FOR NEW STUDENTS STARTING DEGREE PLANNING GUIDE
FALL 2020, SPRING 2021, SUMMER 2021
MISSION COLLEGE
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 2020-2021
ASSOCIATE IN ARTS and ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREES
Mission College will confer the
ASSOCIATE IN ARTS (A.A.)
or
ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE (A.S.)
degree upon a student who successfully completes requirements listed below in
accordance with WVMCCD Board Policy 4025 and Title 5
§ 55063. Graduation requirements (Major, Competency, and General Education) are listed in the College
Catalog at the time studies begin. Those requirements may be followed throughout the course of study as long as the student remains in continuous enrollment which is
defined as enrollment for at least one regular semester, summer session or winter session each academic year. If a break in attendance occurs, the graduation
requirements shall become those listed in the College Catalog which is current at the time studies are resumed.
Reciprocity Agreement: Students completing all of the general education and graduation competency requirements at a participating college will be given full credit for
having completed the Mission College general education-graduation requirements, including reading, writing, oral communication, and mathematics
1. RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: A minimum of 12 degree-applicable units must be completed at Mission College.
2. SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS: An overall grade point average of 2.0 in 60 units of work reflected on all college transcripts.
3. MAJOR REQUIREMENT: Fulfill a specialized major as listed in the college catalog with a grade of C (or “P”) or better in each major requirement.
4. BASIC COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS: Proficiency in the following areas is required for an Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees:
Reading:
A. Completion of ENG 001A or ENG 001AX (grade of C or better) or REA 054 (C or P or better) OR
B. Completion of a transfer-level course approved to satisfy the First-Year Composition requirement at a college or university (C or P or better).
Writing:
A. Completion of the ENG 001A or ENG 001AX (grade of C or better) OR
B. Completion of a transfer-level course approved to satisfy the First-Year Composition requirement at a college or university (C or P or better).
Oral Communication:
A. Completion of COM 001, 001H, 020, 020H for the
A.A. Degree
OR
B. Completion of COM 001, 001H, COM 004, COM 020 or 020H for the
A.S. Degree
OR
C. Competency determined by Communication Studies Department committee evaluation process
Mathematics:
A. Completion of MAT 000C or equivalent (C or P or better) OR
B. Completion of two semesters of High School Algebra II, Integrated Math 3, Common Core Math 3 or equivalent or higher with a grade of C- or
better in both semesters OR
C. Completion of a transfer-level course approved to satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning requirement at a college or university (C or P or better)
D. A minimum score of 70% on an Intermediate Algebra departmental exam
5. AREA REQUIREMENTS (GENERAL EDUCATION): Complete a minimum of 24 units from Areas A – F, plus additional courses to meet unit requirements.
All courses are three (3) semester units unless otherwise noted.
AREA A LANGUAGE AND RATIONALITY – 6 semester units / 9 quarter units minimum
1. English Composition course
ENG 001A English Composition I or ENG 001AX English Composition with Additional Support
2. One additional course:
COM 001, 001H Public Speaking
COM 004 Small Group Communications
COM 020, 020H Argumentation and Debate
CIS 001 Introduction to Computer Science and Technology (4)
ENG 001B English Composition
ENG 001C Clear Thinking in Writing
EGR 030 Intro to Computing for Engineers
FRN 003,004 Intermediate Language (5ea)
MAT 000C or equivalent
or a transfer level Math course (3-5 units)
PHI 002 Logic
PHI 003 Introduction to Ethics
POL 020 Controversial Legal Issues
REA 054 Critical College Reading & Thinking
SOC 016 Introduction to Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences
SPA 003, 004 Intermediate Language (5ea)
AREA B NATURAL SCIENCES 3 semester units / 4.5 quarter units minimum
These courses examine the physical universe, its life forms and its natural phenomena. Courses with a lab are underlined.
ANT 001 Physical Anthropology
AST 001 Astronomy
AST 003, 003H Astronomy with Lab (4)
AST 004 Astrobiology
BIO 001A, 001AH, 001B General Biology (5 ea)
BIO 004 Microbiology (5)
BIO 010 Introduction to Biology
BIO 010L Introduction to Biology Lab (1)
BIO 011 Human Biology (4)
BIO 012 Emerging Infectious Disease
BIO 014, 014H Introductory Neuroscience
BIO 016 Marine Biology (4)
BIO 017, 017H Genetics and Society
BIO 019 Oceans: Life in the Sea
BIO 022 Anat.& Physiology for Allied Health Workers (4)
BIO 025 Environmental Biology
BIO 030 Tropical Ecology (3)
BIO 030L Tropical Ecology Field Studies (1)
BIO 032 California Plants and Animal (4)
BIO 047, 048, 048H Human Anatomy, Physiology (5ea)
CHM 001A,001AH, 001B, 001BH General Chemistry (5ea)
CHM 002 Introductory Chemistry
CHM 002L Introduction to Chemistry Lab (1)
CHM 012A, 012AH, 012B, 012BH Organic Chemistry (5ea)
CHM 030AFundamentals of Chemistry (4)
CHM 060 Survey of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry (4)
GEO 001 Introduction to Physical Geography
NTR 015 Human Nutrition
NTR 040 Nutrition and Disease
PHY 002A,002B General Physics (5ea)
PHY 004A,004B,004C Engineering Physics (5ea)
PHY 004D Engineering Physics - Atomic (2)
PHY 010 Introduction to Physics (4)
PSY 007 Biological Psychology
Associate Degree Requirements, 2020-2021, page 2
AREA C HUMANITIES 3semester units / 4-5 quarter units minimum
These courses develop an awareness of the ways in which people throughout the ages and in different cultures have responded to
themselves and the world around them in artistic and cultural creation.
NOTE: Three 1-unit classes alone may not be used to satisfy this
category.
ARB 001, 002 First, Second Semester Arabic
ART 001A Survey of Western Art I
ART 001B Survey of Western Art II
ART 001D Survey of Modern Art
ART 004 Art Appreciation
ART 007 Survey of Asian Art
ART 011 The History of Modern Design
ART 031A,B Drawing
ART 033A Basic Design: Two-Dimensional
ART 033B Basic Design: Three-Dimensional
ART 034A,B Introduction to/Advanced Digital Art
ART 035A,B Life Drawing
ART 039A Survey of Printmaking
ART 047A,B Watercolor
ART 048A,B Airbrush Painting
ART 049A,B Painting
ART 065A,B Ceramics-Handbuilding
ART 067A,B Ceramics-Potter’s Wheel
ART 075A,B Metalsmithing
ART 078A,B Furniture Design and Construction
ART 085A,B Sculpture
ART 088A,B Metal Sculpture Casting
CHI 001, 002 First/Second Semester Chinese
COM 012 Intercultural Communication
#
ENG 001B English Composition
ENG 005A,005B English Literature
ENGL 006B World Literature
ENG 007A,007B American Literature
ENG 013 Chicana/o-Latina/o Literature
#
ENG 015 Introduction to Film Analysis
ENG 043 Classical Mythology
ENG 048 Introduction to Shakespeare
ENG 070 Creative Writing
FRN 001, 002 First/Second Semester French - Elementary (5ea)
FRN 003, 004 Third/Forth Semester French - Intermediate (5ea)
FRN 001L, 2L French Lab (0.5 ea)
GDS 011 The History of Modern Design
GDS 012 History of Photography
GDS 015 Photo-media and Social Change
GDS 073 Digital Photography
.
HIS 004A, 004AH History of Western Civilization
HIS 004B, 004BH History of Western Civilization
HIS 015, 015H World History to 1500
HIS 016, 016H World History since 1500
HIS 017A, 017AH History of the United States to 1877
HIS 017B, 017BH History of the United States since 1877
HIS 033, 033H Women’s Issues Past and Present
#
HUM 001A,001B Human Values in and from the Arts
HUM 007 International Films
HUM 015 Introduction to Film Analysis
HUM 016A Hispanic Roots and Culture
#
HUM 018, 018H African American Culture/Humanities
#
HUM 020 Asian Roots and Culture
#
HUM 022 Introduction to Islam
#
HUM 024 The Asian American Experience
#
HUM 030, Cultural Studies
#
JPN 001,002 First/Second Semester Japanese - Elementary (5 ea)
KIN 041 048
All Dance Classes see catalog for complete course titles and units)
KIN 080 Dance Appreciation (formerly WHP 040)
MUS 005 Fundamentals of Music Theory
MUS 006 Commercial Music Theory I
MUS 007 Commercial Music Theory II
MUS 010 Music Appreciation
MUS 016 Survey of Rock and Popular Music
MUS 017 Musics of the World
MUS 030A,B/031A,B Beginning/Intermediate Piano (1 ea)
MUS 032A,B/033A,B Beginning/Intermediate Voice (1 ea)
MUS 036A,B Beginning Guitar (1 ea)
MUS 041A, B Mission Chorus (1 ea)
MUS 048A, B Symphony Orchestra (1 ea)
PHI 001 Introduction to Philosophy
PHI 002 Logic
PHI 003 Introduction to Problems in Ethics
PHI 005 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
POL 003 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
SPA 001,002 First/Second Semester Spanish - Elementary (5ea)
SPA 001L,2L Spanish Lab (.5ea)
SPA 003,004 Third/Forth Semester Spanish - Intermediate (5ea)
SPA 050A,B Basic Conversational Spanish
VIE 001, 002 First/Second Semester Vietnamese - Elementary (5ea)
VIE 049A, 049B Vietnamese Language & Culture for Fluent Speakers
NOTE: Course noted with an
#
also satisfy Area F. See page 2 for more information.
Associate Degree Requirements, 2020-2021, page 3
AREA D SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Series 1: Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 sem units / 4-5 qtr units): These courses deal with human, social, psychological, political, and
economic institutions and behavior and their historical background, selected from among the following:
ANT 003 Cultural Anthropology
#
ANT 055 Magic, Witchcraft, & Religion
#
BUS 061 Business and Society
CHD 001 Child Growth & Development
CHD 002 Child, Family and Community
CHD 013 Teaching Children in a Diverse Society
#
COM 025 Mass Communication and Society
COU 055 Valuing Diversity
#
ECN 001A Principles of Macroeconomics
ECN 001B Principles of Microeconomics
ECN 006 The Global Economy
GEO 002 Introduction to Cultural Geography
GEO 006 World Regional Geography
GLB 001 Global Perspectives
GLB 002 Global Issues
GLB 004 The Developing World
HIS 004A, 004AH, 004B, 004BH History of Western Civilization
HIS 015, 015H World History to 1500
HIS 016, 016H World History since 1500
HIS 017A, 017AH United States History to 1877
HIS 017B, 017BH United States History since 1877
HIS 020 History and Geography of California
HIS 033, 033H Women’s Issues Past and Present
#
HUM 016A Hispanic Roots and Culture
#
HUM 018, 018H African American Roots and Culture
#
HUM 024 The Asian American Experience
POL 001, 001H American Government
POL 002 Comparative Government
POL 004 International Relations
POL 005 Political Science Research Methodology
POL 006 Politics of Race, Class and Gender
#
POL 007 International Films
POL 020 Controversial Legal Issues
PSY 001, 001H General Psychology
PSY 007 Biological Psychology
PSY 010 Social Psychology
PSY 012 Human Growth and Development
PYS 015, 015H Introduction to Research Methods
PSY 025 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
PSY 030 Psychology of Addiction and Substance Abuse
PSY 045 Human Sexuality (Also ANT/SOC 045)
SJS 001 Social Justice
#
SJS 002 Introduction to Gender Studies
#
SJS 003 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
#
SOC 001, 001H Introduction to Sociology
#
SOC 002, 002H Social Problems
SOC 021 Sociology of Minorities in the U.S.
#
SOC 040 Marriage and Family
SOC 045 Human Sexuality
SOC 047 Sociology of Criminology
SOC 050 Introduction to Criminal Justice
SOC 054 Concepts of Criminal Law
SOC 060 Community and the Justice System
Series 2: American History and Institutions (3 sem/4-5 qtr units): Demonstrate proficiency in American history or American government
on a departmental examination OR complete a course with a grade of C (or “P”) or better from one of the following
HIS 017A, 017AH History of United States to 1877 HIS 017B, 017BH History of United States since 1877
HIS 020 History and Geography of California POL 001, 001H American Government
AREA E LIFELONG LEARNING – 3 semester/4-5 quarter units minimum: The Lifelong Learning requirement will be completed by the selection
of either:
Option 1: Three (3) units from Area A-2, B, C or D; OR
Option 2: Three (3) units from courses listed below which cultivate self-understanding and development of the student as an integrated
individual capable of coping with life in our modern society, assist students to acquire the skills necessary to adapt to change,
gain self-understanding, and set achievable goals, and which include consideration of such matters as cognitive, affective and
psycho-motor development, health, stress management, and key relationships of humans to their social and physical
environment.
NOTE: All Kinesiology (KIN/WHP/PE) courses are accepted in Area E (except Theory courses). However, only one unit from this area will
count for General Education.
BIO 025 Environmental Biology
BUS 061 Business and Society
CHD 002 Child, Family and Community
CHD 013 Teaching Children in a Diverse Society
#
CHD 017 Child Health and Safety
COM 004 Small Group Communication
COM 008 Interpersonal Communication
COM 012 Introduction to Intercultural Communication
#
COU 005 Strategies for Success
COU 012 Careers and Lifestyles
COU 012A Careers and Lifestyles (1)
COU 017 Transfer Success and Life Transitions
COU 023 Becoming a Master Student-Athlete (2)
COU 055 Valuing Diversity
#
GLB 002 Global Issues
HOC 006 Personal Health and Lifestyle
HOC 008 Community Health Problems
KIN 078 Introduction to Kinesiology
KIN 079 Lifetime Fitness
LIB 010, 010H Information Competency (1)
NTR 015 Human Nutrition
NTR 040 Nutrition and Disease
PSY 012 Human Growth and Development
PSY 025 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
PSY 030 Psychology of Addiction and Substance Abuse
PSY 045 Human Sexuality
SOC 002, 002H Social Problems
SOC 021 Sociology of Minorities in the U.S.
#
SOC 040 Marriage and Family
SOC 045 Human Sexuality
AREA F – CULTURE, DIVERSITY AND EQUITY – 0-3 semester/4 quarter units (FOR STUDENTS WHO BEGIN FALL 2019 OR LATER)
These courses are designed to provide students with the analytical skills needed to develop critical, reflective and equitable perspectives on similarities and
differences within cultures and societies, and to prepare them to function, thrive and provide leadership in today’s multicultural and multiethnic world.
Select one course from any of the above areas that is marked with the # sign. Courses in this area will “double-count” to meet other GE requirements.
Note:
Not all courses
that satisfy the
AA/AS Degree requirements satisfy transfer requirements.
Please visit www.ASSIST.org or the Counseling Office for transfer requirements.
MC Office of Articulation 071320
Associate Degree Requirements, 2020-2021, page 4
ASSOCIATE IN ARTS/ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE
2020-2021 ADVISING GUIDE
CIRCLE COMPLETED MISSION COLLEGE COURSES
STATUS
A1: ENGLISH COMPOSITION
ENG
1A, 1AX
Course(s) from other college(s)/AP Exams:
A2: ONE ADDITIONAL COURSE:
COM
1, 1H, 4, 15, 20, 20H;
CIS
1;
ENG
1B
,
1C;
EGR
30;
FRN
3, 4, 5, 6;
JPN
3A+3B, 4A;
MAT
C, CG, CM, D, G, 1, 2, 3A, 3AH, 3B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 8, 9, 10, 10H, 12, 14, 19;
PHI
2, 3;
POL
20;
REA
53, 54;
SOC
16;
SPA
3, 4, 5, 6
Course(s) from other college(s)/AP Exams:
ANT 1, 1L; AST 1, 2, 3, 3H, 4;
BIO
1A, 1AH, 1B,
4, 10, 10, 10L, 11, 12, 14, 14H, 15, 16, 17, 17H, 19, 22, 25, 30, 30L, 32, 41, 42, 43, 43H, 47, 48,
48H;
CHM
1A, 1AH, 1B, 1BH, 2, 2, 2L, 12A, 12AH, 12B, 12BH, 30A, 30B, 60;
EGR
3;
GEO
1;
NTR
15, 40, 52;
PHY
2A, 2B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 10;
PSY
7
Course(s) from other college(s)/AP Exams:
ARB 1, 2, 50A, 50B; ART 1A, 1B, 1D, 4, 7, 11, 31A, 31B, 33A, 33B, 34A, 34B, 35A, 35B, 37A, 37B, 39A, 47A, 47B,
48A, 48B, 49A, 49B, 65A, 65B, 67A, 67B, 75A, 75B, 78A, 78B, 85A, 85B, 88A, 88B;
CHI
1, 2, 50A, 50B;
COM
12
#
;
ENG
1B, 5A, 5B, 6B, 7A, 7B, 12, 13
#
, 14, 15, 18, 43, 48, 70;
FRN
1, 1L, 2, 2L, 3, 4, 5, 6, 50A, 50B, 51A,
51B, 62;
GDS
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 73;
GLB
5;
HIS
4A, 4AH, 4B, 4BH, 15, 15H, 16, 16H, 17A, 17AH, 17B, 17BH, 33
#
,
33H
#
;
HUM
1A, 1B, 7, 13, 15, 16A
#
, 18
#
, 18H
#
, 20
#
, 22
#
, 24
#
, 30
#
;
ITAL
1, 1L, 2, 2L,
50A, 50B, 51A, 51B;
JPN
1, 2, 3A, 3B, 4A, 50A, 50B;
KIN
80, all dance courses;
MUS
1, 2, 5, 5A, 6, 7, 10, 16, 17, 30A, 30B, 31A, 31B,
32A, 32B, 33A, 33B, 36A, 36B, 41A, 41B, 48A, 48B;
PE
40;
PHI
1, 2, 3, 5;
POL
3;
PORTG
49A, 49B, 50A, 50B, 51A, 51B;
SPA
1, 1L, 2, 2L, 3, 4, 5, 6, 49A, 49B, 50A, 50B, 51A, 51B;
VIE
1, 1L,
2, 2L 49A, 49B, 50A;
WHP
40
Course(s) from other college(s)/AP Exams:
D1: ANT 3
#
, 45, 51, 55
#
, BUS 61; CHD 1, 2, 13
#
, 53; COM 25; COU 55
#
; ECN 1A, 1B, 6; GEO 1A, 2, 4, 6;
GLB
1, 1A, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6;
HIS
4A, 4AH, 4B, 4BH, 15, 15H, 16, 16H, 17A, 17AH, 17B, 17BH, 20, 31, 33
#
, 33H
#
;
HUM
16A
#
, 18
#
, 18H
#
, 24
#
;
POL
1, 1H, 2, 4, 5, 6
#
, 7, 20;
PSY
1, 1H, 2A, 7, 10, 12, 15, 15H, 20, 25, 30, 45, 55;
SJS
1
#
, 2
#
, 3
#
;
SOC
1
#
, 1H
#
, 2, 2H, 21
#
, 40, 45, 47, 50, 54, 60;
SOCSC
1, 2, 4, 6
Course(s) from other college(s)/AP Exams:
D2: HIS 17A, 17AH, 17B, 17BH, 20; POL 1, 1H (complete with a grade of C or P or better)
Course(s) from other college(s)/AP Exams:
OPTION 1: Three (3) units from Area A-2, B, C, or D
Course(s) from other college(s)/AP Exams:
OPTION 2:
ANT
45;
BIO
25;
BUS
61;
CHD
2, 13
#
, 17;
CHL
10;
COM
4, 8, 12
#
;
COU
1, 3, 5, 12, 12A, 17, 23, 55
#
;
GLB
1, 2;
HED
2;
HOC
6;
KIN
078, 79;
LIB
10, 10H;
NTR
15, 40, 52;
PSY
12, 25, 30, 45, 55;
SOC
2, 2H, 21
#
, 40, 45;
WHP
30
KIN
-All Kinesiology (formerly WHP/PE) courses, except Theory courses, are accepted in Area E. However, only
one unit can be applied towards GE.
Course(s) from other college(s)/AP Exams:
Select one course from any of the above areas that is marked with the # sign. Courses in this area can “double-
count” to meet other GE requirements.
Course(s) from other college(s)/AP Exams:
COMPETENCY, AREA & SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS:
Reading:
ENG
1A or
ENG
1AX or
REA
54 (previously READ 53)
Writing:
ENG
1A or
ENG
1AX or min AP score of 3 (EFF Spring 2005)
Math:
MAT
C or equivalent or transfer-level Math or min AP score of 3
Communication (EFF Spring 2005):
COM
1
^
, 1H
^
, 4, 15, 20
^
or 20H
^
24 GE units completed
12 units complete at Mission College
2.0 GPA
MC Office of Articulation 071320
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M 1, 1H, 20 & 20H are the only options for the AA Degree.
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