Requirements for the Associates Degree 2020-2021
General Associate Degree, Competency and Other Requirements
- UNIT REQUIREMENT: Sixty (60) associate degree appropriate units with a letter grade of "C" or better in all courses is required for graduation.
- GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: At least 24 units are required which must include courses in each of the General Education areas, A through E (see reverse side). All courses must be completed with a letter grade of "C" or better.
- PHYSICAL WELL-BEING REQUIREMENT: Complete at least one of the physical education activity courses with the following prefixes: DNCE, KINA, KINF, KINI, KINL, KINS, KINX with a grade of "C" or better or "P" (Pass).
- READING COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: This requirement is met by completing one of the following with a grade of "C" or
- READ 90 Reading College Texts OR
- AMLA 33R American Language Advanced Reading OR
- Obtaining placement into READ 100 on the Reading placement exam.
- MATH COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: This requirement is met by completing one of the following with a grade of "C" or
- MATH 71 Intermediate Algebra OR
MATH 71B Intermediate Algebra - Second Half OR
MATH 71X Practical Intermediate Algebra OR
- Completing a more advanced college level mathematics course OR
- Obtaining a satisfactory score on the Intermediate Algebra Competency Examination.
- MATH 71 Intermediate Algebra OR
- GPA REQUIREMENT: A Mt. San Antonio College degree total grade point average and all college total grade point average of 2.0.
- RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT:
12 units in residence.
- THE MAJOR REQUIREMENT FOR THE ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE: Students must complete all required courses in an approved occupational major with a minimum grade of "C" in each course.
- REQUIREMENT FOR THE ASSOCIATE IN ARTS IN LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES DEGREE: Students must complete a pattern of 18 or more units from the courses identified within a specific area of emphasis with a minimum grade of "C" in each course.
- PETITION FOR GRADUATION: All students must file a petition for graduation before the deadline with the Admissions and Records (A&R) Office. Students must have all required documents and transcripts on file with A&R. Check with the A&R Office for deadlines.
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A. Communication in the English Language
(6 units minimum): Select at least one course from each group (A-1 & A-2).
A-1: Select one course from the following
Course Title SPCH 1A Public Speaking SPCH 1AH Public Speaking-Honors SPCH 2 Fundamentals of Communication SPCH 8 Professional and Organizational Speaking SPCH 8H Professional and Organizational Speaking - Honors
A-2: Select one course from the following
Course Title ENGL 1A Freshman Composition ENGL 1AH Freshman Composition – Honors
B. The Physical Universe and Life
(3 units minimum): One Course from the Physical Science (B-1) OR Life Sciences (B-2).
B-1: Physical Science
Course Title ASTR 5 Introduction to Astronomy ASTR 5H Introduction to Astronomy - Honors ASTR 5L Astronomical Observing Laboratory ASTR 7 Geology of the Solar System ASTR 8 Introduction to Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe CHEM 9 Chemistry for Everyday Life CHEM 10 Chemistry for Allied Health Majors CHEM 20 Introductory Organic and Biochemistry CHEM 40 Introduction to General Chemistry CHEM 50 General Chemistry I CHEM 50H General Chemistry I - Honors CHEM 51 General Chemistry II CHEM 51H General Chemistry II - Honors GEOG 1 Physical Geography GEOG 1H Physical Geography - Honors GEOG 1L Physical Geography Laboratory GEOG 1LH Physical Geography Laboratory -Honors GEOL 1 Physical Geology GEOL 2 Historical Geology GEOL 7 Geology of California GEOL 8 Earth Science GEOL 8H Earth Science - Honors GEOL 8L Earth Science Laboratory GEOL 9 Environmental Geology GEOL 9L Environmental Geology Laboratory GEOL 10 Natural Disasters GEOL 30 Global Climate Change METO 3 Weather and the Atmosphere Environment METO 3L Weather and Atmosphere Environment Laboratory OCEA 10 Introduction to Oceanography OCEA 10H Introduction to Oceanography- Honors OCEA 10L Introduction to Oceanography Laboratory PHSC 3 Energy Science PHSC 9 Physical Science PHYS 1 Physics PHYS 2AG General Physics PHYS 2BG General Physics PHYS 4A Engineering Physics PHYS 4B Engineering Physics PHYS 4C Engineering Physics PHYS 6A General Physics with Calculus PHYS 6B General Physics with Calculus
Course Title AGOR 1 Horticultural Science ANAT 10A Introductory Human Anatomy ANAT 10B Introductory Human Physiology ANAT 35 Human Anatomy ANAT 36 Human Physiology ANTH 1 Biological Anthropology ANTH 1H Biological Anthropology - Honors ANTH 1L Biological Anthropology Laboratory BIOL 1 General Biology BIOL 2 Plant and Animal Biology BIOL 3 Ecology and Field Biology BIOL 4 Biology for Majors BIOL 4H Biology for Majors - Honors BIOL 6 Humans and the Environment BIOL 6L Humans and the Environment Laboratory BIOL 8 Cell and Molecular Biology BIOL 17 Neurobiology and Behavior BIOL 20 Marine Biology BIOL 21 Marine Biology Laboratory BIOL 25 Conservation Biology BIOL 34 Fundamentals of Genetics BIOL 34L Fundamentals of Genetics Laboratory MICR 1 Principles of Microbiology MICR 22 Microbiology PSYC 1B Biological Psychology ZOOL 3 Fundamentals of Zoology
C. Arts and Humanities
(6 units): Two courses (6 units) minimum with at least one course from Arts (C-1)
AND one course from Humanities (C-2).
* Courses may not be double counted to satisfy more than one area
C-1: Arts – Select one course (3 units)
Course Title AHIS 1 Introduction to the Visual Arts and Art History *AHIS 3 History of Women and Gender in Art *AHIS 3H History of Women in Art - Honors AHIS 4 History of Western Art: Prehistoric-Gothic AHIS 4H History of Western Art: Prehistoric-Gothic - Honrs AHIS 5 History of Western Art: Renaissance-Modern AHIS 5H Hist of Western Art: Renaissance-Modern - Honrs AHIS 6 History of Modern Art AHIS 6H History of Modern Art - Honors AHIS 8 History of Medieval Art and Architecture *AHIS 9 History of Asian Art and Architecture AHIS 10 A History of Greek & Roman Art & Architecture *AHIS 11 History of African, Oceanic & Native Amer. Art *AHIS 11H History of African, Oceanic & Native Amer. Art – Honors *AHIS 12 History of Pre-Columbian Art & Architecture *AHIS 12H History of Pre-Columbian Art & Architect - Honors *AHIS 13 World Art and Visual Culture *AHIS 14 Rome: The Ancient City *AHIS 15 Culture and Art of Pompeii ARCH 250 World Architecture: Prehistory - Middle Ages ARCH 251 World Architecture: Renaissance through the Contemporary Era ARTB 1 Introduction to the Visual Arts and Art History ARTB 14 Basic Studio Arts ARTD 15A Drawing: Beginning ARTD 20 Design: Two-Dimensional ARTD 25A Beginning Painting I ARTD 46A Printmaking: Introduction to Monotype ARTD 47A Printmaking: Photo and Alternative Processes ARTG 20 Art, Artists and Society ARTS 22 Design: Three-Dimensional ARTS 30A Ceramics: Beginning I ARTS 40A Sculpture: Beginning DN-T 20 History and Appreciation of Dance FASH 9 History of Fashion ID 14 History of Furniture & Decorative Arts MUS 7 Fundamentals of Music MUS 11A Music Literature Survey MUS 11B Music Literature Survey MUS 12 History of Jazz MUS 13 Introduction to Music Appreciation MUS 13H Introduction to Music Appreciation-Honors MUS 14A World Music MUS 14B American Folk Music MUS 15 Rock Music History and Appreciation MUS 15H Rock Music History and Appreciation - Honors PHOT 15 History of Photography SPCH 4 Performance of Literature THTR 9 Introduction to Theater Arts THTR 10 History of Theater Arts THTR 11 Principles of Acting I
Course Title ARAB 1 Elementary Arabic ARAB 2 Continuing Elementary Arabic CHIN 1 Elementary Chinese CHIN 2 Continuing Elementary Chinese CHIN 3 Intermediate Chinese CHIN 4 Continuing Intermediate Chinese ENGL 1B English – Introduction to Literary Types ENGL 1BH English – Introduction to Literary Types - Honors FRCH 1 Elementary French FRCH 2 Continuing Elementary French FRCH 3 Intermediate French FRCH 4 Continuing Intermediate French FRCH 60 French Culture Through Cinema GERM 1 Elementary German GERM 2 Continuing Elementary German GERM 3 Intermediate German *HIST 1 History of the United States *HIST 3 World History: Prehistoric to Early Modern *HIST 3H World Hist: Prehistoric to Early Modern - Honors *HIST 4 World History: Early Modern to the Present *HIST 4H World Hist: Early Modern to the Present - Honors *HIST 7 History of the United States to 1877 *HIST 7H History of the United States to 1877 - Honors *HIST 8 History of the United States from 1865 *HIST 8H History of the United States from 1865 - Honors *HIST 10 History of Premodern Asia *HIST 11 History of Modern Asia *HIST 16 The Wild West History, 1800-1890 *HIST 19 History of Mexico *HIST 30 History of African American 1619-1877 *HIST 31 Histo+A19:B40ry of the African American *HIST 35 History of Africa *HIST 36 Women in American History *HIST 39 California History *HIST 40 History of the Mexican American *HIST 44 History of Native Americans HUMA 1 Humanities and the Human Experience HUMA 1H Humanities & the Human Experience - Honors ITAL 1 Elementary Italian ITAL 2 Continuing Elementary Italian ITAL 3 Intermediate Italian ITAL 4 Continuing Intermediate Italian ITAL 60 Italian Culture through Cinema JAPN 1 Elementary Japanese JAPN 2 Continuing Elementary Japanese JAPN 3 Intermediate Japanese JAPN 4 Continuing Intermediate Japanese JAPN 5 Advanced Japanese LATN 1 Elementary Latin LATN 1H Elementary Latin - Honors LATN 2 Continuing Elementary Latin LATN 2H Continuing Elementary Latin - Honors LIT 1 Early American Literature LIT 2 Modern American Literature LIT 3 Multicultural American Literature LIT 6A Survey of English Literature LIT 6B Survey of English Literature LIT 10 Survey of Shakespeare LIT 11A World Literature to 1650 LIT 11B World Literature from 1650 LIT 14 Introduction to Modern Poetry LIT 15 Introduction to Cinema LIT 20 African American Literature LIT 25 Contemporary Mexican American Lit LIT 36 Introduction to Mythology LIT 40 Children’s Literature LIT 46 The Bible as Literature: Old Testament LIT 47 The Bible as Literature: New Testament PHIL 5 Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 5H Introduction to Philosophy - Honors PHIL 12 Introduction to Ethics PHIL 12H Introduction to Ethics - Honors PHIL 15 Major World Religions PHIL 15H Major World Religions - Honors PHIL 20A History of Ancient Philosophy PHIL 20AH History of Ancient Philosophy - Honors PHIL 20B History of Modern Philosophy PHIL 20BH History of Modern Philosophy - Honors *POLI 5 Political Theory I- Ancient to Contemporary *POLI 7 Political Theory II- Early Mod-Contemporary SIGN 101 American Sign Language 1 SIGN 101H American Sign Language 1 - Honors SIGN 102 American Sign Language 2 SIGN 103 American Sign Language 3 SIGN 104 American Sign Language 4 SIGN 202 American Deaf Culture SPAN 1 Elementary Spanish SPAN 1S Spanish for the Spanish Speaking SPAN 2 Continuing Elementary Spanish SPAN 2S Continuing Spanish for the Spanish Speaking SPAN 3 Intermediate Spanish SPAN 4 Continuing Intermediate Spanish
D. Social, Political and Economic Institutions
(6 units): Two courses (6 units) minimum with at least one course from D-1 AND at least one course from D-2
* Courses may not be double counted to satisfy more than one area
D-1: U.S. History & American Institutions
Course Title *HIST 1 History of the United States *HIST 7 History of the United States to 1877 *HIST 7H History of the United States to 1877 - Honors *HIST 8 History of the United States from 1865 *HIST 8H History of the United States from 1865 - Honors *HIST 30 History of African American 1619-1877 *HIST 31 History of the African American *HIST 36 Women in American History *HIST 40 History of the Mexican American *HIST 44 History of Native Americans POLI 1 Intro. to American Government & Politics POLI 1H Intro. to American Government & Politics - Honors POLI 25 Latino Politics in the United States POLI 35 African American Politics
Course Title AGAG 1 Food Production, Land Use, and Politics – A Global Perspective *AHIS 3 History of Women and Gender in Art *AHIS 3H History of Women and Gender in Art - Honors *AHIS 9 History of Asian Art and Architecture *AHIS 11 History of African, Oceanic & Native American Art *AHIS 11H Hist of African, Oceanic, & Native American Art – Hon *AHIS 12 History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture *AHIS 12H History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture - Honors *AHIS 13 World Art and Visual Culture *AHIS 14 Rome: The Ancient City *AHIS 15 Culture and Art of Pompeii ANTH 4 Archaeology ANTH 5 Cultural Anthropology ANTH 5H Cultural Anthropology - Honors ANTH 6 Language and Culture: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology ANTH 30 The Native American BUSC 1A Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics BUSC 1AH Principles of Economics-Macroeconomics-Honors BUSC 1B Principles of Economics - Microeconomics BUSC 1BH Principles of Economics-Microeconomics- Honors BUSL 100 American Law and Democracy CHLD 1 Child, Family, School and Community *CHLD 10 Child Growth and Lifespan Development *CHLD 10H Child Growth & Lifespan Development – Honors *CHLD 11 Child and Adolescent Development *FASH 14 Dress, Culture, and Identity GEOG 2 Human Geography GEOG 2H Human Geography - Honors GEOG 5 World Regional Geography GEOG 8 Urban Geography GEOG 30 Geography of California GEOG 30H Geography of California - Honors *HIST 3 World History: Prehistoric-Early Modern *HIST 3H World History: Prehistoric-Early Mod - Honors *HIST 4 World History: Early Modern to the Present *HIST 4H World History: Early Modern-Present - Honors *HIST 10 History of Premodern Asia *HIST 11 History of Modern Asia *HIST 16 The Wild West - A History, 1800-1890 *HIST 19 History of Mexico *HIST 35 History of Africa *HIST 39 California History *HIST 44 History of Native Americans JOUR 100 Introduction to Mass Media JOUR 107 Race, Culture, Gender, & Mass Media Images *NF 28 Cultural and Ethnic Foods POLI 2 Comparative Politics *POLI 5 Political Theory I - Ancient to Contemporary *POLI 7 Political Theory II - Early Modern to Contemporary POLI 9 International Relations POLI 10 Environmental Politics PSYC 1A Introduction to Psychology PSYC 1AH Introduction to Psychology - Honors *PSYC 14 Developmental Psychology *PSYC 14H Developmental Psychology - Honors *PSYC 15 Introduction to Child Psychology PSYC 19 Abnormal Psychology PSYC 20 Introduction to Social Psychology *PSYC 25 The Psychology of Women R-TV 01 Introduction to Electronic Media SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology SOC 1H Introduction to Sociology - Honors SOC 2 Contemporary Social Problems SOC 2H Contemporary Social Problems - Honors SOC 4 Introduction to Gerontology SOC 5 Introduction to Criminology SOC 5H Introduction to Criminology - Honors SOC 12 Introduction to Research Methods in the Social Sciences SOC 14 Marriage and the Family SOC 14H Marriage and the Family-Honors *SOC 15 Child Development SOC 20 Introduction to Race and Ethnicity SOC 20H Introduction to Race and Ethnicity - Honors SOC 40 Introduction to Sex and Gender Roles SOC 110 Introduction to Social Justice SOC 130 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies SPCH 7 Intercultural Communication SPCH 7H Intercultural Communication - Honors *SPCH 26 Interpersonal Communication *SPCH 26H Interpersonal Communication - Honors SPCH 30 Introduction to Communication Theory
E. Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development
(3 units): Select one course from the following.
* Courses may not be double counted to satisfy more than one area
Course Title AD 3 Chemical Dependency: Intervention, Treatment and Recovery BIOL 5 Contemporary Health Issues BIOL 13 Human Reproduction, Development and Aging BIOL 15 Human Sexuality BIOL 15H Human Sexuality - Honors *CHLD 10 Child Growth and Lifespan Development *CHLD 10H Child Growth and Lifespan Development - Honors *CHLD 11 Child and Adolescent Development COUN 5 Career and Life Planning FCS 41 Life Management KIN 34 Fitness for Living LEAD 55 Exploring Leadership NF 10 Nutrition for Health and Wellness NF 12 Sports Nutrition NF 25 Introduction to Nutrition Science NF 25H Introduction to Nutrition Science - Honors *NF 28 Cultural and Ethnic Foods *PSYC 14 Developmental Psychology *PSYC 14H Developmental Psychology - Honors *PSYC 15 Introduction to Child Psychology *PSYC 25 The Psychology of Women PSYC 26 Psychology of Sexuality PSYC 33 Psychology for Effective Living PUBH 24 Introduction to Public Health *SOC 15 Child Development *SPCH 26 Interpersonal Communication *SPCH 26H Interpersonal Communication - Honors STDY 100 University-level Practices for Academic Success