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Cypress College

2023 - 2024

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Area A: English Language Communication and Critical Thinking

9 semester units required with at least one course each from A1, A2 and A3. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better.
9 units minimum

A-1: Oral Communication

COMM 100C, 100HC.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 100C, 100HC, 101C; ESL 110C.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 135C, 138C, 238C; ENGL 103C, 103HC, 104C, 104HC, 106C; PHIL 170C, 172C, 175C.

Area B: Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning

9 semester units required with at least one course each from Physical Science, Life Science and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning. One Physical or Life Science course must include a laboratory experience (underlined). Courses in area B-4 must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better.
9 units minimum

B-1: Physical Science

ASTR 116C, 116HC, 117C, 117HC; BIOL 103C; CHEM 100C, 101C, 103C, 104C, 107C, 111AC, 111BC, 201C; GEOG 102C, 102LC, 140C; GEOL 100C, 100HC, 101C, 103C, 104C, 105C, 115C, 120C, 125C, 130C/131C, 190C; PHSC 104C; PHYS 130C, 201C, 202C, 210C, 211C, 221C, 222C, 223C.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH 101C, 101HC, 210C; BIOL 101C, 101HC, 102C, 107C, 122C, 135AC, 135BC, 160C, 175C, 210C, 220C, 231C, 241C, 276C, 277, 278; PSY 221C.

B-3: Laboratory Activity

Students must select at least one laboratory experience (see underlined courses in areas B-1 and B-2).

B-4: Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning

MATH 100C, 110C, 110PC, 115C, 115PC, 120C, 120PC, 126C, 130C, 130PC, 141C, 141PC, 142C, 150AC, 150BC, 220C, 250AC, 250BC; PSY 161C, 161HC; SOC 161C, 161HC.

Area C: Arts and Humanities

9 semester units required with at least one course each in Arts and Humanities.
9 units minimum

C-1: Arts (Art, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theatre)

ART 100C, 110C, 111C, 112C, 112HC, 114C, 116C, 120C, 150C, 151C, 182C, 194C, 216C; DANC 101C; ENGL 125C, 125HC; MAD 110C, 122C, 126C, 127C, 128C, 129C, 131C, 191C, 192C, 195C, 196C, 197C, 198C; MUS 101C, 113C, 114C, 116C, 117C, 118C, 118HC, 119C, 120C, 127C; PHOT 101C, 204C; THEA 100C, 102C, 107C, 107HC, 120C, 121C, 126C, 129C, 132C, 133C, 145C, 149C.

C-2: Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Languages Other than English)

ANTH 105C, 107C; CHIN 101C, 102C, 203C, 204C; COMM 220C, 220HC; ENGL 102C, 102HC, 110C, 111C, 128C, 130C, 208C, 211C, 212C, 221C, 222C, 223C, 224C, 234C, 234HC, 239C, 243C, 248C, 249C, 250C, 255C, 256C, 260C; ESL 108C, 109C; ETHS 101C, 101HC, 129C, 130C, 131C, 150C, 151C, 152C, 159C, 160C, 161C, 170C, 171C, 202C; FREN 101C, 102C, 200C, 203C, 204C; HIST 110C, 110HC, 111C, 111HC, 112C, 112HC, 113C, 113HC, 125C, 160C, 161C, 163C, 165C, 170C, 170HC, 171C, 171HC, 270C, 275C; INDS 100C, 101C; JAPN 101C, 102C, 200C, 203C, 204C; LING 101C; PHIL 100C, 100HC, 101C, 105C, 110C, 120C, 135C, 160C, 201C, 202C, 230C, 240C; PORT 101C, 102C; SPAN 101C, 102C, 200C, 201C, 202C, 203C, 204C.

Area D: Social Sciences

6 semester units required with courses in at least 2 disciplines. Students are expected to complete the American Institutions requirement in this section (courses identified in the American Institution section).
6 units minimum

D--1: Sociology

AJ 110C, 120C, 160C; ANTH 208C, 212C; COMM 105C, 120C; DSST 120C; 200C; ECON 130C; ETHS 101C, 101HC, 129C, 130C, 131C, 150C, 151C, 152C, 153C, 159C, 160C, 161C, 170C, 171C, 202C, 235C; HIST 125C; INDS 200C, 201C; KIN 248C; PHIL 165C; PHS 280C, 280HC, 281C, 281HC, 283C, 285C; PSY 120; SOC 125C, 280C, 290C.

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

ANTH 102C, 102HC, 103C, 104C, 105C, 106C, 107C, 121C, 225C.

D-2: Economics

ECON 100C, 100HC, 105C, 105HC, 110C, 120C; GEOG 260C.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ETHS 101C, 101HC, 129C, 131C, 150C, 152C, 153C, 160C, 170C, 171C; HS 277C; PSY 131C.

D-4: Gender Studies

HIST 270C; POSC 250C; SOC 225C.

D-5: Geography

GEOG 100C, 100HC, 130C, 160C, 260C.

D-6: History

HIST 110C, 110HC, 111C, 111HC, 112C, 112HC, 113C, 113HC, 135C, 142C, 143C, 151C, 152C, 160C, 161C, 163C, 165C, 170C, 170HC, 171C, 171HC, 190C, 191C, 270C, 275C.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

BUS 100C; COMM 120C; HUSR 200C; JOUR 110C, JOUR 118C.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

POSC 100C, 100HC, 120C, 200C, 209C, 210C, 215C, 216C, 230C, 250C.

D-9: Psychology

HUSR 255C; PSY 101C, 101HC, 110C, 131C, 139C, 145C, 202C, 221C, 222C, 251C, 255C.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

HUSR 250C, 292C; KIN 249C; SOC 101C, 101HC, 102C, 225C, 250C, 275C, 277C, 292C.

Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
CIS 111C; COMM 105C; COUN 105C, 150C, 151C; HRC 100C, 100HC; HUSR 250C, 255C; KIN 219C, 290C, 291C, 292C; PHS 294C, 296C; PSY 120C, 145C, 255C; SOC 250C.
For a complete list of all approved PE activity courses for this area see pdf link at the top of the page.

Area F: Ethnic Studies

3 semester units required.
3 units minimum
In order to satisfy the Area F Ethnic Studies requirement, a course must be taken in Fall 2021 and beyond.
ETHS 101C, 101HC, 129C, 150C, 159C, 170C, 202C, 235C.

American Institutions (US-1-2-3)

To verify historical American Institutions course approvals visit:
ETHS 101C - US 1
ETHS 101HC - US 1
ETHS 130C - US 1
ETHS 131C - US 1
ETHS 152C - US 1
ETHS 160C - US 1
ETHS 161C - US 1
HIST 170C - US 1
HIST 170HC - US 1
HIST 171C - US 1
HIST 171HC - US 1
HIST 190C - US 1
HIST 191C - US 1
POSC 100C - US 2 & US 3
POSC 100HC - US 2 & US 3
POSC 101C - US 3
POSC 250C - US 2 & US 3

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