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Associate in Arts Degree or Associate in Science Degree/General Education & Graduation Requirements for 2013-2014
The Foothill College general education pattern is designed to ensure that students meet the four Institutional/General Education Student Learning Outcomes:
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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 the Foothill College General Education 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. Note that completion of the IGETC or CSU-Breadth pattern may also be used satisfy the general education requirements for the Foothill AA/AS degree. 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, 2F, 2J, 4A, 5A, 5B, 36, 45B; DANC 10; GID 1; MDIA 11; MUS 1, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2F, 7, 7D, 7E, 8, 8H; PHOT 5, 8, 8H, 10, 10H, 11, 11H; VART 2C; WMN 15.
Letters: ENGL 5, 5H, 7, 7H, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18A, 22, 24, 31, 40, 40H, 41, 46A, 46B, 46C, 48A, 48B, 48C; HUMN 1A, 1B, 3, 3H, 4, 4H; JAPN 14A, 14B; PHIL 2, 20A, 20B, 20C, 24, 25; SPAN 4, 5, 6, 13A, 13B, 14A, 14B;THTR 1, 2A, 2B, 2F, 8, 12A, 26.
Area II - English
ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T; ESLL 26.
Area III - Natural Sciences (with laboratory)
ANTH 1 w/1L; ASTR 10A w/10L, 10B w/10L, 10BH w/10L; BIOL 9 w/9L, 10, 13, 14, 15, 23, 41; CHEM 1A, 20, 25, 30A; ENGR 39; GEOG 1; HORT 10; PHYS 2A, 4A, 5A.
Area IV - Social & Behavioral Sciences
ANTH 2A, 3, 5, 8, 12; BUSI 22, 53; CHLD 1, 2; ECON 1A, 1B, 9, 9H, 25; GEOG 2, 5, 10; HIST 4A, 4B, 4C, 4CH, 8, 9, 9H, 10, 15, 16, 16H, 17A, 17B, 17C, 18, 20; KINS 2; POLI 1, 3, 3H, 9, 9H, 15, 15H; PSYC 1, 4, 10, 14, 21, 22, 25, 30, 33; SOC 1, 10, 11, 15, 19, 20, 21, 23, 30, 40; SPED 62; WMN 5, 21.
Area V - Communication & Analytical Thinking
COMM 1A, 1AH, 1B, 1BH, 2, 3, 4, 54A, 55; C S 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 18; ENGL 1B, 1BH; MATH 1A, 1B, 1C, 10, 11, 22, 44, 48A, 48B, 48C, 57; PHIL 1, 7, 30; PSYC 7; SOC 7.
Area VI - United States Cultures & Communities
CHLD 51A; COMM 10, 12; ENGL 7, 7H, 12, 40, 40H; HIST 10; MDIA 12; MUS 8, 8H; PSYC 22; SOC 8, 23; SPAN 10A; SPED 61; THTR 8; WMN 5.
Area VII - Lifelong Understanding
Students must successfully complete a total of four units or more in Lifelong Understanding from two different academic departments. For the purpose of this area, ATHL, DANC, PHDA and PHED will be considered one academic department.
ATHL 4, 4A, 4B, 4C, 11, 11A, 11B, 11C, 12, 12A, 12B, 12C, 21, 21A, 21B, 21C, 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 31, 31A, 31B, 31C, 32, 32A, 32B, 32C, 33, 33A, 33B, 33C, 42, 42A, 42B, 42C, 44, 44A, 44B, 44C, 45, 45A, 45B, 45C; BIOL 8, 9, 12; CNSL 1, 52, 72, 90; COMM 2, 10, 12, 55; CRLP 55, 70; DANC 1A, 1B, 2, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7; HLTH 21; KINS 4, 17; LIBR 10; PHDA 16, 17, 18, 19, 20; PHED 10A, 10B, 10C, 11A, 11B, 11C, 13, 13A, 13B, 13C, 14, 18, 18B, 18C, 19B, 19C, 19D, 20A, 20B, 20C, 21, 21A, 21B, 21C, 21D, 21E, 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 22E, 23A, 23B, 23C, 24, 24A, 24B, 24C, 24D, 25A, 25B, 26, 26A, 26C, 26D, 26E, 26F, 27, 27A, 27B. 27C, 28, 31A, 31B, 31C, 31D, 32C, 33A, 33B, 36A, 36B, 36C, 37, 37A, 37B, 38A, 38B, 38C, 38D, 38E, 39, 40, 40A, 40B, 40C, 41, 41A, 41B, 41C, 42, 45, 45A, 45C, 46, 46A, 46B, 47B, 47C, 49A, 49B; SPED 61.
Petition for Graduation
Minimum proficiency: ENGL 1A or 1AH or 1S and 1T or ESLL 26, and MATH 57 or 105 or 108* completed with a letter grade of "C" or better.
*Intermediate Algebra or equivalent means MATH 57 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 bachelor 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.
Last modified: 2013-07-10 09:46:42 - Created: 2012-06-28 16:33:292013-2014 Academic Year