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Associate in Science General Education 2020-2021: Option 1 (Orange Coast College General Education)

Orange Coast College grants the degree of Associate in Science. Below are general education requirements for the AS degree.

For additional information regarding earning an Associate in Science Degree, please see the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog. Only one Associate in Science degree will be awarded to a student by OCC.

Complete a minimum of 18 units distributed among the following. One course may not be used to meet two separate requirements.

Course Title Units
Area A: English Communication
Students will be able to read, write, listen, and speak competently while demonstrating critical/analytical thinking skills. Six semester units (or eight quarter units) to include one course from A1 and one course from A2.
A1 English Composition
ENGL A100Freshman Composition 13
ESL A100ESL College Composition 13
A2 Communication and Analytical Thinking
BUS A139Business Communication3
CMST A100Interpersonal Communication3
CMST A110Public Speaking3
CMST A220Essentials of Argumentation3
CMST A240Media Literacy3
ENGL A101Critical Reasoning: Fiction4
or ENGL A101H Critical Reasoning: Fiction Honors
ENGL A102Critical Reasoning: Nonfiction3
or ENGL A102H Critical Reasoning: Nonfiction Honors
ENGL A109Critical Reasoning and Writing for Science and Technology3
MATH A100Liberal Arts Mathematics3
MATH A103Statistics for Elementary Teachers3
MATH A104Mathematics for Elementary Teachers3
MATH A115College Algebra4
MATH A120Trigonometry3
MATH A140Business Calculus4
MATH A155Finite Mathematics with Applications4
MATH A160Introduction to Statistics4
MATH A170Precalculus4
MATH A180Calculus 14
or MATH A180H Calculus 1 Honors
MATH A182HCalculus 1 and 2 Honors5
MATH A185Calculus 24
or MATH A185H Calculus 2 Honors
MATH A230Introduction to Discrete Mathematics5
MATH A235Applied Linear Algebra3
MATH A280Calculus 34
or MATH A280H Calculus 3 Honors
MATH A285Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations4
or MATH A285H Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations Honors
MATH A290HIntroduction to Tensors and Calculus on Manifolds Honors5
PHIL A150Logic and Critical Thinking3
PHIL A155Introduction to Logic3
PHIL/MATH A220Introduction to Symbolic Logic3
PSYC A160Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences4
PSYC A270Psychology of Learning3
Area B: Physical and Biological Sciences
Students will apply critical thinking skills concerning the causes and effects of natural phenomena and will become familiar with the rational approach that researchers use to analyze data and formulate logical conclusions. Three semester units (or four quarter units).
ANTH A185Physical Anthropology3
or ANTH A185H Introduction to Physical Anthropology Honors
ASTR A100Introduction to Astronomy3
or ASTR A100H Introduction to Astronomy Honors
ASTR A101Planetary Astronomy3
ASTR A102Stellar Astronomy3
ASTR A103Cosmology3
ASTR A200Introduction to Astrophysics4
BIOL A100Introduction to Biology4
or BIOL A100H Principles of Biology Honors
BIOL A101The Biology of Cooking4
BIOL A115Introduction to the Biology of Animals3
BIOL A125Human Biology3
BIOL A180Introduction to Biology for Majors 1: Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIOL A182Zoology3
or BIOL A182H Zoology Honors
BIOL A183Botany3
BIOL A185Introduction to Biology for Majors 2: Ecology, Evolution, Diversity, and Physiology5
BIOL A210General Microbiology5
BIOL A220Human Anatomy5
BIOL A221Anatomy-Physiology4
BIOL A225Human Physiology5
BIOL A283Genetics4
CHEM A100Principles of Chemistry3
CHEM A110Introduction to Chemistry5
CHEM A130Preparation for General Chemistry4
CHEM A180General Chemistry A5
CHEM A185General Chemistry B5
CHEM A220Organic Chemistry A3
CHEM A225Organic Chemistry B3
ESEC A100Introduction to Environmental Science3
or ESEC A100H Introduction to Environmental Science Honors
ENGR A110Introduction to Engineering and Design3
FN A195Food Science4
GEOG A130Introduction to Weather & Climate3
GEOG A180Physical Geography3
or GEOG A180H Physical Geography Honors
GEOL A105General Geology3
or GEOL A105H General Geology Honors
GEOL A106Earth Science for Teachers4
GEOL A160Environmental Geology4
GEOL A110Physical Geology4
GEOL A185Evolution of the Earth3
or GEOL A185H Evolution of the Earth Honors
HORT A100Horticulture Science3
MRSC A100Oceanography3
or MRSC A100H Oceanography Honors
MRSC A180Marine Biology3
MRSC A185Coastal Oceanography3
MRSC A187Marine Mammals3
PHYS A110Conceptual Physics3
PHYS A120Algebra Based Physics: Mechanics4
PHYS A130University Physics 1 (non-majors)4
PHYS A185Calculus Based Physics: Mechanics4
or PHYS A185H Calculus-Based Physics: Mechanics Honors
PHYS A280Calculus Based Physics: Electricty/Magnetism4
PHYS A285Calculus Based Physics: Modern4
PSYC A250Psychobiology3
Area C: Arts and Humanities
Students will develop skill sets associated with the arts and humanities by analyzing aesthetic qualities, evaluating and developing rational arguments, identifying cultural and historical influences, and engaging in artistic expression. Six semester units (or eight quarter units) to include at least one course from C1 and one course from C2.
C1 Arts
ARCH A290History of Architecture 13
or ARCH A290H History of Architecture 1 Honors
ARCH A296History of Architecture 23
or ARCH A296H History of Architecture 2 Honors
ART A100History and Appreciation of Western Art: Prehistory Through Gothic3
or ART A100H Honors History and Appreciation of Western Art: Prehistory Through Gothic
ART A101History and Appreciation of Western Art: Proto-Renaissance through Post Impressionism3
or ART A101H Honors History and Appreciation of Western Art: Proto-Renaissance through Post Impressionism
ART A102Survey of Modern and Contemporary Art History3
ART A103Survey of Asian Art3
ART A107Introduction To Art3
ART A108Women in Art3
ART A109Ancient Greek Art and Architecture3
or ART A109H Ancient Greek Art and Architecture Honors
ART A110Color and Design: Two-Dimensional3
ART A114Art of the Ancient Americas3
ART A115Art of Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous North America3
ART A120Beginning Drawing3
or ART A120H Beginning Drawing Honors
ART A125Perspective Drawing3
ART A141Sculpture 13
ART A142Life Sculpture 13
ART A145Exhibition Design3
ART A147Jewelry 13
ART A150Ceramics 13
ART A263Watercolor 13
ART A269Cartooning 13
DANC A101Modern Dance 10.5-2
DANC A102Modern 20.5-2
DANC A106Strength and Stretch1-2
DANC A107Conditioning for Dance0.5-2
DANC A108Pilates Mat Work1-2
DANC A110Ballet 10.5-2
DANC A115Yoga For Dancers0.5-2
DANC A116Latin Dance Styles I0.5-2
DANC A117American Social Dance Styles0.5-2
DANC A118Dance Workout for the Maturing Body1-2
DANC A120Jazz Dance 10.5-2
DANC A125Tap 10.5-2
DANC A130Mid-Eastern Dance 10.5-2
DANC A133Intro To World Dance0.5-2
DANC A135Flamenco Dance 10.5-2
DANC A137Classical Danc of India0.5-2
DANC A138African Dance and Drumming I0.5-2
DANC A139Gyrokinesis0.5-2
DANC A142Folk Dance0.5-2
DANC A143Jazz Dance III2
DANC A144Ballet III2
DANC A145Modern Dance III2
DANC A146Tap III1
DANC A147Flamenco Dance 20.5-2
DANC A148Mid-Eastern Dance 20.5-2
DANC A149Hip-Hop Dance I0.5-2
DANC A150Dance Improvisation I1
DANC A152Pilates Apparatus & Mat Work Level 11-2
DANC A160Dance Composition/Choreography I3
DANC A170Music for Dancers2
DANC A200Appreciation Of Dance3
DANC A211Repertoire I1-4
DANC A230World Dance and Culture3
DMAD A151History of Graphic Design3
DMAD A181Introduction to Computer Graphics3
FASH A175Applied Color and Design Theory3
FILM A100History and Appreciation of the Cinema3
FILM A107History of Video Games3
FILM A109Science Fiction Film3
or FILM A109H Science Fiction Film Honors
FILM A110Video Workshop3
FILM A150Introduction to Radio, TV and Film3
HUM A100Introduction to the Humanities3
ID A180History of Interior Architecture and Furnishings 13
ID A190History of Interior Architecture and Furnishings 23
MUS A100History and Appreciation of Western Classical Music3
MUS A105Music from Bach Up to Rock3
MUS A115Fundamentals of Music3
MUS A116Basic Guitar2
MUS A140Beginning Instruments2
MUS A139History of Rock Music3
MUS A143History of Jazz3
MUS A180Theory 13
PHOT A101Photography and Society3
PHOT A120Introduction to Photography3
or PHOT A120H Introduction to Photography Honors
PHOT A123Introduction to Digital Photography3
PHOT A130History and Aesthetics of Still Photography3
THEA A100Introduction to Theatre3
THEA A101Introduction to History and Literature of the Theatre3
THEA A105Drama And Acting3
THEA A106Acting Fundamentals3
THEA A110Theatre Laboratory Level 12
THEA A170Stage Crew Activity1
C2 Humanities
ANTH A190Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology3
CMST A110Public Speaking3
CMST A120Reader's Theater and Oral Interpretation3
CMST A150Forensics Workshop1-4
CMST A155Intercultural Communications3
CMST A180Introduction to Mass Communications3
ENGL A101Critical Reasoning: Fiction4
or ENGL A101H Critical Reasoning: Fiction Honors
ENGL A102Critical Reasoning: Nonfiction3
or ENGL A102H Critical Reasoning: Nonfiction Honors
ENGL A119Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENGL A141The Bible As Literature3
or ENGL A141H The Bible As Literature Honors
ENGL A143Children's Literature3
or ENGL A143H Children's Literature Honors
ENGL A147Introduction to Science Fiction3
or ENGL A147H Introduction to Science Fiction Honors
ENGL A148Film As Literature3
or ENGL A148H Film As Literature Honors
ENGL A150American Literature Before the 20th Century3
or ENGL A150H American Literature Before the 20th Century Honors
ENGL A151American Literature in the 20th Century3
or ENGL A151H American Literature in the 20th Century Honors
ENGL A152Race, Culture, and Identity in Literature3
or ENGL A152H Race, Culture, and Identify in Literature Honors
ENGL A156California Literature3
or ENGL A156H California Literature Honors
ENGL A160World Literature Through Renaissance3
or ENGL A160H World Literature Through Renaissance Honors
ENGL A161World Literature Since Renaissance3
or ENGL A161H World Literature Since Renaissance Honors
ENGL A168Popular Fiction3
ENGL A170Contemporary Literature3
or ENGL A170H Contemporary Literature Honors
ENGL A172Unique Topics in Literature3
ENGL A173Women Writers3
or ENGL A173H Women Writers Honors
ENGL A176World Mythology3
or ENGL A176H World Mythology Honors
ENGL A179Introduction to Gender Issues in Literature and Film3
ENGL A181Shakespeare3
or ENGL A181H Shakespeare Honors
ENGL A187Introduction to Literary Theory3
or ENGL A187H Introduction to Literary Theory Honors
ENGL A270British Literature To 18003
or ENGL A270H British Literature To 1800 Honors
ENGL A275British Literature After 18003
or ENGL A275H British Literature After 1800 Honors
ETHS A100Contemporary Ethnic America3
ETHS A150Ethnic Groups in the U.S.: Their Histories3
Foreign Language - Any course numbered A160 - A285H
GNDR A187Women in History3
HIST A101Afro-American History3
HIST A141History of the Americas 13
HIST A142History of the Americas 23
HIST A145History of Mexico3
HIST A150Ethnic Groups of the United States: Their Histories3
HIST A151History of the Middle East to 15003
HIST A152History of the Middle East Since 15003
HIST A161World History 13
or HIST A161H World History 1 Honors
HIST A162World History 23
or HIST A162H World History 2 Honors
HIST A170History of the United States to 18763
or HIST A170H History of the United States to 1876 Honors
HIST A175History of the United States Since 18763
or HIST A175H History of the United States Since 1876 Honors
HIST A176Women In U.S. History3
HIST A180Western Civilization 13
or HIST A180H Western Civilization 1 Honors
HIST A185History of Western Civilization3
or HIST A185H History of Western Civilization Honors
HIST A187Women in History3
HIST A195History of England and Greater Britain3
HUM A100Introduction to the Humanities3
MATH A220Introduction to Symbolic Logic3
PHIL A100Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL A115Philosophy of Religion3
PHIL A118Aesthetics/Philosophy of Art3
PHIL A120Ethics3
PHIL A125History of Ancient Philosophy3
PHIL A165The Theory of Knowledge3
PHIL A185Contemporary Philosophy3
PHIL A220Introduction to Symbolic Logic3
PSYC A105Psychology of Women3
PSYC A255Abnormal Psychology3
RLST A100Introduction to Religious Studies3
RLST A110World Religion3
RLST A115Philosophy of Religion3
RLST A130Life and Times of Jesus3
RLST A140History of Judaism3
RLST A150Eastern Thought3
RLST A180The Bible as Literature3
Area D: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Students will use the theoretical and methodological principles of the social and behavioral sciences to explain and evaluate institutions, groups, and individuals across social, economic, and global contexts of historical periods. Three semester units (or four quarter units).
ANTH A100Cultural Anthropology3
or ANTH A100H Cultural Anthropology Honors
ANTH A102Native American3
ANTH A105Anthropolgy of Nonverbal Behavior3
ANTH A187Introduction to Primate Studies3
ANTH A190Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology3
ANTH A280Introduction to Archaeology3
ANTH A285World Ethnology3
CMST A155Intercultural Communications3
CMST A165Men, Women, and Communication3
COUN A107Chicana/o & Latina/o Experience in Higher Education3
or COUN A107H Chicana/o and Latina/o Experience and Success in Higher Education Honors
EC A126Teaching in a Diverse Society3
ECON A100Economics: General Concepts3
ECON A110Consumer Economics3
ECON A170Microeconomics3
or ECON A170H Microeconomics Honors
ECON A175Macroeconomics3
or ECON A175H Macroeconomics Honors
ETHS A100Contemporary Ethnic America3
ETHS A150Ethnic Groups in the U.S.: Their Histories3
ETHS A190The Ethnic Family 23
GNDR A100Introduction to Gender Studies3
GNDR A130Women, Politics, and Inequality3
GNDR A165Men, Women, and Communication3
GNDR A187Women in History3
GEOG A100World Regional Geography3
or GEOG A100H World Regional Geography Honors
GEOG A150California Geography3
GEOG A185Cultural Geography3
GLST A101Introduction to Global Studies3
GLST A102Introduction to Global Issues3
HLED A122Drugs, Health and Society3
HIST A101Afro-American History3
HIST A141History of the Americas 13
HIST A142History of the Americas 23
HIST A145History of Mexico3
HIST A150Ethnic Groups of the United States: Their Histories3
HIST A151History of the Middle East to 15003
HIST A152History of the Middle East Since 15003
HIST A161World History 13
or HIST A161H World History 1 Honors
HIST A162World History 23
or HIST A162H World History 2 Honors
HIST A170History of the United States to 18763
or HIST A170H History of the United States to 1876 Honors
HIST A175History of the United States Since 18763
or HIST A175H History of the United States Since 1876 Honors
HIST A176Women In U.S. History3
HIST A180Western Civilization 13
or HIST A180H Western Civilization 1 Honors
HIST A185History of Western Civilization3
or HIST A185H History of Western Civilization Honors
HIST A187Women in History3
HIST A195History of England and Greater Britain3
HIST A198The World at War3
HMDV A180Child Growth and Development3
HMDV A190Family, School, and Community Partnerships3
PSCI A101Survey of Current Issues3
PSCI A110International Relations3
PSCI A180American Government3
PSCI A180HAmerican Government Honors3
PSCI A185Comparative Politics3
PSCI A188Introduction to Political Theory3
PSCI A190Introduction to American Legal System3
PSCI A200Introduction to Political Science3
PSYC A100Introduction to Psychology3
or PSYC A100H Introduction to Psychology Honors
PSYC A105Psychology of Women3
PSYC A130Life Span Developmental Psychology3
PSYC A165Principles of Human Sexuality 13
PSYC A185Principles of Psychology3
PSYC A190Cross-Cultural Psychology Honors3
or PSYC A190H Cross-Cultural Psychology Honors
PSYC A220Psychology of Personality3
PSYC A260Social Psychology3
PSYC A270Psychology of Learning3
PUBH A200Introduction to Public Health3
PUBH A202Drugs, Health, and Society3
SOC A100Introduction to Sociology3
or SOC A100H Introduction to Sociology Honors
SOC A110Introduction to Dating, Relationships, and Marriage3
SOC A150Introduction to Race and Ethnicity3
SOC A185Analysis of Social Problems3
or SOC A185H Analysis of Social Problems Honors
SOC A200Introduction to Research Methods3