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Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum 2022-2023

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The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) is a general education program which allows California Community College students to fulfill lower-division general education (GE) requirements for either the CSU or UC system without the need, after transfer, to take additional lower-division GE requirements. SIXTY (60) UC TRANSFERABLE UNITS of Major and GE courses with a grade of “C” (or P) are required for transfer. Transfer students should: (1) meet with a counselor to create an EDUCATIONAL PLAN that will assist in identifying appropriate major and GE requirements; (2) request an IGETC CERTIFICATION (when final transcripts are requested) to be sent to the transfer institution; and (3) with a counselor’s assistance, determine eligibility for an Associate’s Degree and/or an Associate’s Degree for Transfer. FULL CERTIFICATION (completion of all areas), PARTIAL CERTIFICATION (completion of all but 2 courses), and IGETC FOR STEM CERTIFICATION (for BIO AS-T only) are available. All courses are 3 units unless otherwise noted. Completion of the pattern also satisfies requirements for Certificate of Achievement in Transfer Studies.

**Note: Courses indicated by (**) may be used to meet one area requirement only.

Area 1: English Communication

Requirement: 2-3 courses, 6-9 semester/12-15 quarter units

UC Transfers–Complete one course from both Group A and B. CSU Transfers & AA-T/AS-Ts–Complete one course from Group A, B and C.

Group A: English Composition

Course Number Course Title
ENGL 001A English Composition

Group B: Critical Thinking

Course Number Course Title
ENGL 001B Critical Thinking through Literature
ENGL 001C Critical Thinking & Writing
ENGL 001CH Honors Critical Thinking & Writing
PHIL 003 Introduction to Ethics
PHIL 017 Logic & Critical Reasoning

Group C: Oral Communication

CSU Transfer Requirement Only 

Course Number Course Title
COMM 001 Public Speaking
COMM 001H Honors Public Speaking
COMM 010 Introduction to Persuasion
COMM 010H Honors Introduction to Persuasion
COMM 020 Argumentation & Debate

Area 2: Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning

Requirement: 1 course

Area 2 Courses

Course Number Course Title
MATH 000G Mathematics for the Liberal Arts Student
MATH 001 Pre-Calculus Algebra (4)*
MATH 002 Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry (6)*
MATH 003A Calculus and Analytical Geometry (5)*
MATH 003AH Honors Calculus and Analytical Geometry (5)*
MATH 003B Calculus and Analytical Geometry (5)*
MATH 003BH Honors Calculus and Analytical Geometry (5)*
MATH 004A Intermediate Calculus (5)*
MATH 004B Differential Equations (4)*
MATH 004C Linear Algebra (4)*
MATH 010 Elementary Statistics (4)*
MATH 010H Honors Elementary Statistics (4)*
MATH 012 Applied Calculus (4)*
MATH 019 Discrete Mathematics (4)*

*UC Transfer Credit is limited for most MATH courses. See credit course listing in assist.org for details.


Area 3: Arts and Humanities

Requirement: 3 courses, 9 semester/12-15 quarter units

One course must be selected from the Arts; another course from the Humanities; and a third course from either area.

Biology AS-T majors can defer the third course until after transfer.

Group 3A: Arts Courses

Course Number Course Title
ARCH 046 History of Architecture
ARCH 047 History of Modern Architecture
ARCH 072 History of Landscape Architecture
ARTS 001A Survey of Western Art I
ARTS 001AH Honors Survey of Western Art I
ARTS 001B Survey of Western Art II
ARTS 001BH Honors Survey of Western Art II
ARTS 001D Survey of Modern Art
ARTS 001DH Honors Art of the 20th Century
ARTS 001E Design in Society
ARTS 001G History of Photography
ARTS 001J Survey of Non-Western Art: Africa, Oceania, & Indigenous North America
ARTS 004 Art Appreciation
ARTS 007 The Art of Asia
ARTS 010 American Art: A Multi-Cultural Approach
ARTS 012A Art of Pre-Hispanic Mexico
ARTS 012B Art of Colonial & Modern Mexico
ARTS 013 African-American Art History
ARTS 014 Women in Art History
DANC 061 Dance in America: A Cultural Perspective
DANC 061H Honors Dance in America: A Cultural Perspective
MUSC 001 Music History: Medieval, Renaissance, & Baroque Periods
MUSC 002 Music History: Classical, Romantic & Contemporary Periods
MUSC 003A Music Theory Level 1
MUSC 003B Music Theory Level 2
MUSC 004A Music Theory Level 3
MUSC 004B Music Theory Level 4
MUSC 005 Fundamentals of Music
MUSC 007 Film Music Appreciation
MUSC 009 Jazz Music History
MUSC 010 Music Appreciation
MUSC 054 History of Rock and Roll Music
MUSC 055 World Music
THEA 010 Introduction to Theater
THEA 010H Honors Introduction to Theater
THEA 011A Script Analysis: Classical
THEA 011B Script Analysis: Modern Realism
THEA 011C Script Analysis: Contemporary / Absurdist
THEA 012 Survey of Musical Theater
THEA 013 Multicultural Theater
THEA 014A Survey of Film: Horror & Science Fiction
THEA 014B Survey of Film: Westerns and Musicals
THEA 014C Survey of Film: Gangster & Detective Films
THEA 014D Survey of Film: Superhero Cinema
THEA 014E Survey of Film: The Star Wars Trilogies
THEA 015 Introduction to Film Studies
THEA 016 American Cinema
WGQS 002 Women in the Arts: Multicultural Perspectives
WGQS 004A Women in World Cultures**

Courses indicated by (**) may be used to meet one area requirement only.

Group 3B: Humanities Courses

Course Number Course Title
ASLA 60B American Sign Language II (5)
ENGL 005A Survey of English Literature
ENGL 005B Survey of English Literature 2
ENGL 006A World Literature
ENGL 006AH Honors World Literature
ENGL 006B World Literature 2
ENGL 006BH Honors World Literature 2
ENGL 007A American Literature 1
ENGL 007B American Literature 2
ENGL 010 Children’s Literature
ENGL 012 African American Literature (Same as ETHN 012)
ENGL 012H Honors African American Literature  (Same as ETHN 012H)
ENGL 013 U.S. Latino Literature  (Same as ETHN 013)
ENGL 013H Honors U.S. Latino Literature  (Same as ETHN 013H)
ENGL 018 Asian American Literature  (Same as ETHN 018)
ENGL 018H Honors Asian American Literature
ENGL 041 Literature & Film
ENGL 041H Honors Literature & Film
ENGL 043 Classical Mythology
ENGL 043H Honors Classical Mythology
ENGL 044 Bible as Literature
ENGL 046 Contemporary American Multi-Cultural Literature
ENGL 046H Honors Contemporary American Multi-Cultural Literature
ENGL 047 Introduction to Poetry
ENGL 047H Honors Introduction to Poetry
ENGL 048 Introduction to Shakespeare
ENGL 048H Honors Introduction to Shakespeare
ENGL 049 Modern Fiction
ENGL 049H Honors Modern Fiction
ETHN 001 Introduction to Ethnic and Social Justice Studies (Same as SJST 001)**
ETHN 012 African American Literature (Same as ENGL 012)
ETHN 012H Honors African American Literature (Same as ENGL 012H)
ETHN 013 U.S. Latino Literature  (Same as ENGL 013)
ETHN 013H Honors U.S. Latino Literature  (Same as ENGL 013H)
ETHN 018 Asian American Literature (Same as ENGL 018)
FRNC 001B Beginning French (5)
FRNC 002A Intermediate French (5)
FRNC 002B Intermediate French (5)
FRNC 003A Advanced French Oral & Written Composition (5)
FRNC 003B Advanced French Oral & Written Composition (5)
GERM 001B Beginning German (5)
GERM 002A Intermediate German (5)
GERM 002B Intermediate German (5)
HIST 004A Western Civilizations I: Prehistory to 1500 CE**
HIST 004B Western Civilizations II: 1500 CE to Present**
HIST 005A World History I: Prehistory to 1500**
HIST 005B World History from 1500**
HIST 012 African American History**
HIST 014 History of the Native North Americans**
HIST 016 Mexican-American History**
HIST 017A United States History**
HIST 017B United States History**
HIST 017BH Honors United States History**
HIST 020 History & Geography of California**
HUMN 001A Human Values in & from the Arts – the Ancient World to the Early Renaissance
HUMN 001B Human Values in and from the Arts – the Renaissance to the Modern Age
ITAL 001B Beginning Italian (5)
ITAL 002B Intermediate Italian (5)
JPNS 001B Beginning Japanese (5)
PHIL 001 Beginning Japanese (5)
PHIL 004 Comparative Religions
PHIL 005 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
PHIL 021 World Philosophers on Death and the Good Life
PHIL 022 Philosophy of Religion
SJST 001 Introduction to Ethnic and Social Justice Studies (Same as ETHN 001)**
SPAN 001B Beginning Spanish (5)
SPAN 002A Intermediate Spanish (5)
SPAN 002B Intermediate Spanish (5)
SPAN 003A Advanced Spanish Oral & Written Composition (5)
SPAN 003B Advanced Spanish Oral & Written Composition (5)
THEA 013 Multicultural Theater
WGQS 002 Women in the Arts: Mutlicultural Perspectives
WGQS 004A Women in World Cultures**

Additional Group 3A or 3B Course

Choose additional course from 3A or 3B (may be deferred for BIOL AS-T majors)


Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Requirement: 3 courses, 9 semester/12-15 quarter units

Complete at least three courses from at least two disciplines. Biology AS-T majors can defer 1 course until after transfer.

Area 4 Courses

Course Number Course Title
ANTH 002 Introduction to Archeology
ANTH 003 Introduction to Cultureal Anthropology
ANTH 003H Honors Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 004 Introduction to Liguistic Anthropology
ANTH 055 Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion
CHST 002  Child Growth and Development
CHST 005 Diversity – Childhood and Culture 
CHST 063 Child, Family and Community
COMM 012 Intercultural Communication
COUN 050 Cross - Cultural Perspectives 
ECON 001A Principles of Macroeconomics (4)
ECON 001AH Honors Principles of Macroeconomics 
ECON 001B  Principles of Microeconomics (4)
ECON 001BH  Honors Principles of Microeconomics 
ENTH 001 Introduction to Ethnic and Social Justice Studies (Same as SJST 001)**
GEOG 002 Introduction to Cultural Geography
GEOG 006 World Regional Geography
HSCI 008 Contemporary Health
HSCI 010 Human Sexuality
HSCI 014 Concepts of Public Health and Society
HIST 004A Western Civilizations I: Prehistory to 1500 CE**
HIST 004B Western Civilizations II: 1500 CE to Present**
HIST 005A World History I: Prehistory to 1500**
HIST 005B World History from 1500**
HIST 012 African American History**
HIST 014 History of the Native North Americans**
HIST 016 Mexican-American History**
HIST 017A United States History**
HIST 017B Unitied States History**
HIST 017BH Honors United States History**
HIST 020 History and Geography of California**
POLI 001 American Government
POLI 001H Honors American Government
POLI 002 Comparative Governments
POLI 003 Introduction to Political Science
POLI 003H Honors Introduction to Political Science
POLI 004 International Relations
PSYC 001 General Psychology
PSYC 001H Honors General Psychology
PSYC 009 Psychology of Women: A Multicultural Perspective
PSYC 012  Human Growth and Development
PSYC 017  Introduction to Social Psychology 
PSYC 025 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
SJST 001 Introduction to Ethnic and Social Justice Studies (Same as ENTH 001)**
SOCI 001 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 002 Social Problems
SOCI 002H Honors Social Problems**
SOCI 003 Social Psychology: Sociological Perspective
SOCI 012 Introduction to Research Methods
SOCI 020 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
SOCI 028 Sociology of Gender
SOCI 040 Marriage and Family Sociology
SOCI 045 Sociology of Human Sexuality**
WGQS 001 Introduction to Women’s Studies
WGSQ 002 Women in the Arts: Multicultural Perspectives**
WGQS 003 Introduction to Gender and Queer Studies**
WGQS 004A Women in World Cultures**

Area 5: Physical and Biological Sciences

Requirement: 2 courses, 7-9 semester/9-12 quarter units

Complete one course from the Biological Sciences and one from the Physical Sciences. One of the two courses must have a lab. Labs are indicated with an "X" in Lab column. 

* UC Transfer credit is limited for SCIENCE courses. See limitation information for the specific department on credit course listing in assist.org.

Group 5A: Physical Sciences

Course Number Course Title Lab
ASTR 010 Solar System Astronomy  
ASTR 011 Stellar Astronomy  
ASTR 014 Life in the Universe  
ASTR 020 Family of the Sun (4) X
ASTR 020H Honors Family of the Sun (4) X
ASTR 021 Lifestyles of the Stars (4) X
ASTR 021H Honors Lifestyles of the Stars (4) X
ASTR 022 From Big Bang to Black Holes  
CHEM 001A, 001B General Chemistry (5/ea)* X
CHEM 002 Introductory Chemistry (4) X
CHEM 012A, 012B Organic Chemistry (5/ea)* X
CHEM 030A, 030B Fundamentals of Chemistry (4/ea) X
GEOG 001 Intro Physical Geography  
GEOL 001A Physical Geology (4) X
GEOL 001B Historical Geology (4) X
GEOL 012 Earth Science with Lab (4) X
GEOL 015 Geology of California  
OCEA 010 Introduction to Oceanography (4) X
PHYS 001 Introduction to Physics Problem Solving  
PHYS 002A General Physics – Mechanics (5)* X
PHYS 002B General Physics – Electricity & Magnetism (5)* X
PHYS 004A Engineering Physics – Mechanics (5)* X
PHYS 004B Engineering Physics – Electricity & Magnetism (5)* X
PHYS 004C Engineering Physics – Light, Heat, and Waves (5)* X
PHYS 004D Advanced Topics in Modern Physics  
PHYS 010 Conceptual Introduction to Physics (4) X
PSCI 010 Physical Science Survey  
PSCI 020 Weather and Climate  

Group 5B: Life Sciences

Course Number Course Title Lab
ANTH 001 Introduction to Physical Anthropology  
BIOL 002 Environmental Biology  
BIOL 010 + 010L Introduction to Biology + Laboratory (4) X
BIOL 011 Human Biology (4) X
BIOL 012 Introduction to Ecology and Wildlife (4) X
BIOL 013 Natural History of California X
BIOL 014 California Plants and Animals (4) X
BIOL 018 Marine Biology (4) X
BIOL 022 Genetics (4) X
BIOL 023 Introduction to Infectious Diseases  
BIOL 024 Bio in the News  
BIOL 035 Biology of Birds (4) X
BIOL 036 Animal Behavior  
BIOL 037 Evolution – Life on Earth  
BIOL 038 Biodiversity and Extinction: Hotspots, Crisis and Conservation  
BIOL 040 Organismal Biology (4) X
BIOL 041 Principles of Animal Biology (5)* X
BIOL 042 Principles of Plant Biology (5)* X
BIOL 043 Principles of Cell Biology (5) * X
BIOL 045 Microbiology (5)* X
BIOL 047 Human Anatomy (5)* X
BIOL 048 Human Physiology (5)* X
BIOL 055 Biology of Sex  
BIOL 056 Ecology of the Sierra Nevada X
BIOL 058 Field Ecology X
BIOL 059 Climate Change  
PSYC 002 Experimental Psychophysiology (4) X
PSYC 002H Honors Experimental Psychophysiology (4) X
PSYC 007 Physiological Psychology  

Group 5C: Laboratory Requirement

BIOL 002L, 050 or one of the selected science courses from above must be a laboratory course.

* UC Transfer credit is limited for SCIENCE courses. See limitation information for the specific department on credit course listing in assist.org.


Area 6: Language Other Than English

UC IGETC Requirement Only

Biology AS-T majors can defer Area 6 until after transfer.

Proficiency equivalent to two years of high school study in the same language with a grade of “C” or better OR completion of one of the following (Student must present documentation to show proficiency):

  1. ASLA 060A, FRNC 001A, GERM 001A, ITAL 001A, JPNS 001A, SPAN 001A, or other first level language course or higher
  2. A score of 3 or higher on the Foreign Language AP Exam or 5 or higher on the IB HL Exam
  3. Satisfactory score on the SAT II: Subject Test in languages other than English
  4. Satisfactory completion of two years of formal schooling at the sixth grade level or higher in an institution where the language of instruction is not English.
  5. Verified competency by a California Community College (CCC), California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) faculty member. IGETC LOTE Certification Form required. (LOTE: Language Other than English)
Last Updated 10/13/22