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Porterville College

2019 - 2020

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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 P101, P102, P103.

A-2: Written Communication


A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM P105; ENGL P100R, P101B, P101C; PHIL P107.

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

AGRI P106; ASTR P101; CHEM P101A, P101B, P106; ERSC P110; GEOL P110, P115; PHSC P112; PHYS P102A, P104A.

B-2: Life Science

AGRI P131; ANAT P110; ANTH P101; BIOL P105, P106, P110; MICR P106; PHYL P101.

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

BSAD P150, P155; MATH P101, P101A, P102, P103, P104, P110, P115, P122, P205, P206.

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 P101, P113, P114; DRMA P101; MUSC P110, P111, P112, P117 (maximum 2 credits).

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

ASL P101, P102, P103, P104; ANTH P102; ENGL P101B, P102, P103, P104, P112, P113, P114, P115, P116, P117, P118, P119, P130, P131, P140; HIST P101, P102, P104, P105, P108, P120, P121; PHIL P106, P108, P109, P110, P112, P113; SPAN P101, P102, P103, P104, P105, P106.

Area D: Social Sciences

9 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).
9 units minimum

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

ANTH P101, P102, P103, P104, P105, P107.

D-2: Economics

AGRI P102; ECON P101, P102.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ANTH P105; COMM P106; HIST P108, P119, P120, P121, P123.

D-4: Gender Studies

SOCI P140.

D-5: Geography

ERSC P114; GEOG P113, P114.

D-6: History

ANTH P103; HIST P101, P102, P104, P105, P107, P108, P109, P117, P118, P119, P120, P121, P123.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

COMM P106; CHDV P122; SOCI P120, P130, P140, P170.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

POLS P101, P102, P103.

D-9: Psychology

CHDV P223; PSYC P101A, P126, P133, P223; SOCI P170.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

ADMJ P107, P121, P123; SOCI P101, P102, P140, P160, P170.

Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
ANTH P101, P102; COMM P102; HLED P112; PHED P103, P106A, P115, P116, P117, P122, P123, P126, P130, P132; PHIL P112; PHYL P101; PSYC P101A, P126; SOCI P102, P130, P140, P170.

American Institutions (US-1-2-3)

To verify historical American Institutions course approvals visit:
HIST P117 - US 1
HIST P118 - US 1
POLS P101 - US 2