Academic Catalogs

2021-2022 IGETC (UC or CSU)

The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) is designed for students who intend to transfer to the University of California or the California State University system, or who are considering both systems for transfer. Students who complete this certificate will meet all lower-division general education requirements for UC for those campuses and majors who accept IGETC. It will also meet all lower-division general education requirements for the CSU in most all majors. Students may need to complete additional upper-division general education coursework after enrolling at the UC, and those who transfer to a CSU campus must complete a minimum of 9 additional upper-division general education units after transfer. The IGETC pattern may not be appropriate for some programs or high unit majors. Students should consult a GWC counselor to make sure this is their best option.

Courses on this list are approved for a specific academic year. A course can be used only if it is on the list when it is taken by the student, and courses appearing in more than one category can only apply the course to one area. Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of this list at the time of publication; however, additions or deletions sometimes occur during the year. Students are encouraged to see a counselor and check the ASSIST website (www.assist.org) regularly for the most current information about approved general education courses. ASSIST is the official repository of course articulation for California’s public colleges and universities.

See IGETC Certificate of Achievement information below.

AREA 1: English Communication

CSU: complete all three groups - 9 semester units (or 12-15 quarter units).
UC: complete Group A or B only - 6 semester units (or 8-10 quarter units).
Two 3 quarter unit sequential English courses can be used to satisfy Area 1A.

Course Title Units
1A - English Composition
ENGL G100Freshman Composition *4
ENGL G100SFreshman Composition with Support *6
1B - Critical Thinking - English Composition
ENGL G110Critical Thinking, Reading And Writing Through Literature4
PHIL G125Critical Reasoning and Writing3
PSYC G130Critical Thinking in Psychology3
1C - Oral Communication (CSU requirement only)
COMM G100Interpersonal Communication3
COMM G110Public Speaking3

AREA 2A: Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning

One course, 3-5 semester units (or 4-5 quarter units)
Two 3 quarter unit sequential mathematics courses can be used to satisfy this area.

Course Title Units
BIOL G260Biostatistics *3
CS G262Discrete Structures3
ECON G160Statistics for Business and Economics3
MATH G100Liberal Arts Mathematics3
MATH G115College Algebra *4
MATH G140Business Calculus *4
MATH G160Introduction To Statistics *4
MATH G170Precalculus *5
MATH G180Calculus 1 *5
MATH G185Calculus 25
MATH G235Applied Linear Algebra4
MATH G280Calculus 35
MATH G285Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations5
PSYC G140Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences4

AREA 3: Arts and Humanities

Three courses, with at least one from Group A and one from Group B for a total of 9 semester units (or 12-15 quarter units).

Course Title Units
3A - Arts
ART G100Introduction to Art3
ART G103History of Asian Art3
ART G104Modern and Contemporary Art History3
ART G105Art History and Appreciation 1 - Prehistoric to Renaissance3
ART G106Art History and Appreciation 2 - Renaissance to Present3
ART G127Art of the Ancient Americas3
ART G158History and Aesthetics of Photography3
DANC G101Viewing Dance3
MUS G101History & Appreciation Of Music3
MUS G103World Music3
MUS G108History & Appreciation Of The Musical Theater3
MUS G139History Of Rock Music3
MUS G143History of Jazz3
MUS G165History & Literature Of Music3
THEA G100Introduction to the Theater3
THEA G102History And Appreciation Of The Cinema3
THEA G108History and Appreciation of the Musical Theater3
THEA G111Theater History and Literature - Classical to 18003
THEA G112Theater History and Literature - 1800 to Modern3
3B - Humanities
COMM G180Introduction to Mass Communication3
COMM G255Intercultural Communication3
ENGL G112Appreciation Of Literature3
ENGL G114Great Myths And Legends3
ENGL G143Children's Literature3
ENGL G150American Literature through the Civil War (1865)3
ENGL G155American Literature 1865 To The Present3
ENGL G160Masterpieces of World Literature I (From Antiquity to the Mid-17th Century)3
ENGL G161Masterpieces of World Literature II (From the Mid-17th Century to the Present)3
ENGL G181Shakespeare3
ENGL G270British Literature to 18003
ENGL G275British Literature Since 18003
HIST G110Economic History Of The United States3
HIST G120Asian Civilizations3
HIST G121History of American Women3
HIST G140California History3
HIST G150History of Latin America3
HIST G161World History 13
HIST G162World History 23
HIST G170History Of The United States To 1876 #3
HIST G175History of the United States Since 1876 #3
HIST G180Western Civilization 13
HIST G185Western Civilization 23
PHIL G100Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL G102History of Ancient Philosophy3
PHIL G110Philosophy Of The East3
PHIL G111Philosophy of Religion - Western3
PHIL G120Ethics3
PHIL G150Political Philosophy3
or PSCI G150 Political Philosophy
PSCI G150Political Philosophy3
or PHIL G150 Political Philosophy
SIGN G185American Sign Language 24
SIGN G200Deaf Culture3
SPAN G165Spanish for Spanish Speakers 25
SPAN G185Elementary Spanish 25
SPAN G200Mexican Culture and Civilization3
SPAN G280Intermediate Spanish 14
SPAN G285Intermediate Spanish 24
THEA G102History And Appreciation Of The Cinema3
VIET G185Elementary Vietnamese 25
VIET G280Intermediate Vietnamese 14
VIET G285Intermediate Vietnamese 24

AREA 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Three courses, from at least two disciplines or an interdisciplinary sequence, for a total of 9 semester units (or 12-15 quarter units).

Course Title Units
ANTH G100Introduction To Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH G130Introduction To Archaeology3
ANTH G140Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion3
ANTH G150Native Peoples of North America3
ANTH G190Introduction to Linguistics3
ANTH G200Gender, Culture, and Society3
COMM G180Introduction to Mass Communication3
COMM G255Intercultural Communication3
COMM G265Gender Communication3
CJ G123Juvenile Law3
CJ G140Introduction To Criminal Justice3
ECON G110Economic Issues and Policy3
ECON G130Environmental Economics and Policy3
ECON G170Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON G175Principles of Macroeconomics3
GEOG G100World Regional Geography3
GEOG G185Human Geography3
HIST G110Economic History Of The United States3
HIST G121History of American Women3
HIST G140California History3
HIST G150History of Latin America3
HIST G170History Of The United States To 1876 #3
HIST G175History of the United States Since 1876 #3
HIST G180Western Civilization 13
HIST G185Western Civilization 23
PEAC G100Peace Studies Intro3
PEAC G110Nonviolence and Conflict Resolution3
PEAC G150Social Justice and Peacebuilding3
PEAC G230Leadership & Peacebuilding3
PHIL G150Political Philosophy3
or PSCI G150 Political Philosophy
PSCI G100Introduction To Political Science3
PSCI G101Survey Of Current Issues3
PSCI G105Introduction to Global Studies3
PSCI G110International Relations3
PSCI G130Law In American Society3
PSCI G150Political Philosophy3
or PHIL G150 Political Philosophy
PSCI G180American Government #3
PSCI G185Comparative Politics3
PSCI G205Global Issues3
PSYC G100Introduction To Psychology3
PSYC G110Psychology of Adjustment3
PSYC G116Child Growth and Development3
PSYC G118Life Span Developmental Psychology3
PSYC G165Principles of Human Sexuality 13
PSYC G250Psychobiology3
PSYC G255Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC G260Social Psychology3
PSYC G280Research Methods in Psychology4
SOC G100Introduction To Sociology3
SOC G110Introduction To Marriage And The Family3
SOC G111Introduction to Social Justice3
SOC G115Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3
SOC G133Racial And Ethnic Relations In America3
SOC G134Introduction To Chicano Studies3
SOC G140Introduction to Gender3
SOC G160Sociology of Criminology3
SOC G185Analysis of Social Problems3
SOC G200Introduction to Research Methods3

AREA 5: Physical and Biological Sciences

Two courses, with one from Group A and one from Group B, for a total of 7-9 semester units (or 9-12 quarter units).
One of the courses must include a laboratory designated with a (†).

Course Title Units
5A - Physical Science
ASTR G100Introduction to Astronomy3
ASTR G100LIntroduction to Astronomy Lab *†1
CHEM G110Introduction To Chemistry *†5
CHEM G130Preparation for General Chemistry *†4
CHEM G180General Chemistry A *†5
CHEM G185General Chemistry B 5
CHEM G220Organic Chemistry A 5
CHEM G225Organic Chemistry B 5
GEOG G130Introduction to Weather and Climate3
GEOG G180Physical Geography3
GEOG G180LPhysical Geography Laboratory *†1
GEOL G105General Geology *†3
GEOL G106Earth Science For Teachers 4
GEOL G110Physical Geology *†4
GEOL G120Historical Geology 4
PHSC G100Introductory Physical Science *4
PHYS G110Conceptual Physics *3
PHYS G111Conceptual Physics Lab *†1
PHYS G120Algebra Based Physics: Mechanics *†4
PHYS G125Algebra Based Physics: Electricity/Magnetism *†4
PHYS G185Calculus Based Physics: Mechanics *†4
PHYS G280Calculus Based Physics: Electricity/Magnetism *†4
PHYS G285Calculus Based Physics: Modern *4
5B - Biological Science
ANTH G185Physical Anthropology3
ANTH G185LPhysical Anthropology Lab 1
BIOL G100Introduction To Biology *†4
BIOL G101The Biology of Food and Cooking3
BIOL G104Marine Life3
BIOL G104LMarine Life Laboratory 1
BIOL G110Ecology And Field Biology 3
BIOL G120Health and Disease 3
BIOL G180Cell and Molecular Biology *†5
BIOL G182Zoology 4
BIOL G183Botany 4
BIOL G186Diversity of Organisms 5
BIOL G210General Microbiology 5
BIOL G220Human Anatomy *†4
BIOL G221Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology *†4
BIOL G225Human Physiology *†4
PSYC G250Psychobiology3
5C - Laboratory
At least one course from 5A or 5B must incorporate a laboratory component or take a corresponding lab course. † designates lab courses

AREA 6: Language Other Than English (UC requirement only)

This requirement can be met in one of the following ways:

  1. Complete two years of high school coursework in a language other than English with grades of "C minus" or better in each course (high school transcripts must be on file with Admissions & Records).
  2. Complete a language other than English course numbered G180 or higher with a grade of “C” or higher (or a “Credit/Pass” grade where passing is equivalent to 2.00 or higher), including SIGN courses. Exception: Spanish G160 (G110) or G165 (G112) also meet this requirement. Spanish G200 or G290 do not meet this requirement. (One semester of college work in a language other than English is equivalent to two years of high school work)
  3. Earn a satisfactory score on one of the following tests (results must be on file with Admissions & Records);
    1. SAT II Subject Test in a language other than English (Before 5/95 – score: All 500. After 5/95 – Chinese: 520, French: 540, German: 510, Hebrew: 470, Italian: 520, Japanese: 510, Korean: 500, Latin: 530, Spanish: 520).
    2. Advanced Placement (AP) examination in a language other than English (score: 3 or higher).
    3. International Baccalaureate Higher Level (IBHL) examination in a language other than English (score: 5 or higher).
    4. An achievement test administered by a college or university (score: proficiency equivalent to at least two years of high school language).
    5. If an achievement test is not available, a faculty member at GWC or associated with a United States regionally accredited institution of higher education can verify a student’s competency.
    6. (International) General Certificate of Secondary Education (I)GCSE/General Certificate of Education (GCE) “O” level exams in languages other than English with a grade of “A”, “B”, or “C”.
    7. General Certificate of Education (GCE) “A” Level exams in languages other than English with a grade of “A”, “B” or “C”.
  4. Complete with grades of “C” (2.0) 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 with Admissions & Records).

See IGETC Standards 2.1 for additional information. 

IGETC, Certificate of Achievement

To receive a Certificate of Achievement in IGETC:

  1. A minimum of 12 residency units must be completed at GWC.
  2. A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses.  Grades of “credit/pass” can be used if equivalent to a “C”.
  3. Students need to file a petition for the Certificate of Achievement in Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) with the Admissions and Records Office. Students who are awarded this Certificate of Achievement must also request IGETC Certification at the Admissions and Records Office when sending their final transcript to the four-year school.

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