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

Completion of all these requirements (34-37 units) will permit you to transfer to any CSU or UC campus without the need, after transfer, to take additional lower-division general education courses. Students will understand the basic principles of natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences, the humanities and fine arts. Students completing this degree will understand the basic principles of these academic disciplines, their methods of inquiry, their history, and impact on society, and their relationships to each other. Students will also be able to think critically, to reason using quantitative models and will develop basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in a foreign language.

The graduate of the transfer studies program in IGETC will:

  • Demonstrate an ability to think logically and critically in solving problems; explaining conclusions; and evaluating, supporting or critiquing the thinking of others.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how societies and social subgroups operate.
  • Critically explain how people act and have acted in response to their societies.
  • Evaluate and interpret the ways in which people throughout the ages in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in artistic and cultural creation.
  • Develop mathematical and quantitative reasoning skills beyond the level of intermediate algebra.
  • Understand the acts and principles which form the foundations of living and non-living systems.
  • Understand experimental methodology, the testing of hypothesis, the power of systematic questioning and the influence of the scientific method on the world’s civilizations.
  • Be able to develop basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in a foreign language.

 


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