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Degrees, Certificates & Awards

Upon satisfactory completion of requirements and upon approval of the Board of Trustees students may earn the Associate in Arts Degree, Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Completion, Skills Competency Award, Departmental Award and the Transfer Achievement Award.

Associate in Arts/Science Degrees
The awarding of an Associate Degree represents more than an accumulation of units. It symbolizes a successful attempt on the part of the college to lead students through patterns of learning experiences designed to develop certain capabilities and insights.
Among these are the ability to think and to communicate clearly and 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; and to develop the capacity for, and sense of, self-understanding. In addition to these accomplishments, the student should possess sufficient depth in some field of knowledge to contribute to lifetime interest.
The governing board of the Santa Barbara Community College District shall confer the degree of Associate in Arts or Associate in Science upon a student who has demonstrated competence in reading, written expression and mathematics, and who has satisfactorily completed at least 60 semester units of college work. This course work requirement will be fulfilled in a curriculum accepted toward the degree by the college (courses numbered 100 or higher as shown in this General Catalog). It must include at least 18 semester units in General Education and at least 18 semester units in a major.
Students who major in Liberal Studies, or are undecided about a major, should refer to “Liberal Studies” in this catalog’s index.

Philosophy of General Education
The General Education program at Santa Barbara City College outlines a core curriculum which provides an opportunity for students to explore elements of the intellectual and ethical traditions to which they belong. The faculty believes that this common core is of general and lasting intellectual significance and that it will establish a foundation for the lifelong process of intellectual inquiry and the integration of knowledge, skills, attitudes and experiences.

College-educated persons should be able to use this knowledge when evaluating and appreciating the physical environment, the culture and the society in which they live. Most important, General Education should lead to better self-understanding. The General Education program has several major objectives:
• To cultivate the intellectual processes of learning and to examine methods for acquiring, integrating and applying knowledge.
• To help students understand the conditions and forces which shape their lives and thus help them to cope with a complex and changing world.
• To explore elements of our common human nature and to assist students in applying critical and informed judgments to the cultural achievements of their own and other cultures.

Graduation Requirements
The Associate Degree will be awarded upon completion of both department and college requirements as follows:

Department Requirements
Complete all department requirements with a cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.) of 2.0 or better, including a minimum of eighteen (18) units in a recognized field or discipline.

College Requirements
1. Complete at least 18 units of SBCC General Education requirements;
2. Complete SBCC Institutional Requirements;
3. Complete a total of 60 degree-applicable units (SBCC courses numbered 100 or higher);
4. Maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 or better in all units attempted at SBCC;
5. Maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 or better in all college units attempted;
6. Candidates for an Associate Degree are expected to complete 45 units at SBCC or complete the last 15 units in residence at SBCC; and
7. Credit/no credit grading is not permitted in a course within a student’s major area of study.

General Education Requirement (A-E)

State Requirements (Areas A-D)
1. Eighteen (18) units of General Education course credits to include at least one course from each of the following areas:
A. Natural Sciences
B. Social & Behavioral Sciences
C. Humanities
D. Language & Rationality
(1) English Composition (one course)
(2) Communication & Analytical Thinking (one course)

SBCC Institutional Requirements (Area E)
E. Includes Mathematics and 3 — 4 sub-areas depending on the Math option that is completed.

General Education Approved Course Listings

A. Natural Sciences (one course with lab; 4 semester units)
Biology 100 — Concepts of Biology
Biology 101 — Plant Biology
Biology 102 — Animal Biology
Biology 103 — Cell Biology
Biology 104 + 105 — Molecular Biology
Biology 106 — Biology of Research Organisms
Biology 110 + 111 — Natural Science & Lab
Biology 110HR — Natural Science, Honors
Biology 120 — Natural History
Biology 122+123 — Ecology & Lab
Biology 124 — Biological Oceanography
Biology 125 — Marine Biology
Biology 126 — Freshwater Biology
Biology 140 + 141 — Principles of Biology & Biology Laboratory
Bio-Med. Sciences 100 — The Human Body
Bio-Med. Sciences 107 — Human Anatomy
Bio-Med. Sciences 108 — Human Physiology
Bio-Med. Sciences 109 — Human Anatomy & Physiology
Botany 100 — Concepts of Botany
Botany 121 — Plant Diversity
Chemistry 101 — Introductory Chemistry
Chemistry 104 — Fundamentals of General Biological Chemistry
Chemistry 155 — General Chemistry 1
Earth Science 101 + 102 — Intro. to Astronomy
Earth Science 101HR + 102 — Intro. to Astronomy, Honors
Earth Science 111 + 111L — Physical Geology
Earth Science 112 + 112L — History of the Earth
Earth Science 115 + 115L — Environmental Geology & Lab
Earth Science 141 + 141L — Physical Geography
Earth Science 151 + 151L — Intro. Physical Oceanography
Environmental Studies 110 + 111 — Envir. Biology Envir. Field Studies
Environmental Studies 115 + 115L — Environmental Geology & Lab
Geography 101 + 101L — Physical Geography
Physical Science 103 — Physical Science
Physics 101 + 101L — Introductory Physics
Physics 101HR — Introductory Physics, Honors
Physics 102 — Intro. to Physics for Science Majors
Physics 105 — General Physics
Physics 106 — General Physics
Physics 110 — Introductory Physics
Physics 111 — Introductory Physics
Physics 121 — Mechanics of Solids & Fluids
Zoology 122+123 — Animal Diversity & Lab
Zoology 124 — Insect Biology

B. Social/Behavioral Sciences (one course; 3 semester units)
Adm. of Justice 101 — Intro. to Adm. of Justice
Adm. of Justice 102 — Ethics in the Criminal Justice System
Admin. of Justice 255 — Terrorism & the Criminal Justice System
Adm. of Justice 260 — Women’s Issues in the Criminal Justice System
Anthropology 102 — Intro. to Archaeology
Anthropology 103 — Cultural Anthropology
Anthropology 109 — Comparative World Cultures
Anthropology 113 — Witchcraft, Magic, Sci. & Religion
Asian-American Studies 101 — Comparative Asian-American History, 1850-1965
Asian-American Studies 102 — Contemporary Asian American History
Black Studies 101 — The African-American in U.S. History
Black Studies 102 — The African-American in U.S. History, Civil Rights Movement to Present
Black Studies 103 — African-American Culture
Business Adm. 101 — Introduction to Business
Chicano Studies 101 — Mexican-American (Chicano) History in the U.S.
Chicano Studies 102 — The Chicano & Latino in U.S. History from the 1960s to the Present
Chicano Studies 103 — Mexican-American (Chicano) Culture
Chicano Studies 121 — The Chicana & Other U.S. Latina Women
Communication 101 — Intro. to Communication
Communication 151 — Intercultural Communication
Communication 171 — Mass Media & Society
Communication 289 — Communication Theory
Early Childhood Ed. 102 — Child, Family & Community
Earth Science 142 — Economic Geography
Economics 101— Microeconomics
Economics 102 — Macroeconomics
Economics 106 — International Economics
Economics 108 — Introduction to Economics
Environmental Studies 112 — American Environmental History
Ethnic Studies 101 — Immigrant Experience
Ethnic Studies 101HR — Immigrant Exper., Honors
Ethnic Studies 107 — Racism in America
Ethnic Studies 109 — U.S.-Mexico and Other Borderlands
Ethnic Studies 110 — Contemporary Ethnic Communities
Ethnic Studies 121 — Women of Color in the U.S.
Ethnic Studies 122 — Arab-American/Middle Eastern Women in the U.S.
Geography 102 — Cultural Geography
Geography 105 — Economic Geography
Geography 106 — Geography of California
Global Studies 101— Introduction to Global Studies: Foundations of the Global Village
Global Studies 102 — Problems of the Global Village
History 100 — Growth of American Civilization
History 101 — History of the U.S. to 1865
History 102 — History of the U.S. since 1865
History 102HR — History of the U.S. since 1865, Honors
History 103 — History of Western Civilization
History 104 — History of Western Civilization
History 107 — World Civilization, Beginning - 1550
History 108 — World Civilization, 1550 - Present
History 109 — History of California
History 110 — History of American Women
History 111 — The American West
History 112 — American Environmental History
History 113HR — History of Western Civilization:
1500 to Present, Honors
History 114 — Immigrant Experience
History 114HR — Immigrant Experience, Honors
History 115 — The Vietnam Wars
History 120 — Modern Europe
History 121 — History of Great Britain
History 122 — History of Great Britain
History 127 — History of Russia
History 130 — History of African Civilization
History 131 — History of Asian Civilization
History 132 — China and Japan in the Modern World
History 133 — History of Latin America
History 134 — History of Latin America
History 135 — History of Mexico
History 137 — History of Religions of the Middle East
History 138 — History of Modern Middle East
History 140 — History of Public Policy: Introduction
History 150 — Technology & Society
History 151 — Science and Society
History 152 — Science and Society
Native American Studies 101 — The American Indian: Yesterday & Today
Native American Studies 102 — The Native America in 20th Century Society
Native American Studies 103 — Native American Cultural Heritage
Native American Studies 104 — California Indians
Native American Studies 105 — California Tribes: The Chumash
Pol. Science 101 — American Government & Politics
Pol. Science 104 — American Government: Policy Issues/Process
Pol. Science 106HR — The Presidency & American Institutions, Honors
Pol. Science 107 — California State & Local Politics
Pol. Science 110 — Politics, Society & Mass Media
Pol. Science 121 — International Politics
Pol. Science 122 — The United Nations in World Affairs
Pol. Science 124 — Introduction to International Law
Pol. Science 130 — Politics of Global Survival
Pol. Science 131 — Comparative Politics
Pol. Science 134HR — Political Violence, Honors
Pol. Science 136 — Middle East Government
and Politics
Pol. Science 151 — Law & Society
Pol. Science 151HR — Law & Society, Honors
Psychology 100 — General Psychology
Psychology 100HR — General Psychology, Honors
Psychology 115 — Psychology of Health and Effective Behavior
Psychology 120 — Intro. to Psychology
Psychology 125 — Psychology of Human Sexuality
Psychology 130 — Personality Dynamics & Effective Behavior
Psychology 140 — Child Development
Psychology 145 — Adult Development
Psychology 170 — Abnormal Psychology
Psychology 175 — Social Psychology: Psychological Perspective
Psychology 200 — Experimental Psychology
Sociology 101 — Introduction to Sociology
Sociology 103 — The Modern Family
Sociology 104 — Social Psychology
Sociology 109 — Social Problems
Sociology 113 — Sociology of Sex Roles
Spanish 135 — Latin American Culture
Spanish 136 — Contemporary Cultures of
Central America
Spanish 139 — Contemporary Cultures of Spain

C. Humanities (one course; 3 semester units)
American Sign Language 101 — Beginning American Sign Language
American Sign Language 102 — Beginning American Sign Language
Arabic 101 — Beginning Modern Standard Arabic
Arabic 102 — Beginning Modern Standard Arabic
Art 101 — Visual Literacy
Art 102A — Early Twentieth-Century Art
Art 102B — Late Twentieth-Century Art
Art 103 — History of Art, Prehistoric to Gothic
Art 104 — History of Art, Renaissance to Modern
Art 104HR — History of Art, Renaissance to Modern, Honors
Art 106 — History of American Art
Art 107 — History of African & Oceanic Art
Art 108 — History of Asian Art
Art 109 — Native American Art & Architecture
Art 110 — History of Women in Art
Art 111 — Survey of Tribal Arts
Art 112 — Survey of Pre-Columbian Art
Art 113 — Survey of Architecture
Art 114 — History of Photography
Art 144 — 4-D & New Genre Artmaking
Art 145 — Design Literacy
Art 210 — Survey of Renaissance & Baroque Art
Art 215 — Survey of Non-Western Art
Art 216 — Survey of Islamic Art and Achitecture
Black Studies 111 — The African-American Music Experience
Black Studies 113 — Literature by Black Authors
Chicano Studies 113 — Chicano Literature
Chicano Studies 114 — Borderlands Literature:
U.S.-Mexico
Chicano Studies 115 — Intro. to Mexican Literature
Chicano Studies 130 — History of Mexican Art
Chicano Studies 131 — History of Chicano Art
Chicano Studies 160 — Chicano Theater
Chinese 101 — Beginning Chinese
Chinese 102 — Elementary Chinese
English 111 — Critical Thinking and Composition through Literature
English 111GB — Critical Thinking and Composition through Literature
English 111HR — Critical Thinking and Composition through Literature, Honors
English 111HRGB — Critical Thinking and Composition through Literature, Honors
English 221 — Survey of British Literature
English 221GB — Survey of British Literature
English 222 — Survey of British Literature
English 222GB — Survey of British Literature
English 225 — American Literature
English 225GB — American Literature
English 226 — American Literature
English 226HR — American Literature, Honors
English 231 — World Literature
English 231GB — World Literature
English 232 — World Literature
English 232GB — World Literature
English 236 — Sacred Literature
English 236GB — Sacred Literature
English 237 — Sacred Literature
English 237GB — Sacred Literature
English 240 — Contemporary Fiction
English 241 — Contemporary Women Writers
English 242 — Contemporary Dramatic Literature
English 251 — Introduction to Poetry
English 261 — Literature & Film
English 262 — Shakespeare
English 262GB — Shakespeare
Ethnic Studies 117 — Cultural Diversity in Film
Ethnic Studies 121 — Women of Color in the U.S.
Ethnic Studies 122 — Arab-American/Middle Eastern Women in the U.S.
Film Studies 101 — Introduction to Film
Film Studies 101HR — Introduction to Film, Honors
Film Studies 104 — American Film: Hollywood & Independent Film
Film Studies 110 — History of World Cinema, Part I: 1895-1960
Film Studies 111 — History of World Cinema, Part II: 1960 to Present
Film Studies 115 — Vietnam War in Film
Film Studies 117 — Cultural Diversity in Film
Film Studies 118 — Intro. to Film Genres
Film Studies 119 — Introduction to Film Comedy
Film Studies 120 — Great Directors
French 101 — Beginning French
French 102 — Beginning French
French 103 — Intermediate French
French 104 — Intermediate French
German 101 — Beginning German
German 102 — Beginning German
German 103 — Intermediate German
German 104 — Intermediate German
Hebrew 101 — Beginning Modern Hebrew
Hebrew 102 — Beginning Modern Hebrew
Italian 101 — Beginning Italian
Italian 102 — Beginning Italian
Italian 103 — Intermediate Italian
Japanese 101 — Beginning Japanese
Japanese 102 — Beginning Japanese
Japanese 103 — Intermediate Japanese
Latin 101 — Beginning Latin
Latin 102 — Beginning Latin
Music 110 — Music Appreciation
Music 110HR — Music Appreciation, Honors
Music 112 — History/Appreciation of Jazz/20th Century American Music
Music 114A — Survey of Music History
Music 114B — Survey of Music History
Music 115 — History & Appreciation of Rock & Popular Music
Music 118 — World Music
Native American Studies 112 — Native American Art
Native American Studies 113 — The Indian in Literature: Fact & Fiction
Philosophy 100 — Introduction to Philosophy
Philosophy 101 — Introduction to Ethics
Philosophy 101HR — Introduction to Ethics, Honors
Philosophy 102 — Comparative World Religions
Philosophy 102HR — Comparative World Religions, Honors
Philosophy 105 — Business Ethics
Philosophy 200 — History of Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval
Philosophy 201 — History of Philosophy: Modern
Philosophy 203 — History of Philosophy: Contemporary
Philosophy 204 — History and Philosophy of Great Ideas of Physics
Philosophy 207A — Issues in Philosophy Series: Comparative Philosophy, East & West
Physical Education 250 — Survey & Appreciation of Dance History
Physics 104 — History and Philosophy of Great Ideas of Physics
Spanish 101 — Beginning Spanish
Spanish 101 ABCD — Beginning Spanish
Spanish 102 — Beginning Spanish
Spanish 102ABCD — Beginning Spanish
Spanish 103 — Intermediate Spanish
Spanish 104 — Intermediate Spanish
Spanish 136 — Contemporary Cultures of Central America
Spanish 139 — Contemporary Cultures of Spain
Spanish 150 — Advanced Spanish
Spanish 160 — Advanced Spanish
Theatre Arts 103 — Understanding Drama
Theatre Arts 107 — Development of Drama: Greek to Renaissance
Theatre Arts 108 — Development of Drama: Restoration to Contemporary
Theatre Arts 120 — Understanding Scenography
Theatre Arts 160 — Chicano Theater

D. Language & Rationality (two courses; 6-8 semester units. One course from D-1 and one course from D-2 required)
D-1: English Composition (3 units)
English 110 — Composition & Reading
English 110HR — Composition & Reading, Honors
D-2: Communication & Analytical Thinking (3 units)
Biology 103 — Cell Biology
Communication 121 — Interpersonal Communication
Communication 121HR — Interpersonal Communication, Honors
Communication 131 — Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Communication 131HR — Fund. of Public Speaking, Honors
Communication 141 — Group Discussion
Communication 161 — Business & Professional Communication
Communication 235 — Argumentation & Debate
Computer Information Systems 101 — Introduction to Computer Information Systems
Computer Science 101 — Computer Concepts
English 111 — Critical Thinking & Composition through Literature
English 111GB — Critical Thinking and Composition through Literature
English 111HR — Critical Thinking & Composition through Literature, Honors
English 111HRGB — Critical Thinking & Composition through Literature, Honors
Math 100 — Elementary Algebra
Math 107 — Intermediate Algebra
Math 111 — Intermediate Algebra for Math, Science & Business Majors
Math 117 — Elementary Statistics
Math 117HR — Elementary Statistics, Honors
Math 120 — College Algebra
Math 130 — Calculus for Biological Sciences, Social Sciences and Business I
Math 131 — Calculus for Biological Sciences, Social Sciences and Business II
Math 137 — Precalculus I: College Algebra & Functions
Math 138 — Precalculus II: College Algebra & Trigonometry
Math 150 — Calculus, with Analytic Geometry I
Math 160 — Calculus, with Analytic Geometry II
Philosophy 111 — Critical Thinking & Writing
Philosophy 205 — Logic in Practice
Psychology 150 — Statistics for Behavioral Sciences

E. SBCC Institutional Requirements
(Courses, units and grades in E will also be counted in areas A — D, where applicable.)

E-1: Mathematics Requirement: 0-4 semester units; The student must demonstrate math proficiency by choosing one of the following options:

Math Proficiency Option 1: Successful completion of Elementary Algebra (MATH 100) with a grade of “C” or better, OR eligibility for MATH 107 OR 111 based on assessment score

OR

Math Proficiency Option 2: Completion of MATH 107 OR 111 (Intermediate Algebra) with a grade of “C” or better; OR an assessment math score higher than MATH 107 OR 111

OR

Math Proficiency Option 3: Advanced Placement test score of 3, 4, or 5 in calculus or statistics.

Completion of the following requirements (E2-E5) is based on the Math Proficiency Option chosen:

Math Proficiency Option 1: Must complete four of the four (4 of 4) requirements listed below (E2-E5).
Math Proficiency Options 2 & 3: Must complete three of the four (3 of 4) requirements listed below (E2-E5)

E-2: American Institutions Requirement (A.I.R.):
3 units: HIST 100 OR HIST 101 OR 102 OR 102HR OR POLSC 101 OR 104 OR 106HR.

E-3: Physical Education & Health Education: (two courses; 2-4 semester units) (Choose one option below):
Option One: 2 units of Physical Education Activities
Option Two: 1 unit of Physical Education Activities and HE 101 or HE 102 or 213.

E-4: Oral Communication (one course; 3 semester units): COMM 121, 121HR, 131, 131HR, 141, 161.

E-5: Multicultural/Gender Studies (one course; 3 semester units): ANTH 103, 109, 113, 121-126; Art 107, 108, 109*, 110, 111, 112, 215, 216; ASAMST 101*, 102*; BLST 101*, 102*, 103*, 111*, 113*; CHST 101*, 102*, 103*, 113*, 114, 115, 121*, 130, 131*, 160; Comm 151; ECE 131; ENG 236, 236GB, 237, 237GB, 241; ETHST 101*, 101HR*, 107*, 109, 110, 117*, 121*, 122; FILMST 117*; GEOG 102; GLST 101, 102; HIST 107, 108, 110, 111*, 114*, 114HR*, 127, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 137, 138; MUS 112, 115, 118; NATAM 101*, 102*, 103*, 104*, 105*, 112*, 113*; PHIL 102, 102HR; POLSC 134HR, 136; SOC 113; SPAN 135, 136, 139; TA 160.
*These courses fulfill UCSB’s general education ethnicity requirement.

Certificate of Completion
A state-approved program of study, designed to prepare students for job entry or career advancement, allows for Certificate programs comprised primarily of courses within a specific discipline. For most Certificate programs, students must complete all department requirements with a cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.) of 2.0 or better. Some Certificate programs require a “C” or better in every course. Certificates of Completion differ from Associate Degrees in that they do not require completion of SBCC Graduation Requirements for the Associate Degree.

Skills Competency Award
The Skills Competency Award (SCA) Program identifies courses which, when taken together, will best prepare students to enter the work force in their chosen field. These awards provide future employers with verification that the student has mastered core competencies. Short-term programs leading to a Skills Competency Award are available in these areas:
Accounting Information Systems, Levels I, II, III
Acute Care CNA
Associate Child Care Teacher
Baking & Pastry
Bookkeeping
Cisco Networking Associate
Cisco Networking Professional
Commercial Diving
Computer Networking Technology
Digital Darkroom & Color Management for RGB
Emergency Medical Technician-Basic
Esthetician
Home Health Aide
Hospitality Operations Specialist
Human Resource Hospitality Specialist
Introduction to Teaching English as a
Foreign Language
Landscape Operations
Manicure
Massage Therapist
Microsoft Office Development
Microsoft SQL Server Database Administration
Microsoft Windows System Administration & Security
Office Assistant
Personal Chef Training
Post-Professional Practice in Alcohol &
Drug Counseling
Print and Color Management for CMYK
Sales & Marketing
Sustainable Horticulture
Technical Writing
Web Programming
Web Server Administration

Departmental Award
Departmental Awards are designed to provide students with needed skills in a particular area in a short period of time. Departmental Awards are not state-approved. They are offered to provide recognition of achievement in the following areas:
Accounting Assistant/Bookkeeper, Levels I, II and III
Bio-Medical Sciences
Great Books Curriculum
Marine Science
Natural History

Transfer Achievement Certificate
The Transfer Achievement Certificate is awarded to any student who has completed a minimum of 24 units at Santa Barbara City College prior to transfer and has been presented a letter of acceptance from an accredited four-year college or university. An application must be submitted by the student to the Transfer Center.

Catalog Rights
Students may graduate under the General Education and department requirements in effect at the time of first enrollment, as long as continuous enrollment is maintained; or under the requirements in effect from the time continuous enrollment is established and maintained; or under the requirements in effect at the time of graduation. Continuous enrollment is defined as enrollment in both Fall and Spring semesters through the first census each academic year.

Multiple Degrees/Multiple Majors
A student may earn one A.A. and one A.S. Degree for which all local and state requirements have been met. All majors in which degree requirements have been met will be noted on both the student’s transcript and the diploma.

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