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Golden West College

2018 - 2019

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Area A: English Language Communication and Critical Thinking

9 semester units required with at least one course each from A1, A2 and A3. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better.
9 units minimum

A-1: Oral Communication

COMM G100, G110, G110H, G112.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL G100 or G100H.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM G220; ENGL G110 or G110H; PHIL G115, G125; PSYC G130.

Area B: Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning

9 semester units required with at least one course each from Physical Science, Life Science and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning. One Physical or Life Science course must include a laboratory experience (underlined). Courses in area B-4 must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better.
9 units minimum

B-1: Physical Science

ASTR G100, G100L; CHEM G110, G130, G180, G185, G220, G225; GEOG G180, G180L; GEOL G105, G106, G110, G120; PHSC, G100; PHYS G110, G111, G120, G125, G185, G280, G285.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH G185, G185L; BIOL G100, G101, G104, G104L, G110, G120, G180, G182, G183, G186, G210, G220, G221, G225; PSYC G250.

B-3: Laboratory Activity

Students must select at least one laboratory experience (see underlined courses in areas B-1 and B-2).

B-4: Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning

BIOL G260; CS G262; MATH G100, G104, G115, G120, G140, G155, G160, G170, G180, G185, G235, G260, G280, G282, G285; PSYC G140.

Area C: Arts and Humanities

9 semester units required with at least one course each in Arts and Humanities.
9 units minimum

C-1: Arts (Art, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theatre)

ART G100, G103, G104, G105, G105H, G106, G106H, G107, G116, G121, G127, G130, G142, G150, G152; DANC G101; HUM G100, G100H, G101, G102, G103, G104, G108, G110, G110H, G114, G120, G120H, G122, G126, G132, G135, G139, G143; MUS G101, G101H, G103, G104, G108, G110, G115, G126, G132, G139, G143, G145, G165; PHOT G120, G158; THEA G100, G102, G106, G108, G111, G112, G120, G175, G176, G177, G178, G210.

C-2: Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Languages Other than English)

ANTH G190; CHIN G180, G185, G280; COMM G255; ECON G120; ENGL G110, G112, G114, G114H, G143, G150, G155, G160, G160H, G161, G161H, G181, G181H, G270, G275, G281; FREN G180, G185, G280, G285, G290; HIST G110, G120, G121, G132, G135, G140, G150, G161, G162, G170, G175, G180, G185; HUM G170; JOUR G180, PHIL G100, G102, G110, G111, G120, G150; PSCI G150; SIGN G180, G185, G200, G280, G285; SPAN G160, G165, G180, G185, G200, G280, G285; VIET G180, G185, G280, G285, G290.

Area D: Social Sciences

9 semester units required with courses in at least 2 disciplines. Students are expected to complete the American Institutions requirement in this section (courses identified in the American Institution section).
9 units minimum

D--1: Sociology

ANTH G200; COMM G265.

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

ANTH G100, G130, G140, G150.

D-2: Economics

ECON G110, G120, G170, G175; HIST G110.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

COMM G255; EDUC G180; HIST G120, G150, G161, G162; SOC G133; SOCS G136; SPAN G200.

D-4: Gender Studies

HIST G121.

D-5: Geography

GEOG G100, G185, G190.

D-6: History

ECON G120; HIST G110, G120, G121, G132, G135, G140, G150, G161, G162, G170, G175, G180, G185.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

COMM G190, G225, G260; DM G130; ENVS G100; HIST G120; JOUR G180; PEAC G100, G110, G225, G230; PSCI G105, G116, G118, G205; PSYC G280, SOC G111.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

CJ G141; PHIL G150; PSCI G100, G101, G110, G120, G120H, G121, G121H, G130, G150, G180, G180H, G185, G205.

D-9: Psychology

PSYC G100, G116, G118, G165, G250, G255, G260, G280.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

G123, G140; SOC G100, G110, G160, G185.

Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum

E-3: Non-Activity Courses

CJ G107; COLL G100; COUN G104; ECOL G100; HLED G100, G107, G135, G201; KIN G100, G101, G110; PEAC G230; PSYC G110, G116, G118, G165.

E-2: Activity Courses

For a complete list of all approved PE activity courses for this area see pdf link at the top of the page area E.

American Institutions (US-1-2-3)

To verify historical American Institutions course approvals visit:
HIST G170 - US 1
HIST G175 - US 1
PSCI G180 - US 2 & US 3
PSCI G180H - US 2 & US 3