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College Catalog 2014-15

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

A. Satisfactory completion of 60 units of collegiate work: Must earn an overall 'C' (2.0 grade point average) in a curriculum that LRCCD accepts toward the degree & meet Graduation Competency Requirements (see Table 1 below). At least 12 units must be earned at Cosumnes River College.
B. Major: Complete one of the degree programs listed in this catalog with a minimum of a 'C' grade in each course for the CRC major.
C. Demonstrate Graduation Competencies, as listed in Table 1 below.
D. Complete General Education (GE) requirements listed in Table 2 below.
E. Complete Ethnic/Multicultural Studies as listed in Table 3 below. Courses approved for General Education may also be use to satisfy this requirement.
See courses marked with a "#" in Table 2.
TABLE 1: GRADUATION COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS

Demonstrate college-level competence in reading, in written expression and in mathematics by completing the following:

  1. Reading Competency - a. Completion with a grade of 'C' or better in ENGRD 200, 310 or 312 or an equivalent college reading course at a regionally accredited college OR Obtain a satisfactory score on a college level reading examination administered in the Los Rios District. OR b. Complete either CSU-GE Breadth or IGETC; OR c. Students who possess an AA/AS degree or higher shall be deemed competent in reading.
  2. Written Expression Competency - Completion with a grade of 'C' or better in ENGWR 300, ENGWR 480, ESLW 340, HONOR 375, or BUS 310 or an equivalent course at an accredited college.
  3. Mathematics Competency - a. Completion with a grade of "C" or better in MATH 110, 120, 125, 144, OR designated higher level mathematics/statistics course, OR PSYC 330, OR college math course at a regionally accredited college. OR b. Obtain a satisfactory score on a mathematics competency examination used district-wide for graduation.

Note: Effective beginning summer 2004, students who possess a BA/BS or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the
United States are deemed to have met the General Education and Graduation Competency Requirements for an AA/AS degree.

TABLE 2: GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR AA/AS DEGREES
I: Humanities – One course from the following (3 units minimum)
ARCH 310, 332; ART 300, 301, 304, 320, 323, 324, 330, 338, 361, 362, 364, 370, 372, 394, 430; ARTH 300, 303, 307, 309, 311, 312, 324#, 325#, 328#, 332#, 333; ARTNM 324; ARTPH 301, 342; ENGCW 480; ENGLT 303, 310, 311, 320, 321, 330, 336#, 340#, 341, 343#, 345#, 360#, 370, 402; ENGWR 301; FMS 300, 305, 310, 320, 488, 489; GEOG 481; HIST 364*, 365*; HONOR 350, 352, 360, 382; HUM 300, 301, 310, 320, 324#, 331#, 332#, 484, 486; MUFHL 300, 308, 310, 311, 315, 330#; MUP 357, 360; MUSM 334, 370; PHIL 304#, 310, 330, 331, 338, 350, 352#, 356; PHOTO 301, 302, 420; RTVF 305; SILA 305, 306, 315, 316; SPAN 101, 102, 401, 402, 411, 412, 413, 415, 425, 426, 427; TA 300, 302, 303, 306#, 322, 323, 350, 401, 407; VIET 401, 402, 411, 412
II: Languages and Rationality - To include at least one course from 'a.' and one course from 'b.' (total of 6 units minimum)
a. English Composition (3 units minimum) BUS 310; ENGED 305; ENGWR 300, 480; ESLW 340; HONOR 375
b. Communication and Analytical Thinking (3 units minimum)
ACCT 101, 301; CISC 310*; CISP 350, 360, 370, 371, 400; COMM 301, 311, 315, 331, 361, 363; ENGCW 400, 410, 420, 430; ENGRD 310; ENGWR 302; JOUR 300; MATH 110, 120, 125, 144, 300, 310, 335, 341, 343, 344, 350, 351, 370, 400, 401, 402, 410, 420; MGMT 360; PHIL 300, 320, 325, 328; PSYC 330, 335; RTVF 306; SOC 305*; STAT 300
III: Living Skills - To include at least one course from 'a.' and one course from 'b.' (total of 3 units minimum)
a. One course (minimum) from any of the following designators (physical education activity courses)**

ADAPT; DANCE; FITNS; PACT; SPORT; TMACT
b. One course (minimum) from Life Development Skills (2 units minimum)
BUSTEC 302, 306; CISC 302, 310; COMM 321; ECE 312, 314, 322, 350, 415, 430#; ENGED 320; FCS 322, 324; HCD 110, 112, 122, 132, 310, 340, 346; HEED 300, 350; HSER 302; INDIS 313; JOUR 330; KINES 300, 301, 330; LIBR 318, 325; MATH 315; NUTRI 300, 322; PSYC 340*, 353*, 356, 360, 371; SGVT 300, 315; SOC 310; Work Experience Courses: Any courses numbered 198, 298, or 498
Note: The 3-unit requirement for this category, Living Skills can also be fulfilled by Military Service Credit (Honorable discharge) with a minimum of one (1) year active duty service. Please submit a copy of form DD214 to the Admissions Office as verification.
IV: Natural Sciences – To include at least one course from the following (3 units minimum)
ANSC 300, 301; ANTH 300, 303*, 374*; ASTR 300; BIOL 100, 102, 300, 307, 310, 342, 350, 351, 352, 366, 400, 410, 420, 430, 440, 462, 470, 480, 481; CHEM 305, 306, 309, 321, 400; GEOG 300, 305, 306, 331, 482; GEOL 300, 305, 310, 330; HONOR 380, 383, 384; HORT 300, 302; PHYS 310, 350, 370, 411; PLTS 300, 310; PSYC 312
Note: BIOL 480, 481; GEOG 482: HONOR 380, 383, 384 — must complete a total of 3 units.
V: Social and Behavioral Sciences - To include at least one course from 'a.' and one course from 'b.' (6 units minimum)
a. One course from American Institutions (3 units minimum)
HIST 312, 313, 314, 320, 321, 331, 371; POLS 301
b. One course from Other Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 units minimum)
AGB 321; ANTH 303*, 310#, 316#, 323, 324#, 331#, 332#, 334#, 341, 374*; BUS 320, 330#, 345; COMM 325#, 341, 480; ECON 100, 302, 304, 306, 320; GEOG 302, 310#, 320#, 322#; HIST 301, 302, 307, 308#, 344#, 360, 364*, 365*, 370, 373, 380; HONOR 340, 370; JOUR 310, 320#; PHIL 360; POLS 302, 304, 310, 312, 313, 314, 315, 317, 320; PSYC 300, 320, 340*, 353*, 368#, PSYC 371*; RTVF 300; SILA 332; SOC 300, 301, 305*, 321#, 341; SOCSC 300#, 320#, 325#, 330#, 360, 480
TABLE 3: ETHNIC/MULTICULTURAL STUDIES
VI: Ethnic/Multicultural Studies - To include one course from the following (3 units minimum)
ANTH 310, 316, 324, 331, 332, 334; ARTH 324, 325, 328, 332; BUS 330; CAM 302; COMM 325; ECE 430; ENGLT 336, 340, 343, 345, 360; GEOG 310, 320, 322; HIST 308, 344; HUM 324, 331, 332; JOUR 320; MUFHL 330; NUTRI 310; PHIL 304, 352; PSYC 368; SOC 321; SOCSC 300, 320, 325, 330; TA 306
* Courses with an asterisk (*) are listed in more than one category but may be used to satisfy a requirement in ONLY ONE GENERAL EDUCATION CATEGORY (see Categories I. through V).
** Students with medical excuses on file may enroll in Adapted PE (ADAPT), or be exempt from this requirement; students receiving this exemption for any reason must complete a minimum of three units under Category III.b. listed above.
# Courses with the "#" can be used to satisfy General Education requirements as well as the Ethnic/Multicultural Studies requirement (Category VI)

NOTE: Courses listed in more than one GE area can be used to fulfill only one area, with the exception of courses listed in GE areas AND Table 3: Ethnic/Multicultural Studies.

The final status of some courses recommended for approval for AA/AS-GE was unavailable at the time of publication of this document. Please contact or visit the CRC Counseling Center for updated information.