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Ventura College

2023 - 2024

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Area A: English Language Communication and Critical Thinking

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 V01, V03, V10, V15.

A-2: Written Communication


A-3: Critical Thinking

COMM V10; ENGL V1B, V1C; PHIL V04, V05.

Area B: Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning

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

AG V04; AST V01, V01L; CHEM V01A, V01AL, V01B, V01BL, V12A, V12AL, V12B, V12BL, V20, V20L, V21, V21L, V30, V30L; ESRM V02, V11, V14, V22, V23; GEOG V01, V01L, V05; GEOL V02, V02L, V03, V07, V09, V11, V21; PHSC V01; PHYS V01, V02A-V02AL, V02B-V02BL, V03A-V03AL, V03B-V03BL, V04-V04L, V05-V05L, V06-V06L.

B-2: Life Science

AG V06, V30, V61, V66; ANAT V1; ANPH V01; ANTH V01, V01L; BIOL V01, V01L, V03, V04, V10, V12, V14, V18, V29, V29L, V42; ESRM V01, V10, V14, V22; MICR V01; PHSO V01; PSY V03.

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

CS V17; MATH V04, V05, V20, V21A, V21B, V21C, V22, V23, V38, V40, V44, V46A, V52; PSY V04.

Area C: Arts and Humanities

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)

AES V10, V65, V66, V67; ART V01, VO2B, V02C, V02D, V03, V04, V05, V06, V07, V08, V09A, V09B; DANC V01, V02; ENGL V29A, V29B; FILM V01, V11, V29A, V29B; MUS V01, V03, V06, V07, V08, V09A, V09B; PHOT V07; THA V01, V17A, V17B, V20, V28, V29A, V29B, V30A.

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

AES V01, V02A, V02B, V03, V20, V40A, V40B, V41, V42A, V42B, V63; ANTH V04; COMM V05; ENGL V01B, V10, V11A, V15, V16, V18, V21A, V21B, V22A, V22B, V23, V26, V30, V31, V33, V34, V35, V36; FILM V10; FREN V01, V02; GERM V01, V02; HIST V13, V32, V43, V45, V50, V51, V55, V58, V70, V73, V76, V79, V82, V83, V86, V87; ILM V10; ITAL V01, V02; JAPN V01, V02; PHIL V01, V02, V03A, V03B, V09, V10, V12, V14, V15; SPAN V01, V02, V03, V03S, V04, V04S; THA V17A, V17B.

Area D: Social Sciences

6 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).
6 units minimum

D--1: Sociology

AES V03, V20, V22, V23, V47, V71, V72; AG V01, V12; ANTH V08, V09; CD V62; CHST V01, V02, V03; CJ V49; COMM V02, V12, V16; ECON V01A, V01B; ETHS V01, V02; HED V20; HIST V47, V58, V87; KIN V87; POLS V03, V04, V05, V14, V17; PSY V32.

D-1: Anthropology and Archaeology

AES V01; ANTH V02, V03, V04, V05, V06, V07.

D-2: Economics


D-3: Ethnic Studies

AES V01, V02A, V02B, V11, V22, V24, V40A, V40B, V41; ANTH V04; CHST V24; HIST V13, V43, V45, V51, V55; PSY V30; SOC V03, V24.

D-4: Gender Studies

ANTH V06; HIST V32, V53; SOC V04; PSY V25.

D-5: Geography

GEOG V02, V06, V08.

D-6: History

AES V02A, V02B, V21A, V21B, V22, V40A, V40B, V41, V42A, V42B, V63; HIST V13, V16, V32, V43, V44, V45, V48, V50, V51, V53, V54, V55, V56, V57, V59, V70, V73, V76, V79, V82, V83, V86.

D-7: Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science

CD V02, V03, V27, V61; HED V20, V22.

D-8: Political Science, Government and Legal Institutions

CJ V01, V02; ESRM V03; POLS V01, V02, V09, V11, V12, V18.

D-9: Psychology

PSY V01, V02, V05, V07, V15, V25, V29, V30, V31; SOC V31.

D-0: Sociology and Criminology

AES V11, V24; CHST V24; CJ V03, V28, V30; PSY V31; SOC V01, V02, V03, V04, V05, V07, V13, V24, V31.

Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development

3 semester units required, not all courses can be in physical activity. This list only contains three units courses.
3 units minimum
AES V11; ANTH V02; ART V01; BIOL V10, V12; CD V02, V03; COMM V03; COUN V01, V02; EAC V01; ESRM V01; HED V01, V02, V03, V04, V20, V24, V70, V73, V76, V87; ICA V02, V03, V04, V05, V06, V07, V08, V13, V14, V15, V16, V17, V18, V19, V20, V22, V23, V24, V25, V36, V69; KIN V81; PSY V01, V02, V05, V25, V32; SOC V03, V05.

Area F: Ethnic Studies

3 semester units required.
3 units minimum
In order to satisfy the Area F Ethnic Studies requirement, a course must be taken in Fall 2021 and beyond.
AES V03, V20, V23, V71, V72; CHST V01, V02, V03; ETHS V01, V02.

American Institutions (US-1-2-3)

To verify historical American Institutions course approvals visit:
AES V02A - US 1
AES V02B - US 1
AES V22 - US 1
AES V40A - US 1
AES V40B - US 1
AES V47 - US 1
AES V63 - US 1
HIST V32 - US 1
HIST V43 - US 1
HIST V45 - US 1
HIST V46 - US 1
HIST V47 - US 1
HIST V50 - US 1
HIST V51 - US 1
HIST V53 - US 1
HIST V54 - US 1
HIST V55 - US 1
HIST V56 - US 1
HIST V58 - US 1
POLS V01 - US 2 & US 3
POLS V03 - US 2 & US 3

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