General Education Requirements Option A

Option A: MSJC General Education for Non-Transfer Associate Degrees

Area A - Natural Sciences

3 semester units required. Select one course.

Course Title Credits
Anatomy & Physiology
ANAT-101Human Anatomy & Physiology I 14
ANAT-102Human Anatomy & Physiology II 14
ANAT-104Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology 15
Anthropology
ANTH-101Physical Anthropology3
ANTH-111Physical Anthropology Lab 11
ANTH-201Introduction to Forensic Anthropology3
Astronomy
ASTR-101Introduction to Astronomy 14
ASTR/GEOL-111Planetary Astronomy3
Biology
BIOL-100Human Biology 14
BIOL-115Topics in Biology 14
BIOL-117Conservation Biology3
BIOL-125Microbiology 15
BIOL/HIST-128History of Science3
BIOL-130Marine Biology 14
BIOL-131Genes and Biotechnology in Society (formerly Introduction to Biotechnology I) 14
BIOL-134Human Heredity and Evolution3
BIOL-140Ecology 14
BIOL-144Plant Biology 14
BIOL-146Biodiversity3
BIOL-150General Biology I 14
BIOL-151General Biology II 14
Chemistry
CHEM-100Introduction to Chemistry 14
CHEM-101General Chemistry I 15
CHEM-102General Chemistry II 15
CHEM-107Chemistry of Life 15
CHEM-112Organic Chemistry I 15
CHEM-113Organic Chemistry II 15
Environmental Studies
ENVS-100Humans and Scientific Inquiry3
ENVS-101Environmental Science3
ENVS-102Environmental Science Laboratory 11
ENVS-110Natural Resources 14
ENVS-590Watershed Resource Management (formerly ENVS-190) 14
Geography
GEOG-101Physical Geography3
GEOG-104Physical Geography Lab 11
GEOG-105Map Interpretation and Spatial Analysis 13
GEOG-106Introduction to Weather and Climate3
Geology
GEOL-100Physical Geology (formerly Physical Geology: Dynamic Planetary Systems of Spaceship Earth) 14
GEOL-103Environmental Geology (formerly Environmental Geology: Natural Hazards and Disasters)3
GEOL-105Historical Geology (formerly Historical Geology: Evolving Earth, Dinosaurs, and Homo Sapiens) 14
GEOL-106Earth Science 14
GEOL-109Geology of National Parks3
GEOL-110Oceanography 14
GEOL/ASTR-111Planetary Astronomy3
History
HIST/BIOL-128History of Science3
Nutrition
NUTR-101Introduction to Nutrition Science (formerly Nutrition and Foods)3
Physics
PHY-100Conceptual Physics3
PHY-101Basic Physics: Energy and Motion 14
PHY-102Basic Electricity and Modern Physics 14
PHY-201Mechanics and Wave Motion 14
PHY-202Electricity and Magnetism 14
PHY-203Optics and Modern Physics4
Wine
WINE-100Introduction to Viticulture (formerly VEW-100)3
WINE-102Introduction to Enology (formerly VEW-102)3

Area B - Social & Behavioral Sciences

6 semester units required. Select one course from B1 and one course from B2

Course Title Credits
B1
History
HIST-111U.S. History to 18773
HIST-112U.S. History Since 18653
Political Science
PS-101Introduction to American Government and Politics3
B2
Administration of Justice
AJ-101Criminal Law3
AJ-102Introduction to Criminal Justice3
AJ-111Criminal Procedures3
AJ-112Introduction to Criminology3
AJ-117Introduction to Terrorism and Homeland Security3
Anthropology
ANTH-102Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH-104World Prehistory3
ANTH-105North American Indians (formerly ANTH-103A)3
ANTH-107Indigenous People of Latin America (formerly ANTH-103D Latin American Cultures)3
ANTH-115Introduction to Archaeology3
ANTH/HIST-121California Indians3
ANTH-125Magic, Witchcraft and Religion3
Biology
BIOL/HIST-128History of Science3
Child Development & Education
CDE-110Child Development3
CDE-118Teaching in a Diverse Society (formerly Diversity and Equity in Early Childhood)3
CDE-125Child, Family and Community3
CDE-540Children and Youth With Exceptional Needs (formerly CDE-140)3
Communication
COMM-108Intercultural Communication3
COMM-110Communications Media Survey3
COMM-116Gender and Communication3
COMM-117Organizational Communication (formerly Professional Communication)3
COMM-120Survey of Communication Studies3
Dance
DAN-100/HIST-151History and Appreciation of Dance3
DAN-133History of Popular Dance in the United States3
Economics
ECON-201Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON-202Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON-203Introduction to Environmental Economics3
Education
ED-135Introduction to Education3
ED-136Child Growth and Development During the School Years3
Geography
GEOG-102Cultural Geography3
GEOG-107Urban Geography3
GEOG-108World Regional Geography3
GEOG-111Geography of California3
Health Science
HS-120Introduction to Public Health3
History
HIST-101Western Civilization to 1650 (formerly Western Civilization I: to 1500)3
HIST-102Western Civilization Since 1650 (formerly Western Civilization II: From 1500 to the Present Era)3
HIST-103World History to 1500 (formerly History of World Civilizations to 1500)3
HIST-104World History Since 1500 (formerly History of World Civilizations: Since 1500)3
HIST-106The World Since 19003
HIST-107The History of East Asia Before 16003
HIST-108The History of East Asia Since 16003
HIST-109Global History of World War II3
HIST-111U.S. History to 18773
HIST-112U.S. History Since 18653
HIST-115Women in United States History3
HIST-117History of India3
HIST-120California History3
HIST/ANTH-121California Indians3
HIST-124Recent America: The U.S. Since 19453
HIST-125Military History of the United States3
HIST/BIOL-128History of Science3
HIST/THA-136Cultural History of American Motion Pictures3
HIST-140History of Mexico3
HIST-141History of Latin America to 18203
HIST-142History of Latin America Since 18203
HIST-150Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History)3
HIST-151/DAN-100History and Appreciation of Dance3
HIST-160Black History in the American Context3
HIST-165/THA-155Musical Theater History3
Legal
LEG-100Foundations of the Legal System3
LEG-524Immigration Law (formerly LEG-124)3
Nutrition
NUTR-100Family Nutrition3
Physical Education
PE-126Sport Psychology3
Political Science
PS-101Introduction to American Government and Politics3
PS-102Comparative Politics and Government3
PS-103Ethnic Politics in America3
PS-104Current Political Issues and Trends3
PS-105Introduction to Political Theory3
PS-106Introduction to International Relations3
PS-110Introduction to Public Administration (formerly PA-101)3
PS-120California Government3
Psychology
PSYC-101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC-102Personal Growth3
PSYC-103Human Development3
PSYC-104Psychology of Gender3
PSYC/SOCI-105Social Psychology3
PSYC-107Psychobiology3
PSYC-108Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC/SOCI-112Gender and Social Interaction3
Social Justice Studies
SJS-101Introduction to Social Justice Studies3
Sociology
SOCI-101Principles of Sociology3
SOCI-102Contemporary Social Problems3
SOCI-103Marriage and the Family3
SOCI/PSYC-105Social Psychology3
SOCI-106Intercultural Relations3
SOCI-108Human Sexuality3
SOCI-110Media and Society3
SOCI/PSYC-112Gender and Social Interaction3
SOCI-115Contemporary Chicano in Society3
SOCI-125Crime and Society3
Theatre Arts
THA/HIST-136Cultural History of American Motion Pictures3
THA-155/HIST-165Musical Theater History3

Area C - Humanities

3 semester units required. Select one course. 

Course Title Credits
American Sign Language
ASL-100American Sign Language I4
ASL-101American Sign Language II4
ASL-110Deaf Culture and Community3
ASL-201American Sign Language III (formerly ASL-103)4
ASL-202American Sign Language IV (formerly ASL-104)4
ASL-203American Sign Language V (formerly ASL-105)3
Anthropology
ANTH-145Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (formerly Introduction to Language and Linguistics)3
Art
ART-100Art Appreciation3
ART-101Art History: Prehistoric Through Medieval Art3
ART-102Art History: Renaissance to 21st Century (formerly Art History: Renaissance to 20th Century Art)3
ART-103Introduction to Modernism3
ART-104World Art3
ART-108Beginning Drawing3
ART-109Intermediate Drawing3
ART-112Life Drawing3
ART-1202D Design3
ART-121Color Theory3
ART-1223D Design3
ART-123Graphic Design I3
ART-131Introduction to Digital Art3
ART-170Intermediate Sculpture (formerly Foundry-Ceramic Shell Casting)3
Child Development & Education
CDE/LIT-131Children's Literature3
Communication
COMM/THA-113Oral Interpretation of Literature3
Dance
DAN-100/HIST-151History and Appreciation of Dance3
DAN/THA-108Improvisation for Dance and Theater3
DAN-125Choreography I3
DAN-133History of Popular Dance in the United States3
DAN-201Dances of the World1
DAN-225Choreography II3
Education
ED/LIT-132Adolescent Literature3
English
ENGL-130Introduction to Creative Writing3
French
FREN-101Elementary French I4
FREN-102Elementary French II4
FREN-201Intermediate French I4
FREN-202Intermediate French II4
History
HIST-102Western Civilization Since 1650 (formerly Western Civilization II: From 1500 to the Present Era)3
HIST-107The History of East Asia Before 16003
HIST-108The History of East Asia Since 16003
HIST-117History of India3
HIST-118History of World Religions (formerly HUM-104 World Religions)3
HIST-136Cultural History of American Motion Pictures3
HIST-151History and Appreciation of Dance 23
HIST-154Theater History3
HIST-165/THA-155Musical Theater History3
Literature
LIT-106Introduction to Literature (formerly ENGL-106)3
LIT/CDE-131Children's Literature (formerly ENGL-131)3
LIT-132/132Adolescent Literature (formerly ENGL-132)3
LIT-205World Folklore and Mythology (formerly ENGL-205 World Folklore)3
LIT-207American Literature: Pre-Colonial to 1865 (formerly ENGL-207)3
LIT-208American Literature: 1865 to Present (formerly ENGL-208)3
LIT-225Film and Literature (formerly ENGL-225)3
LIT-230English Literature: Anglo-Saxon to 1775 (formerly ENGL-230)3
LIT-231English Literature: 1775 to Present (formerly ENGL-231)3
LIT-240American Indian Literature (formerly ENGL-240)3
LIT-255Gender and Sexuality in Literature3
LIT-260Introduction to African American Literature (formerly ENGL-260)3
LIT-275Latinx/Chicanx Literature3
LIT-280Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)3
Music
MUS-100Introduction and Appreciation of Music3
MUS-101Music Fundamentals3
MUS-103Music Theory I3
MUS-106History of Rock & Roll3
MUS-107Introduction and Appreciation of American Music3
MUS-108History of Jazz and Blues3
MUS-109World Music3
Philosophy
PHIL-101Introduction to Philosophy I3
PHIL-105Introduction to Ethics3
PHIL-109Ancient and Medieval Philosophy3
PHIL-110Modern and Contemporary Philosophy (formerly Renaissance and Modern Philosophy)3
Photography
PHOT-530History of Still Photography (formerly PHOT-130)3
Spanish
SPAN-101Elementary Spanish I4
SPAN-101BIntroduction to Spanish 101 (Continuation)3
SPAN-102Elementary Spanish II4
SPAN-141Spanish through Film (formerly SPAN-240)3
SPAN-201Intermediate Spanish I4
SPAN-202Intermediate Spanish II4
SPAN-203Spanish for Native Speakers I4
SPAN-204Spanish for Native Speakers II4
Theater Arts
THA-101Introduction to Theater3
THA-102/HIST-154Theater History3
THA/DAN-108Improvisation for Dance and Theater3
THA-110Fundamentals of Acting3
THA-111Intermediate Acting3
THA/COMM-113Oral Interpretation of Literature3
THA-123Introduction to Scene Design (formerly Models and Rendering)3
THA-135Introduction to Film3
THA/HIST-136Cultural History of American Motion Pictures3
THA-137Introduction to World Cinema3
THA-150Survey of Drama3
THA-155/HIST-165Musical Theater History3

Area D - Language & Rationality

6 semester units required. Select one course from D1 and one course from D2.

Course Title Credits
D1. English Composition
English
ENGL-101College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition)4
D2. Communication & Analytical Thinking
Communication
COMM-100Public Speaking3
COMM-103Interpersonal Communication3
COMM-104Argumentation and Debate (formerly Advocacy and Argument)3
COMM-106Small Group Communication3
Computer Science Information Systems
CSIS-111BFundamentals of Computer Programming3
CSIS-114ASQL Programming - Level 13
CSIS-116EPython Programming - Level 13
CSIS-118BComputer Organization & Assembly Language3
CSIS-124ASQL Programming - Level 23
CSIS-126EPython Programming - Level 23
CSIS-201System Analysis and Design3
English
ENGL-103Critical Thinking and Writing3
Philosophy
PHIL-103Logic3
PHIL-112Critical Thinking and Composition3

Area E - Healthful Living & Self Development

3 semester units required. Courses used in AREA E cannot be double counted in other areas.

Course Title Credits
Dance
DAN/THA-108Improvisation for Dance and Theater3
DAN-120Conditioning and Alignment for Dance2
DAN-121ABeginning Ballet2
DAN-121BAdvanced Beginning Ballet2
DAN-122ABeginning Modern Dance2
DAN-122BAdvanced Beginning Modern Dance2
DAN-123ABeginning Jazz Dance (formerly DAN-123)2
DAN-123BAdvanced Beginning Jazz Dance2
DAN-124Beginning Tap Dance2
DAN-125Choreography I3
DAN-126AIntermediate Modern Dance (formerly DAN-126)2
DAN-126BAdvanced Intermediate Modern Dance2
DAN-127AIntermediate Jazz Dance (formerly DAN-127)2
DAN-127BAdvanced Intermediate Jazz Dance2
DAN-128AIntermediate Ballet (formerly DAN-128)2
DAN-128BAdvanced Intermediate Ballet2
DAN-129Intermediate Tap Dance2
DAN-131ABeginning Hip Hop (formerly DAN-131)2
DAN-131BAdvanced Beginning Hip Hop2
DAN-135AIntermediate Hip Hop2
DAN-135BAdvanced Intermediate Hip Hop2
DAN-201Dances of the World1
DAN-212Dance Production1-3
DAN-213Dance Performance1-3
DAN-214Dance Touring Ensemble3
Guidance
CSCR-100College Success and Career Readiness (formerly GUID-100 College Success)3
CSCR-502Personal Success Habits of Highly Effective People (formerly GUID-120)3
GUID-116Integrative Career/Life Planning3
Health Science
HS-121Fundamentals of Healthful Living3
HS-123Drugs, Health and Society (formerly Drugs: Use and Abuse)3
Leadership
Nutrition
LEAD-500Leadership Development (LEAD-101)3
LEAD-501Advanced Leadership Skills (formerly LEAD-102)3
NUTR-100Family Nutrition3
NUTR-101Introduction to Nutrition Science (formerly Nutrition and Foods)3
Physical Education
PE-110Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries3
PE-112Body Conditioning1
PE-112ABeginning Step Aerobics1
PE-113Introduction to Jogging (formerly Jogging)1
PE-114AStrength Training: Circuit1
PE-114BStrength Training: Free Weights1
PE-114CPowerlifting1
PE-115First Aid and CPR3
PE-119Exercise Walking1
PE-119BIntermediate Fitness Walking2
PE-120Beginning Yoga1
PE-132Beginning Tennis1
PE-133Individual and Group Sports: Basketball1
PE-134Introduction to Volleyball (formerly Individual and Group Sports: Volleyball)1
PE-137Individual and Group Sports: Soccer1
PE-183Self-Defense1
PE-195Introduction to Kinesiology3
Physical Education Intercollegiate
PEIC-141AIntercollegiate Sports: Basketball (Men) Pre-Conference Competition1.5
PEIC-141BIntercollegiate Sports: Basketball (Men) Conference and Post- Conference Competition1.5
PEIC-143AIntercollegiate Sports: Basketball (Women) Pre-Conference Competition1.5
PEIC-143BIntercollegiate Sports: Basketball (Women) Conference and Post- Conference Competition1.5
PEIC-145Intercollegiate Sports: Tennis (Men) (formerly PE-145)3
PEIC-146Intercollegiate Sports: Tennis (Women) (formerly PE-146)3
PEIC-147Intercollegiate Sports: Golf (formerly PE-147)3
PEIC-148Intercollegiate Sports: Softball (Women) (formerly PE-148)3
PEIC-150Intercollegiate Sports: Beach Volleyball (Women)3
PEIC-150APre-Season Athletics: Beach Volleyball ( Women)1-3
PEIC-150BOff-Season Athletics: Beach Volleyball (Women)1-3
Theater Arts
THA/DAN-108Improvisation for Dance and Theater3

Area F - Diversity

3 semester units required. AREA F allows double counting. If a course is used to satisfy another area, and that course is also listed in AREA F, it can be double counted. 

Course Title Credits
American Sign Language
ASL-110Deaf Culture and Community3
Anthropology
ANTH-102Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH-105North American Indians (formerly ANTH-103A)3
ANTH-107Indigenous People of Latin America (formerly ANTH-103D Latin American Cultures)3
ANTH/HIST-121California Indians3
ANTH-125Magic, Witchcraft and Religion3
Art
ART-104World Art3
Child Development & Education
CDE-118Teaching in a Diverse Society (formerly Diversity and Equity in Early Childhood)3
Communication
COMM-108Intercultural Communication3
Dance
DAN-100/HIST-151History and Appreciation of Dance3
DAN-201Dances of the World1
Geography
GEOG-108World Regional Geography3
History
HIST-107The History of East Asia Before 16003
HIST-108The History of East Asia Since 16003
HIST-115Women in United States History3
HIST-117History of India3
HIST/ANTH-121California Indians3
HIST-140History of Mexico3
HIST-141History of Latin America to 18203
HIST-142History of Latin America Since 18203
HIST-150Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History)3
HIST-151/DAN-100History and Appreciation of Dance3
HIST-160Black History in the American Context3
Literature
LIT-240American Indian Literature (formerly ENGL-240)3
LIT-255Gender and Sexuality in Literature3
LIT-260Introduction to African American Literature (formerly ENGL-260)3
LIT-275Latinx/Chicanx Literature3
LIT-280Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)3
Music
MUS-108History of Jazz and Blues3
MUS-109World Music3
Political Science
PS-103Ethnic Politics in America3
Psychology
PSYC-104Psychology of Gender3
Sociology
SOCI-115Contemporary Chicano in Society3

Area G - Math Competency

3 semester units required.  

Course Title Credits
Mathematics
This area can be met by passing MATH-094 or MATH-096 or MATH-096B or any higher-level math course with minimum grade of “C” or better.
MATH-094Accelerated Algebra6
MATH-096Intermediate Algebra5
MATH-096BIntermediate Algebra Part B3
MATH-105College Algebra4
MATH-110Pre-Calculus4
MATH-115Ideas of Mathematics3
MATH-135Calculus for Social Science and Business3
MATH-140Introduction to Statistics3
MATH-211Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
MATH-212Analytic Geometry and Calculus II4
MATH-213Analytic Geometry and Calculus III5
MATH-215Differential Equations4
PSYC-121/SOCI-101Statistics for Behavioral Sciences3

Area H - Reading Competency

Course Title Credits
Reading
Collegiate-level reading competency may be demonstrated by passing ENGL-101 or ENGL-101H with a “C” grade or better or with an equivalent AP score or equivalent course work.
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Option A: MSJC General Education for Non-Transfer Associate Degrees

  1. TOTAL UNIT REQUIREMENT – 60 degree applicable semester units 
    1. General Education Option A = 24 semester units minimum
    2. Major or Area of Emphasis= 18 semester units minimum (Refer to catalog program pages for specific major requirements).
      1. In a defined major (Refer to 18 unit requirement list in the general catalog)
      2. In an interdisciplinary group major (Refer to 18 unit requirement list in the general catalog)
        1. Science
        2. Social and Behavioral Sciences
    3. Electives (as needed to meet a total of 60 degree applicable units)
    4. For Advanced Placement, CLEP or International Baccalaureate exam information please see charts in the current MSJC General Catalog
  2. GRADE POINT AVERAGE
    General Education applicable courses must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) or better.
    All 18 unit Major or Area of Emphasis courses must be at 2.0 (“C”) or better.
  3. ENGLISH COMPETENCY – Area D1
    A grade of “C” or better in: English 101, 101H or approved AP exam and score
  4. DIVERSITY – Area F
    Please read section “F” on reverse side of this form
  5. MATH COMPETENCY – Area G
    A grade of “C” or better in MATH-094 Accelerated Algebra or MATH-096 Intermediate Algebra or MATH-096B Intermediate Algebra Part B or higher-level math course, PSYC-121 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences or approved AP or IB exam and score or equivalent coursework.
  6. READING COMPETENCY – Area H
    Collegiate-level reading competency may be demonstrated by passing ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) or ENGL-101H Honors College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) with a “C” grade or better or with an equivalent AP score or equivalent course work.
  7. RESIDENCY UNIT REQUIREMENT for a DEGREE
    A student must complete at least 12 units in residence at Mt. San Jacinto College.

NOTE:

  1. For some defined majors, completion of the certificate course work will also satisfy the major requirements for the AA or AS degree.
  2. Double counting of units in only acceptable for AREA F.
  3. Course work may double count for satisfaction of both the general education and major requirements, however, units may be counted only once.
  4. Honors sections of a course may be used in lieu of the regular approved course.
  5. Students are encouraged to make an appointment with a Counselor to develop a comprehensive student educational plan.