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Ventura College

2016 - 2017

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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 V01, V03, V10, V15.

A-2: Written Communication


A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM V10; ENGL V01B; PHIL V04, V05.


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

AST V01, V01L; CHEM V01A, V01AL, V01B, V01BL, V12A, V12AL, V12B, V12BL, V20, V20L, V21, V21L, V30, V30L; ESRM V02, V11; GEOG V01, V01L, V05; GEOL V02, V02L, V03, V07, V09, V11, V21; PHSC V01; PHYS V01, V02A-V02AL, V02B-V02BL, V03A-V03AL, V03B-V03BL, V04-V04L, V05-V05L, V06-V06L.

B-2: Life Science

ANAT V01; ANPH V01; ANTH V01, V01L; BIOL V01, V01L, V03, V04, V10, V12, V14, V18, V23, V29, V29L, V42; BIOT V18; ESRM V01, V10; MICR V01; PHSO V01; PSY V03.

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

CS V17; MATH V04, V05, V20, V21A, V21B, V21C, V22, V23, V38, V40, V44, V46A, V52; PSY V04.


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)

AES V10, V12, V65, V66, V67; ART V01, V02A, VO2B, V02C, V03, V04, V05, V06, V07, V08, V09, V12A, V13A, V19, V51A; DANC V01, V02; ENGL V29A, V29B; MUS V01, V03, V06, V07, V08, V09A, V09B; PHOT V01, V07; THA V01, V02A, V20, V29.

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

AES V61, V63; ENGL V01B, V10, V11A, V15, V16, V21A, V21B, V22A, V22B, V23, V26, V30, V31, V33, V34, V35, V36A, V36B; FREN V01, V02; GERM V01, V02; HIST V01A, V01B, V15, V17, V18A, V18B; IDS V08; ITAL V01, V02; JAPN V01, V02; PHIL V01, V02, V03A, V03B, V06A, VO6B, V09 V10; SL V10A, V10B; V10C; SPAN V01, V02, V03, V03S, V04, V04S.


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

AES V01; ANTH V02, V03, V04, V05, V06, V07.

D-2: Economics

ECON V01A, V01B.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

AES V01, V02A, V02B, V11, V20, V22, V23, V24, V40A, V40B, V41; ANTH V04; CHST V01, V02, V24; HIST V03A, V03B, V05A, V05B, V12, V13; PSY V30; SOC V03, V24.

D-4: Gender Studies

ANTH V06; HIST V02A, V02B; SOC V04; PSY V25.

D-5: Geography

GEOG V02, V06, V08.

D-6: History

AES V02A, V02B, V21A, V21B, V22, V40A, V40B, V41, V42A, V42B V61, V63; HIST V01A, V01B, V02A, V02B, V03A, V03B, V04A, V04B, V05A, V05B, V07A, V07B, V08, V10A, V10B, V12, V13, V14A, V14B, V15, V16, V17, V18A, V18B, V21.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

BIOL V18; BIOT V18; CD V02, V03, V61; COMM V12, V16; HED V20, V22.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

CJ V01, V02; ESRM V03; POLS V01, V02, V03, V04, V05, V09, V10, V11, V12, V14, V15, V16.

D-9: Psychology

PSY V01, V02, V05, V07, V15, V25, V29, V30, V31; SOC V31.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

AES V11, V24; CHST V24; CJ V03; PSY V31; SOC V01, V02, V03, V04, V05, V07, V13, V24, V31.


3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
AES V11; ANTH V02; ART V01; BIOL V10, V12, V18; BIOT V18; CD V02, V03; CJ V11A; COMM V03; DANC V4, V10A, V10B, V10C, V10D, V13A, V13B, V13C, 13D, V14, V15A, V15B, 15C, 15D, V23, V27, V29A, V29B, V29C, 29D, V30A, V50A, V50B, V50C, V50D; EAC V01, V21, V26; ESRM V01; HED V1, V20, V24, V70, V73, V76, V82, V87, V95, V97; HIST V02A, V02B; ICA V02, V03, V04, V05, V06, V07, V08, V13, V14, V15, V16, V17, V18, V19, V20, V22, V23, V24, V25, V36, V69; KIN V02, V03, V04, V06, V10, V12, V14, V16, V18, V20, V22, V24, V26, V28, V34, V40A, V42A, V44A, V44B, V46A, V46B, V48A, V50A, V52, V70A, V73, V74A, V76A; PSY V01, V02, V05, V25; SOC V03, V05; THA V14.


CSU US History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses

Students satisfy this CSU graduation requirement through coursework in three areas:
US 1: Historical Development of American Institutions and ideals.
US 2: United States Constitution and government.
US 3: California state and local government.
Select a combination of courses that fulfill the requirements for US 1, 2, and 3.
To verify historical and most current American Institutions course approvals visit:
AES V02A - US 1
AES V02B - US 1
AES V22 - US 1
AES V40A - US 1
AES V40B - US 1
AES V63 - US 1
HIST V02A - US 1
HIST V02B - US 1
HIST V03A - US 1
HIST V03B - US 1
HIST V04B - US 1
HIST V05A - US 1
HIST V05B - US 1
HIST V07A - US 1
HIST V07B - US 1
HIST V12 - US 1
HIST V17 - US 1
POLS V01 - US 2 & US 3
POLS V03 - US 2 & US 3