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Orange Coast College

2023 - 2024

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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

CMST A100, A110.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL A100.

A-3: Critical Thinking

CMST A220, 240; ENGL A101, A101H, A102, A102H, A109, 101, 102; MATH A220; PHIL A150, A155, A220.

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

ANTH A280; ASTR A100, A100H, A100L, A100M, A101, A102, A103, A104, A200, A200H; CHEM A100, A110, A130, A180, A185, A220, A220L, A225, A225L; GEOG A130, A180, A180H, A180L, GEOL A105, A105H, A105L, A105M, A106, A110, A160, A185, A185L; MRSC A185, A185L; PHYS A110, A111, A120, A130, A185, A280, A285.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH A185, A185L; BIOL A100, A100H, A101, A115, A125, A180, A182, A182L, A183, A183L, A185, A210, A220, A221, A225, A283; ESEC A100, A100H, A101, A100H; BIOL A182H, HORT A100; MRSC A100, A100H, A100L, A100M, A180, A180L, A187; PSYC A250.

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

MATH A100, A103, A104, A115, A120, A140, A155, A160, A170, A180, A180H, A182H, A185, A185H, A230, A235, A280, A280H, A285, A285H, A290H; PSYC A160.

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)

ARCH A290, A290H, A296, A296H; ART A100, A100H, A101H, A102, A103, A107, A108, A109, A109H, A114, A115, A120, A125, A141, A142, A145, A147, A150, A263, A269; DANC A200, A230; DMAD A151, A181; FILM A100, A150; HUM A100; ID A180, A190; MUS A100, A105, A115, A116, A139, A140, A143, A180; PHOT A120, A123, A130, A230; THEA A100, A101, A105, A106, A110.

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

ANTH A190; CHIN A180, A185; CMST A110, A120, A150, A155, A180; ENGL A101, A102, A119, A141, A141H, A143, A143H, A147, A147H, A148, A148H, A150, A150H, A151, A151H, A152, A152H, A156, A156H, A160, A160H, A161, A161H, A168, A170, A170H, A172, A173, A173H, A176, A176H, A179, A181, A181H, A187, A187H, A270, A270H, A275, A275H, 101, 102; ETHS A100; FREN A180, A180H, A185, A185H, A280, A285; GRMN A180, A185, A280, A285; HIST A101, A151, A152, A161, A161H, A162, A162H, A170, A170H, A175, A175H, A176, A180, A180H, A185, A185H; HUM A100, A101H; ITAL A180, A185, A280, A285; JAPN A180, A180H, A185, A185H, A280, A285; MATH A220; PHIL A100, A115, A118, A120, A125, A140, A165, A185, A220; PORT A180, A185; RLST A100, A110, A115, A120, A130, A135, A140, A150, A151, A180; SPAN A160, A165, A180, A180H, A185, A185H, A280, A280H, A285; VIET A180, A185, A280, A285.

Area D: Social Sciences

6 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).
6 units minimum

D--1: Sociology

ANTH A105, A220; COUN A107, A107H; ECON A170H, A175H; ETHS A100, A110, A115, A150, A190; GLST A101, A102; HIST A141, A142, A145, A150, A151, A152; PSYC A255, A280; PUBH A203; SJS A101, A102.

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

ANTH A100, A100H, A102, A187, A190, A280, A285.

D-2: Economics

ECON A100, A110, A170, A175.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ETHS A100, A150; HIST A101, A150, A161, A161H, A162, A162H; SOC A150.

D-4: Gender Studies

CMST A165; GNDR A100, A130, A165, A187; HIST A176, A187; PSYC A105.

D-5: Geography

GEOG A100, A100H, A150, A185.

D-6: History

HIST A101, A145, A161, A161H, A162, A162H, A170, A170H, A175, A176, A175H, A180, A180H, A185, A185H, A195.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

CDE A180; CMST A155; COUN A107; HLED A122; PSYC A105, A130, A165.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

PSCI A101, A110, A180, A180H, A185, A188, A190, A200.

D-9: Psychology

CDE A180; PSYC A100, A100H, A130, A165, A185, A190, A190H, A220, A260, A270; PSYCH 165, A165; SOC 165, A165.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

SOC A100, A100H, A110, A185, A185H, A200.

Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
CDE A180; CMST A100, A170; COUN A104, A105, A107, A107H, A109, A135; DANC A129; ECON A110; EMS A100; FN A170; KIN A271; PSYC A105, A110, A130, A165, A200; PUBH A100, A202.
For a complete list of all approved PE activity courses for this area see pdf link at the top of the page.

Area F: Ethnic Studies

3 semester units required.
3 units minimum
In order to satisfy the Area F Ethnic Studies requirement, a course must be taken in Fall 2021 and beyond.
ETHS A100, A110, A115, A150, A190; HIST A150.

American Institutions (US-1-2-3)

To verify historical American Institutions course approvals visit:
HIST A170 - US 1
HIST A170H - US 1
HIST A175 - US 1
HIST A175H - US 1
PSCI A180 - US 2 & US 3
PSCI A180H - US 2 & US 3

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