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Cypress College

2016 - 2017

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9 semester units required with at least one course each from A1, A2 and A3. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better.
9 units minimum

A-1: Oral Communication

COMM 100C, 100HC.

A-2: Written Communication

ENGL 100C, 100HC.

A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM 135C, 138C, 238C; ENGL 103C, 103HC, 104C, 104HC, 106C; PHIL 170C, 172C, 175C.


9 semester units required with at least one course each from Physical Science, Life Science and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning. One Physical or Life Science course must include a laboratory experience (underlined). Courses in area B-4 must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better.
9 units minimum

B-1: Physical Science

ASTR 116C, 116HC, 117C, 117HC; CHEM 100C, 101C, 103C, 104C, 107C, 111AC, 111BC, 201C; GEOG 102C, 102LC, 140C; GEOL 100C, 100HC, 101C, 103C, 105C, 115C, 120C, 125C, 130C/131C, 190C; PHSC 104C; PHYS 130C, 201C, 202C, 210C, 211C, 221C, 222C, 223C.

B-2: Life Science

ANTH 101C, 101HC, 101LC; BIOL 101C, 101HC, 102C, 103C, 122C, 174C, 175C, 210C, 231C, 241C, 276, 277, 278.

B-3: Laboratory Activity

Students must select at least one laboratory experience (see underlined courses in areas B-1 and B-2).

B-4: Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning

MATH 100C, 110C, 115C, 120C, 130C, 141C, 142C, 150AC, 150BC, 250AC, 250BC; PSY 161C, 161HC; SOC 161C, 161HC.


9 semester units required with at least one course each in Arts and Humanities.
9 units minimum

C-1: Arts (Art, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theatre)

ART 100C, 110C, 111C, 112C, 112HC, 114C, 120C, 150C, 151C, 182C, 194C, 216C; DANC 101C; ENGL 125C, 125HC; MAD 196C; MUS 101C, 103C, 113C, 116C, 117C, 118C, 118HC, 119C, 120C, 127C; PHOT 101C; THEA 100C, 102C, 107C, 107HC, 120C, 121C, 126C, 129C, 132C, 133C, 145C, 149C.

C-2: Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Languages Other than English)

ANTH 107C; CHIN 101C, 102C, 203C; COMM 220C, 220HC; ENGL 102C, 102HC, 110C, 111C, 208C, 211C, 212C, 221C, 222C, 234C, 234HC, 239C, 243C, 247C, 255C, 256C, 260C; ETHS 130C, 131C, 151C, 152C, 160C, 171C; FREN 101C, 102C, 200C, 203C, 204C; HIST 110C, 110HC, 111C, 111HC, 112C, 112HC, 113C, 113HC, 160C, 161C, 163C, 165C, 275C; INDS 100C, 101C; JAPN 101C, 102C, 200C, 203C, 204C; PHIL 100C, 100HC, 101C, 110C, 120C, 135C, 160C, 201C, 202C, 230C, 240C; PORT 101C, 102C; SPAN 101C, 102C, 200C, 201C, 202C, 203C, 204C; .


9 semester units required with courses in at least 2 disciplines. Students are expected to complete the American Institutions requirement in this section (courses identified in the American Institution section).
9 units minimum

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

ANTH 102C, 102HC, 103C, 104C, 105C, 106C, 107C, 121C, 225C.

D-2: Economics

ECON 100C, 100HC, 105C, 105HC, 110C, 120C, 260C; GEOG 260C.

D-3: Ethnic Studies

ETHS 101C, 101HC, 129C, 130C, 131C, 150C, 151C, 152C, 153C, 160C, 170C, 171C; HS 277C; PSY 131C.

D-4: Gender Studies

HIST 270C; POSC 101C; SOC 225C.

D-5: Geography

ECON 260C; GEOG 100C, 100HC, 130C, 160C, 260C.

D-6: History

ETHS 101C, 101HC, 130C, 131C, 151C, 152C, 160C, 171C; HIST 110C, 110HC, 111C, 111HC, 112C, 112HC, 113C, 113HC, 135C, 142C, 143C, 151C, 152C, 160C, 161C, 163C, 165C, 170C, 170HC, 171C, 171HC, 190C, 191C, 270C, 275C.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

COMM 120C; ETHS 235C; HUSR 200C; JOUR 110C; JOUR 118C; MGT 161C.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

POSC 100C, 100HC, 101C, 120C, 200C, 209C, 210C, 215C, 216C, 230C.

D-9: Psychology

HUSR 255C, PSY 101C, 101HC, 110C, 131C, 139C, 145C, 202C, 221C, 222C, 251C, 255C.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

HUSR 250C, 292C; SOC 101C, 101HC, 102C, 225C, 250C, 275C, 277C, 292C.


3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity.
3 units minimum
CIS 111C; COMM 105C; COUN 105C, 141C, 144C, 145C, 146C, 150C, 151C; HRC 100C; HUSR 250C, 255C; PSY 120C, 145C, 255C; SOC 250C.
For a complete list of all approved PE activity courses for this area see area E.


CSU US History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses

Students satisfy this CSU graduation requirement through coursework in three areas:
US 1: Historical Development of American Institutions and ideals.
US 2: United States Constitution and government.
US 3: California state and local government.
Select a combination of courses that fulfill the requirements for US 1, 2, and 3.
To verify historical and most current American Institutions course approvals visit:
ETHS 101C - US 1
ETHS 101HC - US 1
ETHS 130C - US 1
ETHS 131C - US 1
ETHS 160C - US 1
HIST 170C - US 1
HIST 170HC - US 1
HIST 171C - US 1
HIST 171HC - US 1
HIST 190C - US 1
HIST 191C - US 1
POSC 100C - US 2 & US 3
POSC 100HC - US 2 & US 3
POSC 101C - US 2 & US 3