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2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Arizona General Education Curriculum-A (AGEC-A) Certificate


Required Courses


English Composition (2 courses): 6 Credits*


Note


* Students who completed one of the following courses will receive the equivalent of ZTR EC at Pima Community College.  This one course will fulfill the English Composition requirement for the AGEC with only 3 or 4 credits, and the total credits required for the AGEC will be a minimum of 32.

  • ENG 105 from ASU (3 credits)
  • ENG 105 from NAU (4 credits)
  • ENGL 109H from UA (3 credits)

Humanities and Fine Arts (2 courses): 6 Credits


  • One course from the Art list and one course from the Humanities list

Biological & Physical Sciences (2 courses): 8 Credits


  • Any two lab science courses from the Biological & Physical Sciences list

Mathematics (1 course): 3 Credits


Social & Behavioral Sciences (2 courses): 6 Credits


  • Any two courses from two different prefixes in this category

Other Requirements (2 courses): 6 Credits


  • Courses from the Other Requirement Options, and/or one additional Humanities and Fine Arts, and/or one additional Social & Behavioral Science course

Total AGEC-A General Education Credits Required: 35 Credits


AGEC Special Requirements


Students are required to take courses that meet each of the following:

  • Intensive Writing and Critical Inquiry (I) - at least one course beyond the First-Year Composition involving the development of competence in written discourse and involve the gathering, interpretation, and evaluation of evidence is required.
  • Cultural Diversity highlighting ethnic, race, and/or gender awareness (C) - at least one course emphasizing ethnic/race/gender awareness is required. Please see the College catalog for courses which satisfy the (C) requirement.
  • Global Awareness (G) - at least one course emphasizing contemporary global/international awareness is required.

AGEC special requirements can be completed in one, two or three courses. Look for the AGEC special requirement code (I, C, and G) in the course lists below. To avoid exceeding the 35 - 39 credits required for the AGEC; the student should choose some courses that satisfy both the AGEC special requirements and the category requirements. For example, HUM 253  fulfills a category requirement of Humanities and Fine Arts and the three AGEC special requirements: Intensive Writing and Critical Inquiry (I), Cultural Diversity (C), and Global Awareness (G). See an advisor or counselor for help in selecting courses.

AGEC Special Requirement Legend


I Satisfies Intensive Writing and Critical Inquiry Special Requirement
C Satisfies Cultural Diversity Special Requirement
G Satisfies Global Awareness Special Requirement

Note


* Students who completed one of the following courses will receive the equivalent of ZTR EC at Pima Community College.  This one course will fulfill the English Composition requirement for the AGEC with only 3 or 4 credits, and the total credits required for the AGEC will be a minimum of 32.

  • ENG 105 from ASU (3 credits)
  • ENG 105 from NAU (4 credits)
  • ENGL 109H from UA (3 credits)

AGEC-A Categorical Requirement: Humanities and Fine Arts (6 Credits)


Complete one course from the Art list and one course from the Humanities list.

Art List:


Note


MUS 125  and MUS 127  together are equivalent to MUS 120A at the University of Arizona.
* Three credits are required in this category. To meet the three credit requirement with this course it would need to either be repeated or combined with other courses in this category.
** ZTR - Courses transferred from another higher learning institution for which PCC does not have direct equivalent courses. These courses are evaluated by the Admissions and Records. FA refers to Fine Arts.

Humanities List:


Note


†† This course is cross-listed with (the same as) another course – only one will apply to meet AGEC, degree or certificate requirements. The course description will indicate the cross-listed course.
** ZTR - Courses transferred from another higher learning institution for which PCC does not have direct equivalent courses. These courses are evaluated by the Admissions and Records. HU refers to Humanities.

AGEC-A Categorical Requirement: Biological and Physical Sciences (8 Credits)


Complete two courses with their labs. 

Note


†† This course is cross-listed with (the same as) another course – only one will apply to meet AGEC, degree or certificate requirements.
The course description will indicate the cross-listed course.
** ZTR - Courses transferred from another higher learning institution for which PCC does not have direct equivalent courses.
These courses are evaluated by the Admissions and Records. BP refers to Biological and Physical Sciences.
NOTE: The University of Arizona Natural Science General Education courses (NATS or science courses numbered 170A, B or C) do NOT fulfill Biological and Physical Science requirements.

AGEC-A Categorical Requirement: Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 Credits)


Complete courses in two subject areas (at least two course prefixes).

Note


†† This course is cross-listed with (the same as) another course – only one will apply to meet AGEC, degree or certificate requirements. The course description will indicate the cross-listed course.
** ZTR - Courses transferred from another higher learning institution for which PCC does not have direct equivalent courses. These courses are evaluated by the Admissions and Records. SB refers to Social and Behavioral Sciences.

AGEC-A Categorical Requirement: Other Requirement Options (6 Credits)


Complete all six credits from the courses listed below, or include 3 credits from Humanities and Fine Arts and/or 3 credits from Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Oral Communication:


Computer Science, Critical Thinking, Logic, Mathematics or Science:


  • 3 Credits (Meets Special Req: G)
  • 3 Credits
  • 4 Credits
  • 3 Credits
  • Math - Any Mathematics course numbered MAT 142 , MAT 151  and above 3 Credits
  • 3 Credits
  • 3 Credits
  • 3 Credits
  • Science - Any Science course listed under Biological and Physical Sciences
  • ZTR CS - AGEC Computer Science Equivalent 3 Credits
  • ZTR CSI - AGEC Computer Science Equivalent 3 Credits (Meets Special Req: I)
  • ZTR CSC - AGEC Computer Science Equivalent 3 Credits (Meets Special Req: C)
  • ZTR CSG - AGEC Computer Science Equivalent 3 Credits (Meets Special Req: G)
  • ZTR CSIC - AGEC Computer Science Equivalent 3 Credits (Meets Special Req: I,C)
  • ZTR CSIG - AGEC Computer Science Equivalent 3 Credits (Meets Special Req: I,G)
  • ZTR CSCG - AGEC Computer Science Equivalent 3 Credits (Meets Special Req: C,G)
  • ZTR CSICG - AGEC Computer Science Equivalent 3 Credits (Meets Special Req: I,C,G)
  • ZTR LO - AGEC Logic Equivalent 3 Credits
  • ZTR LOI - AGEC Logic Equivalent 3 Credits (Meets Special Req: I)
  • ZTR LOC - AGEC Logic Equivalent 3 Credits (Meets Special Req: C)
  • ZTR LOG - AGEC Logic Equivalent 3 Credits (Meets Special Req: G)
  • ZTR LOIC - AGEC Logic Equivalent 3 Credits (Meets Special Req: I,C)
  • ZTR LOIG - AGEC Logic Equivalent 3 Credits (Meets Special Req: I,G)
  • ZTR LOCG - AGEC Logic Equivalent 3 Credits (Meets Special Req: C,G)
  • ZTR LOICG - AGEC Logic Equivalent 3 Credits (Meets Special Req: I,C,G)

Second Language:


International and Multicultural Studies:


Note


†† This course is cross-listed with (the same as) another course – only one will apply to meet AGEC, degree or certificate requirements.
The course description will indicate the cross-listed course.