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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

University Studies

Transfer
AA Degree in University Studies: Business
AA Degree in University Studies: Diversity Studies
AA Degree in University Studies: Humanities
AA Degree in University Studies: Social Science

University Studies Program
For information, see a counselor
Department Office: SAS 134 (530) 895-2378
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378
Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264
Transfer information: www.assist.org

About the Program
The Associate of Arts Degree, University Studies, is a Transfer Degree program designed for students who wish a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences with a focused Area of Emphasis that will prepare them for a specific major at a four-year college or university. The Business Emphasis includes courses in Business related disciplines such as Business Management, Operations or Organizational Management, International Business, Human Relations and Managing for Sustainability. The Diversitiy Studies Emphasis includes the study of gender, women's issues, multiculturalism and gender/sexuality diversity. The Humanities Emphasis integrates the study of art, music, theatre, English and literature, world civilizations and philosophy. The Social Science Emphasis integrates the study of culture, economics, human development, social and political institutions, history, geography, sociology and psychology. Completion of this program may also serve the same purposes as CSU, Chico for other CSU institutions. Students are advised to consult a counselor.


To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.

Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog.


AA Degree in University Studies: Business 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Identify major theoretical orientations in the social and behavioral sciences and describe basic concepts regarding human behavior and thought.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills to analyze, evaluate, and make decisions concerning complex contemporary issues and the interactions among individuals and across societies.
  • Apply discipline-specific principles to the development of interpersonal, occupational, and social skills suited to a diverse world.
Required courses for the major: 18 Units

Complete a minimum of 60 units of CSU transferable coursework with a "C" grade or better, including:
1) CSU General Education Areas A-E;
2) one U.S. Diversity course (marked with one asterisk) or one Global Cultures course (marked with two asterisks);
3) one Category 1 U.S. History course;
4) one Category 2 Government course.
For a complete list of courses that apply to major requirements 1-4, refer to the CSU General Education sections of this catalog
Students are also required to complete 18 units from the courses listed below:
MATH 13 Survey of Calculus Has prerequisite(s)4
MATH 18 Introduction to Statistics Has prerequisite(s)3


AA Degree in University Studies: Diversity Studies 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Recognize and describe the range of experiences and perspectives that exist across diverse groups and among the individuals that comprise them.
  • Recognize and describe shared values and experiences that unite people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Identify the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that promote effective professional, social, and/or personal experiences.
Required courses for the major: 18 Units

Complete a minimum of 60 units of CSU transferable coursework with a "C" grade or better, including:
1) CSU General Education Areas A-E;
2) one U.S. Diversity course (marked with one asterisk) or one Global Cultures course (marked with two asterisks);
3) one Category 1 U.S. History course;
4) one Category 2 Government course.
For a complete list of courses that apply to major requirements 1-4, refer to the CSU General Education sections of this catalog
Students are also required to complete 18 units from the courses listed below:


AA Degree in University Studies: Humanities 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Describe the ways in which arts, literature, philosophy, history or language reflect historical, intellectual and cultural contexts, as well as aesthetic values.
  • Employ concepts and theories of the humanities to analyze and evaluate cultural artifacts.
  • Apply the analytical tools of the humanities in order to construct meaning in personal, cultural, and social contexts.
Required courses for the major: 18 Units

Complete a minimum of 60 units of CSU transferable coursework with a "C" grade or better, including:
1) CSU General Education Areas A-E;
2) one U.S. Diversity course (marked with one asterisk) or one Global Cultures course (marked with two asterisks);
3) one Category 1 U.S. History course;
4) one Category 2 Government course.
For a complete list of courses that apply to major requirements 1-4, refer to the CSU General Education sections of this catalog
Students are also required to complete 18 units from the courses listed below:
MUS 10 Music Theory I Has corequisite(s)3
MUS 12 Music Theory II Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)3
ENGL 2 Reading and Composition Has prerequisite(s)3
ENGL 4 Introduction to Literature Has prerequisite(s)3
ENGL 8 British Literature I Has prerequisite(s)3
ENGL 10 British Literature II Has prerequisite(s)3
ENGL 14 U.S. Literature I Has prerequisite(s)3
ENGL 16 U.S. Literature II Has prerequisite(s)3


AA Degree in University Studies: Social Science 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Identify major theoretical orientations in the social sciences and describe basic concepts regarding human behavior and thought.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills to analyze, evaluate, and make decisions concerning complex contemporary issues and the interactions among individuals and across societies.
  • Apply discipline-specific principles to the development of interpersonal, occupational, and social skills suited to a diverse world.
Required courses for the major: 18 Units

Complete a minimum of 60 units of CSU transferable coursework with a "C" grade or better, including:
1) CSU General Education Areas A-E;
2) one U.S. Diversity course (marked with one asterisk) or one Global Cultures course (marked with two asterisks);
3) one Category 1 U.S. History course;
4) one Category 2 Government course.
For a complete list of courses that apply to major requirements 1-4, refer to the CSU General Education sections of this catalog
Students are also required to complete 18 units from the courses listed below:
CHEM 1 General Chemistry I Has prerequisite(s)5

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