Cleveland State University

Lorain County Community College Transfer Guide

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Effective Fall 2008

General Education at Cleveland State University

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

ENGL 161 (C or better)
ENGL 162 (C or better)

Mathematics/QL
2 courses / 6 credits

MTHM 121, 122, 150, 151, 152, 162, 168, 171, 172, 175, 178, 181, 182

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 majors:
Art Studio- ARTS 243 plus one additional Arts and Humanities course
Art History and Art Education- ARTS 243 and ARTS 244

English majors: ENGL251, ENGL 257 and ENGL 259, plus one course from the non-US list

History majors: HSTR 161 and HSTR 162, plus one course from the non-US list

Philosophy majors: PHLY 151 plus one course from the non-US list

Religious Studies majors: RELG 181 plus one additional Arts and Humanities course

Social Studies majors: HSTR 161, HSTR 162 and HSTR 151 or  HSTR 152

Introductory Courses:
ARTS 254
CMMC 163
ENGL 251, 252, 254, 255, 257, 259
HSTR 161, 162, 171, 252
HUMS 151, 190, 263, 274, 281
MUSC 251, 252, 261
PHLY 151, 165, 171, 174, 271, 281
RELG 251, 261, 281
SPNH 254
THTR 151, 185

Non-US Courses:
ARTS 243, 244, 245
ENGL 253
HSTR 151, 152, 261, 262, 268, 269
HUMS 261, 262, 271
MUSC 262
PHLY 161
RELG 181
SPNH 271, 272

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: CMMC 165 plus one course from the non-US list

Criminology majors: SOC 151 plus one course from the non-US list

Economics majors: ECNM 151 and ECNM 152, plus one course from the non-US list

International Relations majors: ECNM 151 plus one course from the non-US list

Political Science majors: PLSC 151, 156 plus one course from the non-US list

Social Science majors: SOC 151, PSYH 151, ECNM 151, plus one course from the non-US list

Social Studies majors: ECNM 151, ECNM 152, PLSC 156, PLSC 157, plus one course from the non-US list

Sociology majors: SOC 151 plus one course from the non-US list

Social Work majors: SOC 151, PSYH 151, PLSC 156, plus one course from the non-US list

Introductory Courses:
CMMC 165
ECNM 151, 152
GPHY 152
PLSC 151, 155, 156, 157
PSYH 151, 253, 254, 255, 259
SOWK 251
SOCY 151, 161, 256, 265
URBS 151, 151G, 161, 161G

Non-US Courses:
GPHY 151, 151G

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

Courses with lab credit are starred(*)

Social Work majors: BIOG 152 plus one additional course

ASTY 151*
BIOG 115, 121*, 122*, 145, 151*, 152*, 157, 159*, 161*, 162*, 163*, 195*, 268,
CHMY 155, 161*, 162*, 171*, 172*
PSSC 153*, 155*, 156*, 161*
PHYC 151*, 152*, 251*, 252*

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 Courses:
ENGL 266
HSTR 265, HSTR 267
SOCY 276
URBS 152, 152G, 162, 162G

US Diversity Courses:
HMSR 131
HSTR 177, 292
WMST 210

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.

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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