to Environmental IssuesBIOSC 170 Environmental Science

All students must satisfy the following prerequisite (or equivalent) prior to registering for the WST and 100W courses at SJSU {Academic Senate policy S05-8}.

Once the following course requirement is completed (earning a grade of C or better), students should contact http://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 registering for upper division courses:
ENGL 001B Composition 2
A "C" or better is required in English 1B (a "C-" is not acceptable).
ENGL 123 Critical Thinking: Composition & Literature
   OR
ENGL 126 Critical Thinking: The Shaping of Meaning in Language
or
2nd English Composition Equivalent Transfer CourseCOMM 121 Persuasion & Critical Thinking
   OR
HIST 122 Critical Reasoning in History
   OR
PHILO 130 Critical Thinking: Reasoning in Everyday Life
   OR
PSYCH 145 Critical Thinking in Psychology
   OR
SOCIO 122 Critical Thinking About Social & Cultural Issues
A course articulated to SJSU's English 1B is recommended, however any course approved for the IGETC second semester English composition area would be accepted to meet this requirement (a grade of "C" or better is required).

LDTP Approved Courses (*)

The following Diablo Valley College courses are approved for the following LDTP course descriptors shown on the right.
BIOSC 130General Biology Sequence
BIOSC 131General Biology Sequence
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 José State University all transfers must earn at least 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter). Within those 60 semester/90 quarter units students are strongly encouraged to complete the following:

1. 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 José State University.

2. Second Semester English Composition:
Complete the second semester English composition course (or equivalent) as it is a prerequisite to registering for the WST and 100W courses at SJSU. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in this course (a "C-" is not acceptable). 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.

3. 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.

4. Physical Education Requirement:
Two courses are required and must include at least two different activities. Completion of these courses will clear the graduation requirement at SJSU.

5. Lower Division Major Course Requirements:
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.

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