Cleveland State University

Cuyahoga Community College Transfer Guide

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Effective Fall 2008

General Education at Cleveland State University

Program Specific Requirements

Cleveland State University's General Education (GenEd08) curriculum consists of knowledge and skill components considered to be critical for all University graduates to master in the subject matter areas listed below. As a student at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), you may choose to take these GenEd08 courses at Tri-C or at CSU. Please contact a Tri-C advisor for guidance on courses required to receive your associate's degree.

General Education Course Equivalencies

The courses listed below can be used to fulfill General Education requirements at CSU.

CSU Gen Ed 08 Category Tri-C Equivalents
Writing/Composition
2 courses / 6 credits
ENG 1010 OR ENG 101H and
ENG 1020 OR ENG 102H (C or better is required in all courses)
Mathematics/QL
2 courses / 6 credits

Economics Majors: MATH 1470 and MATH 1480

All other majors should choose from the following:
MATH 1160, 1250, 1360, 1380, 1410, 1420, 1470, 1480, 1510, 1521, 1580, 1610, 161H, 1620, 162H

Arts & Humanities
2 courses / 6 credits
(from 2 different departments)

One introductory Arts & Humanities course plus one course focused on a society other than the U.S.

NOTE: 1 non-US Social Science or Arts and Humanities course must be focused on Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East. These courses are in bold italics

Art majors:

  • Art Studio: ART 2020 or ART 2030, plus one additional Arts and Humanities course
  • Art History and Art Education: ART 2020 and ART 2030, plus one additional Arts and Humanities course from a different department

Classical and Medieval Studies majors: ART 2020, plus one additional Arts and Humanities course

History majors: HIST 1510, HIST 1520, plus one course from the Non-US course list

Philosophy majors: PHIL 2020, plus one course from the Non-US course list

Religious Studies majors: REL 1010, plus one additional course from the Non-US course list

Social Studies majors:

  • HIST 1010 (or HIST 101H) or HIST 1020 (or HIST 102H),
  • HIST 1510 (or HIST 151H) and HIST 1520 (or HIST 152H),
  • HIST 2080 or HIST 1700, plus one additional Arts and Humanities course from a different department

All other majors should choose from the following:

Introductory courses:
ANTH 1030
ART 1010
DANC 1100
ENG 2310, 2320, 2410, 2420, 2430, 2710, 2730
HIST 1510, 151H, 1520, 152H, 1610
HUM 1010, 1020, 1030
JMC 1310
MUS 1020, 1030, 2520, 2530
PHIL 1000, 1010, 101H, 1020, 2020, 2031, 2040, 2050
REL 2020
THEA 1010, 1100
UST 1120
WST 2030

Non-US courses:
ART 1040, 2020, 2030
ENG 2700, 2720
FREN 2420
GER 2420
HIST 1010, 101H, 1020, 102H, 1700, 2040, 2051, 2060, 2080
ITAL 2420
MUS 1010, 1050, 2500, 2510
PHIL 208H, 2010
REL 1010, 2010, 2030, 2040, 2050
RUSS 2420
SPAN 2420, 2430
THEA 2210, 2220

Social Science
2 courses / 6 credits
(from 2 different departments)

One introductory Social Science course plus one course focused on a society other than the U.S.

NOTE: 1 non-US Social Science or Arts and Humanities course must be focused on Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East. These courses are in bold italics

Anthropology majors: ANTH 1010 or ANTH 1020, plus one course from the Non-US list

Communication and Communication Management majors: SPCH 1000, plus one course from the Non-US list

Criminology majors: SOC 1010, plus one course from the Non-US list

Economics majors: ECON 2610 and ECON 2620, plus one course from the Non-US list

International Relations majors: ECON 2610 , plus one course from the Non-US list

Music Therapy majors: PSY 1010 (or PSY 101H) , SOC 1010 and SPCH 1000, plus one course from the Non-US list

Political Science majors: POL 1010, plus one course from the Non-US list

Social Science majors: ECON 2610, PSY 1010 (or PSY 101H) and SOC 1010, plus one course from the Non-US list

Social Studies majors:
ANTH 1010 or ANTH 1020
ECON 2610, ECON 2620, POL 1010, SOC 1010, SOC 2070, plus one course from the Non-US list

Social Work majors: SOC 1010, SOC 2051 (or SOC 2070), POL 1010 and PSY 1010 (or PSY 101H), HS 1300 plus one course from the Non-US list

Sociology majors: SOC 1010, SOC 2070, and SOC 2150, plus one course from the Non-US list

All other majors should choose from the following:

Introductory courses:
ANTH 1010, 1020
ECN 1210, 1220, 2610, 2620
GEOG 1000, 1510
HS 1300
JMC 1011
POL 1010, 2030, 2070, 2100
PSY 1010, 101H, 1050, 2010, 2060, 2100,
SSCI 1030, 1040
SOC 1010, 1020, 2010, 2051, 2070, 2100, 2110, 2150, 2160, 2210, 2510
SPCH 1000, 2160
UST 1010, 1020, 2070
WST 2010

Non-US courses:
ANTH 2010
GEOG 1010, 1050
POL 2060

Natural Science
2 courses / 7 credits (must include at least 1 lab credit)

Courses with lab credit are starred(*)

Social Work majors choose 2 courses from the following: BIO 1040/L or BIO 1050/L or BIO 1060/L or BIO 1100 (includes 2hr lab) or BIO 1500 (includes 2hr lab) or BIO 1510 (includes 2hr lab)

All other majors choose from the following:

BIO 1040/L*, 1050/L*, 1060/L*, 1100*, 1500*, 1510*, 2010*, 2050*, 2150, 2331*, 2341*
CHEM 1010*, 1020*, 1300/L*, 130H*, 1310/L*, 131H*
ESCI 1310/L*, 1410/L*, 141H, 1610/L*, 2300
PSCI 1010/L*, 1020/L*, 1030/L*
PHYS 1050, 1210*, 1220*, 2310*, 2320*

Social Diversity
2 courses / 6 credits

Must be comprised of:
  • 1 African-American course
  • 1 US Diversity course
Students transferring in more than 60 hours are only required to take 1 course

History and Social Studies majors: HIST 2150 or HIST 2160

Women's Studies majors: WST 1510

All other majors choose from the following:

African-American Experience Courses:
ENG 2510, 2520
HIST 2070, 2150, 2160
JMC 1610
MUS 1040
REL 2060
SOC 2310, 2550
UST 2020

US Diversity courses:
ASL 1100
EDUC 2050
HIST 2660
SOC 2410
WST 200H, 1510, 1520

Writing Across the Curriculum/
Speaking Across the Curriculum

Minimum of 3 courses

Students transferring 60 - 89 hours: one course waived
Students transferring 90 + hours: two courses waived
One WAC/SPAC course must be in the student's major

No transfer courses count toward this requirement - all WAC courses must be completed at CSU

Foreign Language

  1. Students who graduated from high school in 1987 or later are required to complete one of the following:
    • Two years of a single foreign language in high school
    • An introductory level sequence of a single foreign language (generally, two semesters of 100-level study)
    • Two American Sign Language courses and one approved foreign culture course
  2. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) must complete one of the following in addition to the requirements detailed in 1 above:
    • An additional one year of a single foreign language in high school (i.e. 3 years total)
    • Two semesters of 100-level study in a language different than that completed in high school
    • Two semesters of 200-level intermediate study of language completed in high school
    • Two approved foreign culture courses (BMus students only)
  3. CLASS students who graduated from high school before 1987 are required to complete one of the following:
    • An introductory level sequence of a single foreign language (generally, two semesters of 100-level study)
    • Two approved foreign culture courses
All students (especially those in CLASS) are strongly encouraged to discuss this requirement with an academic advisor.

Program Specific Requirements

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CSU Courses Tri-C Course Equivalents
Bachelor of Social Work Program
BIO 102 w/1-hour lab
BIO 106 w/1-hour lab
(Biology pre-requisites)
BIO 1040 (w/104L); or
BIO 1050 (w/105L); or
BIO 1060 (w/106L); or
BIO 1100 (includes 2-hour lab); or
BIO 1500 (includes 2-hour lab); or
BIO 1510 (includes 2-hour lab)
PSC 111 American Government POL 1010 American National Government
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology PSY 1010 General Psychology; or
PSY 101H Honors General Psychology
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology SOC 1010 Introductory Sociology; or
SOC 101H Honors Introductory Sociology
SWK 200 Introduction to Social Work HS 1300 Introduction to Social Work
SWK 201 Contemporary Social Welfare SOC 2051 Introduction to Social Welfare

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