Program Overview

The Interdisciplinary Studies degree is designed for students who wish to pursue broad areas of knowledge in arts and sciences plus additional knowledge in an "Areas of Emphasis." This degree is designed for students who wish to explore different disciplines (subject areas) before deciding on a definite major program prior to transferring to a four-year university, or for students who may not be planning to transfer but wish to earn a degree in a particular area of study that interests them.

Note: A minimum grade of C is required in all courses applied to any area of emphasis in this major.

Students planning to transfer to a four-year university are cautioned that this degree may not meet all of the lower division requirements for transfer into a particular major; however, through careful educational planning with a counselor, this degree would offer a solid foundation in the transfer process. Students should consult with a coun selor for specific information regarding their intended major at their target transfer institution.

Degree Requirements

  1. Complete Residency, Scholarship, Basic Compe-tency, Specific Area, and General Education require-ments for the Skyline College Associate Degree
    1. Meet the Basic Competency requirements in Writing/Reading, Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning, and Information Literacy
    2. Meet the Specific Area requirements in American History and Institutions, English, Physical Education and Ethnic and Cultural Diversity
    3. Complete Skyline General Education Requirements
  2. Successfully Complete 18 units in one of the following areas of emphasis

This area of emphasis integrates the study of the world around us by developing analytical skills needed to understand the physical world and the human beings who occupy it, including the artifacts they produce.

Interdisciplinary Studies (AA) Requirements

Choose at least 9 units from courses listed below: Units
ANTH 125 Physical Anthropology 3 units
ANTH 127 Physical Anthropology Laboratory 1 unit
ASTR 100 Introduction To Astronomy 3 units
ASTR 101 Astonomy Laboratory 1 unit
BIOL 101 Our Biological World 4 units
BIOL 110 Principles of Biology 4 units
BIOL 111 Natural History of California 4 units
BIOL 130 Human Biology 3 units
BIOL 140 Animals, People, and Environment 3 units
BIOL 145 Plants, People & Environment 3 units
BIOL 150 Introduction to Marine Biology 3 units
BIOL 215 Organismal Biology: Core I 5 units
BIOL 230 Introduction to Cell Biology: Core II 5 units
BIOL 240 General Microbiology 4 units
BIOL 250 Human Anatomy 4 units
BIOL 260 Human Physiology 5 units
BTEC 170 Principles of Applied Bioscience 3 units
BTEC 171 Laboratory Principles of Applied Bioscience 1 unit
BUS. 120 Mathematical Analysis for Business 3 units
BUS. 123 Statistics 3 units
CHEM 112 Chemistry in Action 4 units
CHEM 210 General Chemistry I 5 units
CHEM 220 General Chemistry II 5 units
CHEM 234 Organic Chemistry I 3 units
CHEM 235 Organic Chemistry II 3 units
CHEM 237 Organic Chemistry Lab I 2 units
CHEM 238 Organic Chemistry Lab II 2 units
CHEM 410 Chemistry for Health Sciences 4 units
ENVS 100 Introduction to Environmental Science 3 units
GEOG 100 Physical Geography 3 units
GEOG 101 Physical Geography Lab 1 unit
GEOL 100 Survey of Geology 3 units
GEOL 105 Environmental Earth Science 3 units
GEOL 210 General Geology 4 units
GEOL 220 Historical Geology 4 units
MATH 130 Trigonometry 3 units
MATH 150 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers 3 units
MATH 200 Elementary Probability & Statistics 4 units
MATH 201 Math in Society 3 units
MATH 222 Precalculus 5 units
MATH 225 * Fast Track to Calculus 6 units
MATH 241 Applied Calculus I 5 units
MATH 242 Applied Calculus II 3 units
MATH 251 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5 units
MATH 252 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 5 units
MATH 253 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 5 units
MATH 270 Linear Algebra 3 units
MATH 275 Ordinary Differential Equations 3 units
OCEN 100 Survey of Oceanography 3 units
OCEN 101 Oceanography Laboratory/Field Study 1 unit
PHYS 105 Conceptual Physics 3 units
PHYS 210 General Physics I 4 units
PHYS 220 General Physics II 4 units
PHYS 250 Physics with Calculus I 4 units
PHYS 260 Physics with Calculus II 4 units
PHYS 270 Physics with Calculus III 4 units
PSYC 171 Quantitative Reasoning in Psychology 3 units
PSYC 220 Introduction to Psychobiology 3 units
Choose at least 9 units from courses in this box Units
ARBC 111 Elementary Arabic I 3 units
ARBC 112 Elementary Arabic II 3 units
ASL 111 American Sign Language IA 3 units
ASL 112 American Sign Language IB 3 units
CHIN 111 Elementary Chinese I 3 units
CHIN 112 Elementary Chinese II 3 units
ECE. 191 * Children's Literature 3 units
ENGL 110 Composition, Literature, and Critical Thinking 3 units
ENGL 161 Creative Writing I 3 units
FILI 110 Elementary Filipino 5 units
FILI 111 Elementary Filipino I 3 units
FILI 112 Elementary Filipino II 3 units
FILM 440 Film Study and Appreciation 3 units
HIST 100 History of Western Civilization I 3 units
HIST 101 History of Western Civilization II 3 units
HIST 104 World Civilizations I 3 units
HIST 106 World Civilizations II 3 units
HIST 109 Europe Since 1945 3 units
HIST 203 The United States Since 1945 3 units
HIST 248 Women and The American Experience 3 units
HIST 335 History and Politics of the Middle East 3 units
HIST 420 Survey of Latin American History 3 units
HIST 430 Early Asian Civilizations 3 units
HIST 432 Modern Asian Civilizations 3 units
HIST 435 History of the Philippines 3 units
HIST 453 History of China 3 units
HUM. 106 * The Awakening of Individuality 3 units
LIT. 101 Contemporary Literature 3 units
LIT. 151 Introduction to Shakespeare 3 units
LIT. 191 * Children's Literature 3 units
LIT. 251 Women in Literature 3 units
LIT. 265 Asian American Literature 3 units
LIT. 266 Black Literature 3 units
LIT. 267 Filipino American Literature 3 units
LIT. 370 Readings in Literature of the Latino in the United States 3 units
LIT. 432 Folklore 3 units
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy 3 units
PHIL 160 History of Western Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval 3 units
PHIL 175 History of Western Philosophy: 16th – 18th Century 3 units
PHIL 240 Introduction to Ethics 3 units
PHIL 280 Introduction to Political Philosophy 3 units
PHIL 300 Intro to World Religions 3 units
PHIL 312 Introduction to Philosophy of Religion 3 units
PLSC 280 Introduction to Political Philosophy 3 units
PLSC 335 History and Politics of the Middle East 3 units
SOCI 143 Sociology of Migration and Immigration 3 units
SPAN 110 Elementary Spanish 5 units
SPAN 111 Elementary Spanish I 3 units
SPAN 112 Elementary Spanish II 3 units
SPAN 120 Advanced Elementary Spanish 5 units
SPAN 130 Intermediate Spanish 4 units
SPAN 140 Advanced Intermediate Spanish 4 units
SPAN 220 Spanish for Spanish Speakers I 5 units
Note: The following pairs are the same course: ECE. 191 and LIT. 191 HIST 335 and PLSC 335 PHIL 280 and PLSC 280
OR choose at least 9 units from courses in this box Units
ADMJ 100 Introduction to Administration of Justice 3 units
ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology 3 units
ANTH 150 Introduction to Archaeology: Bones, Beads and the Basics of Material Culture 3 units
ANTH 155 Human Prehistory and the Rise of Civilization 3 units
ANTH 165 Sex and Gender: Cross-Cultural Perspectives 3 units
ANTH 180 Magic, Witchcraft and Religion 3 units
ANTH 360 Native Peoples of North America 3 units
BUS. 100 Introduction to Business 3 units
BUS. 101 * Human Relations at Work 3 units
BUS. 210 * International Finance 1.5 units
ECE. 201 Child Development 3 units
ECON 100 Principles of Macro Economics 3 units
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3 units
ECON 310 Political Economy of Asia 3 units
GEOG 110 Cultural Geography 3 units
GEOG 150 World Regional Geography 3 units
HIST 104 World Civilizations I 3 units
HIST 106 World Civilizations II 3 units
HIST 203 The United States Since 1945 3 units
HIST 248 Women and The American Experience 3 units
HIST 300 History of San Francisco 3 units
HIST 335 History and Politics of the Middle East 3 units
HIST 429 History of Latinos in the United States 3 units
HIST 430 Early Asian Civilizations 3 units
HIST 432 Modern Asian Civilizations 3 units
HIST 435 History of the Philippines 3 units
HIST 436 Filipinos in America 3 units
HIST 453 History of China 3 units
JOUR 110 Mass Media and Society 3 units
PHIL 280 Introduction to Political Philosophy 3 units
PLSC 115 Comparative Government 3 units
PLSC 130 International Relations 3 units
PLSC 150 Intro to Political Theory 3 units
PLSC 200 National, State and Local Government 3 units
PLSC 210 American Politics 3 units
PLSC 280 Introduction to Political Philosophy 3 units
PLSC 335 History and Politics of the Middle East 3 units
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3 units
PSYC 110 Courtship, Marriage and Family 3 units
PSYC 200 Developmental Psychology 3 units
PSYC 201 Child Development 3 units
PSYC 268 Black Psychology 3 units
PSYC 300 Social Psychology 3 units
PSYC 301 * Psychology of Personal Development 3 units
PSYC 390 Psychology of Consciousness 3 units
PSYC 410 Abnormal Psychology 3 units
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
SOCI 105 Contemporary Social Issues 3 units
SOCI 110 Courtship, Marriage and Family 3 units
SOCI 141 Race and Ethnicity 3 units
SOCI 142 Filipina/o Community Issues 3 units
SOCI 201 Sociology of Health and Medicine 3 units
SOSC 270 The Civil Rights Movement 3 units
The following pairs are the same course: ECE. 201 and PSYC 201 HIST 335 and PLSC 335 PHIL 280 and PLSC 280 PSYC 110 and SOCI 110
Total Required Major Units: 18

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.


TRANSFER NOTES

  1. All courses listed in the six areas of emphasis options are transferable to either the University of California (UC), the California State University (CSU), or both UC and CSU. Courses that are transferable only to CSU are marked with an asterisk (*).
  2. All courses may be applied to the appropriate areas of the CSU General Education Breadth and/or the UC General Education (IGETC) patterns (See Transfer Planning section of this catalog).