General Ed Requirements 2014-2015

Completion of the Foothill College general education pattern requires that students successfully earn a minimum of 30-35 units from the courses listed at Gen Ed Degree with at least:

  • One course in each Area
    • Area I: Humanities
    • Area II: English
    • Area III: Natural Sciences (with lab)
    • Area IV: Social and Behavioral Sciences
    • Area V: Communication and Analytical Thinking
    • Area VI: United States Cultures and Communities
  • Two courses in Area VII: Lifelong Learning from two different academic departments

Although several courses have been approved for more than one area, a single course may only be used to satisfy one area.

General Ed Requirements Available as Online Courses

Fully online courses are listed BELOW. Please see Online Schedule of Classes for verification.

  • For a complete listing of online courses offered during the current quarter, visit Foothill Global Access Course Information.
  • If you need any additional degree information or confirmation, please contact the Counseling Division.
  • Please note that strictly online oral communications courses (COMM) may not be used on IGETC Area 1C for CSU admission and transfer.
ONLINE COURSE TITLE UNITS
Area I - HUMANITIES
ART 1 INTRODUCTION TO ART 4.5
ART 2A HISTORY OF ART PRE HIST-EARLY CHRISTIANITY 4.5
ART 2AH HONORS HISTORY OF ART PRE HIST-EARLY CHRISTIANITY 4.5
ART 2B HISTORY OF WESTERN ART MIDDLE AGES-RENAISSANCE 4.5
ART 2BH HONORS HISTORY OF WESTERN ART MIDDLE AGES-RENAISSANCE 4.5
ART 2C HISTORY OF WESTERN ART BAROQUE - POST-IMPRESSIONISM 4.5
ART 2CH HONORS HISTORY OF WESTERN ART BAROQUE - POST-IMPRESSIONISM 4.5
ART 2D AFRICAN, OCEANIC & NATIVE AMERICAN ART 4.5
ART 2E HISTORY OF WOMEN IN ART 4.5
ART 2F INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN ART 4.5
ART 2J AMERICAN ART 4.5
ART 4A FUNDAMENTALS IN DRAWING 4
ART 5A 2-D FOUNDATIONS 4
ART 20B COLOR II 3
ART 36 HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN 4
DANC 10 TOPICS IN DANCE HISTORY 4
ENGL 5 GAY & LESBIAN LITERATURE 4
ENGL 7 NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE 4
ENGL 14 TRAVELING THE WORLD THROUGH CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE 4
ENGL 16 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE 4
ENGL 40 ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE 4
GID 1 HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN 4
HUMN 1A HUMANITIES & THE MODERN EXPERIENCE I 4
HUMN 1B HUMANITIES & THE MODERN EXPERIENCE II 4
HUMN 3 WORLD MYTHS IN LITERATURE, ART AND FILM 4
HUMN 4 TRAUMA AND THE ARTS 4
MDIA 2C CURRENT TRENDS IN FILE, TV & THE INTERNET 4
MDIA 11 INTRODUCTION TO POPULAR CULTURE 4
MUS 1 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC 4
MUS 2A GREAT COMPOSERS AND MUSIC MASTERPIECES OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION 5
MUS 2B GREAT COMPOSERS AND MUSIC MASTERPIECES OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION
5
MUS 2C GREAT COMPOSERS AND MUSIC MASTERPIECES OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION
5
MUS 2D WORLD MUSIC: ROOTS TO CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL FUSION 5
MUS 7 CONTEMPORARY MUSIC STYLES: ROCK, POP & JAZZ 4
MUS 7D CONTEMPORARY MUSIC STYLES: THE BEATLES 4
MUS 7E HISTORY OF THE BLUES 4
MUS 8 MUSIC OF MULTICULTURAL AMERICA 5
MUS 8H HONORS MUSIC OF MULTICULTURAL AMERICA 5
PHIL 25 COMPARATIVE WORLD RELIGIONS: WEST 4
PHOT 5 INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY 4
PHOT 8 PHOTOGRAPHY OF MULTICULTURAL AMERICA 4
PHOT 8H HONORS PHOTOGRAPHY OF MULTICULTURAL AMERICA 4
PHOT 10 HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY 4
PHOT 10H HONORS HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY 4
PHOT 11 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PHOTOGRAPHY 4
PHOT 11H HONORS CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN PHOTOGRAPHY 4
THTR 1 INTRO TO THEATRE 4
THTR 2F HISTORY OF AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATRE 4
THTR 8 MULTICULTURAL THEATRE ARTS IN MODERN AMERICA 4
WMN 15 HISTORY OF WOMEN IN ART 4.5
 
Area II - ENGLISH
ENGL 1A COMPOSITION AND READING 5
ESLL 26 ADVANCED COMPOSITION & READING 5
Area III - NATURAL SCIENCES -with laboratory
GEOG 1 PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY 5
Area IV - SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
ANTH 2A CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY 4
ANTH 2B PATTERNS OF CULTURE 4
ANTH 3 PREHISTORY: THE SEARCH FOR LOST CIVILIZATIONS 4
ANTH 5 MAGIC, SCIENCE, AND RELIGION 4
ANTH 8 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY 4
ANTH 15 MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY: METHODS & PRACTICE 4
ANTH 22 THE AZTEC, MAYA & THEIR PREDECESSORS 4
BUSI 22 PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS 4
CHLD 1 CHILD DEVELOPMENT: PRENATAL TO EARLY CHILDHOOD 4
CHLD 2 CHILD DEVELOPMENT: MIDDLE CHILDHOOD TO ADOLESCENCE 4
ECON 1A PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS 5
ECON 1B PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS 5
ECON 9 POLITICAL ECONOMY 4
ECON 25 INTRO TO GLOBAL ECONOMY 4
GEOG 2 HUMAN GEOGRAPHY 4
GEOG 5 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY 4
GEOG 10 WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY 4
HIST 4A HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION TO 800 AD 4
HIST 4B HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION 700 - 1800 AD 4
HIST 4C HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION 1789 - PRESENT 4
HIST 10 HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA: THE MULTICULTURAL STATE 4
HIST 17A HIST OF US - TO 1815 4
HIST 17B HIST OF US 1812 TO 1914 4
HIST 17C HISTORY OF US FROM 1914 TO PRESENT 4
HIST 18 INTRO TO MIDDLE EASTERN CIV 4
HIST 20 HISTORY OF RUSSIA & THE SOVIET UNION 4
KINS 2 SPORT IN SOCIETY 4
POLI 1 INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT 5
POLI 3 INTRO TO POLITICAL PHIL/POLITICAL THEORY 5
POLI 9 POLITICAL ECONOMY 4
PSYC 1 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 5
PSYC 4 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOBIOLOGY 4
PSYC 10 RESEARCH METHODS & DESIGNS 5
PSYC 14 CHILD & AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT 4
PSYC 21 PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN: SEX & GENDER DIFFERENCES 4
PSYC 25 INTRODUCTION TO ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY 4
PSYC 30 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 4
PSYC 33 INTRODUCTION TO PERSONALITY PSYCHOLOGY 4
SOC 1 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 5
SOC 10 RESEARCH METHODS & DESIGN 5
SOC 11 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WELFARE 5
SOC 15 LAW & SOCIETY 4
SOC 19 ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE 4
SOC 20 MAJOR SOCIAL PROBLEMS 4
SOC 21 PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN: SEX & GENDER DIFFERENCES 4
SOC 23 RACE & ETHNIC RELATIONS 4
SOC 30 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 4
SOC 40 ASPECTS OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY 4
SPED 62 PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF DISABILITY 4
WMN 5 INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES 4
WMN 21 PSYCHOLOGY OF WOMEN: SEX & GENDER DIFFERENCES 4
Area V - COMMUNICATION AND ANALYTICAL THINKING
COMM 2 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 5
COMM 55 CAREER & LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION IN THE GLOBAL WORKPLACE 5
C S 1A OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING METHODOLOGIES IN JAVA 5
C S 1B INTERMEDIATE SOFTWARE DESIGN IN JAVA 5
C S 1C ADVANCED DATA STRUCTURES & ALGORITHMS IN JAVA 5
C S 2A OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING METHODOLOGIES IN C++ 5
C S 2B INTERMEDIATE SOFTWARE DESIGN IN C++ 5
C S 2C ADVANCED DATA STRUCTURES & ALGORITHMS IN C++ 5
C S 18 DISCRETE MATH 5
ENGL 1B COMPOSITION, CRITICAL READING & THINKING 5
ENGL 50C TECHNICAL WRITING 5
MATH 1A CALCULUS 5
MATH 1B CALCULUS 5
MATH 1C CALCULUS 5
MATH 10 ELEMENTARY STATISTICS 5
MATH 11 FINITE MATHEMATICS 5
MATH 22 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS 5
PHIL 1 CRITICAL THINKING & WRITING 5
PHIL 7 INTRODUCTION TO SYMBOLIC LOGIC 5
Area VI - U.S. CULTURES AND COMMUNITIES
CHLD 51A AFFIRMING DIVERSITY IN EDUCATION 4
COMM 10 GENDER, COMMUNICATION & CULTURE 5
COMM 12 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION 5
ENGL 7 NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE 4
ENGL 40 ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE 4
HIST 10 HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA: THE MULTICULTURAL STATE 4
MDIA 12 POPULAR CULTURE & UNITED STATES HISTORY 4
MUS 8 MUSIC OF MULTICULTURAL AMERICA 5
MUS 8H HONORS MUSIC OF MULTICULTURAL AMERICA 5
SOC 8 POPULAR CULTURE 4
SOC 23 RACE & ETHNIC RELATIONS 4
SPAN 10A SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS 5
SPED 61 INTRODUCTION TO DISABILITIES 4
THTR 8 MULTICULTURAL THEATRE ARTS IN MODERN AMERICA 4
WMN 5 INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES 4
Area VII - LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING
BIOL 8 BASIC NUTRITION 5
CNSL 90 INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE LEARNING 1
COMM 2 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 5
COMM 10 GENDER, COMMUNICATION & CULTURE 5
COMM 12 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION 5
COMM 55 CAREER & LEADERSHIP COMM IN GLOBAL WORKPLACE 5
CRLP 70 SELF-ASSESSMENT 3
HLTH 21 CONTEMPORARY HEALTH CONCERNS 4
KINS 4 CONCEPTS OF PHYSICAL FITNESS & WELLNESS 4
LIBR 10 RESEARCH PAPER SEARCH STRATEGIES
1
SPED 61 INTRODUCTION TO DISABILITIES
4
MINIMUM PROFICIENCY - ENGLISH/MATH
ENGL 1A COMPOSITION AND READING 5
or ESLL 26 ADVANCED COMPOSITION & READING 5
MATH 105 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA 5
     

Petition for Graduation

Minimum proficiency: ENGL 1A or 1AH or 1S and 1T or ESLL 26, and MATH 57 or 105 or 108* completed with a letter grade of "C" or better.
*Intermediate Algebra or equivalent means MATH 57 or 105 or 108, or mathematics placement test score indicating eligibility for a mathematics course beyond the level of MATH 105, or completion of a higher-level course with a grade of "C" or better, or completion of a bachelor degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university.


Note: The student who intends to transfer to a four-year school must meet additional requirements for general education. We strongly encourage you to meet frequently with your counselor. Challenges and questions related to general education or proficiency requirements should be directed to your counselor or the appropriate academic division office.

The Foothill College General Education pattern is only appropriate for students pursuing a Foothill College Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree, but is not appropriate for students pursuing an AA-T or AS-T degree. Students planning to earn an AA-T or AS-T must complete either the IGETC or CSU-Breadth general education pattern. Note that completion of the IGETC or CSU-Breadth pattern may also be used satisfy the general education requirements for the Foothill AA/AS degree. Because there are significant differences between the three patterns, students are strongly advised to meet with a counselor to determine which pattern will best meet the student's goals.