Plan C

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU and UC 2017–2018

AREA 1—English Composition

UC: Two courses are required. Select one course from Group 1A and one course from Group 1B.

CSU: Three courses are required. Select one course from each group (1A, 1B, and 1C).

1A. English Composition (a minimum of 3 semester units)

ENGL 100Composition and Reading4

1B. Critical Thinking—English Composition (a minimum of 3 semester units)

ENGL 201Critical Thinking, Composition, and Literature4
ENGL 201HCritical Thinking, Composition, and Literature (Honors)4
ENGL 202Critical Thinking and Composition4

1C. Oral Communication—CSU ONLY (a minimum of 3 semester units)

COMM 101Public Speaking3
COMM 106Group Communication3
COMM 207Interpersonal Communication (F'10)3

AREA 2A—Mathematical Concepts & Quantitative Reasoning

One course and a minimum of 3 semester units are required. Select one of the following courses:

BIO 180Biostatistics4
BTEC 180Biostatistics4
BUS 204Business Statistics3
CSIT 123Introduction to Applied Data Analytics3
MATH 103Statistics4
MATH 112Mathematical Analysis3
MATH 115Calculus with Applications4
MATH 126Pre-Calculus I: College Algebra4
MATH 131Pre-Calculus II: Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry4
MATH 150Calculus and Analytic Geometry I5
MATH 150HCalculus and Analytic Geometry (Honors)5
MATH 155Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
MATH 260Calculus and Analytic Geometry III4
MATH 260HCalculus and Analytic Geometry III (Honors)4
PSYC 104Statistics for Behavioral Science4
PSYC 104HStatistics for Behavioral Science (Honors)4
SOC 104Statistics for Behavioral Science4
SOC 104HStatistics for Behavioral Science (Honors)4

AREA 3—Arts & Humanities

Three courses and a minimum of 9 semester units are required. Select one course from group 3A and one course from group 3B. Select a third course from either group 3A or 3B.

3A. Arts

ART 104Artists & Designers Now3
ART 157Art Orientation3
ART 158Traditional Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas3
ART 201Objects and Ideas in Contemporary Art3
ART 234Kinetic Art3
ART 254Understanding and Appreciating the Photographic Image3
ART 258Ancient to Gothic Art3
ART 259History of Renaissance to Modern Art3
ART 260History of Modern Art3
ART 260HHistory of Modern Art (Honors) (F'13)3
ART 290Landmarks of Art (F'13)3
DESN 107History of Western Architecture -A Sustainable Perspective3
DNCE 100Dance Appreciation3
DNCE 100HDance Appreciation (Honors)3
DNCE 101Dance History3
DNCE 105Dance Cultures of the World3
DRAM 105Introduction to Theatre3
DRAM 120Dramatic Literature (Ancient Greeks to Shakespeare)3
DRAM 121Dramatic Literature (Restoration to Present)3
DRAM 134Introduction to Performance3
FILM 101Introduction to Film (F'10)3
FILM 101HIntroduction to Film (Honors)3
FILM 106Study of Filmed Plays3
FILM 111Film History I: 1880-19453
FILM 112Film History II: 1945-Present3
MAT 105History of Graphic Design3
MUS 113The Music of Multicultural America3
MUS 114History of Rock and Roll (F'09)3
MUS 115Introduction to Western Music3
MUS 116A Survey of World Music3
MUS 119Jazz History3
MUS 119HJazz History (Honors)3

3B. Humanities

CHNS 121Introduction to Chinese Culture3
CHNS 201Intermediate Chinese (Third Semester)4
COMM 215Intercultural Communication3
DNCE 104Dance on Film3
FILM 111Film History I: 1880-19453
FILM 112Film History II: 1945-Present3
FILM 211Identity and Film: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality3
FILM 212Women and Film: Representation and Impact3
FREN 201Intermediate French (Third Semester)4
FREN 202Intermediate French (Fourth Semester)4
GRMN 121Introduction to German Culture3
GRMN 201Intermediate German (Third Semester)4
HIST 100World History to 1500 (F'11)3
HIST 101World History Since 1500 (F'11)3
HIST 101HWorld History Since 1500 (Honors) (F'11)3
HIST 103Origins of Western Culture3
HIST 103HOrigins of Western Culture (Honors)3
HIST 104Modern Western Culture3
HIST 104HModern Western Culture (Honors)3
HIST 115Women in American History3
HIST 115HWomen in American History (Honors)3
HUMN 101Introduction to the Arts3
HUMN 101HIntroduction to the Arts (Honors)3
HUMN 201Humanities of the Western World: Pre-History Through the Middle Ages3
HUMN 202Humanities of the Western World: The Renaissance to the Twentieth Century3
HUMN 205Women in Western Art and Literature3
HUMN 250American Studies: First Contact Through the Civil War3
HUMN 251American Studies: 1870s to the Present3
ITAL 104Elementary Italian for Spanish speakers (Second Semester)4
ITAL 121Introduction to Italian Culture3
ITAL 201Intermediate Italian (Third Semester)4
ITAL 202Intermediate Italian (Fourth Semester)4
JAPN 121Introduction to Japanese Culture3
JAPN 201Intermediate Japanese (Third Semester)4
JAPN 202Intermediate Japanese (Fourth Semester)4
JAPN 210Intermediate Conversation I and Reading (F'16)3
LIT 120Introduction to Literature3
LIT 250American Literature: First Contact Through the Civil War3
LIT 251American Literature: Mid-1800s to the Present3
LIT 260English Literature Through the 18th Century3
LIT 260HEnglish Literature Through the 18th Century (Honors)3
LIT 261English Literature: Romantic to Contemporary3
LIT 261HEnglish Literature: Romantic to Contemporary (Honors)3
LIT 265Shakespeare Studies3
LIT 265HShakespeare Studies (Honors)3
LIT 270World Literature to 16003
LIT 271World Literature Since 16003
MAT 105History of Graphic Design3
PHIL 101Introduction to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality3
PHIL 101HIntroduction to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Honors)3
PHIL 102Contemporary Moral Problems3
PHIL 221Philosophy of Religion3
RELG 101World Religions3
RELG 105Eastern Religions3
SPAN 201Intermediate Spanish (Third Semester)4
SPAN 202Intermediate Spanish (Fourth Semester)4
SPAN 203Spanish for Native Speakers (F'09)4
SPAN 205Hispanic Film, Literature, and Composition3

AREA 4—Social & Behavioral Sciences

Three courses and a minimum of 9 semester units are required. Select three courses from at least two disciplines.

ADM 100Introduction to the Administration of Justice3
ADM 100HIntroduction to the Administration of Justice (Honors)3
ADM 200Concepts of Criminal Law (F'11)3
ANTH 102Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 102HCultural Anthropology (Honors)3
ANTH 103Introduction to Archaeology (F'16)3
ANTH 104Native American Cultures3
ANTH 105Evolution of Human Behavior3
ANTH 190Primate Behavior and Ecology3
CHLD 113Child and Adolescent Growth and Development (F'11)3
CHLD 210Child, Family, and Community (F'11)3
CHLD 235Children in a Diverse Society3
COMM 120Principles of Human Communication3
COMM 135Gender Studies in Communication3
COMM 220Introduction to Mass Communication3
CSIT 160Technology, the Individual, and Society3
CSIT 165Living in an Online World3
ECON 100Survey of Economics3
ECON 101Principles of Economics: MACRO3
ECON 102Principles of Economics: MICRO3
GEOG 102Cultural Geography3
GEOG 104World Geography3
GEOG 108Environmental Sustainability and Society3
GERO 101Introduction to Aging3
GERO 250Intergenerational Issues3
HIST 100World History to 15003
HIST 100HWorld History to 1500 (Honors)3
HIST 101World History Since 15003
HIST 101HWorld History Since 1500 (Honors)3
HIST 102History of the Modern Middle East3
HIST 102HHistory of the Modern Middle East (Honors)3
HIST 105History of England3
HIST 105HHistory of England (Honors)3
HIST 106History of Technology3
HIST 106HHistory of Technology (Honors)3
HIST 107East Asian Societies3
HIST 110United States History to 18773
HIST 110HUnited States History to 1877 (Honors)3
HIST 111United States History Since 18773
HIST 111HUnited States History Since 1877 (Honors)3
HIST 113American Military History3
HIST 113HAmerican Military History (Honors)3
HIST 115Women in American History3
HIST 115HWomen in American History (Honors)3
HIST 116History of the Americas to 18303
HIST 116HHistory of the Americas to 1830 (Honors)3
HIST 117History of the Americas Since 18303
HIST 117HHistory of the Americas Since 1830 (Honors)3
HIST 141Mexican American History Through 1877 (F'10)3
HIST 142Mexican American History Since 1877 (F'10)3
HIST 145African American History to 1877 (F'10)3
HIST 146African American History Since 1877 (F'10)3
HIST 165California History3
NUTR 108Cultural Aspects of Foods and Nutrition3
PLSC 101Introduction to Political Science3
PLSC 102American Institutions and History (F'09)4
PLSC 103Comparative Government3
PLSC 150Introduction to International Relations3
PSYC 100Psychology of Personal Growth3
PSYC 101General Psychology3
PSYC 101HGeneral Psychology (Honors)3
PSYC 103Social Psychology3
PSYC 115Human Sexuality (F'12)3
PSYC 121Human Development3
PSYC 125Psychology of Women3
PSYC 145Psychology/Sociology of the Family (F'11)3
PSYC 170Psychology of Aging: Adult Development and Aging3
PSYC 211Learning and Behavior Modification (F'14)3
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 101HIntroduction to Sociology (Honors)3
SOC 102Contemporary Social Problems3
SOC 103Social Psychology3
SOC 105Introduction to Justice Studies3
SOC 110Comparative Cultures3
SOC 120Introduction to Women's Studies (F'10)3
SOC 130Introduction to Gender Studies3
SOC 140Introduction to LGBT Studies3
SOC 145Psychology/Sociology of the Family (F'11)3
SOC 207Race and Ethnic Relations (F'10)3
SOC 230Introduction to Chicana/o Studies3
SOC 240Introduction to Black Studies3

AREA 5—Physical & Biological Sciences

Two courses and a minimum of 7 semester units are required. Select one course from group A and one course from group B. One course must include a corresponding laboratory. (Lab courses are noted with the # symbol.)

5A. Physical Science

ASTR 101Descriptive Astronomy3
ASTR 101LDescriptive Astronomy Laboratory #1
ASTR 120Life in the Universe (F'13)3
ASTR 201Introductory Astronomy3
CHEM 100Introductory Chemistry #4
CHEM 100HIntroductory Chemistry (Honors) #4
CHEM 102Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry #4
CHEM 104Chemistry of Living Things (Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry) #5
CHEM 108Preparatory Chemistry (F'16) #4
CHEM 110General Chemistry #5
CHEM 110HGeneral Chemistry (Honors) #5
CHEM 111General Chemistry #5
CHEM 111HGeneral Chemistry (Honors) #5
EART 106Earth and Space Science3
GEOG 101Physical Geography3
GEOG 101LPhysical Geography Laboratory #1
GEOL 101Physical Geology3
GEOL 101HPhysical Geology (Honors)3
GEOL 101LPhysical Geology Laboratory #1
GEOL 101LHPhysical Geology Laboratory (Honors) #1
OCEA 101Introduction to Oceanography3
OCEA 101HIntroduction to Oceanography (Honors)3
OCEA 101LIntroductory Oceanography Laboratory #1
PHSN 101Fundamentals of Physical Science3
PHSN 106Energy, Motion, and Matter: An Introduction to Physics and Chemistry3
PHSN 108Introduction to Climate Change3
PHSN 108HIntroduction to Climate Change (Honors)3
PHYS 111Introductory Physics I #4
PHYS 112Introductory Physics II #4
PHYS 151Principles of Physics I #4
PHYS 151HPrinciples of Physics I (Honors) #4
PHYS 152Principles of Physics II #4
PHYS 152HPrinciples of Physics II (Honors) #4
PHYS 253Principles of Physics III #4
PHYS 253HPrinciples of Physics III (Honors) #4

5B. Biological Science

ANTH 101Biological Anthropology3
ANTH 101HBiological Anthropology (Honors)3
ANTH 101LBiological Anthropology Laboratory #1
ANTH 105Evolution of Human Behavior3
BIO 102Introductory Biology: Ecology and Environmental Biology #4
BIO 103Introductory Biology: Animal Diversity3
BIO 104Introductory Biology: Botany (Plant Life) #4
BIO 105Introductory Biology: Biotechnology in Society3
BIO 107Introductory Biology: Marine Biology #4
BIO 108Introductory Biology: Ecology of the Oceans3
BIO 110Introductory Biology: Preparation for Pre-Health Professions (Lecture/Lab) #4
BIO 111Introductory Biology: Preparation for Pre-Health Professions (Lecture)3
BIO 111LIntroductory Biology: Preparation for Pre-Health Professions (Lab) #1
BIO 202Foundations of Biology: Evolution, Biodiversity, and Organismal Biology #4
BIO 204Foundations of Biology: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, and Molecular Biology #4
BIO 204HFoundations of Biology: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, and Molecular Biology (Honors) #4
BIO 220Human Physiology #4
HORT 115Soil Science (F'16) #3
HORT 116Plant Science (F'10) #4
PSYC 260Physiological Psychology3

 5C. Laboratory Activity: This requirement may be met by the completion of any lab course that corresponds to a lecture course found above in 5A or 5B (noted by the # symbol).

AREA 6—Language Other Than English (UC only)

This proficiency may be met by having completed two years of high school course work in a language other than English with a "C-"* or better or by selecting one of the following courses: (Note: Advanced language courses beyond the first semester may meet this proficiency. Please see

CHNS 101Elementary Chinese (First Semester)4
FREN 101Elementary French (First Semester)4
GRMN 101Elementary German (First Semester)4
ITAL 101Elementary Italian (First Semester)4
JAPN 101Elementary Japanese (First Semester)4
SPAN 101Elementary Spanish (First Semester)4

CSU Graduation Requirement in History, Constitution and American Ideals

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in History, Constitution and American Ideals. Students may be certified as completing this requirement by completing one course from Group I and one course from Group II; or by completing the course from Group III.

Group I

HIST 110United States History to 1877 (or 110H)3
HIST 110HUnited States History to 1877 (Honors) (or 110)3
HIST 116History of the Americas to 18303
HIST 116HHistory of the Americas to 1830 (Honors)3
HIST 141Mexican American History Through 18773
HIST 145African American History to 18773

Group II

HIST 111United States History Since 18773
HIST 111HUnited States History Since 1877 (Honors)3
HIST 117History of the Americas Since 18303
HIST 117HHistory of the Americas Since 1830 (Honors) (F'16)3
HIST 142Mexican American History Since 18773
HIST 146African American History Since 18773
HIST 165California History3

Group III

PLSC 102American Institutions and History4

These courses may be used to partially satisfy the Area 4 requirement.

Important Information & Footnotes

This general education certification pattern can be subject to change year by year, but students are assured that courses taken to meet this pattern will be honored if they are approved for the academic year that the course is completed. Courses on this list are approved effective fall 2017 and are valid through summer 2018. 

The approved courses on this pattern are those available at the time of catalog publication. For the complete course approval list, please see the catalog addendum, the class schedule, or the Articulation and Transfer Center webpages.

All courses on IGETC must be completed with a "C" or better. A "P" (Pass) is acceptable, but UC permits no more than 14 semester transferable units to be completed on a pass/no pass basis.

UC credit may be limited for some courses. For example, no credit is given for an introductory course if it is taken after a more advanced college course. Credit may also be limited for courses with overlapping content. In addition, duplicate credit will not be awarded for the honors and non-honors versions of a course. UC credit limitations are noted on the catalog course descriptions.

IGETC is not a UC admission requirement but is advantageous to many but not all transfer students. Students should work with a MiraCosta College counselor to develop an educational plan that includes general education and major preparation course work specific to the intended UC campus.


Grades of C- are not acceptable except for high school language courses.


Course approved beginning semester and year indicated. Course taught on campus prior to IGETC approval.


 Laboratory course.