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Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Studies for Elementary Education

Required courses | Semester at a Glance

Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Arts and Humanities

Required courses

Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Business and Public Administration

Required courses

Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Computer Science and Technology

Required courses

Associate in Arts Degree in: Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Mathematics

Required courses

Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Science

Required courses

Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Required courses

Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Human Behavior and Self-Development

Required courses

Associate In Arts Degree: Emphasis In Social Sciences

Required courses


Associate In Arts Degree In Liberal Studies For Elementary Education

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Identify the qualities of an effective teacher as outlined in the six California Standards for the teaching profession.
  • Identify the purpose of and components of an effective professional portfolio aligned with the California Standards for the Teaching Profession.
  • Develop effective observational skills in a school classroom.
Required courses

English and Communication Skills:  6 Units

English G100 – Freshman Composition – 3 units
or
English G100H – Freshman Composition, Honors – 3 units
and
Communication Studies G100 – Interpersonal Communication – 3 units
or
Communication Studies G108 – Introduction to Communication – 3 units
or
Communication Studies G110 – Public Speaking – 3 units
or
Communication Studies G110H – Public Speaking Honors – 3 units
or
Communication Studies G112 – Small Group Dynamics – 3 units
or
Communication Studies G220 – Essentials of Argumentation – 3 units
or
English G110 – Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing through Literature – 4 units
or
English G110H – Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing through Literature, Honors – 4 units
or
Philosophy G115 – Logic and Critical Thinking – 3 units

Math and Natural Sciences: Choose one course
Mathematics G103 – Statistics for Elementary Teachers – 3 units
or
Mathematics G104 – Mathematics for Elementary Teachers – 3 units
or
Biology G100 – Introduction to Biology – 4 units
or
Geology G110 – Physical Geology – 4 units
or
Geology G106 – Earth Science for Teachers – 4 units
or
Physical Science G100 – Introductory Physical Science – 4 units

SOCIAL SCIENCES: Choose one course
Geography G100 – World Regional Geography – 3 units
or
History G170 – History of the United States to 1876 – 3 units
or
History G161 – World History 1 – 3 units
or
Political Science G180 – American Government – 3 units
or
Political Science G180H – American Government Honors – 3 units
or
Psychology G116 – Child Growth and Development – 3 units
or
Psychology G118 – Life Span Developmental Psychology – 3 units

ARTS & HUMANITIES: Choose one course
Art G100 – Introduction to Art – 3 units
or
English G112 – Appreciation of Literature – 3 units
or
English G143 – Children’s Literature – 3 units
or
English G150 – American Literature through the Civil War (1865) – 3 units
or
English G155 – American Literature 1865 to the Present – 3 units
or
English G160 – Masterpieces of World Literature through the Renaissance – 3 units
or
English G160H – Masterpieces of World Literature through the Renaissance, Honors – 3 units
or
ENGL G161 – Masterpieces of World Literature since the Renaissance – 3 units
or
English G161H – Masterpieces of World Literature since the Renaissance, Honors – 3 units
or
English G270 – British Literature to 1800 – 3 units
or
English G275 – British Literature since 1800 – 3 units
or
Music G101 – History and Appreciation of Music – 3 units
or
Humanities G120 – History and Appreciation of Music – 3 units
or
Music G101H – History & Appreciation of Music, Honors – 3 units
or
Humanities G120H – History and Appreciation of Music, Honors – 3 units
or
Music G115 – Basic Music – 3 units
or
Theater Arts G100 – Introduction to the Theater – 3 units
or
Humanities G132 – Introduction to the Theater – 3 units
or
Theater Arts G106 – Acting 1 – 3 units
or
Theater Arts G111 – Theater History and Literature – Classical to 1800 – 3 units
or
Theater Arts G112 – Theater History and Literature – 1800 to Modern – 3 units

And 3 – 4 units from the following:
Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses specific to the transfer institution of choice. Therefore, it is important to verify transfer major preparation through consultation with a GWC Teaching Counselor.
Education G102 – Teaching Diverse Contemporary Classrooms – 1 unit
Education G103 – Technology Proficiencies for Teachers I – 2 units
Education G200 – The Teaching Profession – 3 units
History G140 – California History – 3 units
History G175 – History of the United States since 1876 – 3 units
Mathematic G100 – Liberal Arts Mathematics – 3 units
Mathematics G115 – College Algebra – 4 units
Music G103 – World Music – 3 units

Philosophy G100 – Introduction to Philosophy – 3 units
or
Philosophy G102 – History of Ancient Philosophy – 3 units
or
Philosophy G120 – Ethics – 3 units

Total units: 18 – 21


Semester at a Glance – Associate In Arts Degree In Liberal Studies For Elementary Education

Semester 1
Choose one course from:
ENGL G100 – Freshman Composition – 3 units
ENGL G100H – Freshman Composition, Honors – 3 units

COMM G100 – Interpersonal Communication – 3 units
COMM G108 – Introduction To Communication – 3 units
COMM G110 – Public Speaking – 3 units
COMM G112 – Small Group Dynamics – 3 units
COMM G220 – Essentials Of Argumentation – 3 units

ENGL G110 – Critical Think, Reading / Writing Through Literature – 4 units
ENGL G110H Critical Think, Reading/ Writing Through Literature, Honors – 4 units

PHIL G115 – Logic and Critical Thinking – 3 units

Choose one course from:
MATH G103 – Statistics for Elementary Teachers – 3 units
MATH G104 – Mathematics for Elementary Teachers – 3 units
MATH G115 – College Algebra – 4 units

BIOL G100 – Introduction to Biology – 4 units

GEOL G110 – Physical Geology – 4 units
GEOL G106 – Earth Science for Teachers  – 4 units

PHSC G100 – Introductory Physical Science – 4 units

General Education – TBD

Semester 2
Choose one course:
GEOG G100 – World Regional Geography – 3 units

HIST G170 – History of the United States to 1876 – 3 units
HIST G161 – World History 1 – 3 units

PSCI G180 – American Government – 3 units
PSCI G180H – American Government Honors – 3 units

PSYC G116 – Child Growth and Development – 3 units
PSYC G118 – Life Span Developmental Psychology – 3 units

General Education – TBD

Semester 3
Choose one course:
ART G100 – Introduction to Art – 3 units

ENGL G112 – Appreciation of Literature – 3 units
ENGL G143 – Children’s Literature – 3 units
ENGL G150 – American Literature Through the Civil War (1865) – 3 units
ENGL G155 – American Literature 1865 To The Present – 3 units
ENGL G160 – Masterpieces of World Literature Through the Renaissance – 3 units
ENGL G160H – Masterpieces of World Literature Through the Renaissance, Honors – 3 units
ENGL G161 – Masterpieces of World Literature Since the Renaissance – 3 units
ENGL G161H – Masterpieces of World Literature Since the Renaissance, Honors – 3 units
ENGL G270 – British Literature to 1800 – 3 units
ENGL G275 – British Literature Since 1800 – 3 units

HUM G120 – History & Appreciation Of Music – 3 units
HUM G120H – History & Appreciation Of Music, Honors – 3 units

MUS G101 – History & Appreciation Of Music – 3 units
MUS G101H – History & Appreciation Of Music, Honors – 3 units
MUS G115 – Basic Music – 3 units

THEA G100 – Introduction to the Theater – 3 units

HUM G132 – Introduction To The Theater – 3 units

THEA G106 – Acting 1 – 3 units
THEA G111 – Theater History & Literature – Classical to 1800 – 3 units
THEA G112 – Theater History & Literature – 1800 to modern – 3 units
General Education – TBD

Semester 4
3 – 4 units from the following:
EDUC G102 – Teaching Diverse Contemporary Classrooms – 1 unit
EDUC G103 – Technology Proficiencies For Teachers I – 2 units
EDUC G200 – The Teaching Profession – 3 units

HIST G140 – California History – 3 units
HIST G175 – History of the United States Since 1876 – 3 units

MATH G100 – Liberal Arts Mathematics – 3 units

MUS G103 – World Music – 3 units

PHIL G100 – Introduction to Philosophy – 3 units
PHIL G102 – History of Ancient Philosophy – 3 units
PHIL G120 – Ethics – 3 units

General Education – TBD

Major Total: 18-21 units
GE Pattern: GWC AA, CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 21-39 units
DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (maximum): 60 units
Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses specific to the transfer institution of choice. Therefore, it is important to verify transfer major preparation through consultation with a GWC Teaching Counselor.


Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Arts and Humanities

This program is designed for students who desire a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences, plus additional course work in an “area of emphasis.” This program would be an ideal choice for students planning on transferring to the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC), as the student may satisfy their general education requirements plus focus on transferable course work relating to baccalaureate majors at these institutions. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to fulfill requirements for an emphasis should be selected with the assistance of GWC counselor.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate and interpret the ways in which people through the ages in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in artistic and cultural creation.
  • Value aesthetic understanding and incorporate these concepts when constructing value judgments.

Semester 1
3 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Semester 2
6 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Semester 3
3 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Semester 4
6 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Major Total: 18 units
GWC GE Pattern, CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 21-39 units
DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (maximum): 60 units

Be careful to check prerequisites.
Course Listing
Choose 18 units of coursework, including two or more disciplines from the following:
ANTH G140 – Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion – 3 units

ART G100 – Introduction To Art – 3 units
ART G105 – Art History And Appreciation 1 – Prehistoric to Renaissance – 3 units
ART G106 Art History and Appreciation 2 – Renaissance to Present – 3 units
ART G107 – Color and Design 2D – 3 units
ART G109 – Color and Design 3D – 3 units
ART G116 – Drawing 1 – 3 units
ART G117 – Drawing 2 – 3 units
ART G118 – Life Drawing 1 – 3 units
ART G119 – Life Drawing 2 – 3 units
ART G121 – Ceramics 1 – 3 units
ART G122 – Ceramics 2 – 3 units
ART G130 – Painting 1 – 1.5 – 3 units
ART G131 – Painting 2 – 3 units
ART G142 – Sculpture 1 – 3 units
ART G150 – Printmaking 1 – 3 units

COMM G255 – Intercultural Communication – 3 units

DANC G100 – Modern Dance 1 – Beginning – 2 units
DANC G101 – Viewing Dance – 3 units
DANC G120 – Ballet 1 – Beginning 1 – 1.5 units
DANC G125 – Jazz Dance 1 – Beginning – 2 units

ENGL G110 – Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing Through Literature – 4 units
or
ENGL G110 H – Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing through Literature, Honors – 3 units

ENGL G112 – Appreciation Of Literature – 3 units

ENGL G114 – Great Myths And Legends – 3 units
or
ENGL G114 H – Great Myths and Legends, Honors – 3 units

ENGL G143 – Children’s Literature – 3 units
ENGL G150 – American Literature through the Civil War (1865) – 3 units
ENGL G155 – American Literature 1865 To The Present – 3 units

ENGL G160 – Masterpieces of World Literature through the Renaissance – 3 units
or
ENGL G160H – Masterpieces of World Literature through the Renaissance, Honors – 3 units

ENGL G161- Masterpieces of World Literature Since the Renaissance – 3 units
or
ENGL G161H – Masterpieces of World Literature  Since the Renaissance, Honors – 3 units

ENGL G181 – Shakespeare – 3 units
or
ENGL G181H – Shakespeare, Honors – 3 units

ENGL G280 – Creative Writing – 3 units
ENGL G281 – Creative Writing: Prose – 3 units
ENGL G270 – British Literature to 1800 – 3 units
ENGL G275 – British Literature Since 1800 – 3 units

FREN G180 – Elementary French 1 – 5 units
FREN G185 – Elementary French 2 – 5 units

HIST G120 – Asian Civilizations – 3 units
HIST G132 – History of Britain And Ireland I – 3 units
HIST G135 – History of Britain and Ireland II – 3 units
HIST G150 – History of Latin America – 3 units
HIST G121 – History of American Women – 3 units
HIST G170 – History of The United States To 1876 – 3 units
HIST G175 – History of the United States Since 1876 – 3 units

HIST G180 – Western Civilization 1 – 3 units
or
HIST G185 – Western Civilization 2 – 3 units

HIST G161 – World History 1 – 3 units
or
HIST G162 – World History 2 – 3 units

HUM G101 – History Of Radio, Television and Broadcasting – 3 units
HUM G103 – World Music – 3 units
HUM G108 – History and Appreciation of The Musical Theater – 3 units

HUM G120 – History And Appreciation Of Music – 3 units
or
HUM G120 H – History and Appreciation of Music, Honors – 3 units

HUM G122 – History And Literature Of Music – 3 units
HUM G132 – Introduction To The Theater – 3 units
HUM G135 – History And Appreciation of The Cinema – 3 units
HUM G143 – History of Jazz – 3 units
HUM G139 – History of Rock Music – 3 units

JOUR G180 – Introduction to Mass Communication – 3 units

MUS G101 – History & Appreciation of Music – 3 units
or
MUS G101 H – History & Appreciation of Music, Honors – 3 units

MUS G103 – World Music – 3 units
MUS G105 – Beginning Guitar I – 1 unit
MUS G108 – History & Appreciation of The Musical Theater – 3 units
MUS G109 – Symphonic Band – 1 unit
MUS G110 – Golden West Symphonic Band – 2 units
MUS G115 – Basic Music – 3 units
MUS G120 – Master Chorale – 1 unit
MUS G143 – History of Jazz – 3 units
MUS G141 – Piano 1 – 1 unit
MUS G142 – Beginning Piano II – 1 unit
MUS G145 – Basic Voice – 2 units
MUS G158 – Studio Singing – 2 units
MUS G165 – History & Literature of Music – 3 units
MUS G139 – History of Rock Music – 3 units
MUS G209 – Symphonic Band, Advanced Skills – 2 units

PHIL G100 – Introduction to Philosophy – 3 units
PHIL G102 – History of Ancient Philosophy – 3 units
PHIL G110 – Philosophy of The East – 3 units
PHIL G111 – Philosophy of Religion – Western – 3 units
PHIL G115 – Logic and Critical Thinking – 3 units
PHIL G120 – Ethics – 3 units
PHIL G150 – Political Philosophy – 3 units

PHOT G120 – Introduction to Photography – Black and White Dark Room – 3 units
PHOT G158 – History and Aesthetics of Photography – 3 units
PHOT G190 – Introduction to Photography-Digital – 3 units

PSCI G150 – Political Philosophy – 3 units

SIGN G180 – American Sign Language 1 – 4 units
SIGN G185 – American Sign Language 2 – 4 units
SIGN G280 – American Sign Language 3 – 4 units
SIGN G285 – American Sign Language 4 – 4 units

SPAN G160 – Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1 – 4 units
SPAN G165 – Spanish for Spanish Speakers 2 – 5 units
SPAN G180 – Elementary Spanish 1 – 5 units
SPAN G185 – Elementary Spanish 2 – 5 units
SPAN G280 – Intermediate Spanish 1 – 4 units
SPAN G285 – Intermediate Spanish 2 – 4 units

THEA G100 – Introduction to the Theater – 3 units
THEA G102 – History And Appreciation of The Cinema – 3 units
THEA G106 – Acting 1 – 3 units
THEA G108 – History and Appreciation of the Musical Theater – 3 units
THEA G110 – Acting For The Camera – 3 units
THEA G111 – Theater History and Literature – Classical to 1800 – 3 units
THEA G112 – Theater History and Literature – 1800 to modern – 3 units
THEA G115 – Theater Practicum 1 – Performance 1 – 2 units
THEA G120 – Appreciation of the Theater – 3 units
THEA G125 – Play Performance 1 – 1 – 2 units
THEA G135 – Classical Play Performance 1 – 1 – 2 units
THEA G175 – Stage Scenery – 3 units
THEA G176 – Stage Lighting – 3 units
THEA G177 – Make-Up – 3 units
THEA G178 – Costume Crafts – 3 units
THEA G188 – Stage Movement 1 – 3 units
THEA G210 – Musical Theater Performance 1 – 2 units

VIET G180 – Elementary Vietnamese 1 – 5 units
VIET G185 – Elementary Vietnamese 2 – 5 units
VIET G280 – Intermediate Vietnamese 1 – 4 units
VIET G285 – Intermediate Vietnamese 2 – 4 units


Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Business and Public Administration

This program is designed for students who desire a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences, plus additional course work in an “Area of Emphasis.” This program would be an ideal choice for students planning on transferring to the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC), as the student may satisfy their general education requirements plus focus on transferable course work relating to baccalaureate majors at these institutions. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to fulfill requirements for an emphasis should be selected with the assistance of GWC Counselor.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Effectively administer and lead organizations.
  • Understand the place of business and technology within the global economy.
  • Critically apply ethical standards to business practices and decisions.
  • Semester at a Glance – Associate In Arts Degree In Liberal Arts: Emphasis In Business And Technology

Semester 1
3 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Semester 2
6 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Semester 3
3 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Semester 4
6 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Major Total: 18 units
GWC GE Pattern, CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 21-39 units
DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (maximum): 60 units

Be careful to check prerequisites.
Course Listing
Choose 18 units of coursework, including two or more disciplines from the following list. Students choosing this area of emphasis are required to take at least one course in business and one in technology.
ACCT G100 – Introduction to Accounting – 3 units
ACCT G101 – Financial Accounting – 4 units
ACCT G102 – Managerial Accounting – 4 units

BUS G100 – Introduction To Business – 3 units
BUS G101 – The Mindset of Business Success – 3 units

BUS G108 – Legal Environment of Business – 3 units
or
BUS G110 – Business Law – 3 units

BUS G121 – Personal Finance – 3 units

BUS G130 – Introduction To Business Writing – 3 units
or
BUS G139 – Business Communication  – 3 units

BUS G159 – Legal/Regulatory Essentials – 1.5 units

CBA G120 – Quickbooks Pro – 2 units
CBA G145 – Introduction To Computers – 2 units
CBA G149 – Outlook – 2 units
CBA G160 – EXCEL, Introduction – 2 units
CBA G165 – ACCESS, Introduction – 2 units
CBA G170 – Powerpoint, Introduction – 2 units
CBA G181 – MS Office – 4 units
CBA G190 – Internet, Introduction – 1.5 units
CBA G195 – Acrobat, Introduction – 1.5 units

CS G130 – Survey Of Computer Science/Information Technology – 4 units

CJ G130 – Character Dev for Law Enforcement – 3 units
CJ G137 – Community Relations/Special Issues – 3 units
CJ G140 – Introduction To Criminal Justice – 3 units
CJ G141 – Criminal Law I – 3 units
CJ G142 – Criminal Law II – 3 units
CJ G146 – Police Report Writing – 3 units

ECON G110 – Contemporary Economic Issues and Problems – 3 units
ECON G170 – Principles of Micro Economics – 3 units
ECON G175 – Principles of Macro Economics – 3 units

ENVS G100 – Introduction To Environmental Studies – 3 units
ENVS G160 – Solar Energy I–Thermal Technologies And Applications – 4 units
ENVS G162 – Solar Energy II–Photovoltaic Technologies And Applications – 4 units
ENVS G170 – Renewable Energy Sources And Applications – 3 units

FLRL G110 – Basic Floral Design – 2.5 units
FLRL G111 – Floral Business Practicum – 2.5 units

JOUR G180 – Introduction to Mass Communication – 3 units
JOUR G185 – Writing For News Media – 3 units

MGMT G130 – Team Building/Group Dynamics – 3 units
MGMT G110 – Elements Of Management – 3 units
MGMT G111 – Human Resources Management – 3 units

MKTG G100 – Principles Of Marketing – 3 units

MATH G140 – Business Calculus – 4 units
MATH G160 – Introduction To Statistics – 4 units
MATH G180 – Calculus 1 – 5 units
MATH G185 – Calculus 2 – 5 units


Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Computer Science and Technology

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of computer programming and software.
  • Evaluate various types of technology
  • Demonstrate the ability to use technology to design various art, computer, or database projects.

Semester 1
3 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Semester 2
6 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Semester 3
3 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Semester 4
6 units from Course Listing

General Education – TBD

Major Total: 18 units

GE Pattern: GWC AA, CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 21-39 units
DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (maximum): 60 units

Be careful to check prerequisites.
Course Listing
Choose 18 units of coursework, including two or more disciplines from the following list.
AUTO G101 Intro to Automotive Technology  – 3.0 units
AUTO G110 Engine Repair – 5.0  units

CBA G120 Quickbooks Pro – 2.0 units
CBA G145 Introduction to Computers – 2.0 units
CBA G149 Outlook – 2.0 units
CBA G155 WORD, Introduction – 2.0 units
CBA G160 EXCEL, Introduction – 2.0 units
CBA G165 ACCESS, Introduction – 2.0 units
CBA G170 PowerPoint, Introduction – 2.0 units
CBA G181 MS Office – 4.0 units
CBA G190 Internet, Introduction – 1.5 units
CBA G195 Acrobat, Introduction – 1.5 units

CS G101 Computer Literacy – 3.0 units
CS G102 Computer Software Dev, Intro – 4.0 units
CS G130 Survey of Computer Science/Info Tech – 4.0 units
CS G131 Python Programming I – 4.0 units
CS G135 UNIX/Linux Operating System – 4.0 units
CS G147 Game Programming, Introduction – 4.0 units
CS G153 Java Programming, Introduction – 4.0 units
CS G154 Data Structures with Java – 4.0 units
CS G175 C++ Programming – 4.0 units
CS G179 C++ Programming, Advanced – 4.0 units
CS G189 Data Structures With C++ – 4.0 units
CS G242 Computer Architecture and Organization – 3.0 units
CS G262 Discrete Structures – 3.0 units

DART G100 Introduction to Digital Arts – 3.0 units
DART G103 Digital 2D Design – 3.0 units

ART G115 Typography – 3.0 units

DART G135 Introduction to Adobe Illustrator – 3.0 units
DART G150 Photoshop, Beginning – 3.0 units
DART G170 Graphic Design Principles – 3.0 units
DART G178 Introduction to Web Page Design – 3.0 units
DART G180 Introduction to Web Animation – 3.0 units

DRAF G101 Basic Computer Aided Design Drafting – 4.0 units
DRAF G105 Basic Engineering Drafting I, CAD – 3.0 units
DRAF G110 Basic Engineering Drafting II, CAD – 3.0 units

DM G100 Digital Media, Introduction – 3.0 units
DM G110 Digital Audio, Introduction – 3.0 units
DM G160 Video Editing 1 – 3.0 units

DSGN G101 Introduction to Design – 2.0 units
DSGN G105 Intro to Design Materials & Tech Processes – 3.0 units
DSGN G131 Perspective and Rendering Systems – 3.0 units
DSGN G150 Design Drafting – 3.0 units

EDUC G103 Technology Proficiencies for Teachers I – 2.0 units

LIBR G110 Info Competency and Library Research – 1.0 units
LIBR G120 Libraries and The Internet – 1.0 units

MATH G140 Business Calculus – 4.0 units
MATH G180 Calculus 1 – 5.0 units
MATH G185 Calculus 2 – 5.0 units

ENGR G101 Intro to Engineering and Technology – 2.0 units

No more than one course selected from
BIOL G100 Introduction to Biology – 4.0 units

CHEM G180 General Chemistry A – 5.0 units
CHEM G185 General Chemistry B – 5.0 units

PHYS G185 Calculus Based Physics: Mechanics – 4.0 units
PHYS G280 Calculus Based Physics: Electricity/Magnetism – 4.0 units
PHYS G285 Calculus Based Physics: Modern – 4.0 units


Associate in Arts Degree in: Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Mathematics

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Solve linear and non-linear equations in the real and complex number system.
  • Calculate probabilities of independent and mutually exclusive events and conditional probability using appropriate formulas and theorems.
  • Compute derivatives of basic functions and the derivatives of their sums, differences, products, quotients, and compositions.
  • Solve right-angle and oblique triangles and use appropriate laws to solve applied problems.
  • Perform matrix operations, evaluate determinants, and solve systems of linear equations using appropriate computational techniques.
  • Solve first-order differential equations.

Semester 1
Math G120 – Trigonometry – 3 units
General Education – TBD

Semester 2
6 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Semester 3
3 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Semester 4
6 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Major Total: 18 units
GE Pattern: GWC AA, CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 21-39 units
DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (maximum): 60 units

Be careful to check prerequisites.
Course Listing
Choose any combination from the following list to total at least 18 units. Selections must include one math course at the level of Math G180 or above. Students should check with a counselor to see which courses will transfer to their target university.
MATH G100 – Liberal Arts Mathematics – 3 units
MATH G103 – Statistics For Elementary Teachers – 3 units
MATH G104 – Mathematics For Elementary Teachers – 3 units
MATH G115 – College Algebra – 4 units
MATH G120 – Trigonometry – 3 units
MATH G140 – Business Calculus – 4 units
MATH G155 – Finite Mathematics with Applications – 4 units
MATH G160 – Introduction To Statistics – 4 units
MATH G170 – Precalculus – 5 units
MATH G180 – Calculus 1 – 5 units
MATH G185 – Calculus 2 – 5 units
MATH G235 – Applied Linear Algebra – 4 units
MATH G280 – Calculus 3 – 5 units
MATH G282 – ordinary Differential Equations – 4 units
MATH G285 – Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations – 5 units

Science: One science class from the list identified for the Science Area of Emphasis


Associate In Arts Degree In Liberal Arts: Emphasis In Science

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a strong factual framework of knowledge about the natural world.
  • Use critical thinking skills.
  • Use a variety of experimental and analytical techniques.
  • Use a variety of data collection and display methods.

Semester 1
3 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Semester 2
6 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Semester 3
3 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Semester 4
6 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Major Total: 18 units
GWC GE Pattern, CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 21-39 units
DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (maximum): 60 units

Be careful to check prerequisites.
Course Listing
Choose any combination from the following list to total at least 18 units. Must include three courses that include a laboratory. Students should check with a counselor to see which courses will transfer to their target university
ANTH G185 – Physical Anthropology – 3 units

ASTR G100 – Introduction to Astronomy – 3 units
ASTR G100L – Introduction to Astronomy Lab – 1 unit

BIOL G100 – Introduction To Biology – 4 units
BIOL G104 – Marine Life – 3 units
BIOL G104 L – Marine Life Laboratory – 1 units
BIOL G110 – Ecology And Field Biology – 3 units
BIOL G120 – Health and Disease – 3 units
BIOL G221 – Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology – 4 units
BIOL G160 – Physiology And Disease Mechanisms – 3 units
BIOL G220 – Human Anatomy – 4 units
BIOL G225 – Human Physiology – 4 units
BIOL G180 – Cell and Molecular Biology – 5 units
BIOL G182 – Zoology – 4 units
BIOL G183 – Botany – 4 units
BIOL G200 – Pharmacology – Medications And Drugs – 3 units
BIOL G210 – General Microbiology – 5 units

CHEM G110 – Introduction To Chemistry – 5 units
CHEM G130 – Preparation for General Chemistry – 4 units
CHEM G180 – General Chemistry A – 5 units
CHEM G185 – General Chemistry B – 5 units
CHEM G220 – organic Chemistry A – 5 units
CHEM G225 – organic Chemistry B – 5 units

GEOG G180 – Introduction To Geography: Physical Geography – 3 units

GEOL G110 – Physical Geology – 4 units
GEOL G105 – General Geology – 3 units
GEOL G106 – Earth Science For Teachers – 4 units

PHSC G100 – Introductory Physical Science – 4 units

PHYS G110 – Conceptual Physics – 3 units
PHYS G111-  Conceptual Physics Lab – 1 units
PHYS G120 – Algebra Based Physics: Mechanics – 4 units
PHYS G125 – Algebra Based Physics: Electricity/Magnetism – 4 units
PHYS G185 – Calculus Based Physics: Mechanics – 4 units
PHYS G280 – Calculus Based Physics: Electricity/Magnetism – 4 units
PHYS G285 – Calculus Based Physics: Modern – 4 units

PSYC G250 – Psychobiology – 3 units

Mathematics – one class at level of Math G115 or above


Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences

This program is designed for students who desire a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences, plus additional course work in an “Area of Emphasis.” This program would be an ideal choice for students planning on transferring to the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC), as the student may satisfy their general education requirements plus focus on transferable course work relating to baccalaureate majors at these institutions. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to fulfill requirements for an emphasis should be selected with the assistance of GWC Counselor.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Study human experience in the context of the larger society by applying investigative methods to collect, interpret, and present scientific data.
  • Analyze social change, analyze social problems, and analyze and develop social policies.
  • Think critically about how findings and ideas in social science can be applied to explain phenomena and events that influence the larger society.

Semester 1
3 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Semester 2
6 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Semester 3
3 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Semester 4
6 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Major Total: 18 units
GE Pattern: GWC AA, CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 21-39 units
DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (maximum): 60 units

Be careful to check prerequisites.
Course Listing
Choose 18 units of coursework, including two or more disciplines, from the following list:
ANTH G100 – Introduction To Cultural Anthropology – 3 units
ANTH G130 – Introduction to Archaeology – 3 units
ANTH G140 – Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion – 3 units
ANTH G150 – Indians Of North America – 3 units
ANTH G200 – Gender, Sex, and Sexuality – 3 units

CJ G110 – Criminal Investigation – 3 units
CJ G115 – organized Crime and Terrorism – 3 units
CJ G123 – Juvenile Law – 3 units
CJ G128 – Criminal Procedures & Evidence – 3 units
CJ G140 – Introduction To Criminal Justice – 3 units
CJ G141 – Criminal Law I – 3 units
CJ G150 – Introduction To Corrections – 3 units
CJ G152 – Probation and Corrections: Case Planning and Supervision – 3 units

ECON G110 – Contemporary Economic Issues and Problems – 3 units
ECON G120 – Economic History Of The United States – 3 units
ECON G170 – Principles of Micro Economics – 3 units
ECON G175 – Principles of Macro Economics – 3 units

GEOG G100 – World Regional Geography – 3 units
GEOG G185 – Human Geography – 3 units

HIST G110        Economic History of the United  3

HIST G120 – Asian Civilizations – 3 units
HIST G132 – History of Britain And Ireland I – 3 units
HIST G135 – History of Britain and Ireland II – 3 units
HIST G140 – California History – 3 units
HIST G150 – History of Latin America – 3 units
HIST G121 – History of American Women – 3 units
HIST G170 – History of The United States To 1876 – 3 units
HIST G175 – History of the United States Since 1876 – 3 units
HIST G180 – Western Civilization 1 – 3 units
HIST G185 – Western Civilization 2 – 3 units
HIST G161 – World History 1 – 3 units
HIST G162 – World History 2 – 3 units

PEAC G100 – Peace Studies Intro – 3 units
PSCI G100 – Introduction To Political Science – 3 units
PSCI G101 – Survey Of Current Issues – 3 units
PSCI G110 – International Relations – 3 units
PSCI G130 – Law In American Society – 3 units
PSCI G180 – American Government – 3 units
PSCI G185 – Comparative Politics – 3 units
PSYC G100 – Introduction To Psychology – 3 units
PSYC G110 – Personal And Social Adjustment – 3 units
PSYC G116 – Child Growth and Development – 3 units
PSYC G255 – Abnormal Psychology – 3 units

PSYC G260                            Social Psychology                                              3

PSYC G118 – Life Span Developmental Psychology – 3 units
PSYC G165 – Principles of Human Sexuality 1 – 3 units
PSYC G280 – Research Methods in Psychology – 4 units
PSYC G250 – Psychobiology – 3 units

SOCS G136 – History And Culture Of The Chicano American – 3 units

SOC G100 – Introduction To Sociology – 3 units
or
SOC G100H – Introduction To Sociology Honors – 3 units

SOC G110 – Introduction To Marriage And The Family – 3 units
SOC G133 – Racial And Ethnic Relations In America – 3 units
SOC G134 – Introduction To Chicano Studies – 3 units
SOC G185 – Analysis of Social Problems – 3 units

No more than 3 units may be chosen from the following list:

COMM G225 – Negotiation and Mediation – 3 units
COMM G255 – Intercultural Communication – 3 units

ENVS G100 – Introduction To Environmental Studies – 3 units

PEAC G110 – Nonviolence and Conflict Resolution – 3 units
PEAC G225 – Negotiation and Mediation – 3 units

PHIL G150 – Political Philosophy – 3 units

PSCI G150 – Political Philosophy – 3 units

SPAN G200 – Mexican Culture And Civilization – 3 units


Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Human Behavior and Self-Development

This program is designed for students who desire a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences, plus additional course work in an “Area of Emphasis.” This program would be an ideal choice for students planning on transferring to the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC), as the student may satisfy their general education requirements plus focus on transferable course work relating to baccalaureate majors at these institutions. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to fulfill requirements for an emphasis should be selected with the assistance of GWC Counselor.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Use their understanding of themselves and others to communicate and collaborate more effectively.
  • Better care for themselves and others
  • Work with people in their communities.
  • Participate in group activities and collaborative projects.
  • Experience group interactions in a variety of contexts.

Semester 1
3 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Semester 2
6 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Semester 3
3 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Semester 4
6 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Major Total: 18 units
GE Pattern: GWC AA, CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 21-39 units
DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (maximum): 60 units

Be careful to check prerequisites.
Course Listing
Choose at least one course from each category below (A, B, and C), then complete additional courses from categories A, B, and/or C, to total 18 units (with no more than six units of activity courses).

A) Theory and Knowledge
ACCT G100 – Introduction to Accounting – 3 units

ANTH G100 – Introduction To Cultural Anthropology – 3 units
ANTH G185 – Physical Anthropology – 3 units
ANTH G190 – Introduction to Linguistics – 3 units
ANTH G200 – Gender, Sex, and Sexuality – 3 units

COMM G100 – Interpersonal Communication – 3 units
COMM G112 – Small Group Dynamics – 3 units
COMM G265 – Gender Communication – 3 units
COMM G255 – Intercultural Communication – 3 units

CJ G110 – Criminal Investigation – 3 units
CJ G115 – Organized Crime and Terrorism – 3 units
CJ G123 – Juvenile Law – 3 units
CJ G137 – Community Relations And Special Issues In Criminal Justice – 3 units
CJ G150 – Introduction To Corrections – 3 units
CJ G152 – Probation and Corrections: Case Planning and Supervision – 3 units

ECOL G100 – Human Ecology – 3 units

PSYC G100 – Introduction To Psychology – 3 units
PSYC G116 – Child Growth and Development – 3 units
PSYC G255 – Abnormal Psychology – 3 units
PSYC G118 – Life Span Developmental Psychology – 3 units
PSYC G280 – Research Methods in Psychology – 4 units
PSYC G250 – Psychobiology – 3 units
PYSC G260 – Social Psychology – 3 units

SOC G100 – Introduction To Sociology – 3 units
SOC G110 – Introduction To Marriage And The Family – 3 units
SOC G133 – Racial And Ethnic Relations In America – 3 units
SOC G160 – Sociology of Criminology – 3 units
SOC G185 – Analysis of Social Problems – 3 units

B) Growth and Purpose
BUS G121 – Personal Finance – 3 units

COLL G100 – Becoming A Successful Student – 3 units

COMM G260 – Organizational Communication – 3 units

COUN G100 – Career Planning – 1.5 units
COUN G103 – Educational Planning For Student Success – 1 unit
COUN G104 – Career And Life Planning – 3 units
COUN G199 – Employability Skills – 1.5 units

CJ G130 – Character Development For Law Enforcement – 3 units

EDUC G102 – Teaching Diverse Contemporary Classrooms – 1 unit
EDUC G103 – Technology Proficiencies For Teachers I – 2 units
EDUC G200 – The Teaching Profession – 3 units

LIBR G110 – Info Competency/Library Research – 1 unit
LIBR G120 – Libraries And The Internet – 1 unit

PSYC G110 – Personal And Social Adjustment – 3 units
PSYC G165 – Principles of Human Sexuality 1 – 3 units

C) Health and Wellness
Non-Activity
HLED G100 – Personal Health – 3 units

HLED G107 – Drugs, Health, and Society – 3 units
or
CJ G107 – Drugs, Health, and Society – 3 units

KIN G100 – Introduction to Kinesiology – 3 units
KIN G101 – First Aid/Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation – 3 units
KIN G281 – Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries – 3 units

HLED G135 – Nutrition and Health – 3 units

PE G103  – Exercise for Healthy Living – 2 units

Activity
DANC G100 – Modern Dance 1 – Beginning – 2 units
DANC G105 – Dance Conditioning And Stretches – 1 unit
DANC G112 – Ballroom Dance – 0.5 – 1 units
DANC G115 – Tap Dance 1 – Beginning – 2 units
DANC G119 – Hip Hop Dance – 1 unit
DANC G120 – Ballet 1 – Beginning – 1 – 1.5 units
DANC G125 – Jazz Dance 1 – Beginning – 2 units
DANC G130 – Dance For Musical Theater – 2 units
DANC G135 – Mid-Eastern Dance – 0.5 – 1 units
DANC G230 – Choreography – 2 units
DANC G235 – Modern Dance Ensemble – 2 units
DANC G240 – Tap Dance Ensemble – 1 – 2 units
DANC G245 – Performance Ensemble – 1 – 2 units

PE G110 – Swimming For Fitness – 0.5 – 1 units
PE G111 – Swimming – 1 unit
PE G130 – Yoga – 1 unit
PE G132 – Pilates For Fitness – 1 unit
PE G137 – Golf – 0.5 units
PE G150 – Badminton – 1 unit
PE G158 – Tennis – 1 unit
PE G173 – Introduction To Weight Training – 1 unit
PE G176 – Total Fitness For Women – 1 unit
PE G180 – Strength And Muscle Power Training – 2 units
PE G181 – Muscular Strength Training – 1 unit
PE G186 – Activities – Basketball – 0.5 – 1 units
PE G192 – Soccer – 1 unit
PE G195 – Volleyball – 0.5 – 1 units
PE G196 – Sand Volleyball – 0.3 – 1 units
PE G244 – Cross Country Team – Men – 2 units
PE G246 – Football Team – 2 units
PE G252 – Swimming Team – Men – 2 units
PE G256 – Track Team – Men/Women – 2 units
PE G258 – Volleyball Team – Men – 2 units
PE G272 – Cross Country Team – Women – 2 units
PE G273 – Soccer Team – Women – 2 units
PE G274 – Softball Team – Women – 2 units
PE G275 – Swimming Team – Women – 2 units

PE G279                                 Intercollegiate Women’s Sand VB                    3


Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts: Emphasis in Social Sciences

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Compare and evaluate research pertaining to the broad principles of social sciences and the ways social scientists in a particular discipline conduct research.
  • Demonstrate an application of investigative methods to collect, interpret, and present scientific data on social science theories.
  • Demonstrate how social science findings can be employed to: (a) analyze social change, (b) analyze social problems, and (c) analyze and develop social policies.
  • Explain how findings and ideas in social science can be applied to explain phenomena and events that influence the larger society.

Semester 1
6 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Semester 2
6 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Semester 3
6 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Semester 4
6 units from Course Listing
General Education – TBD

Major Total: 24 units
GE Pattern: GWC AA, CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 21-39 units
DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (maximum): 60 units

Be careful to check prerequisites.
Course Listing
6 units – Choose one course from each group:

Group A:
HIST G170 – History Of The United States To 1876 – 3 units
or
HIST G175 – History of the United States Since 1876 – 3 units

Group B:
PSCI G180 – American Government – 3 units
or
PSCI G180H – American Government Honors – 3 units

18 units – Choose 18 additional units, with at least one course from each group:
Group A:
ANTH G100 – Introduction To Cultural Anthropology – 3 units
ANTH G185 – Physical Anthropology – 3 units
ANTH G130 – Introduction to Archaeology – 3 units

Group B:
ECON G110 – Contemporary Economic Issues and Problems – 3 units
or
ECON G170 – Principles of Micro Economics – 3 units

Group C:
GEOG G100 – World Regional Geography – 3 units
or
GEOG G180 – Introduction To Geography: Physical Geography – 3 units
or
GEOG G185 – Human Geography – 3 units

Group D:
HIST G180 – Western Civilization 1 – 3 units
or
HIST G180 H – Western Civilization 1, Honors – 3 units

HIST G185 – Western Civilization 2 – 3 units
or
HIST G185 H – Western Civilization 2, Honors – 3 units

HIST G161 – World History 1 – 3 units
HIST G162 – World History 2 – 3 units

Group E:
PSCI G110 – International Relations – 3 units
or
PSCI G185 – Comparative Politics – 3 units

Group F:
SOC G100 – Introduction To Sociology – 3 units
or
SOC G100H – Introduction To Sociology, Honors – 3 units

SOC G133 – Racial And Ethnic Relations In America – 3 units
SOC G185 – Analysis of Social Problems – 3 units

Course Descriptions

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