GE Requirements for the De Anza A.A./A.S. Degree
Students planning on earning a Career Associate degree will follow the De Anza GE pattern.
Even students who are
planning on transferring and are following the CSU or
IGETC GE patterns will be awarded the Associate Degree based on the De
Anza GE pattern. For the most part, there is not a conflict in GE
patterns because the De Anza GE pattern is a simplified version of the
CSU and IGETC.
There are some differences
between the GE patterns that will be discussed as we examine each
pattern in detail. Please note that there is a physical education
requirement for the De Anza GE pattern that is not required for the CSU
or IGETC GE patterns. Also, there is an ICS (Intercultural Studies)
course requirement for De Anza's GE just as there is for the CSU that
isn't required for the IGETC.
In comparing the 3
different GE patterns you will notice that English, math, sciences,
arts, humanities, behavioral and social sciences are categories common
to all three patterns. With the exception of math, whatever classes you
take to fulfill the De Anza GE patterns will probably count for the CSU
and IGETC patterns. As always, a counselor or advisor can assist you
with your course planning.
must demonstrate proficiency in mathematics by completing MATH 114
(Intermediate Algebra) or higher or a satisfactory score on the De Anza
college Intermediate Algebra Placement test.
- Area A1: English Composition. Students can take either EWRT 1A or ESL 5 to fulfill this requirement.
- Area A2: Communication. For Oral Communication, choose either Speech 1 or 10.
- Area A3. For the Analytical Thinking requirement, choose one course from the choices listed.
B: Natural Sciences. One science class must be taken. It is not a
requirement that the science class have a lab. Science classes with
labs have their course numbers underlined on the GE sheet. Examples
include BIOL 10 and GEOL 10.
- Area C: Arts & Humanities. Students complete one class from the Arts category and one from the Humanities category.
- Area D: Social
& Behavioral Science. Again, choose one course from the Behavioral
Sciences and one course from the History and Society category.
- Area E: Physical
Education, Development and Performance. Students must complete 2-5
units with at least one unit completed from PE activities. The other
units can come from non-activity courses. Note that most PE activity
courses are one-half unit in value except course numbers ending with an
'X' (PE 6X). Another one unit course is PE 71: Lifetime Wellness and
Fitness Center Lab which has a co-requisite course - PE 70A:Orientation
to the Lifetime Fitness Center.
Studies (ICS) requirement. Students must complete one ICS class found
in Areas C and D. ICS classes fulfill both the ICS requirement and the
area in which they are taken. For example, ICS 5 fulfills the ICS
requirement and Area C: Arts.
- Students have catalog rights with
this GE pattern as long as they maintain continuous enrollment, which
is defined by attending De Anza at least two quarters of each academic
year (excluding summer).