General education patterns are developed to ensure breadth of education for students seeking Associate or Bachelor's degrees.
A transferable course is a course taken at one college or university that can be used for credit at another institution. Transferable courses may be used for major preparation, general education, or elective credit.
A course that is transferable is not necessarily articulated, and does not necessarily meet GE requirements at the receiving institution unless articulation, CSU-GEB, or IGETC petitions are submitted to the respective institutions.
Articulation is the process of developing a formal, bilateral, written agreement that identifies courses or sequence of courses offered through Woodland Community College or Yuba College (sending campus) that are comparable to, or acceptable in lieu of, course requirements at a specific two-year or four-year college/university (receiving campus).
C-ID articulation means a course has been determined to meet the common descriptor agreed upon by CCCC and CSU faculty. C-ID articulation may be required for inclusion in an ADT (transfer degree), and can serve in lieu of course-to-course articulations in the CSU system.
According to AP 4025, for a course to be approved for inclusion in the General Education Requirements for the Associate Degree it must meet basic standards as set forth in Title 5, Section 55002 (a). To comply with Title 5, Section 55061, the Curriculum Committee adheres to the following General Education Philosophy Statement:
General Education at Yuba Community College District is more than a set of required courses. It is a course of study designed to assist the student in beginning an effective lifelong learning process in which the interrelationships of human knowledge and experience are recognized. Embodied in this design is recognition of the student's need to think and communicate 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 insights gained through experience in thinking about ethical problems; to develop the capacity for self-understanding,and to understand the issues related to and the ways in which health and well-being can be maintained.There are two basic requirements to meet the definition of a general education course:
All general education courses shall:
Further, general education courses shall generally:
All courses shall meet the first set of criteria listed above for general education courses. Courses qualifying for general education may also satisfy one or more of the additional criteria. If a course meets the criteria for a general education course, then it may then be considered for application toward areas A, B, C, D1, D2, and E.The area definitions from Title 5, Section 55061 et. seq. are as follows:
Area A Natural Sciences - A course of study which is specifically designed to introduce the student to a broad pattern of principles upon which is based the study of the natural world, its life forms, and the transformations of matter and energy, as well as the procedure by which new information is acquired and the scientific method. it shall promote an understanding of the relationships between science and other human activities. This category would include introductory or integrative courses in astronomy, biology, chemistry, general physical science, geology, meteorology, oceanography, physical geography, physical anthropology,physics, and other scientific disciplines.
Area B Social and Behavioral Sciences - Courses in the social and behavioral sciences are those that focus on people as members of society. They satisfy the general education requirement in social and behavioral sciences, a course shall help the student develop an awareness of the method of inquiry used by the social and behavioral sciences. It shall stimulate critical thinking about the ways people act and have acted in response to their societies and should promote appreciation of how societies and social subgroups operate.This category includes introductory or integrative survey courses in cultural anthropology,cultural geography, economics, history, political science, psychology, sociology and related disciplines.
Area C Humanities - Courses in the humanities are those courses that study the cultural activities and artistic expressions of human being. To satisfy the general education requirement in the humanities, a course shall 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 in artistic and cultural creation and help the student develop aesthetic understanding and an ability to take value judgments. This category includes introductory or general interest courses in art, music, religion, literature, and some courses in philosophy and foreign languages and related disciplines.• Area D Language and Rationality - 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 of communication in whatever; symbol system; the student uses.
D1 English Composition - Courses fulfilling the written composition requirement shall be designed to include both expository and argumentative writing.
D2 Communicative and Analytical Thinking - Courses fulfilling the communication and analytical thinking requirement can be chosen from approved courses in mathematics, logic, computer literacy, oral communication, statistics, and related disciplines.
Area E General Education Electives - Courses in this category may include those listed in groups A - D and other approved courses that foster the Yuba Community College District General Education Philosophy (e.g., Ethnic Studies, Health Education, Physical Education,and Recreation).
For a course to be approved to meet the Multicultural Graduation Requirement, it must meet at least one of the following three criteria:
The CSU General Education-Breadth (GEB) program allows California community college transfer students to fulfill lower-division general education requirements for any CSU campus prior to transfer. This curriculum provides an alternative to the IGETC requirements and campus-specific GE-Breadth requirements.
The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum is a general education program that California Community College transfer students can use to fulfill lower-division general education requirements at a California State University or University of California campus. This curriculum provides an alternative to the CSU General Education-Breadth requirements and a UC campus GE/Breadth requirements.
Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID)s a supranumbering system developed to ease the transfer and articulation burdens in California’s higher educational institutions. To learn more about C-ID, visit c-id.net.Courses that have C-ID descriptors must receive C-ID articulation to be included in ADTs (transfer degrees).To request C-ID articulation, enter the C-ID descriptor number (Ex: MATH 110).
For courses to transfer to UC, you must submit them for inclusion in the UC Transfer Course Agreement (TCA). Courses cannot be approved for IGETC until they are part of the UC TCA. If your course is baccalaureate level (course number 1-49) and you want it to transfer to UC, select the appropriate TCA Area.