Cleveland State University

Lakeland Community College Transfer Guide

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Effective Fall 2008

General Education at Cleveland State University

Major Recommended Courses

Students planning to transfer to Cleveland State Fall 2014 or later should utilize this transfer guide. If you used a previous version of the guide, you are encouraged to contact the faculty advisor for your major to discuss any recent curriculum changes.

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 Lakeland Community College (LCC), you may choose to take these GenEd08 courses at LCC or at CSU. Please contact a LCC 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 GenEd08 Category Lakeland Community College Equivalents
Writing/Composition
2 courses / 6 credits

ENGL 1110 OR ENGL 1111 and
ENGL 1120 OR ENGL 1121 (C or better in each course)

Mathematics/QL
2 courses / 6 credits

MATH 1101, 1201, 1550, 1600, 1650, 1700, 1890, 2250, 2350, 2450, 2500, 2600

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: One 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 Education, Art History, Art Studio majors: ARTS 2220, ARTS 2230 & ARTS 2240, plus one course from a different department

History majors: HIST 2100, HIST 2200, plus one course from a different department on the Non-US list

Social Studies majors: HIST 1100 OR HIST 1200, HIST 2100 & HIST 2200

Philosophy majors: PHIL 2700, plus one course from a different department on the Non-US list

Introductory courses:
ARTS 1120, 2240, 2245
ENGL 1140, 2210, 2215, 2220, 2230, 2235, 2245, 2250, 2260, 2261, 2263, 2296
HIST 2100, 2200
HUMX 1100, 1200, 1300
MUSC 1200, 1215, 1800, 2250
PHIL 1300, 1500, 2600, 2800
PHOT 1000

Non-US Courses:
ARTS 2220, 2230
CMPA 1000
HIST 1100, 1200, 1600, 2500, 2750
PHIL 2000, 2700

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: One 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

Communication and Communication Management majors: SPCH 1100, SPCH 1150, plus one course from a different department on the Non-US list

Criminology majors: SOCY 1150, plus one course from a different department on the Non-US list

Economics majors: ECON 2500, ECON 2600, plus one course from a different department on the Non-US list

International Relations majors: ECON 2500, ECON 2600, plus one course from a different department on the Non-US list

Political Science majors: POLS 1300, plus one course from a different department from the Non-US list

Social Science majors: SOCY 1150, PSYC 1500, plus one course from the Non-US list

Social Studies majors: ECON 2500 and ECON 2600, POLS 1300, plus one course from the Non-US list

Sociology majors: SOCY 1150, plus one course from a different department from the Non-US List

Social Work majors: SOCY 1150, PSYC 1500 and POLS 1300, plus one course from the Non-US list

Introductory courses:
ANTH 1160
ECON 1150, 2500, 2600, 2700, 2930
GEOG 1500, 1800, 2000, 2500
JRNL 1000
LING 1500
POLS 1300, 2200, 2300, 2500
PSYC 1500, 2400, 2500, 2600
SOCY 1150, 1180, 1190, 2270
SPCH 1100, 1150, 2100
URST 2000

Non-US courses:
GEOG 1600

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

Courses with lab credit are starred(*)

BIOL 1010, 1020, 1030, 1140, 1150*, 1160*, 1170*, 1180*, 1200*, 1510*, 1520*, 2210*, 2220*
CHEM 1050*, 1100*, 1150*, 1500*, 1600*
GEOL 1100*, 1200*
GEOG 1550*
PHYS 1100*, 1200*, 1500, 1550, 1610*, 1620*, 2100*, 2410*, 2420*
PSCI 1100*, 1300*, 1400*, 1500*

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

African-American Experience course:
SOCY 2000
URST 2100

US Diversity:
ASLI 1500, 1600, 1700
ENGL 2248, 2275
HIST 2450
HMSV 1215
IDST 1200
POLS 2400

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.

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CSU Course Lakeland Equivalencies
Area of Common Experience Requirement
MUS 231 Harmony & Form I and
MUS 241 Musicianship I
MUSC 1600 Theory
MUS 232 Harmony & Form II and
MUS 242 Musicianship II
MUSC 1700 Theory II
MUS 381 Jazz Theory & Improvisation I MUSC 1850 Jazz Improvisation
MUS 411 Music History I MUSC 2200 Music History I
MUS 233 Harmony & Form III and
MUS 243 Musicianship III
MUSC 2400 Theory III
MUS 234 Harmony & Form IV and
MUS 244 Musicianship IV
MUSC 2500 Theory IV
Other courses applicable to major
MUA 102 Keyboard Skills I and
MUA 103 Keyboard Skills II
MUSC 1050 Group Piano and
MUSC 1100 Group Piano II
MUA 121 Voice MUSC 1251 Applied Music-Voice*
MUA 111 Piano/Harpsichord MUSC 1252 Applied Music-Piano*
MUA 111 Piano/Harpsichord MUSC 1253 Applied Music-Popular Jazz Piano*
MUA 131 Organ MUSC 1254 Applied Music-Organ*
MUA 151 Woodwinds MUSC 1255 Applied Music-Flute*
MUA 151 Woodwinds MUSC 1256 Applied Music-Oboe*
MUA 151 Woodwinds MUSC 1257 Applied Music-Clarinet or Saxophone*
MUA 151 Woodwinds MUSC 1258 Applied Music-Bassoon*
MUA 161 Brass MUSC 1259 Applied Music-French Horn*
MUA 161 Brass MUSC 1260 Applied Music- Trumpet*
MUA 161 Brass MUSC 1261 Applied Music- Trombone*
MUA 161 Brass MUSC 1262 Applied Music-Tuba*
MUA 171 Percussion MUSC 1263 Applied Music-Percussion*
MUA 141 Strings/Classical Guitar/Electric Guitar MUSC 1264 Applied Musc-Violin*
MUA 141 Strings/Classical Guitar/Electric Guitar MUSC 1265 Applied Music-Viola*
MUA 141 Strings/Classical Guitar/Electric Guitar MUSC 1266 Applied Music-Cello*
MUA 141 Strings/Classical Guitar/Electric Guitar MUSC 1267 Applied Music-String Bass*
MUA 141 Strings/Classical Guitar/Electric Guitar MUSC 1268 Applied Music-Guitar*
MUA 181 Harp MUSC 1269 Applied Music-Harp*
MUS 122 Materials of Music MUSC 1500 Fundamentals

This information is provided solely for the convenience of the reader, and the University expressly disclaims any liability which may otherwise be incurred. This publication is neither a contract nor an offer to make a contract. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, the University reserves the right to make changes at any time with respect to course offerings, degree requirements, services provided, or any other subject addressed herein.

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