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Transfer Studies--CSU GE 2012-2013
This Certificate of Achievement is designed for students who intend to transfer to the California State University system (CSU). Students who complete the requirements for the Certificate of Achievement--CSU GE/Breadth with a grade of "C" or better in each course will complete the lower division requirements for the CSU General Education/Breadth pattern, as outlined and required by the California State University. Students should meet with a Foothill College counselor to determine whether the CSU GE/Breadth transfer pattern is the best option to meet their specific transfer goals. The Certificate of Achievement will be noted on the student’s transcript. To earn the Certificate of Achievement, students must complete the coursework outlined below. Residency requirement: a minimum of 16 units must be completed at Foothill College. Courses on this list are approved for a specific academic year. A course cannot be certified by Foothill College unless it was on the Foothill College CSU GE/Breadth Certification list when it was completed. For information regarding the year in which courses are approved, access http://www.assist.org
Units required for Certificate: 58CA = Certificate of Achievement.
To be eligible to transfer to a CSU campus, students must complete at least 90 units of CSU transferable courses with a GPA of 2.0 or better. Completion of the California State University General Education/Breadth curriculum (CSU GE) requirements as outlined satisfies the requirements of the Certificate of Achievement in Transfer Studies (CSU GE). Completion of the CSU General Education/Breadth pattern is also required for students pursuing an Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or and AS-T). In addition to completing the courses for the Certificate of Achievement, the student is responsible for completing major preparation and/or elective credits to complete the 90 quarter units required for admission for all CSU campuses. Students can use www.assist.org to review major preparation courses and are strongly advised to see a counselor for educational planning in order to achieve successful admission to the university of their choice.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Some universities also require students to submit a formal CSU GE certification form which is available through the Foothill College Evaluations Office prior to transfer. University deadlines are generally immediately following spring quarter; therefore, students should request the certification the week prior to finals during their last term at Foothill College.
Certificate of Achievement in Transfer Studies--CSU GE (58 Units)
AREA A: Communication in the English Language & Critical Thinking
CSU admission requires completes of one course from each of the following areas: A1, A2 and A3. (minimum 12 quarter units)
A1. Oral Communication: COMM 1A, 1AH, 1B, 1BH, 2, 3, 4
A2. Written Communication: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1B, 1BH, ENGL 1S & 1T (if 1S & 1T are selected to satisfy this area, both 1S & 1T must be completed) or ESLL 26
A3. Critical Thinking: ENGL 1B, 1BH, 1C, 1CH, PHIL 1, 7, 30
AREA B: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Complete one course from category B1, B2, and B4. One Physical or Biological Science must include a laboratory experience (noted with asterisk). (12 – 15 quarter units)
B1. Physical Science: ASTR 10A, 10B, 10BH, 10L*, CHEM 1A*, 1B*, 1C*, 12A*, 12B*, 12C*, 25*, 30A*, 30B*, GEOG 1*, PHYS 2A*, 2B*, 2C*, 4A*, 4B*, 4C*, 4D*, PHYS 5A*, 5B*, 5C*, 6, 12
B2. Biological & Life Science: ANTH 1, 1H, 1HL*, 1L*, BIOL 1A*, 1B*, 1C*, 1D, 9, 9L*, 10*, 12, 13*, 14*, 15*, 17, 40A*, 40B*, 40C*, 41*, 45, BTEC 10*, 51A, 51AL*; HORT 10*
B4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning: (Completion of one course is required for CSU Admission) MATH 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2A, 2B, 10, 11, 12, 22, 44, 48A, 48B, 48C, 57; PSYC 7; SOC 7
AREA C: Arts, Literature, Philosophy & Foreign Language
Completion of a minimum of three courses, to include at least one course from the Arts and one course from the Humanities. (12 -15 quarter units)
NOTE: Students who did not complete ENGL 1B for Area A3 above must complete ENGL 1B as one of the Area C courses. Courses may not be counted in more than one area.
C1. Arts (Art, Dance, Music, Theater): ART 1, 2A, 2AH, 2B, 2BH, 2C, 2CH, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2J, 3, 4A, 4G, 6, DANC 10, MUS 1, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 3A, 3B, 3C, 7, 7D, 7E, 8, 8H, 9A, 9B, 10, 11A, 11B, 11C, 27, PHED 54, PHIL 11, PHOT 1, 8, 8H, 10, 10H, 11, 11H, THTR 1, 2A, 2B, 2C, 8, 20A, 26, VART 1, 2C, 3, WMN 15
C2. Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Languages): COMM 12, CRWR 6, 39A, 39B, 40, 41A, 41B, ENGL 1B, 5, 5H, 7, 7H, 8, 11, 11H, 12, 14, 16, 17, 22, 24, 31, 40, 40H, 41, 46A, 46B, 46C, 48A, 48B, 48C, FA 1, 2, HIST 4A, 4B, 4C, 4CH, HUMN 1A, 1B, JAPN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 25A, 25B, 33, 35, MDIA 11, 12, PHIL 2, 4, 8, 20A, 20B, 20C, 24, 25, SPAN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 25A, 25B, THTR 2A, 2B, 2C, VART 2A, 2B
AREA D: Social, Political & Economic Institutions
Two CSU graduation requirements: minimum of three courses. (12 – 15 quarter units)
Requirement 1: POLI 1 and either HIST 17A or 17B or 17C (satisfies the F1 CSU American Institutions Requirement)
Requirement 2: One course, selected from D-1 through D-0
D1. Anthropology & Archaeology: ANTH 2A, 2B, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 8L, 8LX, 8LY, 12, 20, 22, 50, 51
D2. Economics: ECON 1A, 1B, 9, 18, 25, GEOG 5, POLI 9
D3. Ethnic Studies: (Please note that some CSU campuses may require additional courses after transfer to meet this requirement.) ANTH 2B, 4, 6, 20, CHLD 51A, COMM 12, ENGL 12, 31, HIST 10, MUS 8, PHIL 24, 25, PHOT 8, 8H, PSYCH 21, 22, SOC 21, 23, SOSC 20, WMN 21
D4. Gender Studies: ART 2E, COMM 10, ENGL 22, PSYC 21, SOC 21, 28 WMN 5, 11, 15, 21
D5. Geography: GEOG 2, 5, 9, 10
D6. History: HIST 4A, 4B, 4C, 4CH, 8, 9, 9H, 10, 16, 16H, 17A, 17B, 17C, 18, 20,
D7. Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science: CHLD 1, 2, 51, HIST 18, PHED 2, SOC 8, SOSC 20, SPED 62
D8. Political Science, Government, & Legal Institutions: ECON 9, POLI 1, 2, 2H, 3, 3H, 9, 9H, 15, 15H, SPED 64
D9. Psychology: CHLD 1, 2, 50A, PSYC 1, 4, 10, 14, 21, 22, 25, 30, 33, 40, 49, 55, SOC 10, 21, 30, WMN 21
D0. Sociology & Criminology: PSYC 10, 21, 30, SOC 1, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 20, 21, 23, 28, 30, 40, 57, WMN 21
AREA E: Lifelong Understanding & Self Development (4 – 5 quarter units)
E. BIOL 8, CNSL 52, 72, CRLP 70, DANC 1A, 1B, 2, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 (Note: DANC counts as PE Activity), HLTH 21, any PHED/PE Activity course (limited to two units), PHED 4, PSYC 50, SOC 19, 40, SPED 52, 62, 72
Note: Courses completed for this Certificate of Achievement must be on the approved list during the year in which they were taken. Please consult a counselor with any questions.
2012-2013 | Status: Approved | Modified: 2012-06-11 09:19:06 | Dept Code: CNSL