2020-2021 Spring Edition 
    
    Sep 29, 2022  
2020-2021 Spring Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduation Requirements



Associate Degree General Education Requirement

PHILOSOPHY OF GENERAL EDUCATION

The philosophy underlying “general education” is that no discipline is an isolated endeavor; instead, each relies upon and in turn reflects a common body of knowledge, ideas, intellectual processes, cultural traditions, and modes of perception. General education is a framework in which to place knowledge stemming from many sources. The general education experience allows the associate degree graduate to analyze, understand, appreciate, and modify the global society in which we live. Combined with an in-depth study in a selected field of knowledge, general education will contribute to and support the pursuit of lifelong learning. The Saddleback College general education curriculum provides both core and breadth requirements. Core requirements prepare students with fundamental knowledge and skills needed in all other coursework. Effective reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills are, therefore, curriculum threads in each of the Saddleback College general education courses. Breadth requirements for general education expose students to each of the broad disciplines (the natural and social sciences, the humanities, and the arts) within which the human search for knowledge is carried out.

2020-2021 GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
These requirements are for students who do NOT wish to transfer to CSU or UC. 
For more information that specifically meets your goals, please see a counselor before enrolling in courses.
 

AREA 1: LANGUAGE AND RATIONALITY - Complete one course in 1A, 1B, and 1C with a grade of “C” or better.

1A: ENGLISH COMPOSITION: ENG 1A or 1AH
1B: COMMUNICATION AND ANALYTICAL THINKING: BUS 102; COMM (formerly SP) 1 or 1H, 2, 3, 5; ENG 1B or 1BH, 70; PHIL 12
1C: MATHEMATICS: MATH 2, 3A or 3AH, 3B, 3C, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 24, 26, 30A/CS 30A, 30B/CS 30B, 103, 124, 205, 253; PSYC 44

AREA 2: NATURAL SCIENCES - Complete one course.

ANTH 1 or 1H, and 1L
ASTRO 20 and 25
BIO 3A (formerly 1A) or 3AH, 3B (formerly 1B) or 3BH, 4A, 4B, 11, 12, 15, 19/ENV 19, 20, 31, 113
CHEM 1A, 2, 3, 13, 108
ENV 18, 23, 24

GEOG 1 or 1H, and 1L
GEOL 1, 20, 23
HORT 20
MS 4, 20
PHYS 1A, 1B, 2A, 4A, 20, 30

AREA 3: SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES Complete one course.

ANTH 2 or 2H, 3, 4*, 5, 6, 7*, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22
BUS 1 or 1H
CDE 7‡ (formerly CD 7, 107) or 7H, 15 (formerly CD 15, 105), 117* (formerly CD 117)
COMM (formerly SP) 8, 20*
CTVR 1
ECON 2 or 2H, 4 (formerly 1) or 4H, 11, 20
ENV 1, 141
ES (formerly CCS) 1*, 2*, 3*, 10*
GEOG 2 or 2H, 3, 38

GLST 1, 2
HIST 7, 8,12, 16, 17, 19, 20*, 21*, 22, 27, 28, 30, 32, 33*, 61, 62, 63, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 80/PS 80, 81*
HS 100, 120, 131*, 186
JRN 1
PS 1 or 1H, 4, 10H, 11, 12, 14, 80/HIST 80
PSYC 1 or 1H, 2 or 2H, 5‡, 7‡, 16*, 21, 25 (formerly 125)
SOC 1or 1H, 2or 2H, 6*, 10, 15, 16‡ (formerly 126), 20*, 21, 25, 125
GSS (formerly WS) 10 or 10H, 15, 31, 40, 111H

AREA 4: ARTS AND HUMANITIES Complete one course.

ARAB 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 21
ARCH 12 (formerly 112)
ART 4, 40, 41, 42
ARTH 20, 21, 22, 23, 24*, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32
CHI 1, 2, 3, 4, 21
COMM (formerly SP) 30, 32
CTVR 2, 3 (formerly CA 30), 7* (formerly CA 27), 9 (formerly CA 29)
DANC 64 (formerly PE/TA 64), 74* (formerly 174)
ENG 3, 4, 5, 15A, 15B, 17A, 17B, 18, 19, 20, 21A, 21B, 22 or 22H, 23A*, 24*, 25 or 25H, 27A or 27AH, 27B, 27E, 44, 50, 52, 142 (formerly 42)
ESL 180, 190
FA 27
FASH 144
FR 1, 2, 3, 4, 21
GD 1
GER 1, 2, 3, 4, 21
HEBR 1, 2, 3

HIST 4, 5
HON 11H, 12H, 13H, 14H, 15H, 16H
HORT 115
HUM 1, 3, 10A, 10B, 21, 22, 25
ID 110‡, 122, 125
ITA 1, 2, 3, 4, 21
JA 1, 2, 3, 4, 21
KOR 1, 2, 3, 4, 21
MUS 1, 20, 23*, 24, 25, 26, 27*, 28, 29
PHOT 25
PHIL 1 or 1H, 2 (formerly 103), 5 (formerly 104),10, 14, 15
PORT 1, 2, 3, 4, 21
PRSN 1, 2, 3, 4, 21 (formerly 121)
SL 1 (formerly 32), 2 (formerly 33), 3 (formerly 34), 4 (formerly 35), 10* (formerly 101)
SPAN 1 (or 1A and 1B) or 1H, 2 or 2H, 3, 4, 10, 11, 20A, 20B, 21A, 21B, 21C*
TA 20, 22, 25, 26, 30, 32, 110*

AREA 5: LIFE LONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT Complete one course.

ACCT 120
BUS 16 (formerly 116)
CDE 7‡ (formerly CD 7, 107) or 7H, 120 (formerly CD 120)
CIM 1, 10
CIMW 115
COUN 1, 40 (formerly 140), 51 (formerly 151), 60 (formerly 160), 61 (formerly 161), 150
FASH 141 (formerly FCS 140)
FCS 115, 142
FN 50, 64
HLTH 1, 3

HS 170, 175
ID 110‡
KNEA 107 (formerly APE/PESS 107)
KNES 107 (formerly PE 107)
LIB 2 (formerly 102) or 2H, 100, 101
N 161, 165, 176
PSYC 5‡, 7‡, 33
SOC 16‡ (formerly 126), 180
SPS 115, 205
GSS (formerly WS)120

Graduation Requirement: All students must complete one Cultures in the United States course. Courses that meet this requirement are marked with an asterisk (*). Students who complete the Nursing Program meet the Cultures in the United States requirement per SB 1393.
Underlined courses are no longer being offered at Saddleback College. ‡Course may be listed in more than one area but shall only be certified in one.