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Liberal Arts and Sciences Program

2017-2018

Description

The Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree is designed to enable students to complete the requirements for an Associate of Arts Degree prior to transfer to the University of California, California State University or an independent/private college or university.

This degree is intended to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this degree should be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor. Completion of the Liberal Arts and Sciences degree does not guarantee acceptance into a four year institution nor into a major.

Requirements

To meet the Liberal Arts and Sciences degree requirements, a student must complete:

  1. One of the following general education patterns:
    • San Diego Community College District General Education option may be appropriate for students transferring to a private/ independent or out of state university or to a high-unit major. Students selecting this option should meet with a counselor to determine the appropriate General Education courses for their individual transfer goals. See San Diego Mesa College catalog page 95.
    • CSU General Education - Breadth (CSU GE Pattern). This GE pattern will fulfill all lower-division general education requirements at all CSU campuses. See San Diego Mesa College catalog page 123.
    • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. This GE pattern will fulfill all lower-division general education requirements at all CSU campuses, most UC campuses/majors and some independent/ private colleges and universities. See San Diego Mesa College catalog page 115.
    It is strongly recommended that students consult with a counselor to determine which General Education option is most appropriate for their individual education goals.
  2. A minimum of 18 units in an Area of Emphasis. The Areas of Emphasis include:
    • Arts Studies
    • Business Studies
    • Language Arts and Humanities Studies
    • Mathematics and Pre-Engineering Studies
    • Science Studies
    • Social and Behavioral Science Studies
  3. A minimum of 60 transferable units to a California State University, University of California, or a private/independent college or university.
  4. San Diego Community College District competencies in reading, written expression and mathematics.

NOTE: There are several transfer majors that require a very high amount of units in preparation for the major. Students preparing for such majors are advised to not complete a transfer GE pattern. The universities want such students to incorporate Liberal Arts and Sciences GE courses throughout their junior and senior years. Examples of high unit majors are found in Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics. For example: The Computer Science and Engineering major at UCLA requires a total of 64 units in preparation for the major. Of the 64 units, only 10 units could apply toward a transfer GE pattern. The Mathematics/ Applied Science major at UCLA requires a total of 68 units in preparation for the major. Of the 68 units, only 15 units could apply toward a transfer GE pattern. Therefore, the SDCCD pattern would be best for such students to follow in obtaining the AA. In addition, the SDCCD pattern is useful for students who transfer to institutions other than the CSU or UC.

Award Type Units
Certificate of Achievement:
CSU General Education (CSU-GE–Breadth) 39-44
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) 37-40
Associate of Arts Degree:
Arts Studies—Art 18*
Arts Studies—Dance 18*
Arts Studies—Music 18*
Business Studies 18*
Language Arts and Humanities Studies—Chinese 18*
Language Arts and Humanities Studies—English 18*
Language Arts and Humanities Studies—French 18*
Language Arts and Humanities Studies—German 18*
Language Arts and Humanities Studies—Italian 18*
Language Arts and Humanities Studies—Japanese 18*
Language Arts and Humanities Studies—Latin 18*
Language Arts and Humanities Studies—Philosophy 18*
Language Arts and Humanities Studies—Russian 18*
Language Arts and Humanities Studies—Spanish 18*
Language Arts and Humanities Studies—Tagalog 18*
Language Arts and Humanities Studies—Vietnamese 18*
Mathematics and Pre-Engineering Studies—Mathematics 18*
Mathematics and Pre-Engineering Studies—Computer Science 18*
Mathematics and Pre-Engineering Studies—Engineering 18*
Science Studies—Biological Sciences 18*
Science Studies—Physical Sciences—Chemistry 18*
Science Studies—Physical Sciences—Physics 18-20*
Science Studies—Physical Sciences—Earth Sciences 18-19*
Science Studies—Physical Sciences—Pre-Nursing 20*
Science Studies—Physical Sciences—Kinesiology and Nutrition 18*
Science Studies—Physical Sciences—Psychology 18*
Social and Behavioral Sciences—Anthropology 18*
Social and Behavioral Sciences—Child Development 18*
Social and Behavioral Sciences—Economics 18*
Social and Behavioral Sciences—Human Development 18*
Social and Behavioral Sciences—History 18*
Social and Behavioral Sciences—Political Science 18*
Social and Behavioral Sciences—Psychology 18*
Social and Behavioral Sciences—Social Sciences 18*
Social and Behavioral Sciences—Sociology 18*
Social and Behavioral Sciences—Women's Studies 18*

*plus credits to satisfy District requirements and elective credits, as needed, to meet the 60 unit minimum.

Certificate of Achievement: CSU General Education (CSU-GE-Breadth)

The Certificate of Achievement in California State Universities General Education Breadth Requirements - Certification Pattern is designed for students who intend to complete lower division university general education requirements prior to transfer to a CSU.

General Education (GE) is a set of courses from a variety of different subject areas that every student must complete in order to earn a degree, regardless of major. The goal is to provide a well rounded or “liberal” education and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that together help make up an educated person. The completion of GE prior to transfer may not be required for admission to some universities. However, it is usually in the student’s best interest to complete an appropriate transfer GE pattern at the community college. This is because GE requirements that are not fulfilled prior to transfer must be completed later at the university, which often extends the time and expense of a university education.

program emphasis

Certificate of Achievement: CSU General Education Breadth Requirements - Certification Pattern. 

Students will select courses that fulfill the CSU GE Breadth Certification Pattern detailed in the Transfer Guide section of this catalog.

Certificate of Achievement: Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)

The Certificate of Achievement in Intersegmental General Education Transfer (IGETC) is designed for students who intend to complete university general education requirements prior to transfer to a California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) campus.

General Education (GE) is a set of courses from a variety of different subject areas that every student must complete in order to earn a degree, regardless of major. The goal is to provide a well rounded or “liberal” education and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that together help make up an educated person. The completion of GE prior to transfer is not required for admission to most universities. However it is usually in the student’s best interest to complete an appropriate transfer GE pattern at the community college. This is because GE requirements that are not fulfilled prior to transfer must be completed later at the university, which often extends the time and expense of a university education.

PROGRAM EMPHASIS

Certificate of Achievement: Intersegmental General Education Transfer (IGETC) 

The student will select courses that fulfill the IGETC certification pattern detailed in the Transfer Guide section of this catalog.

Arts Studies

The Arts Studies emphasis is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within an art-related major. Common university majors in this field include: Applied Design, Art, Art History, Graphic Design, Music, Interior Design, Multimedia, Painting and Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Arts, Television-Film and New Media Production, Theatre Arts, Theatre Arts and Dance, and Visual and Performing Arts. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Associate of Arts Degree

Liberal Arts and Sciences with an Emphasis in Arts Studies—Art

The Arts Studies—Art emphasis is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within an art-related major. Common university majors in this field include: Applied Design, Art, Art History, Painting and Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Arts. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (9 units)
ARTF 110 Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic 3
ARTF 111 Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3
ARTF 150A Two-Dimensional Design 3
Select a minimum of 9 units
ARTF 100 Art Orientation 3
ARTF 107 Contemporary Art 3
ARTF 109 History of Modern Art 3
ARTF 113 Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas 3
ARTF 115 African Art 3
ARTF 150B Beginning Graphic Design 3
ARTF 151 Three-Dimensional Design 3
ARTF 155A Freehand Drawing I 3
ARTF 155B Freehand Drawing II 3
ARTF 161A Museum Studies/Gallery Exhibition Skills I 3
ARTF 161B Museum Studies/Gallery Exhibition Skills II 3
ARTF 165A Composition in Painting I 3
ARTF 165B Composition in Painting II 3
ARTF 165C Composition in Painting III 3
ARTF 165D Composition in Painting IV 3
ARTF 174A Book Arts I 3
ARTF 175A Sculpture I 3
ARTF 175B Sculpture II 3
ARTF 175C Sculpture III 3
ARTF 190A Black and White Art Photography 3
ARTF 191 Cultural Influences on Photography 3
ARTF 194 Critical Photography 3
ARTF 198A Introduction to Printmaking I 3
ARTF 198B Introduction to Printmaking II 3
ARTF 198C Introduction to Printmaking III 3
ARTF 205A New Genres: Art in the Twenty-First Century 3
ARTF 210A Life Drawing I 3
ARTF 210B Life Drawing II 3
ARTF 210C Life Drawing III 3
ARTF 220A Life Sculpture I 3
ARTF 220B Life Sculpture II 3
ARTF 220C Life Sculpture III 3
ARTF 231 Introduction to Digital Art 3
ARTF 233 Introduction to Digital Photographic Imaging 3
Total Units = 18

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Dance

The Arts Studies—Dance is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a dance related major. Common university majors in this field include: Theatre Arts and Dance, and Visual and Performing Arts. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (5 units)
DANC 181 History of Dance 3
DANC 253 Choreography 2
Select 6 units of technique courses
DANC 110B Ballet II 1.5
DANC 110C Ballet III 1.5
DANC 110D Ballet IV 1.5
DANC 120B Hip Hop II 1.5
DANC 120C Hip Hop III 1.5
DANC 120D Hip Hop IV 1.5
DANC 135B Jazz Dance II 1.5
DANC 135C Jazz Dance III 1.5
DANC 135D Jazz Dance IV 1.5
DANC 140B Modern Dance II 1.5
DANC 140C Modern Dance III 1.5
DANC 140D Modern Dance IV 1.5
Select a minimum of 7 units
DANC 130A Dance Repertoire 1-1.5
DANC 177A Dance Improvisation 1-1.5
DANC 178A Advanced Commercial Dance I 1.5
DANC 179A Advanced Classical Dance I 1.5
DANC 180A Advanced Contemporary Dance I 1.5
DANC 261A Dance Performance I 2
DANC 261B Dance Performance II 2
DANC 261C Dance Performance III 2
DANC 261D Dance Performance IV 2
DANC 271A Stage Costuming for Dance 1-2
DANC 271C Lighting Design for Dance Production 1-2
Total Units = 18

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Arts Studies—Music

The Arts Studies—Music is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a music performing arts-related major. Common university majors in this field include: Music Performance and Music Education. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (8 units)
MUSI 100 Introduction to Music 3
MUSI 103 History of Rock Music 3
MUSI 105 Music of our Time 3
MUSI 109 World Music 3
MUSI 110 Music for Elementary School Teachers 3
MUSI 111 Jazz - History and Development 3
MUSI 116A College Piano I 2
MUSI 120 Beginning Voice Class 2
MUSI 125 Music, The Arts, and Humanity 3
MUSI 135A Basic Musicianship 3
MUSI 150A Basic Musicianship 3
Select a minimum of 10 units:
MUSI 123 Recital Hour 0.5
MUSI 158A Music Theory I 4
MUSI 190 The Electronic Music Studio 3
MUSI 206A Projects in Composition 3
MUSI 210A Vocal Ensemble I 2.5
MUSI 252 Concert Jazz Band 1-3
MUSI 253A Ensembles I 1-3
Total units = 18

Business Studies

The Business Studies is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a business related major. Common university majors in this field include: Business Administration, Business Economics, Economics, Economics and International Studies, Economics and Mathematics, Hospitality and Tourism, International Business, International Development Studies, Management Science, Public Administration, and Recreation Administration. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

proGRam lEArning ouTcomes

Students who complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences with an emphasis in Business Studies Program will gain facility with:

  • Communication: Students will be able to articulate and explain critical thinking outcomes in writing and speaking, as well as by other contemporary recognized modes of business communication.
  • Self-Awareness and Interpersonal Skills: Students will recognize and respect the business opinions and perspectives of others, and they will be able to work effectively with superiors, peers, and subordinates in organized group settings.
  • Personal Actions and Civic Responsibility: Students will be able to analyze and accept responsibility for their own actions and make ethical decisions in the business environment.
  • Global Awareness: Students will be able to identify and describe global business issues.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Business Studies

The Business Studies is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a business related major. Common university majors in this field include: Business Administration, Business Economics, International Business, International Development Studies, Management Science, Public Administration and Recreation Administration. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (14 Units)
ACCT 116A Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 116B Managerial Accounting 4
ECON 120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 121 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Select a minimum of 4 units:
BUSE 101 Business Mathematics 3
BUSE 115 Statistics for Business 3
BUSE 119 Business Communications 3
BUSE 120 Personal Financial Management 3
BUSE 140 Business Law and the Legal Environment 3
BUSE 190 Academic and Career Opportunities in Business 1
CHIC 141A United States History from a Chicano Perspective 3
CHIC 141B United States History from a Chicano Perspective 3
CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems 3
HIST 100 World History I 3
HIST 101 World History II 3
HIST 105 Introduction to Western Civilization I 3
HIST 109 History of the United States I 3
HIST 110 History of the United States 3
HIST 115A History of the Americas I 3
HIST 115B History of the Americas II 3
HIST 120 Introduction to Asian Civilizations 3
HIST 121 Asian civilizations in Modern Times 3
HOSP 101 Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism 3
MATH 116 College and Matrix Algebra 3
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics or 3
PSYC 258 Behavioral Science Statistics 3
MATH 121 Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus I 3
MATH 122 Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus II 3
MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 3
POLI 102 The American Political System 3
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
SOCO 101 Principles of Sociology 3
or any Foreign Language Course, including AMSL
Total units = 18

Language Arts and Humanities Studies

The Language Arts and Humanities Studies emphasis is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a language arts and humanities related major. Common university majors in this field include: Communication, English, Foreign Language (all), Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Classics, Humanities, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Writing. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences with an emphasis in Language Arts and Humanities Studies Program will gain facility with:

  • Critical Thinking: Students will have the ability to analyze problems, conceptualize theses, develop arguments, weigh evidence, and derive conclusions.
  • Communications Skills: Students will have the ability to articulate the critical thinking outcomes in writing and/or speaking or by other modes of communication.
  • Self-Awareness and Interpersonal Skills: Students will have the ability to analyze one's own actions, to see the perspectives of other persons, and to work effectively with others in groups.
  • Personal Actions and Civic Responsibility: Students will have the ability to understand one's role in society, take responsibility for one's own actions, make ethical decisions in complex situations, and participate actively in a diverse democracy.
  • Global Awareness: Students will have the ability to articulate similarities and contrasts among cultures, times and environments, describe and explain cultural pluralism and knowledge of global issues.
  • Technological Awareness: Students will have the ability to explain the applications of technology and to use technology in ways appropriate to the situation. This outcome includes information competency skills.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Language Arts and Humanities—Chinese

The Language Arts and Humanities—Chinese is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a language arts and Chinese language-related major. Common university majors in this field include: Foreign Language (all) and Chinese language. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (15 units):
CHIN 101 First Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 102 Second Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 201 Third Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
Select a minimum of 3 units:
CHIC 135 Chicana/o Literature 3
CHIC 138 Literature of La Raza in Latin America in Translation 3
COMS 135 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMS 170 Small Group Communication 3
ENGL 202 Introduction to Linguistics 3
ENGL 215 English Literature I: 800 – 1799 3
ENGL 216 English Literature II: 1800 – Present 3
FREN 101 First Course in French 5
FREN 102 Second Course in French 5
FREN 201 Third Course in French 5
GERM 101 First Course in German 5
GERM 102 Second Course in German 5
GERM 201 Third Course in German 5
HIST 120 Introduction to Asian Civilizations 3
HIST 121 Asian Civilizations in Modern Times 3
ITAL 101 First Course in Italian 5
ITAL 102 Second Course in Italian 5
ITAL 201 Third Course in Italian 5
JAPN 101 First Course in Japanese 5
JAPA 102 Second Course in Japanese 5
JAPA 201 Third Course in Japanese 5
JOUR 202 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
LATI 101 First Course in Latin 5
LATI 102 Second Course in Latin 5
LATI 201 Third Course in Latin 5
RUSS 101 First Course in Russian 5
RUSS 102 Second Course in Russian 5
RUSS 201 Third Course in Russian 5
SPAN 101 First Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 102 Second Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 201 Third Course in Spanish 5
TAGA 101 First Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 102 Second Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 201 Third Course in Tagalog 5
VIET 101 First Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 102 Second Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 201 Third Course in Vietnamese 5
Total Units = 18

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Language Arts and Humanities—English

The Language Arts and Humanities—English is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a English-related major. Common university majors in this field include: English, Linguistics, Literature, Classics, and Writing. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (6 units):
ENGL 215 English Literature I: 800 – 1799 3
ENGL 216 English Literature II: 1800 – Present 3
Select a minimum of 12 units:
ENGL 208 Introduction to Literature 3
ENGL 210 American Literature I 3
ENGL 211 American Literature II 3
ENGL 220 Masterpieces of World Literature I: 1500 BCE – 1600 CE 3
ENGL 221 Masterpieces of World Literature II: 1600 – Present 3
ENGL 245A Writing Creative Nonfiction 3
ENGL 247 Writing Seminar - Poetry 3
ENGL 249 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
Total Units = 18

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Language Arts and Humanities-French

The Language Arts and Humanities-French is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a language arts and French language related major. Common university majors in this field include: Foreign Language (all) and French language. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (15 units):
FREN 101 First Course in French 5
FREN 102 Second Course in French 5
FREN 201 Third Course In French 5
Select a minimum of 3 units:
CHIC 135 Chicana/o Literature 3
CHIC 138 Literature of La Raza in Latin America in Translation 3
CHIN 101 First Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 102 Second Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 201 Third Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
COMS 135 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMS 170 Small Group Communication 3
ENGL 202 Introduction to Linguistics 3
ENGL 215 English Literature I: 800 – 1799 3
ENGL 216 English Literature II: 1800 – Present 3
FREN 202 Fourth Course in French 5
FREN 210 Conversation and Composition in French I 3
FREN 211 The Grammar of Spoken French II 3
GERM 101 First Course in German 5
GERM 102 Second Course in German 5
GERM 201 Third Course in German 5
HIST 120 Introduction to Asian Civilizations 3
HIST 121 Asian Civilizations in Modern Times 3
ITAL 101 First Course in Italian 5
ITAL 102 Second Course in Italian 5
ITAL 201 Third Course in Italian 5
JAPN 101 First Course in Japanese 5
JAPA 102 Second Course in Japanese 5
JAPA 201 Third Course in Japanese 5
JOUR 202 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
LATI 101 First Course in Latin 5
LATI 102 Second Course in Latin 5
LATI 201 Third Course in Latin 5
RUSS 101 First Course in Russian 5
RUSS 102 Second Course in Russian 5
RUSS 201 Third Course in Russian 5
SPAN 101 First Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 102 Second Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 201 Third Course in Spanish 5
TAGA 101 First Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 102 Second Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 201 Third Course in Tagalog 5
VIET 101 First Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 102 Second Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 201 Third Course in Vietnamese 5
Total Units = 18

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Language Arts and Humanities—German

The Language Arts and Humanities-German is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a language arts and German language-related major. Common university majors in this field include: Foreign Language (all) and German language. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (15 units):
GERM 101 First Course in German 5
GERM 102 Second Course in German 5
GERM 201 Third Course in German 5
Select a minimum of 3 units:
CHIC 135 Chicana/o Literature 3
CHIC 138 Literature of La Raza in Latin America in Translation 3
CHIN 101 First Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 102 Second Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 201 Third Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
COMS 135 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMS 170 Small Group Communication 3
ENGL 202 Introduction to Linguistics 3
ENGL 215 English Literature I: 800 – 1799 3
ENGL 216 English Literature II: 1800 – Present 3
FREN 101 First Course in French 5
FREN 102 Second Course in French 5
FREN 201 Third Course in French 5
HIST 120 Introduction to Asian Civilizations 3
HIST 121 Asian Civilizations in Modern Times 3
ITAL 101 First Course in Italian 5
ITAL 102 Second Course in Italian 5
ITAL 201 Third Course in Italian 5
JAPN 101 First Course in Japanese 5
JAPA 102 Second Course in Japanese 5
JAPA 201 Third Course in Japanese 5
JOUR 202 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
LATI 101 First Course in Latin 5
LATI 102 Second Course in Latin 5
LATI 201 Third Course in Latin 5
RUSS 101 First Course in Russian 5
RUSS 102 Second Course in Russian 5
RUSS 201 Third Course in Russian 5
SPAN 101 First Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 102 Second Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 201 Third Course in Spanish 5
TAGA 101 First Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 102 Second Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 201 Third Course in Tagalog 5
VIET 101 First Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 102 Second Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 201 Third Course in Vietnamese 5
Total Units = 18

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Language Arts and Humanities—Italian

The Language Arts and Humanities—Italian is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a language arts and Italian language related major. Common university majors in this field include: Foreign Language (all) and Italian language. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (15 units):
ITAL 101 First Course in Italian 5
ITAL 102 Second Course in Italian 5
ITAL 201 Third Course in Italian 5
Select a minimum of 3 units:
CHIC 135 Chicana/o Literature 3
CHIC 138 Literature of La Raza in Latin America in Translation 3
CHIN 101 First Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 102 Second Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 201 Third Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
COMS 135 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMS 170 Small Group Communication 3
ENGL 202 Introduction to Linguistics 3
ENGL 215 English Literature I: 800 – 1799 3
ENGL 216 English Literature II: 1800 – Present 3
FREN 101 First Course in French 5
FREN 102 Second Course in French 5
FREN 201 Third Course in French 5
HIST 120 Introduction to Asian Civilizations 3
HIST 121 Asian Civilizations in Modern Times 3
JAPN 101 First Course in Japanese 5
JAPA 102 Second Course in Japanese 5
JAPA 201 Third Course in Japanese 5
JOUR 202 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
LATI 101 First Course in Latin 5
LATI 102 Second Course in Latin 5
LATI 201 Third Course in Latin 5
RUSS 101 First Course in Russian 5
RUSS 102 Second Course in Russian 5
RUSS 201 Third Course in Russian 5
SPAN 101 First Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 102 Second Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 201 Third Course in Spanish 5
TAGA 101 First Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 102 Second Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 201 Third Course in Tagalog 5
VIET 101 First Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 102 Second Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 201 Third Course in Vietnamese 5
Total Units = 18

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Language Arts and Humanities— Japanese

The Language Arts and Humanities—Japanese is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a language arts and Japanese language-related major. Common university majors in this field include: Foreign Language (all) and Japanese language. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (15 units):
JAPN 101 First Course in Japanese 5
JAPN 102 Second Course in Japanese 5
JAPN 201 Third Course in Japanese 5
Select a minimum of 3 units:
CHIC 135 Chicana/o Literature 3
CHIC 138 Literature of La Raza in Latin America in Translation 3
CHIN 101 First Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 102 Second Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 201 Third Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
COMS 135 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMS 170 Small Group Communication 3
ENGL 202 Introduction to Linguistics 3
ENGL 215 English Literature I: 800 – 1799 3
ENGL 216 English Literature II: 1800 – Present 3
FREN 101 First Course in French 5
FREN 102 Second Course in French 5
FREN 201 Third Course in French 5
HIST 120 Introduction to Asian Civilizations 3
HIST 121 Asian Civilizations in Modern Times 3
ITAL 101 First Course in Italian 5
ITAL 102 Second Course in Italian 5
ITAL 201 Third Course in Italian 5
JOUR 202 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
LATI 101 First Course in Latin 5
LATI 102 Second Course in Latin 5
LATI 201 Third Course in Latin 5
RUSS 101 First Course in Russian 5
RUSS 102 Second Course in Russian 5
RUSS 201 Third Course in Russian 5
SPAN 101 First Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 102 Second Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 201 Third Course in Spanish 5
TAGA 101 First Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 102 Second Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 201 Third Course in Tagalog 5
VIET 101 First Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 102 Second Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 201 Third Course in Vietnamese 5
Total Units = 18

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Language Arts and Humanities—Latin

The Language Arts and Humanities—Latin is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a language arts and Latin language related major. Common university majors in this field include: Foreign Language (all) and Latin language. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (15 units):
LATI 101 First Course in Latin 5
LATI 102 Second Course in Latin 5
LATI 201 Third Course in Latin 5
Select a minimum of 3 units:
CHIC 135 Chicana/o Literature 3
CHIC 138 Literature of La Raza in Latin America in Translation 3
CHIN 101 First Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 102 Second Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 201 Third Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
COMS 135 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMS 170 Small Group Communication 3
ENGL 202 Introduction to Linguistics 3
ENGL 215 English Literature I: 800 – 1799 3
ENGL 216 English Literature II: 1800 – Present 3
FREN 101 First Course in French 5
FREN 102 Second Course in French 5
FREN 201 Third Course in French 5
HIST 120 Introduction to Asian Civilizations 3
HIST 121 Asian Civilizations in Modern Times 3
ITAL 101 First Course in Italian 5
ITAL 102 Second Course in Italian 5
ITAL 201 Third Course in Italian 5
JAPA 102 Second Course in Japanese 5
JAPA 201 Third Course in Japanese 5
JAPN 101 First Course in Japanese 5
JOUR 202 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
RUSS 101 First Course in Russian 5
RUSS 102 Second Course in Russian 5
RUSS 201 Third Course in Russian 5
SPAN 101 First Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 102 Second Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 201 Third Course in Spanish 5
TAGA 101 First Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 102 Second Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 201 Third Course in Tagalog 5
VIET 101 First Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 102 Second Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 201 Third Course in Vietnamese 5
Total Units = 18

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Language Arts and Humanities— Philosophy

The Language Arts and Humanities—Philosophy is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a philosophy-related major. Common university majors in this field include: Humanities, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (6 units):
PHIL 102A Introduction To Philosophy: Reality and Knowledge 3
PHIL 102B Introduction To Philosophy: Values 3
Select a minimum of 12 units:
PHIL 100 Logic and Critical Thinking 3
PHIL 101 Symbolic Logic 3
PHIL 103 Historical Introduction To Philosophy 3
PHIL 104A History Of Western Philosophy 3
PHIL 104B History of Western Philosophy 3
PHIL 107 Reflections on Human Nature 3
PHIL 110 Philosophy of Religion 3
PHIL 111 Philosophy In Literature 3
PHIL 112 Philosophy of Science 3
PHIL 125 Philosophy of Science 3
PHIL 126 Introduction to Philosophy of Contemporary Gender Issues 3
PHIL 205 Critical Thinking and Writing in Philosophy 3
HUMA 101 Introduction to the Humanities I 3
HUMA 103 Introduction to the New Testament 3
HUMA 104 Introduction to the Old Testament 3
HUMA 201 Mythology 3
Total Units = 18

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Language Arts and Humanities— Russian

The Language Arts and Humanities—Russian is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a language arts and Russian language related major. Common university majors in this field include: Foreign Language (all) and Russian language. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (6 units):
RUSS 101 First Course in Russian 5
RUSS 102 Second Course in Russian 5
RUSS 201 Third Course in Russian 5
Select a minimum of 3 units:
CHIC 135 Chicana/o Literature 3
CHIC 138 Literature of La Raza in Latin America in Translation 3
CHIN 101 First Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 102 Second Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 201 Third Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
COMS 135 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMS 170 Small Group Communication 3
ENGL 202 Introduction to Linguistics 3
ENGL 215 English Literature I: 800 – 1799 3
ENGL 216 English Literature II: 1800 – Present 3
FREN 101 First Course in French 5
FREN 102 Second Course in French 5
FREN 201 Third Course in French 5
HIST 120 Introduction to Asian Civilizations 3
HIST 121 Asian Civilizations in Modern Times 3
ITAL 101 First Course in Italian 5
ITAL 102 Second Course in Italian 5
ITAL 201 Third Course in Italian 5
JAPN 101 First Course in Japanese 5
JAPA 102 Second Course in Japanese 5
JAPA 201 Third Course in Japanese 5
JOUR 202 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
LATI 101 First Course in Latin 5
LATI 102 Second Course in Latin 5
LATI 201 Third Course in Latin 5
SPAN 101 First Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 102 Second Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 201 Third Course in Spanish 5
TAGA 101 First Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 102 Second Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 201 Third Course in Tagalog 5
VIET 101 First Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 102 Second Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 201 Third Course in Vietnamese 5
Total Units = 18

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Language Arts and Humanities— Spanish

The Language Arts and Humanities—Spanish is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a language arts and Spanish language related major. Common university majors in this field include: Foreign Language (all) and Spanish language. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Courses Required for the Major: Units
Core courses (6 units):
SPAN 101 First Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 102 Second Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 201 Third Course in Spanish or 5
SPAN 215 Third Course in Russian 5
Select a minimum of 3 units:
CHIC 135 Chicana/o Literature 3
CHIC 138 Literature of La Raza in Latin America in Translation 3
CHIN 101 First Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 102 Second Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 201 Third Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
COMS 135 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMS 170 Small Group Communication 3
ENGL 202 Introduction to Linguistics 3
ENGL 215 English Literature I: 800 – 1799 3
ENGL 216 English Literature II: 1800 – Present 3
FREN 101 First Course in French 5
FREN 102 Second Course in French 5
FREN 201 Third Course in French 5
HIST 120 Introduction to Asian Civilizations 3
HIST 121 Asian Civilizations in Modern Times 3
ITAL 101 First Course in Italian 5
ITAL 102 Second Course in Italian 5
ITAL 201 Third Course in Italian 5
JAPN 101 First Course in Japanese 5
JAPA 102 Second Course in Japanese 5
JAPA 201 Third Course in Japanese 5
JOUR 202 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
LATI 101 First Course in Latin 5
LATI 102 Second Course in Latin 5
LATI 201 Third Course in Latin 5
RUSS 101 First Course in Russian 5
RUSS 102 Second Course in Russian 5
RUSS 201 Third Course in Russian 5
SPAN 202 Fourth Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 210 Conversation and Composition Spanish I 5
SPAN 211 Conversation and Composition Spanish II 5
SPAN 216 Spanish for Spanish Speakers II 5
TAGA 101 First Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 102 Second Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 201 Third Course in Tagalog 5
VIET 101 First Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 102 Second Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 201 Third Course in Vietnamese 5
Total Units = 18

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Language Arts and Humanities— Tagalog

The Language Arts and Humanities—Tagalog is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a language arts and Tagalog language-related major. Common university majors in this field include: Foreign Language (all) and Tagalog language. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (15 units):
TAGA 101 First Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 102 Second Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 201 Third Course in Tagalog 5
Select a minimum of 3 units:
CHIC 135 Chicana/o Literature 3
CHIC 138 Literature of La Raza in Latin America in Translation 3
CHIN 101 First Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 102 Second Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 201 Third Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
COMS 135 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMS 170 Small Group Communication 3
ENGL 202 Introduction to Linguistics 3
ENGL 215 English Literature I: 800 – 1799 3
ENGL 216 English Literature II: 1800 – Present 3
FREN 101 First Course in French 5
FREN 102 Second Course in French 5
FREN 201 Third Course in French 5
HIST 120 Introduction to Asian Civilizations 3
HIST 121 Asian Civilizations in Modern Times 3
ITAL 101 First Course in Italian 5
ITAL 102 Second Course in Italian 5
ITAL 201 Third Course in Italian 5
JAPN 101 First Course in Japanese 5
JAPA 102 Second Course in Japanese 5
JAPA 201 Third Course in Japanese 5
JOUR 202 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
LATI 101 First Course in Latin 5
LATI 102 Second Course in Latin 5
LATI 201 Third Course in Latin 5
RUSS 101 First Course in Russian 5
RUSS 102 Second Course in Russian 5
RUSS 201 Third Course in Russian 5
SPAN 101 First Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 102 Second Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 201 Third Course in Spanish 5
VIET 101 First Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 102 Second Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 201 Third Course in Vietnamese 5
Total Units = 18

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Language Arts and Humanities— Vietnamese

The Language Arts and Humanities Studies— Vietnamese is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a language arts and Vietnamese language-related major. Common university majors in this field include: Foreign Language (all) and Vietnamese language. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (15 units):
VIET 101 First Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 102 Second Course in Vietnamese 5
VIET 201 Third Course in Vietnamese 5
Select a minimum of 3 units:
CHIC 135 Chicana/o Literature 3
CHIC 138 Literature of La Raza in Latin America in Translation 3
CHIN 101 First Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 102 Second Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
CHIN 201 Third Course in Mandarin Chinese 5
COMS 135 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMS 170 Small Group Communication 3
ENGL 202 Introduction to Linguistics 3
ENGL 215 English Literature I: 800 – 1799 3
ENGL 216 English Literature II: 1800 – Present 3
FREN 101 First Course in French 5
FREN 102 Second Course in French 5
FREN 201 Third Course in French 5
HIST 120 Introduction to Asian Civilizations 3
HIST 121 Asian Civilizations in Modern Times 3
ITAL 101 First Course in Italian 5
ITAL 102 Second Course in Italian 5
ITAL 201 Third Course in Italian 5
JAPN 101 First Course in Japanese 5
JAPA 102 Second Course in Japanese 5
JAPA 201 Third Course in Japanese 5
JOUR 202 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
LATI 101 First Course in Latin 5
LATI 102 Second Course in Latin 5
LATI 201 Third Course in Latin 5
RUSS 101 First Course in Russian 5
RUSS 102 Second Course in Russian 5
RUSS 201 Third Course in Russian 5
SPAN 101 First Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 102 Second Course in Spanish 5
SPAN 201 Third Course in Spanish 5
TAGA 101 First Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 102 Second Course in Tagalog 5
TAGA 201 Third Course in Tagalog 5
Total Units = 18

Mathematics and Pre-Engineering

The Mathematics and Pre-Engineering is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a mathematics or engineering related major. Common university majors in this field include: Applied Mathematics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Science with Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Mathematics and Economics, Scientific Computation, and Statistics. Common university engineering majors in this field include: Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Physics, Engineering Technology, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, and Structural Engineering. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences with an emphasis in Mathematics and Pre-Engineering Studies Program will be able to:

  • Apply their knowledge of math and science to analyze, conceptualize, identify, formulate, and solve problems.
  • Use technological software to design and implement projects.
  • Communicate effectively and perform on multidisciplinary teams and groups.
  • Increase their global awareness by using techniques, skills, and modern global scientific tools.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Pre-Engineering—Mathematics

The Mathematics and Pre-Engineering— Mathematics is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a mathematics related major. Common university majors in this field include: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematics and Economics, Scientific Computation, and Statistics. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (13 units):
MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5
MATH 151 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
MATH 252 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 4
Select a minimum of 5 units:
CISC 190 Java Programming 4
CISC 192 C/C++ Programming 4
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics 3
MATH 245 Discrete Mathematics 3
MATH 254 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
MATH 255 Differential Equations 3
Total Units = 18

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Pre-Engineering—Computer Science

The Mathematics and Pre-Engineering-Computer Science is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a computer science related major. Common university majors in this field include: Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Computer Science with Bioinformatics. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (13 units):
MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5
MATH 151 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
MATH 252 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 4
Select a minimum of 5 units:
BIOL 210A Introduction to the Biological Sciences I 4
BIOL 210B Introduction to the Biological Sciences II 4
CHEM 200 General Chemistry I - Lecture 3
CHEM 200L General Chemistry I - Laboratory 2
CHEM 201 General Chemistry II - Lecture 3
CHEM 201L General Chemistry II - Laboratory 2
CISC 190 Java Programming 4
CISC 192 C/C++ Programming 4
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics 3
MATH 245 Discrete Mathematics 3
MATH 254 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
MATH 255 Differential Equations 3
PHYS 195 Mechanics 5
PHYS 196 Electricity and Magnetism 5
PHYS 197 Waves, Optics and Modern Physics 5
Total Units = 18

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Pre-Engineering—Engineering

The Mathematics and Pre-Engineering-Engineering is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within an Engineering related major. Common university engineering majors in this field include: Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Physics, Engineering Technology, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, and Structural Engineering. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (15 units):
MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5
PHYS 195 Mechanics 5
CHEM 200 General Chemistry I - Lecture 3
CHEM 200L General Chemistry I - Laboratory 2
Select a minimum of 3 units:
CHEM 201 General Chemistry II - Lecture 3
CHEM 201L General Chemistry II - Laboratory 2
CISC 190 Java Programming 4
CISC 192 C/C++ Programming 4
ENGE 200 Statics 3
ENGE 210 Properties of Materials 3
ENGE 240 Digital Systems 3
ENGE 250 Dynamics 3
ENGE 260 Electric Circuits 3
MATH 151 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
MATH 245 Discrete Mathematics  
MATH 252 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 4
MATH 254 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
MATH 255 Differential Equations 3
PHYS 196 Electricity and Magnetism 5
PHYS 197 Waves, Optics and Modern Physics 5
Total Units = 18

Science Studies

The Science Studies is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a science-related major. Common university majors in this field include: Anthropology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Cognitive Science, Developmental Biology, Earth Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, Foods and Nutrition, Geography, Geology, Health Science, Kinesiology, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Nursing, Physics, Physiological Science, Psychobiology, and Psychology. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences with an emphasis in Science Studies Program will be able to:

  • Think critically by analyzing problems, weighing evidence, and drawing conclusions. The student will utilize both inductive and deductive reasoning in these efforts.
  • Articulate critical thinking outcomes in writing.
  • Assess the value of technology in the endeavor to understand the natural world. In laboratory settings, the student will employ technology in the gathering of evidence about the natural world and in the analysis of that evidence.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the impact of science on the environment and on society.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Science Studies—Biological Science

The Science Studies—Biological Science is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a biological science-related major. Common university majors in this field include: Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Cognitive Science, Developmental Biology, Physics, Physiological Science, and Psychobiology. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (8 units):
BIOL 210A Introduction to the Biological Sciences I 4
BIOL 210B Introduction to the Biological Sciences II 4
Select a minimum of 10 units:
BIOL 200 Biological Statistics 3
CHEM 200 General Chemistry I - Lecture 3
CHEM 200L General Chemistry I - Laboratory 2
CHEM 201 General Chemistry II - Lecture 3
CHEM 201L General Chemistry II - Laboratory 2
CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I - Lecture 3
CHEM 231L Organic Chemistry I - Laboratory 2
CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry II - Lecture 3
CHEM 233L Organic Chemistry II - Laboratory 2
CHEM 251 Quantitative Analytical Chemistry 5
CISC 186 Visual Basic Programming 4
CISC 189A Introduction to Programming I 4
CISC 189B Introduction to Programming II 4
CISC 190 Java Programming 4
CISC 192 C/C++ Programming 4
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics 3
MATH 121 Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus I 3
MATH 122 Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus II 3
MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5
MATH 151 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 5
PHYS 125 General Physics 5
PHYS 126 General Physics II 5
PHYS 195 Mechanics 5
PHYS 196 Electricity and Magnetism 5
PHYS 197 Waves, Optics and Modern Physics 5
Total Units = 18

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Science Studies—Chemistry

The Science Studies-Chemistry is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a chemistry-related major. Common university majors in this field include: Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Chemical Physics. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (8 units):
CHEM 200 General Chemistry I - Lecture 3
CHEM 200L General Chemistry I - Laboratory 2
CHEM 201 General Chemistry II - Lecture 3
CHEM 201L General Chemistry II - Laboratory 2
Select a minimum of 8 units:
CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I - Lecture 3
CHEM 231L Organic Chemistry I - Laboratory 2
CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry II - Lecture 3
CHEM 233L Organic Chemistry II - Laboratory 2
CHEM 251 Quantitative Analytical Chemistry 5
CISC 186 Visual Basic Programming 4
CISC 189A Introduction to Programming I 4
CISC 189B Introduction to Programming II 4
CISC 190 Java Programming 4
CISC 192 C/C++ Programming 4
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics 3
MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5
MATH 151 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
MATH 245 Discrete Mathematics 3
MATH 252 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 4
MATH 254 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
MATH 255 Differential Equations 3
PHYS 195 Mechanics 5
PHYS 196 Electricity and Magnetism 5
PHYS 197 Waves, Optics and Modern Physics 5
Total Units = 18

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Science Studies—Physics

The Science Studies-Physics is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a physics-related major. Common university majors in this field include: Physics, Chemical Physics, and Physiological Science. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (15 units):
PHYS 195 Mechanics 5
PHYS 196 Electricity and Magnetism 5
PHYS 197 Waves, Optics and Modern Physics 5
Select a minimum of 3 units:
CHEM 200 General Chemistry I - Lecture 3
CHEM 200L General Chemistry I - Laboratory 2
MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5
MATH 151 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
MATH 252 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 4
Total Units = 18-20

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Science Studies—Earth Sciences

The Science Studies-Earth Sciences is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within an earth science-related major. Common university majors in this field include: Earth Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, Geography, and Geology. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses:
GEOG 101 Physical Geography and 3
GEOG 101L Physical Geography Laboratory or 1
GEOL 100 Physical Geology and 3
GEOL 101 Physical Geology Laboratory or 1
GEOL 104 Earth Science 3
3-4
Select a minimum of 15 units:
ASTR 101 Descriptive Astronomy 3
CHEM 200 General Chemistry I - Lecture 3
CHEM 200L General Chemistry I - Laboratory 2
CHEM 201 General Chemistry II - Lecture 3
CHEM 201L General Chemistry II - Laboratory 2
GISG 104 Geographic Information Science and Spatial Reasoning 3
MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5
MATH 151 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
MATH 252 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 4
PHYS 195 Mechanics 3
PHYS 196 Electricity and Magnetism 3
PHYS 197 Waves, Optics and Modern Physics 3
Total Units = 18-19

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Science Studies—Pre-Nursing

The Science Studies—Pre-Nursing is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a nursing-related major. Common university majors in this field include: Nursing. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (17 units):
BIOL 107 General Biology - Lecture and Laboratory 4
CHEM 100 Fundamentals of Chemistry 3
CHEM 100L Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory 1
BIOL 230 Human Anatomy 4
BIOL 205 General Microbiology 5
Select a minimum of 3 units:
BIOL 235 Human Physiology 4
CHEM 130 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry 3
CHEM 130L Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry Laboratory 1
COMS 103 Oral Communication 3
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
SOCO 101 Principles of Sociology 3
Total Units = 20

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Science Studies—Kinesiology and Nutrition

The Science Studies—Kinesiology and Nutrition focus is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a kinesiology and nutrition related major. Common university majors in this field include: Foods and Nutrition, Health Science, and Kinesiology. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (12 units):
BIOL 107 General Biology - Lecture and Laboratory 4
CHEM 100 Fundamentals of Chemistry and 3
CHEM 100L Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory or 1
CHEM 152 Introduction to General Chemistry and 3
CHEM 152L Introduction to General Chemistry Laboratory 1
BIOL 230 Human Anatomy 4
Select a minimum of six units:
ACCT 116A Financial Accounting 4
BIOL 205 General Microbiology 5
BIOL 210A Introduction to the Biological Sciences I 4
CHEM 130 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry 3
CHEM 130L Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry Laboratory 1
CHEM 160 Introductory Biochemistry 3
CHEM 200 General Chemistry I - Lecture 3
CHEM 200L General Chemistry I - Laboratory 2
CHEM 201 General Chemistry II - Lecture 3
CHEM 201L General Chemistry II - Laboratory 2
EXSC 139A Weight Training I 0.5-1
EXSC 241B Introduction to Kinesiology 3
EXSC 242B Care and Prevention of Injuries 3
NUTR 150 Nutrition 3
NUTR 155 Advanced Nutrition 3
NUTR 170 Nutrition and Fitness 3
PHYS 125 General Physics 5
PHYS 126 General Physics II 5
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
PSYC 258 Behavioral Science Statistics 3
SOCO 101 Principles of Sociology 3
Total Units = 18

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Science Studies—Psychology*

The Science Studies—Psychology is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a psychology-related major. Common university majors in this field include: Psychobiology and Psychology. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (6-13 units):
MATH 121 Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus I and 3
MATH 122 Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus II or 3
MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I and 5
MATH 151 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II and 4
MATH 252 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 4
Select a minimum of 5 units
(total of 18 units):
BIOL 107 General Biology - Lecture and Laboratory 4
BIOL 210A Introduction to the Biological Sciences I 4
BIOL 210B Introduction to the Biological Sciences II 4
CHEM 100 Fundamentals of Chemistry 3
CHEM 100L Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory 1
CHEM 152 Introduction to General Chemistry 3
CHEM 200 General Chemistry I - Lecture 3
CHEM 200L General Chemistry I - Laboratory 2
CHEM 201 General Chemistry II - Lecture 3
CHEM 201L General Chemistry II - Laboratory 2
CISC 182 Fluency with Information Technology 4
CISC 190 Java Programming 4
PHYS 195 Mechanics 5
PHYS 196 Electricity and Magnetism 5
PHYS 197 Waves, Optics and Modern Physics 5
Total Units = 18

*Certain transfer institutions may require behavioral sciences prep for major. See Social and Behavioral Sciences emphasis.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

The Social and Behavioral Science Studies emphasis is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a social/ behavioral science-related major. Common university majors in this field include: Anthropology, Child Development, Criminal Justice Administration, Gerontology, History, Human Development, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science, Social Work, Sociology, Urban Studies and Planning, and Women's Studies. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences with an emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences Program will be able to:

  • Develop critical thinking skills in writing including the ability to frame questions, collect and weigh evidence, develop hypotheses, and derive conclusions.
  • Develop critical thinking skills in other modes of communication (spoken and unspoken) including the ability to frame questions, collect and weigh evidence, develop hypotheses and derive conclusions.
  • Compare and contrast the different research methods and/or critical assessments methods within the Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Develop an awareness of civic responsibilities and knowledge of global issues.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Social and Behavioral Sciences— Anthropology

The Social and Behavioral Sciences—Anthropology is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a social/ behavioral science anthropology-related major. Common university majors in this field include: Anthropology. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (6 units):
ANTH 102 Introduction to Physical Anthropology 3
ANTH 103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
Select a minimum of 12 units:
BIOL 210A Introduction to the Biological Sciences I 4
BIOL 210B Introduction to the Biological Sciences II 4
CBTE 140 Microsoft Excel 2
CBTE 140A Introduction to Microsoft Excel 1
CBTE 151 Microsoft Access: Basic 1
CBTE 161 Learning the Internet 1
CBTE 162 Web Page Creation 2
LIBS 101 Information Literacy and Research Skills 1
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics or
PSYC 258 Behavioral Science Statistics 3
Any Foreign Language Course, Including AMSL
Total Units = 18

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Social and Behavioral Sciences—Child Development

The Social and Behavioral Sciences—Child Development is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a child development related major. Common university majors in this field include: Child Development, Human Development, and Social Science. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (12 units):
CHIL 101 Human Growth and Development 3
CHIL 141 The Child, Family and Community 3
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
SOCO 101 Principles of Sociology 3
Select a minimum of 6 units:
BIOL 107 General Biology - Lecture and Laboratory 4
CHIL 111 Curriculum: Music/Motor Skills 3
CHIL 121 Creative Art 3
CHIL 131 Curriculum: Language/Science 3
CHIL 151 Program Planning 3
CHIL 160 Observing and Understanding Children 2
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics or
PSYC 258 Behavioral Science Statistics 3
Total Units = 18

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Social and Behavioral Sciences— Economics

The Social and Behavioral Sciences—Economics degree is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within an economics-related major. Common university majors in this field include: Child Development, Sociology, and Economics. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

or any Foreign Language courses, including AMSL or any Foreign Language courses, including AMSL
Required Courses: Units
Core courses (6 units):
ECON 120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 121 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Select a minimum of 12 units:
ACCT 116A Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 116B Managerial Accounting 4
BUSE 120 Personal Financial Management 3
BUSE 190 Academic and Career Opportunities in Business 1
CBTE 140 Microsoft Excel 2
CBTE 140A Introduction to Microsoft Excel 1
CBTE 151 Microsoft Access: Basic 1
CBTE 161 Learning the Internet 1
CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems 4
COMS 160 Argumentation 3
LIBS 101 Information Literacy and Research Skills 1
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics or
PSYC 258 Behavioral Science Statistics 3
MATH 121 Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus I 3
MATH 122 Basic Techniques of Calculus II 3
MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5
MATH 151 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
MATH 252 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 3
MATH 254 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 3
MATH 255 Differential Equations 3
Total Units = 18

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Social and Behavioral Sciences—Human Development

The Social and Behavioral Sciences—Human Development is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a human development related major. Common university majors in this field include: History, and Social Science. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (14-15 units) Select 7-8 form the following:
BIOL 107 General Biology – Lecture and Laboratory 4
BIOL 210A Introduction to the Biological Sciences I 4
BIOL 210B Introduction to the Biological Sciences II 4
PSYC 260 Introduction to Physiological Psychology 3
CISC 182 Fluency with Information Technology or
CISC 190 Java Programming or
CISC 192 C/C++ Programming or 4
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics or
PSYC 258 Behavioral Science Statistics 3
Select a minimum 3-4 units to complete 18 units from:
ANTH 103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
BLAS 140B History of the U.S., Black Perspectives 3
CHIC 110B Introduction to Chicano Studies 3
CHIC 141B United States History from a Chicano Perspective 3
HIST 123 U.S. History from the Asian Pacific American Perspective 3
MATH 121 Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus I 3
MATH 122 Basic Techniques of Calculus II 3
MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5
MATH 151 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
MATH 252 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 3
PHIL 101 Symbolic Logic 3
SOCO 101 Principles of Sociology 3
Total Units = 18

Liberal Arts and Sciences with an Emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences-History

The Social and Behavioral Science Studies-History emphasis is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a history-related major. Common university majors in this field include: History, and Social Science. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Core courses 6 Units Sequence From: Units
Core courses (6 units):
HIST 100 World History I and
HIST 101 World History II or
HIST 105 Introduction to Western Civilization I and
HIST 106 Introduction to Western Civilization II or
HIST 109 History of the United States I and
HIST 110 History of the United States II or
HIST 115A History of the Americas I and
HIST 115B History of the Americas II or
HIST 120 Introduction to Asian Civilizations and
HIST 121 Asian Civilizations in Modern Times or
HIST 150 Native Americans in United States History and
HIST 151 Native Americans in United States History
Select a minimum of 12 units:
BLAS 140A History of the U.S., Black Perspectives
BLAS 140B History of the U.S., Black Perspectives
CHIC 110B Introduction to Chicano Studies
CHIC 141B United States History from a Chicano Perspective
HIST 123 U.S. History from the Asian Pacific American Perspective
12
Total Units = 18

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Social and Behavioral Sciences—Political Science

The Social and Behavioral Sciences—Political Science is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a political science-related major. Common university majors in this field include: Political Science and Social Science. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (6 units):
POLI 102 The American Political System 3
POLI 103 Comparative Politics 3
Select a minimum of 12 units:
POLI 101 Introduction to Political Science 3
POLI 140 Contemporary International Politics 3
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics or 3
PSYC 258 Behavioral Science Statistics 3
or any Foreign Language Course, including AMSL
Total Units = 18

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Social and Behavioral Sciences— Psychology*

The Social and Behavioral Sciences—Psychology is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a psychology-related major. Common university majors in this field include: Psychology and Social Science. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (6 units):
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
PSYC 258 Behavioral Science Statistics 3
Select a minimum of 12 units:
BIOL 107 General Biology - Lecture and Laboratory or
BIOL 210A Introduction to the Biological Sciences I 4
PSYC 211 Learning 3
PSYC 230 Psychology of Lifespan Development 3
PSYC 260 Introduction to Physiological Psychology 3
or any Foreign Language Course, including AMSL
Total Units = 18

*Certain transfer institutions may require behavioral sciences prep for major. See Social and Behavioral Sciences emphasis.

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Social and Behavioral Sciences—Social Sciences

The Social and Behavioral Sciences—Social Sciences is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a social/ behavioral science-related major. Common university majors in this field include: Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science, Sociology, and Urban Studies and Planning. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (3 units):
BIOL 200 Biological Statistics or 3
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics or
PSYC 258 Behavioral Science Statistics 3
Select a minimum of 15 units:
ANTH 102 Introduction to Physical Anthropology 3
ANTH 103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
CHIC 141A United States History from a Chicano Perspective 3
CHIC 141B United States History from a Chicano Perspective 3
ECON 120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 121 Principles of Microeconomics 3
GEOG 101 Physical Geography 3
GEOG 102 Cultural Geography 3
HIST 105 Introduction to Western Civilization I 3
HIST 106 Introduction to Western Civilization II 3
HIST 109 History of the United States I 3
HIST 110 History of the United States II 3
HIST 115A History of the Americas I 3
HIST 115B History of the Americas II 3
POLI 101 Introduction to Political Science 3
POLI 102 The American Political System 3
POLI 103 Comparative Politics 3
SOCO 101 Principles of Sociology 3
SOCO 110 Contemporary Social Problems 3
Total Units = 18

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Social and Behavioral Sciences— Sociology

The Social and Behavioral Sciences—Sociology is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a sociology-related major. Common university majors in this field include: Social Science, Social Work, Sociology, and Urban Studies and Planning. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (6 units):
SOCO 101 Principles of Sociology 3
MATH 119 Elementary Statistics or
PSYC 258 Behavioral Science Statistics 3
Select a minimum of 12 units:
CBTE 140 Microsoft Excel 3
CBTE 140A Introduction to Microsoft Excel 3
CBTE 151 Microsoft Access: Basic 3
CBTE 161 Learning the Internet 3
CBTE 162 Web Page Creation 3
CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems 3
PSYC 255 Introduction to Psychological Research 3
SOCO 110 Contemporary Social Problems 3
SOCO 201 Advanced Principles of Sociology 3
Any Foreign Language Course, Including AMSL
Total Units = 18

Associate of Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences: Social and Behavioral Sciences—Women’s Studies

The Social and Behavioral Sciences—Women’s Studies is intended to help students prepare for possible majors within a women’s studies-related major. Common university majors in this field include: Social Science and Women's Studies. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this major must be selected with the assistance of a San Diego Mesa College counselor.

Required Courses: Units
Core courses (6 units):
PSYC 133 Psychology of Women or
PHIL 126 Introduction to Philosophy of Contemporary Gender Issues 3
PHIL 125 Philosophy of Women 3
Select a minimum of 12 units:
PSYC 133 Psychology of Women or
PHIL 126 Introduction to Philosophy of Contemporary Gender Issues (if not taken in core) 3
or any Foreign Language Course, including AMSL
Total Units = 18

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.

program learning outcomes

Students who complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences with an emphasis in Arts Studies Program will gain facility with:

  • Critical Thinking: Students will have the ability to analyze problems, conceptualize theses, develop arguments, weigh evidence, and derive conclusions.
  • Communications Skills: Students will have the ability to articulate the critical thinking outcomes in writing and/or speaking or by other modes of communication.
  • Self-Awareness and Interpersonal Skills: Students will have the ability to analyze one's own actions, to see the perspectives of other persons, and to work effectively with others in groups.
  • Personal Actions and Civic Responsibility: Students will have the ability to understand one's role in society, take responsibility for one's own actions, make ethical decisions in complex situations, and participate actively in a diverse democracy.
  • Global Awareness: Students will have the ability to articulate similarities and contrasts among cultures, times and environments, describe and explain cultural pluralism and knowledge of global issues.
  • Technological Awareness: Students will have the ability to understand and explain or analyze the applications of technology and to use technology in ways appropriate to the situation. This outcome includes information competency skills.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.