VVC General Education

General Education (GE) List for AA and AS degrees.

This pattern is commonly referred to as the "green sheet" at VVC.  Select one course from each of the seven categories to complete the general education component for the AA/AS degrees at VVC. Minimum 21 semester units.  Courses used for general education cannot be double-counted toward AA/AS majors unless otherwise noted.  This pattern is not used for ADTs.  

Category I: Natural Sciences
Complete one course from the following:3.0
Introduction to Plant Science
Environmental Science and Sustainability
Introduction to Physical Anthropology
Descriptive Astronomy
General Biology
Introduction to Human Biology
Principles of Heredity
Biology of Cells
Biology of Organisms
Population and Environmental Biology
General Microbiology
Human Physiology
Introductory Chemistry
General Chemistry
General Chemistry
Introductory Chemistry II: Organic Chemistry
Introductory Chemistry III:Biochemistry
Organic Chemistry (Fall Class)
Organic Chemistry II (Spring Class)
Introduction to Physical Geography
Introduction to Weather and Climate
Physical Geology
Contemporary Problems in Personal and Community Health 2
Oceanography
Principles of Physical Science
Introductory Physics
Engineering Physics I-Mechanics (Fall Class)
Engineering Physics II - Fluids, Sound, and Thermodynamics (Spring Class)
Engineering Physics III Electricity And Magnetism (Fall Class)
Engineering Physics Iv-Optics and Modern Physics (Spring Class)
General Physics I
General Physics II
Biopsychology
Category II: Social and Behavior Sciences
Complete one course from Group A and one course from Group B6.0
Group A
Sustainable Agriculture, Environment and Society 1
Agriculture Economics
Introduction to Physical Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 1
Introduction to Archaeology
Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology 1
Child Growth & Development
Child, Family, and Community 1
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Intercultural Communication 1
Principles of Economics: Macro 1
Principles of Economics: Micro 1
Native American Literature 1
Introduction to Physical Geography
Introduction to Cultural Geography 1
Geography of California
World Regional Geography 1
First Year Experience
Personal & Career Success
Learning Strategies and Study Skills
World History to 1500 1
World History Since 1500 1
History of California
History of U.S to 1876 5
History of U.S From 1876 5
Latin American History to 1822 1
Latin American History From 1822 1
African American History
Women in U.S. History 1, 5
Psychology of Physical Performance 2
Political Philosophy 1
Introduction to Political Science
Introduction to American Government And Politics 5
State and Local Government
Introduction to Global Studies 1
Contemporary World Affairs 1
Comparative Government
Politics of Middle East and North Africa 1
Political Philosophy 1
Introduction to Environmental Policy And Natural Resource Management 1
Global Issues 1
Introductory Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Introduction to Child Psychology
Human Sexuality and Intimacy
Introduction to Counseling
Introduction to Substance Abuse Studies
Social Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Religion and Society 1
Religion in America
Introduction to Sociology 1
Social Problems
Introduction to Marriage and Family
Introduction to Race and Ethnicity 1
Group B American Institutions
History of U.S to 1876 5
History of U.S From 1876 5
Women in U.S. History 1, 5
Introduction to American Government And Politics 5
History of California
State and Local Government
Category III: Humanities
Complete one course from the following:3.0
Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology 1
Survey of Art History 1
Survey Art History 1
Film As an Art Form 1
Introduction to Art
Art Concepts
Art & Life of Greece 1
Art and Life of Italy 1
Survey of African American Art
Introduction to the Arts of Africa
Design I
Design II
Color Theory
Acrylic Painting I
Life Drawing I
Drawing I
Oil Painting I
American Sign Language I 1
American Sign Language II 1
American Sign Language III 1
American Sign Language IV 1
Digital Imaging
Intercultural Communication 1
Composition and Literature
Creative Writing
Authors of the Theatre
Modern Fiction
Poetry
Survey of American Literature 1600-1865 1
Survey of American Literature 1865 to Present
Chicanox and Latino/A Literature 1
African American Literature 1
Native American Literature 1
Children's Literature
World Literature Ancient-Early Renaissance 1
World Literature Renaissance-Modern 1
Survey of British Literature Early Medieval-Neoclassics 1
Survey of British Literature Romantic Period to 20th Century 1
Shakespeare
Elementary French 1
Elementary French 1
World History to 1500 1
World History Since 1500 1
History of California
History of U.S to 1876 5
History of U.S From 1876 5
Latin American History to 1822 1
Latin American History From 1822 1
African American History
Women in U.S. History 1, 5
History and Appreciation of Dance 1, 2
Introduction to Music
Fundamentals of Music
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Music in America
History of Jazz 1
Survey of Rock and Roll 1
Intermediate Theory-Chromatic Practice I
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Ethics and Contemporary Moral Issues
Political Philosophy 1
Philosophy of Religion
History of Ancient Philosophy
History of Modern Philosophy 1
Political Philosophy 1
Introduction to Religious Studies 1
Old Testament, Hebrew Bible, Religions Of the Ancient Near East 1
Introduction to the New Testament And Early Christian Literature 1
Religions of the Middle East & the West 1
Religions of South and East Asia 1
Religion in America
Philosophy of Religion
Elementary Spanish 1
Fundamentals of Spanish 101A 1
Fundamentals of Spanish 101B 1
Elementary Spanish 1
Intermediate Spanish 1
Intermediate Spanish 1
Introduction to Theatre
History of Theatre 1
Oral Interpretation of Literature
Intermediate Acting
Principles of Design for Theatre
Authors of the Theatre
Category IV: Language & Rationality 4
Complete one course from Group A and one course from Group B6.0
Group A English Composition
English Composition and Reading 3
Group B Communication & Analytical Thinking
Argumentation and Oral Debate
Interpersonal Communication
Family Communication
Group Discussion
Public Speaking
Composition and Literature
Critical Thinking & Composition
Introduction to Logic
Introduction to Critical Thinking
Introduction to Critical Thinking
Category V: Mathematics 4
Complete one course from the following:3.0
Intermediate Algebra
Intermediate Algebra With Skills Support
College Algebra for Allied Health
Trigonometry
College Algebra
Introduction to Statistics
Introduction to Statistics With Skills Support
The Ideas of Math
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
Linear Algebra
Differential Equations
Introduction to Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Total Units21