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Associate in Arts Degree or Associate in Science Degree/General Education & Graduation Requirements for 2011-2012

The Foothill College general education pattern is designed to ensure that students meet the four Institutional/General Education Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Communication:
    Demonstrate analytical reading and writing skills including evaluation, synthesis, and research; deliver focused and coherent presentations; demonstrate active, discerning listening and speaking skills in lectures and discussions.
  2. Computation
    Complex problem-solving skills, technology skills, computer proficiency, decision analysis (synthesis and evaluation), apply mathematical concepts and reasoning, and ability to analyze and use numerical data.
  3. Creative, Critical, and Analytical Thinking
    Judgment and decision making, intellectual curiosity, problem solving through analysis, synthesis and evaluation, creativity, aesthetic awareness, research method, identifying and responding to a variety of learning styles and strategies.
  4. Community/Global Consciousness and Responsibility
    Social perceptiveness, including respect, empathy, cultural awareness, and sensitivity, citizenship, ethics, interpersonal skills and personal integrity, community service, self-esteem, interest in and pursuit of lifelong learning.

Completion of the Foothill College general education pattern requires that students successfully earn a minimum of 30-35 units from the courses listed below with at least one course in Humanities, English, Natural Sciences (with lab), Social and Behavioral Sciences, Communication and Analytical Thinking, United States Cultures and Communities, and two courses in Lifelong Learning from two different academic departments. Courses may only be used in one area.

It is imperative to note that this pattern is only appropriate for students pursuing a Foothill College Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree, but is not appropriate for students pursuing an AA-T or AS-T degree. Students planning to earn an AA-T or AS-T must complete either the IGETC or CSU-Breadth general education pattern. Because there are significant differences between the three patterns, students are strongly advised to meet with a counselor to determine which pattern will best meet the student's goals.
 
Area I - Humanities
Arts: ART 1, 2A, 2AH, 2B, 2BH, 2C, 2CH, 2D, 2E, 4A, 4E, 5A, 5B, 11, 12, 14, 36, 45A, 45B; DANC 10; F A 1; GID 1; MUS 1, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 3A, 3B, 3C, 7, 7D, 7E, 8, 8H, 10, 11A, 11B, 85A, 85B; PHOT 1, 5, 8, 8H, 10, 10H, 11, 11H; THTR 1, 5B, 20A, 20B, 20C, 20D, 24, 26; VART 2A, 2B, 2C; WMN 15.

Letters: CHIN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 13A, 13B, 14A, 14B, 25A, 25B; CRWR 6, 39A, 39B, 40, 41A, 41B; ENGL 5, 5H, 7, 7H, 8, 11, 12, 14, 17, 22, 31, 40, 40H, 41, 42A, 42B, 42C, 46A, 46B, 46C, 48A, 48B, 48C; HIST 4A, 4B, 4C, 4CH; HUMN 1A, 1B; JAPN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 13A, 13B, 14A, 14B, 25A, 25B, 33; PHIL 2, 4, 8, 11, 20A, 22, 24, 25; SPAN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 13A, 13B, 14A, 14B, 25A, 25B; THTR 2A, 2B, 2C, 8.
 
Area II - English
ENGL 1A, 1AH; ESLL 26.
 
Area III - Natural Sciences (with laboratory)
ANTH 1 with 1L; ASTR 10A with 10L, 10B with 10L, 10BH with 10L; BIOL 9 with 9L, 10, 13, 14, 15, 41; BTEC 10; CHEM 1A, 25, 30A; GEOG 1; HORT 10; PHYS 2A, 4A, 5A.
 
Area IV - Social & Behavioral Sciences
ANTH 1, 2A, 2B, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12; BUSI 22, 53; CHLD 55; COIN 83; ECON 1A, 1B, 9, 25; GEOG 1, 2, 5, 9, 10; GERM 8; HIST 4A, 4B, 4C, 4CH, 8, 9, 9H, 10, 15, 16, 16H, 17A, 17B, 17C, 18, 20; POLI 1, 2, 2H, 3, 3H, 9, 15, 15H; PSYC 1, 4, 10, 14, 21, 22, 25, 30, 33, 40, 49, 55; SOC 1, 10, 11, 15, 19, 20, 21, 23, 30, 40; SOSC 20, WMN 5, 11, 21.
 
Area V - Communication & Analytical Thinking
ANTH 1, 2A, 2B, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12; BUSI 22, 53; CHLD 55; COIN 83; ECON 1A, 1B, 9, 25; GEOG 1, 2, 5, 9, 10; GERM 8; HIST 4A, 4B, 4C, 4CH, 8, 9, 9H, 10, 15, 16, 16H, 17A, 17B, 17C, 18, 20; POLI 1, 2, 2H, 3, 3H, 9, 15, 15H; PSYC 1, 4, 10, 14, 21, 22, 25, 30, 33, 40, 49, 55; SOC 1, 10, 11, 15, 19, 20, 21, 23, 30, 40; SOSC 20, WMN 5, 11, 21.
 
Area V - United States Cultures & Communities
ANTH 4; ART 2D; CHLD 11; COMM 10, 12; ENGL 5, 8, 12, 31, 40, 40H, 41, 48A, 48B, 48C; F A 2; HIST 9, 9H, 10; MUS 8, 8H; PHIL 22; PHOT 8, 8H; PSYC 22; SOC 8, 23; SOSC 20; SPED 61; THTR 8; WMN 5, 11.
 
Area VII - Lifelong Understanding
Students must successfully complete a total of four units or more in Lifelong Learning from two different academic departments. For the purpose of this area, ALAP, DANC and PHED will be considered one academic department and COIN and CIS will be considered one academic department. Physical activity courses may be taken for up to 2 units. ALAP 52, 52X, 52Y, 60, 60X, 61, 61X, 62, 62X, 63, 63X, 64, 64X, 66, 66X, 67, 67X, 68X, 70, 70X, 71, 71X, 80, 80X; BIOL 8, 9, 12, 45; BUSI 91L; CIS 2, 10, 50A; CNSL 1, 2, 72, 90; COIN 51; COMM 2, 10, 12, 55; CRLP 55, 70; DANC 1A, 1B, 2, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7; HLTH 21; LIBR 10; PHED 4, 5, 10A, 10B, 10C, 11A, 11B, 13A, 17A, 17B, 19A, 19B, 20A, 20B, 20C, 21A, 21B, 21C, 21D, 22, 22A, 22B, 22B, 22C, 23A, 23B, 23C, 24, 24A, 24B, 25A, 26, 26A, 27, 27A, 28, 29, 30, 34A, 34B, 34C, 34D, 34E, 34F, 34G, 34H, 34J, 35A, 35B, 35C, 35D, 35E, 35F, 35G, 36, 37, 38A, 38B, 39, 40, 41, 41A, 42, 45, 45X, 46, 46A, 47B, 47C, 49A, 49B, 50C, 52, 53; SOC 19, 40: SOSC 20; SPED 52, 61, 72.
 
Petition for Graduation
Minimum proficiency: ENGL 1A, ENGL 1AH or ESLL 26 and MATH 17 or MATH 105 or MATH 108*, completed with a letter grade of "C" or better. *Intermediate algebra or equivalent means MATH 17 or 105 or 108, or mathematics placement test score indicating eligibility for a mathematics course beyond the level of MATH 105, or completion of a higher level course with a grade of "C" or better, or completion of a bacheloré─˘s degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university. Note: The student who intends to transfer to a four-year school must meet additional requirements for general education. We strongly encourage you to meet frequently with your counselor. Challenges and questions related to general education or proficiency requirements should be directed to your counselor or the appropriate academic division office.
 

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