College of the Desert

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 2017-2018

Students must complete the course requirements as specified in the program of study for the declared major in addition to the general education courses in order to earn an Associate's Degree. 

C1. Natural Sciences: 3 units

AGEH 001Horticulture3
AGEH 001LHorticulture Laboratory1
AGPS 002Entomology - General & Applied4
AGPS 005Plant Science3
AGPS 005LPlant Science Lab1
ANTH 001Introduction To Physical Anthropology3
A 001Descriptive Astronomy3
A 001LDescriptive Astronomy Lab1
A 002Descriptive Astronomy4
A 003Planetary Astronomy4
BI 004Elements Of Biology4
BI 005Molecular And Cell Biology5
BI 006Biology Of Organisms5
BI 007Biology Of Mammals3
BI 007LBiology Of Mammals Lab1
BI 011Biology Of Viruses3
BI 013Human Anatomy And Physiology I4
BI 014Human Anatomy And Physiology II5
BI 015General Microbiology5
CH 001AGeneral Chemistry I5
CH 001BGeneral Chemistry II5
CH 003Introductory General Chemistry4
CH 004Fundamentals Of Chemistry4
CH 005Bio-organic Chemistry4
CH 010AOrganic Chemistry I5
CH 010BOrganic Chemistry II5
ENGR 006AElectric Circuits/Engineering & Science4
GEOG 001Physical Geography3
GEOG 001LPhysical Geography Lab1
G 001Physical Geology4
G 002Historical Geology With Laboratory4
G 005Environmental Geology4
G 010The Earth Sciences4
G 017Introduction To Oceanography3
G 017LIntroduction To Oceanography Lab1
G 022Introduction To Environmental Sciences3
NR 001Conservation Of Natural Resources3
NR 001LConservation Of Natural Resources Lab1
PH 001Introductory Physics4
PH 002ACollege Physics I4
PH 002BCollege Physics II4
PH 003AEngineering Physics4
PH 003BEngineering Physics4
PH 003CEngineering Physics4
PH 006AElectric Circuits For Engineering & Science4
PH 017Introduction To Meteorology3

C2. Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 units

AJ 001Introduction To Criminal Justice3
ANTH 002Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 003Archaeology, Introduction to Prehistory3
COUN 012Career/Life Planning & Personal Exploration3
ECON 001Principles Of Macroeconomics3
ECON 002Principles Of Microeconomics3
ECON 011International Economic Relations3
ECON 012Understanding Econ Principles & Applications3
GEOG 002Cultural Geography3
GEOG 007Regional Geography3
GS 010Global Studies3
GS 011Global Issues3
HS 013General Nutrition3
HS 072Introduction To Health & Society4
HIST 003History Of World Civilization I3
HIST 004History Of World Civilization II3
HIST 005History of Western Civilization I3
HIST 006History of Western Civilization II3
HIST 017US History Through Reconstruction3
HIST 018US History/Reconstruction To Present3
HIST 021California History3
HIST 023Latin American History3
KINE 010Personal & Community Health3
MC 001Introduction To Mass Media3
PHIL 003Introduction To Political Theory3
PHIL 013Perspectives On Death & Dying3
PS 001Introduction To Government3
PS 002Introduction To Comparative Governments3
PS 003Introduction To Political Theory3
PS 004Introduction To International Relations3
PS 005The American Presidency3
PSY 001General Psychology3
PSY 003Developmental Psychology3
PSY 007Positive Psychology3
PSY 010Psychological Aspects/Marriage & Family3
PSY 012Human Sexuality3
PSY 020Adolescent Psychology3
PSY 023Psychology Of Women3
PSY 025Intro To Research Methods For Soc Sciences3
PSY 027Biological Psychology3
PSY 029Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 033Personal & Social Adjustment3
SOC 001Introductory Sociology3
SOC 002Social Problems3
SOC 014Introduction To Race & Ethnicity3
SOC 015Mexican American Culture & Society3

C3. Arts, Humanities, and Culture: 3 units

AJ 005ACommunity And The Justice System3
ASL 001Elementary American Sign Language I5
ASL 002Elementary American Sign Language II5
ASL 003Intermediate American Sign Language I4
ASL 004Intermediate American Sign Language II4
ARCH 014History Of Architecture I3
ART 002AHistory of Western Art I: Prehistoric To Medieval3
ART 002BHistory of Western Art II: Renaissance To Contemporary3
ART 002CHistory of Modern Art3
ART 003ABasic Design & Color3
ART 010Introduction To Art3
ART 012ASurvey of Asian Art3
ART 012BArt of Africa, Oceania, & Indigenous North America3
ART 012CArt of the Ancient Americas3
ART 033History of Photography3
DANC 015History Of Dance3
ENG 001BComposition & Literature3
ENG 002Argumentative Writing & Critical Thinkng Thru Literature4
ENG 010AAmerican Literature I3
ENG 010BAmerican Literature II3
ENG 011ASurvey Of English Literature3
ENG 011BSurvey Of English Literature3
ENG 012AWorld Literature I3
ENG 012BWorld Literature II3
ENG 014Shakespeare3
ENG 015The Short Story3
ENG 017Women In Literature3
ENG 018Poetry CSI3
ENG 021Intro Latin American/Chicano Literature3
ENG 022Intro to African American Literature3
ENG 024Native American Literature3
ENG 025Introduction To The Novel3
ENG 026Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Literat3
ENG 031The Bible As Literature: Old Testament3
ENG 032The Bible As Literature: New Testament3
ENG 035Myth And Legend3
ENG 036Children's Literature3
ENG 037Methods Of Tutoring Writing3
FR 001Elementary French I5
FR 002Elementary French II5
FR 003Intermediate French I4
FR 004Intermediate French II4
GER 001Elementary German I5
GER 002Elementary German II5
HIST 003History Of World Civilization I3
HIST 004History Of World Civilization II3
HIST 005History of Western Civilization I3
HIST 006History of Western Civilization II3
HIST 017US History Through Reconstruction3
HIST 018US History/Reconstruction To Present3
HIST 021California History3
HIST 023Latin American History3
JPN 001Elementary Japanese I5
JPN 002Elementary Japanese II5
MUS 001Music Theory I4
MUS 002Music Theory II4
MUS 005History Of Rock 'n' Roll3
MUS 006History Of Film Music3
MUS 007History Of Musical Theatre3
MUS 010Introduction To Music3
MUS 011The History Of Jazz3
MUS 012Fundamentals Of Music3
PHIL 006Introduction To Philosophy3
PHIL 007Ideas Of The Great Philosophers3
PHIL 012Religions Of The World3
PHIL 013Perspectives On Death & Dying3
PHIL 014Introduction To Ethics3
PHIL 017Philosophy Of Religion3
RTV 006Introduction To Film3
RTV 008Contemporary World Film3
SPAN 001Elementary Spanish I5
SPAN 002Elementary Spanish II5
SPAN 003Intermediate Spanish I4
SPAN 004Intermediate Spanish II4
SPAN 020Hispanic/Latino Culture & Civilization3
SPAN 021Spanish for Heritage Speakers I5
SPAN 022Spanish for Heritage Speakers II5
TA 001Introduction To Theatre3
TA 002Acting I3
TA 032Technical Theatre Production3

C4. Language and Rationality: 6 units

C4.a  English Composition - 3 units

ENG 001AComposition4
ENG 002Argumentative Writing & Critical Thinkng Thru Literature4

C4.b  Communication & Analytical Thinking - 3 units

COMM 001Introduction To Public Speaking (formerly Speech 004)3
COMM 005Survey Of Human Communication3
COMM 009Introduction To Interpersonal Communication (formerly Speech 001)3
COMM 013Small Group Communication (formerly Speech 005)3
COMM 017Intercultural Communication (formerly Speech 015)3
COMM 021Introduction To Persuasion3
COMM 025Argumentation and Debate (formerly Speech 007)3
LIS 001An Introduction To Basic Research Skills2
MATH 001ACalculus4
MATH 001BCalculus4
MATH 002AMultivariate Calculus4
MATH 002BLinear Algebra4
MATH 002COrdinary Differential Equations4
MATH 005Trigonometry5
MATH 009Business Calculus4
MATH 010College Algebra4
MATH 011Math Concepts For Elementary School Teachers-Number System4
MATH 012Pre-calculus5
MATH 013Liberal Arts Math4
MATH 014Statistical Methods4
MATH 015Discrete Mathematics for Computers4
MATH 040Intermediate Algebra4
MATH 042Beginning & Intermediate Algebra6
PHIL 010General Logic3
SOC 003Fundamentals Of Statistics3
SOC 004Sociological Analysis & Critical Thinking3

C5. Personal Growth and Development: 3 units

CIS 010Computer Literacy4
COUN 012Career/Life Planning & Personal Exploration3
ECE 010Child Growth & Development3
ECE 012Child, Family & Community3
HS 013General Nutrition3
HS 072Introduction To Health & Society4
HSAD 001Introduction To Alcohol & Drug Studies3
KINE 006Women's Self Defense, Health & Fitness3
KINE 010Personal & Community Health3
KINE 011Men's Self Defense, Health & Fitness3
PSY 003Developmental Psychology3
PSY 010Psychological Aspects/Marriage & Family3
PSY 012Human Sexuality3
PSY 020Adolescent Psychology3
PSY 023Psychology Of Women3
PSY 033Personal & Social Adjustment3

Note: A single course, even though listed in more than one area, can only be used to satisfy one General Education requirement.