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Golden West College

2022 - 2023

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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

CMST G100, G110, G112.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL G100 or G100H, G100S.

A-3: Critical Thinking

CMST G220; ENGL G110 or G110H; PHIL G115, G125; PSYC G130.

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 G100, G100L; CHEM G110, G130, G180, G185, G220, G225; GEOG G130, G180, G180L; GEOL G105, G106, G110, G120; PHSC G100; PHYS G110, G111, G120, G125, G185, G280, G285.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH G185, G185L; BIOL G100, G101, G104, G104L, G110, G120, G180, G182, G183, G186, G210, G220, G221, G225; PSYC G250.

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

BIOL G260; CS G262; ECON G105, G160; MATH G100, G103, G104, G115, G120, G140, G160, G170, G180, G185, G235, G280, G282, G285; PSYC G140.

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 G100, G103, G104, G105, G106, G107, G116, G121, G127, G128, G130, G142, G150, G158; DANC G101; MUS G101, G101H, G103, G108, G110, G115, G139, G143, G145, G165; PHOT G120; THEA G100, G102, G106, G108, G111, G112, G120, G175, G176, G177, G178, G210.

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

ANTH G190; CMST G255; ENGL G110, G112, G114, G114H, G143, G147, G150, G155, G160, G160H, G161, G161H, G270, G275, G281; ETHS G255; HIST G110, G120, G121, G140, G150, G161, G162, G170, G175, G180, G185; PHIL G100, G102, G110, G111, G120, G150; PSCI G150; SIGN G180, G185, G200, G280, G285; SPAN G160, G165, G180, G185, G200, G280, G285; VIET G180, G185, G280, G285, G290.

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

ANTH G200; BUS G100; CMST G265; ECON G110, G130M, G135; ETHS G103, G111, G120, G130, G133, G134, G150, G167, G181, G255; GEOG G120; GLST G102, G130; HIST G101, G155; HLED G220; PSCI G103, G181; PSYC G110, G167; SOC G111, G115, G133, G134, G140, G200; SOC G133, G134

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

ANTH G100, G130, G140, G150.

D-2: Economics

ECON G170, G175; HIST G110.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

EDUC G180; ETHS G255; HIST G120, G150, G161, G162; SOC G133, G134; SPAN G200.

D-4: Gender Studies

HIST G121.

D-5: Geography

GEOG G100, G185, G190.

D-6: History

HIST G110, G120, G121, G140, G150, G161, G162, G170, G175, G180, G185.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

COMM G180, G225, G260; HIST G120; PEAC G100, G110, G230; PSCI G105, G205; PSYC G116, G118, G165, G205, G280; SOC G111.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

CJ G141; PHIL G150; PSCI G100, G101, G110, G120, G130, G150, G180, G185, G205.

D-9: Psychology

PSYC G100, G116, G118, G165, G250, G255, G260, G280.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

CJ G123, G140; SOC G100, G110, G160, G185.

Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
COLL G100; COUN G104, G105, G150, G151, G152, G153, G154, G155, G156; HLED G100, G107, G135, G201, G220; KIN G100, G101, G110; PEAC G230; PSYC G110, G116, G118, G165.
For a complete list of all approved PE activity courses for this area see pdf link at the top of the page area E.

Area F: Ethnic Studies

3 semester units required.
3 units minimum
ETHS G103, G111, G120, G133, G134, G150, G167, G181; GEOG G120; HIST G155; PSCI G103, G181; PSYC G167; SOC G111, G133, G134.

American Institutions (US-1-2-3)

To verify historical American Institutions course approvals visit:
ETHS G150 - US 1
HIST G170 - US 1
HIST G175 - US 1
PSCI G180 - US 2 & US 3
PSCI G181 - US 2 & US 3

(page last modified: 08/09/2023)