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Rio Hondo College Graduation Requirements

Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degrees
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
: Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees will be awarded only in areas of specialization as defined by the various departments. The area of specialization will appear on the face of all Associate degrees. Students receiving degrees in addition to their major requirements must fulfill the general education requirements.

PHILOSOPHY OF GENERAL EDUCATION: Central to an Associate Degree, General Education is designed to introduce students to the variety of means through which people comprehend the modern world. It reflects the conviction of the college that those who receive their degrees must possess in common certain basic principles, concepts and methodologies both unique to and shared by the various disciplines. 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 importantly, General Education should lead to better self-understanding.


To graduate with an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science from Rio Hondo College, students must meet competency in math, reading & written expression as well as complete General Education + Major + Electives (if needed) for a total of 60 degree applicable units. (Note: Remedial courses, courses numbered below 040, cannot be counted towards the 60 units) Graduation requirements are as follows:

  1. Competence in reading and written expression may be met by the following:

a. The reading requirement may be met by one of the following:

i. A satisfactory score on the Reading Placement Test

ii. Credit (“P” grade) earned in READ 023 or higher level reading course, or appropriate assessment

iii. 2 or 4 year degree from an accredited institution

b. The written expression requirement may be met by one of the following:

i. Credit earned in ENGL 101 with a grade of “C” or better

ii. A satisfactory score on the CSU English Equivalency Exam (to be determined by the Division of Communications and Languages)

iii. Students earning a “C” or better in freshman composition courses (3 or more semester/4 or more quarter units) from regionally accredited U.S. colleges and universities.

iv. Advanced Placement examination scores of 3, 4, or 5 on either of the following exams: AP English Language & Composition or English Literature & Composition.

 

  1. Competence in mathematics may be met by the following:

a. Credit (“C” grade or better) in MATH 060 (Geometry), MATH 070 (Intermediate Algebra) or MATH 072 (The Mathematics of Money) or a higher level math course

b. Demonstrate proficiency by a satisfactory score on the Rio Hondo College Math Proficiency Exam

c. Advanced Placement examination scores of 3, 4 or 5 on either of the following exams: AP Calculus AB or AP Calculus BC or AP Statistics.

  1. Physical Education-Minimum 2 classes.
    Any two physical education or dance activity courses. Effective 2006-2007 students who have completed a Fire or Police Academy from an accredited institution are automatically waived from this requirement. (Exemption may be granted to those students physically unable to complete this requirement. Exemption forms are available in the Health Office.)
    Students with honorable discharge DD214 paperwork will be awarded two 1-unit PE activity courses.
  2. American Institutions Requirement*- Minimum 3 units:
    HIST 143,
    143H, 144, 144H, 158, 159, 159H
    POLS 110 or 110H
  3. Natural Sciences with Lab (a lab must be included) - Minimum 3 units:
    ANTH 101, 101H, &101L
    ASTR 110, 110H & 112 or 114
    BIOL 101, 111 & 111L, 112, 120 & 120L
    CHEM 101& 101L, 110, 120, 130
    GEOG 101 & 101L
    GEOL 150 & 151, 152
    PHY 120, 150, 160,
    211, 212, 213
    PHYS 101, 102
  4. Social and Behavioral Sciences - Minimum 3 units:
    ANTH 102, 103, 110,
    115, 125
    CD 106,
    208
    CHST 150
    ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H
    GEOG 102, 103
    HIST 101, 102, 122, 143,
    143H, 144, 144H, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170
    HUM 130
    PHIL 128
    POLS 110, 110H, 128, 130, 140, 150
    PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 116
    SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120

 

  1. Humanities

    A. Fine Arts – Minimum 3 units:
    ART 101, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115,120, 130, 135, 140, 179
    DANC 199
    MUS 101, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135, 155
    PHTO 190
    THTR 101, 105, 105H, 110

B. Humanities – Minimum 3 units:
ASL 149
CHIN 101, 102
ENGL 126, 131
FR 101, 102, 201, 202
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 135, 155
ITAL 101, 102
JAPN 101, 102
LATN 101, 102
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114, 117, 140, 140H, 141, 142, 144A, 144B, 145, 145H, 146A, 146AH, 146B,
146BH, 147, 148, 149
MSCM 128
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 135, 140, 150
SPAN 101, 102, 130, 131, 201, 201H, 202
SPCH 130, 132

  1. Language and Rationality

    A. English Composition – Minimum 3 units:
    ENGL 101

    B. Communication and Analytical Thinking – Minimum 3 units:
    CIT 101, 115, 120
    ENGL 125, 133, 201, 201H
    LIB 101
    MATH 120, 130, 130H, 150, 160, 170, 175, 180, 190, 191,
    250, 260, 270
    PHIL 110, 112

PSY 190
SPCH 100, 101, 102, 140
READ 101
VOCB 101

* Any course taken to meet the American Institutions requirement may not be used to meet another general education requirement.

Courses may be used to fulfill only one G.E. area.

(It is the student’s responsibility to provide verification to the Admissions and Records Office if any of the above requirements are met at another college or university.)

 

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