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​I.G.E.T.C.

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum for UC and CSU
Completion of all the requirements in the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (I.G.E.T.C.) will permit you to transfer from College of the Desert to a campus in either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) without the need, after transfer, to take additional lower-division general education courses to satisfy campus general education requirements. Exceptions are at the end of the list in the Supplementary Notes. Completion of I.G.E.T.C. is not a requirement for admission but does fulfill a requirement for graduation at a CSU or UC campus.
 
Completion of the IGETC is not a requirement for transfer to a CSU or UC, nor is it the only way to fulfill the lower-division, general education requirements of the CSU or UC prior to transfer. Students may find it advantageous to take courses fulfilling CSU's general education requirements or those of a particular UC campus.
 
The course requirements for all areas must be completed before I.G.E.T.C. can be certified. After final grades are posted, you must request I.G.E.T.C. Certification at the same time that you request final transcripts to be sent to your chosen transfer campus(es). The I.G.E.T.C. must be certified prior to transfer. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. For more information, please see a Counselor.

Option 2 IGETC - Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum

Note: An "*" indicates that transfer credit may be limited by either UC or CSU or both. Consult the Transfer Course Agreement in the Transfer Center for specific information. A single course, even though listed in more than one area, can only be used to satisfy one requirement.
 
Area 1
 
ENGLISH COMMUNICATION
One course from each group:
Dept.
No.
Title
Units
1-A WRITING
ENG
1A
Composition
4
1-B CRITICAL THINKING/ENGLISH COMPOSITION
SOC
4
Soc. Anal/Crit. Thinking
3
1-C ORAL COMMUNICATION (required by CSU only)
SP
4
Public Speaking
3
SP
15
Intercultural Communication
3
 
 
Area 2
 
MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS & QUANTITATIVE REASONING
One course:
Dept.
No.
Title
Units
2-A. MATHEMATICS
MATH
1A
Calculus
5
MATH
1B
Calculus
5
MATH
10*
College Algebra
4
MATH
12*
Pre-Calculus
5
MATH
13
Liberal Arts Math
4
MATH
14*
Statistical Methods
4
MATH
2A
Multivariate Calculus
5
MATH
2B
Linear Algebra
4
MATH
2C
Ordinary Differential Equations
4
SOC
3*
Fund of Statistics
3
 
 
Area 3
 
ARTS and HUMANITIES
At least three courses; minimum of one from the Arts and one from the Humanities:
Dept.
No.
Title
Units
3-A. ARTS (Art, Music)
ART
2A,B
History of Art
3, 3
ART
2C
Hist. of Modern Art
3
ART
10
Intro to Art
3
ART
33
History of Photography
3
DANC
15
History of Dance
3
MUS
5
History of Rock 'n' Roll
3
MUS
6
History of Film Music
3
MUS 7 History of Music Theatre 3
MUS
10
Intro to Music
3
MUS
12
Fundamentals of Music
3
3-B. HUMANITIES
ASL
2
Elem Amer Sign Lang
5
ASL
3,4
Intermediate American Sign Lang
4
ENG
1B
Comp & Literature
3
ENG
10A,B
American Literature I, II
3, 3
ENG
11A,B
Surv of English Lit
3, 3
ENG
12A,B
World Literature I, II
3, 3
ENG
14
Shakespeare
3
ENG
15
The Short Story
3
ENG
16
Literature of the Desert
3
ENG
17
Women in Literature
3
ENG
21
Intro Latin Amer/Chicano Literature
3
ENG
22
Intro African-American Literature
3
ENG
24
Native American Lit
3
ENG
25
Introduction to the Novel
3
ENG
31
Bible as Literature O.T.
3
ENG
32
Bible as Literature N.T.
3
ENG
35
Myth and Legend
3
ENG 36 Children's Literature
3
HIST
3
Hist World Civilization I
3
HIST
4
Hist World Civilization II
3
HIST
17*
U.S. History
3
HIST
18*
U.S. History
3
HIST 21 California History 3
PHIL
6
Intro to Philosophy
3
PHIL
7
Ideas/Great Philosophers
3
PHIL
12
Religions of the World
3
PHIL
13
Perspect Death/Dying
3
PHIL
14
Intro to Ethics
3
PHIL
17
Philosophy of Religion
3
PHIL
18
Philosophy of Science
3
FR
2
Elementary French
5
FR
2A, B
Elementary French
3, 3
FR
3,4
Intermediate French
4, 4
GER
2
Elementary German
5
GER
2A*,B*
Elementary German
3,3
ITAL
2
Elementary Italian
5
ITAL
2A*,B*
Elementary Italian
3, 3
ITAL
3,4
Intermed. Italian
4, 4
JPN 2 Elementary Japanese 5
JPN
2A*,B*
Elementary Japanese
3, 3
SPAN
2
Elementary Spanish
5
SPAN
2A*,B*
Elementary Spanish
3, 3
SPAN
3,4
Intermed. Spanish
4, 4
TA
1
Introduction to Theatre
3
TA
69A,B
Dramatic Literature
3, 3
 
 
Area 4
 
SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
At least 3 courses, from at least two disciplines:
Dept.
No.
Title
Units
4-A. ANTHROPOLOGY & ARCHAEOLOGY
ANTH
2
Cultural Anthropology
3
ANTH
3
Archaeology, Intro to Prehistory
3
4-B. ECONOMICS
ECON
1
Prin of Macroeconomics
3
ECON
2
Prin of Macroeconomics
3
ECON
11
International Economic Relations
3
4-C. ETHNIC STUDIES
SOC
15
Mexican-American Culture
3
4-E. GEOGRAPHY
GEOG
2
Cultural Geography
3
GEOG
7
Regional Geography
3
GEOG
10
Geography of California
3
4-F. HISTORY
HIST
3
Hist World Civilization I
3
HIST
4
Hist World Civilization II
3
HIST
17*
U.S. History
3
HIST
18*
U.S. History
3
HIST 21 California History 3
4-G. INTERDISCIPLINARY SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
MC
1
Mass Media/Amer Cult
3
PHIL
12*
Religions of the World
3
PSY 12 Human Sexuality 3
4-H. POLITICAL SCIENCE, GOVERNMENT, LEGAL INSTITUTIONS
PS
1*
Intro to Government
3
PS
2
Intro Comparative Govt
3
PS
4
Intro International Relations
3
4-I. PSYCHOLOGY
PSY
1
General Psychology
3
PSY
3
Developmental Psychology
3
PSY 20 Adolescent Psychology 3
PSY
23
Psychology of Women
3
PSY 27 Biological Psychology 3
PSY 29 Abnormal Psychology 3
4-J. SOCIOLOGY
SOC
1
Intro to Sociology
3
SOC
2
Social Problems
3
SOC
14
Minority Grps in Amer
3
SOC
15
Mexican-Amer Culture
3
 
 
Area 5
 
PHYSICAL & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE
At least 2 courses, one physical science and one biological science; at least one must include a laboratory:
Dept.
No.
Title
Units
5-A. PHYSICAL SCIENCES
A
1
Descriptive Astronomy
3
A
1L
Desc. Astronomy Lab
1
CH
1A*,B*
General Chemistry
5, 5
CH
3*
Intro Gen Chemistry
4
CH
5
Bio Organic Chemistry
4
CH
10A,B
Organic Chemistry
5, 5
G
1
Physical Geology
4
G
5
Environmental Geology
4
G
10
The Earth Sciences
4
G 17 Intro to Oceanography 3
GEOG
1
Physical Geography
3
GEOG
1L
Physical Geography Lab
1
PH
1*
Introductory Physics
4
PH
2A*,2B*
College Physics
4, 4
PH
4A*,4B*
Engineering Physics
5, 5
PH 4C Engineering Physics 5
PH
17
Intro to Meteorology
3
5-B. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
AGPS
2
Entomology-Gen/App
4
AGPS
5
Plant Science
3
AGPS
5L
Plant Science Lab
1
ANTH
1
Intro/Physical Anthropology
3
BI
4
Elements of Biology
4
BI
5
Molecular & Cell Biology
4
BI
6
Biology of Organisms
4
BI
13
Human Anatomy & Phys I
4
BI
14
Human Anatomy & Phys II
5
BI
15
General Microbiology
5
NR
1
Cons Natural Resources
3
NR
1L
Cons Natrl Resources Lab
1
* Indicates that transfer credit may be limited by either UC or CSU or both. Please consult with a counselor for additional information.
 
 
Area 6
 
UC REQUIREMENT ONLY
Dept.
No.
Title
Units
6-A. LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH
Students must complete two years of the same foreign language of high school work with a grade of "C" or better;
OR, earn a score of 3 or higher on the Foreign Language Advanced Placement test, or 550 on the College Board Achievement Test in Foreign Language;
OR, complete coursework from the following which meets the Level One proficiency requirement, e.g. Spanish 1, or 1B, or higher.
ASL
1,1B
Elem Amer Sign Lang
5, 3
ASL 2 Elem Amer Sign Lang 5
ASL
3,4
Intermed Amer Sign Lang
4, 4
FR
1,1B
Elementary French
5, 3
FR 2 Elementary French 5
FR
2A,B
Elementary French
3, 3
FR
3,4
Intermediate French
4, 4
GER
1,1B
Elementary German
5, 3
GER
2A,B
Elementary German
3, 3
ITAL
1,1B
Elementary Italian
5, 3
ITAL
2A,B
Elementary Italian
3, 3
ITAL
3,4
Intermediate Italian
4, 4
JPN
1B
Elementary Japanese
3, 3
JPN 2 Elementary Japanese 5
JPN
2A,B
Elementary Japanese
3, 3
SPAN
1,1B
Elementary Spanish
5, 3
SPAN
2A,B
Elementary Spanish
3, 3
SPAN
3,4
Intermediate Spanish
4, 4
 
 
 
SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES
1. A single course, even though listed in more than one place, can only be used to satisfy one subject area of the IGETC.
2. IGETC is not advisable for high-unit majors, e.g. sciences, engineering.
3. Eleanor Roosevelt and Revelle Colleges at UC San Diego do not accept the IGETC.
4. IGETC may not be appropriate for students who have completed courses at a CSU or UC campus.
5. "Double counting" of courses toward the major is not limited by the IGETC, but is limited by other directives. The UC will also allow IGETC courses to count toward major requirements. CSU campus limitations on double-counting of general education courses toward major preparation are not changed by the IGETC.
6. If you are transferring to a UC campus, the UC Transfer Course Agreement lists unit limitations that might apply to the courses you have selected.
7. Courses used to meet IGETC requirements may also be used to satisfy the "American History and Institutions Requirement" at CSU.
8. Completion of Area 1C (CSU) and/or Area 6A (UC) must be completed for certification.
 
COLLEGE OF THE DESERT PHYSICAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
Although not required for the IGETC curriculum, two units from physical education (PE), health education (HE), recreation (RE), or varsity sports (VSM, VSW) are required to earn a degree from COD. Exceptions are the AAT/AST degrees.
 
COLLEGE OF THE DESERT COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS
Reading Competency: All students earning an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree must demonstrate a reading proficiency at the collegiate level by passing RDG 51, Analytical Reading, with a grade of "C" or better, or the equivalent. Exceptions are the AAT/AST degrees.
Writing Competency: Students following the IGETC pattern and also earning an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree must demonstrate a writing proficiency at the collegiate level by passing with a "C" or better greade, ENG 1A or the equivalent.
Mathematics Competency: Students following the IGETC pattern and also earning an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree must demonstrate a mathematics proficiency at the collegiate level by passing with a "C" or better grade, any college level mathematics course listed under 2-A on the IGETC list.