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General Education Requirements

Option 1

This option is designed for students pursuing a degree and who may or may not be planning to transfer to a four-year institution. Most of the coursework in this option is applicable towards transfer. Other colleges and universities may accept this degree for transfer. It is important to contact a Coastline counselor or your transfer institution for guidance in preparing your educational plan. In addition to the General Education requirements below, students must complete additional requirements for the Associate Degree listed in the catalog under Associate Degree Requirements.

Complete at least 18 units in the specific courses listed in Groups A-E. Students may select courses from any sub-area under each specific group. One course may not be used to satisfy more than one general education requirement; however, the same course may be used to satisfy both a general education requirement and a requirement for the major or area of emphasis. Students may also double-count courses for the Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement.

Course lists

Group A – Basic Subjects

One course from each area

Course Title Units
A1
CMST C100Interpersonal Communication3
CMST C101Fundamentals of Human Communication3
CMST C110Public Speaking3
CMST C140Small Group Communication3
CMST C150Intercultural Communication3
CMST C220Essentials of Argumentation3
MCOM C100Introduction to Mass Communications3
A2
ENGL C100Freshman Composition 14
ENGL C109Essay Writing 13
ENGL C135Business Writing 13
A3
Math Competency: completion of two years of high school algebra (Algebra 1 and 2) with a grade of C or better, or obtaining a grade of C or better in an Intermediate Algebra course or higher, or in a mathematics course with a prerequisite of Intermediate Algebra. 2
Group B – Natural Sciences

Any three units

Course Title Units
B1
ASTR C100Introduction to Astronomy3
ASTR C100LAstronomy Laboratory 11
ASTR C101Planetary Astronomy3
ASTR C102Stellar Astronomy3
ASTR C103Cosmology3
CHEM C100Principles of Chemistry3
CHEM C105Chemistry Explorations for Teachers2
CHEM C110Introduction to Chemistry 15
CHEM C130Preparation for General Chemistry 14
CHEM C140Survey of Chemistry and Physics 14
CHEM C180General Chemistry A4
CHEM C180LGeneral Chemistry A Lab 11
CHEM C185General Chemistry B4
CHEM C185LGeneral Chemistry B Lab 11
CHEM C220Organic Chemistry A3
CHEM C220LOrganic Chemistry A Lab 12
CHEM C225Organic Chemistry B3
CHEM C225LOrganic Chemistry B Lab 12
GEOG C180Physical Geography3
GEOL C105General Geology3
GEOL C105LGeology Lab 11
GEOL C106Earth Sciences for Teachers4
GEOL C115California Geology3
GEOL C121Environmental Geology3
GEOL C185Historical Geology3
GEOL C185LHistorical Geology Lab 11
PHYS C110Conceptual Physics3
PHYS C110LConceptual Physics Lab 11
PHYS C120Algebra Based Physics: Mechanics 14
PHYS C125Algebra Based Physics: Electricity and Magnetism 14
PHYS C140Survey of Chemistry and Physics 14
PHYS C185Calculus Based Physics: Mechanics 14
PHYS C280Calculus Based Physics: Electricity and Magnetism 14
PHYS C285General Physics: Light and Modern Physics 14
B2
ANTH C185Physical Anthropology3
BIOL C100Introduction to Biology3
BIOL C100CIntroduction to Biology Lecture/Lab 14
BIOL C100LIntroduction to Biology Lab 11
BIOL C102Introduction to the Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology3
BIOL C106Human Ecology3
BIOL C120Biology of Aging3
BIOL C122Bioethics3
BIOL C180Cell and Molecular Biology 14
BIOL C185Diversity of Organisms 15
BIOL C210General Microbiology 15
BIOL C220Human Anatomy 15
BIOL C221Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology4
BIOL C225Human Physiology 14
BIOL C281Biochemistry4
BIOL C283Genetics4
ECOL C100Human Ecology3
MRSC C100Introduction to Marine Science3
MRSC C100LMarine Sciences Lab 11
PHIL C122Bioethics3
Group C – Arts and Humanities

Any three units

Course Title Units
C1-Arts
ART C100Survey of Art: Prehistory through Late Gothic3
ART C101Survey of Art: Renaissance to Contemporary3
ART C102Contemporary Art History3
ART C103History of Asian Art3
ART C104The History of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art3
ART C105Introduction To Art3
ART C109The History and Appreciation of Italian Renaissance Art3
ART C110Color and Design: 2-D3
ART C120Drawing 13
ART C121Life Drawing 13
ART C122Painting 13
ART C131Chinese Brush Painting Teaching Techniques I2
ART C133Chinese Landscape Painting 12
ART C135Survey of Chinese Brush Painting2
ART C137History and Appreciation of Chinese Art and Culture2
ART C140Advanced Drawing 3
ART C142Painting 23
ART C150Ceramics 13
ART C151Ceramics 23
ART C190Multimedia With Painter 6.03
ART C205Contemporary Illustration and Design3
ART C212Creative Photoshop For Digital Photographs3
ART C221Life Drawing 23
ART C222BPainting 41.5
ART C230Landscape Painting 11.5
ART C231Landscape Painting 21.5
ART C232Plein Air Painting1.5
ART C263Watercolor 13
DANC C200Dance Appreciation3
MUS C100History and Appreciation of Music3
MUS C103World Music3
MUS C130Beginning Guitar2
MUS C131Intermediate Guitar2
MUS C139History of Rock Music3
MUS C143History of Jazz3
THEA C100Introduction to Theater3
THEA C101Introduction to History and Literature of Theater3
THEA C106Acting Fundamentals3
THEA C107Acting 23
THEA C111The Show: Creating and Performing for Television and the Web3
C2-Humanities
SIGN C180American Sign Language 14
SIGN C185American Sign Language 24
ARAB C180Elementary Arabic 15
ARAB C180AElementary Arabic 1A2.5
ARAB C180BElementary Arabic 1B2.5
ARAB C182Conversational Arabic3
ARAB C185Elementary Arabic 25
ARAB C185AElementary Arabic 2A2.5
ARAB C185BElementary Arabic 2B2.5
ARAB C280AIntermediate Arabic 1A2
ARAB C280BIntermediate Arabic 1B2
CHIN C180Elementary Chinese 15
CHIN C185Elementary Chinese 25
ENGL C102Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing3
ENGL C111Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking through Literature3
ENGL C140Appreciation of Literature3
ENGL C143Children's Literature3
ENGL C144The International Short Story3
ENGL C145American Literature: The Short Story3
ENGL C146Introduction to 20th Century Military Fiction3
ENGL C150American Literature through the Civil War3
ENGL C155American Literature 1865 to Present3
ENGL C181Shakespeare3
ENGL C270British Literature to 18003
ENGL C275British Literature since 18003
ENGL C296Gothic Victorian Literature3
ENGL C297American Gothic Literature3
FREN C180Elementary French 15
FREN C185Elementary French 25
FREN C280Intermediate French 14
FREN C285Intermediate French 24
HIST C115Latin American History and Culture3
HIST C121History of American Women3
HIST C122Chicano History3
HIST C124Vietnamese American History and Culture3
HIST C132History of Britain and Ireland 13
HIST C135History of Britain and Ireland 23
HIST C146History of Mexico3
HIST C150History of California3
HIST C155The American West3
HIST C161World History 13
HIST C162World History 23
HIST C170United States History to 18763
HIST C175United States History since 18763
HIST C180Western Civilization 13
HIST C185Western Civilization 23
HUM C100Introduction to the Humanities3
HUM C110Humanities through the Arts3
HUM C135History and Appreciation of the Cinema3
ITAL C180Elementary Italian 15
ITAL C185Elementary Italian 25
JAPN C180Elementary Japanese 15
JAPN C185Elementary Japanese 25
PHIL C100Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL C102History of Ancient Philosophy3
PHIL C113Environmental Ethics: Philosophical Approaches to Sustainability3
PHIL C115Logic and Critical Thinking3
PHIL C120Ethics3
PHIL C140Business and Organizational Ethics3
SPAN C180Elementary Spanish 15
SPAN C180AElementary Spanish 1A2.5
SPAN C180BElementary Spanish 1B2.5
SPAN C185Elementary Spanish 25
SPAN C280Intermediate Spanish 14
SPAN C285Intermediate Spanish 24
THEA C101Introduction to History and Literature of Theater 13
VIET C160Vietnamese For Vietnamese Speakers5
VIET C180Elementary Vietnamese 15
VIET C185Elementary Vietnamese 25
VIET C280Intermediate Vietnamese 14
VIET C285Intermediate Vietnamese 24
Group D – Social Sciences

Any three units

Course Title Units
ANTH C100Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH C120Introduction to Archaeology3
ANTH C150World Cultures3
ANTH C185Physical Anthropology3
CMST C150Intercultural Communication3
CJ C140Introduction to Criminal Justice3
ECON C110Economic Issues and Policy3
ECON C170Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON C175Principles of Macroeconomics3
GEOG C100World Regional Geography3
GEOG C180Physical Geography3
GEOG C185Cultural Geography3
HIST C115Latin American History and Culture3
HIST C121History of American Women3
HIST C122Chicano History3
HIST C124Vietnamese American History and Culture3
HIST C132History of Britain and Ireland 13
HIST C135History of Britain and Ireland 23
HIST C146History of Mexico3
HIST C150History of California3
HIST C155The American West3
HIST C161World History 13
HIST C162World History 23
HIST C170United States History to 18763
HIST C175United States History since 18763
HIST C180Western Civilization 13
HIST C185Western Civilization 23
MCOM C100Introduction to Mass Communications3
MCOM C150Introduction to Radio, TV, Film3
PSCI C101Survey of Current Issues3
PSCI C160Law and Democracy3
PSCI C180American Government3
PSCI C185Comparative Government and Politics3
PSYC C100Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC C116Child Growth and Development3
PSYC C118Life Span Developmental Psychology3
PSYC C165Principles of Human Sexuality 13
PSYC C170Psychology of Aging3
PSYC C250Psychobiology3
PSYC C255Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC C260Social Psychology3
PSYC C280Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology4
SOC C100Introduction to Sociology3
SOC C110Introduction to Marriage and Family3
SOC C120Introduction to Gerontology3
SOC C130Globalization and Social Change3
SOC C185Analysis of Social Problems3
SOC C233Racial and Ethnic Relations in America3
SOC C245Perspectives of Sex and Gender3
Group E – Self-Development

Any three units

Course Title Units
BUS C120Personal Finance3
COUN C104Career and Life Planning3
COUN C105Strategies for College Success3
FN C170Nutrition3
FN C225Nutrition and Aging3
GERO C220Professional Issues in Gerontology3
GERO C223Healthy Aging3
GERO C225Nutrition and Aging3
GERO C240Aging in a Multicultural Society3
HLTH C100Personal Health3
HLTH C120Introduction to Wellness Coaching3
HLTH C223Healthy Aging3
KIN C101Personal Fitness and Wellness1
KIN C190Physiology of Exercise3
KIN C201Fitness for Life3
KIN C289Exercise Assessment and Program Implementation3
LIBR C110Library Research and Information Competency2
MS C144Introduction to Leadership3
MS C145Personal Leadership3
MS C150Organizational Leadership 13
MS C151Organizational Leadership 23
PE C102Lifetime Fitness0.5-1
PE C115Tai Chi Beginning0.5-1
PE C116Tai Chi Intermediate0.5-1
PE C118AIntroduction to Yoga 10.5-1.5
PE C118BIntroduction to Yoga 20.5-1.5
PE C119AHatha Yoga 10.5-1.5
PE C119BHatha Yoga 20.5-1.5
PE C121APower Yoga 10.5-1.5
PE C121BPower Yoga 20.5-1.5
PE C126ARelaxation Movements 10.5-1.5
PE C126BRelaxation Movements 20.5-1.5
PE C169ASelf Defense Arts0.5-1.5
PE C169BSelf Defense Arts 20.5-1.5
PE C201Fitness for Life3
PSYC C116Child Growth and Development3
PSYC C118Life Span Developmental Psychology3
PSYC C165Principles of Human Sexuality 13
PSYC C170Psychology of Aging3

Option 2—Transfer CSU

Designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU system. However, it may be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges. In addition to the General Education requirements below, students must complete additional requirements for the Associate Degree listed in the catalog. Transfer students are strongly advised to contact a Coastline counselor for guidance in preparing an educational plan. In addition, for the most current articulation information, visit www.assist.org.

Complete at least 39 units in the specific courses listed in Groups A-E. One course may not be used to satisfy more than one general education requirement; however, the same course may be used to satisfy both a general education requirement and a requirement for the major or Area of Emphasis. Students may also double-count courses for the Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement.

Certification of General Education for Transfer to CSU

Upon a student’s request, Coastline will verify the completion of lower-division general education requirements for transfer to the California State University. Courses can only be certified if they were on the CSU approved list at the time they were taken by the student. Upon transferring, the student will need to complete any upper-division general education requirements required by the university. Students who transfer without certification will have to meet both lower- and upper-division general education requirements of the specific CSU campus to which they are transferring. Meeting these requirements usually necessitates taking additional courses. Students may also request subject-area (partial) certification. To qualify a student must satisfactorily complete the courses required in one or more sub-areas. Coastline will provide a full-certification only once. Certification is not automatic and must be requested after the completion of the last term prior to transfer. This request should be made in the Admissions Office when final transcripts are requested to be sent to the transfer university.

Certificate of Achievement in CSU General Education

Upon completion of this General Education pattern, students receiving CSU GE certification will also automatically receive a Certificate of Achievement in CSU General Education.

Course Lists

Area A – English Language Communication and Critical Thinking

Must complete 9 units with a minimum of one course in A1, A2 and A3 (grade of C or better).

Course Title Units
A1-Oral Communication
CMST C100Interpersonal Communication3
CMST C101Fundamentals of Human Communication3
CMST C110Public Speaking3
CMST C140Small Group Communication3
A2-Written Communication
ENGL C100Freshman Composition4
ENGL C111Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking through Literature3
A3-Critical Thinking
CMST C220Essentials of Argumentation3
ENGL C102Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing3
PHIL C115Logic and Critical Thinking3
READ C102Critical Reading3
Area B – Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning

Must complete 9 units with a minimum of one course each in B1, B2, and B4. (One of the science courses must be a B3 laboratory activity course.)

Course Title Units
B1-Physical Science
ASTR C100Introduction to Astronomy3
ASTR C101Planetary Astronomy3
ASTR C102Stellar Astronomy3
ASTR C103Cosmology3
CHEM C100Principles of Chemistry3
CHEM C105Chemistry Explorations for Teachers2
CHEM C110Introduction to Chemistry5
CHEM C130Preparation for General Chemistry4
CHEM C140Survey of Chemistry and Physics4
CHEM C180General Chemistry A4
CHEM C185General Chemistry B4
CHEM C220Organic Chemistry A3
CHEM C225Organic Chemistry B3
GEOG C180Physical Geography3
GEOL C105General Geology3
GEOL C106Earth Sciences for Teachers4
GEOL C115California Geology3
GEOL C121Environmental Geology3
GEOL C185Historical Geology3
PHYS C110Conceptual Physics3
PHYS C120Algebra Based Physics: Mechanics4
PHYS C125Algebra Based Physics: Electricity and Magnetism4
PHYS C140Survey of Chemistry and Physics4
PHYS C185Calculus Based Physics: Mechanics4
PHYS C280Calculus Based Physics: Electricity and Magnetism4
PHYS C285General Physics: Light and Modern Physics4
B2-Life Science
ANTH C185Physical Anthropology3
BIOL C100Introduction to Biology3
BIOL C100CIntroduction to Biology Lecture/Lab4
BIOL C102Introduction to the Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology3
BIOL C103Introduction to Marine Science3
BIOL C106Human Ecology3
BIOL C120Biology of Aging3
BIOL C180Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIOL C185Diversity of Organisms5
BIOL C210General Microbiology5
BIOL C220Human Anatomy5
BIOL C221Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology4
BIOL C225Human Physiology4
BIOL C283Genetics4
ECOL C100Human Ecology3
MRSC C100Introduction to Marine Science3
PSYC C250Psychobiology3
B3-Laboratory Activity
ASTR C100LAstronomy Laboratory 11
BIOL C100CIntroduction to Biology Lecture/Lab4
BIOL C100LIntroduction to Biology Lab1
BIOL C180Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIOL C185Diversity of Organisms5
BIOL C210General Microbiology5
BIOL C220Human Anatomy5
BIOL C225Human Physiology4
CHEM C110Introduction to Chemistry5
CHEM C130Preparation for General Chemistry4
CHEM C140Survey of Chemistry and Physics 24
CHEM C180LGeneral Chemistry A Lab1
CHEM C185LGeneral Chemistry B Lab1
CHEM C220LOrganic Chemistry A Lab2
GEOL C105LGeology Lab1
GEOL C106Earth Sciences for Teachers4
GEOL C185LHistorical Geology Lab1
MRSC C100LMarine Sciences Lab1
PHYS C110LConceptual Physics Lab1
PHYS C120Algebra Based Physics: Mechanics4
PHYS C125Algebra Based Physics: Electricity and Magnetism4
PHYS C140Survey of Chemistry and Physics 24
PHYS C185Calculus Based Physics: Mechanics4
PHYS C280Calculus Based Physics: Electricity and Magnetism4
PHYS C285General Physics: Light and Modern Physics4
B4-Mathematical/ Quantitative Reasoning Concepts
Grade of C or better
MATH C100Liberal Arts Mathematics3
MATH C103Statistics for Elementary Teachers3
MATH C104Mathematics for Elementary Teachers3
MATH C106Geometry for Elementary Teachers3
MATH C115College Algebra4
MATH C120Trigonometry3
MATH C140Business Calculus4
MATH C146Statistics Pathway 25
MATH C150Finite Mathematics With Applications4
MATH C160Introduction to Statistics4
MATH C170Precalculus5
MATH C180Calculus 15
MATH C185Calculus 25
MATH C280Calculus 35
MATH C285Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations5
Area C – Arts and Humanities

Must complete 9 units with a minimum of 3 units in C1 and 3 units in C2.

Course Title Units
C1-Arts
ART C100Survey of Art: Prehistory through Late Gothic3
ART C101Survey of Art: Renaissance to Contemporary3
ART C102Contemporary Art History3
ART C103History of Asian Art3
ART C104The History of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art3
ART C105Introduction To Art3
ART C109The History and Appreciation of Italian Renaissance Art3
ART C120Drawing 13
ART C122Painting 13
ART C135Survey of Chinese Brush Painting2
ART C137History and Appreciation of Chinese Art and Culture2
ART C140Advanced Drawing 3
ART C142Painting 23
ART C263Watercolor 13
DANC C200Dance Appreciation3
HUM C135History and Appreciation of the Cinema3
MUS C100History and Appreciation of Music3
MUS C103World Music3
MUS C139History of Rock Music3
MUS C143History of Jazz3
THEA C100Introduction to Theater3
THEA C101Introduction to History and Literature of Theater 13
C2-Humanities
ARAB C180Elementary Arabic 15
ARAB C180AElementary Arabic 1A2.5
ARAB C180BElementary Arabic 1B2.5
ARAB C182Conversational Arabic3
ARAB C185Elementary Arabic 25
ARAB C185AElementary Arabic 2A2.5
ARAB C185BElementary Arabic 2B2.5
ARAB C280AIntermediate Arabic 1A2
ARAB C280BIntermediate Arabic 1B2
ARAB C285AIntermediate Arabic 2A2
ARAB C285BIntermediate Arabic 2B2
BIOL C122Bioethics 13
CHIN A180Elementary Chinese 15
CHIN A185Elementary Chinese 25
CMST C150Intercultural Communication3
ENGL C140Appreciation of Literature3
ENGL C143Children's Literature3
ENGL C144The International Short Story3
ENGL C145American Literature: The Short Story3
ENGL C146Introduction to 20th Century Military Fiction3
ENGL C150American Literature through the Civil War3
ENGL C155American Literature 1865 to Present3
ENGL C181Shakespeare3
ENGL C270British Literature to 18003
ENGL C275British Literature since 18003
ENGL C296Gothic Victorian Literature3
ENGL C297American Gothic Literature3
FREN C180Elementary French 15
FREN C185Elementary French 25
FREN C280Intermediate French 14
FREN C285Intermediate French 24
HIST C121History of American Women3
HIST C132History of Britain and Ireland 13
HIST C135History of Britain and Ireland 23
HIST C150History of California3
HIST C155The American West3
HIST C161World History 13
HIST C162World History 23
HIST C170United States History to 18763
HIST C175United States History since 18763
HIST C180Western Civilization 13
HIST C185Western Civilization 23
HUM C100Introduction to the Humanities3
HUM C110Humanities through the Arts3
ITAL C180Elementary Italian 15
ITAL C185Elementary Italian 25
JAPN C180Elementary Japanese 15
JAPN C185Elementary Japanese 25
PHIL C100Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL C102History of Ancient Philosophy3
PHIL C113Environmental Ethics: Philosophical Approaches to Sustainability3
PHIL C120Ethics3
PHIL C122Bioethics 13
SIGN C180American Sign Language 14
SIGN C185American Sign Language 24
SPAN C180Elementary Spanish 15
SPAN C180AElementary Spanish 1A2.5
SPAN C180BElementary Spanish 1B2.5
SPAN C185Elementary Spanish 25
SPAN C280Intermediate Spanish 14
SPAN C285Intermediate Spanish 24
THEA C101Introduction to History and Literature of Theater3
VIET C160Vietnamese For Vietnamese Speakers5
VIET C180Elementary Vietnamese 15
VIET C185Elementary Vietnamese 25
VIET C280Intermediate Vietnamese 14
VIET C285Intermediate Vietnamese 24

Area D – Social Sciences

Must complete 9 units with courses from at least two disciplines.

Course Title Units
ANTH C100Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH C120Introduction to Archaeology3
ANTH C150World Cultures3
ANTH C175Global Perspectives of Food and Culture3
CMST C150Intercultural Communication3
CJ C140Introduction to Criminal Justice3
ECON C110Economic Issues and Policy3
ECON C170Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON C175Principles of Macroeconomics3
GEOG C100World Regional Geography3
GEOG C150California Geography3
GEOG C185Cultural Geography3
HIST C115Latin American History and Culture3
HIST C121History of American Women3
HIST C122Chicano History3
HIST C132History of Britain and Ireland 13
HIST C135History of Britain and Ireland 23
HIST C146History of Mexico3
HIST C150History of California3
HIST C155The American West3
HIST C161World History 13
HIST C162World History 23
HIST C170United States History to 1876 13
HIST C175United States History since 1876 13
HIST C180Western Civilization 13
HIST C185Western Civilization 23
MCOM C100Introduction to Mass Communications3
PSCI C101Survey of Current Issues3
PSCI C1403
PSCI C160Law and Democracy3
PSCI C180American Government 13
PSCI C185Comparative Government and Politics3
PSYC C100Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC C116Child Growth and Development3
PSYC C118Life Span Developmental Psychology3
PSYC C165Principles of Human Sexuality 13
PSYC C170Psychology of Aging3
PSYC C255Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC C260Social Psychology3
PSYC C280Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology4
SOC C100Introduction to Sociology3
SOC C110Introduction to Marriage and Family3
SOC C120Introduction to Gerontology3
SOC C130Globalization and Social Change3
SOC C185Analysis of Social Problems3
SOC C233Racial and Ethnic Relations in America3
SOC C245Perspectives of Sex and Gender3
Area E – Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

Must complete 3 units.

Course Title Units
COUN C104Career and Life Planning3
COUN C105Strategies for College Success3
FN C170Nutrition3
FN C225Nutrition and Aging3
GERO C220Professional Issues in Gerontology3
GERO C240Aging in a Multicultural Society3
HLTH C100Personal Health3
HLTH C223Healthy Aging3
KIN C101Personal Fitness and Wellness1
KIN C202Introduction to Kinesiology3
PSYC C116Child Growth and Development3
PSYC C118Life Span Developmental Psychology3
PSYC C165Principles of Human Sexuality 13
SOC C120Introduction to Gerontology3
A maximum of one unit may be counted from the following activity courses:
PE C102Lifetime Fitness0.5-1
PE C115Tai Chi Beginning0.5-1
PE C116Tai Chi Intermediate0.5-1
PE C118AIntroduction to Yoga 10.5-1.5
PE C118BIntroduction to Yoga 20.5-1.5
PE C119AHatha Yoga 10.5-1.5
PE C119BHatha Yoga 20.5-1.5
PE C121APower Yoga 10.5-1.5
PE C121BPower Yoga 20.5-1.5
PE C126ARelaxation Movements 10.5-1.5
PE C126BRelaxation Movements 20.5-1.5
PE C169ASelf Defense Arts0.5-1.5
PE C169BSelf Defense Arts 20.5-1.5

Option 3—Transfer IGETC

Designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU or UC system. However, it may be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges. In addition to the General Education requirements below, students must complete additional requirements for the Associate Degree listed in the catalog. Transfer students are strongly advised to contact a Coastline counselor for guidance in preparing an educational plan. In addition, for the most current articulation information, visit www.assist.org.

Complete at least 37 units in the specific courses listed areas 1-6. These courses must be completed with a C or better. One course may not be used to satisfy more than one general education requirement; however, the same course may be used to satisfy both a general education requirement and a requirement for the major or Area of Emphasis. Students may also double-count courses for the Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement.

Certification of General Education for Transfer to CSU or UC

Upon student request, Coastline will verify the completion of lower-division general education requirements for transfer to the California State University (either the CSU general education breadth requirements or the IGETC) or the University of California (IGETC). Courses can only be certified if they were on the CSU or IGETC approved list at the time they were taken by the student. Students who transfer without certification will have to meet the general education requirements of the specific CSU or UC campus to which they are transferring. Meeting these requirements usually necessitates taking additional courses. Coastline will certify courses only once. Certification is not automatic and must be requested after the completion of the last term prior to transfer. This request should be made in the Admissions office when final transcripts are requested to be sent to the transfer university.

Partial Certification of IGETC

Students may request partial certification if they have completed all but two of the courses on the IGETC pattern. Students need Areas 1 and 2 completed to meet minimum transfer admission requirements. Therefore, partial certification that acknowledges a deficiency in Area 1 and/or 2 may also indicate a student does not meet minimum transfer requirements. Students have several options for completing the remaining courses. See a counselor for more information.

Certificate of Achievement in Intersegmental General Education Transfer

Upon completion of this General Education pattern, students receiving IGETC certification will also automatically receive a Certificate of Achievement in Intersegmental General Education Transfer (IGETC) and IGETC Certification of General Education.

Course Lists

Area 1 – English Communication

UC-Two courses, one from Group A and one from Group B.
CSU-Three courses, one from Group A, one from Group B and one from Group C.

Course Title Units
Group A: English Composition
ENGL C100Freshman Composition4
Group B: Critical Thinking
ENGL C102Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing3
Group C: Oral Communication
CMST C101Fundamentals of Human Communication3
CMST C110Public Speaking 13
Area 2 – Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning

One course. Minimum of 3 units.

Course Title Units
MATH C100Liberal Arts Mathematics3
MATH C115College Algebra 14
MATH C140Business Calculus 14
MATH C146Statistics Pathway 25
MATH C150Finite Mathematics With Applications4
MATH C160Introduction to Statistics4
MATH C170Precalculus 15
MATH C180Calculus 1 15
MATH C185Calculus 25
MATH C280Calculus 35
MATH C285Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations5
Area 3 – Arts and Humanities

Three courses, with at least one course from Group A and one course from Group B. Minimum of 9 units.

Course Title Units
Group A: Arts
ART C100Survey of Art: Prehistory through Late Gothic3
ART C101Survey of Art: Renaissance to Contemporary3
ART C102Contemporary Art History3
ART C103History of Asian Art3
ART C104The History of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art3
ART C105Introduction To Art3
ART C109The History and Appreciation of Italian Renaissance Art3
HUM C135History and Appreciation of the Cinema3
DANC C200Dance Appreciation3
MUS C100History and Appreciation of Music3
MUS C139History of Rock Music3
MUS C143History of Jazz3
THEA C100Introduction to Theater3
THEA C101Introduction to History and Literature of Theater3
Group B: Humanities
ARAB C185Elementary Arabic 25
BIOL C122Bioethics 13
CHIN C185Elementary Chinese 25
ENGL C140Appreciation of Literature3
ENGL C143Children's Literature3
ENGL C144The International Short Story3
ENGL C145American Literature: The Short Story3
ENGL C150American Literature through the Civil War3
ENGL C155American Literature 1865 to Present3
ENGL C181Shakespeare3
ENGL C270British Literature to 18003
ENGL C275British Literature since 18003
ENGL C296Gothic Victorian Literature3
ENGL C297American Gothic Literature3
FREN C185Elementary French 25
FREN C280Intermediate French 14
FREN C285Intermediate French 24
HIST C121History of American Women3
HIST C122Chicano History3
HIST C132History of Britain and Ireland 13
HIST C135History of Britain and Ireland 23
HIST C150History of California3
HIST C155The American West3
HIST C161World History 13
HIST C162World History 23
HIST C170United States History to 18763
HIST C175United States History since 18763
HIST C180Western Civilization 13
HIST C185Western Civilization 23
HUM C100Introduction to the Humanities3
HUM C110Humanities through the Arts3
ITAL C185Elementary Italian 25
JAPN C185Elementary Japanese 25
PHIL C100Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL C102History of Ancient Philosophy3
PHIL C113Environmental Ethics: Philosophical Approaches to Sustainability3
PHIL C120Ethics3
PHIL C122Bioethics 13
SIGN C185American Sign Language 24
SPAN C165Spanish for Spanish Speakers 25
SPAN C185Elementary Spanish 25
SPAN C280Intermediate Spanish 14
SPAN C285Intermediate Spanish 24
THEA C101Introduction to History and Literature of Theater3
VIET C185Elementary Vietnamese 25
VIET C280Intermediate Vietnamese 14
VIET C285Intermediate Vietnamese 24

Area 4 – Social and Behavioral Sciences

Three courses from at least two academic disciplines. Minimum of 9 units.

Course Title Units
ANTH C100Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH C120Introduction to Archaeology3
ANTH C150World Cultures3
BIOL C106Human Ecology3
ECOL C100Human Ecology3
ECON C110Economic Issues and Policy 13
ECON C170Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON C175Principles of Macroeconomics3
GEOG C100World Regional Geography3
GEOG C185Cultural Geography3
HIST C115Latin American History and Culture3
HIST C121History of American Women3
HIST C132History of Britain and Ireland 13
HIST C135History of Britain and Ireland 23
HIST C146History of Mexico3
HIST C150History of California3
HIST C180Western Civilization 13
HIST C185Western Civilization 23
MCOM C100Introduction to Mass Communications3
PSCI C101Survey of Current Issues3
PSCI C160Law and Democracy3
PSCI C180American Government3
PSCI C185Comparative Government and Politics3
PSYC C100Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC C116Child Growth and Development3
PSYC C118Life Span Developmental Psychology3
PSYC C165Principles of Human Sexuality 13
PSYC C170Psychology of Aging 13
PSYC C255Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC C260Social Psychology3
PSYC C280Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology4
SOC C100Introduction to Sociology3
SOC C110Introduction to Marriage and Family3
SOC C130Globalization and Social Change3
SOC C185Analysis of Social Problems3
SOC C233Racial and Ethnic Relations in America3
SOC C245Perspectives of Sex and Gender3
Area 5 – Physical and Biological Sciences

Two courses, with one from Group A and one from Group B. Minimum of 7 to 9 units. One of the courses must include a lab.

Course Title Units
Group A: Physical Science
ASTR C100Introduction to Astronomy3
ASTR C100LAstronomy Laboratory 1,21
ASTR C101Planetary Astronomy3
ASTR C102Stellar Astronomy3
ASTR C103Cosmology3
CHEM C110Introduction to Chemistry 1,25
CHEM C130Preparation for General Chemistry 1,24
CHEM C140Survey of Chemistry and Physics 1,24
CHEM C180General Chemistry A4
CHEM C180LGeneral Chemistry A Lab 21
CHEM C185General Chemistry B4
CHEM C185LGeneral Chemistry B Lab 21
CHEM C220Organic Chemistry A3
CHEM C220LOrganic Chemistry A Lab 22
CHEM C225Organic Chemistry B3
CHEM C225LOrganic Chemistry B Lab 22
GEOG C180Physical Geography3
GEOL C105General Geology3
GEOL C105LGeology Lab 21
GEOL C106Earth Sciences for Teachers4
GEOL C115California Geology3
GEOL C185Historical Geology 23
PHYS C110Conceptual Physics 13
PHYS C110LConceptual Physics Lab 21
PHYS C120Algebra Based Physics: Mechanics 24
PHYS C125Algebra Based Physics: Electricity and Magnetism 24
PHYS C140Survey of Chemistry and Physics4
PHYS C185Calculus Based Physics: Mechanics 24
PHYS C280Calculus Based Physics: Electricity and Magnetism 24
PHYS C285General Physics: Light and Modern Physics 24
Group B: Biological Sciences
ANTH C185Physical Anthropology3
BIOL C100Introduction to Biology3
BIOL C100CIntroduction to Biology Lecture/Lab 24
BIOL C100LIntroduction to Biology Lab 1,21
BIOL C180Cell and Molecular Biology 24
BIOL C185Diversity of Organisms 25
BIOL C210General Microbiology 25
BIOL C220Human Anatomy 1,25
BIOL C221Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 1,24
BIOL C225Human Physiology 1,24
BIOL C281Biochemistry4
BIOL C283Genetics4
MRSC C100Introduction to Marine Science3
MRSC C100LMarine Sciences Lab 21
Group C: Laboratory Science Requirement
At least one course from 5A or 5B must incorporate a laboratory component or take a corresponding lab course.
Area 6 – Languages Other Than English

(UC Requirement Only): This requirement may be fulfilled by one of the following methods. See a counselor for clarification.

  1. Complete two years of a high school foreign language with grades of C or better (high school transcripts must be on file at CCC)
    or
  2. Complete one course (or A/B sequence) from:
    (Coastline advanced courses [C185, C280, C285] in these languages will also validate this requirement)
    Course Title Units
    ARAB C180Elementary Arabic 15
    ARAB C180AElementary Arabic 1A2.5
    ARAB C180BElementary Arabic 1B2.5
    CHIN C180Elementary Chinese 15
    FREN C180Elementary French 15
    ITAL C180Elementary Italian 15
    JAPN C180Elementary Japanese 15
    SPAN C160Spanish for Spanish Speakers 15
    SPAN C165Spanish for Spanish Speakers 25
    SPAN C180Elementary Spanish 15
    SPAN C180AElementary Spanish 1A2.5
    SPAN C180BElementary Spanish 1B2.5
    VIET C180Elementary Vietnamese 15
    Coastline advanced courses in these languages will also validate this requirement.
    or
  3. Earn a satisfactory score on one of the following tests (results must be on file at CCC):
    1. SAT II Subject Test in a language other than English (Before 5/95—score: 500. After 5/95—Chinese: 520; French: 540; German: 510; Hebrew: 470; Italian: 520; Japanese: 510; Korean: 500; Latin: 530; Spanish: 520).
    2. College Board Advanced Placement Examination in a language other than English (score: 3 or better)
    3. International Baccalaureate Higher Level Examination in language other than English (score: 5 or better)
    4. An achievement test administered by a college or university (score: proficiency equivalent to at least two years of high school language).
    5. Language other than English “0” level exam with a grade of C or better or “A” level exam with a score of “S” or higher.
  4. Complete, with grades of C or better, two years of formal schooling at the sixth grade level or higher in an institution where the language of instruction is not English (documentation must be on file at CCC).
American Institution Requirements

(Not part of IGETC. May be completed prior to transfer.)

CSU has an American Institutions requirement that is separate from IGETC. Courses used to meet the CSU requirement can be double counted in Area 3 or 4. To meet the CSU requirement, students should take PSCI C180 American Government and one of the following courses: HIST C170 United States History to 1876 or HIST C175 United States History since 1876.

UC requires the completion of a college course or courses with a grade of C or better or a one-year course in high school in U.S. history or a half-year course in U.S. history and a half-year course in American government with grades of C or better (UCLA requires grades of “B”). UCSB requires the completion of a college course. If you are using college coursework to satisfy this requirement, check the appropriate UC catalog to determine which course(s) to take.