Online Degree San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education Pattern

This following is a subset of courses of the San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education Pattern that are available online.

San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education Pattern

The Chancellor’s Office for the California Community Colleges deems that the governing board of community colleges shall establish a general education program which symbolizes a successful attempt on the part of the college to lead students through patterns of learning experiences designed to develop certain capabilities and insights. Among these are the ability to think and to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; to use mathematics; to understand the modes of inquiry of the major disciplines; to be aware of other cultures and times; to achieve insight gained through experience in thinking about ethical problems; and to develop the capacity for self-understanding. In addition to these accomplishments, the student shall possess sufficient depth in one field of knowledge to contribute to lifetime interest.

General education is designed to introduce students to the variety of means through which people comprehend the modern world. It reflects the conviction of colleges that those who receive their degrees must possess in common certain basic principles, concepts and
methodologies both unique to and shared by the various disciplines. College educated persons must be able to use this knowledge when evaluating and appreciating the physical environment, the culture and the society in which they live.

Each candidate for the San Joaquin Delta College Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree shall:

  • Complete a minimum of twenty-four (24) semester units of general education coursework as indicated in categories I through VI below with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  • Complete courses in satisfaction of Area I, Language and Rationality, with a grade of “C” or better in each course.
  • Complete a minimum of eighteen (18) semester units in a major or area of emphasis with a grade of “C” or better in each course.
  • Complete a minimum of sixty (60) degree applicable units with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

A course may be used to satisfy both a general education requirement and a major or area of emphasis requirement. Students planning to transfer should see a counselor for assistance in determining if the CSU-GE or IGETC pattern is more appropriate for their selected major.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Language and Rationality
    1. English Composition - Students will demonstrate clear and precise written expression and critical evaluation of communication in the English language.
    2. Mathematics - Students will demonstrate the ability to use mathematical concepts and principles in real-world contexts.
    3. Oral Communication - Students will demonstrate clear and precise oral expression and critical evaluation of communication in the English language.
  2. Natural Sciences - Students will demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method and the relationship between science and human activities.
  3. Humanities - Students will recognize 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 forms.
  4. American Institutions - Students will demonstrate an understanding of the historical development of American institutions and ideals, the Constitution, and the representative forms of government that exist at the national, state and local level.
  5. Social and Behavioral Science - Students will demonstrate knowledge of the modes of inquiry and theories that are used to think critically about the ways people act and have acted in response to their societies.
  6. Awareness of Self and Society - Students will demonstrate individual competencies and personal responsibility through exploration and analysis of their role in society.

1A: English Composition

 
Course Name Units: Offered Online
ENG 1A Reading and Composition 3

1B: Mathematics

 
Course Name Units: Offered Online
COM ST 14 Statistical Analysis for Communication 3
MATH 12 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 4
MATH 86 Algebraic Applications for Career Technical Education 4
MATH 92S Intermediate Algebra (STEM) 5
MATH 96 Pre-Statistics 4
MATH 97 Preparatory Mathematics for STEM 6
PSYCH 2 Statistical Methods for Psychology & Social Science 3

1C: Oral Communication

 
Course Name Units: Offered Online
COM ST 1A Public Speaking 3

Area 2 - Natural Sciences

Complete a minimum of 3 units.

Course Name Units: Offered Online
AH SC 10 Principles of Animal Science 3
ANTHR 2 Biological Anthropology 3
ASTRO 1 Introductory Astronomy 3
CHEM 10 Exploring Everyday Chemistry 3
FCS 6 Nutrition 3
PLANT 14 Soil Science 4

Area 3 - Humanities

Complete a minimum of 3 units.

Course Name Units: Offered Online
ANTHR 4 Introduction to Linguistics 3
  •    or
  • HUM 4 Introduction to Linguistics
3
ART 1A Art History: Europe from Prehistory to 1400 3
ART 1B Art History: Europe from the Fifteenth to the Twentieth Century 3
ART 1C Modern and Contemporary Art History 3
ART 2 Art History of the Non-Western World 3
ART 3 Art Appreciation 3
CHIN 1 Elementary Chinese I 5
CHIN 2 Elementary Chinese II 5
CHIN 3 Intermediate Chinese I 5
CHIN 4 Intermediate Chinese II 5
CIVIL 3 Autobiography of Civilization 3
  •    or
  • HUM 3 Autobiography of Civilization
3
CUL ART 16 Gastronomies of the World 3
DRAMA 10 Introduction to Theatre 3
ENG 30 The Film as Literature 3
ENG 35 Chicano Literature 3
ENG 37 Women in Literature 3
ENG 38 Mythology 3
ENG 42A Survey of American Literature I 3
ENG 42B Survey of American Literature II 3
ENG 43C World Literature I 3
ENG 43D World Literature II 3
ENG 45 Introduction to Shakespeare 3
ENG 46A Survey of British Literature I 3
ENG 46B Survey of British Literature II 3
ENG 47 The Bible as Literature 3
ENG 49A Introduction to Creative Writing 3
ENG 49C Creative Writing: Poetry 3
ENG 49D Creative Writing: Play and Screen Writing 3
ENG 52 From Story to Screen 3
ENG 55A Studies in Drama 3
ENG 55B Studies in Fiction 3
ENG 55C Studies in Poetry 3
ENG 57 Children’s Literature 3
FREN 1 Elementary French I 5
FREN 2 Elementary French II 5
FREN 3 Intermediate French I 5
FREN 4 Intermediate French II 5
GERM 1 Elementary German I 5
GERM 2 Elementary German II 5
HIST 7 History Through Film 3
HORT 4 History of Garden Design 3
HUM 3 Autobiography of Civilization 3
  •    or
  • CIVIL 3 Autobiography of Civilization
3
HUM 4 Introduction to Linguistics 3
  •    or
  • ANTHR 4 Introduction to Linguistics
3
ID 8 History of Interior Design & Furniture 3
ITAL 1 Elementary Italian I 5
ITAL 2 Elementary Italian II 5
JAPAN 1 Elementary Japanese I 5
JAPAN 2 Elementary Japanese II 5
JAPAN 3 Intermediate Japanese I 5
JAPAN 4 Intermediate Japanese II 5
LAW 16 Introduction to Social Justice: Law and Social Change 3
MUSIC 1 Music Fundamentals 3
MUSIC 4 Exploring Music 3
PHILO 6 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHILO 45 Philosophy of Religion 3
PHILO 50 Asian Philosophy 3
RELGN 14A Great Religions of the Eastern World 3
RELGN 14B Great Religions of the Western World 3
SL 1 Elementary American Sign Language I 4
SL 2 Elementary American Sign Language II 4
SL 3 Intermediate American Sign Language I 4
SL 4 Intermediate American Sign Language II 4
SPAN 1 Elementary Spanish I 5
SPAN 2 Elementary Spanish II 5
SPAN 3 Intermediate Spanish I 5
SPAN 3A Spanish for Spanish Speakers I 5
SPAN 4 Intermediate Spanish II 5
SPAN 4A Spanish for Spanish Speakers II 5
SPAN 5 Advanced Spanish Introduction to Literature I 5
SPAN 6 Advanced Spanish Introduction to Literature II 5

Area 4 - American Institutions

Complete a minimum of 3 units.

^ Indicates Designated Ethnic Studies Course

Course Name Units: Offered Online
HIST 17A History of the United States ^ 3
HIST 17B History of the United States ^ 3
HIST 27 Women in History ^ 3
HIST 30A African-American History to 1877 ^ 3
HIST 30B African-American History Since 1877 ^ 3
HIST 31 Mexican-American History ^ 3
HIST 34 Asian Pacific American History ^ 3
POLSC 1 American Government and Institutions 3
POLSC 4 California Politics 3

Area 5 - Social and Behavioral Science

Complete a minimum of 3 units.

^ Indicates Designated Ethnic Studies Course

Course Name Units: Offered Online
AGBUS 12 Agricultural Economics 3
ANTHR 1 Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTHR 10 Introduction to Archaeology 3
BUS 26 Economics of Business 3
CDEV 21 Child and Adolescent Development 3
CDEV 26 Child, Family and Community 3
ECON 3 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 5 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
HIST 2A World History to 1600 3
HIST 2B World History Since 1600 3
HIST 4A History of Western Civilization 3
HIST 4B History of Western Civilization 3
HIST 6A History of Asian Civilization ^ 3
HIST 6B History of South and Southeast Asian Civilization ^ 3
HIST 6C History of the Middle East 3
HIST 37 California History 3
LAW 16 Introduction to Social Justice: Law and Social Change 3
PETHEORY 41 Sport in Society 3
POLSC 2 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3
POLSC 3 Introduction to Political Theory 3
POLSC 6 International Political Economy 3
PSYCH 1 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYCH 3 Personal and Social Psychology 3
PSYCH 4 Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology 3
SOCIO 1A Introduction to Sociology 3

Area 6 - Awareness of Self and Society

Complete a minimum of 3 units

Veterans or reservists who submit a DD214 verifying discharge under honorable conditions or active duty military personnel who submit an official document (e.g., Joint Services Transcript) verifying completion of basic military training will clear Area 6 and receive three units of general education credit.

^ Indicates Designated Ethnic Studies Course

Course Name Units: Offered Online
A J 21 Criminal Justice in Society 3
BIOL 30 Human Sexuality 3
  •    or
  • PSYCH 30 Human Sexuality
3
BUS 8 Introduction to Law and Society 3
BUS 20 Introduction to Business 3
COM ST 5 Argumentation and Debate 3
COM ST 7 Intercultural Communication ^ 3
COM ST 11 Intracultural Communication ^ 3
CS 11 Fundamentals of Computer Science 3
EDUC 10 Introduction to Education 3
FCS 2 Life Management 3
FCS 3 Home Management and Finance 3
FCS 19 Human Development 3
  •    or
  • H S 19 Human Development
3
FCS 23 Marriage and the Family 3
H ED 1 Health Education 3
H S 19 Human Development 3
  •    or
  • FCS 19 Human Development 
3
LIBRY 1 Library Information Literacy 1
LIBRY 2 Advanced Library Information Literacy 2
LIBRY 3 Information Competency 3
LIBRY 10 Information Research Skills 2
MCOM 1 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
MCOM 4 Mass Media and Critical Thinking 3
PEACTIV 12A Individual Conditioning I 1.5
PHILO 30 Introductory Logic 3
PHILO 40 Ethics 3
POLSC 5 International Relations 3
PSYCH 30 Human Sexuality 3
  •    or
  • BIOL 30 Human Sexuality 3
 
RTV 1 Introduction to Broadcasting/Electronic Media 3
SOCIO 1B Social Problems 3

Minimum Units Required: 24

Notice to Students

Selection of courses from this list may be affected by one or more factors, including choice of major, university transfer requirements, or prerequisite or sequencing requirements. Failure to plan appropriately WILL adversely affect timely graduation and/or transfer. Students are encouraged to consult with a counselor to develop an individualized education plan. Counseling appointments may be scheduled online by selecting “Counseling” under “Student Resources” on the Delta College web site, or by calling the Counseling and Special Services Division.