Clovis Community College General Education for Associate Degree

Clovis Community College General Education and Graduation Requirements for the Associate Degree 2020-2021

The following requirements listed on this worksheet are necessary for students completing an associate degree AA or AS who do not intend to transfer to a CSU or UC.

General Education (19 units minimum)


Area A: Natural Sciences 

(one course, three units minimum)

Select from the following:
Course Course Description Units
*ANTHRO 1 Biological Anthropology 3
BIOL 2(L) Environmental Science 4
BIOL 3(L) Introduction to Life Science 4
BIOL 5(L) Human Biology 4
BIOL 10 Introduction to Life Science Lecture 3
BIOL 11A(L) Biology For Science Majors I 5
BIOL 11B(L) Biology For Science Majors II 5
BIOL 20(L) Human Anatomy 4
BIOL 25(L) Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIOL 22(L) Human Physiology 5
BIOL 31(L) Microbiology 5
BIOL 122 Introduction to Concepts of Human Anatomy 3
CHEM 1A(L) General Chemistry 5
CHEM 1B(L) General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis 5
CHEM 3A(L) Introduction to General Chemistry 4
CHEM 3B(L) Introductory Organic and Biological Chemistry 4
CHEM 8 Elementary Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 10(L) Elementary Chemistry 4
CHEM 28A Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 28B Organic Chemistry II 3
FN 40 Nutrition 3
FSAP 1 Introduction to Food Microbiology 3
GEOG 1 Physical Geography 3
GEOG 5 Physical Geography: Environmental Conditions 3
GEOG 9 Physical Geography: Land Formations 3
GEOL 15 Introduction To Weather And Climate 3
GEOL 1(L) Physical Geology 4
GEOL 9(L) Introduction to Earth Science 4
PHYS 2A(L) General Physics I 4
PHYS 2B(L) GENERAL PHYSICS II 4
PHYS 4A(L) Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4
PHYS 4B(L) Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4
PHYS 4C(L) Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4
PHYS 10 Conceptual Physics 4
PSY 36 Introduction To Biological Psychology 3
SCI 1A Introductory Chemical & Physical Science 4

Area B: Social and Behavioral Sciences 

(one course, three units minimum)

Select from the following:
Course Course Description Units
*ANTHRO 1 Biological Anthropology 3
ANTHRO 2 Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTHRO 3 Introduction to Archaeology and Prehistory 3
ANTHRO 4 Introduction to Archaeology 3
BA 33 Human Relations in Business 3
CHDEV 30 Child, Family, and Community 3
CHDEV 38 Lifespan Development 3
CHDEV 39 Child Growth and Development 3
COMM 10 Intercultural Communication 3
CRIM 5 Community Relations 6
CRIM 13 The Constitution and Your Individual Rights 3
ECON 1A Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 1B Principles of Microeconomics 3
GEOG 2 Cultural Geography 3
GEOG 6 World Regional Geography 3
GEOG 20 California Geography 3
*HIST 1 Western Civilization to 1648 3
*HIST 2 Western Civilization from 1648 3
*HIST 11 History of the United States to 1877 3
*HIST 12 or
*HIST 12H
History of the United States Since 1865 or
Honors History of the United States Since 1865
3
*HIST 20 World History I, to 1600 3
*HIST 23 World History II, Since 1500 3
*HIST 31 A Survey of the History of Africa 3
*HIST 33 A Survey of Latin America History 3
HIST 35 A Survey of The History of East Asia 3
JOURN 1 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
POLSCI 3 Introduction to Political Theory and Thought 3
POLSCI 5 Comparative Government 3
POLSCI 24 International Relations 3
PSY 2 or
PSY 2H
General Psychology or
Honors General Psychology
3
PSY 5 Social Psychology 3
PSY 16 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 25 Human Sexuality 3
PSY 38 Lifespan Development 3
PSY 45 Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology 3
SOC 1A Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 1B Critical Thinking About Social Problems 3
SOC 2 American Minority Groups 3
SOC 3 Introduction to Social Justice Studies 3
SOC 11 Sociology of Gender Studies 3
SOC 32 Courtship, Marriage, and Divorce: Family and Interpersonal Relationships 3

Area C: Humanities 

(one course, three units minimum)

Select from the following:
Course Course Description Units
ASL 1 Beginning American Sign Language 4
ASL 2 High-beginning American Sign Language 4
ASL 3 Intermediate American Sign Language 4
ASL 4 High-intermediate American Sign Language 4
ART 1 Art Basics: 2/3 Dimensional Design 3
ART 2 Art Appreciation 3
ART 3 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 4 Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART 5 Art History I 3
ART 6 or
ART 6H
Art History II or
Honors Art History II
3
ART 7 Beginning Drawing 3
ART 8 Beginning Figure Drawing 3
ART 9 Beginning Painting Oil and Acrylic 3
ART 13 Beginning Watercolor 3
ART 17 Intermediate Drawing 3
ART 19 Intermediate Painting Oil and Acrylic 3
ART 23 Intermediate Watercolor Painting 3
ART 26 Arts of Africa, Oceania, Indigenous North America, and the Pre-Columbia 3
ART 53 Color Theory 3
ART 54 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
CHIN 1 Beginning Chinese 4
CHIN 2 High-beginning Chinese 4
COMM 12 Oral Interpretation Of Literature 3
COMM 15 Computer Mediated Communication 3
ENGL 1B or
ENGL 1BH
Introduction to the Study of Literature or
Honors Introduction to the Study of Literature
3
ENGL 15A Creative writing: Poetry 3
ENGL 15B Creative writing: Fiction 3
ENGL 15E Creative writing: Non-Fiction 3
ENGL 15F Screenwriting 3
ENGL 41 Themes in Literature 3
ENGL 43A American Literature: Origins Through Reconstruction (1877) 3
ENGL 43B American Literature: 1877 to Present 3
ENGL 44A World Literature to the Renaissance 3
ENGL 44B World Literature Since the Renaissance 3
ENGL 46A British Literature to 1800 3
ENGL 46B British Literature from 1800 to the Present 3
ENGL 47 Shakespeare 3
ENGL 49 LatinX Literature 3
FILM 1 Introduction to Film Studies 3
FILM 2A History of Cinema 1895-1960 3
FILM 2B History of Cinema: 1960 to Present 3
FRENCH 1 Beginning French 5
FRENCH 2 High-beginning French 5
FRENCH 3 Intermediate French 5
FRENCH 4 High-intermediate French 5
GERMAN 1 Beginning German 4
GERMAN 2 High-Beginning German 4
GERMAN 3 Intermediate German 4
GERMAN 4 High-Intermediate German 4
*HIST 1 Western Civilization to 1648 3
*HIST 2 Western Civilization from 1648 3
*HIST 11 History of the United States to 1877 3
*HIST 12 or
*HIST 12H
History of the United States since 1865 or
Honors History of the United States Since 1865
3
*HIST 20 World History I, TO 1600 3
*HIST 23 World History II, Since 1500 3
*HIST 31 A Survey of the History of Africa 3
*HIST 33 A Survey of Latin America History 3
LING 10 Introduction to Language 3
LING 11 Introduction to Language for Teachers 3
MUS 3 Music Fundamentals 3
MUS 12 Music Appreciation 3
MUS 16 Jazz History and Appreciation 3
MUS 16A Hip Hop Music & Culture 3
MUS 23 Western & World Percussion 3
PHIL 1 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 1C or
PHIL 1CH
Ethics or
Honors Ethics
3
PHIL 1D World Religions 3
PHIL 3 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy 3
PHIL 3A History Of Ancient Philosophy 3
PHOTO 1 Basics of Digital Photography 3
SPAN 1 Beginning Spanish 5
SPAN 2 High-Beginning Spanish 5
SPAN 3 Intermediate Spanish 5
SPAN 3NS Spanish for Spanish Speakers 4
SPAN 4 High-Intermediate Spanish 5
SPAN 4NS Spanish for Spanish Speakers 4
SPAN 15 Practical Spanish Conversation, Low-Intermediate Level 3
SPAN 16 Practical Spanish Conversation, High-Intermediate Level 3

Area D: Language and Rationality 

(one course each from DI and DII, six-semester unit minimum)

DI: English Composition: 

(One course required) Grade “C” or better or “P” required.

Select from the following:
Course Course Description Units
ENGL 1A or
ENGL 1AH
Reading and Composition or
Honors Reading and Composition
4

DII: Communication/Analytical Thinking: 

(One course required)

Select from the following:
Course Course Description Units
COMM 1 or
COMM 1H
Public Speaking or
Honors Public Speaking
3
COMM 2 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 4 Persuasion 3
COMM 8 Group Communication 3
COMM 25 Argumentation 3
CSCI 1 Critical Thinking And Computer Science 3
ENGL 3 or
ENGL 3H
Critical Reading And Writing or
Honors Critical Reading And Writing
3
CSCI 26 Discrete Mathematics For Computer Science 4
BA 39 Finite Mathematics For Business 3
MATH 3A College Algebra 4
MATH 4A Trigonometry 4
MATH 4B Precalculus 4
MATH 5A Math Analysis I (1) 5
MATH 5B Math Analysis II (2) 4
MATH 6 Math Analysis III (3) 5
MATH 10A Structure And Concepts In Mathematics I (1) 3
MATH 10B Structure And Concepts In Mathematics II (2) 3
MATH 11 Elementary Statistics 4
MATH 17 Differential Equations And Linear Algebra 5
MATH 45 Contemporary Mathematics 3
MATH 103 Intermediate Algebra 5
MATH 3A College Algebra 4
PHIL 2 Critical Reasoning And Analytic Writing 3
PHIL 4 Introduction To Logic 3
PHIL 6 Symbolic Logic 3
SOC 1B Critical Thinking About Social Problems 3
STAT 7 Elementary Statistics 4

Competence Requirements: English (reading and writing) and Mathematics, (mathematics)

Competence in reading and writing and mathematics is demonstrated by completing one course from each sub-area below.

Area DI: English (reading and writing): 

(One course required) Grade “C” or better or “P” required.

Select from the following:
Course Course Description Units
ENGL 1A or
ENGL 1AH
Reading and Composition or
Honors Reading and Composition
4

Area DII: Mathematics (mathematics): 

(One course required) Grade “C” or better or “P” required.

Select from the following:
Course Course Description Units
CSCI 26 Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science 3
BA 39 Finite Mathematics for Business 3
MATH 3A College Algebra 4
MATH 4A Trigonometry 4
MATH 4B Precalculus 4
MATH 5A Math Analysis I (1) 5
MATH 5B Math Analysis II (2) 4
MATH 6 Math Analysis III (3) 5
MATH 10A Structure and Concepts in Mathematics I (1) 3
MATH 10B Structure and Concepts in Mathematics II (2) 3
MATH 11 Elementary Statistics 4
MATH 17 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 5
MATH 45 Contemporary Mathematics 3
MATH 103 Intermediate Algebra 3
STAT 7 Elementary Statistics 4

Area E: Lifetime Skills Requirements 

(5 Units): one course each from EI and EII

EI: Complete at least one physical activity course from the following:

Select from the following:
Course Course Description Units
DANCE 9 Dance Conditioning 1
DANCE 10 Modern Dance 1
DANCE 12A Ballet 1
DANCE 14 Beginning Jazz Dance 1
DANCE 15 Intermediate Jazz Dance Technique 1
DANCE 28 Intermediate Modern Dance Technique 1
PE 2 Aerobics (dance, step, or water aerobics) 1
PE 6 Fitness and Health 1
PE 7 Golf 1
PE 8 Martial Arts/Self Defense 1
PE 12 Beginning Swim for Fitness 1
PE 12B Intermediate Swim for Fitness 1
PE 14 Volleyball 1
PE 15 Weight Training 1
PE 15B Advanced Weight Training 1
PE 16 Fitness Walking 1
PE 18 Floor Exercises 1
PE 19 Weight Training & Aerobics 1
PE 19B Advanced Weight Training & Aerobics 1
PE 29 Yoga 1
PE 36B Competitive Soccer 3
PE 36C Off-Season Conditioning for Soccer 1
PE 43B Competitive Swimming & Diving 3
PE 43C Off-Season Conditioning for Swimming 1
PE 45 Performance Training and Conditioning Techniques for Intercollegiate Athletics 1
PE 49 Weight Training for Collegiate Athletes 1
PE 49A Beginning Circuit Training 1
PE 71 Soccer 1

**see notes below regarding exceptions

EII: Complete a transferable course(s) to complete Area E 5-unit requirement.

Transferable courses are any course numbered 1-99 (Example: Health 1, Engl 1A, Math 11)
***Students who completed Basic Training will receive 5 units total (JST or DD214) see note below.


Area F: Government and American Institutions 

(3 units)

Completion of one of the following courses on the principles of national, state, and local government, including the study of American institutions and ideals

Select from the following:
Course Course Description Units
POLSCI 2 or
POLSCI 2H
American Government or
Honors American Government
3
POLSCI 110 American Institutions 3

Area G: Communication 

(one course, three units minimum, grade "C" or better or “P” required.)

Courses listed may satisfy Area DII

Select from the following:
Course Course Description Units
COMM 1 or
COMM 1H
Public Speaking or
Honors Public Speaking
3
COMM 2 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 4 Persuasion 3
COMM 8 Group Communication 3
COMM 25 Argumentation 3

****Digital Technology Literacy: 

(One course)

Select from the following:
Course Course Description Units
ART 30A Illustrator: Beginning Computer Drawing and Design 3
ART 30B Illustrator: Intermediate Computer Drawing and Design 3
ART 37A Photoshop: Digital Visual Art 3
ART 37B Photoshop: Intermediate Digital Visual Art
ART 41 Computerized Multimedia 3
ART 42 Computer Animation - 3D 3
ART 44 Digital Video Editing 3
COMM 15 Computer-Mediated Communication 3
CSCI 40 Programming Concepts and Methodology I 4
ENGR 2 Engineering Graphics 4
ENGR 40 Programming for Scientists and Engineers 4
IS 11 Learning & Working in a Digital Society 3
IS 12 Computer Literacy 3
IS 13 Database Essentials 3
IS 15 Computer Concepts 3
MUS 5 Midi Music Production 3
MUS 8 Audio Engineering 3

This is for local associate degrees and not for the aa-t and as-t (transfer) degrees.

Additional Information

*General Education Areas(s) A-D may include courses that satisfy more than one of these areas. A course marked with an asterisk (*) may be used only one time to satisfy one AREA within AREA(s) A-D. Title 5 § 55063

  • However, a course that appears in Areas A-D may satisfy a requirement identified as satisfying a Competency Requirement, and/or Areas E-G unless stated otherwise.
    • For example, ENGL 1A counts for AREA DI, English Composition as well as the Writing & Reading Competency.
  • Classes may double count toward multiple local degrees offered through Clovis Community College.
    Information regarding local degrees offerings is available:
    • College Catalog
    • On campus in Student Services, # AC2133
    • Online college website Clovis Community College Programs/Majors

** Exceptions will be considered for P.O.S.T. program candidates, Basic Fire Academy graduates, or who submit a physician’s statement certifying that they are not physically able to participate in physical activity classes.

*** Veterans or Active Duty Reservist. Clovis Community College will grant course credit to a Veteran or Active Duty Reservist student who has completed basic military training verified by form DD-214 (Separation Document), Joint Services Transcripts, or other official forms submitted to the Veterans Counselor. The documentation must delineate completion of basic military training or credit earned in a military school.

**** Digital Technology Literacy Courses in digital technology literacy are those which examine the skills and ethics needed to become capable and responsible digital citizens. To satisfy the general education requirement in digital technology literacy, a course should help students develop an awareness of the five competencies associated with digital technology literacy, utilize multiple aspects of digital technology, and courses primary focus must be in working with computer technology.

To use information and communication technologies to:

  1. Find, navigate and evaluate digital content.
  2. Create solutions using digital technology.
  3. Create digital content.
  4. Communicate using digital content.
  5. Examine ethical implications associated with technology usage.

These courses should develop an awareness of the skills needed to work and live in a culture that isincreasingly becoming more technological. Students may petition for courses to count towards this requirement, if the course is not listed above.

P/NP Pass/No Pass: is an option instead of traditional letter grade (A, B, C, D, or F). Some courses are graded on a Pass/No Pass basis or when a student elects this grading option, the grade of P, Pass, will be assigned the course with a grade equivalent of A, B, C, and credit will be awarded for the unit value of the course. CCC 2020-2021Catalog

Faculty Advisor(s): McArron


Clovis Community College General Education and Graduation Requirements for the Associate Degree 2020-2021