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Approved Distribution Course List

Each Associate Degree includes basic English and math requirements, which are identified with the degree descriptions. All transfer degrees also include Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Multicultural Distribution Requirements. Courses that satisfy Distribution Requirements for these degrees are identified below.

This list applies to TCC’s Associate in Arts and Sciences, Associate in Business, Associate in Elementary Education, Associate in Pre-Nursing, Associate in Biology, and Associate of Science degrees.

* = Performance or Skills courses. No more than five credits of Performance or Skills courses may be used to satisfy a Humanities distribution requirement.

Humanities

ANTH&

207

Linguistic Anthropology

ART&

100

Art Appreciation

ART

101*

Art Basics

ART

102*

Two-Dimensional Design

ART

103*

Three-Dimensional Design

ART

105*

Beginning Drawing

ART

106*

Drawing

ART

110*

Beginning Graphic Design

ART

111*

Intermediate Graphic Design

ART

131*

Beginning Ceramics

ART

146*

Beginning Photography

ART

147*

Introduction to Digital Photography

ART

150*

Beginning Printmaking

ART

156*

Beginning Painting

ART

172*

Beginning Sculpture

ART

180

Art for Elementary Teachers

ART

199

Gallery Viewing Lab

ART

201

History of Western Art: Ancient

ART

202

History of Western Art: Medieval and Renaissance

ART

203

History of Western Art: Baroque through Modern

ART

258*

Watercolor

CMST&

101

Introduction to Communications

CMST

110

Multicultural Communications

CMST&

220

Public Speaking

ENGL&

220

Introduction to Shakespeare

ENGL

234

Introduction to Mythology and Folk Stories

ENGL

242

Contemporary Non-Western Literature

ENGL&

244

American Literature I

ENGL&

245

American Literature II

ENGL&

246

American Literature III

ENGL

260

Themes or Social Issues in Fiction/Drama/Poetry

ENGL

261

The Bible as Literature

ENGL

262

Children’s Literature

ENGL

264

English Literature: From Beowulf through Shakespeare

ENGL

265

English Literature: From Donne through Blake

ENGL

271

Contemporary American Literature

ENGL

276*

Creative Writing – Fiction

ENGL

277*

Creative Writing – Fiction

ENGL

278*

Creative Writing – Poetry

ENGL

279*

Creative Writing – Poetry

ENGL

280

Literatures of Diversity

ENGL

282

Writing the Autobiography

ENGR&

114

Engineering Graphics

HIST&

219

Native American History

HIST

231

American History, American Film

HUM&

101

Introduction to Humanities

HUM

110

Introduction to Pacific Rim Cultures

HUM&

116

Introduction to Humanities I

HUM&

117

Introduction to Humanities II

HUM&

118

Introduction to Humanities III

HUM

120

The American Multicultural Arts Experience

HUM

130

Introduction to Film

HUM

260

Themes/Topics in Humanities

HUM

285

The City

MUSC

100

Fundamentals of Music

MUSC&

105

Music Appreciation

MUSC

106

World Music

MUSC

120

Music in the Classroom

MUSC

123*

Class applied Music: Guitar

MUSC

124*

Class Applied Music: Piano I

MUSC

125*

Class Applied Music: Piano II

MUSC

126*

Class Applied Music: Piano III

MUSC

130*

Private Vocal or Instrumental Instruction

MUSC

141

Music Theory I

MUSC

142

Music Theory II

MUSC

143

Music Theory III

MUSC

150

Special Topics in Music

MUSC

160*

Chamber Orchestra

MUSC

170*

TCC Singers

MUSC

175*

Gospel Choir

MUSC

180*

TCC Voices

MUSC

230

Private Vocal or Instrumental Instruction

MUSC

260*

Chamber Orchestra

MUSC

270*

TCC Singers

MUSC

280*

TCC Voices

MUSC

290*

Symphonic Band

MUSC

291*

Jazz Band

PHIL&

101

Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL

105+

Introduction to Critical Thinking

PHIL

190+

World Philosophy

PHIL

215+

Introduction to Ethics

PHIL

230+

Contemporary Philosophy

PHIL

260+

Philosophy of Science

PHIL

267+

Problems in Philosophy of Religion

PHIL

270+

Great Thinkers of the Western World

PHIL

290+

Political Philosophy and Ideology

* = Performance or Skills courses. No more than five credits of Performance or Skills courses may be used to satisfy the Humanities distribution requirement.
+ Courses no longer offered at TCC.

  1. World Languages (Discipline):

ARAB 121, 122, 123

Arabic 1, 2, 3

CHIN& 121, 122, 123

Chinese 1, 2, 3

FRCH& 121, 122, 123

French 1, 2, 3

GERM& 121, 122, 123

German 1, 2, 3

JAPN& 121, 122, 123

Japanese 1, 2, 3

SPAN& 121, 122, 123

Spanish 1, 2, 3

Social Sciences

ANTH&

100

Survey of Anthropology

ANTH&

204

Archaeology

ANTH&

205

Biological Anthropology

ANTH&

206

Cultural Anthropology

ANTH&

207

Linguistic Anthropology

ANTH&

210

Indians of North America

ANTH

220

Ethnographies of American Cultures

ANTH&

237

Human Osteology

ANTH&

245

Primatology

BUS&

101

Introduction to Business

BUS

150

Global Business

BUS

230

Business Ethics & Corporate Responsibility

ECON&

201

Micro Economics

ECON&

202

Macro Economics

EDUC&

205

Introduction to Education with Field Experience

EDUC

220

Diversity in Education

ENGR&

104

Introduction to Engineering and Design

GEOG

110

Geography of the Pacific Rim

HIST&

126

World Civilizations I

HIST&

127

World Civilizations II

HIST&

128

World Civilizations III

HIST&

146

U.S. History I

HIST&

147

U.S. History II

HIST&

148

U.S. History III

HIST

210

History of Modern Europe

HIST

211

History of China

HIST

214

Pacific Northwest History

HIST&

219

Native American History

HIST&

220

African-American History

HIST

230

History of Japan

HIST

231

American History, American Film

HIST

240

Religion in America and the Modern World

HIST

244

A Decade: Revolving Time Periods

HIST

249

20th Century American Diplomatic History

POLS&

101

Introduction to Political Science

POLS&

202

American National Government and Politics

POLS&

203

International Relations

POLS

205

State and Local Government and Politics

POLS

220

Constitutional Law

POLS

221

Politics of Civil Liberties

POLS

222

Law and Society

POLS

231

Politics and Film

POLS

290

Political Philosophy and Ideology

PSYC&

100

General Psychology

PSYC&

180

Human Sexuality

PSYC&

200

Lifespan Psychology

PSYC

202

Biopsychology

PSYC

205

Introduction to Personality

PSYC

209

Fundamentals of Psychological Research

PSYC&

220

Abnormal Psychology

PSYC

240

Social Psychology

SOC&

101

Introduction to Sociology

SOC

120

Introduction to Women’s Studies

SOC&

201

Social Problems

SOC

205

Sociology of African Americans

SOC

222

Sociology of Sport

SOC

247

Media, Politics and Society

SOC

262

Race and Ethnic Relations

SOC

265

Sociology of Asian Americans

SOC

295

Entrepreneurial & Innovative Mindset

Natural Sciences

ANTH&

205

Biological Anthropology (non-lab)

ANTH&

237

Human Osteology (non-lab)

ANTH&

245

Primatology (non-lab)

ASTR&

101

Introduction to Astronomy (lab)

BIOL&

100

Survey of Biology (lab)

BIOL

105

Fossils and the History of Life (lab)

BIOL

108

Northwest Plants and Animals (lab)

BIOL

125

Biology in the Field (lab)

BIOL

140

Marine Biology (lab)

BIOL&

160

General Cell Biology (lab)

BIOL&

170

Human Biology (non-lab)

BIOL&

175

Human Biology (lab)

BIOL

179

Special Topics in Biology

BIOL&

221

Intro. to Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity (lab)

BIOL&

222

Intro. to Cellular and Molecular Biology (lab)

BIOL&

223

Intro. to the Biology of Organisms (lab)

BIOL&

241

Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (lab)

BIOL&

242

Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (lab)

BIOL&

260

General Microbiology (lab)

BOT

101

General Botany (lab)

BOT

179

Special Topics in Botany

CHEM&

110

Chemical Concepts with Lab

CHEM&

121

Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry with Lab

CHEM&

131

Survey of Organic and Biochemistry with Lab

CHEM&

161

General Chemistry with Lab I

CHEM&

162

General Chemistry with Lab II

CHEM&

163

General Chemistry with Lab III

CHEM&

261

Organic Chemistry with Lab I

CHEM&

262

Organic Chemistry with Lab II

CHEM&

263

Organic Chemistry with Lab III

ENVS&

101

Introduction to Environmental Science (lab)

ENVS

179

Special Topics in Environmental Science

ENVS

210

Maps, GIS and the Environment (lab)

GEOG

205

Physical Geography (lab)

GEOG

210

Maps, GIS and the Environment (lab)

GEOL&

101

Introduction to Physical Geology (lab)

GEOL

108

Fossils and the History of Life (lab)

GEOL

125

Geology in the Field (lab)

GEOL

179

Special Topics in Geology

GEOL&

208

Geology of Pacific Northwest (lab)

NUTR&

101

Human Nutrition (lab)

OCEA&

101

Introduction to Oceanography (lab)

OCEA

179

Special Topics in Oceanography

PHYS&

114

General Physics (lab)

PHYS&

115

General Physics (lab)

PHYS&

116

General Physics (lab)

PHYS&

221

Engineering Physics (lab)

PHYS&

222

Engineering Physics (lab)

PHYS&

223

Engineering Physics (lab)

SCI

105

Introductory Topics in Natural Science (lab)

SCI

110

Physical Science & Technology (lab)

Multicultural

ANTH&

100

Survey of Anthropology

ANTH&

206

Cultural Anthropology

ANTH&

207

Linguistic Anthropology

ANTH&

210

Indians of North America

ANTH

220

Ethnographies of American Culture

ART&

100

Art Appreciation

BUS

150

Global Business

CMST

110

Multicultural Communications

ECE

130

Individual and Cultural Diversity

EDUC

220

Diversity in Education

ENGL

234

Introduction to Mythology and Folk Stories

ENGL

242

Contemporary Non-Western Literature

ENGL&

244

American Literature I

ENGL&

245

American Literature II

ENGL&

246

American Literature III

ENGL

261

The Bible as Literature

ENGL

262

Children's Literature

ENGL

271

Contemporary American Fiction

ENGL

280

Literatures of Diversity

HD

110

Human Relations

HIST&

126

World Civilization I

HIST&

127

World Civilization II

HIST&

128

World Civilization III

HIST

210

History of Modern Europe

HIST

211

History of China

HIST&

219

Native American History

HIST&

220

African-American History

HIST

230

History of Japan

HIST

231

American History, American Film

HIST

240

Religion in America and the Modern World

HSP

126

Cultural Competencies for Human Services

HUM&

101

Introduction to Humanities

HUM

110

Introduction to Pacific Rim Cultures

HUM&

116

Introduction to Humanities I

HUM&

117

Introduction to Humanities II

HUM&

118

Introduction to Humanities III

HUM

120

The American Multicultural Arts Experience

MUSC

106

World Music

PSYC&

200

Lifespan Psychology

SOC&

101

Introduction to Sociology

SOC

120

Introduction to Women’s Studies

SOC

205

Sociology of African Americans

SOC

222

Sociology of Sport

SOC

262

Race and Ethnic Relations

SOC

265

Sociology of Asian Americans

ARAB 121, 122, 123

Arabic 1, 2, 3

CHIN& 121, 122, 123

Chinese 1, 2, 3

FRCH& 121, 122, 123

French 1, 2, 3

GERM& 121, 122, 123

German 1, 2, 3

JAPN& 121, 122, 123

Japanese 1, 2, 3

SPAN& 121, 122, 123

Spanish 1, 2, 3

Non-distribution Multicultural Courses

The following courses do not satisfy distribution requirements. If one of the following courses is selected to satisfy the multicultural requirement, distribution electives must be increased by the same number of credits to assure that a minimum of 60 distribution credits are completed.

ECE

130

Individual and Cultural Diversity

HD

110

Human Relations

HSP

126

Cultural Competencies for Human Services

Writing Intensive

Recommended for some transfer students.

BUS

150

Global Business

ENGL&

220

Introduction to Shakespeare

ENGL

234

Introduction to Mythology and Folk Stories

ENGL

242

Contemporary Non-Western Literature

ENGL&

244

American Literature I

ENGL&

245

American Literature II

ENGL&

246

American Literature III

ENGL

260

Themes/Social Issues in Fiction/Drama/Poetry

ENGL

261

The Bible as Literature

ENGL

262

Children's Literature

ENGL

264

English Literature: From Beowulf through Shakespeare

ENGL

265

English Literature: From Donne through Blake

ENGL

271

Contemporary American Fiction

ENGL

276

Creative Writing – Fiction

ENGL

277

Creative Writing – Fiction

ENGL

278

Creative Writing – Poetry

ENGL

279

Creative Writing – Poetry

ENGL

280

Literatures of Diversity

HIST

244

The 1960s

HUM&

101

Introduction to Humanities

HUM&

116

Introduction to Humanities I

HUM&

117

Introduction to Humanities II

HUM

130

Introduction to Film

POLS

220

Introduction to Constitutional Law

PSYC

209

Fundamentals of Psychological Research

Common Course Numbering

The Washington Community and Technical College system has adopted common course numbers, prefixes and titles for courses that are equivalent at many two-year colleges. These changes went into effect summer quarter 2008. The courses and their descriptions have not changed, just the course numbers and, in some cases, the course prefixes and/or titles. The changes apply to both common courses and non-common courses. Common courses are identified by an “&” character at the end of the prefix, for example ENGL& or ANTH&.

 
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