2004 - 2005 Catalog

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Transfer Information

General Information

This section includes the specific requirements for transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

West Hills College Coalinga offers lower-division transfer courses to meet the requirements for most baccalaureate majors.  Students should consult a counselor or academic advisor to be certain they enroll in courses to meet the freshman and sophomore level requirements of the college or university of their choice.  Most of the transfer students from West Hills College Coalinga plan to enter either the California State University (CSU) system or the University of California (UC) system.

Students are encouraged to consult the catalog of the college or university to which they intend to transfer. Admission requirements, as well as major and general education requirements, vary from institution to institution; and students must assume the responsibility for selecting the courses that will permit them to achieve their educational objectives.

ASSIST

ASSIST is a computerized student-transfer information system that can be accessed over the World Wide Web. It displays reports of how course credits earned at one California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California’s colleges and universities and therefore provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available about student transfer in California.
ASSIST is available at www.assist.org.

California University System General Education Requirements

Students who were eligible for admission to California State University based on their high school grade point average and SAT or ACT scores may transfer with less than 56 college units. The student must, however, have maintained a C average in all college work and must be in good standing. Students who were not eligible for admission from high school must complete 56 transferable college units with a 2.0 average. Students, who meet these minimum standards, while eligible for admission to a CSU campus, might not be accepted into an impacted major or department.

Completion of the CSU General Education Certification Course Pattern will meet the General Education -Breadth Requirements of CSU.  Students will need to have the general education pattern certified prior to transfer to the CSU.  Students who have attended other colleges are urged to meet with a counselor or academic advisor for help on satisfying General Education Breadth requirements.  Students are advised that these are the minimum requirements and individual CSU campuses have the authority to add to the General Education-Breadth requirements.  Students should consult a counselor for additional information.

West Hills College Coalinga will certify completion of this pattern by area or in its entirety for students transferring to one of the 22 campuses of the California State University system.  West Hills College Coalinga will give full certification upon the completion of the thirty-nine (39) designated units.

The following West Hills College Coalinga courses meet this pattern.  Courses may be used for credit in one area only.

Area A-Communication in the English Language and Critical thinking (3 courses - 9 units)

One course in each area, written communication, oral communication, critical thinking

English 1A
Speech 1, 4

One additional course to satisfy critical thinking requirement from: Philosophy 2, English 1B, Sociology 2, Speech 3, and Educ 5

Area B-Physical Universe and its Life Forms (3 courses - 9 units)

1 course in each area:  life science, physical science, and mathematics.

     Life Science

     Biology 10, 20, 24, 32, 35, 38

     Mathematics

     Mathematics 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 10A, 10B, 15, 25, 45

     Physical Science

     Chemistry 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 35

     Geography 1

     Geology 1, 3

     Physical Science 1

     Physics 2A, 2B, 4A, 4B, 4C

Area C-Arts, Literature, Philosophy and Foreign Languages (9 units)

At least 1 course in the arts

Arts

     Art 5A, 13A, 16A, 16B, 42

     PA 3

     Music 42

Humanities

     English 1B, 25

     Geography 3

     History 4A, 4B

     Foreign Language Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4, 11, 12

     Philosophy 1, 2, 3

     Humanities 1, 22

Area D-Social, Political, and Economic Institutions and Behavior; Historical Background (9 units)

Courses in at least 2 disciplines

     Administration of Justice 1, 29

     Anthropology 2

     Economics 1A, 1B

     Geography 2A, 2B, 3, 18

     History 4A, 4B, 17A*, 17B*, 18, 32, 44

     Political Science 1*, 2

     Psychology 1, 2, 3, 5

     Social Science 32B

     Sociology 1, 2, 3

*   To meet U.S. History and constitutional requirements, History 17A or 17B and Political Science 1 is required.

Area E-Lifelong Learning and Development (3 units)

     Health Education 35

     Nutrition 1

     Psychology 1, 2, 3, 4

     Speech 5

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)

Following the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) will permit a student who is undecided about a specific major or college choice to ultimately transfer from the community college to a campus in either the University of California (UC) or the California State University (CSU) systems without the need, after transfer, to take additional lower-division, general education courses.  Courses may be used for credit in one area only.

Please note that completion of the IGETC is not a requirement for transfer to UC or CSU, nor is it the only way to fulfill the lower division, general education requirements of the UC or CSU prior to transfer.  Depending on a student's major and field of interest, the student may find it advantageous to take courses fulfilling the CSU's general education requirements or those of the UC campus or college to which the student plans to transfer.

List of courses by IGETC subject area:

Area 1-English Communication (3 courses, 9 semester units)

1A:  English Composition

Course & Number

Title

Units

ENG 1A

Composition and Reading

3

1B: Critical Thinking - English Composition

Course & Number

Title

Units

ENG 1B

Literature, Critical Thinking, and Writing

3

1C:  Oral Communication (CSU requirement only)

Course & Number

Title

Units

SP 1

Elements of Speech

3

Area 2-Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning (1 course, 3 semester units)

Course & Number

Title

Units

MATH 1A

Introduction to Calculus

5

MATH 1B

Calculus with Applications

5

MATH 2A

Multivariate Calculus

4

MATH 2B

Differential Equations

4

MATH 10A

Structure and Concepts in Mathematics I

3

MATH 10B

Structure and Concepts in Mathematics II

3

MATH 15

Pre-Calculus

5

MATH 25

Introduction to Statistics

3

Area 3-Arts and Humanities (at least 3 courses, 9 semester units - at least one course from the arts and one from the humanities.)

The Arts

Course & Number

Title

Units

ART 16A

Pre-History to Proto-Renaissance

3

ART 16B

Renaissance to the Present

3

ART 42

Art Appreciation

3

MUS 42

Music Appreciation

3

The Humanities

Course & Number

Title

Units

GEOG 3

Cultural Geography

3

HIST 4A

Western Europe to 1700

3

HIST 4B

Western Europe from 1700

3

HUM 1

Introduction to Western Culture

3

HUM 22

Introduction to Comparative Religion

3

PHIL 1

Introduction to Philosophy

3

PHIL 2

Introduction to Logic

3

PHIL 3

Ethics

3

Area 4-Social and Behavioral Sciences (at least 3 courses (9 semester units) - courses from at least two disciplines.)

Course & Number

Title

Units

ANTHRO 2

Cultural Anthropology

3

ECON 1A

Macroeconomics

3

ECON 1B

Microeconomics

3

GEOG 2A

World Regional Geography

3

GEOG 2B

World Regional Geography

3

GEOG 3

Cultural Geography

3

HIST 4A

Western Europe to 1700

3

HIST 4B

Western Europe from 1700

3

HIST 17A

History of the U.S. 1492-1877

3

HIST 17B

History of the U.S. 1865-Present

3

HIST 32A

Cultural History of the Chicano

3

HIST 44 Women's Role in United State History 3

POL SCI 1

American Government

3

POL SCI 2

Comparative Government

3

PSYCH 1

General Psychology

3

PSYCH 2

Abnormal Psychology

3

PSYCH 3

Developmental Psychology

3

PSYCH 5

Biological Psychology

3

SOC 1

Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC 2

Introduction to Social Problems

3

SOCSCI 32B

Cultural History of Black Americans

3

Area 5-Physical and Biological Sciences (at least 2 courses required (7-9 semester units) - one physical science and one biological science course.)

The Physical Sciences

Course & Number

Title

Units

CHEM 1A

General College Chemistry I

5

CHEM 1B

General College Chemistry & Qualitative Analysis II

5

CHEM 2A

Introductory Chemistry

4

CHEM 2B

Introductory Chemistry

4

GEOG 1

Physical Geography

4

GEOL 1

Physical Geology

4

GEOL 3

Historical Geology

4

PHYS 2A

Mechanics and Thermodynamics

4

PHYS 2B

Electricity, Magnetism, Optics, & Modern Physics

4

PHYS 4A

Classical Mechanics

4

PHYS 4B

Electricity, Magnetism and Waves

4

PHYS 4C

Thermodynamics, Optics, & Modern Physics

4

PHYS SCI 1

Survey of the Physical Sciences

4

The Biological Sciences

Course & Number

Title

Units

BIO 10

Fundamentals of Biology

3

BIO 20

General Zoology

5

BIO 24

General Botany

5

BIO 32

General Human Anatomy

4

BIO 35

Human Physiology

4

BIO 38

Microbiology

4

Language other than English

(UC Requirement Only) Proficiency equivalent to two years of high school study in the same language or the following:

Course & Number

Title

Units

FLSPN 2 

Elementary Spanish

4

OR

FLSPN 12 

Elementary Spanish for the Limitedly Bilingual

4

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