Bakersfield College General
|A. Communication in the English
Language and Critical Thinking (6 units).
Courses in language and
rationality are those which develop for the student the principles and
applications of language toward logical thought, clear and precise
expression, and critical evaluation and communication. Take 3 units in A.1 and 3 units in A.2.
A.1 Oral Communication (3
A.2 Written Communication (3 units)
B. Physical Universe and Life Forms (6 units).
Courses in the natural sciences are those that examine the physical universe,
its life forms, and its natural phenomena. Further, courses in the natural
sciences help the student develop an appreciation and understanding of the
scientific method. Courses in the natural sciences, math and logic help students
apply logical, qualitative and quantitative reasoning in solving problems or
analyzing arguments. Take 3 units in B.1 and 3 units in B.2.
B.1. Natural Sciences (3 units)
B11, B16, B18, B20,
CRPS B1, B3, B10
B1a, B2a, B11
GEOG B1, B1L, B3
GEOL B10, B10L,
PHYS B2a, B4a
B.2 Mathematics and Logic (Analytical Thinking)
PHIL B7, B9
PSYC B5, B6
C. Arts, Literature, Philosophy and Foreign Language (3
Courses in the Arts, Literature, Philosophy and Foreign Language are those
which study the cultural activities and artistic expressions of human
beings. The courses will help the student 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.
Art and language
study may consist of historical or stylistic survey courses, courses involving
speaking (signing) and understanding a language, hands-on creation of
re-creation of examples of visual or performing arts, and/or courses which
develop specific skills necessary for
engaging in visual or performing arts.
ART B1, B2, B4, B5, B10, B16, B17, B20,
B35, B36, B37*
ASL B1, B2, B3, B4, B7
B5a, B5b, B10,
B23, B27, B30a, B30b, B35
FREN B1, B2
JAPN B1, B2.
B1ab, B2ab, B3, B4, B10,
B12a, B12b, B12c, B12d, B13a, B13b, B13c, B13d, B14a,
B14b, B14c, B14d;
B15b; B17a, B17b, B17c,
B17d, B21a, B21b,
B22, B23, B24*, B27
B6a, B10, B12,
B32, B33, B37*
THEA B1, B2ab, B4,
B27, B28, B30, B31, B32, B227, B228.
Bakersfield College General
Political, Legal and Economic Institution and Behavior, Historical Background (9
units for AA; 6 units for AS).
Courses in the social and behavioral sciences are those which focus on
people as individuals and as members of society. The courses will help the
student develop an understanding of the methods of inquiry used by the social
and behavioral sciences.
For an AA Degree, take 3
units from D.1, and 3 units from D.2, and 3 units from D.3. For the AS Degree,
take 3 units from D.1 and 3 units from D.3.
D.1. Foundations in the Behavioral Sciences (3 units)
D.2. Foundation in the
B36* (SOCI B36*)
D. 3 American (U.S. Institutions) (3 units)CHST
Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development (4 units)
this area will prepare students for lifelong integrated physiological and
psychological development. Take 3
units from one of the following courses:
or completion of RN,
RadT or LVN Allied Health Program
No more than one unit of activity/skills course work may be used to satisfy the
Area E requirement.
Take 1 unit from the following PHED courses:
*Course satisfies the Multicultural Requirement.
Note: Students must complete at least one class
identified with an (*) to satisfy the Multicultural Requirement for graduation.
The following courses satisfy both a Bakersfield College
General Education category and the Multicultural Requirement:
CHST B30a (HIST B30a), B30b (HIST B30b).
B36*, (SOCI B36*)
B2, B3, B4a,B4b, B17a, B17b, B18, B20a, B25, B30a (CHST
B30a), B30b (CHST B30b), B33, (CHST B33),
POLS B1, B2, B3, B12
SOCI B1, B28,
The following non-general education courses which also satisfy the
Educational Planning Courses:
Completion of a
designated course and a student education plan within the first 15 units at
Bakersfield College. Choose from the following:
Allied Health: NURS
Applied Science and Technology: INDT
Physical Science: ARCH
Student Development: STDV